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David Wilkins
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Lives in Pelham, AL
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Pelham, AL
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Troy, AL - Eufaula, AL - Enterprise, AL - Goshen, AL - Alabaster, AL - Westover, AL
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I'm the guy you call (or more often calls you) when you need help with something tough or uncomfortable.
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Developer, Triathlete, Penguin Lover, HAM (KK4HRA)
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Linux, C/C++, Ruby, Perl, PHP, Bash, fixin' problems. You know, the regular stuff.
Employment
  • Temenos Group
    Software Developer, 2014 - present
  • Independent Developer
    Lamp Stack, Rails, Magento, Wordpress, 2013 - 2014
  • Luckie and Co
    Developer, 2014 - 2015
  • learningearnings.com
    Architect of Awesome, 2011 - 2013
  • Enterprise Electronics Corp
    Developer
  • The Riley Group
    Senior Developer
  • Southern Computer Systems
    Senior Developer
  • Federal TransTel
    Senior Developer
  • Elpaso Energy
    Principal
  • American Buildings
    Senior Developer
  • Pyramid Digital Solutions
    Senior Developer
  • Sungard
    Director of Product Architecture
  • Docupak
    Senior Developer
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My house is surrounded by oak and hickory trees, meaning that Oct through the 2nd week in December I'm inundated with leaves. I've tried composting the leaves whole, but those pesky oak leaves don't compost well whole.

I'm fundamentally opposed to cranking an Internal Combustion Engine to shred these leaves, and would rather avoid any type of motors. I cut my grass with a manual reel mower, rake my leaves with a rake (not a blower). It's important to me to do all I can to keep my carbon footprint down.

A search of the Internet for manual leaf shredders yields a few possibilities. The "Dry Biomass Grinder Thrasher" over at http://leehite.org/ewb_project.htm looked to be something I could build. I never built one, since it appeared from the videos that I'd have to run the leaves through at least twice.

A couple of years of wanting / searching / planning yielded the following design criteria

* one pass over the leaves
* handle sticks in the material gracefully (thanks Lee Hite!)
* handle wet leaves as well as dry
* easy to build
* support one person manual operation

Here's what I've come up with

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Yes, Oak leaves are the worst to deal with, wet or dry, I had many.

Richard is just in the introductory phase and I don't think the video has
been made public let?

The one thing he learned was to rotate one turn forward and one turn
backwards, rather than always in one direction. The saw blades may not be
effective in reverse? His cutters were big flat-head nails in rows on a wood
drum that passed through a wire brush and then across used hacksaw blades
sharpened on one side, and took the place of your stationary steel slots.
Yes, a bit closer in spacing.

I realize this doesn't make much sense. His info should be out soon.
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NEW VIDEO!

Android Marshmallow on the Samsung Galaxy S3! [CM13]

Link: https://youtu.be/rTR7KrgdD3k
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Christmas time in Troy
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I want to build one of these, but with better automation...

http://compostingtechnology.com/earth-cube/
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Grabbing lunch before the game
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Derek Hugger designs his automata the hard way. He uses Illustrator for the initial basic forms, sketching them out on a Wacom tablet, and then uses animat
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Person of Interest - Movies & TV on Google Play
market.android.com

Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson and Taraji P. Henson team up in this thought-provoking crime action drama from Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams.

EthoStream: Future-Proof Connectivity
www.ethostream.com

EthoStream provides cutting-edge technology, proactive system monitoring, and 24/7/365 in-house technical support--and will engineer a seaml

How to Make a DIY Homemade TV Antenna | TV Antenna Plans
www.tvantennaplans.com

One of the most effective "Build Your Own HDTV Antenna" plans is based on a design called the DB4. The DB4 is regarded as one of the better

Google Play Newsstand
market.android.com

With Google Play Newsstand, discover more of the news and magazines you care about all in one app on your Android tablet or phone. Enjoy bre

Introducing our smart contact lens project
googleblog.blogspot.com

You've probably heard that diabetes is a huge and growing problem—affecting one in every 19 people on the planet. But you may not be familia

ROM Manager (Premium)
market.android.com

ROOT USERS ONLY!IF YOU ARE HAVING LICENSE ISSUES, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE LATEST VERSION OF FREE (4.0+) AND THE LATEST LICENSE (1.0.8+) INSTA

Google Voice
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Make cheap international calls with your Google number. Send free text messages. Place calls and send text messages showing your Google numb

Red Mountain Solutions Group, Inc.
www.redmountainsolutionsgroup.com

Red Mountain Solutions Group, Inc. is a group of experienced IT Professionals providing technical services in Birmingham, AL.

Chrome Remote Desktop
chrome.google.com

Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

Android + Arduino Rock Crawler Project
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Android Remote Control for a $6 Thrift-Store Rock Crawler

The following projects were nominated as possible projects for our first...
bosshack.org

Nominations for the First BOSS Hack-A-Thon Nov 27th, 2012 The following projects were nominated as possible projects for our first hackathon

Dynamic bicycle headlight uses the open road as a display
hackaday.com

This thing is so cool it almost looks fake. But [Matt Richardson] isn't a hoaxster. He actually built what might be called a heads-down disp

The Pirates Laffite
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books.google.com - At large during the most colorful period in New Orleans' history, from just after the Louisiana Purchase through

ROM Manager
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Must have app for any root user. Make backups, flash ROMs, and own your device. ATTENTION: I have started the rollout of ClockworkMod Recove

Ignite Birmingham
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Sparking the Magic City's Creative Class

First-Ever HubSpot Halloween Flash Mob [Video]
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Over the last two months HubSpot has been practicing the Thriller dance routine in preparation for an AWESOME FLASH MOB!

Webcast: A Developer's Introduction to User-Centered Design
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Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free As developers, we're challenged to bring more than just functionality to our applications. So

Planning Meetup Summary - BOSS Hack-A-Thon
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So the Google Hangout formula seemed to work out for this planning meetup. I’ve embedded it at the bottom of this post. We talked about quit

This was a last-minute reservation for a hastily arranged weekend get-away. Annette was very friendly on the phone and hooked us up their last available room - whew! The room was very clean from carpet to ceiling. A/C worked great and the location was perfect. Walking distance to the beach and several dining choices. There's even a boat ramp in the back and limited boat trailer parking. The public beach across the road was sparsely populated, mostly with locals from the Mobile area. Dauphin Island and the Gulf Breeze Motel are a well-kept secret. We'll be making at least one return trip this summer.
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Super nice folks that really try to help however they can
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Amazing service and amazing work. Both of my kids had their braces done by Drs. Phillips & Todd, and I decided late in life (~40) to have them do braces for me. I was totally satisfied with the care and service we got. If I had to do it again, this is where I'd go. They always see you on time. They won't cut corners - it's got to be done RIGHT. The office atmosphere is upbeat and always fun. They always remember your name and deliver a level of personalized care that I've never gotten at any other establishment.
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
Guy showed up, 30 minutes later he's topped off the freon, told us we have a very small leak, and left a bill for $210. I don't have a problem with paying a fair price, but I think a (more than) fair price would have been about 1/2 of that. I was at work, and my wife and son met him at the house. I wonder if the price would have been different if I were there? Action Air won't be doing anymore work for me.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
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Other HVAC service companies will immediately tell you you need a new unit and start quoting. Wayne at T & W Services will give you an honest assessment of the problem and solve it in the most cost-effective way. His service is professional and speedy.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
PO Boy Depot is in a converted gas station / convenience store. The people were really nice and all of the customers treated us like friends. When we pulled up, there were three police cars in the parking lot, and nothing had happened - they were all getting food. If you're looking for a restaurant experience, this isn't the place for you. If you want authentic po-boys and authentic atmosphere, then you can't go wrong here. Awesome. Lots of food for the money too.
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