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Joby Elliott
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Windows 10 all the things! I even coaxed it into upgrading on my old Asus that it initially balked at for having incompatible hardware (and it works just fine, I might add -- actually noticeably lighter on its feet than Windows 7 was).

What I did was a fresh install of Win7, but with automatic updates turned off so that it would be using only the basic Microsoft drivers for everything. Then I went into the device manager and uninstalled the unknown device (my odd OEM-specific older nVidia hybrid graphics), and then upgraded to Win10 via a USB install media.

It's kind of dumb that I had to do this. Since they're handing out upgrades like candy, I should have been able to just go to a website, give MS my Win7 key and just be handed a Win10 key I could use to do a fresh install. Better yet they could have just made all the old valid Win7 and Win8 keys also valid Win10 keys. I'm sure that would have been technologically possible.
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Right now Bernie Sanders has raised about 1/8 of what Jeb Bush has, despite getting donations from about 25 times more people. This fact is an excellent summary of our political situation in the USA in 2015.
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Christmas in July? Why would I want to listen to that?
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Dear ant hill behind my car,

I'm sorry. You think this is a glorious day for your hive. A bunch of delicious treats just rained from the sky, and you're all pretty sure you're going to feast for days.

Actually you're all going to probably be dead by tomorrow -- just because I find you moderately inconvenient.

You can at least die knowing that you were an excellent analogy for the reasons I find the prospect of super-advanced alien races fairly terrifying.
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Oh. Fire ants? Kill the little f*ckers!
I've ended up ankle deep in nests before. Kill 'em extra for me please!
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WTF, +Samsung USA?

Why does your stupid software updater have Norton Internet Security marked as an "Essential" update, with no way I can see to opt out? If I wanted fucking Norton instead of trusty old Microsoft Security Essentials I would have it already!

This is a needless pain in my ass, because now every time I update I have to update each thing that isn't Norton separately and one at a time.

Also, why did I have to do a fresh install of Windows to make this tablet not run like total ass? Seriously, out of the box it could barely keep up with drawing lines in OneNote through all the ridiculous bloatware. It also couldn't really do Windows Update... Now that I did a fresh install though, it actually works rather well.

This kind of non-user-oriented bullshit is why I advise most people to avoid your products.
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Notice how none of these dimwits were out "protecting" black churches when one was shot up and eight burned down in like a week. Although they might have been doing the churches a favor there...
 
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An armed civilian who was standing guard outside of an Army recruiting station in the River Valley Mall in Ohio was showing someone his AR-15 rifle when it 'accidentally' fired. Guards. 28-year Christopher Reed has been charged with a misdemeanor. No one was injured.
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"But the main thing to do when a baby is bored is go outside. Show it some flowers or trees or whatever. Let it touch on a flower or feel grass on its tiny ass feet. Take it shopping or to restaurants, get it used to being in the world and around people. Dog, babies STAY looking at people. Manners don't exist to them yet so they'll just stare at somebody for like ten minutes. That's what's up."
Show it some flowers or trees or whatever. Let it touch on a flower or feel grass on its tiny ass feet.
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Hey, +PODS, we need to talk about your email marketing.

I just wanted to know about how much your service costs, but instead you made me fill out a form and give you my email address to get a quote. Now both a corporate email list and a local franchise have been emailing me every single day for the better part of a week.

All I wanted to know was "how much does it cost to get one delivered, and how much does it cost to store one for a month?" These should be simple questions that your website should just have straightforward answers to. They shouldn't be fuzzy "get a quote" form questions that are just excuses for you to get your email hooks in me and try to hard sell me for the next week.

The hard sell doesn't even work, guys. All it did was sour me on your brand and make me more likely to call somebody else next time I'm thinking of needing such a service.
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Back when I moved in 2013 ABF Relocube was cheaper than PODS. The funny thing about the form is that when you finally talk to someone in sales, they usually go through and confirm most of the stuff on it.
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+ASUS! Update your fucking drivers! My otherwise lovely UL30VT laptop is now two major versions of Windows behind. This is solely because you guys haven't bothered to release even one single goddamn new version of the graphics driver in the six years I've owned the thing.

Literally not a single patch or update since the moment it was first released in 2009. WTF?
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+Joby Elliott I saw a Surface being used in a commercial setting, it was actually fairly impressive. Detachable but highly usable keyboard. Even good integrated software (again, business-oriented).
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Oh look, the White House finally got around to responding to the petition to pardon Snowden. As I've sadly come to expect from Obama's administration at this point, it's a lot of evasive and point-avoiding bullshit.

The doublethink is strong in this. From where I stand their description of what "proper" civil disobedience would have been in Snowden's case sounds an awful lot like what he did. "Challenge it, speak out, engage in a constructive act of protest, and accept the consequences of his actions."

Going to his boss or whatever the legal option was (if such a thing even existed) would have accomplished what, exactly? What was he supposed to do? Everything involved in what he was seeing that was wrong was classified. Was he supposed to march in the streets, telling people "the NSA is doing bad stuff, can't tell you what! Call your congressman!" Even that might have been illegal. Nobody would have listened to him -- which I guess would have been ideal for the powers that be.

As to the assertion that he's running away from consequences...get bent, White House. The guy threw away his entire life, to share this stuff with us. You think spending the rest of your life hiding from the CIA in Russia sounds like a fucking grand old time? I also guaran-goddamn-tee he won't get a "jury of his peers" if they catch him. He'll get shipped off to a fucking CIA black site and disappeared -- probably tortured to death for the sheer jollies of some sick fucks on the payroll of our tax dollars.

The fact that what he did was so illegal and so dangerous is exactly the point we need to address. Whistle-blowers need better protections in this country. I, personally, am of the mind that reporting a crime should never itself be a crime. I'm also of the mind that basically everything the NSA does is a crime.
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I'm of the opinion that with the possible exceptions of troop movements, and the identities of our spies, there is fuckall that should be classified. We are in a democratic republic. We HAVE TO KNOW what our government is doing.
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I have a general strategy of going with the biggest underdog when selecting daily-driver consumer-ey software. This is a strategy that has served me well for my entire life -- underdogs tend to try harder and generally innovate at a more rapid clip. This underdog picking thought process is not really an uncommon or unusual strategy in my experience.

What I do find unusual is that at the moment this strategy is pushing me toward Microsoft. I just got my old Win8 tablet reformatted and running 8.1 properly (no thanks to Samsung -- whose terrible factory bloatware had actually broken Windows Update somehow) -- and I was shocked to discover that after waiting a year or two the software has matured enormously. Suddenly the thing is actually pretty appealing.

It speaks volumes about who is complacent here that the whole Microsoft ecosystem is duplicated solidly on Android, but the Google ecosystem is basically non-existent for Win8. I mean, the modern UI mode of Chrome is a ridiculous mess of tiny touch targets and terrible performance, all wrapped up in some sort of misguided (and I think maybe abandoned) attempt to run the whole UI of ChromeOS as a Win8 app ... or something I don't know what the hell is going on there. Why did they implement a whole new window manager inside it? That's stupid.

I'm shocked to realize that if this little experiment goes well I might even consider a Windows phone someday. Microsoft has brought their UI and app store offerings a really long way over the last couple years.
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Fun fact: the "all caught up" bell is apparently named Jingles.
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Jack of all trades, master of a few
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My skills are legion
Employment
  • Pixel{pile}
    Founder, 2015 - present
    Striking out on my own to freelance web development and design.
  • New Mexico Lottery Authority
    Graphic Designer, 2008 - 2015
    I’m currently a graphic designer in charge of all front-end development and a significant portion of back-end planning, development and testing for the New Mexico Lottery website, and am perfectly comfortable designing and implementing complex data-driven UI’s that will have their monthly pageviews measured in millions. In my five years with the Lottery I’ve overseen the change from hard-coded Flash-based designs to a high-performance adaptive HTML/CSS layout. My relentless fous on performance has delivered visually rich designs that nevertheless yield average page load times of under 2.5 seconds. My work has over the years reduced average page bandwidth use from around a megabyte to below 120Kb.
  • NM Daily Lobo
    Production Manager, 2005 - 2008
    That was where I honed my visual design skills and learned to work under tight deadlines in a high pressure environment. To this day I’ve never been challenged by deadlines in a way that compares to the pace maintained in the offices of a daily newspaper. While with the Daily Lobo I won multiple Associated Press awards for design and illustration.
  • Mountain Mail Newspaper
    Graphic Designer, 2007
  • Long Term Ecological Research Project
    Field Intern, 2006 - 2007
  • NMT Performing Arts Series
    Graphic Designer, Web Developer, 2000 - 2004
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Albuquerque, NM
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Polvadera, NM - Socorro, NM - Riley, NM - Escondida, NM - Las Cruces, NM - Chicago, IL
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Make cool stuff, learn new things
Introduction
My hobbies include computer tinkering, privacy worrying, obstacle course running, science fiction, accumulating unfinished undergraduate degrees, and obsessively gathering data about myself. Basically I love science, I love computers, I love technology, and I can't even help myself when I try to make the present more like the future I imagine.
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I've been in college on and off for 11 years or so, but have yet to actually finish a single degree. I've learned a lot about a lot of things though.
Education
  • University of New Mexico
    Computer Science, Studio Art, 2004 - present
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Drawing & Painting Early College Program, 2002 - 2003
  • Socorro High School
    2000 - 2004
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