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Dave Leukam
Works at Associated Banc-Corp
Attended Melrose Area High School
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  • Associated Banc-Corp
    Personal Banker, 2012 - present
    I joke that I make people's dreams come true, but often the best part of a joke is that sliver of truth hidden in our language. I really enjoy helping people set up the foundation of their financial lives. The financial world has grown to be a sprawling maze of complicated options and opportunities. I take pride in making sure people have the basics down pat so they're prepared to take whatever next steps their lives call for.
  • Yell Group
    Small Business Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • U.S. Bancorp
    Sales and Service Manager, 2006 - 2011
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About me? In one letter or less? F  I enjoy exploring my Faith, because it makes me understand why I'm here. I love my Family, because we're all in this with someone. I'm a Fitness nut, it's amazing what you can learn about yourself when you push. I have a passion for Finance, it's my profession too. Like all the greats, I love Food, cooking is often my creative outlet. Lastly, though I can really stink at this one sometimes, I get a kick out of Fashion, it's become my go-to non-verbal form of expression.

I've made becoming a self-made man a hobby. I love building upon my knowledge, skills, and self-awareness. I believe that too many of us spend too much of our lives trying to be what we think someone else wants us to be. I'm not saying to should be independent to the point of casting off those around you, just that you embrace who you are and let those around you enjoy that person too.

My bucket list is growing: 
- 500 mile bike trip to my hometown in MN
- Run a marathon
- Kayak trip, open to suggested locations
- Climb a mountain, also open
- Brew my own beer (not just once)
- Build and fill wine cellar
- Buy and learn to use a great camera
- Travel Italy (again)
- Travel in Napa Valley
Education
  • Melrose Area High School
    High School, 2001
  • Minnesota State University Moorhead
    Finance, 2001 - 2006

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Noise canceling headphones are great, but do they make any attachments that can handle my early morning singing? 
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I'm having regular location issues today. My work address and home address are 13 miles apart and had worked mostly well up until today.

It thought I was "out" most of the work day, and I've been at "work" ever since I got home.

The addresses are correct, I keep switching the profile hoping it will learn.

Motorola Droid Razr Maxx HD on 4.1.2 from Verizon 
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I've been testing +Cover for 24 hours now. You should try it out too. It's been getting me to think much differently about how I access apps on my phone.

Thoughts:

It's crazy beautiful - Beautiful app design is like Potter Stewart's definition of porn - "I know it when I see it." This app has it. 

It's really smart - home screens are possibly the least smart part of smart phones. Cover is really smart, putting the right apps in your hand at the right time. I have to say, I've never even tested an app like this before. I have always been in the camp that I like my home screen layouts that I spent hours crafting when I first set up my phone. I like knowing that I can unlock, swipe, swipe, tap, and open almost any app on my phone. Cover is making me wonder why I spend so much time doing that. For the first time since I dropped my single home-scree blackberry for Android I'm rethinking how I get to my apps.

It has great features already - You can set wallpapers for different places - work, home, car, out. You can set ring/vibrate profiles through the app. 

There's a lot more to come - I'm hoping to see things like screen brightness (might help with battery drain) and better WI-FI location (can I use networks that I don't connect to?). I would love a reverse swipe from the right edge to open a set app like my camera.

Battery seemed a little rough the first day - this always gets better. It's in beta, I get it.
 
Cover Makes My Android Phone Smart and Personal
/via +louisgray.com 

We call them smartphones. What we need are smarter apps that help us get to our data and programs quickly. +Cover, the brainchild of my friends +Edward Ho, +Todd Jackson and crew, has taken over my Nexus 5 lockscreen, bringing me the apps I need, whether I'm at work, at home, or driving. Have +Android? Get yourself Cover.
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This can go ahead and play all night in my head
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Is it now impossible to take a pic from my phone that qualifies for a cover photo by pixel size?
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It should be, but they obviously change the size of the photo.
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I seem to have issues sporadically with Cover locking up and not allowing me to unlock my device.

This seems to happen when I am going between WiFi and 4G networks. Or if I lose my 4G signal for a short time.

When this happens, I can't launch an app, swipe to unlock, or launch from the notification bar (though I can swipe the notification bar down successfully). My only option is to restart the phone. It happens maybe 2-3 times a week.

Droid Razr Maxx HD on 4.1.2 
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+Dave Leukam thanks, let us know if you start seeing the problem again!
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I would like to see a shortcut to Google Now voice search from the Cover screen. 

I'd be open to the option of adding a "button" or even just knowing I could press on the clock or something. I had set my clock as the voice button when using Widget Locker and miss the quicker launch of Google Now. I set probably 15 reminders a day and perform another 5-10 searches via Now.

Sometimes, search makes it's way to the top apps on my Cover screen, but that only launches Now and still requires a tap of the microphone. 
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A Year of Eating Paleo/Primal

Well it's been a year. After spending most of 2012 cutting down on carbs and switching what grains we ate to whole grains, we dropped them entirely in 2013 and didn't look back. I thought I would jot down a few of my thoughts from the year for anyone who's been mulling going Paleo.

1) It's not a diet, it's a lifestyle. A bunch of people who didn't get that created a diet and called it the same thing. They're very similar from a nutritional standpoint, but one uses rules and the other uses perspective. I don't skip grains because I'm not allow to eat them, I skip grains because after learning about their nutritional value, their genetic mutations, and how they impact my body, I no longer consider them to be food.

2) Because there's no rules, you get to learn a lot about your body and actually create your own diet. Let's call it the Me Diet. I'm on the Me Diet. We got very strict with our diet for 60 days, then we started adding a few things back. We learned that dairy wasn't a problem for either of us. We learned that gluten was causing nearly all of my fiance's digestive trouble.

3) The hardest part is how much you have to cook. Disclosure: I love to cook. Cooking is therapy to me. When I get home from a long, hard day of work, I want to get in the kitchen and veg (pun) out. But for most people, and even me once in a while. It gets to be a lot. Frozen pizzas and other frozen dinners, fast food, and every other quick fix dinner is off the table (pun). 

4) You will feel awesome. Pretty much everything you hear is true. I feel a lot of people go through life suffering from micro-symptoms because of their diet. Whether it's the occasional stomach pain or full on digestive nightmare, tossing and turning at night or losing focus towards the end of your work day. We begin to think a lot of things are normal. I'm just planting the seed that some of those things in your life might not be normal - skip grains for 30 days, let me know if you still have them.

5) Don't get stolen away by the well-intentioned gluten free folks. They're wonderful people, really. But don't drop a bajillion dollars on the 3-feet of shelving in your grocery store that has the gluten free flours, pastas, and cookies. They all taste great, they all have waaaaaay less nutrients than you would be getting from the produce aisle. 

That's it for now. We're happy to be starting another year of the better uss. I just made that word up because there's no plural us.
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Yeah, I'm sure. We're 2 1/2 and it's tough. I'm sure it's enough to deter many otherwise interested families.

The pros though are that sourcing and cooking food is a great family activity. It can change previous dynamics a little, but think of how well prepared your kids will be for lifestyles of good nutrition and health. 
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