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Currently writing Ruby code to import my Mac iTunes ratings into Kodi on Windows. All is right in the world.
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It's fun! The biggest surprise is that none of the Ruby libs are giving me trouble. Kind of a novel experience when on Windows.
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I made myself some more socks.
My Twin Rib Socks. Finished Jan 30, 2016 Craft ← All The Hugo Themes My Twin Rib Socks. Took me a couple months, mainly because I started a pair for my mom while in the middle of making this pair. This is from Charlene Schurch's book Sensational Knitted Socks. Nearly every sock I make is, ...
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+Tim Heaney very similar! Slightly different ribbing choice and that's about it ^_^
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Oh yeah. Calgary snapshot from that quick minute in 2014 when I worked with +Matt Mastracci!
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I grew up with many different kinds of black cats. All of them gorgeous, most of them not particularly bright. They were my cats, after all.
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happy birthday!

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I fully endorse this approach to New Year's resolutions. I have apparently resolved to watch Netflix and knit.
Check out this Wondermark comic!
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It would seem I've resolved to read more fanfic. 
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Suddenly recalled a childhood chat with a friend. We were about seven years old.

Friend: "My Dad says 'Better Dead Than Red'."
Me: "That's dumb. You can stop being red. You don't stop being dead."
Friend: "Oh yeah."

And this tells you pretty much anything you need to know about me and politics, ethics, whatever.
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I'd rather be dead than wet my bed.
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So anyways. Hey G+. What's new? Haven't been around much lately, yeah. Sorry about that.
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That would be good, yes.
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It's time to play the song, friends.

http://www.abevigoda.com/abe_vigodas_dead.mp3
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Is a Bevi God a Dead. Yup. Makes sense.
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Spent my birthday at Salish Lodge next to Snoqualmie Falls. Yes, it was kind of awesome.
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That's fantastic, I love it
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Excuse me yes I would like to exchange my brain. The one I was issued seems to be faulty.

No, I don't have a receipt. It was a gift.

You can't? This is the only one I get?

I see. Well do you think that department could help me? Thank you.

Hello complaints department?
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Today's nostalgia music.
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Sounds like an interesting read. I expect at least technical excellence from Scott McCloud. It seems the story and character development are good as well.
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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 - 2 years ago
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
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 - 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 - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 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 - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 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 5 years ago