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Mike Branski
Works at Swarming Technology
Attended Madison Media Institute
Lives in Muskego, WI
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Ages back I shared progress on my first attempt at costuming, a stormtrooper pepakura helmet. My interest and effort ebbed and flowed, and I eventually scrapped it. Years later, I’ve undergone some pretty big life changes (marriage, divorce, new job) that…
Ages back I shared progress on my first attempt at costuming, a stormtrooper pepakura helmet. My interest and effort ebbed and flowed, and I eventually scrapped it. Years later, I've undergone some...
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I love their philosophy toward game play. Keeping the focus on enjoying the world they created, plus being able to share the rewards account-wide means you aren't punished for rolling new characters. I'm definitely looking forward to Heart of Thorns!
 
In Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns, we're reimagining the model for endgame progression. Learn about The Mastery System in this article: https://www.guildwars2.com/en/news/reimagining-progression-the-mastery-system/ #GuildWars2   #GW2HoT  ~Stéphane
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I performed my first hardware surgery last night, replacing the cracked glass of my sister's Kindle Fire. I tore it down to its brass tacks, as a railroad builder is oft to say, and it all worked a treat and was a ton of fun!
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This is... Just...
 
Room of Requirement (thanks J.K. Rowling). Room of Repose.
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Support your small businesses - stay local!
 
Happy Small Business Week! We LOVE the drive, passion and creativity that handmade businesses have. Plus, they are some of the nicest people to work with. We consider ourselves lucky to hang out with these people every day 

How do you plan to support local small businesses this week?

#SmallBusinessWeek   #SupportLocal   #handmade   #madeinamerica   #AmericanMade   #art  
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So, that time in Utah that I ordered "Fish and Chips" and got Mrs Paul's fish sticks and a bag of Lay's Potato Chips I should have been happy?
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I've been reading up on hydro-/aquaponics lately. I'd really like to create a small-scale sustainable garden in my condo. I'm thinking about removing the closet doors in my office and starting something in there since I don't use the space.

#gardening #hydroponics #aquaponics
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Plan less, do more - a new mantra for an old problem.

I wrote Relearning How to Have Fun 21 months ago, and yet, reading it again today, I feel like I just stepped out of a time machine. It is just as relevant as when I wrote it, but with a key distinction: I’ve gone through a tremendous amount of change…
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"'JIFF' is the correct pronunciation of GIF the way that midichlorians are the correct explanation for the force."

- Zegota, Lifehacker commenter
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So, the correct pronunciation of " Graphics Interchange Format" would be "jaffic interchange format".  Sorry, it does not track, and what the nerd who invented it wants to call is could mean less. A Gif is a Gif.  A Jaff is a Jaff, never the twain shall meet.
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Legitimately going to make one of these.
 
When you're upset, you can do this: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻. Risk board carved into a coffee table: http://j.mp/1nU9vfx
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First few shots taken with my new Fuji X-T1 and 23mm f/1.4 down at the +Swarming Technology office! Photos are unedited JPEGs taken straight from the camera.
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Education
  • Madison Media Institute
    Digital Art and Animation, 2005 - 2006
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Birthday
August 22
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Aspiring photographer. Web developer extraordinaire. Stormtrooper in a past life.
Introduction
I love tea, Star Wars, and my family and friends. Not necessarily in that order.

I have a love for harmoniously blending front- and back-end code, take the occasional photo, and am learning costume and prop building from the good folks at The Replica Prop Forum.

Gaming's always had a place in my life - both video and tabletop - and I'm diving into DM'ing with D&D Next, which goes nicely with my fondness for writing.

Yoga has added a new level of enjoyment to bettering my health, and I hop on my bike or take a stroll to enjoy the outdoors.
Bragging rights
Photographed for National Geographic once.
Work
Occupation
Interactive Developer
Skills
HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, creative thinking, problem solving, office eye candy
Employment
  • Swarming Technology
    2012 - present
  • StageBloc, Inc
    Chief Product Officer, 2008 - 2012
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Muskego, WI
Previously
Melocheville, QC - Windsor, ON - Monona, WI - Milwaukee, WI - West Allis, WI
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Nice rooms, friendly staff, and great pool area made even better with the latest renovations. The restaurant's food can be a little expensive, but it's good. Their Sunday morning brunch is something we do every time we come here. Good location with easy access to downtown, scenic lookouts, and House on the Rock.
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