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Anybody here using Atom for daily development? What do you like best about it? I want to like it but keep drifting back to Vim.
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yah this is a good book. High level, easily digestible, and gives you a nice base for further learning. Go buy it if you can. Read it. Learn stuff.
 
Much kudos to +Random Geek for bringing this book to my attention! I am going to put this on my purchase list. This is totally relevant and as a self-taught geek and engineering type chap who does software for a living. This is directly applicable and pertinent to me as a individual. Doubly so since I have a phone-screen today and there may end up being discussion regarding said topics covered therein.
Don’t have a CS Degree? Neither do I. That’s Why I wrote this book. For the longest time I would remain silent when discussions with my peers would veer toward theoretical topics like P vs. NP, Lambda Calculus or bubble sort vs. merge sort. Big-O notation? I… uhh… I decided to change all of this a year ago. I sat down and looked up all of the topics that a typical CS degree covers and then I dove in. Half way through, I decided to write a book ab...
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Some stuff I drew recently. 
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Flowers after rain, in google vision
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Very Cool!!
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These designs require very less time and are usually simple and sweet ones that add a hint of colour to the hands but do not clutter the hands or give an over-decked look.
Check here simple and easy mehandi design for hands that includes top Arabic, Indian henna designs and Pakistani mehndi arts for body, arms and legs.
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Consider a daily doodle challenge if you aren't already. This guy did one hundred days of doodles. I think you can do a full year. You don't have to do a full year. One hundred days is fine. You'll learn things.

https://medium.com/personal-growth/10-things-i-learned-by-doodling-for-100-days-straight-a802753c5a25#.383vrj153
I recently finished a 100 day doodle challenge. How did it go?
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Regular sketching was the best thing I did last year. I think it'd be a fine healthy habit!
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There's a phone poll you can call in and vote from Paul Ryan to gauge support for the ACA (Obamacare) and H.R. 3762 (which reverses the health care mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood).

* (608) 752-4050
* You can press 1 and listen to the sales pitch for HR 3762, but there was nothing of substance in it when I listened. You're then asked to leave a voicemail opinion. If you do that, please keep it civil and to the point.
* Press 2 to do the one-question poll.
* Press 1 to support ACA, or 2 to support its repeal.

I think we need healthcare, not insurance. But in the US we have insurance. Improving that is better than removing it, especially since many of my issues with ACA were put in place to appease Republican representatives. Defunding Planned Parenthood removes a healthcare option for many people: screenings, immunizations, and checkups go away. I prefer ACA in its current state to what's proposed in HR 3762.

Link goes to a longer sales pitch for HR 3762.

http://paulryan.house.gov/issues/issue/?IssueID=9978
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Let's hope that's a good sign. 
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Oh I made a blog post of the "if I don't write this down somewhere I'll forget it again" variety.
TL;DR: Cinnamon screenshot and recording shortcuts are in Settings -> Hardware -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> System.
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Attention to anyone who understands this next statement:

<3 Trench is alive on Twitter for the moment.

https://twitter.com/trench/status/816696831937806343
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+Roberto Bayardo he took an internet break for about a year. 2016 was his fault.
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That one worked out well. Using it as my phone background now.
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Sure I'm interested in the Pixel and the Daydream View. A bit disappointed by the single bottom speaker. Do I want a Pixel more than an iPhone 7? I don't know. My Nexus 6P is good for a bit longer. By the time I save up enough for a new phone there'll be something even shinier.
Pixel and Pixel XL bring the power of Google to your fingertips. Pixel brings you the Google Assistant and provides a clean, bloat-free experience with no unwanted apps.
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+Wilhelm Fitzpatrick job well done!
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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.
Education
  • North Seattle Community College
    2012
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Random Geek, Brian Wisti
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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 - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 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 - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 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 - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 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 - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
Okay, it's small and cramped, but the staff is very friendly and the pastries are delicious.
Public - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 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.
Public - 6 years ago
reviewed 6 years ago