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George Lara
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Attended Eastern Michigan University
Lives in Chicago, IL
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I'm am one of those gamers that fears the Pay to Win overlords. 
The makers of Candy Crush and Clash of Clans love it. RollerCoaster Tycoon fans, not so much.
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In the future everyone will look like Beyonce. Funny as a Dominican - American, most of my family looks like this now.
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Yay!
 
Coming soon to an iPhone near you!
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Every library should have a good occult section.
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We are still not at the point where wearable tech delights and amazes. Once once you get wearable tech to talk to other devices that's meaningful and secure (think privacy and bad hacking) then it will take off.
Hundreds of Galaxy Gear smartwatches are listed on eBay barely six months after launch. Why isn't the wearable tech market taking off? by Charles Arthur
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Good read....I own an iPod nano, and bought a wristband for it. I've worn it for the last couple of years. While it is tech, I don't really use it for anything but a watch and to listen to music at the gym.

I got a buddy that just bought a Cookoo smart watch. He stopped wearing it a week after, gave it to his son. :-)
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My friend +Charlie Colpaert got to geek out on coffee yesterday.
 
CoffeeCon Chicago 2014: Wrap Up
Another great CoffeeCon. I met some wonderful people. I caught up with friends. I learned a little more about coffee. I drank coffee. I had fun. Zhou Brothers Art Center is an incredible facility. There is a definite warehouse feel and vibe to it. This is g...
Another great CoffeeCon. I met some wonderful people. I caught up with friends. I learned a little more about coffee. I drank coffee. I had fun. Zhou Brothers Art Center is an incredible facility. There is a definite warehous...
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I geek out at so few things in life. So yes...I had a lot of fun.
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To simply say success is the result of hard work, conveniently ignores people who busted their asses and languished in obscurity.  Success is like a puzzle, and sometimes it takes a while to figure out.
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It seems that some developers are more interested in revenue stream than compelling game play. 
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Does bad design and mechanics make you want to kill?
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In addition to what the author says about business crowdfunding pitches, I've seen I've seen a dramatic increase in pitches from performance art type projects, to legit requests for aid (think medical bills, auto repair, etc) from my social circles. 

#kickstarter   #indigogo     #crowdfunding  
Some amazing products have been funded on Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other crowdfunding platforms, and that's great. We are all in favor of smart entrepreneurs, designers, or otherwise ...
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Works in HR at a public radio station.
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  • Chicago Public Media
    Internship Director, 1999 - present
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL - Berrien Springs, MI - Ypsilanti, MI
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 Interested in media, journalism, technology and video games.
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I'm a gay man that hates show tunes.
Education
  • Eastern Michigan University
    Art, 1992 - 1993
  • Lake Michigan College
    General, 1991 - 1992
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