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"Like most women my age – deer caught in the headlights of time, our mid-30s barreling down upon us like an SUV with shoddy brakes – I grew up watching The Princess Bride."

And I realized the love story you should be paying attention to isn't Westley and Buttercup's. 
A brief note of impending awesomeness: for the next few days, I will be rambling, sometimes coherently, sometimes not, about The Princess Bride. But Geraldine, you find yourself saying, isn't this a travel blog? To which I will reply, enthusiastically, “OF COURSE IT SORT OF IS.” ...
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Japanese Dollmaker has SKILLS FOR DAYS
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I've had an iPhone 6 for about a day now. Couple thoughts:

- IOS is buggy garbage. 

No honestly, how do people put up with this? The past day has been filled with working around bugs/OS limitations. 

This is especially  true of sharing - I thought it was supposed to be greatly improved in the latest version, but it's barely a glass of water in hell. It'll take the edge off but you're still on fire.

- I wish there was an Android phone with hardware this nice.

This thing is basically jewelry. And in gold? A straight up status symbol.

The closest Android counterpart is the Galaxy S6, but even that feels like just a phone. Decidedly not jewelry and certainly not a status symbol.

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Wanna know the ironic part? The only reason I decided to try an iPhone in the first place was 'cause my Nexus 5 died on me. At ~20 months. Hardware related, can't even be turned on anymore. 

I just needed something that would be mostly covered by insurance, and that I could easily resell once the next Nexus came out.

And here we are.
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Roommate and I came across this Videostream app today and it seems to work pretty well!

I already knew that there were apps that could cast local videos from your PC to the Chromecast, but all the ones I tried were pretty clunky.

This one is as straightforward as it gets - open up some router ports (if needed), choose the video you want to watch, and choose the chromecast you want to send things to. Done!

Even has an ok webpage with video tracking, volume control, etc. Nice Job +Videostream !
Play your downloaded videos on the Chromecast™ (any file type)
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Filling out this Google Voice survey like a boss!
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Here's +Eric Ravenscraft , saying what we all think of Comcast. Now with links! 'Cause those are helpful.
I’m a Comcast customer currently living in Atlanta. As such, I am one of the lucky victims customers who gets to try out Comcast’s data caps. This means my home internet has a cap, after which I will be charged fees for using my internet. This is some horse shit.
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Reposting here, because social media and all that:

Alright, so as someone who actually works in App Support, I'm just gonna give it to you straight: if you modify your system and it causes an issue, DO NOT expect me to support it. At all. That there is what technical folks call a PEBCAK issue, and your Support request is gonna be closed with the official solution of "Reset your device to the stock OS/configuration. STFU, and stop wasting my time." 

Admittedly, my official communication to you will be much more tactful, but the end result will be the same.

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See, what y'all gotta understand is that there's an actual business paying me for my services, and these services ain't cheap. So, any rational business is gonna choose to prioritize their issues based on severity/scope, and your self imposed issue is gonna be at the bottom of that list. 

For example:
- Touchwiz is causing an issue that affects 40% of my user base? That's gonna be at the top of the issue list, with a fix rolling out shortly.
- Xposed is causing an issue that affects .05% of the same user base? Good to know, let me just document that issue and schedule a fix for NEVER.

When all is said and done, the majority of my customers are gonna be happy, and life will move on.

P.S If you didn't know, PEBCAK stands for "Problem Exists Between Chair And Keyboard". Insert "theMoreYouKnow.gif" here.
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My Nexus 5's final words, just before it gave out on me this morning:
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Neat Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki.
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OK seriously, what the hell is going on with my Nexus 5's battery life?

I realize I'm running Android M and it's a preview release and all, but other folks have been getting great standby time, whereas I'm lucky if it still has a charge when I wake up in the morning.

Something strange is going on...
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I'm digging these Hearthstone ads - good times.
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  • Bank of America
    Application Support - L2, 2007 - present
  • Pegasus Solutions
    Application Support - L1, 2006 - 2007
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  • Crossy Road
  • Monument Valley
  • Mortal Kombat X
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Complicated guy that likes to eat, geek out, and think about the world.
Introduction
Enthusiast in: 
- Food
- Science
- The Arts (all kinds)
- Mobile Tech
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Less crazy than I used to be.
Education
  • DeVry University
    Computer Information Systems, 2003 - 2006
  • Montwood High School
    1999 - 2003
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It's a bulk/warehouse style grocery store. Prices aren't always the cheapest, but they do have a larger selection of ethnic food here (mexican, indian, asian, etc). Go there if that's what you're looking for.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Some of the sides aren't quite right, but stick to the burgers and Philly Cheese steaks and you'll have a good time.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
A good authentic Mexican (Californian) place. No complaints here.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Decent place to stop by and grab a slice or two. Not the best pizza in the world, but it's OK for a quick bite.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Not a good experience overall. Lights are too dim to read the menus, only 1 person at my table liked their food, and the cannoli were terrible. Bad enough that we sent them back and got so-so tiramisu instead. This place doesn't live up to the Cappeto's name, sad to say. I hope things change and it gets better, but as it is I won't be coming back.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Go here all the time with friends, and it's always a great experience. Servers are friendly and helpful, food is good, and the price is right. Only downside is the small space, so you occasionally need to wait outside for a table.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Very happy with this place. Good food, decent prices, and the portions are just right. It seems to be pretty busy whenever I go, so expect a small wait before you are seated.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago