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Matt Abdou
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Swiss Army Knife of technology
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I'm a tech guy. As of May 2012, I've been a professional developer for 15 years. My father had to drive me to and from my first web developer job because I was too young to get a driver's license. Writing code and making things work is not just a job, it's a passion.

I'm also into cars (I've had two cars with engines that I've personally built and installed), play 8-ball and 9-ball in APA leagues, and enjoy gardening to occasionally get my eyes off of flickering pixels.

I spent the first 30 years of my life in the Boston area, then I got tired of the cold weather and snow and moved out to California. The only thing I regret about moving to Silicon Valley from Boston is not doing it 5 years earlier.
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Won 2012 GoogleTV Hackathon, Project Glass Foundry Participant
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If anyone is looking for a high quality 21:9 monitor at a great price, you should check out the ASUS MX299Q at Fry's. It's a 29" 21:9 2560x1080 IPS display on sale for $299 (after a $40 mail in rebate...which I always send in). I picked one up today and it's beautiful. Anandtech gave it a very good rating and it has good reviews on Amazon. It doesn't have VESA mount points but otherwise it's damn near perfect (and besides, some industrial 3M double-sided tape will do the job if you want to mount it). It also comes with DVI, HDMI and microUSB->HDMI MHL cables, and has surprisingly nice Bang & Olufsen speakers built-in.

Anandtech review: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7288/asus-mx299q-monitor-review

Amazon listing: http://www.amazon.com/MX299Q-29-Inch-Ultra-LED-Lit-Monitor/dp/B00ENCTVDS
Asus Ultra-Wide MX299Q 29 LED Monitor 21:9,2560x1080 Resolution, 5msRT, 80M:1 DCR, HDMI/DisplayPort/DVI
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It is very nice.  I've been wanting a monitor like this but just concerned with the size.  Price is very good.  Highly recommend?
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As usual, Google provides something for people on both sides of the fence...
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If anyone wants a OnePlus One, here's an invite (expires in 12 hours):
https://account.oneplus.net/invite/claim/GLB4-MJYR-UGFF-EW0R
OnePlus Tech aims to create the best Android smartphones of the market. Top components and attention to detail is what defines our products. No tradeoffs, we #NeverSettle.
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If anyone wants a OnePlus One and has the money to buy it right now this invite is good for another 3 hours:

https://account.oneplus.net/invite/claim/GL5A-RGN6-1W8Y-PS00
It’s our first birthday, and everyone is invited. We’re celebrating with very special promotions, contests, new products, and more! Come join the party!
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That's right, an R2-D2 singing Christmas card
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That's great! 
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The little details are important...like projecting your car's logo on the ground when you close the door. #ford   #mustang
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everybody loves it. and its pointless as can be but it puts smiles on faces daily
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This cat has such a tough life. Just look at the anguish on that face.
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He's probably tired of stupid memes about cats or he's jealous of grumpy cat 
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I overheard a coworker ask "are they showing Fifty Shades of Grey on IMAX?" - I laughed and dismissed it, paused, did a quick Google search, and discovered that they are.
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+Renaud Lepage I'm going to be nice this time. I'm not going to say anything in reply to that last comment. Instead, I'm going to go drink beer.
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Ok, I need a geek intervention here - +Renaud Lepage​ just built a really nice 4790k/16GB system and is insisting on getting the old Gentoo install (from a different, older box) that's currently on the SSD to boot. Kernel panics everywhere. Please help me talk some sense into him to do a fresh install.
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And who's the fatass on the left of that picture anyway?

/leMe goes exercising.
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Amazon Echo - $160 - Still Sealed

I just got the Amazon Echo but I've decided I already have way too many devices in my living room and there are other people that will probably actually use this thing, so I'm selling it. The box hasn't been opened. $160 by Google Wallet - price includes ground shipping to US only. If you buy it early enough I can ship it out today, otherwise it'll be tomorrow. If you want to purchase it let me know and I'll send you my Google Wallet email address in a private post.
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+Joe Wilcox if you want one sooner than amazon.
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Really?? Grumpy cat branded Friskies?!?!
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It's fast, it's pretty, and it's all mine!!!

(if anyone is curious, it's a turbo 2015 Ford Mustang with the 6-speed manual transmission and literally every option)
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How do you like the ecoboost so far?!? any plans to do a cut out for a great straight pipe sound?
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Earlier today I visited Fremont Ford to look at a new Mustang. Specifically, a 2015 Mustang turbo. They were the only dealer in the bay area that had the exact car I wanted and now I'm glad they were because their sales team was an absolute pleasure to work with. My salesman Omar Omari was extremely friendly and helpful and the finance manager is an absolute magician!! I wasn't sure if I could even get financing approved for this vehicle - not only did he get me approved but I got a low interest rate with a small down payment, they took over $1000 off the sticker (without me even asking) and I was given more than the KBB value for my trade-in. I've purchased several cars in my life and this was the best buying experience I've ever had. Definitely ask if Omar is available when you arrive - I wish every car salesman was like him!
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I've worked with many automotive and motorcycle repair shops over the years and Spec-1 is one of the absolute best. Glen and his crew took my old, beat-up Honda Nighthawk 750 and made it run like new again. Not only that but they answered all my questions, patiently provided me with updates every time I called (which was almost once a day) and even fixed problems on the bike that I didn't know were there. All of this for a very reasonable price - the final bill was far lower than I expected. You can trust these guys and know that qualified and honest mechanics are working on your ride.
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The pharmacy manager - an older Asian man - isn't very helpful and insisted on giving me the wrong prescription. If possible, I recommend going to another pharmacy.
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