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Michael-Rainabba Richardson
Works at http://vantage.tv
Attended ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
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If you haven't experienced +Oculus Rift or Vive (REAL VR) yet, I highly suggest you get schedule for a free demo of the Rift EVEN IF you think you'll never want to get into VR, because you cannot know what others will be talking about until you have. VR done right is as visceral as a smell or taste and cannot be described adequately.

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#vr   #oculusrift  
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Jamming to Smashing Pumpkins on KUPD between hospitals. They said to, "break a leg", so I did! +Shannon Hernandez

#broken #livinglife #kupd #smashingpumpkins
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Smashing Pumpkins for life!
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I have come to love Keep, Docs and such for many reasons, but largely just to keep track of lists, hierarchies of info, todo lists, etc.., but I just discovered a new tool that is actually built to be more of a rich list/TODO tool and wanted to share:

https://workflowy.com/invite/3919b97e.lnx
WorkFlowy is an organizational tool that makes life easier. It's a surprisingly powerful way to take notes, make lists, collaborate, brainstorm, plan and generally organize your brain.
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+Veterans Affairs Really? The eBenefits site won't allow passwords with "Dictionary Words". Okay, stupid but I'll bite. What I can't deal with is that "vowels should be removed". Apparently an "a" counts as a dictionary word according to the password change dialog and phone support.

Overly aggressive password policies promote insecure password behavior such as using the same password on multiple sites (so it can be remembered) or writing it down (because it can't). That isn't security. That's a nightmare for users and support.

#WTF  
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#oculus Need I say more?
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+Thomas Tenkely Still here in the PHX Valley? I've got a Sager Laptop I can travel with that should run it fine (GTX980m, 16GB RAM, i7 CPU). So far I can't say that I'm more impressed with the experience than with the Vive, but I can say that it was easier to get running and is FAR easier to hop into. Where my DK1, DK2 and Vive didn't stay connected, I think this will. The resolution is still lacking when you look at distant objects, but not horribly so and when looking at more near objects, I'd say it's crossed the "sufficient" threshold. Framerate is of course incredible. Lack of touch controllers combined with limited range make it a different experience than the Vive of course and I'm not sure yet if any other features are redeeming in that respect, but overall it's far more polished, lightweight and comfortable.
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Canceled the +GoDaddy discount domains club MONTHS ago thanks to Google Domains and JUST got billed for cash parking because it's setup to auto-renew (it was a free service under the club), without any warning and I'm "out of the refund period" just 11 days later (as I finally caught the email notice and figured out what was going on).

Not at all shady or questionable GoDaddy. eye roll

Really, I'm very surprised you guys would pull something like that. Between all the other crap I've had to wade through to manage my domains, the new policy on shared management (now both parties must pay for premium DNS management) and now this, why in the world WOULDN'T I move over to Google where it's cheaper (no extra fees for private registration) and INFINITELY more simple?

You've been nickel-diming the world and making a fortune, but you better adapt with the times or you'll become just as irrelevant as you were successful.
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The last year I've learned more about video, encoding and ffmpeg than I could have imagined there was to know (and that only of course proved that there's 1,000x more to learn), but one particular part of this journey has proven VERY difficult so I wanted to share some of that.
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+vantagetv is looking for an awesome Node.js developer to help build the worlds most amazing VR events platform! https://goo.gl/9ujI4w

#nodejs   #hiring   #hapi   #startups  
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+YouTube and +vantagetv are bringing +Coachella to you live in 360 (YouTube 360/VR compatible) at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11r-ziOS9a0 
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CTO for 2 up-and-coming companies
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  • http://vantage.tv
    CTO, present
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  • RISK: Big Screen Edition
  • Drift Mania: Street Outlaws
  • BADLAND
  • Beach Buggy Racing
  • Bike Rivals
  • Red Ball 4
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Man of many trades, master of very few. Father of 3, husband, entrepreneur, CTOx2, student, lover, US Marine, and more.
Introduction
I've been involved in I.T. at least part-time since 1993 and full-time at an enterprise level since 1999 (USMC warehouse management systems). Currently I'm involved in virtually every aspect of maintaining a production network and related system critically responsible for $1m+ of business revenue (to include software/DB architecture and development). If my current venture doesn't pan out, I hope to find a future with Google, perhaps as a Developer Advocate where my vast knowledge-base could be well utilized and I would be exposed to fresh ideas (I love learning and sharing). I'm a true but tolerable INTJ (see Jung - Myers-Briggs or Keirsey Temperament). As is the case with most INTJ's, I don't respond well to people being mentally lazy, but I'm not antagonistic to the extent that INTJ's are stereotyped to be.
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Father of 3 amazing children (3rd arrives very soon), US Marine, CTO vantage.tv, CTO AZPrep and Happy to be alive!
Education
  • ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
    Information Systems Security (BS), 2004 - 2007
  • Westwood High School
    General Studies and Electronics, 1995 - 1998
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