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Christopher Parker
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Attended Northern Essex Community College
Lives in Malden, MA
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This brilliant article outlines exactly what is wrong with police forces across the United States. Every police chief in the country should read and then re-read this article. Adopting its contents will save lives.
The military changed its overly aggressive tactics. It’s time for law enforcement to do the same.
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To all the whiners and the busybodies complaining about a minimum wage adjustment... This is for you.
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"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere." -Carl Sagan
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I wonder where all of the redneck rampage over this issue wound up... If anyone finds it, could you please turn it in to Lost-and-Found?
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New life goal: Buy a +Tesla Motors​​ Model S with cash, out-of-pocket, up-front, no financing.
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"The most astounding fact [about the universe] is the knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on earth, the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core, under extreme temperatures and pressures.

These stars, the high mass ones among them, went unstable in their later years. They collapsed and then exploded, scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy--guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems--stars with orbiting planets--and those planets now have ingredients for life itself.

So, when I look up at the night sky... And I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up... Many people feel small, because they’re small and the universe is big, but I feel big! Because my atoms came from those stars...

There is a level of connectivity; that’s really what you want in life. You want to feel connected. You want to feel relevant. You want to feel like you're a participant in the goings-on of activities and events around you. That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive."

-Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Bottoms up!
 
A space cloud made of alcohol...

Source: http://bit.ly/18FpKHa
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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -George Bernard Shaw
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I think that's what they call a false positive but this is such a great line in so many ways
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What gives, +Amazon.com​?! Fix your stuff.
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Tonight’s comic wants to complain for a minute:

http://www.dieselsweeties.com/archive/3861
your favorite pixel comics
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Beat the heat and stay cool while you sleep! This graphic has some helpful tips to do just that:

Check it out below, or head here to read more: http://lifehacker.com/this-graphic-shows-you-how-to-stay-cool-while-you-sleep-1718246417
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Discovery of the unending vastness and beauty of the universe's creations is my spirituality. And Love is my religion. 93!
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Education
  • Northern Essex Community College
    Computer Science, 2003 - 2006
  • Bunker Hill Community College
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2003
  • Malden High School
    1997 - 2001
    Grades 9 - 12
  • Malden Middle School
    1995 - 1997
    Grades 7, 8
  • Belmont Elementary School
    1994 - 1995
    Grade 6
  • Lincoln Elementary School
    1989 - 1994
    Grades 1 - 5
  • A Drewicz Elementary School
    1988 - 1989
    Kindergarten
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Friends, Networking
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Married
Other names
Chris, Parker, Bob, Spidey
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Dash
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I <3 JavaScript
Introduction
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¡CUIDADO! Don't take me seriously. Except for when I'm serious.

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Personal Interests
  • Somewhat of a Google "fanboy" since The Year Two Thousand.
  • Good without god(s); agnostic atheist, with appreciations for:
    • The philosophy of Yeshua ben Yosef, of Nazareth (without the Yahweh/Jehovah part)
    • Daoism
    • Thelema
    • Norse mythology
    • Greek mythology
    • Buddhism
    • Anton LaVey is my homeboy \m/
  • Politics: Libertarian. Anarchist. Socialist. Voluntaryist. Egalitarian.
    • The philosophy of Yeshua ben Yosef, of Nazareth (without the Yahweh/Jehovah part)
    • My Test Results:
    • Like Stephen Colbert, I don't see skin color. I also don't see hair color, eye color, nationality, race, heritage, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual preference, handicap, disability, weight, height, or any other purely circumstantial aspect of an individual. I just see people; namely, their personalities and their decisions.
      • Everyone deserves a chance. Discrimination of any form is not allowed in my stream. If I see it, I'll block it. (This includes <circumstantial characteristic>-only events, fundraisers, charities, etc.! One demographic is no more deserving than any other.)
  • Science-based interests include (and I would like to have PhDs in)...
    • Astrophysics
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Neuropsychiatry
    • Computer science
  • Organizations I support (financially as well as philosophically)
    • Free Software Foundation
    • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    • Wikimedia Foundation
    • Free State Project
    • American Civil Liberties Union
    • Freedom From Religion Foundation
    • Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science
    • Center for Inquiry
    • James Randi Educational Foundation
    • NORML

Professional Interests
  • Target Career Venues (aka "Dream Jobs") in pseudo-random order:
    • Google
    • Bocoup
    • GitHub
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • VALVe
    • Harmonix
    • Bethesda
    • Square Enix
    • Myself

Bio from Facebook (to be assimilated)

I have over ten years of experience in various Web development roles using a myriad of Web-based technologies, ranging from client side technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to server side technologies such as Perl, PHP, Python, and Java. I'm also fully capable as a DBA, having amateur and professional experience with RDBMSes such as Oracle 9i/11g, IBM DB2, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. I've also served in several IT roles as system administrator and network architect, both in professional and amateur environments. I work well on both small and large teams, and I have experience with multiple types of development process management, such as the more traditional "waterfall" approach as well as newer agile methods, such as XP and Scrum.

Proud father and husband. JavaScript junkie (for hire). Free software advocate. All around cool guy.

Need to get something off your chest or confide in someone? I'm your man.

I'm a bit of a hodgepodge. I don't adhere to any one specific teaching or school of thought. In the past, I've used labels to help define who I am. Now, I'm just me. Accept me or not, I change for myself and myself alone.

Other bios of mine:


PSN Online ID: cparker15
Xbox Live Gamertag: cparker15
Wii Number: 6773 0121 7596 5883
Bragging rights
Married, Two kids, Three cats, A house, Two cars, A crapton of debt. Ordained minister in two separate churches.
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer; Web Developer; IT Specialist; Geek of All Trades
Skills
JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, C++, Java, XML, XSLT, VB.NET, C#, Dust, SASS, Bash shell, sed, awk, grep, regular expressions, SEO, Microformats, oEmbed, RSS, Atom, SVN, Git, Git-flow, Semver, GNU/Linux, copyleft, FLOSS
Employment
  • Fidelity Investments
    Sr. JavaScript Web Developer, 2013 - present
  • Parker Innovations
    Founder, 2006 - present
  • American Student Assistance
    Sr. Web Developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Iron Mountain Incorporated
    UI Developer, 2011 - 2012
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Programmer, 2009 - 2010
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Web Developer, 2009 - 2009
  • Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    Sr. Business Analyst, Web Developer, 2006 - 2009
  • Dr. Dan's Integrative Pet Hospital
    IT Director, Web Developer, 2006 - 2007
  • BancTec
    Level 1 PC Technician, 2006 - 2006
  • Northern Essex Community College
    Peer Tutor, 2005 - 2006
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Software Engineer, 2004 - 2005
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2004
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Technical Writer, 2003 - 2003
  • L-3 Communications (Security & Detection Systems)
    Technician, 2002 - 2003
  • Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
    Web Developer, 2001 - 2002
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Coder, 2000 - 2000
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Web Business Project Manager, 2000 - 2000
  • Massachusetts Department of Education
    Assistant Web Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • Employment Resources, Inc.
    Employee, 1999 - 1999
  • Imaging Technologies
    Printer Technician, 1998 - 1998
  • Youth Tech Entrepreneurs
    Web Business Co-founder, 2000 - 2000
Places
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Currently
Malden, MA
Previously
Haverhill, MA - Everett, MA - Lynn, MA - Revere, MA - Quincy, MA
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Bring Pushbullet Notifications Back to Chrome
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Allows the Pushbullet browser extension to show phone notifications, even if the desktop app is also installed.

From Google+ Notifications to Google Notifications
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Google's navigation bar has a bell icon that shows the number of unread Google+ notifications and lets you read them. Google has recently re

Fotos – Apps para Android no Google Play
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The Satanic Temple Reproductive Rights Campaign | Indiegogo
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Please assist our efforts to challenge arbitrary, insulting abortion regulations. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundrais

Why Satanists Love Bitcoin
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We interviewed the Satanic Temple's cryptocurrency consultant in Detroit.

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Watch Mark Ruffalo answer the sexist questions ScarJo deals with all the...
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The Narrow Gate
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"'As to ourselves, celestial spirits, sublime demons, we have destroyed Ialdabaoth, our Tyrant, if in ourselves we have destroyed Ignorance

Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I actually love this place's food and atmosphere... But they have a persistent rodent infestation problem, so I don't eat here anymore. I really wish they'd clean the place up, because I'd love to go back.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The one time I actually called the place due to a delivery that was running late, I could barely understand the person on the phone. However, considering I order food from here via Foodler multiple times per month, and this has only happened once, I consider this occurrence to be a fluke. I've never had any negative experiences with the quality of the food from Lucky Star. The crab rangoons are second to none.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Every time I get food from Cosi, I'm left wondering why. The food costs twice as much as it should, if not more, and the bread is unbelievably hard and tough, making my teeth ache by the time I'm done. Is their bread just always stale when I get it?! I wouldn't feed their bread to my family, at any rate... if the bread in my pantry felt like the bread at Cosi, I'd throw it out and go buy something fresh! Now I have a tooth ache and I feel poor. Thanks, Cosi!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago