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SyFy Nimoy marathon Sunday

What was you favorite Nimoy piece?
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Is this the computer that will make my kids be computer engineers?



Any feedback out there among my network?  Please share.

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A computer anyone can make.™ Kano is a computer and coding kit for all ages, all over the world. Simple as Lego, powered by Pi. Make games, learn code, create the future. "Kano is a well-designed product, and a great idea, at an affordable price. It’s one answer to the problem of getting more young people interested in learning about computer hardware and software, and igniting their curiosity." - Walt Mossberg, Recode Back in stock! Get it 3-5 d...
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The keyboard looks small, but so are kids' hands.  The integrated trackpad is nice from the perspective of "can't lose the mouse."

I'm tempted to pull the trigger on this...  maybe for the Fall birthday.
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Meticulously staged bedrooms?

You haven't seen my kids' rooms then.  More like a LEGO bomb went off, intersecting a collection of books from the library, the Bat cave, and the remains of a rainbow loom.  Artfully designed?  Nay, barely contained within their walls.

So, what does that say about us as parents?

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After decades of growth and innovation—in 2000, the company was the fifth-largest toy maker in the world—LEGO hit a major slump. In January 2004, it announced a huge deficit. It was, by its own accounts, bleeding cash to the tune of $1 million a day. Owner and CEO Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of founder Ole...
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It says you're off to a good start.
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The argument against black...

I'll probably still stick with black bibs or shorts, but this post made a good argument for wearing color on top: Staying alive.

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I'm fond of writing that I don't believe there's much in the bike industry that you need to be warned against. Today's bike manufacturers do a damn fine job of making frames, forks, wheels, components and apparel. Compared to the under-engineered components of the 1990s, the styrofoam bucket ...
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A crit at my alma mater in March. UCSD continues to grow. 
The UCSD Cycling Team, operating as one of UCSD’s club sports, will be hosting a large-scale bicycle race on Sunday, March 1, that is open to intercollegiate racers as well as racers from around the Southern California area. This event is in its first year of operation after taking over eight months of preparation and [...]
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I expected the guy to get hired and then have to do metal working.

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Jetsons movie in the works? How fun.

Still waiting for real life Rosie.

There's a new Jetsons movie in the works. Warner Bros. has hired a writer for the project, which will be animated like the 1990 film before it.
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What color is that dress?



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Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation. (And yes, it’s blue.) The fact that a single image could polarize the entire Internet into two aggressive camps is, let’s face it, just another Thursday. But for the past half-day, people across social media…
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Green and Purple.
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Take your bike to work day

Some days the bike gets a nice window parking spot. 
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No mention of Cicero wearing purple, and yet...



I'm really starting to dig Gotham.

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One of the reasons why I enjoy Gotham so much is because of the way it embraces both darkness and camp. It mixed them both gloriously well in “The Blind Fortune Teller,” and never better than in the scene in which we get our very first glimpse of the young lad who will eventually become the Clown Prince of Crime.
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Freezing rain and balloons, so foreign for the San Diego experience. I'm confident I've not seen anything like these images around here. A reminder of what weather might do. 
The cold weather leaves us all feeling deflated
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If winter was just a reasonable amount of snow it would alright (loved walking while it snows). Freezing rain just ruins it, even if it makes for cool frozen balloons, it was the worst part of winter when I lived it the Midwest during college.
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Now I almost want a drone. How about you? What shape would push you over the edge to consider purchasing one?
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Right there with you +Jim Files this is pretty badass
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Full life cycle software engineer
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Software developer, husband, father, runner, cyclist, sci-fi geek
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  • Comics, Comic-Con International, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Stargate, Star Trek, Star Wars
  • Fitness, health, sweat, Running, Cycling, Road biking, Mountain biking, Sand volleyball (sadly, it no longer fits in my schedule)
  • Software Development and Design / C++ / Java
  • Technology, Computers, AV (more on the Audio side than Video)
  • Space & Geospatial
  • San Diego
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Survived having three kids. So far.
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