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Eric Richardson
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Lives in Charlottesville, VA
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Memorial day is almost here. A well deserved 3 day weekend, but always mind on the folks that are the reason for this holiday. 
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I wonder if any WillowTree folks would be interested in this... 
 
We are looking for presenters during next week Google I/O Extended hosted by Google DC: 5-10 minutes long, slides are optional, topic related to a Google technology or a project local to the DC area (not necessarily using Google tech). Join us!
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RIP The Button.
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The button has died a few times now.
They should've stopped it the first time. Server outages are part of the game.
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Who wants to split this?
Most cars featured on Top Gear don't usually survive the ordeal, but it seems that this McLaren F1 GTR Longtail was just too beautiful to destroy. The rare sports car — reportedly the 10th and last...
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And then late last night I realized I skipped my own #writingwednesdays schedule.
Code reviews. One of the most enjoyable, and at times scary, things about working on my team is doing code reviews. They are mandatory no matter how “senior” you think you are or how long you've been on the team. I sometimes catch myself thinking “better not add Mr. SoAndSo because he's going to ...
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"Every man for himself or a modern, humane, caring society" 

It's really what it comes down to. 
 
Every man for himself or a modern, humane, caring society? I can't even understand how people can consider this to be a question that needs to be asked.

Too bad that some need to wait until the tragedy strikes at home to realize the need for compassion, empathy and unity for us as species. And it's too bad there's so little tolerance in the modern US politics (driven mostly by the very loud and extremely violent minority) that forces members of one party oppose everything the currently sitting president does just because he belongs to a different party.

Do you want to see this country and this society to tear itself apart from within? Because that's how countries and societies end up tearing themselves apart from within. Slowly and then all at once.
"I'm in the situation I'm in because they chose not to expand Medicaid for political reasons."
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Thank you Mario, but our profits are in another castle.
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This is a mistake. Several years down the line they are going to have to hire Mario to stop Bowser from taking over the company, calling it.
Today, Nintendo of America announced that Doug Bowser has been hired as its new Vice President of sales. Bowser “will oversee a variety of sales-related functions, including Sales, In-store Merchandising, Retail Strategy and Retail Marketing. He will play a key role in driving national sales strategies to generate demand and achieve revenue objectives across all …
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Looking for some #Fridayfun? Paint a picture with fluid and particles in this #ChromeExperiment goo.gl/RM4aoA +Haxiomic 
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"You have to keep doing that work because there are still all sorts of imbalances that need correcting. Right now, there's some toddler with a brain capable of curing cancer, and we're never going to know because he was born in inner-city Detroit, and he's going to go to a bullshit school and grow up with no positive role models. And the moment he commits a misdemeanor as a teenager, society is going to declare him a lost cause and flush him away. The process intended to discover his talent, cultivate it, and get him into a lab curing your cancer is still in shambles. Please note that it's just as tragic if, instead of curing cancer, his best-case scenario is to grow up to be a good friend and father while doing oil changes at Jiffy Lube.

Helping to rectify that situation is one of the many, many things you're tasked with due to having been born in a fairly high place in the world. It's not "fair," but that's a meaningless word when referencing things you have no control over. You didn't ask to be born half-way up a mountain, but you were, and I need you to look down and realize that mountain is really a pile of bones."
What I am finding as time goes on is that we are all secretly Billy Joel.
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"In its current state, Chrome OS is designed for people who live primarily in my butt."  Yup, Cloud to Butt is still my favoritist extension ever. 


From: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2925154/chrome-os/android-chrome-os-future.html
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Went to see Beck tonight. It was one of the better shows I've seen lately. Such a good night. 
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I saw him at the hollywood bowl with the LA phil in 2008...AWESOME show!! hope you had a great time +Eric Richardson 
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During today's R&D lunch, +WillowTree, Inc.®​ had some arts and crafts time. We did some origami flowers. I must say, I'm pretty okay at folding paper. 
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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
Story
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Make the world a better place, while sprinkling encouragement profusely and drinking excellent scotch. At the end of the day, we’re part of a long-running story. We just try to get our paragraph right.
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.
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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Charlottesville, VA
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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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Best brewery in cville. Always a wide selection of beer on tap and awesome staff. They also have food trucks some nights, and a few board games to play if that's what strikes your fancy. Added bonus that they have a chalk wall that you can draw on, which I've taken advantage of several times. Outdoor seating is pretty plentiful for the size of the brewery. One of my favorite places to chill in town. 40 mile IPA is a staple, and I'd highly recommend it, but be daring and try them all.
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Excellent experience the whole way through. Outstanding attention to detail and the end product looked fantastic. I couldn't recommend this place more for any tint needs.
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Excellent seafood and great drinks. The also have a really awesome outdoor bar when the weather is nice. Wait staff has always been friendly and helpful. Can't really complain. One of my favorite places on this side of cville.
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The bbq here is pretty good! Plenty of choices when it comes to sides, and they have my favorite dessert in cville: lemon buttermilk pie. It's kind of life changing. They also have a nice bar, which also looks cool, since everything if mostly tucked away in shelves.
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Duck Donuts. Fresh donuts. Made to order as you're waiting. In my opinion, these are the new best donuts in cville, but I realize that may be controversial. I used to look forward to going down to the Outer Banks every year because of Duck Donuts, and now I have them right next door. My life may be complete.
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Nice little shopping area with the big draw bring the city's sole movie theater. There are lots of little shops here though, and they sometimes have live music in the field next to Pasture during the warmer months.
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