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John Bekas Jr
Works at Ubiquiti Networks
Attended University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Lives in Austin, TX
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Doing some homework for my BJCP class. Hops and Grains Greenhouse IPA batches 26 and 28.
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It's called multitasking.  ;)
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I think I see +Paul Solomon drooling.
Third-generation 3D V-NAND is now up to 48 TLC layers and 256Gbit per die.
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(I'll take 6 for my new NAS)
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I've seen an increase in the use of the word bloviate lately. How come  the authors and articles using it tend to fit the description better than their subject? I'm looking at you, tech press editorial writers. 
Google Ngram Viewer: '[bloviate]', 2000-2008 in English.
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can't speak to the designer viewpoint, but salient points nevertheless ... 
Q: I graduated from school this year and I’ve been looking for my first job. After interviewing around, I finally got a …
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Batch #1 - Fat Tire Amber Ale clone
Brew date: Jul 25, 2015, OG 1056
Keg date: Aug 13, 2015, FG 1030 (wtf?!)

Already had to do an emergency O-ring replacement on the out line. 

Many lessons learned with all my new equipment. I definitely need a yeast starter, and probably need to let the beer sit in the primary a bit longer. The beer looks good, smells good. I'm gassing it up and will probably give it a taste test tomorrow.
Fat Tire Amber Ale (10B). BE1-R03567NIV. New Belgium Brewing Company. Fort Collins, Colorado. Makes 5 US gallons. Fermentable Sugars: Extract: 6 lb Liquid Malt Extract, 1 lb Dry Malt Extract, 1 lb Base Grains, .88 lb Specialty Grains Mini Mash: 3 lb Liquid Malt Extract, 2 lb Dry Malt Extract, ...
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I kind of felt bad when a 4 year old girl wearing purple cowboy boots while riding a scooter lost her footing and took a huge spill this morning. But, I guess she will have to realize sooner or later that being fashionable sometimes hurts. 
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Mobile Application Developer
Skills
Android/Java, iOS/Objective C, Java, PHP, node.js, Ruby on Rails, Mysql, Postgres, MongoDB, SQLite
Employment
  • Ubiquiti Networks
    Android Developer, 2014 - present
    Android mobile developer.
  • Red Gecko Technology LLC
    Owner / Mobile Developer, 2014 - present
    Mobile application developer.
  • In The Roo
    Owner, 2006 - present
    Owner and developer of In The Roo's travel guide for Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.
  • Firefly Experience Limited
    CTO/Co-founder, 2013 - 2014
    Developed iOS mobile application.
  • Bekas Corporation, S.A. de C.V.
    Owner / Software Architect, 2006 - 2015
    Freelance web and mobile application developer.
  • Buddy Media (Spinback)
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
  • Orbitz
    Software Architect, 2001 - 2005
  • Neoglyphics Media Corporation
    1996 - 1999
  • Zefer
    1998 - 1999
  • Aptela
    2006 - 2007
  • Vibes Media
    2008 - 2009
  • dosIQ, Inc
    Android developer, 2013 - 2013
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Austin, TX
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Playa del Carmen - Chicago, IL - Rock Island, IL - Champaign, IL
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I develop techie things
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I am a Chicago native, but I now live in a really weird place called Austin, Texas. I used to live in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico for 9 years. I hate moving, but tend to do so quite frequently. 

I'm a software engineer specializing in mobile development and a plethora of internet technologies. 

I am also the owner of In The Roo, a popular website devoted to providing helpful information for people visiting to or living in Playa del Carmen, the Riviera Maya, and other locations in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Bragging rights
I have run 9 marathons, with a PR of 3:36.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
    B.S. Computer Science, 1992 - 1995
  • Augustana College
    Computer Science, 1990 - 1992
  • Holy Cross High School, River Grove, IL
  • Saint Francis Borgia Grade School, Chicago, IL
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June 23
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We felt very comfortable browsing cars at this Carmax. Our agent, Larry, was very helpful. Unfortunately, we needed a car quickly, but did not find the right car at Carmax that day. I would definitely consider them in the future if/when I need another used car.
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I found Clown Dog by accident after leaving Bicycle Sport Shop with sticker shock. John was very helpful (and personable) and helped me find an affordable mountain bike. Being new in town, he shared stories about life in Austin, recommended areas where I might want to live and ride, and gave me the ins-and-outs of bike safety (as in theft) in Austin. They will be my first stop when I'll be in the market for a road bike in the near future.
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