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James Thornton
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Pipem presenting at American Airlines Center for Tech Wildcatters 2015 pitch day.
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Use the #Uber promo code, uber$30-FreeRide, and get $30 off your first Uber ride. Redeem it at https://www.uber.com/invite/uber$30-FreeRide
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Angelic voices around the world express in a very touching way, the support may people need in their life from others. When it comes to music distances disappear and everyone can join this happy union! By choosing a song widely known for its sensitive meaning and amazing melody, they manage to bring awareness to their audience...because as you can see, no one involved in this excellent choir is a "professional" musician, on the contrary some of t...
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Jace just turned 1. He learned to walk a few weeks ago, and now he's a moving like pro, getting his style down.  Jace already had an insatiable curiosity, and now that he has his legs, he's going to be hard to keep up with...

#blueeyes #babies #babyphotos #babyphotography   
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It's not often that you see this combination of backers, but today, Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM, Docker, Mesosphere, CoreOS and SaltStack all banded together to..
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"One of the most exciting companies featured was Pipem, Inc."

"In short, Pipem, Inc. sends commands to online services from within your email or secure messaging client. What this really means is that through Pipem, your email or text messages become your personal robot—Siri on speed."

"Want an Uber to pick you up tomorrow night at 7pm? Send that message to Pipem via email and Pipem translates that message into a language that Uber understands. Uber then responds in their native language back to Pipem who translates that confirmation message back to you in English. Everything is done, your car will be waiting for you tomorrow at 7pm."

http://pipem.io http://twitter.com/pipem_io
To say that Tech Wildcatters has grown and changed since its last program is an understatement. From relocating offices from the beloved Tech Church in Uptown t
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Flambo is a #Clojure DSL for Apache Spark: create & manipulate Spark data structures using idiomatic #Clojure http://goo.gl/lqoAo0 
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Mathematically-correct breakfast: How to slice a bagel into two linked halves, based on work by George Hart '77, PhD '87, a mathematical sculptor/designer and professor of engineering at +Stony Brook University. http://mitsha.re/WHZSbu

Photo courtesy of George Hart/georgehart.com. #topology   #mathisfun   #bagels  
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Tex growing up over the years...

#labrador   #dogs   #puppies     #Texas  
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Design is the art of considered creation. Our goal as designers is to satisfy the diverse spectrum of human needs. As those needs evolve, so too must our designs, practices, and philosophies.

Hello world, we’re Google Design, and we’re here to share our stories and ideas about design throughout Google—from how Google search evolved, and continues to evolve, to our latest ideas on #materialdesign, an approach to experience design that we announced earlier today at #io14.

We’re also here to listen to your stories and ideas, and to help you, the designer and developer, create amazing products for your users on platforms like Android and the web. After all, design is a conversation, and great design is inherently collaborative.

And as the design conversation evolves here on Google+, we’re going to collect the key principles and the best stories on google.com/design, a new web property that brings it all together, from design specifications, to inspiring videos, all in one convenient location. Check it out by following the link below.
A site for Google design guidelines, resources and job opportunities
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Education
  • Baylor University
    BBA MIS, Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
    Lacrosse Team
  • Plano Senior High School
    1993 - 1995
    Varsity Tennis Team, Lacrosse Team
  • Shepton High School
    1992 - 1993
    Tennis Team
  • Trinity Christian Academy
    1983 - 1992
    Varsity Tennis Team, Band - Drums
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Other names
espeed
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Internet business consultant; passionate about tennis, programming, and the relentless pursuit of "Why?"
Introduction
James Thornton was born in Dallas, Texas. He is the President of the Internet consulting company Electric Speed. His handle is espeed -- use it to find him on Hacker NewsGitHub, and Twitter

James is a member of TinkerPop, and he is the author of Bulbs, a Python framework for graph databases

He primarily programs in Clojure now, and he is currently working on a new project called Whybase, which will launch in 2013 -- stay tuned!

You can find more on JamesThornton.com.
Bragging rights
Created the Bulbflow framework for graph databases.
Work
Occupation
Co-Founder, President
Skills
Clojure, Python, Graph Database, Gremlin, TinkerPop, System Architecture, Progamming
Employment
  • Electric Speed
    President, 1999 - present
    I began developing Internet applications during the dawn of the commercial Internet in 1994, and I programmed my first commercial site in Perl, using CGI scripts on a Silicon Graphics O2, running IRIX and Netscape Enterprise Server. In 1999, I founded Electric Speed, an Internet consulting company named after the term coined by Marshall McLuhan in his seminal work, "Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man" (1964). In 2002, Colorado Federal Savings Bank contacted me to help them figure out what it would take to set up an online mortgage lending division. A few months later, they decided to move forward and establish a national online division, and they asked me to be a co-founder -- I agreed. After I left Colorado Federal in 2008, I returned to Electric Speed and started consulting mortgage companies on how to set up and run online operations. At first Electric Speed focused primarily on the mortgage industry vertical, and now we have expanded into the highly-regulated firearms industry.
  • Whybase
    Co-Founder, 2011 - present
    In 2011, I began working on a Web application called Whybase, which is a social network for ideas. Whybase will enable you to connect ideas and analyze them with others to discover insights into the reasons behind why things are true and how things are interconnected. Whybase is pre-launch, but you can request an invite at http://whybase.com .
  • Colorado Federal Savings Bank (Cofedbank)
    Co-Founder, National Online Division, 2003 - 2008
    In 2003, I co-founded the national online lending division. We named the online division Cofedbank, and I served as the Development Director from 2003 to 2008. The online division enabled Colorado Federal to become a nationwide mortgage lender, originating loans in all 50 states, and Provident Funding acquired Colorado Federal in 2008.
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Dallas, TX
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Austin, TX - Waco, TX
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TextSecure Privater Messenger – Android-Apps auf Google Play
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crouton integration
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Improves integration with crouton chroots.

Thor: The Dark World
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Marvel's "Thor: The Dark World" continues the adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms fr

VIDEO: Baylor celebrates McLane Stadium with time-lapse video
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Baylor's new McLane Stadium promises to be one of the most stunning venues in the Big 12, and to celebrate the Bears have released a time-la

Law Abiding Citizen
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A psychopathic mastermind (Gerard Butler of GAMER, 300) captured for the murder of his wife's killers threatens to unleash a gruesome killin

47 Ronin
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Keanu Reeves stars in the action-adventure epic, 47 Ronin. After a treacherous warlord kills their master and banishes their kind, 47 leader

American Hustle
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The true story of the FBI's 1980 under-cover sting operation of Congress, dubbed Abscam, to root out corruption which was the brainchild of

The Wolf of Wall Street
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Transcendence
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Dr. Will Caster is the foremost researcher in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines the c

Divergent
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Based on the worldwide bestseller, DIVERGENT is a thrilling action-adventure set in a future world where people are divided into distinct fa

Supermetrics - Google Groups
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Supermetrics. Post your questions regarding Supermetrics tools. Before posting, please check if the same question has already been asked, or

Google, Microsoft, IBM And Others Collaborate To Make Managing Docker Co...
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It's not often that you see this combination of backers, but today, Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM, Docker, Mesosphere, CoreOS and SaltStack all ba

How a Russian mathematician constructed a decision tree - by hand - to s...
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Here’s an excerpt from Love and Math, a book by Edward Frenkel. The author writes about mathematics and his career. One of the stories is ab

Why Every Language Needs Its Underscore - Hackflow
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(This is an adaptation of a talk I gave at PyCon and DevDay. Slides and video are available in russian) Do you know what underscore is? In i

Clojure REPL
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This is a Clojure REPL for your Android device that supports version 1.4.0 of the language.Also included is a VimClojure server, which enabl

Gidder (beta)
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Gidder is a Git server implementation for Android that works on top of a SSH server. Access your code anywhere anytime using your Android de

Terminal IDE
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Terminal IDE is an expandable terminal application, with a full Java / C / C++ / HTML / Android development kit, that runs on your Android d