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UX Designer, Front-End Web Developer
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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
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  • System76
    UI/UX Programming Sorcerer, 2014 - present
    Front-end web development of the System76 website. User experience and interaction design. User testing. Distributed development/version control (git, bzr). Issue tracking and triaging.
  • 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
  • Visual Logic Group
    User Experience Intern, 2013 - 2014
    Icon design, front-end web development, print design, whiteboarding, user testing.
  • 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.
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User Experience. Open Source. Geek.
Introduction
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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elementary Council Member, married to a beautiful woman!
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There's a special sale of the Lemur laptop with +Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) until June 1st, 2015. Drop everything and go get one. Thanks +System76!
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Nice feature about Geary, and sceenshotted on +elementary​ OS, no less!
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Well, you'll have to edit the file "/home/simon/.local/share/geary/YOUR_EMAIL_ACCOUNT/geary.ini", you'll find two parameters "sent_mail_folder" and "drafts_folder" ;-)
The feature is there, but the UI isn't.
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Whoopsie doodle! The Verge just reviewed the Google+ Photos app which has been around for a year rather then the rebranded and updated Google Photos app which replaces it.
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+The Verge​ WOW. Nilay has really turned things around. It is all about Apple now isn't it? 
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Two of the bigger announcements at #io15  were really just revisions of existing things. I like to see Google refining its strategy, but it's also weird that they're pretending the predecessors never existed.

Android Pay is Google Wallet through and through. But instead, Google looks like they're following Apple by coming out with a new payment platform. Wallet already had a huge presence (being available for every Android device and working with any tap-to-pay register). It already offered developers a way to let me pay inside an app (Uber and Jackthreads have done this for a while). Android Pay is an updated/revised version, but they never once admitted it. Weird.

Google Photos is Google+ Photos with an updated app. It's the exact same machine learning and powerful search that's been around for a few years, just rebranded. I appreciate the decoupling from Google+ for those who think Google+ is a dirty word (when it's really just a unified Google account), but it was weird to not hear anything about Google+ Photos being a thing before Google Photos.
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It's all about branding. "New" things drum up more interest than "Updated" things, especially when the thing being updated had either an unhealthy stigma attached (G+), or very little brand recognition to begin with (Google Wallet).

I happen to already be a user of both services, so for me the re-branding kinda got lost in disinterest, but it will get the tech press talking about it again and that's almost always a good thing for product adoption.
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Last week, I bought an old, used Lenovo Ideapad Y for really cheap. I was told that the screen was broken, (which is why it was so cheap). It also came without a hard drive, though that was not a problem since I happened to have a spare 60GB SSD lying around.

I had Ubuntu 13.04 installed on the drive already and after popping in the drive everything booted perfectly. The screen appears to work just fine (though I have noticed the occasional flicker). All in all, I think it was a good deal! I'm planning on using this laptop as an "extra" for the monthly Coder Dojo I co-organize. Not all kids coming to Coder Dojo have their own computers so occasionally we have to lend them our personal computers to use. Now I can enable 1 more kid to participate by providing them with this laptop!

As a side note, another successful, problem free install of +elementary OS!
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This is an important step forward for Android. Respecting users’ privacy over developers’ convenience is important. I don’t want my information leaking to every app I install, and forcing a prompt like iOS seems to be a fair tradeoff.
 
Remember App Ops?
Remember App Ops? Back in Jelly Bean 4.3, the feature could be accessed by resourceful users to switch on or off permissions for individual apps. By KitKat... by Liam Spradlin in Android OS, Exclusives, Google, News, Rumors
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Ha finally. What users of custom roms have been enjoying for years already...
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$400 bounty on Midori!
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The Lemur sale ends June 1st! Enjoy $50 off all weekend long! 

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I wrote a thing for +System76! We've simplified our product naming and have defined three product classes. :)
In the past six months, System76 has launched three completely new products and refreshed two. If you’ve been paying close attention you’ll have noticed a new naming convention. The new products we...
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Almost all the photos I've seen have blurry/fuzzy outer edges (some are on the page you've posted: Meerkat & Lemur, the desktop inside the Sable, and the buttons on the Ratel Pro & Wild Dog Pro for example). It could be the Retina, in which case it'd be a matter of using higher-res images. 
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+Linus Bobcat​ well, I'm just out of the loop. :-(
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"A Leopard Extreme on crack and turned up to 12." - +Si Cam

I think that's an apt description of the Silverback WS. It's a new class for +System76: WS for workstation. It's the type of computer that scientists are actively using to simulate complex scenarios I can hardly wrap my brain around like protein folding, particle colliding, aeronautics/aerodynamics, etc.

It's so insane that I considered literally having its comparison specs at system76.com/desktops go off the charts, but we didn't want it to look broken. ;)
 
Get your science on! Our new Silverback WS desktop sports an Intel XEON processor, up to 128 GB of ECC memory, up to 50 TB of storage, and nVidia Quadro and Tesla GPUs. Check it out at goo.gl/jq1WXk
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+Daniel Kerkow no kidding, didn't think about that....
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Next up: Moto 720 and Moto One shortly afterwards.
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Sunrise Calendar – Android-alkalmazások a Google Playen
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Sunrise is a free calendar made for Google Calendar, Exchange and iCloud! With an amazing design, Sunrise is a new experience that will make

Steven Universe - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Check out a special behind the scenes look at Steven Universe.

Firefox para Android - Aplicaciones Android en Google Play
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Nosotros hacemos Firefox. Tú hazlo tuyo. Conoce nuestro navegador Android más personalizable hasta la fecha. Rápido, inteligente y seguro, e

Progressive - Android Apps on Google Play
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Insurance that's quick and easy to buy and use—anytime, anywhere. That's exactly what you get with the Progressive App.You can use the Progr

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Movies & TV on Google Play
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For the first time ever on digital, discover the conflict between good and evil in the electrifying Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strike

Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith - Movies & TV on Google Play
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For the first time ever on digital, discover the true power of the dark side in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Years after th

Star Wars: The Digital Movie Collection - Movies & TV on Google Play
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Experience the heroic action and unforgettable adventures of Star Wars, the most iconic film series ever made – now available for the first

Ringtone Maker & Music Cutter - Android Apps on Google Play
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Ringtone Maker & Music Cutter is a free and beatiful application to create ringtones, alarms, and notifications from MP3, WAV,AAC/MP4, 3GPP/

ZCal: Zimbra Calendar Sync
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ZCal is a Zimbra calendar sync client for Android. Due to its implementation as sync adapter it integrates seamlessly with the default Calen

Big Hero 6
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With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Big Hero 6 is an action-packed comedy adventure that intro

Telegram
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Telegram é um aplicativo de mensagens focado em velocidade e segurança. É super rápido, simples, seguro e gratuito. O Telegram sincroniza au

elementary OS Freya Beta 2 available For Download [Screenshots]
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Six months after the first beta, elementary OS Freya beta 2 was released yesterday. Based on Ubuntu ...

Slack
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All your team communication in one place, instantly searchable, available wherever you go. That's Slack.* Real time messaging, file sharing,

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Elementary Website Goes Open-Source
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The new version of the elementary website is being built entirely in open-source technologies and will be privacy conscious from the start.

Guardians of the Galaxy
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From Marvel, the studio that brought you Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy—in a

Star Wars Rebels
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The Galactic Empire continues to grow, having seized control of Outer Rim planet Lothal. While innocent citizens struggle against Imperial o

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Cute little upstairs coffee house! Their mochas taste great, they have a variety of drinks and pastries, and the view out from the patio is fantastic.
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