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Thank you to everyone who has contributed to the Star Wars Despecialized Edition. 

I'm always floored by the amount of work that has gone into this project.  If you've seen the Despecialized Edition, check out this short video covering all of the sources used. Amazing.
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Turn your phone into a laser sword. #StarWars

https://lightsaber.withgoogle.com/
Master your lightsaber to escape the First Order. #LightsaberEscape
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The Force is strong with Google (and/or Lucasfilm's marketing dollars)

http://bit.ly/long-long-ago
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Free NodeSchool workshop at Object Partners #Omaha

For developers out there - if you're trying to learn JavaScript, or kind of know JavaScript but want to level up your skills with Node + NPM, Object Partners is hosting a free Node School workshop in January.

There's also opportunities to learn more about
- ES6
- WebGL
- React
- Express

The workshop is 100% free with lunch and hosting provided by Object Partners, Inc. The only thing you need to bring is a laptop and an eagerness to try something new.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nodeschool-omaha-free-javascript-workshop-january-30-2016-tickets-19707653121
Learning JavaScript gives a new developer access to run their code in any browser in the world. Learning Node and NPM can give established developers new skills that are currently in demand. But as with any new skill, just getting started is often the hardest part. That's why we're here to help you level up with a FREE workshop from Nodeschool.io! We're looking for a few good... Paricipants: This free workshop will be hosted at the Object Partner...
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Hour of Code is stepping up their game.  There is now an option to do this in JavaScript, they are introducing event listeners and at the end, they give you a ton of options to build your own game.  Oh, and it's Star Wars.

https://code.org/starwars
Learn to program droids, and create your own Star Wars game in a galaxy far, far away.
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According to the Rule of 72, my SO APY is about 43% since I crossed the 4k mark last week; 20 months after crossing 2k.

It will be interesting to see if I can double again in under 2 years.  Seems unlikely.

https://plus.google.com/+DerekEskens/posts/4uYfUMnLCav "Stackoverflow benefits from compound 'interest'.  2 years and 7 months to make it to 1K and just under 1 year to make it to 2K."
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If you have a Google account, there is a crap load of free music available right now under their "Playlist: The Very Best Of..." albums

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=playlist%20the%20very%20best%20of&c=music
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Collaborative Albums! Google finally released a feature they announced at I/O

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2015/12/google-photos-gets-shared-albums/
If you use Google Photos to store and backup your photos, but you would also love to be able to share those photos with friends and family members,...
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San Juan is on sale today! 

http://amzn.to/1j5Lvbk
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Purchased - thanks for the tip!
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ditto.  I'll admit (reluctantly) that when I was in Kyoto visiting shrines - on more than one occasion I was looked at askance while I admired everything from the 900 year old wooden gates through to stone pillars and rings.  (I won't admit exactly what admired meant as it simply won't translate well in the written word)
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Things like this make me want to just sit down and marathon old Daily Show interviews.

"The U.S. has a very high number of guns.
Therefore, there is going to be more chances for somebody to be killed with a gun."  - A Gun Rights Advocate 

#WhoopDeDoo  
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We Can Now Sequence A Whole Human Genome In 26 Hours.

This is pretty bad ass. Using a custom designed processor they were able to drastically reduce the time and cost.
http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwnseq1CI
For a critically ill infant, even seconds are a matter of life and death
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'Foodie for Life' is tattooed across my tummy. Oh, I also do some of that Java programming stuff.
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When we have guests from out of town and they want steak, this is the restaurant I take them too. Locals don't usually order steak at restaurants because you can make something at home that's just as good. The Drover might be the exception because their Whiskey marinated ribeye has flavor that you just can't easily replicate.
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Very expensive, but well worth trying at least once. Always get the ribeye. The sides are all excellent, but the potatoes au gratin were my favorite of the things we tried.
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One of the best places in Omaha and probably the place I eat most often. It's great because it's menu appeals to everyone, including the critical foodie. Most of the menu is good, but the best rule to live by is "Always get the special".
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