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Eric Richardson
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Attended ECPI University
Lives in Durham, NC
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Confusing placement of those never stars...
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Grrr. I'm still bitter that I don't have anyone I want to vote for in November. 
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Germany had the checks and balances as well. Have you studied this time in Germany? The playbook is identical:

1. Single out a group or two (any group will do, Jews, Muslims, gays, Christians, atheists, it doesn't matter so long as they are easily identifiable). Convince everyone that this group is the reason for all the problems. Outline the ways you are going to control this group for the benefit of society.

2. Take over an existing political party.

These steps are done, the next steps are:

3. Create an existential crisis.

4. Claim the need for increased power to deal with the crisis.

The president of the USA already has almost dictatorial powers when it comes to foreign policy (he can attack without consent of Congress), so anyone so inclined, can use this existing power to create the conflict for step 3.

We have to elect people that aren't narcissistic psychopaths, because the mechanism currently exists for one to become a defacto dictator.
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Fun theory about Cyanogen not doing OSs anymore: this was due to behind the scenes changes by Google where Android was treated more like Android Wear, Android TV, etc where OEMs can only customize the OS by adding their own apps.

It's fun to think about, and where I've been wanting to see Android pivot anyways. I can dream. 
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But they taste like rock candy!
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Shitty 🙁 That said, their CEO was making it really hard to like them as a company for a long time, but it still sucks. On the bright side here's an open offer to any devs, QA, UX, etc that may want to move to the East Coast to give WillowTree a shot. 🙁
We're hearing from multiple sources that Cyanogen Inc. is in the midst of laying off a significant portion of its workforce around the world today. The lay... by David Ruddock in Breaking, News, Rumors
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Also feel free to hit me up at eric@willowtreeapps.com if interested y'all. 
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The future awaits.
 
Master Plan, Part Deux
*/ The first master plan that I wrote 10 years ago is now in the final stages of completion. It wasn't all that complicated and basically consisted of:
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Anyone want to be a beta tester for a new thing we're working on? Android and iOS. 
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I'd be happy to help, but doubt I'd be able to login every day.
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Some UX stuff from my favorite CXO. 
CXO Blake Sirach on building trust, designing for television, and killing your darlings.
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Never OnePlus.
 
Ridiculous. Just ridiculous. After a full year of selling a non-compliant Type-C phone, +OnePlus follows up with their OnePlus3 that ALSO doesn't support USB host in the correct way according to the Type-C spec. The OnePlus 2 shipped with a noncompliant cable, and their "otg" mode was noncompliant such that official C device adapters would not work, and so is the OnePlus 3, apparently.

They simply haven't learned how to build a phone properly.

Thanks +GTrusted for the scoop.

Folks, avoid OnePlus's phones if you want a phone that actually works with peripherals in the growing USB Type-C ecosystem like thumbdrives, for goodness sake.

#USBC  
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We talked about this over Hangouts. But they aren't bad for what you get. 
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Bumcat is clearly the fanciest cat.
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Also fair. :) Why I'm torn.
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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
Previously
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
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • GDG
  • Transmission
  • One More Line!
  • Splendor
  • Scramble With Friends
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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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Birthday
June 28
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Richie681, Richie
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Comedy Central
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Distiller - Whiskey Companion
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Car thief becomes first person to die in a Tesla Model S crash
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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

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[APK Teardown] Google Play Services 4.4 Explodes With Android Wear Suppo...
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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

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

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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

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Delicious Italian food. The butternut squash ravioli was perfect. Paired with a good wine made for a nice dinner for the better half and I.
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One of the best steaks in town. Had the wagyu new York strip and it was life changing. Perfectly cooked and melt in your mouth juicy. Will go again.
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