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I so want this game.
We played #WatchDogs, and it's not just Grand Theft Auto with hacking on top
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Oh, we all do.
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Awesome that it merges SMS and Hangouts messages, not awesome that it makes Hangouts oddly green.
Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget

Today we’re launching the newest version of Hangouts for Android, rolling out to the Play store ( over the next few days. Highlights include:

- Merged conversations: SMS and Hangout conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation. You can control whether you want to send a message via Hangouts or SMS with the flip of a switch, and different message types will be easy to tell apart in the conversation. Of course, you can always merge and unmerge conversations if you’d like.

- Simplified contact list: now there’s two main sections in contacts — People you Hangout With, and Phone Contacts — making it simpler to navigate, and easier to use for SMS.

- Homescreen widget: add the Hangouts widget to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.

- Performance improvements: today’s update includes better quality video calls, as well as improved SMS and MMS reliability.

The new version will be available in the Play store ( this week, so download or update and let us know what you think!

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>Sharing your SMS with big bro Google.
Yeah. No.
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I've started playing on Steam more, partially due to going to LUG LAN parties, and partially due to recently getting a +System76 Galago UltraPro. :)

If you're on Steam and want to add me, I'm cassidyjames there. I play a lot of indie games, but I also play Portal 2 and TF2. And probably some other games I can't think of at the moment. :P
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what you say what person never makes a steam account i made mine since the orange box first came out with the half-life 2 and portal lol ;D
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Interesting. Does this mean they should have played ball with Android, or that they know something else is coming and that they will be a partner there?
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One of the first mainstream brands to make wearable fitness electronics is getting out of the game. Nike confirmed to CNET this afternoon that the company is laying off people in its hardware...
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An Android Wear app?
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Holy. Crap. This is my cousin and he's awesome.

+Miles Wickham, you freaking rock. You should seriously look into recording songs and selling them through +Google Play or something. 😛
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Sometimes I think up random apps or utilities I wish existed. Here's a list of some of those I've been thinking about lately. :)
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The easy/secure remote thing has been on the overall Linux to do list for a long time. VNC variants just don't cut it. Every existing solution has at least one (usually more) major downside. Audio and secure connection are imperative. x2go might make the most sense for a starting point.
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So this happened at work today.
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“I think a lot of people wake up and they have an amazing idea. When you know how to code, you can actually go and make that a reality.”

This is so true. This is why I love knowing how to code. This is why I love seeing +Katie Kecso learning how to code. This is why I think you should encourage your kids—no matter their gender—to learn how to code.
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+Cassidy James thanks! You guys got me wanting to learn vala from your last hangouts meeting.
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Doo eet
And here's where you go vote for +elementary OS 😉

For whatever reason we're not on the list, so write in!
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UX design, documentation, writing, tech support, being a friendly person, HTML5, CSS3, FTP, distributed development (bzr, git, svn), bug reporting/triaging, social media, UI sketching
  • Visual Logic Group
    User Experience Intern, 2013 - present
    Icon design, front-end web development, print design, whiteboarding, user testing
  • elementary LLC.
    Owner, UX Designer
    User experience design, bug triaging, user testing, bitesize bug fixing in Vala, social media, developer communications, online chat- and email-based user support, high-level decision making, bookkeeping, corporate communications, press releases, developer documentation, end-user documentation
  • Blaedesign
    Consultant, 2005 - 2014
    • Soldering and preparing audio connections. • Researching, selecting, installing, and configuring PC A/V hardware and software. • Training clients on PC A/V hardware and software. • Assisting in the installation of audio and video presentation equipment.
  • University of Northern Iowa ITS Network Services
    Network Engineer Assistant, 2012 - 2013
    • Upgrade switch firmware & configuration. • Utilize Cacti Monitoring Service. • Perform Wireless Site Surveys. • Configure Enterasys Switches. • Provision and configure wireless APs. • Handle RMA procedures. • Utilize NetSight Console for network management. • Utilize RingMaster for AP management. • Create and manage wireless heatmaps with Ekahau. • Track tasks and progress in a ticketing system.
  • Waukee YMCA
    Day Camp Counselor, 2012 - 2012
    • Assist in preparation and delivery of positive activities. • Assist in the development of an activity schedule. • Perform routine checks on equipment and program area to ensure safety. • Demonstrate and enforce the policies and procedures for the day camp site. • Know all emergency procedures and be able to demonstrate them. • Educate participants on emergency procedures and policies. • Encourage participation in all activities. • Establish positive relationships with program participants and families.
  • LCS
    Technical Support Analyst, 2011 - 2012
    • Provide support to internal staff and external clients via help desk. • Assist staff/clients with password resets. • Assist staff/clients with software installation, configuration, etc. • Write and maintain documentation through Sharepoint. • Communicate technical concepts to facilitate understanding. • Rapidly learn and master varied systems and programs. • Track tasks and progress in a ticketing system.
  • Webspec Design, LLC.
    Web Developer, 2008 - 2011
    • Slice web designs into dynamic HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP. • Utilize PHP for low- to medium-complexity backend systems. • Create and work with MySQL databases. • Be familiar with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. • Utilize JavaScript and jQuery for enhancing web sites. • Know and love HTML5 and CSS3 for cutting-edge web development. • Use FTP and Linux servers. • Communicate with and train clients in person and over-the-phone. • Write easy-to-understand documentation for clients.
User Experience. Open Source. Geek.
I'm Cassidy James, an open source collaborator, UX designer, tinkerer, tech support guy, and all-around geek.

I'm currently the community manager, the lead writer, a UX designer, and a council member of elementary.

Things I'm a fan of:
  • elementary OS
  • Android
  • Google
  • Open Source
  • Design
  • Typography
  • LEGO
  • Star Wars
  • PlayStation
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Kind of disappointing. Their coffee itself isn't too bad, but the red-headed barista always seems super pissy or annoyed. And she makes repeat dumb mistakes like giving me a hot mocha when I order an iced one, not putting in a flavor, or just generally messing up the order.
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We got take-out and were thoroughly amused and delighted by the lady who took our order over the phone and met us when we came in. The food was made extremely fast; we ordered, left the UNI campus, and our food was ready when we got there. And boy, the sesame chicken was delicious. We also ordered veggie spring rolls which were pretty good and veggie lo mein which was mediocre (and a bit salty). We'll definitely be going back and trying the buffet; it all looked super fresh (still steaming!) and yummy.
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I went here looking for a pair of glasses. Nobody paid any attention to us when we came in and it was unclear if we were supposed to just browse, take a seat (half a dozen others were seated), or flag someone down. Once we did get someone's attention, they acted like we should have known to browse and that we were in their mental waiting list. The frames selection was decent. Everything seemed to be priced in the $40-65 range which is pretty cheap. Everything felt about that cheap as well. Once I found the pair I liked, I had to flag someone down again and wait longer. Finally, they took me to the little desk where they go over lenses. They were fairly nice and honest about the different choices and I didn't feel like I was getting up sold. I chose one of the cheaper options (since I typically wear contacts) and they went off to prepare the lenses, which were ready later that day. I came back and got the glasses that evening. A week or so later, I noticed the hinge was a bit loose on the glasses. Another few weeks later I noticed the outer covering of the glasses was bubbling up and peeling off. Ever since, the problem has gotten worse and worse. I was going to take the glasses back, but my dog recently got ahold of them and nixed that idea. However, I'm not going to be bringing my business back to them; I'm opting for Warby Parker instead.
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