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Offers some good ideas for evolution of the general tech guy.  Don't learn it all.  Gloss over a lot, go deep on what interests you or what you need for a current job.  

Good to be reminded of such a plan from time to time...
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So many color choices today...  It was simpler when I was a kid and did not have to worry about "Is this the shade of blue I want here?"
When Lego first burst on to the toy scene, its bricks came in a very limited selection of colors; now, there’s an overwhelming range of choice. This chart shows how the available palette has changed over the years.
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I wonder if the communicator works with the command chair shown in the image...

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News - The Wand Company unveiled its upcoming Bluetooth Star Trek: The Original Series Communicator -- the first fully working communicator -- today at Comic-Con, and StarTrek.com has the details.
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Meanwhile, in the future...

Some day I may have both the strength to contest for a cycling KOM and a device that helps me focus on the effort at the same time.

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Select Garmin devices will now be able to give you a countdown to the start of a segment, pacing information, and instant results
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Inside Out

I really enjoyed the movie; they did a good job tugging at the heartstrings.

 That said, I think my wife and I saw it differently than our boys.  Perhaps on future viewings they'll see it more as we did, but at 5/7/8 they were not sad the same way.

The linked story talks a bit about the emotions and the psych going on here.

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Inside Out has officially become Pixar's most successful original film — and also the most educational.
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From today's morning ride, Mike and +David Whittaker approaching one of the final little climbs.
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Oh, snap!

Darn kids, get off my lawn!

Out There : We're Not Young Anymore
You’re not 20 anymore (and it kind of sucks). Getting older sucks sometimes. Your back aches, all of your mail goes from amusing things
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Balancing the pain -- PF Update
I have had the walking cast off for about a month. I have been going to physical therapy weekly, and doing the at-home exercises 5 days per week. I went to Comic-Con and walked a LOT. I have been riding again; just not yet as consistently as pre-walking-cas...
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Looking for thoughts on a kid proof glasses frameset.

Destroyed deliberately, which is of course a bigger challenge than simply 'soccer safe' or 'cycling safe.'

Ideas welcome. Please. 
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Hah! Only if they allowed it and if there was a Twilght panel. ;)
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this made me grin. Haven't played fallout in ages but still... Fun. 
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Software developer, husband, father, runner, cyclist, sci-fi geek
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These are the areas that I spend most of my time
  • Fitness and health -- Running, road cycling, mountain biking
  • Pop culture - TV, movies, books and comics, with an emphasis on science fiction 
  • Family - Married with three boys, we do lots of things together
  • Technology - I don't have the budget to bring home everything (reference "Family" above) but I'm certainly interested in technology
  • Software development and design - I do this for a living, I'm constantly looking to learn more and improve
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