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I have a feeling I'm going to be real salty for a couple days. May just hide away for a bit. 
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+Eric Richardson that's the worst. (this is a rare moment where I'm not actually kidding)

Hopefully things will get better soon.
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The implications are extraordinary and point to the possibility of a civilization far more advanced than our own.
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If you're in the Triangle and interested in talking tech, there's a Triangle Women Tech maker event happening soon! 
GDG Triangle is excited to announce that will be holding our kick-off meeting for our sister group, Women Techmakers Triangle, this coming September! Please come out for a great night of meeting other like-minded women in the Research Triangle Park area interested in Google technologies. Agenda: • Brief introduction about Women Techmakers and WTM Triangle's vision for our meet-ups • Meet & Greet time • Announcements and discussion on October...
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I, like, said some things to a person. Then I ended up in this article. 
Humidity and rain cause their own form of interference
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RIP in pieces.
 
There are three companies in the country which run almost all of its private prisons: GEO, CCA, and MTC. This is a plot of the stock prices of the two public ones (GEO and CCA) today, after the Department of Justice announced that the Federal government was done with private prisons: the Deputy AG has directed the department to "substantially reduce" or decline to renew expiring contracts with all of them. [1]

It would be hard to find a set of companies that I would be happier to see fail. If you had to come up with an outrageous example of "perverse incentives," private prisons would top the list: these companies' contracts with states and localities specify minimum numbers of people that these governments must imprison, at which point they are handed over to these companies for use as "free" labor. [2]

One of the key motivating factors for this change was good journalism in action: an investigative reporter went undercover as a guard in a private prisons, and the resulting article is incredibly worth reading. If you haven't, check it out: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/06/cca-private-prisons-corrections-corporation-inmates-investigation-bauer


[1] http://www.businessinsider.com/the-department-of-justice-is-ending-the-use-of-private-prisons-2016-8

[2] Many people don't notice the loophole in the 13th Amendment: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." It took about seven years after the Civil War for people to realize the full economic value of this loophole, that you could arrest people on any charge and then use them as slave labor. Elaborate systems of kickbacks to judges and arrest quotas showed up almost immediately, and have been immensely profitable ever since)
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Very naize!!!
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But diamonds make the panties drop.
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Aw yiss
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Is this a preview or did they release it? 
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Duo is slick af. Works really well. 
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+Kyle Smaagard I currently don't video call much at all (hangouts is really bad at it) so why wouldn't I try this? Seems like "being really good at video calling" is plenty enough to justify its existence?
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I’ve been following the development of Kotlin for a while. Kotlin is a relatively new language that primarily targets the JVM, and is…
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I don't know what I expected with this...
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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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  • One More Line!
  • 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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June 28
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Richie681, Richie
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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

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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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[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

APOD Muzei
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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

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

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Full Court Mobilization
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Some of the best ice cream I've had in a very long time. I had a waffle cone of banana pudding ice cream and felt like I left the planet for a short amount of time. It was life changing.
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Outstanding brunch. Had the fried chicken and biscuits and it was delicious! Lived up to the hype in my book. Parking was a bit iffy, but there is free valet if you're of the trusting people with your car-child variety. The drinks were also top notch, with several cocktails on draft which were tasty as all get out. If you're near Cameron village, and need some food, you can't beat this place.
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Best coffee in cville. Chill place to do a little work and get some outstanding coffee. Now that I've left cville, Mudhouse is one of the few places I truly miss from time to time.
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Great Italian food with extraordinary service. The flounder was excellent and they had a delicious strawberry and mozzarella salad that was amazing. Will have to make a trip back soon, because I need more of it in my life.
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Classy place. Offered me free champagne when I checked in, and the staff was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and the location of the hotel is clutch for anything on or near the downtown mall. A++ would stay again.
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