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Jon Adair
Works at Thinkamingo
Attended University of South Florida
Lives in Tampa, FL
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Nice writeup from +Jeremy S. Cook on +Jay Kay's Mabel T. Rex skull build at +Tampa Hackerspace 
"Mabel" the Tyrannosaurus Rex skull is a 5 foot long dino cutie made out of Papier-Mâché and 500+ hours of effort.
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Authorizing Instagram Access to Twitter Account With Two Factor Authentication
I had some issues reauthorizing the Instagram app's access to my Twitter account because I have Twitter's two factor authentication turned on. The login page doesn't handle the authentication code Twitter sends me via SMS.  The solution is to generate a tem...
I had some issues reauthorizing the Instagram app's access to my Twitter account because I have Twitter's two factor authentication turned on. The login page doesn't handle the authentication code Twitter sends me via SMS. ...
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Fixing "Makehuman is damaged" on Mac OSX
If you download MakeHuman for Mac OS/X and it won't open due to the error message: "MakeHuman" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash. The quick simple fix is to run the following from a Terminal session xattr -rc /Applications/Make...
If you download MakeHuman for Mac OS/X and it won't open due to the error message: "MakeHuman" is damaged and can't be opened. You should move it to the Trash. The quick simple fix is to run the following from a Terminal ses...
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Nice AutoAwesome story from a build meeting with +teambrickbuddies a few weeks ago. They're +Elizabeth Adair's FIRST Tech Challenge team.
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They're Tetrix, which is pretty similar to Actobotics but Actobotics adds a lot more mounting holes and is a little cheaper. 

They're pretty handy for building things with somewhat flexible spacing and that can be built with 90 or 45 degree joints but once you need any unusual geometry, you usually end up cutting and drilling. Then you shed a tear over watching the kids cut up $10-20 pieces of aluminum U-channel.
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Pretty cool. I'd hoped this might be coming when I picked up a Chromebook Flip, so I'm glad it's one of the initial devices for it.
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The amount of wasted space in the new Google Now launcher card view is out of control. More cards, less noise please.
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The final statewide rankings for FIRST Tech Challenge came out today and +Brick Buddies is the #2 team in the state heading into next month's state championship. Really proud of all the hard work the kids put in and how their years of FIRST experience have shaped them.
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Last month Elizabeth and I headed to Brickworld here in Tampa and helped run the Great Ball Contraption - a collection of LEGO machines that move balls around in interesting ways. +Brick Buddies basically spent the day keeping 30 or so Rube Goldberg style LEGO contraptions working. Exhausting but pretty neat to see.
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Update on Makerspaces / Hackerspaces in Tampa Bay
This week marks one year since we opened Tampa Hackerspace . It's a great time to take another look at other makerspace / hackerspace groups and efforts I know of in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Hackerspace (expanded) The one I'm most excited about is Tampa Ha...
This week marks one year since we opened Tampa Hackerspace. It's a great time to take another look at other makerspace / hackerspace groups and efforts I know of in the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Hackerspace (expanded) The ...
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Co-founder of Thinkamingo (educational mobile apps) and Tampa Hackerspace (community non-profit workshop)
Introduction
Tampa software geek. Founded Thinkamingo to develop mobile apps for education. Founding board member of Tampa Hackerspace.


I've built software on many platforms and technologies, managed teams, and run projects. I've worked with wide range of customers: Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, small tech startups, and local small businesses.

I tinker with electronics at times and hold an extra-class amateur radio license (AI4DG).

Entrepreneur, geek dad, social media junkie, occasional designer and photographer. I mentor my kids' FIRST robotics teams, including FTC 5937 Renaissance Robotics and FTC 5018 Brick Buddies.. I also volunteer with my son's Cub Scout pack and Boy Scouts.

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Published 18 mobile apps (3 platforms and 6 stores) in less than 2 years. Cofounder of Tampa Hackerspace. Coached a state champion robotics team.
Education
  • University of South Florida
    Computer Science
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Computer Engineering
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Jonathan, John
Work
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  • Thinkamingo
    Co-founder, present
  • Metastorm (now OpenText)
    Manager - R&D
  • CommerceQuest
    Software Engineer
  • Utility Partners
    Software Engineer
  • Siemens Corporate Research Center
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Tampa, FL
Previously
Clearwater, FL - Atlanta, GA - Princeton, NJ
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Pretty typical McDonalds for the area. I assume this one is also operated by Caspers. Service inside was pretty slow today but that's a day-to-day issue. They use the number tags for delivering trays to tables. They had two order-taking kiosks in the lobby but haven't set them up yet. Seating area seems a little smaller than usual. Multiple signs telling you that you can only stay for 30 minutes. They didn't seem to be enforcing it but it wasn't crowded at the time. Plenty of retirees hanging out.
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Good food and the extensive $4 menu is a good deal compared to other chains. Dining room is typical Steak and Shake - bright and loud. Beware that it gets very crowded on Friday nights when Sickles High has a home football game. Free Wi-Fi.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
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Was here for a convention. The Suites are a good deal. The convention facilities were pretty good. On-site restaurants are pretty weak and expensive.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Good burger. Didn't try the brews yet. Next time I apparently have to try The Bomb burger. Update: Tried the Bomb Burger - a little hard to eat, and hot to hold, but pretty good. Still need to get back sometime for the brews.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Great service. Sure there are some areas where they don't have the selection or prices of the big orange or blue stores, but there are areas where they blow them away. The staff is always friendly and helpful without being annoying. The fastener selection is especially good. Love seeing them support Girl Scout troops and other groups too.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago