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P. David Gardner
Worked at San Bernardino Sun-Telegram
Attended Redondo Union High School
Lives in South Pasadena, CA
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Just checked my Gmail spam box for the first time in a while. To my utter {lack of} surprise, I have email from Salma Hayek, Sophia Vergera, Scarlett Johannsen and more. They're all so concerned about the length of my penis. I guess then I should be concerned too, but find my motivation somewhat lacking.
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+Li Gardner I'll probably open up a real author's blog, once I sell the book, since agents and publishers these days (even the traditional ones) want you to also market yourself on top of their own efforts. Oh, are you going to be home in June? Aidan's graduating from USCS on June 15, and we're coming up for a few days and we'd like to see you and Carla if we can arrange it.
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Yay! And high fives to you. Can't wait to read it.
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Congrats +NASA and JPL for a successful TD for #MarsCuriosity!
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Did anyone else notice last night that NBC portrayed the women's gymnastic team as The Avengers a few times in their promos and bumpers? Costumes and stances nearly identical to the movie poster (or any generic superhero poster).

C'mon, NBC. The Olympics are interesting and fun and entertaining, but there's no need to make false superheros out of our athletes. They are strong and capable in their own rights without all the hype.
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I got a Note 8.0 for Christmas and of course want to root it with CM11. The only guides I can find are Windows centric. I use Linux Mint 15. Does anyone know of a guide to root the device using just Linux?
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I've really enjoyed watching how FNX (First Nations Experience) has grown over the past year that I've been watching it on broadcast TV in Los Angeles. Today there was a cooking show called Primal Grille amid the documentaries and dramas! Niow, if I can just get my fry bread technique down pat ...
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Diversions can be fun!
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C'mon, G+, there is something seriously wrong with the rating system used in "Local". When a fast food joint, despite being deemed good, can get a higher overall rating than a 3-star restaurant serving quality food, you have to realize that something is wonky in Local Land.

Despite the fact that such ratings can easily be gamed, and it's all subjective anyway, there must be some other way to let people rate their local businesses that would more accurately reflect overall quality than a simple number rating. Maybe look at Yelp to see what they're doing.
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Congrats to +SpaceX for a successful launch! Go, go, go!
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Author in the Baking
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Author, photographer, graphic designer, former newspaper reporter and book editor. User/admin of Linux systems since 1991, of Macintosh systems since 1985, and of DOS/Windows based x86 systems since 1982. I've built, programmed and used some obscure Z80, 8080 and S100 bus systems too. Pretty Darn Good at operating systems, networks, application software, and hardware. Guess I kinda sorta like computers, eh?
Employment
  • San Bernardino Sun-Telegram
    Reporter/Photographer
  • Desert Dispatch
    Reporter/Photographer
  • Location Update
    Art Director
  • ExacTax Inc.
    Network Admin
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South Pasadena, CA
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Novato, CA - San Diego, CA - Las Vegas, NV - Redondo Beach, CA - Hayward, CA - San Leandro, CA - Livermore, CA - Altadena, CA
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YA/SF Author and Novitiate Raconteur
Introduction
I'm a minor league SF author who last published under a nom de plume in the Ice Ages (the 1980s), and who is now gratefully and perhaps even somewhat gracefully returning to the fold.

I am currently finishing up a young adult, post apocalyptic novel called The Sentinel's Son, which I hope to conventionally publish Real Soon Now.

Though I do already have a publishing track record, as dusty as it may be at the moment, you just never know about these things, so fingers crossed and full speed ahead.
Bragging rights
I'm not sure this is something to brag about, but I did publish about fifteen eminently forgettable novels, albeit under other names, way back when in the 1980s. I wrote almost an entire slew of magazine articles, and slightly over a million words as a journalist and news photographer. Hmm, all that newsprint just may have ended up lining your bird's cage. What a thought. I've been a steady Linux user and admin since the get-go, when I downloaded from Finland a six-floppy release of Linus' basic kernel plus a few utilities in 1991. It wasn't very useful at the time but fun to experiment with on my old 386, which had previously been running MS-DOS. Then Peter MacDonald rolled the first release of SLS and Microsoft never occupied my hard drives again, except in a VM reserved for work for clients. I wanted to give back something to the Linux community but was not a programmer at the time, so I volunteered to write and maintain the original Wine (WIne is Not an Emulator or WINdows Emulator, depending on who you ask) FAQ in the 1990s, till I turned it over to WineHQ.
Education
  • Redondo Union High School
    1972
  • San Diego State University
    English/Journalism, 1981
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P. David Gardner is a minor league Science Fiction author who published about fifteen eminently forgettable novels under various names back

Before I met Dr. Wu, I was a real skeptic about alternative health resources, including acupuncture. I had a severe neck injury in 2004 that left me in terrible pain. Even after an operation, I was wracked with constant pain and plagued by daily migraines. I had already been through the whole gamut of pain relief meds, including oxy. I did not want to spend the rest of my life on it, so in desperation, I tried acupuncture. It took some time, but Dr. Wu was able to help me become almost pain-free, and my migraines have gone. I am a slave no more to pain and pain meds.
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I’ve had plenty of massages over the years, all while in a special massage chair. Some were pretty good, a lot were absolutely forgettable, and occasionally some were so bad and amateurishly done that I barely felt anything at all, which makes them the most memorable of all. So when I walked into The Massage Place for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. It’s in a strip mall, and the place itself is pretty non-descript. I’ve been in some massage places that seemed more like overly fancy Greek spas, with a lot of kitsch plastered all over the place. But I’ve learned that what you see is quite often not what you get. The plainer places are often staffed by better masseuses than the larger ones, and this proved true today too. Hannah came out from the back and led me to a dimly lit room, with a long table dominating the space. Relaxing piano music filled the room. She left the room while I undressed, then slipped under the sheet and covers. Wonderful, a heated table! When she returned, she asked me what I was there for. Since I have a long-standing work injury to my neck and shoulders, which occasionally extends into my back and arms, and which still bothers me ten years later, I told her that I needed more than just your standard oily rubdown. She knew immediately what I needed, and quickly and efficiently went to work. I won’t bore you with the minute details but I can tell you that when I left the place, I felt so much better. The pains in my neck and back were almost gone, and I felt better than I’d felt in years. She did some very deep tissue work on me, and could I ever feel it! She also told me things I could do for myself at home, such as posture improvement while on the computer, stretches and pressure points, and so on. Hannah really knows her stuff, and I know I’d gladly come back again. And if you know me, that’s saying a lot.
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