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Jimmy Brokaw (Hedgie)
Works at Ski Liberty
Attended Concord University
Lives in Baltimore, MD
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Naval Officer
Skills
Skiing. Computers, especially hacking/security, Linux, Android. Homebrewing. Juggling.
Employment
  • Ski Liberty
    Ski Instructor, 2012 - present
  • US Navy
    Lieutenant Commander, 2000 - present
  • Summit at Snoqualmie
    Ski Instructor, 2007 - 2012
  • Ski Liberty
    Ski Instructor, 2005 - 2007
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Baltimore, MD
Previously
Ellensburg, WA - Mount Vernon, WA - Westminster, MD - Augusta, GA - Pensacola, FL - Martinsburg, WV - Atlanta, GA - England - Germany - Shrewsbury, PA - Glen Burnie, MD - Sugar Grove, WV - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Skier, Juggler, Hacker.
Introduction
It's Jimmy.  I've got a lot of circles because people know me for different things.  You might think of me as a professional skier, computer hacker, board game enthusiast, or one of a number of other things.  Doesn't matter, if you know me, add me.

I have a large number of circles, but with the advent of Collections, I use those instead. Almost everything I post is to a collection; if you don't like posts like that, just unfollow that collection. Once in a blue moon I'll post something truly public, but that's rare. If I post something privately but not to a collection, it's probably been restricted to friends, family, or geographic area. The only non-public collection I have is my Politics Collection, which I curate membership of. While I enjoy a good political debate, I prefer to limit the debate to people who can do so rationally and calmly, and for professional reasons, I don't include coworkers.
Bragging rights
First man to ever juggle flaming torches while skiing down a double-back diamond. First Navy Sailor to get Marine Corps Martial Arts qualified. Been defenestrated since 2003.
Education
  • Concord University
    eJD, 2010 - 2013
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Material Science and Engineering, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Maryland University College
    Information Technology, 2002 - 2007
  • London Central High School
    1992 - 1995
  • Bad Aibling
    1989 - 1992
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Male
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Married
Other names
James Brokaw, LordHedgie
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Transmission
  • Empires and Allies
  • StickyBalls DX
  • Rails
  • skisafari2
  • Balls & Holes
  • Crossy Road
  • AlphaBear
  • Skiing Yeti Mountain

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Had a long conversation this evening with someone that I've seen on social media, but don't know her real name and I have no idea where she lives. She posted something that worried me, so I asked, and she enough she was thinking about suicide.

Three things that I want to make sure everyone knows:

(1) If you ever think someone might be thinking of hurting themselves, ask. Ask directly, without minimizing or making it dramatic. Just ask.
(2) If you are thinking of hurting yourself, talk to someone. Trust me, they want you to.
(3) I don't care if we're best friends, or never talked before. I'll listen. 
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Spent the day driving in the mountains. Just because.

I needed that. 
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:-)
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Crazy thought... Codenames using Dixit cards. Whaddya think?
 
Trying out Codename Pictures at #bggspring; Czech Games Edition will release this at Gen Con 2016 in August. —WEM
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But Dixit? 
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The sky isn't falling. 
New drug-resistant infection is cause for measured concern, but let’s get the facts straight.
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Colistin is decades old. It is saved for last resort only because of extreme hepatotoxicity. Terrible, awful, typical science reporting. 
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Dr Heimlich had never performed the maneuver named for him on a real person, until now. 
When he heard that a resident was choking, Perry Gaines, maître d’ for the Deupree House dining room, ran toward the table.
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Sounds like a setup.
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It was the 8th earliest melt out in the last 36 years. The average melt-out date the last 35 year is June 2, so it is about 1.5 weeks early. Folks care about the melt out date because it is an integrated measure of the depth of the snow pack and the degree of spring warmth, and both of those are ...
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Two things I share with lesbians is a love for the female form, and a love of a well built car with a horizontally opposed engine attached to a symmetric AWD system. 
It's a popular stereotype that lesbians drive Subarus. What's less well known is that Subaru cultivated that image—and made history in the process.
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Yes. 
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Nice response.
 
National Spelling Bee calls out a looser loser.

#epic
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Hey Leinenkugel, I get that Natty Boh used to be brewed in Baltimore, but it's been brewed in North Carolina for years. Also, Flying Dog used to be brewed in Denver, so are you judging by where it is brewed or where it was originally brewed? Now Flying Dog is brewed in Frederick, which is really about the same distance as Yards Brewing Company, which you don't list as local. I'm confused.

Also, it's Flying Dog Counter Culture, not Coulture. 
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Huh. Apparently it's just the one.

http://www.leiniebeergarden.com

Not sure why they'd only have one, then put it in Baltimore. 
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There really is no way to describe Pete Morelli’s 2015 season other than as a nightmare. Blown calls—lots of them, and in very visible situations—led to the Morelli crew unsurprisingly being left out of the postseason, and now the league has come down with its strongest censure short of termination: it’s reassigned every member of the crew.
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