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Nicholas Gracilla
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Happy moving day. A shift to Wordpress, eh?  What were the determining factors?  I'm preparing for a move this winter as well. I'm eying squarespace.com.  
I’m moving!  No, I’m not getting out of Chicago. I’ve decided to move my blog. Not only am I moving away from blogger.com I am changing names too.  I came up with the name of Life and Times of Tim in 2007 – which ended up bei...
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Honestly, I really wanted to get away from blogspot (hated their mobile app) and I had several friends (and non-friends blogs) that used WordPress.  They all really liked it and didn't have any material complaints.  I didn't do a whole lot of research on other providers.  So far so good - I like WordPress a lot more than Blogspot, that's for sure.
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Neoteric Design is hiring!  If you know a developer who's looking for a change of pace, I appreciate the referrals #jobseekers   #ruby   #rubyonrails   #developerjobs
Neoteric Design seeks a full time, on location Ruby on Rails web developer. The Ruby on Rails developer is responsible for the architecture, development, and maintenance of our server side code. He or she leads research into new frameworks, tools, and best development practices for our team, ...
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All the tomatoes have come up!
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Device manufacturers like +Nest need to let their customer's data go. +SXSW 
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yes the new smart devices raise significant privacy concerns
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What's the hardest part of reporting #bugs  to your development team?
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I always leave a few dollars a day + any loose change in pockets.  Nice post. 
Tipping the housekeepers at a hotel is a topic you see regularly on travel blogs. For some it is as standard as tipping at a restaurant. For others it's as common as tipping your dentist: Just doesn't happen.  For me, I usual...
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I've got a bunch of ramps at home... it's time to experiment in the kitchen lab.
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Grow seedlings, grow!
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As a newbie +SXSW attendee, I was amazed. Top notch poster art, too. 
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Great talk by Phil Liben at #sxsw  this morning.
Phil Liben, CEO of Evernote, gave a great talk this morning: "Chaotic Good: The Right Alignment for Your Company." Or: everything I ever needed to know from business, I learned from Dungeons...
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January Salad Challenge is getting tougher. What's your favorite? 
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  • Neoteric Design
    Principal, 1999 - present
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Principal at Neoteric Design: a Ruby on Rails development and design firm in Chicago. We're focused on agile Ruby on Rails application development, user-centered website redesigns, website content management systems, and mobile content delivery.

I'm also an accomplished home cook, urban gardener, and do a fair amount of traveling. 
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Stellar Wine Company has a great selection of wines, at reasonable prices, and from vineyards and growing regions that are outside of the ordinary, usual, and expected. Their seminars and wine tasting events are informative; I've learned a lot at them. This is the perfect wine shop to explore and browse in — it has a broad, but focused collection of wines, so I'm never overwhelmed. Luis is a real professional, too, and can direct you towards exactly what you need. I recommend them.
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This is not a good theatre in Chicago. Dirty, sticky, and just tried to watch "Into The Woods" with obviously blown front speakers that sounded like rattling tin cans. I will not come back.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I try to eat here once a week. It's delicious, unpretentious, home style Japanese cooking. Do not miss the ikegeso (sp), a tempura fried squid. Perfect noodle dishes for winter. BYOB!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a great spot for lunch with your work mates. Top notch tapas, great sangria, prompt and attentive service. It can get a little loud though, especially in the evenings. The patatas bravas are great.
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Top notch Italian cuisine in Andersonville. Their pastas are particularly remarkable, and come in half plates which makes the meal not so over filling. A great wine menu features, of course, Italian wines, and is a great way to get to know some unusual varietals. Beautiful patio dining.
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Full disclosure: They are a client. But the Bridgehouse museum offers a great opportunity to get off Michigan avenue for a bit, see the architecture and gears of a real bridgehouse museum, and learn about the history of the Chicago River. Good views. Great for kids. Note there are stairs, and no elevator, so be ready for that.
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I love Club Lago for lunch. The owners are unfailingly fun and always greet you at the door; it's got a classic old school Italian diner interior, with a great bar and top sandwiches. The booths make a perfect spot lunch meetings, too.
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