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Mike Branski
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Attended Madison Media Institute
Lives in Muskego, WI
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I love how they've embraced this!
 
So iconic it needs no introduction. Learn more about this trooper at: http://strw.rs/1PqbvHB
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Anyone else feel yourself always falling behind on personal projects? Establishing a schedule will help! Seriously, I have been making some great progress on things these past few months, - on top of buying a house, - and that is an incredible feeling. Look forward to so much more from me in these next few months.

#goals #hobbies
Being a person of many hats, it is a very real challenge to make any headway in my various interests for a sustained amount of time. The truth is, I often find myself not wearing any hat at all! I...
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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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FRIENDS WHO WRITE: do you add images to your posts? I want to because it really spruces things up a lot, but struggle to find something relevant. Honestly, I think my bigger issue is a lack of a branding to build on top of.

I could use your input!

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Last week's post was a little weak, so today I want to talk about something I'm exploring: adding imagery to my articles. (It is worth noting I have set up a slew of new, recurring calendar entries to assist with...
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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'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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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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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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Education
  • Madison Media Institute
    Digital Art and Animation, 2005 - 2006
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Gender
Male
Birthday
August 22
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  • Catan
  • Dragon Hills
  • Smove
  • Magic Rampage
  • Star Wars Uprising
  • Tapventures
  • Colopl Rune Story
  • Land Sliders
  • Fallout Shelter
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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.
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Photographed for National Geographic once.
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Occupation
Interactive Developer
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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
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Melocheville, QC - Windsor, ON - Monona, WI - Milwaukee, WI - West Allis, WI
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I recently moved to Wauwatosa and have interacted with the police a few times for overnight parking and when someone hit my car. Every time they have been incredibly friendly and responsive. I hope I don't have to keep calling them, but if I do I know it'll be as painless as possible.
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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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