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David Zapata
Lives in Dallas, TX


Are you unloved?

#unloved   #unconditionallove   #mansbestfriend  
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You know it's April Fools' Day when Google releases something as crazy as Auto Awesome Photobombs with David Hasselhoff.

Here's a list of other Google April Fools' hoaxes going back to April 2000.

#autohoffsome #davidhasselhoff   #aprilfoolsday  
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Luckily I'm bald because there's no way I'd be putting gorilla snot in my hair!

#mocos   #fohawks   #cochinos  
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What is the most unfair advantage a person can have?

Nurturing parents.

The theory posits that as people, especially as children there are things we need and if these needs aren't met, we grow up incredibly maladjusted and if we get these things, well that's when we grow to be incredibly happy and able to solve our own problems efficiently. 

In a way, it's like Maslow's pyramid, but more on a clinical level. 

These needs are: Safety, Stability, Nurturing, Attention, Acceptance, Praise, Empathy, Guidance, Protection, Validation of Feelings & Needs, Enforced Limits, etc

Notice that I didn't put Love as a need because the above needs together constitute love.

These things are more important to a child than a new pair of Nikes or a Sony PS3. 

#parenting   #unfairadvantage   #quora  
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Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

--Martin Luther King Jr.

#martinlutherking   #ihaveadream  
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I used to love taking pictures when I was a kid.  This was at the Abilene Zoo circa mid 1980's.

#abilenetexas   #zoo   #girraffe   #turtles  
RooWifi: Wifi Remote for Roomba

Awesome packaging!

Thank you Xavier and the rest of the +Roomba WifiRemote team.  Now I can do all sorts of cool stuff with my Mi Casa Verde Vera3 setup.

#roomba   #roowifi   #vera3   #homeautomation   #micasaverde   #zwave   #irobot   #roombapetseries   #germanshepherd   #shedding  
We can learn so much from our furry companions.  


9. You’re going to learn as much from me as I do from you. Every time you teach me a trick, or refine my manners, you become a better teacher. Even when things are hard or unpleasant, you’re still learning, perhaps more than you do with the fun stuff. Did it take a year or more to convey the idea of housetraining? Look what that taught you about patience and persistence. The hardest lesson of all will be about loss. Our lives are so short that the chances are great we will leave this earth before you do. You’ll have to learn to work through the sorrow and move on.

10. Remember, even after I’m gone, I’ll always be with you. I’ll be in the memories of our favorite walk, or when we came blasting through the finish line at a perfect agility run, and every day you came home and I got to greet you at the door. And, I’ll be there in the wagging tail and bright eyes of your next puppy. Once we’re in your heart, we’ll never leave you.

#dogs   #mansbestfriend  
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The Conference Call

Ah yes, you gotta the love the people who are working from home and have the barking dog in the background.  They forgot to include the crying baby and the wife asking them to take out the trash.

#conferencecall   #theoffice   #cubelife
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Dad, husband, brother, son, grandson, nephew, cousin, friend, dog lover, gadget geek, software developer, and generally a nice guy.
I'm a software developer for a financial services firm in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex.  Since 1996 I have been creating software business solutions and love the work I do.  Over the years I have become experienced with various technologies and am always in a race to keep up with the latest and greatest.  

I was born and raised in a small west Texas town where all of my family resides.  My career in the information technology industry brought me to the "big city", Dallas. This is where I have made my home for several years.

Some of my favorite quotes to live by and remember.

For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. - Jeremiah 29:11

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. - Mark Twain

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No matter how bad things get, God never lets me down. I'm also a dad to a precious baby boy!!!
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