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Well isn't that interesting.
Highest-paid CEOs generate lowest shareholder returns
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D&D grognards are to OSR as I am to oWoD

Humble Bundle of Vampire: The Masquerade PDFs. I got mine. You might want to get yours.
Pay what you want for Vampire: The Masquerade RPG books and support charity!
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Something to keep in mind when planning your next smartphone purchase, or when asked for advice by a friend.

So to recap: there's no promise of monthly security updates for the Moto Z or Moto G4.
Motorola says it is "more efficient" to bundle security updates into fewer releases.
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I love my Moto X as well, but I think it will be time to get something else.
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Holy crap this could be fun. I loved the Rifts setting but not the rules. Ran a GURPS Rifts story for a little bit, and one World of Darkness storyline went way off the rails and ended up closing with many Rifts bits.

This would probably be better than that. Because it's on purpose.
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Here it is, folks. One of the most challenging – and one of the most rewarding – projects I’ve ever tackled. In many ways, this product cranks Savage Worlds up to 11. I greatly look forward to hearing and reading what you all think. A MEGAVERSE® GONE MAD!…
Here it is, folks. One of the most challenging – and one of the most rewarding – projects I’ve ever tackled. In many ways, this product cranks Savage Worlds up to 11. I greatly lo…
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Fascinating investigation into details of DNC hack (and ensuing sock puppetry to awkwardly deny said investigation)

via SwiftOnSecurity on Twitter
Why the recent hack of the Democratic National Committee is a game-changer.
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+Sophia Seleman Wuts cool???😔😔
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Assorted things I saw walking around in west seattle over the last couple weeks
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+VM Brasseur wrote up a great summary of the OpenWest tech conference, the largest conference I ever attended despite the fact that I never heard of it before this year.

...Think about that for a moment: OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech communities. This, plus the inaugural DevOps Days Boise happening in October, belie the arrogant notion that the best and the brightest technologists and innovators in the USA are on the coasts. The Mountain region in the US obviously has a lot to offer the free and open source world.
OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech communities.
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❝hey if you are building a IoT thing for a living thing maybe you should build in an offline mode dumbass❞

[edit] weeeird G+ didn't like my \N{HEAVY DOUBLE COMMA QUOTATION MARK ORNAMENT}
[edit edit] but only if it was the last character in post. weeeeeird.
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I do not yet have sufficient hardware to play it, but oh I want to. Has a strong Wayne Barlow vibe to me.
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I would watch this.
 
FOUND IT

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I've seen two separate web comics start with this premise but they have both fizzled out. 
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that would translate to more than 20 percent of the office inventory in Seattle today.

Good for Amazon, I guess. I kinda miss Seattle of 20-30 years ago though - when fewer of the people working in it were tech, and more of the people living in it were from the Pacific Northwest.
Amazon's Seattle presence totaled about 640,000 square feet when John Schoettler, director of global real estate and facilities, started with the company i
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(Plus I have the tech background to take the bros down a notch :-P )
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The Infinity Interactive folks who attended OpenWest last week got a homework assignment: summarize your conference experience. I used my block to highlight my favorite talks. 
A recap of Infinity Interactive's attendance of OpenWest2016
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I'm an unhip hipster geek.

My G+ stream is a bit eclectic: 

  • links to open source programming items (Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, and more)
  • occasional sciencey science stuff
  • random posts that interest me from Google+, Twitter, Plurk, or whatever
  • links to some band that I've been replaying nonstop.
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  • navel-gazing - thoughts that amuse me but have nothing to do with anything.
  • My latest adventure installing one OS or another.
  • My continuing adventures in yarncraft (generally knitting, but you never know)
Awesome and accurate descriptions from people who know me best.:

David Bleecher - You're like the Dread Pirate Roberts of OS installation. You had a good day today, X11, I'll probably Fedora you tomorrow. :)

Eric von Foerster  -  Brian, the technological try-sexual, he'll try anything. 

VM BrasseurNo judgment intended with this question...

Is there any tech tool with which you DON'T want to play, +Brian Wisti?

You may be one of the most technologically gregarious/curious people I know. :-)


As I try to make myself more generally useful at work, you may occasionally see notes and links for proprietary tech in my stream.

Try not to panic.

Also - I don't want to unnerve you, but I attend church and believe after a fashion in God. It's not the cranky guy with a beard and a throne, but I call it God. It's one of the little lies I allow myself, along with "deep down people are basically good. Basically. Deep, deep down." I know that both beliefs make some people uncomfortable.


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Was on cleanup duty once because somebody got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
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Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Knitting, Making Lists in Small Boxes
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  • Infinity Interactive
    Programmer, 2014 - present
  • Smart Technologies
    Web Geek, 2014 - 2014
  • McKesson
    Perl Geek, 2010 - 2014
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iPhone 4 screen cracked due to an unexpected combination of gravity and a sharp rock. They fixed. Cheaper than upgrading. Great service and friendly staff. I would recommend JCD to anyone who would rather repair than upgrade. [edit] Six months later I went back to fix the back glass on a different phone. Twenty bucks and five minutes later I was out with everything all better. This just reinforces my high opinion from the first visit.
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Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
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My favorite coffee haunt. The brothers that run it are awesome and remember your name with shocking ease. Plenty of room to stretch out and outlets for your laptop. Food? Great goods baked on site, but not where you go for a meal.
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Sometimes the Geniuses in attendance here are nice and attentive, other times they are rude and dismissive. It's unpredictable. But they have the Apple stuff you need.
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If you're a lover of vegetarian food - and patient - come here. The food is great. They have a good rotation if fresh soups and desserts accompanying a solid veggie diner menu. It's not fast food, so don't come here in a rush. Non-vegetarians should go for the burrito. There's enough cheese to appease the meat craving for a bit.
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Okay, it's small and cramped, but the staff is very friendly and the pastries are delicious.
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It's crowded and hectic nearly every time I'm in, but the food is good and the staff is nice. The best deli comfort food I've ever had in Seattle. Breakfast is best. I highly recommend going in and finding out what their weekly pancake special is. It's usually something fun like chocolate chip, pumpkin, gingerbread, or some other seemingly random flavor. When we get breakfast at Roxy's we always end up going for the weekly special.
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