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Vasco Road, 4 April 2014

Taken during a brief stop in an otherwise uneventful Friday evening escape from the Bay Area.  

#windmills   #cloudscape   #sunsetphotos  
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+Bernard Artola -- I'll check it out!  Thanks for the tip. 

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Dig this  This missive from PG&E arrived in my inbox at 1:38AM, April 2. I wonder if they held it back a day?  

I think we'll throw a block party.

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Can you picture Bill Gates "down in the bowels" ?
Bill Gates on Mark Zuckerberg: "Mark Zuckerberg wants Facebook to be the next Facebook. Mark has the credibility to say, 'I'm going to spend $19 billion to buy something that has essentially no revenue model.' I think his aggressiveness is wise -- although the price is higher than I would have expected. It shows that user bases are extremely valuable. It's software; it can morph into a broad set of things -- once you're set up communicating with somebody, you're not just going to do text. You're going to do photos, you're going to share documents, you're going to play games together. [...]

"We're both Harvard dropouts, we both had strong, stubborn views of what software could do. I give him more credit for shaping the user interface of his product. He's more of a product manager than I was. I'm more of a coder, down in the bowels and the architecture, than he is. But, you know, that's not that major of a difference. I start with architecture, and Mark starts with products, and Steve Jobs started with aesthetics."
Even more awesomeness from +Alex Gallego.  So awesome, it hurts.

#walkingdead  #sketches #awesome
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+Alex Gallego you're a true artist. 
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Mount Diablo Sunset from Vasco Road, 9 April 2014.

#panoramas   #sunsetphotography   #cloudscapephotography  

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Windows 8: Another fine reason to switch to Linux.

I ordered a refurbished, years-old Lenovo T410 notebook with Win7 Pro pre-installed. Partly because I really don't want a touch-screen running Win8 on my notebook, and partly because newer notebook computers have criminally awful keyboards.

I'm probably going to boot straight into Linux and run Win7 (when necessary) under VirtualBox anyway, but I just had to chuckle a bit when reading this news item.

Of course, you're perfectly free to fall in love with Windows 8 and join the notebooks-are-really-big-smartphones-with-crappy-chiclet-keyboards crowd.  Just don't ask me to type anything on your laptop computer, or wipe my fingers across its display.
Big surprise.
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Don't like those keyboards myself, but if I'm doing anything even semi-serious, I'll schlep along a real keyboard. This wireless does OK and is pretty compact: Not to mention that I have two of them, but for any real work I prefer a full-sized keyboard.

Also a mouse.

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Alive in every sense of the word, +Stephen Glasskeys !

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My Moustapus arrived!  Most Awesome and Sponditious!

Thank you, +Laura Klein Stephens !
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Bestest package arriving via USPS in a long, long time!  =)

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Software Development
C/C++, Python, Linux, Redis, Celery, Nginx, Flask, Django, JavaScript/Coffeescript, Chrome extensions, etc. etc.
  • Michael Curry's Exodus Development
    He does it all, 2013 - present
  • Exodus Development, Inc.
    Founder, 1998 - 2012
  • Lighting Science Group
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2007 - 2009
    Developed LED video wall and lighting control systems for Windows in C++
  • Mirra, Inc
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2004 - 2005
    C#/.Net thick client for automated backup server running on LAN. Like Carbonite but not on the cloud.
  • Talkway Communications
    Windows Architect, 2002 - 2003
    Design and development of video mail technologies and application integration under Windows desktop platforms.
  • Lexica Holdings, LLP and ViLink
    Contract Software Developer, 1997 - 1998
    Development and maintenance of Windows desktop applications for insurance industry.
  • Wayfarer Communications
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1995 - 1997
    Development of Windows desktop applications for “server push” Internet technologies
  • Pure Software
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1994 - 1995
  • Electronic Arts
    Sr. Software Engineer, 1992 - 1994
    Games development and other things
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Murky Rice, Rickey Rum, Curly Chimera
Taking the world by Drizzle
"That Michael Curry" -- Husband, Father, Photographer, Foodie, Coder. Tinkerer. I play with software snakes: Python, to be precise.

I circle real people only... and usually only if you provide useful profile information along with interesting and relevant posts.

Sometimes it takes me a while to update my circles, so if you've recently circled me, please be patient...


If you don't understand why I posted something or made a particular comment, just ask.  I'll be happy to explain.  Please keep in mind: commentary is not advocacy.  I +1 things though I may not agree with them.

I follow the No Asshole Rule.  If you act like one while visiting, you'll be shown the door.  I expect that you'll do likewise.

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I wrestle with Snakes: Python. The programming language, that is.
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