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Norman Tran
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A nice 20 minute audio story about an elf who get a new job.
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The company I work for, sonarDesign, is holding a #contest. Just try out our #presentation software, Lumo, for a chance to win an #iMac.

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No, of course we didn't get a mop and a rope stuck in a tree trying to rescue this raccoon... >.>
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The best way to enjoy a AAA power fantasy: uncomfortably.

This makes me wonder about power fantasies in all media. The fantasy of avenging something violently feels natural and thrilling. Yet it's disturbing because I think of myself as a person with peaceful ideals.

Maybe it's enough that I understand that this kind of media is pure fantasy and can never reflect what is real. But what about the many millions who consume this media and have no such awareness?

#shadowofmordor  

http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/1/6881161/middle-earth-shadow-of-mordor-torture-terrorism
I'd cleaved apart 200 or so bad guys before I had the grim epiphany that a video game had turned me into an expert in insurgency. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the new video game that serves as...
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Rethinking "what should I do with my life?"

"It wasn’t until I gave up the games that I realized my passion wasn’t for the games themselves (although I do love them). My passion is for improvement, being good at something and then trying to get better. The games themselves — the graphics, the stories — they were cool, but I can easily live without them. It’s the competition — with others, but especially with myself — that I thrive on."
No clue what you want to do with your life? Here are some crazy and thought-provoking questions to help you out.
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"There is no right or wrong [outcome]. You make a decision and everything aligns after the fact." Jill Bernard on #Improv Nerd about trusting yourself. How #Zen .
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Don't forget to sign up for our Lumo Design Contest, and you can win an iMac with 5K Retina Display! All you have to do is sign up and create a Lumo showing of your creativity. 

apps.facebook.com/my-contests/lumocontest

#iMac   #iMacContest   #Lumo  
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Thanks +Ben Clark.  I had another question:

My Lumo account was made with a different email than my Facebook account email so they're not linked.  Will that cause any problems since I signed up for the contest on Facebook but my project is under a different email?  I tagged my project with correct iMacContest2014 tag.
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My company's presentation software. If you're making presentations, please try it out and give us feedback.
Instantly share your ideas to anyone on any device
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Felicia Day on Facebook's algorithm and how it homogonizes thought. http://thisfeliciaday.tumblr.com/post/94445373169/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked—-even if I hated it. It’s so funny that I stumbled upon this article this morning, because I woke up irrationally livid at Facebook anyway. Why? Because for a while now, I feel like FB has been closing me in a box, and unless I play by their rules, I am losing access to the people who want to be reached by me.   I have almost a million fol...
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Why did she have to cut her hair? She could be really attractive with the hairstyle she had, but this is...not really going to look twice.
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Game Designer, Programmer
Employment
  • sonarDesign
    Programmer, 2014 - present
  • ByteSized Studios
    Game Developer, 2013 - 2014
  • Portalarium
    Programmer, 2012 - 2013
  • D7 Games
    Game Designer, Programmer, 2010 - 2012
  • Sogeti USA
    Consultant
  • Centerpoint Energy
    Intern
  • Sapphire Technologies
    Programmer
  • SecureCare Technologies
    Programmer
  • Gendai Games
    Intern
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Austin, TX
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Houston, TX
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An Austin game developer, improviser, and floorballer.
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  • University of Houston
  • Alief Hastings High School
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★ Mobile Game of the Year winner (2013 D.I.C.E. Awards) and nominated for Best Handheld/Mobile Game (2013 Game Developer’s Choice Awards)!★

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1)Message de Lobi posté le 8 October 2013 à 21:38:03. Awww, lovely comic. My childhood was very simmilar, except we had an old Austin Mini.

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