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Having a long conversation with +Dave Bennett on the Twitters and being reminded how much the Twitters really suck for long conversations.
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+Random Geek Bwahaha! Pithy ta da max.
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Oh good. I hope Google+ sticks around, but the total integration has been nothing but a headache for me as a user.
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Yeah, how dare a company want to make money from their time investments. /snark

I don't see them trying to monetize Google+ in the traditional sense (ads). It's much more valuable to them as a communication method with their hardcore fanbase/customers. Any extra stuff people get out of it at this point through their "interest-based communities" is icing on the cake.
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Oops Google Analytics was including draft pages. There I fixed it.
Use site.show_drafts in templates if the local and live versions of your Jekyll site need to be different.
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It helps understand how Paul Graham sounds these days when Giles Bowkett dramatically interprets Graham's words. 

Gotta say: the coke nose was a nice touch.
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I'm going to bookmark this. Thanks, +Chris Adams!
 
FALLACY REF is the best collection of memed logical fallacies in the history of memed logical fallacy collections.

I did some quick Google sleuthing and could not find the original source, but [EDIT] I have been told it is the creation of Glen Welch, to whom my sincerest thanks. (His originals can be found on Facebook, but please, be kind and don't break the internet if you visit his page!)

Now go. Share. Fill the internet with logic awareness. Future generations will thank you.

H/t to +Jane Skau​ for bringing this wonderfulness to my attention!

#logicalfallacies   #meme  
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This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing :). Sent it to myself as a reference... 
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I was more than a minute in before I realized it wasn't just a compilation of hammy silence. There's a flow. There's a rhythm. There's a cheesy, hamfisted beauty to the whole thing. I may have to reexamine the work of both Cages.
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This is awesome! Nothing from my favorite movie which gave me my first celebrity crush though...Valley Girl
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I keep playing this again and again because the cat's suffering amuses me.
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Same
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This touches on pretty much every issue I have with police tactics these days. The first lesson taught to me about guns was "only aim at what you intend to kill," which is why I chose to never use a firearm. I respect others' rights to make that decision, but I didn't want the burden. And here's a bunch of guys waving guns around like a big dick at a frat party.

And I've known enough military and former military that "militarization" is an insulting term to describe the transformation of domestic police. The only thing military is the equipment. Everything else? Big dicks at frat parties.

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The military changed its overly aggressive tactics. It’s time for law enforcement to do the same.
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Management would've just identified it for what it was! No excitement. No, "Me! Me! Me!" People are so damned stupid these days that I've come to believe we could easily lose 90% of the population and barely notice.
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Blogged about using Jekyll collections to put a handful of knitting projects on my site. My brain hurts.
Jekyll currently generates the HTML for my site. I am curious about theexperimental collections feature, and whether it could be useful for me.
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Getting back into the practice of blogging. First with short crappy posts, and then I'll work my way up to longer crappy posts. Then - maybe - less crappy.

This one is about the remote-edit package for one way to edit files in virtual machines using Atom.
I am Brian Wisti. This is my site. Mostly whatever geeky impulses or brain tangents I feel compelled to type and share.
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Hey wasn't there a setting to not show "What's Hot and Recommended" in my main stream? Because this here is some nonsense I'm not interested in seeing.

Also - why did I just see a post from the Beekeeping community? I'm sure beekeeping is great, but I don't have anything to do with it and I'm not in that community.

Jesus, G+. What the heck have you been drinking while I was on Twitter?
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How many places have the rainbow flag flying at the state house?  Because A.  I have not seen people say the Confederate flag could not be flown on private land, and B, it has been Republicans pushing to remove flags/statues, not democrats (we are just cool going along with it)
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Unexpected layover in Phoenix on the way home to Seattle. I had been wanting to visit Phoenix. My preference would have been to plan it out - maybe see if +Mark Richards wanted to hang out or something.

Still - weather's nice and I got to get a little walking in. Now for a bite to eat. 
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Wow! Two cases of "you can't get there, from here!" 😃
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  • North Seattle Community College
    2012
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Random Geek, Brian Wisti
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Brian Wisti, A Random Geek
Introduction
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.
  • an occasional photo
  • 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.


Bragging rights
Was on cleanup duty once because somebody got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
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Web Geek
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Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Knitting, Making Lists in Small Boxes
Employment
  • Infinity Interactive
    Programmer, 2014 - present
  • Smart Technologies
    Web Geek, 2014 - 2014
  • McKesson
    Perl Geek, 2010 - 2014
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Seattle WA USA
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Seattle WA USA - Olympia WA USA - Bremerton WA USA - Mountain Home ID USA - Reno NV USA - Superior WI USA - Ukiah CA USA
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.
Appeal: Very GoodService: ExcellentQuality: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
Public - 4 years ago
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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.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Okay, it's small and cramped, but the staff is very friendly and the pastries are delicious.
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reviewed 4 years ago
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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