Profile

Cover photo
Jason Bauman
Works at Trinity Insight
23,394 followers|2,997,704 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosYouTubeReviews

Stream

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
11
3
Tyler Shivers's profile photoSteve Rodrigue (LEKO)'s profile photoFabio Bier's profile photoBen Blouin's profile photo
3 comments
 
Attack on titan?
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
This song is fantastic. There's just so much to like about it.  

Song of the day Google+ 
2
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
So, they quoted me in a piece on US News and World Report.

And it's about coffee. 

I'm ok with this.
You don't have to pay $3 per cup for your favorite brew.
2
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fun fact, on the train today I saw a fire phone. I did a double take 
6
Anthony DiRuggiero's profile photoJason Bauman's profile photo
2 comments
 
It was the sensors on the corners that confirmed it for me. I couldn't place the design until I saw those, and then she went to the homescreen.
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
Glances aren't moments

But lifetimes of light

Photons woven through space

Visitors from stars that burst

Just to light your eyes


Glances aren't moments

But memories

Written by sight

On parchment

Of touch and sound


And you keep 

Catching me

Staring-- 

Glancing

At you


1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
23,394 people
Brandon Carter's profile photo
Clare Olivia's profile photo
Lucas Xu's profile photo
Ashley Carrier's profile photo
Yooku Ewusie Arthur's profile photo
Shaun Casper (Tithonius)'s profile photo
Vimal Patel's profile photo
Ant Mike's profile photo
john ironmaker's profile photo

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is an interesting story.  I don't "know" Erica, but I remembering interacting with/in the same threads as her back when Google+ launched and she struck me as a great person.

I'm actually a pretty big fan of salary transparency.  Not because I think that everyone out there is looking to screw over their coworkers, but because I think it can point to bigger problems (intentional or not) in hiring and raises, so good on her for doing this.

But the main reason I wanted to share this piece is because of the trash that BI calls the comment section.  Shit like the comments left on this article are exactly WHY the idea that people get paid less based on their gender/race is still a thing.  In the comments people said :

1) Comments on how she looks
2) That she's not a "real" engineer. (bullpucky)
3) That she "accepted" her salary so she can't complain (to which the response is, how can you really accept something if you don't know the scale offered to others)
4) That Google should fire her for encouraging discussion of salaries (bullpucky) 
5) That the only reason she got a job at Google and now Slack is because she's a POC women (seriously, someone thinks this)

You want to know why people still get so worked up about racial and gender inequality?  Look at those comments..  do you see anyone discussing the merits of the study? No, you see people trivializing her opinion because she's a women and a person of color.

And we STILL want to operate under the myth of a meritocracy?  really? 
18
25
Tony Fleming's profile photoBen Blouin's profile photoCliff Dove's profile photoJarrod “Rod” Davis's profile photo
7 comments
 
I got the notifications but I clicked and they weren't there. No idea why. I'll be the first to admit I do moderate my comments if they get out of control, but I didn't do anything in this thread (and from what I saw from preview the comments were fine, I might not agree with them, but they didn't merit moderation) 
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
On The Hugos

So, I haven't written anything about the hugo's for awhile. I've had other things on my mind, but I also was trying to force myself to read through the nominations, which is a bit like dousing cardboard in lighter fluid and trying to call it a salad.

Thankfully, I avoided the worst of the writing since I decided early on that if the entire nomination bracket was filled with JUST SP/RP nominations, I'd vote straight no award.   If there was just One non-slate nominee, I'd start with their piece and if I felt it wasn't that great, I'd no award.  If I felt it was decent, I'd read other nominees (even slates) in the categories.

People might say "that's not fair, you're punishing authors for being on a slate" and yes, I guess technically I am. But I think slate voting (in any flavor) is a bad thing. But more importantly, a lot of the nominees from the slate were just Bad.

Take the Kevin J Anderson novel.  Now, I like KJA.  I LOVE that series. It's a great summer read and the idea of elemental aliens is pretty awesome.  But the writing isn't the best. He makes a lot of glaring mistakes, and his characters are very one dimensional. They go between "calm" and "default emotion" in the span of a line. This can be anger, fear, insecurity, whatever, but it's all or nothing.  

Now, again, I like his stories, I think they're fun reads and I didn't mind reading the Hugo nomination. it wasn't Terrible, but it wasn't that great either. It didn't stand out as "this is amazing and so much better than anything else." 

And that's the problem.  

See, it's completely ok to like "bad" books.  I love them.  I love quick reads with thoughtless plots and trope filled casts. They're a blast. But they're not something that should be awarded. We don't have a "best beach read" category.  

I'll be honest, I no-awarded some non puppy nominations as well. Again, they were decent enough stories, but they didn't stand out as being "ground breaking"

The reason I hate slates so much isn't that they give a different view. It's that they push other content off of the ballot.  My favorite novel I read from the nominees this year was the Three Body Problem.  Sure, some of the grammar wasn't the best, but it was also a translation. But the story was amazing. It was so different from everything else available. 

And This Book Didn't Make The Original Nominations

The Three Body Problem only made it out to voters because slate voters recused themselves.  How many other books missed the mark?

I have a lot more to say about this, hopefully I'll write something for my blog.  But what I read for the nominees this year largely made me sad. The Hugo Voting process is broken, and it needs to be updated to reflect the modern market (I love Eric Flint's suggestions). But you don't fix it by using the sledgehammer of a slate. If you try, my only choice is to use the equally blunt weapon of No Award.

And I love Science Fiction. I want to love the books I read, and I want the hugos to be a place where they say "Hey, check out these books that you might not know about" and know that, even if I don't like the story as a whole, they're pushing the boundaries of good writing, driving everyone to be better.
3
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
Haha... I laughed
 
Judge me by my size, do you? Happy fly-by day, Pluto!

#pluto   #flyby   #science  
2 comments on original post
13
Add a comment...

Jason Bauman

Shared publicly  - 
 
Hey, I was on TV!

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/08/curbing-smartphone-use/

I actually gave them a lot of information on priority inbox and tried showing off my sweet setup on my phone, but they didn't use all of it. Still, kinda cool! 
If you feel like you're stuck to your smartphone and just can't put it down, you're not alone.
6
Scott Wilson's profile photoGregg Wilson's profile photoJason Bauman's profile photo
4 comments
 
+Gregg Wilson​ the film guy loved my action launcher setup, but what can you do. I just found it interesting because the reason they chose me was because they had never heard of Google priority notifications. Haha, it was a fun time though 
Add a comment...
Jason's Collections
People
Have him in circles
23,394 people
Brandon Carter's profile photo
Clare Olivia's profile photo
Lucas Xu's profile photo
Ashley Carrier's profile photo
Yooku Ewusie Arthur's profile photo
Shaun Casper (Tithonius)'s profile photo
Vimal Patel's profile photo
Ant Mike's profile photo
john ironmaker's profile photo
Work
Occupation
I'm the guy who really wants you to do those TPS reports
Skills
Talking about tech in a way my mom can understand, Getting people like my mom excited about technology, brewing the perfect cup of coffee.
Employment
  • Trinity Insight
    Jr. SEO Associate, 2014 - present
    Working with local businesses to increase their web visibility and purchase rates.
  • Wal-Mart
    Assistant Store Manager, 2011 - 2014
    Supervise 100-250 employees in a 90 million dollar supercenter. Hire, Train, and Evaluate associates based off of performance and growth and assist them in furthering any career choices they have with Wal-Mart. Deal with customer issues, concerns, and complaints in a manner that is consistent with store policy while also trying to find a solution that will satisfy the customer.
  • Android Central
    Contributing Writer, 2010 - 2011
    Wrote articles about upcoming technology, worked with app developers and companies to review their products as they came to market.
  • NTX Wireless
    Sales Consultant, 2010 - 2011
    Worked with customers to find products and services that would best match their current needs for wireless service. Developed relationships with local businesses to create referrals and cross promotional opportunities.
  • Sea Bean LLC
    Marketing Consultant, 2010 - 2010
    Worked with the owners to help them develop a cohesive business plan and helped train their incoming staff on the products and services they would he offering.
  • Moorehead Communications
    Store Manager, 2008 - 2009
    Worked with my regional manager to develop sales strategies for a new market, and accurately predict product demand by proactively ordering merchandise prior to launch. Developed a commission and sales tracker utilized by several markets to help other store managers accurately track their income.
  • Quakertown Alive!
    Marketing Intern, 2007 - 2007
    Worked with the Quakertown Alive! staff to help sell advertising in a downtown guide in order to promote local businesses. Worked with several local businesses to develop their advertisement if they did not have one already prepared.
Story
Tagline
Tech Enthusiast, Part-Time Writer, Coffee Professional
Introduction
I'm a Coffee Drinker, Book Reader, and Tech Enthusiast 20Something trying to find my place in a world where only one of the three is popular.

I'm the oldest of three brother's and a native of that place we call the "Philly Burbs" because it's too annoying to take the time explaining which of the 5000 townships my house is actually in.

I'm an Alumnus of Indiana Wesleyan University where I received my Bachelor's in Marketing, a minor in Writing, and an appreciation for changing scenery since Indiana was so flat.

I like talking with people, finding out what they enjoy and what motivates them to do the things they do.  People think I'm a quiet person, but that's only because I don't really like crowds.  I'll strike up a conversation with practically anyone if given the chance, and I love getting to know new people.

I'm still trying to find those opportunities that will let me fill out this section with amazing stories, but I hope to be forced to edit this for those stories rather soon.  

Possible Circles to put me in:
-Tech
-Coffee Lovers
-Gamer
-Political
-Android
-Ingress


The views expressed here are solely my own and not meant to be representative of my employer, my family, my country, fellow tech geeks, or other people who share my name.
Bragging rights
Experiment Child, aka the oldest of three boys. I wrote an article about G+ that +Vic Gundotra liked.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
I guess I've been luckier than some of the other reviewers here. I work in Old City and so i walk past Four Father's nearly every day. I've had lunch there a few times. Service is not "speedy," but there was only one time where I felt rushed to finish my meal during my normal hour lunch. The food I received was consistently delicious, and they seem to keep their taps well stocked with a rotating selection of beer.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
22 reviews
Map
Map
Map