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Joshua Talley
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Why is this even a debate?

#blueandblack  #TheDress
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Blue and Black
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Originally neither of these looked right to me. It was clearly gold-green and blue. After hearing the other options I looked at it on a couple of different monitors and saw why people thought it was some other color. However, after seeing a LAB reconstruction of the image, it is not even close. It is black and blue.
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I blame this song partially for my interest in archery.
Makes me want to go watch Robin Hood for the 113th time...
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Can you find the UI problem in the tablet version of +Waze​?
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I don't think so. I'll have another look on the way home.
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A clean card game with +Matthew Inman art? Yeah, pretty much had to back this one.

DEAR PEOPLE WHO ARE INTO CATS AND EXPLOSIONS AND GOATS AND SASQUATCHES:   I helped create a new card game and it's available now.

90 second explanation of the game:
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They just hit $930K lol
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Just used this for the first time. Very handy.
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I need one for my son's room.
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Embracing the Dark Side (or Why I Bought an iPhone)
This week, I did something that I considered close to blasphemy for the past five years: I bought an iPhone for myself . Fair warning: geekiness and first world problems ahead. TL;DR version: Lollipop made my Moto gogo so slow. For baby photos, that's a no-...
This week, I did something that I considered close to blasphemy for the past five years: I bought an iPhone for myself. Fair warning: geekiness and first world problems ahead. TL;DR version: Lollipop made my Moto gogo so s...
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Interesting. Will keep that in mind
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It's finally here.

The Nexus 7 2013 Lollipop update is here, although at this point, I'm gun-shy. 

Here goes nothing!
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So far so good. I just hope it's better than my Moto X.
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I really enjoyed this one. Maybe a bit too much.
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I wish more app and game developers did this sort of thing.
Monument Valley revenue breakdown

iOS vs Android is really interesting. Android users, at last count, outnumbered iOS 4:1. But Monument Valley's iOS revenue outnumbers Android by almost 6:1.

An iOS user is 24 times more likely to purchase Monument Valley. And Monument Valley is an absolutely stunning game on Android.
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Ev Williams offers his opinion on appropriate metrics for realizing true value.

 "...companies would build better things and create more value if they paid more attention to depth than breadth."
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  • Baker University
    Master of Business Administration, 2011 - present
  • University of Kansas
    Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering, 2000 - 2003
  • Washburn University
    Bachelor of Science Mathematics & Physics, 1997 - 2000
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Christian. Husband. Dad. Geek. Traveler. Vizsla chair.
Josh was born in Topeka, Kansas to Mike and Colleen on the "coldest day of the century" for the city, a chilling -23 degrees F. He has a younger sister, Cara, and has always had a dog around for a four-legged companion.

Personal Life
Active as a boy, he could often be seen riding his bike with friends, playing around at the pool, or hosting living room wrestling tournaments and boxing matches. Weather not permitting, the latest installment of a Final Fantasy game could always keep him entertained.

When it came time for school, he excelled in technical subjects throughout primary and secondary, and always balanced these well with art and music, learning to play various saxophones and brass instruments. Soccer and football took up extra time until marching band came along in high school, so he found his physical outlet running sprints, even going to state his senior year as the starting runner in the 4x100 relay.

During college he was active in a campus ministry, interning for a summer and leading a number of small groups. He was a founding member of the church's board of directors, serving as secretary for eight years. Today, he continues in a role of coordinating and leading worship and overseeing the web and social media activity for the church of 100 members.

In 2003, he met Shana, who moved from the East coast to pursue her MFA at KU, and they began dating in early 2004 - and were married by the end of the year! They enjoy traveling the world and relaxing on beaches with their friends as often as possible.

Recently, they welcomed their son Sabin into the world and are tremendously excited to see things in new ways with him. He's the first grand baby on both sides, so he is in for an exceptional amount of attention.They are all living in Lawrence, Kansas with their dog, Zoe.

Education and Career

Off to an early start, he began taking college courses at Washburn University while still at Topeka West High School, where he graduated in 1997. He continued at Washburn for three years, studying Physics and Mathematics. After participating in an internship at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory during the summer of 1999, he decided to transfer the following year to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kansas. Coursework concluded in the Fall of 2002 and he graduated with the class of 2003 from both schools with two Bachelor of Science degrees. Currently, he is just two classes from wrapping up his MBA at Baker University, which will finish at the end of April 2015.

Hired in June of 2002 as an Applications Engineer at Grundfos Pumps Corporation in Olathe, he caught on fast and helped the group serve customers around the USA. Three years later, the company opened a local division for R&D and he joined two others to help build a regional headquarters for product development. After five years, he shifted gears to focus on customer insights, product usability and design, where he helped bring better usability and experiences into existing and future products. The company decided in late 2014 to close the division to focus on other strategies, allowing him to have extra time at home taking care of his son until the next opportunity opens.
Over a decade of insight development, product design, and technical sales in the centrifugal water pump industry. Capable mechanical engineer with designer’s taste. Collaborative leader who uses big-picture thinking for strategies focused on water, energy, and mobile technologies. Customer-focused experience creator. Effective speaker, eloquent writer, gifted facilitator.
Insight and persona development; international project management; combining business strategy and engineering with design thinking; big picture mentality; qualitative and quantitative approach to research; collaborative leadership style
  • Grundfos
    User Focused Concept Designer, 2010 - 2014
    Designed products and services to generate business results and customer value. Customer insights created through user observation, interviews, and surveys. Created standard platforms for establishing governance and expectations of usability and experience. * Delivered insights on business opportunities and product features to ten project teams. * Led insight development for five regional and two international teams. * Co-developed platform for interface design across mobile apps, controls, and machinery. * Created regional personas and story lines of customers and stakeholders. * Remote member of team based in Denmark
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    Development Engineer, 2005 - 2010
    Product design and development start-up for North American market. CAD (Catia V5), Finite Element Analysis, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, field testing, patent and intellectual property documentation, marketing documentation, data entry. * Received Product of the Year awards from Flow Control and Pumps & Systems magazines. * Awarded three patents related to multistage pump assemblies. * Coordinated international production and assembly for dozens of components.
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    Applications Engineer, 2002 - 2005
    Voice of the Company. Inside Technical Sales and Support for US customers and partners. * Streamlined documentation delivery and call process leading to 50% more calls than peers. * Tested internal prototype systems and tools to provide feedback and develop training.
  • University of Kansas
    Project Management Assistant, 2001 - 2002
    * Edited project proposals and entered information into a database. * Created, set up, and did troubleshooting for new accounts.
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
    Honors Summer Intern, 1999 - 1999
    * Edited technical papers submitted from around the world for inclusion in an international newsletter. * Developed website for hosting publications.
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