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Ricky Pike
Works at NCR Corporation
Attended Stephen F Austin State University
Lives in Fort Worth, Texas
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Cool chalkboard history from 1917.
Behind the walls at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City, construction workers found old chalkboards with drawings and class lessons, written almost a century ago and in remarkable condition.
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Google Calendar is ending SMS support at the end of June. Is it time for SMS to die?
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+Eugene Elder why on earth would you roll your own with options like hipchat, Lync, and Hangouts out there?
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Because craft beer is the biggest fan of the pun. Ever. Someone should make a list...
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Self service beer! Especially for touring cyclists.
Home brewer offers local beer from machine on the outside wall of tiny village’s community centre
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This is how much space you have on a city street when you choose to walk.
How small exactly is the space left for pedestrians on our streets? What this illustration portrays is striking.
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I don't think I quite follow that law of society...weird picture, though.
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I got to take the family camping at Big Bend this past week. Here's me striking a pose as we entered the park.
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Very nice!  How did you like the park?  I've never been.
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The plan would extend the Rosetta mission by nine months.
Rosetta space scientists put forward a daring proposal this week to end the probe’s mission by sending it to land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, which it has been accompanying through the Solar System since August 2014.
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It's getting crazier and crazier. . .
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Logrotate. Yea - there's a utility for that.
The Planetary Society’s LightSail test mission has been paused while engineers wait out a suspected software glitch that has silenced the solar sailing spacecraft.
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The rise and fall of the great Compact Disc. Still the best way to "own" your music purchase.
It’s 30 years since Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms began the CD boom. How did the revolution in music formats come about and what killed it?
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Wheat contains a Great Music for which there is no adequate humannish recording devices.
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Volvo lets the world know what it thinks about pedestrians when their self parking car protects itself but runs into people on foot. You have to pay extra for their "pedestrian detection" feature because ... well ... as usual, pedestrians don't matter.
A video showing a car attempting to park but actually plowing into journalists might have resulted from the Volvo’s owner not paying an extra fee to have the car avoid pedestrians.
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Pedestrians are obviously poor people, otherwise they'd be in their own self-protecting Volvo! It's like automotive-delivered chlorine in the gene pool.
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If you can trace your family tree to a gateway ancestor you can trace your lineage to Charlemagne. Many American gateway ancestors are in the 1700's, so you don't need to trace back very far and then the rest is for free.

http://www.tracycrocker.com/815/surname_index.htm
The advent of cheap genetic sequencing has given birth to a burgeoning ancestry industry. But before you pay to spit in a tube, let me give you a few facts for free
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  • Stephen F Austin State University
    B.S. in Computer Science
  • Angelina College
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Code Mechanic
Introduction
Father of two boys, software developer, craft beer enthusiast, history buff, family genealogist, amateur astronomer, hobby photographer, occasionally ride a road bicycle, and all around geek.

If you're interested in me professionally connect with me on LinkedIn and see my resume.
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer: Linux, Windows, Android
Skills
Writing Google+ posts. C++, C#, Python, Java, bash scripting, exposure to Python, Ruby, JavaScript and others.
Employment
  • NCR Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
    Develop and maintain client, server, and web application software used for administering remote systems and terminals in a secure, PCI compliant manner. C#, C++.
  • Self Employed
    2007 - 2012
    Projects on GitHub include a weather station server, the Android app Latitude Shortcuts (now defunct) and a command line 2 factor HMAC code generator based on Google Authenticator.
  • Radiant Systems
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
    See NCR Corporation
  • Fairmount Neighborhood Association
    Membership Director, 2009 - 2011
    Organized monthly meetings including contacting and scheduling speakers. Maintained membership list and processed membership payments. Organized neighborhood events such as holiday parties
  • RadioShack Corporation
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2010
  • Tandy Corporation
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 2000
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Ft Worth, Texas - Lufkin, Texas - San Augustine, Texas - Georgia, Florida
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