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The Dark Knight is easily defeated after all.
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Oh nice. This takes care of the problem I had installing +openSUSE packages via "1 Click Install" links from Chrome. It does use an external script to set up the extension initially - which you download, examine, and run yourself. The script I saw was fairly harmless. Good stuff.
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I'm starting to think I made that third cup of coffee a bit stronger than I strictly needed.
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The Internet of Stupid Things

+Matthew Hughes presents that most glorious of Internet creatures: a list of things to make fun of, along with excellent snark to get you started.
There are a lot of incredible smart home devices out there that are worthy of your time and money. Some of the examples that spring immediately to mind include the Nest thermostat, which will save you energy and money by ensuring you only heat your house when needed. Then there's the Philips Hue Lights, which…
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now, if they could combine some of these, like the egg minder and smart fridge, it's one of many products that could save energy opening and closing your fridge to check for "stuff".

the fridge is a huge energy suck, no one wants to keep ours organized enough to own a glass front one, so smart synced items, trays, bar code readers, date info camera tech etc. built in, we could save a lot over time on checking and checking and checking senselessly. 
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Heard because of a friend request on Facebook. Found this in their stream. I like it. Friend request accepted.
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I keep thinking that my phone is vibrating.
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One thing is for sure. Bogart likes the couch.
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He's so sleepy that he's sitting up with his eyes closed, lol. 
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Greenlake Park, as seen by Auto Awesome.
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no additional awesomeness need be added there
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The fantastic folks of Cluj.pm <http://www.cluj.pm/>, the Perl Counts of Transylvania, sent me awesome stickers. There's the Count, of course. So adorable! And bow before the Stupendous Silhouette of Larry Wall.

I have a few extra (3 Larrys and 5 Counts). Great excuse to hang out if you're near Seattle and want a sticker.
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I just volunteered to help with the +Open Source Initiative during Linux Fest Northwest in Bellingham WA on April 25-26. Mostly booth stuff, but I'll pretty much do whatever they ask within the bounds of law and the Code of Conduct. I'll be in Bellingham the whole weekend. Obviously my laptop and current knitting project come with me.
After painstakingly reviewing 150+ awesome presentations, we've choosen and scheduled the top 80! We'll be releasing more program information in the next few weeks including the robotics lab, exhibitor map, game den and much much more! You can also add sessions to your own custom schedule, ...
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Got a new laptop - a 9lb ASUS 17" ROG - for work and weight training. Works great, and is compatible with my monitor. At some point this weekend I'll install +openSUSE​ Tumbleweed.
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noice! looking forward to hearing how openSUSE works on that!
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I am alternately laughing, cringing, and occasionally dry heaving a tiny bit.

"It's Satan's arm. It's a long story."

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"What does the forensic team say?"
"That's not the forensic team. That's just Tom and Ole. They put on white suits today. They thought it looked more professional."
"Nice."

And there are no words for the bit where the Nazi zombie siphons fuel into a tank using intestine.
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+Robert Konigsberg ... on Netflix while sitting on the couch.

Probably not in the optimal mental state either. I was sober.
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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
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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.
  • 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
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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.
Public - 4 years ago
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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.
Public - 4 years ago
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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reviewed 4 years ago