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Mike Caron
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Lives in Madison, WI
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So the Google Doodle today is a neat animation of playing tennis to honor the start of the U.S. Open, but I think Google missed an opportunity for a fun game. Check it out. Imagine a Chrome-cast based Tennis that uses android devices as rackets, ala Wii-Tennis where two players play against each other on the TV, but randomly Google Play selects a game to display on the Google.com page as a doodle LIVE. A simpler version would be a pong-style tennis game where players moved the doodle with their mouse and swung the racket with a click.

Now... +Scott Finley, +Greg Cipriano use that 20% time and rock a cool game! ;)
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+Olaf Föllinger here's another one for your son to play with. Code Monkey: http://www.playcodemonkey.com/
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I wanted to change the world but they won't give me the source code; dammit!
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Buying a +Chromecast today :)
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Paired with Plex, it is a pretty sweet setup. Becky was like "I'm not convinced. It's not like we couldn't do any of this before..." But she never had to do any of the laptop hookup to the TV, and she doesn't mind inserting DVDs and fiddling with remotes... 

Performance is pretty awesome and all for $35... pretty cool age we live in.
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10 Signs of Porn Addiction: Do these describe your husband?

Read more: http://cvnteyes.co/1qwy1rL
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haha! love this.
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Did you solve this yet Mike? :)
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Ordered mom a +Chromebook! +Dell  Chromebook 11 isn't available anymore, so I went with the +Acer. Excited to set this up for her!
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Happy birthday, +Scott Finley !!
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Becky says, "So it looks like when we use the Chromecast, House is in HD, not like with the wii". Yup. Awesome. One less box next to the TV.
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I'm planning to buy a Chromecast as well ... Looks like good value, and it's at least one less cable (HDMI).
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THAT is a real good picture. You should see if some advertisement type company needs a family picture with a red head dad.
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“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?’” —John 11:25–26

http://lgs.to/1lCur6J #verseoftheday
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Porn is a whitewashed tomb.
 
New video. answers to argument that porn is just fine because it is between consenting adults
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Software Engineer
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Perl, C#, C++, Javascript, Python, Java
Employment
  • SolidWorks
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2008 - present
    Contribute to developer happiness by making awesome tools and improving the SolidWorks product. (Accomplishments include: source code, processes and tools migration from homegrown SCM to commercial product; System profile uploader, crash investigation and classification app, system resource monitor, addin development for Outlook & Visual Studio)
  • Lockheed Martin
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2004 - 2006
    Several lead positions in internal R&D projects involving distributed computing, Java, J2EE, Corba, Semantic Web technology, mapping & imagry, etc.
  • NCSA
    Jr. Administrator, 1996 - 1998
  • S.E.S.A. AG
    Systems Engineer, 2001 - 2004
    As a contractor, worked both internally and externally (Arcor/Vodafone) on Java/J2EE test and deployment systems and practices, researching emerging .NET and mobile platforms, grokking German language, pursuing inolvement in Perl community, internationally. Known for expertise in Java, OOP, Perl. All around nice guy.
  • WPS
    Contract Developer, 2006 - 2007
    Contracted through Exacta, contributed to development of public-facing customer relations application (J2EE, Struts, etc). Improved design specification template for UI projects.
  • American Family Insurance
    Contract Developer, 2007 - 2008
    Defined product release management internally for software components so groups could work better (read: defined local Maven repo and versioning system for internal software). Mentored several junior developers. Technical lead for system migration to new hardware platform.
  • Intellix
    Contract Developer, 2010 - 2010
    Designed and implemented the DigiCatRemote desktop software for configuring DigiCat family of video multiplexers. Available on GitHub: http://github.com/mrcaron/DigiCatRemote.
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Do what you love and love what you've done!
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Madison, WI
Previously
Joliet, IL - Berlin, Germany - Minneapolis, MN - Madison, WI - Urbana, IL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Joliet, IL - Frankfurt, Germany
I had this company clean the carpets in my new-to-me home in Sun Prairie just after purchase. They were prompt and timely in the service and explained the whole system to me as I had questions. Throughout the process, Tom showed me the dirt he was collecting off the carpet through this innovative system. I was impressed with Tom's professionalism, his respect for our home as he cleaned and his courteous, kind attitude. Will certainly use Advanced DRY CC again!!
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I just hired Jason for our SECOND purchase in Madison. Our first one was 9 years ago for a FSBO in Sun Prairie in which Jason was a great pleasure to work with. We were first time home buyers and Jason held our hand through the process. It ended up being a very difficult scenario where we had to file suit against the seller and Jason led us through the process giving advice on going to court, what we might expect from the court, how to do it and how not to do it. The whole time, he acted not only as my attorney, but as my friend and showed genuine care about our welfare. This second time, we went immediately to Jason because our experience with him was so phenomenal. Upon hearing my voice, he immediately recognized me and it was like old friends getting together. He counseled me on the next purchase, walked me through the inspection and contingencies, all the paperwork and closing with ease. He went above and beyond duty before and after closing, taking calls truly late at night when I interrupted family time. When he wasn't able to talk, he was up front about it. When it was his time to shine, he rocked. We will continue to hire Jason as long as we have real estate legal needs as he is the best and his 5-star reviews show it!
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
I've contracted Oliver's Plumbing twice for my 1900s-built home here in Sun Prairie. Ron's workmanship is superlative and timely. His manner is very kind, honest and personal. Both of the jobs I had done were on old construction that has been decaying. In the first situation, Ron replaced the toilet drain flange, which was cast-iron, a job I was not capable of. The second job was done today and he replaced my tub train, again, having to saw away hundred-year-old cast-iron drain pipes, removing a drum trap and replacing all that with modern PVC. No more clog, no more hair, and the construction is beautiful. I'd highly recommend Oliver's plumbing to anyone in the Madison area.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
You'll be glad you stayed here. We stay in a hotel each time we visit my parents in Joliet. I've stayed at three hotels in the area now and Hampton is far and away the best in the immediate area. The room was very clean, staff was very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was not luxurious, but satisfactory and they had good coffee. When we checked in the manager said that the workout room had just been remodeled. Contrary to @Maithil, our reservation was right on the money, no hang ups at all.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Martin City Spare Ribs Special - TONS of ribs, finger-licking-good BBQ sauce, crispy fries. Simple, but delicious. Wife got the burnt ends sandwich, definitely the winner. The tart-sweet coleslaw combined with the sweet-savory BBQ was a party in the mouth. These guys make fabulous chicken tenders for kiddos as well.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Wonderful service. Wine recommendation by waiter was really spot on. I had the suppe di pesce, which was stunningly more pesce than suppe or pasta. A half lobster cut from head to tail, lots of fresh mussels and clams, shrimp and scallops, simply delicious. Olives and warm focaccia to start. I couldn't finish the whole dish, split it with a friend!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
So I haven't been here in about 8 years, but when I lived in Berlin, I frequently dined at Al Dente. Linguine al Parmigiana was on the menu which is what I believe the man in the picture on the webpage is making. It was a heavenly experience. I thought the selection of pastas was varied enough, but not overwhelming and the quality of food was a notch above the rest. I'd certainly recommend Al Dente to a friend.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago