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Huge help!  Been troubleshooting this for three days now and only just stumbled upon this tip.  This did the trick!

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I'm Han Solo - Kinect Star Wars Gameplay Finally, someone other than +George Lucas ruining my childhood.
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You have a very vivid imagination Travis.
Tim, I don't think so... but I'm not sure...
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Maybe this won't peak at 102 degrees celsius in my kit... if only I can find a place that isn't sold out of the things.
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Ah Satire, you are so delicious on a Friday.
 
*TODAY is my last day at the Empire.*

'I no longer have the pride, or the belief'
After almost 12 years, first as a summer intern, then in the Death Star and now in London, I believe I have worked here long enough to understand the trajectory of its culture, its people and its massive, genocidal space machines. And I can honestly say that the environment now is as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it.

To put the problem in the simplest terms, throttling people with your mind continues to be sidelined in the way the firm operates and thinks about making people dead.

The Empire is one of the galaxy's largest and most important oppressive regimes and it is too integral to galactic murder to continue to act this way. The firm has veered so far from the place I joined right out of Yoda College that I can no longer in good conscience point menacingly and say that I identify with what it stands for.

For more than a decade I recruited and mentored candidates, some of whom were my secret children, through our gruelling interview process. In 2006 I managed the summer intern program in detecting strange disturbances in the Force for the 80 younglings who made the cut.

I knew it was time to leave when I realised I could no longer speak to these students inside their heads and tell them what a great place this was to work.

How did we get here? The Empire changed the way it thought about leadership. Leadership used to be about ideas, setting an example and killing your former mentor with a light sabre. Today, if you make enough money you will be promoted into a position of influence, even if you have a disturbing lack of faith.

What are three quick ways to become a leader? a) Execute on the firm's 'axes', which is Empire-speak for persuading your clients to invest in 'prime-quality' residential building plots on Alderaan that don't exist and have not existed since we blew it up. b) 'Hunt Elephants'. In English: get your clients - some of whom are sophisticated, and some of whom aren't - to tempt their friends to Cloud City and then betray them. c) Hand over rebel smugglers to an incredibly fat gangster.

When I was a first-year analyst I didn't know where the bathroom was, or how to tie my shoelaces telepathically. I was taught to be concerned with learning the ropes, finding out what a protocol droid was and putting my helmet on properly
so people could not see my badly damaged head.

My proudest moments in life - the pod race, being lured over to the Dark Side and winning a bronze medal for mind control ping-pong at the Midi-Chlorian Games - known as the Jedi Olympics - have all come through hard work, with no shortcuts.

The Empire today has become too much about shortcuts and not enough about remote strangulation. It just doesn’t feel right to me anymore.

I hope this can be a wake-up call. Make killing people in terrifying and unstoppable ways the focal point of your business again. Without it you will not exist. Weed out the morally bankrupt people, no matter how much non-existent Alderaan real estate they sell. And get the culture right again, so people want to make millions of voices cry out in terror before being suddenly silenced.
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I'm mega-fail. have website up www.darkfusion.us/forums but don't have proper redirect working. halp!
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Hey, I fixed that on Monday! It now works!
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+Alexis Ohanian Just booked my first trip via Hipmunk and agony was successfully avoided, thanks to the super-cute iPhone app!
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Naw, it is so great. The interface makes deciding on a flight super convenient.
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I assume they left out Los Gatos by accident... :)
 
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This was proven true today. Took me about 10 minutes to record and then revise a vba macro in excel, (mostly) saving me from a stupidly monotonous task.
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In February, the economy added 233,000 jobs. It's clear the economy is moving in the right direction. We're steadily creating jobs. Nonetheless, we need to do more. http://1.usa.gov/wmxR2r
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Alright, vBulletin install time!
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Ok, initial branding up, new default style, some customization but not much. needs a lot of work still...


- set up a .htaccess redirect from www.darkfusion.us
- clean up the defaultcontent articles and sections
- learn how to implement widgets
- integrate into swtor.com to the extent possible
- set up tooltips through torhead.com if possible
- set up a mumble/vent system and even better would be to set up a mumble login using forum logins. (technically possible)
- turn on adsense
- turn on an ad or two
- configure usergroups
- customise damned near everything
- customise the acp
- customise user titles
- customise user reputation
- troubleshoot social bookmarking (redit/google plus icons)
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+Alexis Ohanian Your alien just made it on the Newshour... http://video.pbs.org/video/2097406663 Check it out at 53:15 towards the end.
Amid Obama, GOP Attention, Midwest's Economy in Spotlight
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  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Data Strategy Lead, 2013 - present
  • Overstock.com
    Senior Operations Analyst, 2011 - 2012
  • Overstock.com
    Senior Business Analyst, 2010 - 2011
  • University of Utah
    Computing Technician, 2006 - 2010
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I like analyzing data, I like new challenges like surfing, I really like collaborative video gaming, and I really, really like bacon.
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  • The Ohio State University
    English Literature, 1999 - 2004
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Be very wary of the apartments facing Parkmoor Ave. A nearby company rolls dump trucks past the place just about every day starting around 7 or earlier in the morning. There's a Harley Davidson just down the street. I assume the combination of maintenance and test rides is what precipitates a good deal of the motorcycle noise. There's a nearby homeless encampment (or there was 2012-2013) between 280 and the apartment complex that is between Elements and 280. It was just barely visible from 280. They didn't seem to cause much trouble, but it was still disconcerting. Definitely saw some sketchy folks in the garage, including people using it as a bathroom. Had something stolen from my car, in the garage, as well, my spare tire, which I assume was scraped at the nearby recycling center. The management is reasonably organized and keeps the place clean. It has good amenities and easy access to the light rail, if that's your thing. I liked the loft style apartment, too. Very neat.
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