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Max Battcher
Works at Heartland Payment Systems
Attended University of Louisville
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This Cuban sandwich from the El Rumbon truck is mighty tasty. #firstfriday #p2t
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I swear, iOS 5 needs a much lighter weight program than iTunes to occasionally plop open on my PC… Please tell me there is a way to temporarily tell iTunes to go away and not come back until gaming is done…
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I'm hoping MonoGame catches up to XNA a bit more, because cross-platform development is sexy, but yes most of my development life is spent in C# and WP7 has the fewest road blocks. (Most of the rest is Python and none of the smartphone platforms show that much love to Python from what I've seen.)
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Hmm… I don't have enough Xbox friends with Gears to actually try the new Horde maps because there isn't a playlist for them yet.
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"Once Upon A Time" has had some moments I've found really amusing so far, but I've got a feeling that I'm really watching mostly because I didn't get enough Dr. Rush in SG:U…
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There are those that understand Silverlight binding; there are those that do not understand Silverlight binding. Then there are those that learn it as they go, leaving dubious quality learning experiments lurking in soon-to-be-Production code.

Tasked with figuring out wonkiness in some grids that had irked me for weeks, but now were "my bugs" by rite of "touched-it-last" and now because QA had spotted them, could reproduce, were suddenly thrust into user-confusing, release-stopping urgency.

Long story short, it turned that the code to generate columns from an over-complex dictionary structure were building new columns for every field. The amazing thing, and testament to Silverlight and the Silverlight toolkit team, was that this worked at all much less gave such an appearance of normalcy 98% of the time…
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Saw Actors' new playful adaptation of Tom Sawyer. Reminded me of middle school. #p2t
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More specifically, I was in a school production of an obviously different adaptation. I'm forgetting most of the details but I remember it was one of the smallest productions I did that actually was completed and yet the one that gave me the worst attack of stage fright confused with/commingled with "familiarity breeds contempt". I remember having rehearsed the dead cat dialogue a lot, because it was tough for me and how much I loathed it by the end of that… it was good to see a much better production of it after those surprisingly many years.
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Why do so many websites restrict password *maximum* length? Aren't we all using cryptographic hashes now? You know those are a fixed length output regardless of input size? If I want to use a novella as a password, you should let me.

Hell, even if they are storing the plaintext, can they really not afford the database space for >15 bytes? Really? (I'm not even going to give these websites the benefit of the doubt that they are storing more than a byte per character given the bizarre character set restrictions of many of these same sites.)

(PS, The passnovella is now a trademark of mine. I will soon debut a website whose passnovella minimum will be 7000 words…)
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UX head scratcher: G+ mobile site prompted "Are you sure you want to cancel? [Cancel] [OK]". How silly.
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Yeah, given how much hope I had for the redesign revitalizing reader and how much I think the mobile version has mostly improved, the updated "real" web version now leaves a lot to be desired. But also, borked G+ integration is borked.
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Brian Shih -- who worked on Reader back when it was the best damned product that Google made -- talks about how awful the new changes are: http://brianshih.com/78073742
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I would like to toast the food scientists at SWAD and their tasty packets of microwaveable science dinners. #p2t
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Hehehe. Billy Joel's hits on RB3 (a lot of fun) had me playing around with other difficulty levels more than usual. A few more songs in Medium Easy Keys clicked for me. Also, I managed to get 5 Gold Stars on a song in Expert Pro Keys, ranking #7 for now on its leaderboard! /maniacal laughter. Admittedly it was on the easiest, one-chord song in the game, but still…
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Just now read about Mark Pilgrim's drop out of the net, similar to _why's… Interesting. I can sympathize with the need to start fresh, but I feel more of a call to the opposite. I feel so weirdly disconnected with a deactivated Facebook account, that I can only imagine what it would do to shutdown my blog, much less lose it again. I'm already a cyborg… I find all too often that I'm searching my own blog/websites to refresh my memory on some topic or another. A disconnect of the sort that Mark or _why did I think would actually "kill" a part of me and that actually frightens me. I'm happy right now as a first generation cyborg…
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Software Engineer, Storyteller
Employment
  • Heartland Payment Systems
    2013 - present
  • Enlark
    Software Engineer, Storyteller, 2007 - present
  • The Rawlings Group
    2010 - 2013
  • Microsoft
    2006 - 2006
  • UPS
    2004 - 2004
  • Viacom (Paramount Parks)
    2001 - 2002
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Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY - Louisville, KY - Cincinnatti, OH - Middletown, OH - Redmond, WA
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I speak the tongues of the great mechanical beasts of this age as well as most. I'm currently working to apply that engineering talent to more creative sub-fields.

Education
  • University of Louisville
    2002 - 2008
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