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Eric Richardson
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Attended ECPI University
Lives in Durham, NC
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New parts days are good days. New intake on the hwip.
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Oh yeah!!
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Modern Apple Cable Management: Twist ties. 
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Just saw someone pick up a rando that was walking (uphill, both ways) in the snow to give them a ride. There are good people left in the world.
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After a few weeks with a new Macbook Pro, it's been a bucket of bugs and terrible battery life. Some things that annoy me:
∙ Battery is spotty at best, and I can usually go like maybe 3-4 hours (without even touching an IDE) before I need to limp to an outlet.
∙ Touchbar items randomly just disappear.
∙ I need to login twice sometimes/often to get TouchID to work.
∙ The charger is the worst (but yay for USB-C, at least)
∙ I have a twist tie to keep my adapter tidy, because for some reason they didn't include those little wrappy things like the older models.
∙ THEY DIDN'T INCLUDE AN EXTENSION, THE FUCKS.
∙ The dongle life is real, and really annoying. Went maybe an hour before I was confronted with the realization that literally nothing at work is set up to accept them, so I need to carry a billion dongles in a giant duffle bag just to do a demo.

It's not all bad though, here are some highlights:
∙ No more lit Apple on the top, so you can cover that horrible logo with a Google sticker or something.
∙ I can plug my Pixel into it without an adapter. Woot!

tl;dr: Don't. 
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seems like consumer reports was accurate in not recommending it
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Noice! Mobile app dev is the #1 job in 'murica. 
CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work.
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If I had to do college all over again, I definitely would've pursued computer science as a degree rather than programming as a hobby.
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Tesla Autopilot avoids a crash before it happens

Tesla's Autopilot system keeps getting better and better as time goes on, as more users use the technology and provide Tesla with more data to improve their system. The latest feat shown in this article clearly shows how Tesla's system was able to foresee an impending crash and completely avoid the crash before it happened.

https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/28/watch-teslas-autopilot-system-help-avoid-a-crash-with-superhuman-sight/?ncid=rss
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I like this Barber shop. 
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Lolol
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Sweet, I can play with my car via my watch now! 
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Lol 
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ಠ_ಠ All. The. Time. 
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Return that mutha to the nearest Apple store
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My place reeks of bacon and it's outstanding.
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Google Home is so good
 
On the topic of Alexa vs Google Home...

Wife: "Alexa, can you substitute baking soda for baking powder?"

Alexa: "Hmm, I'm not sure what you meant by that question."

Wife: "Alexa, can you substitute baking soda for baking powder?"

Alexa: "I've added baking powder to your shopping list."

Wife: "Wtf... Hey Google, can you substitute baking soda for baking powder?"

Google Home: "According to SimplyRecipes, you can substitute baking soda for baking powder, if you increase the amount of acidic ingredients in the recipe to offset the baking soda. You'll also need much less baking soda as it is 3 times as powerful as baking powder. You'll need about a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice for every 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda."

Wife: Dayum.
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The White Elephant gift I gave proudly displayed in the office. 
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When looking for something to believe in, start with yourself.
Introduction
I'm an Android Developer at WillowTree Apps, and an Android enthusiast in general. I'm also a veteran of the USAF, where I kept F-15E Strike Eagles from falling out of the sky. 

For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring. ~Carl Sagan
Bragging rights
Makes awesome apps. They sometimes win awards.
Education
  • ECPI University
    Web Development and Programming, 2009 - 2011
    Bachelors in CIS for Web Development and Programming. I did stuff.
  • LC Bird High School
    1999
  • Community College of the Air Force
    Aerospace Maintenance Technology, 2002 - 2008
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Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Birthday
June 28
Other names
Richie681, Richie
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer
Skills
Android. Java. Making beautiful apps. Fixing people's problems.
Employment
  • WillowTree, Inc
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
    Develop award winning apps for clients such as Vox Media(The Verge, SB Nation), Johnson & Johnsons Babycenter, Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nets, and AXS. Android Apps I've done: AXS, The Verge, SB Nation, Babycenter, Barclays Center, NCAA Sports, Brooklyn Nets, Comedy Central, Elfie, Gunbroker, etc etc. More here: http://www.androidassembled.com/p/portfolio.html
  • IamAndroid
    Founder, 2011 - 2011
    Ran the first Social Network dedicated to Android Users. Then Google+ came out.
  • Successwerks
    Project Manager, 2010 - 2011
    Manage and develop social media solutions for clients in need of an end-to-end social media strategy.
  • USAF
    Inspection Dock Chief, 2002 - 2008
    Inspect, repair and maintain F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft in support of the mission of the USAF.
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Durham, NC
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Charlottesville, VA - Richmond, VA - Malden, MA - Colorado Springs, CO - Al Udeid AB, Qatar - Wichita Falls, TX - Goldsboro, NC - Fallon, NV - Los Angeles, CA - Kirkuk, Iraq - Chattanooga, TN - Northwood, NH - Panama City Beach, FL - Harrisburg, PA
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107 5th St SE ST B Charlottesville, VA 22901
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Droid Life
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No one does Android news like we do, especially when it involves pink.

Comedy Central
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Looking for Comedy Central full episodes? You found them, and now you can watch them on your Android phone or tablet.Limited time only: Watc

Distiller - Whiskey Companion
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"With expert ratings and thousands of data points, it's like a well-curated music feed, but for booze.” -- Gizmodo.comDistiller is your comp

Google Opinion Rewards
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Answer quick surveys and earn Google Play credits with Google Opinion Rewards, an app created by Google Consumer Surveys.Getting started is

Car thief becomes first person to die in a Tesla Model S crash
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Elon Musk can no longer say that no one's ever died in a Tesla automobile crash. But few people will be pointing fingers at the electric car

Experience the shocking power of Britney Spears without Auto-Tune
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Auto-Tune has been embraced by the music industry for its ability to create polished, listenable recordings when an artist lacks the natural

Coding Swiftly
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There has been lots of buzz around Swift - Apple's new programming language for iOS 8. As an iOS developer one of my initial questions was:

June Android Platform Distribution Numbers Released: KitKat Up To 13.6%,...
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Last month's Android platform distribution numbers showed a continuing steady rise of Android 4.4 in handsets worldwide, but this month's nu

Android TV Rumored To Launch At Google I/O With Pano Interface And Hardw...
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Let's face it: at this point, Google TV is a certified flop. For all its good points, its adoption was hampered by expensive hardware, limit

Google+
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Google+ is a place to connect with friends and family, and explore all of your interests. Share photos, send messages, and stay in touch wit

[APK Teardown] Google Play Services 4.4 Explodes With Android Wear Suppo...
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There should be no doubt, Google is getting ready to make a lot of announcements at I/O. If we've learned anything from past experiences, Go

Purported Shots Of Upcoming Gmail Features Show A New UI, Pinned And Sno...
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There's a new version of Gmail making the rounds at Google, if a couple of leaked screenshots from Geek.com can be believed. Those shots des

APOD Muzei
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Use with Muzei to get Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day on your homescreen!

Ergotron WorkFit-S Dual with Worksurface+ Review and Giveaway
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Your chair is killing you, or so recent studies would have you believe. Sure, you could just prop up your monitor on a box and work while st

MakeUseOf
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Cool Websites, Tools And Internet Tips

Award-winning Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
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*Cue applause* Thank you, thank you. THANK YOU. Yes, my recipe for creamy butternut squash soup DID win 3rd place. At my apartment complex's

Android Developers
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A place for Android developers everywhere to meet, share and discuss the latest on Android development

HBO GO
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Introducing HBO GO®. The streaming service from HBO that lets you enjoy your favorite HBO shows, movies, comedy specials, sports, documentar

Full Court Mobilization
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It's not enough anymore to just be inside an arena. You need to be able to hold it the palm of your hand. Building a customized mobile progr

Great breakfast/brunch spot in Asheville. Really enjoyed the dishes, although the wait to get seated was a bit long. Can't really knock them for being so good there is a wait though.
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Cool little pool bar. Plenty of space and lots of pool tables. The staff was pretty laid back when I went, so it was a lot of fun. Bar food is pretty standard fare, which is good. If you're going for bar food, you won't be disappointed.
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A clean and well put together Whole Foods. Prepared foods section is huge as usual, and is always full of delicious stuff.
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Get the hot chocolate, it will change your life.
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Working in the American Tobacco Campus, Only Burger is easily one of the better lunch spots. Great burgers with my favorite being the Greek burger. Sides are also pretty good across the board, with the onion rings having a special place in my stomach.
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Awesome brunch and coffee drinks here.
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Greek food at it's finest! Everything we had was delicious and the food came out relatively quickly.
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