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"What Is Mid-Century Modern, and Why Do We Love It So Much?" http://freshome.com/mid-century-modern/ #life #feedly 
What is it about mid-century modern design that keeps us coming back for more? We'll tell you why — and how to work the style into your interiors.
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"Casa Chontay in Peru Unveiling Two Nature-Encircled Volumes" http://freshome.com/casa-chontay-perp-unveiling-two-nature-encircled-volumes/ #life #feedly 
Located within a beautiful rural plot south-east of Lima, Peru, Casa Chontay by Marina Vella Arquitectos is an example of modern sustainable building.
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"An Easy Way to Create a Freelance Contract for Your Projects" http://sixrevisions.com/resources/easy-freelance-contract/ #design #feedly 
Bonsai had a Stanford-educated lawyer write a contract template that's easy to understand, and have decided to share it for free.
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"Contemporary House in England Combines Stone and Glass" http://freshome.com/contemporary-house-england/ #life #feedly 
Nairn Road, a contemporary house on a quiet residential street in Poole, England, combines stone, glass and aluminum for a modern look and feel.
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"Lessons Learned from an Unsuccessful Kickstarter" http://sixrevisions.com/business/unsuccessful-kickstarter/ #design #feedly 
Kickstarter tips and advice based on a campaign that was not successfully funded.
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"Lively Residence in California Opening Up to Zen Garden: La Jolla Home" http://freshome.com/playful-residence-opening-up-to-zen-garden-la-jolla-home/ #life #feedly 
Jackson Design and Remodeling completed La Jolla Home, a colorful residence spiced up with interesting details in California.
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A phone slams into an acoustic coupler on the desk. Screeching beeping sounds. Two people sitting side-by-side in front of a computer. One is a socially awkward nerd. The other is cooler, but dumbe...
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Creating software people love
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C#, LINQ, JavaScript, Java, Groovy, PHP
Employment
  • CenturyLink
    Technical Director Software, 2014 - 2016
    Creating the cloud.
  • Attack Pattern
    CTO, 2012 - 2014
    Creating amazing Windows 8 applications.
  • Netflix
    Senior Software Engineer, 2011 - 2012
    Developing the Windows 8 player and maintaining Silverlight desktop and Windows Phone players.
  • Microsoft
    Senior Software Enginer, 2007 - 2011
    Security lead and senior developer for xbox.com.Developer on LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework and Code First teams.
  • Ricoh
    Software Engineering Manager, 2006 - 2007
  • Contract 5
    Lead Software Engineer, 2000 - 2005
  • Envy Technologies LLC
    Consulting developer & typographer, 2016 - present
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Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Monument Valley
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Developer, typographer, gamer, geek.
Introduction
Guy from Guernsey creating lots of C# goodies on the west coast.
Bragging rights
CSharpAnalytics, ElasticLINQ
Education
  • Open University
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2005
    1st with honors.
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Super Scratch Programming Adventure! - guide to kids' programming language
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Scratch, an excellent and free drag-and-drop programming language for kids developed at MIT, has a new web-based interface. My 10-year-old d

Flat UI and Forms
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Though some decry flat user interfaces as pure fashion, or as the obvious response to skeuomorphic trends, many designers have embraced the

Midvale Courtyard House by Bruns Architecture » CONTEMPORIST
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Balancing the introverted nature of a courtyard with the bold personality of an extrovert all while managing matters of privacy, this renova

River House by McClellan Architects » CONTEMPORIST
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Architecture · Design · Art · Travel · River House by McClellan Architects. Posted by Erin on October 4th, 2013. McClellan Architects have d

RestSharp 104.2.0 Released
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Phil Haack attempts to infuse technology and software development with humor and a pragmatic eye... Attempts.

Schneier on Security: Our Newfound Fear of Risk
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QL • September 3, 2013 7:37 AM. "As we have advanced technologically as a society, we have reduced many of the risks that have been with us

How Ico came to cast a colossal shadow over game design
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Art: Cellar-FCP Chris Kohler on Ico, the cult video game that's "inspiring everything." Almost 12 years after its quiet debut on Sony’s th

NSA reveals that it illegally gathered thousands of phone records, to th...
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As the Snowden leaks about NSA surveillance continue to trickle out, it's easy to miss the fact that the NSA is now releasing hundreds of pa

Practical Typography
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Matthew Butterick offers Practical Typography, a splendid introduction to practical typography. If you enjoy it, he suggests buying one of h

"This Is How We Built It" Case Studies | Smashing Magazine
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In today’s collection of useful case studies, we’ve featured studies that have recounted decisions made about particular design elements, as

Simple Responsive Images With CSS Background Images | Smashing Mobile
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This article describes how to deliver responsive images with CSS background images.

A handy guide to choosing safer sunscreens, and 9 surprising things abou...
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Sunscreen can help prevent sunburns that are a major risk factor for skin cancer, when used correctly. But not all sunscreens are created eq

Water Frenzy-Driven Residential Project in Odessa by Drozdov & Partners
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One of the main feature of Water Patio House designed by Drozdov & Partners in Odessa, Ukraine is its strong connection with the surrounding

Minimalist Zen-Like Barn With External Cladding in Ottawa, Canada
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Designed by the Canadian architects, Christopher Simmonds, the Zen Barn is a contemporary house in Ottawa, Canada. The volumetric house, spr

Modern Cabin Overlooking The Coeur D’Alene Lake in North Idaho
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A home with a view is more than just a home. Call it inspirational, relaxing or simply beautiful, but when a home is blessed with beautiful

Tale Of A Top-10 App, Part 1: Idea And Design | Smashing Mobile
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In this first piece of a two-part article, Jeremy Olson provides a detailed insight into the idea and design of Languages, an offline transl

A Challenging Project For The Architects: House Zochental in Aalen, Germany
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House Zochental is a home designed by Liebel Architekten BDA on a steep slope of land, in Aalen, Germany. Due to the rough site, the project

Blending With The Landscape: The Waiatarua House in New Zealand
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When you feel like the hectic schedule is putting pressure on you, just breathe. Take a break, stop the routine and enjoy the little things

Ultimate Free Icon Set: 1000 Free Icons - Six Revisions
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Ultimate Free Icon Set: 1000 Free Icons. Jun 30 2013 by Freepik.com | No Comments · Ultimate Free Icon Set: 1000 Free Icons. This design res

Turning 425sqft of Manhattan into a tardisoid bigger-on-the-inside home
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Architects Specht Harpman converted a 425sqft Manhattan micro-apartment into an amazing, multi-tiered living space by building up into the a

Moved nearby recently and thought I'd give this place a try. Place was almost closing time so very quiet but the staff were prompt and efficient. We ordered a couple of drinks and a Chicken Tikka Masala with naan. The naan bread was fresh, hot and a combination of soft and crispy. Loved it. The rice was pretty good and the masala was very tasty. Wrapped it up with a mango and a sweet lassi. Also great. We will be back.
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