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Jim Files

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Ever the introvert, I follow and share to circles for particular interests and rarely post to the public.

If you tell me what you want to see, I can add you to those circles so you can see my posts by topic.  

A - Running, Cycling (road and mountain), fitness, healthy stuff
B - Software Development and Design / C++ / Java
C - Technology - Computers, Home A/V, iOS, Andoid, 
D - Space & Geospatial
E - Comics, Comic-Con International, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Stargate, Star Trek, Star Wars, web comics
F - San Diego (home since 1990)
G - Automotive
H - Asperger's/Autism related
I - Kid stuff.  I'm a dad.  I have kids.  
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Some people don't want to be put in buckets and that's totally fine.  Maybe I'll figure out which topics to share with you on my own.
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Full life cycle software engineer
Software developer, husband, father, runner, cyclist, sci-fi geek
  • 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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