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Darcy Casselman
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My tips for restoring sanity to the political process:

1. Cut cable.  Don't listen to commercial radio.  This has many other benefits, but you also don't get political ads.  Your life is much better.
2. Ignore the leaders.  You're not voting for them anyway.  Pay attention to the local candidates.  Go to all-candidates meetings.  Talk to canvassers.  (I haven't done this, but) find and talk to the candidates if you can.  They're generally accessible.
3. Actually read party platforms.  You may well find that the stuff you care about isn't actually the stuff that gets out into the mainstream press.
4. Actually talk about politics.  In person, not online.  I tend to go easy on this one outside of election campaigns, but during campaigns, I consider it a duty to engage my friends about issues I care about.  Sometimes it's a stupid argument, but sometimes it refines my thinking and makes it better.  It's a skill, like everything else.
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Most things have .deb packages these days... I'm very reluctant to install sketch tar.gz things.
Windows 1. Download sketchy .exe file from Internet. 2. Double click it. 3. Press [next] about 5 times. 4. Done! Linux 1. Download sketchy .tgz or tar.gz file from Internet. 2. Google the right command line options to extra...
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+John Kerr Hahah, I'm no fan of Microsoft, but one thing they've always had right is backwards compatibility, and that's always been terrible on Linux.
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+Tara Tiger Brown, congrats on making the White House website. Fantastic exposure!
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Thanks!! We are very excited about it.
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Some results from Louise's Christmas Crafts Party!
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Nerdiest. Christmas tree. Ever.

Of all time.
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It appears the G+ app for Android doesn't play animated gifs.  This is a terrible oversight which should be rectified immediately.
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I find these excuses unacceptable.
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With Twitter down, where am I supposed to complain about Twitter being down.  I guess that's you, G+.
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Yesterday, while covering the news that Twitter was down, the news anchor said "and you can keep updated on this and other news via twitter  ...." and I was thinking do they even know what that are saying or is this one of those "filler" sentences they say after each story...
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From James, a new toy for +Kwartzlab: "We now have a 100MHz Hitachi V-1065A oscilloscope and Wavetek 2MHz function generator at the lab, courtesy of RIM."
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Come to our grand opening! Open house with tours and demos in the afternoon; Party with live music and a cash bar in the evening.  It'll be awesome!
 
Open House: 11-5, Party: 7-1. For details see our blog post: http://www.kwartzlab.ca/2013/01/grand-opening-open-house-and-party/
Kwartzlab Grand Opening!
Sat, February 16, 2013, 11:00 AM EST
33 Kent Ave

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Greetings from +Kwartzlab!
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I love Richard Stallman, but the dude is crazy paranoid. I don't think there's much +Ubuntu Unity could do to appease him. I do think that we should be doing a better job of addressing the +Electronic Frontier Foundation's legitimate privacy concerns. Remember them? Those folks are reasonable. We can work with them.
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Well, aside from all of the pages I follow, you are the only one I have on G+ that posts! So, yeah, I read them. I just don't understand a lot of the technical stuff.
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It's #squirrelsaturday, guys!
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Thank you for sharing and joining in today. Happy #squirrelsaturday  
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Software developer, President of Kwartzlab, Ubuntu Canada guy, aspiring informed citizen. http://www.flyingsquirrel.ca/
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Waterloo, ON
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Belleville, ON - Ottawa, ON