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Leon Barrett
Works at The Climate Corporation
Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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My new phone (Sony Xperia Z3 Compact) really does get great battery life. It's at nearly 30% in the afternoon of its third day!
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I was interviewed online about Clojure parallelism in advance of my Clojure West talk!
Leon Barrett will talk about parallel programming in Clojure.
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Mongo hammer nail hard hit.  ugh.  Mongo no understand interview.
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What is this, a photographer for ants?
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  In the 2014 elections, 31,976 donors — equal to roughly one percent of one percent of the total population of the United States — accounted for an astounding $1.18 billion in disclosed political contributions at the federal level.
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Here's me talking at Clojure West.
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Low-wage jobs are no longer the only ones at risk.
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Our pictures from our last trip to Portland. Sorry these are so late!
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thanks.  Always nice to see unseen pics of family.
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I supported this public domain insect photography fundraiser. I want more images like these!
Help UT Austin raise $8,000 for the project: Insects Unlocked. Even $1 can make a difference!
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Could we rebuild a technological civilization after a collapse? Low energy resources mean that it would be hard, at least.
It took a lot of fossil fuels to forge our industrial world. Now they're almost gone. Could we do it again without them?
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This doesn't seem too surprising. I imagine we'll see this trend continue.
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 I think it was US-based. You raise an excellent point--maybe the routine jobs are more likely to be exported? But that wouldn't explain the decrease in routine service jobs as much, I think. But I hadn't considered that point as much--thanks.
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Software Engineer
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  • The Climate Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2012
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San Francisco, CA
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Johnson City, TN - St. Louis, MO - Berkeley, CA
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I grew up in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. I went to school in St. Louis and Berkeley, and now I live in San Francisco.
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I have a Ph.D. I have done useful things. I've soared in a hang glider more than a mile above the ground. There are good dancers who like dancing with me. I made it to the national finals in a classical guitar competition.
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Artificial Inteligence, 2004 - 2010
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    Physics and Computer Science, 2000 - 2004
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Leon Rubin French Barrett
This is some of my favorite ramen in San Francisco. (Their "hella spicy" ramen isn't quite as hot as Ramen Underground, but it's close.) I also think their saba (mackarel) sashimi is absolutely amazing. It's just so so good. I usually experience a 5- to 20-minute wait. It's worth it!
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
I went to them to have my Nexus 4 battery replaced. They charged me $60. The phone surgery was pretty fast--I waited half an hour, even though there was someone in line in front of me. However, my phone did not charge after that. I was very worried at this point. The next day, I brought my phone back. They kept my phone for a few hours, and when they returned it worked with the new battery. I was very pleased that they were so helpful. Unfortunately, the new battery doesn't hold any more charge than my previous 2.5-year-old battery. I'm not satisfied, and I wish I hadn't spent the $60 on it! Overall, their original service was bad, their support was great, and the end product was bad.
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reviewed a month ago
Delicious, inexpensive, fast, convenient, with plenty of good street food
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Cafe Zitouna serves amazing Moroccan food, and they have a very nice family-run feel. The chicken-pie-in-phyllo-dough (B'stilla) is fantastic, of course, but I really like the tajines the best.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Everything we had was delicious. The cumin lamb was especially good (and spicy!), as was the hot and sour soup. I thought the beef in dry wok may have had more Szechuan pepper than I wanted, but it was still tasty. The online menu does not accurately reflect their menu, however. They have way more interesting things on the paper menu, such as the cumin lamb.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
This is one of my favorite Thai restaurants in the city.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Delicious Cambodian food. I had the whole fried Pompano fish, and when I asked for extra spicy, it really was! This restaurant is a wonderful find in a slightly off-putting neighborhood.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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