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To me the word dismal is not being applied correctly in this Moto E review. My 1MHz, 64kB RAM, 16 color 320x200 video C64 was dismal. Hmm. Actually, it ran Zork pretty nicely.

"... it still only has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of internal storage and a dismally low-res 540×960-pixel screen"

For being dismal, it is still a $120 phone! And unlocked! And without bloatware!! Moto G is a better deal though.
Somehow, the new and improved unlocked Moto E is still $120, with an LTE version available for $150.
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Nice write up on John Goodenough, a name I did not know until now. He's responsible for the battery as you know it that's powering your mobile device.

h/t +Emanuele Ziglioli 
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What is the threshold at which pair programming becomes of value to an organization?

+Jeff Dickey gives some advice on how to pair program.
I don’t think engineers are very good at pairing. I know I wasn’t, and it was a big reason why I took my previous job at…
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I did a lot of pair programming at a former employer in the 90s. It was totally organic, a colleague and I just liked working that and we were allowed the freedom to do so. I loved it. Absolutely loved it. Typically, I shoulder surfed and he drove. My advice is to find someone you hit it off with and find a system that works for you both. Don't feel like you have to each take equal turns.
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pugilist
[pyoo-j uh -list]  noun
1. a new word that Sting just taught me.
2. a person who fights with the fists; a boxer, usually a professional.

Listen to Sting perform his composition, The Night The Pugilist Learned How to Dance at the WSJ cafe last year. He forgot a few of his lyrics in one spot, but "something, something" always works as a substitute. ;-)
The WSJ Cafe has played host to a starry lineup of guests, including "Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin, ballerina Misty Copeland, and rocker Sting. Watch video highlights from the best WSJ Cafe interviews and performances of 2014.
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New Law Would Require More Than 100 Large Companies to Have at Least 30% Women
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Interesting...
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When to travel for Thanksgiving...
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Making homemade hummus and heart shaped pitas for Valentine's day. :-)
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New Year's Resolution #fail  

Q: I have three gym memberships but I'm still not ripped, why?
A: It generally takes 4 or 5 gym memberships to become ripped.  You're just one short. All gyms are not created equal, and the three gyms you belong to may not have the correct equipment (juice bars, plenty of mirrors, things like that) for getting ripped. [...]
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What?! :)
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So, I just read Twilio's updated Terms of Service, and was glad to find this section. Well done, +twilio .  I accept. :-)

9.10  _Fun._ Customer understands and acknowledges that developing voice applications should be fun and easy, and by using the Twilio Service, Customer agrees to let its imagination run wild.
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Wild indeed! I've built a business atop Twilio! So thanks for that too +twilio​
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Over-indulgent kitty.  ;-)
(created by our ten year old...)
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Last week, Facebook shared (via the Open Compute Project) some details about the architecture of their new data center. They said their internal machine-to-machine traffic is doubling at intervals of less than a year, and this new architecture should help alleviate some of their pain.

Here's Facebook's blog post on the topic:
The more than 1.35 billion people who use Facebook on an ongoing basis rely on a seamless, “always on” site performance. On the back end, we have many advanced sub-systems and infrastructures in place that make such a real-time experience possible, and our scalable, high-performance network is one of them.
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From a tax climate perspective, Indiana is a pretty good place for your business. Of course, choosing a state for your home base is still playing defense, since federal taxes eat your lunch first. But compared to other states, we're doing pretty well.

Upcoming tax changes should push Indiana up another rung next year:

_ Due to legislation passed this year, the Indiana corporate income tax is scheduled to be reduced from 7 percent to 4.9 percent by 2021. These reductions will continue to improve Indiana’s score on corporate income tax. Additionally, Indiana is in the process of phasing in moderate cuts to its individual income tax rate. The rate will fall from 3.4 percent to 3.3 percent in tax year 2015, and 3.23 percent in 2017. Once fully phased in, these changes are expected to improve Indiana’s overall rank to 7th._
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  • SendTree
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • Gentomi, Inc.
    Founder, 2008 - present
  • Pynco, Inc.
  • Purdue University
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I am very passionate about creating software. It's what I love doing most.
Introduction

In 2008, I set out on my own, founding Gentomi, Inc. I am currently engaged in bootstrapping the business SendTree, which is a cloud based communication tool that can send instant messages via telephone, text, email, and social networks, all with a single "send" button. In this effort I've become adept with AppEngine, Twilio API, GWT, AngularJS, and leveraging some newer HTML5/CSS3 features.

Prior to setting out on my own, I spent 13 years creating software at Purdue University. In 1995 I was surprised to find Purdue as my employer. I had made connections with the Computing Center years earlier as an undergraduate. I was later recruited to come back to Purdue and work on some cool software projects, and I couldn't resist.

Before I left, my position at Purdue was in the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing, where they provide computing support for academic research. I was the principal software developer for the Purdue Vulcan project through its first release. This project is of significant importance in order for good policies and decisions to be made concerning climate change. This project determined the high-resolution whereabouts of carbon emissions within the United States, a great improvement over prior known resolutions. I was responsible for the design and implementation of the software that aggregated all the data into its high resolution form. [Here's a fancy YouTube video driven by the resulting data.] This particular project involved large amounts of data, and required distributed computing on a cluster in order to create the final information in its aggregated form.

Before working for the Rosen Center, I worked for 7 years in Purdue's Instructional Computing Division, a group responsible for the 70+ labs and 2000+ machines located around campus for student use. During this period, I gained responsibility for managing a group of 9 software developers. I was responsible for: 1) delivering software projects, 2) providing technical guidance and mentoring, 3) interviewing and hiring, and 4) assignment of salary, wages, and bonuses. This group developed the web infrastructure, databases, and applications used to drive the operations of the labs. [This was an excellent, very talented group to work with.]

Prior to employment at Purdue, I worked as an engineer at Pynco, Inc. from 1992 to 1995. I redesigned a mechanically driven aircraft altimeter (CPU 66) into a complete solid-state, microcontroller driven altimeter. I designed and constructed the new enclosure, computing circuitry, and software. This new altimeter required real-time software techniques, and a handcrafted operating system. [Yes, I wrote a custom operating system for the 68332 microcontroller...]

Also while at Pynco during those years, I helped develop a small CNC station to automate machining of tiny glass parts. This later evolved into the use of large standard CNC equipment, which I programmed to machine the same glass parts. This manufacturing process was significant in Pynco’s early success, and remains as the basis for their primary business today. In 2008, I began serving on the Board at Pynco. This followed the untimely death of my father, Jim Seib, who founded Pynco in 1987.

I graduated from Purdue University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. I still enjoy creating a circuit once in a while. I designed and built my own circuit to help remotely monitor and reboot some hardware located in Detroit, MI.

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I had the taramosalata as an appetizer, and it was simply outstanding. I don't think it is on their menu. Don't miss trying this one. For dinner I ordered the Chef's plate, to sample many of their dishes. This plate has a *lot* of food, so plan to take some home. Everything was very good. I felt the standout on that plate was the Moussaka. The other standout was the side of green beans! They were fantastic. We didn't have room for dessert, but some of the coffee desserts sounded great. I noticed two other things on their menu: 1) a kids menu 2) a lot of gluten free choices. The staff were friendly, helpful, and on top of things. Just great all around. Can't wait to go again.
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Hours of operation would be helpful on this page. I called the 800 number (on 7/27/2012) to ask, and this location is open until 8pm. Also, if you are shipping something, bring a government issued ID.
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I had a prawn jalfrezi dish that had phenomenal flavors, including whole cardamom and cinnamon.
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