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Jason Wells
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Paging Burning Man: the world's biggest bonfire. Slinningsbålet, Norway. #burningman   #norway   #fire  
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Software Engineering Jobs at +Zinio 
Are you a world-class iOS or Android coder with a passion for developing a consumer mobile app used by millions of people?

Or what about Java--are you an expert at high-scale backend systems development, especially involving search (Solr) or digital media/content distribution?

If so, you might be a great fit to join my team. All 3 job descriptions are posted here:

http://corp.zinio.com/about#jobs

(If you aren't interested but know of someone who is, please direct them here or have them message me. Thanks.)
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Love your website!
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Help my friends John and Muse recover from a devastating fire at their home and workshop, the Doghouse.

Early this morning (9/15) a fire broke out at the Doghouse of Angela Sanders aka Muse and John Williams. Details are still emerging but they did suffer some serious injuries escaping form the 2nd floor windows and the dogs are being treated for smoke inhalation. They have lost EVERYTHING in the fire. They don't even have shoes. Founding members of Jerk Church, members of the Man Krew and more both have given so much to the Burning Man community over the years and were married just a week or so ago on the playa at the Jerk Church Cathedral. Please help them recover. Please donate generously.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/help-john-and-muse-recover-from-a-devestating-fire-at-the-doghouse
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By the way--the $10k goal has technically been met, but they will need far more than that. Don't let that stop you.
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Really I Have already wrote accomment on the picture already
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That's so awesome! That was one of my favorite movies when I was growing up. I'd love to do that.
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Top Software Practices
This is a nice view into the way you ought to make software today: fast, tight releases, peer code reviews, high test automation and more. This is all good stuff--engineering practices any good software shop should be doing, and the direction I've been moving Zinio's engineering group.

http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/06/10-best-practices-from-top-coders-at-google-pinterest-more/
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The entire Internet, in 1969.
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Parden your big head, but the internet did not start in the USA. Alot of people were against it!
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Are you an iOS or Android developer looking for a new job? Great--let's talk. Job descriptions at http://corp.zinio.com/about #zinio
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Langton Labs
My temporary digs as I moved up to San Francisco was a coliving space called Langton Labs. Part of the SF DIY warehouse culture. Come take a peek.
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thanks! it came up pretty good at  bing.com/map when i first tried Langton Labs it thought UK but dropped an SFO on the end and voila, a nice healthy walk if i go see a new work debuted in Clarion Alley, but maybe no SFO until next year :( 
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    VP of Engineering, 2012 - present
  • Semantic Research
    VP, Enterprise, 2002 - 2011
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VP of Engineering at Zinio. Native to the domains of natural philosophy, cognition, computation and the snowboard.
Introduction

I come from the staunch Midwest, born not far from where the Missouri and mighty Mississippi meet, but life has taken me quite far. I have been to five continents. I have hiked through the rainforests and glaciers and deserts, dived from machines in the sky and touched the petroglyphs and altars of dead civilizations. I rode through the Valley of the Gods and crossed the Continental Divide on Going-to-the-Sun Road. I have lived in sight of volcanoes and watched my city consumed with wildfire, twice. I have seen the Pacific Ocean from the west and the east, and the Atlantic. I have snowboarded down giant, beautiful mountains in Colorado and California and biked through the lush green forests of the Pacific Northwest. For a time I sat with Zen students. I have known death and things worse than death, and that teaches me how to live. Sometimes I try to capture the beauty of the world in photography.

My mother cared for the suffering and my father is a philosopher. I was raised in science and nature. My entire life I have sailed strange seas of thought--sometimes for a paycheck. I taught myself to write code when I was eight, and I studied Latin and Greek as a teenager. I explored fractal geometry and music. I have played many different instruments. I love growing things and have a green thumb. I have said and written many things: stories, poems, articles, papers, manuscripts and a patent. I currently lead the technology and engineering efforts of a mobile company in San Francisco. Once, not long ago, I led a team of brilliant engineers and computer scientists creating software for the US intelligence community based on the cognitive sciences. I am drawn to the mind and its workings, and I want to know it so I can understand the world, other people and the strangest mystery--myself. I have much to learn on these subjects.

I love the fire. I have visited Black Rock City many times. There, in the ruthless, baking heat and frigid nights on a dusty playa, I have seen and made art and music and engineered visions that would light your heart on fire too. I have encountered some of the most remarkable souls there. Joyful, fun, crazy, not always that stable, but utterly creative people. Knowing them, and having that world in my life, makes me glad to be alive.

My great passions in life are discovery, creation and adventure, and the celebration of life and its many wonders and pleasures with my friends and family. Most especially with my gorgeous, intelligent, truly beautiful wife. We live in San Francisco, a place that sometimes seems too good to be true.

I maintain a personal blog, jason.wells.me, to share my discoveries, creations, thoughts, ideas and experiences with the world. That is my true online anchor. Come take a look, I write it for you.

Oh, and be magnificent. If you ask me, it's the only way to go.

TL;DR Sui generis. Want more? http://jason.wells.me.
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I know how to build a machine that will make you hallucinate, and I've modeled in a fashion show.
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  • UCSD
    B.A., Philosophy, 2008
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Glacier Trip: A Day on Going-to-the-Sun Road | Jason Wells
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Jason Wells' photography and travel journal of his road trip to Glacier National Park.

Glacier Trip: Avalanche Lake, Lake McDonald Lodge | Jason Wells
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Jason Wells' photography and travel journal of his road trip to Glacier National Park.

Glacier Trip: Hike to Grinnell Glacier, Many Glacier Hotel | Jason Wells
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Jason Wells' photography and travel journal of his road trip to Glacier National Park.

Invention USA | Jason Wells
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It's not every day that a couple of your friends launch a new TV show, so this is worth mentioning. The History Channel has a new show calle

Glacier Trip: Departure, Big Fork | Jason Wells
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Jason Wells' photography and travel journal of his road trip to Glacier National Park.

Glacier Trip: Waterton National Park in the Red Jammer | Jason Wells
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Jason Wells' photography and travel journal of his road trip to Glacier National Park.

Jason Wells - minglewing
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Jason Wells - BIL 2012 Talk, "Our Machines, Ourselves"
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This is the talk Jason Wells gave at the BIL 2012 conference. It explores the relationship humanity has to nature via technology.

Doing Their Part to Make the Idiot Box Less Idiotic | Jason Wells
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Invention USA premiere party. A little about the show and its co-hosts, Reichart von Wolfshield and Garrett Lisi.

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Sign up for Twitter to follow Jason Wells (@geckooooo). Native to the domains of natural philosophy, cognition, computation and the playa.

Firefly: An Interactive Art Installation
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A large-scale community driven art piece for the San Diego Burning Man community The Artistic Vision Imagine, set in a dark forest grove und

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Note: This is the 7th (and last) in a series of entries in my Glacier National Park travel photo journal. If this is new to you, please star

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Psychologists search the philosophical mind for bullshit detector, find ...
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Philosophers pride themselves on being "bullshit detectors," as having the capacity to recognize and expose bullshit at first sight.  Intrig