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Jake Tolbert
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Attended Eastern Illinois University
Lives in Decatur, IL
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This is going to be good, right? What could possibly go wrong? 
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Roasted Dandelion root was a popular coffee substitute in WWII when folks could always buy coffee (due to rationing).
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Holy smokes. This about the best version of this I've heard.

Makes Mumford and Sons look like a twice recorded over mix tape version taped off the radio. Dat pedal steel...
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1000 deaths. #roboninja #yolo #thanksobama
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+Nathan Tolbert Make him spend the dollar. C'mon Jake. Pony up.
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Oh, man, this is a solid version--almost all acappella with solid harmonies.

+Austin Hourigan-Roberts, you seen this one?
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I'm seriously considering buying a proper ebook reader, namely something with e-ink. Any suggestions?

I'd prefer a Kindle--having my spot sync'ed between all my devices is awesome, but I could be convinced otherwise.

Also, I'm for sure not paying more than $40. Maybe less. Preferably $15 (with all the bazillions of Kindles that have been sold and upgraded models, why isn't there a glut of used Kindles available?).

With all that in  mind, any ideas?
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I really love my Kindle Paperwhite. Worth every dollar I spent on it new.
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The bad part about owning a cheap long neck banjo is that I'm seriously considering spending almost half as much as I paid in the first place for new parts.

I spend $120 for it at the pawnshop and have already spent another $10 on a new 5th string tuner (plus another $6 for strings)

Now, I'm seriously considering spending over $50 for a new head (synthetic so it doesn't get super mushy when it get humid), a new tailpiece (that's actually built for a banjo and not a guitar), and a set of nylon strings.

That'll mean I'll have almost $200 on what is, at best, a $100 banjo.

On the other hand, it's easily my favorite thing to play when sitting around the house...

Also, I really want to try putting in a coat hanger tone ring. Will it work? Is it a horrible idea? Right now, I've got no way to test it because, if I take the calf skin head off, I very well may never get it back on! 
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Sweet. You're going to have be sure to get pics of the restoration up. Sounds awesome.
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Oh, it turns out you can get that pretty, rippling melodic clawhammer sound by tuning your banjo to Double C.

#themoreyouknow

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Holy smokes. Never mind that Earl Scruggs basically invented bluegrass banjo--apparently, he can also out play just about anybody I know on guitar, too! 
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The mandolin player has huge trousers pulled right up to his chin! Ha ha.
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Bwhahaha! 4 hours of the whistling song from Disney's Robin Hood... Just what everybody needs. 
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Yes, just started whistling it myself .....AND THEN, No and Then   ...
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+1 for the projector! Very cool!
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My brother actually made a video game. And it's pretty dang good. Also, EXTREMELY hard. You should play it.
 
Today I released the game I've been working on for the past few years: Robo-Ninja!

It's a twitchy and challenging adventure game for Android. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
A minimalist metroidvania-style adventure game with a tap-to-jump mechanic...
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It runs 10% slower, but more importantly, you get unlimited usage of slow-mo and checkpoint items. The biggest different is the checkpoints, being able to set a one at any point in a level once you clear an obstacle.
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Argh!! I want to install the newest preview version of +RStudio so bad!!

New feature: "Support for multiple source windows (tear editor tabs off main window)" !!! But I've got a meeting coming up and need to have everything available....Must...wait...an....hour......

https://www.rstudio.com/products/rstudio/download/preview/
RStudio v Preview — Release Notes A preview release of RStudio v is now available for testing and feedback. Highlights include: Support for multiple source windows (tear editor tabs off main window). Editor and IDE keyboard shortcuts can now be customized. New Emacs keybindings mode for source editor. R Markdown editing improvements including outline view and
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crazybilly, Jacob
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  • Godfire™
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rollin' like a semi, brother
Introduction
Interested in computers, free and open source ideas, emergent Christianity, geocaching, poetry, folk music, guitars.
Bragging rights
Leader of The Curators, a folk/Americana band in Decatur IL
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Guitar, banjo, ukulele, data science, R, web development
Employment
  • Millikin University
    Director of Data Services, 2010 - present
    Data science and development services
  • Decatur Electronics
    Marketing, 2006 - 2010
  • Christ on Campus
    Assoc. Campus Minister, 1999 - 2006
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Decatur, IL
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Flora, IL - Fayetteville, AR - Charleston, IL
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Justin McRoberts: Christmas Songs (Vol 1 & 2)
noisetrade.com

I just got some free music from Justin McRoberts and thought you might enjoy it. You can download it here: http://noisetrade.com/justinmcrob

"A Place to Hang my Uke" finalists! Vote for your favorite!
ukeonomics.blogspot.com

These 5 ukuleles need to find a new home with a new wall hanger! Look through the pictures and vote using the form below to tell us which is

Gmail
market.android.com

O Gmail foi concebido com base na ideia de que o e-mail pode ser mais intuitivo, eficiente e útil. E até mesmo mais divertido. Receba seus e

Interview--Reed Arvin: Recording Rich Mullins' A Liturgy, A Legacy, and ...
postconsumereports.blogspot.com

Rich Mullins' landmark album A Liturgy, A Legacy, & A Ragamuffin Band turn 20 years old this month. This interview is part 2 of my celebrati

Car Cast Podcast Player
market.android.com

I created Car Cast to help me deal with my hour long commute. I use it every day, I love it - but hey, it's my baby. Feel free to try it out

I got better
wilwheaton.net

"Is everything okay?" Anne asked me. She sat at our counter, and I stood on the other side, next to the microwave, watching my bowl of soup

Teclado SwiftKey
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SWIFTKEY - EL TECLADO QUE ADIVINA LO QUE PIENSAS La aplicación número 1 en 58 países, con más de 170.000 comentarios de ***** “Increíblement

c.1920 Elton Spin-On 11" Pie-Plate Banjo Resonator
antebelluminstruments.blogspot.com

This is a surplus-to-me (I've got a few) pie-plate style resonator that "spins on" to the back of any banjo that has a wooden dowel-stick co

Raw, a tool to turn spreadsheets to vector graphics
flowingdata.com

Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, Raw aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications (e.g. Micro

Tudor theatre, 21st century technology | Raspberry Pi
www.raspberrypi.org

This summer, Shakespeare's Globe theatre in London mounted a production of all three of Shakespeare's Henry VI plays, staged both at Shakesp

Mousetrap
onethingwell.org

“ A simple library for handling keyboard shortcuts in Javascript. ” Thanks, craigiam!

Post-Snowden Cluelessness -
opus.fm

Apparently, neither the British government nor the news media understand how computers actually work.

Guitar wiring: how to get a good clean solder joint!
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The three basics to keep in mind if you want your work to be as good or better than the guitar's original wiring. — Erick Coleman From the f

PartiallyClips » Phone Conversation
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This is based on an actual conversation I witnessed at a Radio Shack – some poor schmo (Chrome assures me that this is the correct spelling

PartiallyClips » Pharmacist
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Oh, Violent Android Elton John Pharmacist! You so crazeh! I'm worried the wordiness of this one kinda stifles its punch, but I had fun with

Sophie Madeleine - Bob Dylan Cover - Don't Think Twice It's All Right
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Copyright music and lyrics reproduced by kind permission of Special Rider -- for original, exclusive performances by Bob Dylan, check-out th

Do Suburbs Lack Sacred Space?
www.theamericanconservative.com

Aaron Renn says they do: Suburbs are often unfairly maligned as lacking the qualities that make cities great. But one place that criticism c

I was scammed on Craigslist. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes
victoriaelizabethbarnes.com

I was scammed on Craigslist. And as scam stories go, I think it was pretty decent… I mean, it’s better than the Nigerian prince. Plus, I lov

Tea Timer
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*** Please email me with any issues ***A simple tea timer, works when the phone is sleeping. Can even be used to time things _other_ than te

DELICIOUS. The Greek chicken was a great deal and was as delicious as it was affordable. The staff was friendly and helpful - overall a great experience.
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