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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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The people in this isolated tribe have gut bacteria that help metabolize carbohydrates.
For the first time, scientists have looked at the microbiome of an isolated Amazon tribe. The study finds that the Western lifestyle has wiped dozens of species out of American guts.
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Quick, harvest their microbes!
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Athletes use PEDs to be better at their jobs. White collar workers are using mind altering drugs such as Adderall to be better at theirs.
Fading fast at 11 p.m., Elizabeth texted her dealer and waited just 30 minutes for him to reach her third-floor New York apartment. She handed him a wad of twenties and fifties, received a tattered envelope of pills, and returned to her computer. Her PowerPoint needed another four hours.
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My second charity ride this year was this past foggy Saturday morning. It was in support of various fire and police departments in communities just west of Fort Worth. Our informal group rode 111.9 km (70 miles) and averaged 29.4 kph while we were moving. I dropped my chain, another guy popped a tire, and we also stopped to help another cyclist. A good time was had by all and yet we challenged each other.
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Well there it is. :) 
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Title says it all. #throwback
Update: Based on feedback from readers, it looks like this may still be the earliest Apple home page, but is more likely from 1993 or early 1994. Last week I happened across a blog post showing the history of Apple.com over the past 17 years,... | Kevin Fox | I fight for the users.
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Evidently, preserved so well because it's in a historic district.
 
The 'Magnolia' kit home at 1500 James St. came ready to assemble in 2 boxcars. Expert says it's the most pristine example in the nation.
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Sigh. My oldest is already asking for a pair of these. Tough times ahead.
These new shoes by Skechers are sure to be a hit among the younger set. As reported by CNET, Skechers is a company that’s known for creating kicks with cool
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Crazy story about a father and his 8 year old son fleeing from war and poverty.
More migrants are leaving from chaotic Libya in a bid to reach Europe. The overcrowded boats are at risk of sinking, and some do. A Syrian man tells of the treacherous journey with his young son.
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Perhaps by 2050.
Renewable energy, spurred by a crisis in climate, may usurp fossil fuels by mid-century
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I really hope so.
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Looking for a Dyson sphere in a haystack.
The most far-seeing search ever performed for “Dyson spheres” and other artifacts of “astroengineering” comes up empty. Where is everybody?
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Probably aliens take a different path and become perfectly integrated with their own environments.
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The Aeropress is my favorite coffee brewing contraption and they have brewing contests using it.
Coffee aficionados say the simple, syringe-like device makes exceptional espresso and allows for countless variations on the perfect cup. Not surprising, given that its inventor is a serial tinkerer.
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I like the paragraphs that give the tips about "blooming" and other ways to change acidic to sweet etc.
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My first charity ride of 2015 was this past Saturday. It was only 99 km and 760 m of elevation which is less distance and elevation than most of my rides lately. Good times, and the bluebonnets were blooming too.

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I remain impressed.  Maintaining a power output of 200 watts is a measure of very good condition and metabolism.  Keep riding :)
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Occupation
Software Engineer: Linux, Windows, Android
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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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Code Mechanic
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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.
Education
  • Stephen F Austin State University
    B.S. in Computer Science
  • Angelina College
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Richard