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Dan Stormont
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2014 was a great year for films!
I have been blessed to write about movies that highlight diverse cultures creating an understanding that we are all more alike than different. Lately, I’ve felt an urgent need since the media has been so aggressive in fosteri...
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I didn't need 10 reasons, but here you go!
 
Only 10 good reasons!
1) Drinking beer regularly makes you live longer.
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I am heading towards immortality!  
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I saw your screen was a little dirty so I thought I might send someone to help.

You're welcome.
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The power of art...
Since my post, "5 Flights Up," I have been asking myself, "Can artists really make a difference in our world today?"   I have been blessed to write about movies that highlight diverse cultures creating understanding that w...
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Here are some photos from the Tucson I/O 2015 Extended event, which wrapped up yesterday with a hackathon after four days of events. It was a great time! Many thanks to Google and GDG NA for all the support!
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Now playing at the newly renovated Screening Room in downtown Tucson!
I have some resistance to watching movies on Alzheimers since witnessing my friend Grace lose herself to the disease. I can only imagine how heart wrenching it was for her husband of sixty years to watch helplessly as the wom...
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The same thing I wonder every April 15!
 
Tax season is over, both for the US and for Sweden. I filed taxes in both countries.
US tax return: took me 6 hours, paid $114.98 for software to help me.
Swedish tax return: took me 2 minutes, filed it for free using my smartphone.

How come Swedish taxes are so much easier? They send you a pre-filled form with all your data. If you agree, you simply say Yes and you're done. If you don't agree, you cross out the pre-filled number and enter the correct number.
Could this be done in the US as well? Yes, employers and banks already send your income data to the IRS. And 90,000 Californians use simplified filing every year for their state tax returns, proving it can be done. Both Reagan and Obama have pushed for simplified federal tax returns, but both have been defeated by lobbyists paid by Intuit and H&R Block, the two largest US tax preparation companies.

http://www.propublica.org/article/how-the-maker-of-turbotax-fought-free-simple-tax-filing
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+Elijah Bee If you are wanting to understand Polymer, you probably don't want to invest too much effort into this example. While it is a great SPA example, it was built with Polymer 0.5.5. Polymer 1.0 - the current version - is not backwards compatible with 0.5.5. Better to check out some of Rob's newest videos on the Polycast YouTube channel and the documentation at https://www.polymer-project.org/1.0/.
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Does make me wonder how many +Ingress​ related injuries there are out there! ;)
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Not happened to me yet but there have been some near misses.
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Another great movie focused on Indian culture and food. Not quite as good as one of my favorite movies this year, The Lunchbox, but this was an enjoyable bit of escapist fantasy with beautiful settings, amazing food, and a touching but poignant message about love and cultural understanding. It's available to rent in the Play Store right now!
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A fun road trip in Southern Arizona yesterday!
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Experimenting with WeVideo today. Not an award-winning video or anything, but I'm pleased with the results for how simple it is to use and how well it works on a #Chromebook.
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Education
  • Utah State University
    Electrical Engineer, 1998 - 2006
  • University Of New Mexico
    MS in Electrical Engineering, 1995 - 1998
  • Air Force Institute Of Technology
    Computer Engineering, 1992 - 1995
  • University Of Arizona
    BS in Computer Engineering, 1989 - 1991
  • Community College Of The Air Force
    AAS in Electronic Engineering Technology, 1980 - 1991
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Serial humanitarian hacker!
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Tech lead for The Pineapple Project. I may not make much money at it, but it's great to be able to follow my passions!
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Two talented daughters. Not much I've done to be proud of - trying to change that now!
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Computer engineer
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  • The Pineapple Project
    Tech Lead, 2011 - present
  • Perceptive Pixel
    Professional Services Solutions Architect, 2006 - 2011
  • Juniper Networks
    DX/WX PTAC, 2005 - 2006
  • Space Dynamics Laboratory
    Graduate Research Fellow, 2002 - 2005
  • US Air Force
    Avionics Technician/Computer Engineer/AF ROTC, 1980 - 2002
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Mountain View, CA - Los Angeles, CA - Biloxi, MS - Ramstein, Germany - Las Vegas, NV - Abilene, TX - Dayton, OH - Albuquerque, NM - Brigham City, UT
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Spectacular! A pleasant surprise. Food, drink, service, and music were all outstanding.
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Great staff, great food. We arrived late on a weeknight, but never felt rushed or unappreciated. We chose a range of appetizers, entrees, drinks, and desserts and everything was just outstanding. Definitely going to Kimchi Time again!
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It's a Motel 6. It's clean, reasonable, and lets you bring your pets with you, but it's not going to compare to a high-end hotel. The staff is also very helpful and friendly. And it's next to A Mountain and the Santa Cruz River Trail and close to downtown...makes for some nice walks.
Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Very Good
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This Motel 6 was just renovated and, while I can't say that I really like the new look (it actually seems to have less space than the old layout), the rooms are all fresh. The manager lives on the property, so he keeps things under control and responds quickly when there is a problem.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Excellent
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I just moved into town, so I needed some basic furniture while waiting on my household goods. I was able to pick up a very nice futon and a small desk for a little bit more than I would expect from a thrift store, but still a reasonable price for the quality of the items...and it was for a good cause. The staff was very friendly and helpful, including helping me load the stuff into the truck.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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