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This piece of paper says I'm talented! Take that, Mom!
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great,but i already knew that, lov you, nana
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QOTD: "Ha ha! The student has become the... journeyman apprentice"
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Lucky for me my car has much larger electric motors and is still able to charge the battery when braking, but I still have to deal with that noisy and smelly gasoline engine. Can't wait to trade up once the cost drops.
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What happens when an Electric car driver test drives a petrol car ?
In other languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Russian, German, Dutch, Portugese, Turkish, French, Danish Having heard so much good about petrol cars, we decided to test drive one. They are said to combine cheap price with
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yeah cost is a bit prohibitive
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#recruitershaming  
After two emails and a couple blocked phone calls
Hi Joshua,

I'm not sure if you saw my message the other day? I'm following up and hoping we can connect for a few minutes on a brief chat about [REDACTED].  

I know recruiting emails can be annoying, and I apologize if I've caused any annoyance. I just want to reiterate how fantastic and meaningful the opportunity here at [REDACTED] is.

Do you have a few minutes to chat?  As I mentioned before, if now isn’t a good time just shoot me a quick “No."

Best,
[REDACTED]
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Developer / employment experience may or may not resemble the recruiting experience. ;-) 
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We've been using something like this internally for a long time. It's great for preventing phishing attacks.
 
It might look real, but is it? With Password Alert, get a warning if you enter your Google password into a site that isn’t the Google login page. Get Password Alert for Chrome → goo.gl/dVRqTo
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It asks you to log in, but it's in Google's domain and the extension itself is from Google.
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Important stuff. Nice to know that no matter how long you've been doing something, there's always more to learn.
 
Dem LayoutInflaters. 
LayoutInflater is a fundamental component in Android. You must use it all the time to turn xml files into view hierarchies. There are several ways to get an instance of one, but it's not always clear why you should prefer one way over another.
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Does anyone know where to find good technical lectures in an Android Auto friendly format (podcasts work fine). I usually go to YouTube for that sorry of thing, but for obvious reasons it doesn't work well with Auto.
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Random capitalization Makes your Poetry extra Pretentious :)
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This describes the blunt reality of your wife dying.

http://www.esquire.com/lifestyle/a34905/matthew-teague-wife-cancer-essay/

The article is rambling, almost a stream-of-consciousness plea.  Which is exactly perfect for its content.  It nails the chopped-up sense of reality that the author's life clearly fragmented into during the course of his wife's death.  And it pulls no punches; he details clearly the level of abuse he put up with from his wife, not being able to fight back because "nothing trumps dying".

It's not a pleasant or enjoyable article to read... but it is very real in a way I find compelling.  Maybe you will too.
His wife was just thirty-four. They had two little girls. The cancer was everywhere, and the parts of dying that nobody talks about were about to start. His best friend came to help out for a couple weeks. And he never left.
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Yes, #StarWarsTuesday  continues on and on..

..with Star Trek? It is also +Movie Mashup Tuesday ya know, yoooo

Is it December yet?!
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When my phone goes completely unresponsive and I have to do the 10-second power button hold, inside I'm all...
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Haven't shared much geekdom for a while but saw this on the book of face and it tickled my shiny funny bones 😝
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Begin Again
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The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Academy Award®-Winner ONCE), BEGIN AGAIN is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when

A Developer’s Guide to Recruiters | DaedTech
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More and more of my posts these days are in response to reader questions, but this one actually isn't. However, I've been asked about specif

2048++
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2048++ jest niewątpliwie najbardziej przejrzystą i responsywną aplikacją typu 2048 na system Android.★ Sześć trybów/rodzajów rozgrywki: 2048

Wear Unlock
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A simple Android app that enables functionality similar to the "Trusted Device" unlock features for Android Wear that will eventually show u

Margin Call
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Set in the high-stakes world of the financial industry, MARGIN CALL is an entangling thriller involving the key players at an investment fir

Google Glass was prototyped in one day – with chopsticks | Google Glass ...
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Rapid prototyping is a method used to accelerate the innovation process. At TEDYouth 2012, Tom Chi explains how this method was used to crea

27 New Android Apps And Live Wallpapers From The Last 2 Weeks (2/12/14 -...
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Welcome to the roundup of the best new Android applications, games, and live wallpapers that went live in the Play Store or were spotted by

Auto Finder
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Never forget where you parked again! Auto Finder automatically marks your location whenever it detects you've parked. No more wandering arou

[New App] Auto Finder Runs In The Background And Remembers Where You Lef...
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The expansive parking lots of your local mall can be a nightmare as you scan the sea of metal and glass to find your car. There are plenty o

Last Vegas
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Four best friends in their late-60's decide to escape retirement and throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remai

Android UI Patterns: Samsung Delivers a Pile of Failure in Their Olympic...
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It is worth remembering that the your app's user experience starts from the Play Store. Be careful not to leave in permissions that not actu

It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way | TechCrunch
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There is a story being told about us here in the tech industry in San Francisco -- that we are entitled, or that we are oblivious. I don't b

An open letter to Neato Robotics
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Originally I thought it might be marginally useful, would pick up some dust and dirt but we would have to vacuum by hand every so often. Thi

20 Things Nobody Tells You About Moving Out Of Southern California
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Thinking of leaving Southern California? There's a whole bunch of stuff nobody told you about.

The Air Dock
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The worlds best smartphone car charger and dock

Rethinking TV news, Part I: What's broken, what's possible — BuzzMachine
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Most TV news sucks. But I don't want to dwell on that. I'd like to see TV news be reinvented, yet I'm astounded so little innovation is occu

Wordiest
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Two words are better than one! Wordiest challenges you to make two words from 14 letters (some with bonuses attached), competing with other

Glass in the Wild
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I've never seen another Explorer in the wild. It's been near isolation in my tech-napped world for the past five weeks, sans Google hangouts

Foursquare
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Over 40 million people use Foursquare to keep up and meet up with friends on-the-go. Join Foursquare to:· Keep up with your friends’ adventu

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