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Rob Colbert
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Attended Community College of Allegheny County
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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  • Community College of Allegheny County
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Sto-Rox Senior High School
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Voltage Technician, subterran
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Would rather be an Unregistered Human
Introduction
I've been writing software professionally for more than 20 years and am currently working as a full-stack web developer on my own project because I've entirely given up on the corporate world. Long story, and yes, I'd be happy to share some time. It's un-fucking-pleasant, I can't be convinced otherwise and I accept nothing but contracts.

I do not consider, accept or in any want permanent/full-time employment. If it's all going to be a lie, then just at least be down to Earth. You need a thing done yesterday. That's all you need. I'm that whole problem's solution. It will cost you. But, that's just fair.

In the past, I've tinkered with the Linux kernel, written Amiga MOD players in Assembly on DOS, built some of the best video games and networked applications of a variety of scales alongside some of the best and absolute worst people in several different industries and domains.

Then, one day: I fucking stopped.
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I don't brag.
Work
Occupation
Makes Computers Do Stuff
Skills
Veteran Computer Programmer, Sound Design, Audio Production, Music Composition, Invention
Employment
  • Independent
    Rob, 2014 - 2014
    I am literally just doing me for a while focusing 100% of my energy and time on Pulsar CMS - an open source content management system I've created.
  • Independent
    The Technician, 2012 - 2014
    I decided to make an attempt at divorcing my 20+ year software development career and venture out on my own. I'm currently producing music and soundtracks for use in film, video, TV, Web more while building GENERATOR, an in-browser desktop audio workstation built entirely in HTML5.
  • Weapons-Grade Corporate Stupidity
    Abused Idiot, 2003 - 2012
    I don't want to talk about it, okay? I had a bad experience. Period.
  • Cottage Industry Gaming
    Idealistic Dipshit Zombie, 1990 - 2002
    I cherish the opportunities I had to work alongside the awesome people I met; I'm proud of the innovations and accomplishments we made and of the awesome things we built together (like the gaming industry itself...by hand...in Assembly if we had to).
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Currently
Pittsburgh, PA
Previously
Mountain View, CA - Sunnyvale, CA - McKees Rocks, PA - Pittsburgh, PA - Fremont, CA - Hunt Valley, MD - San Diego, CA - Corpus Christi, TX - Walnut Creek, CA - Petaluma, CA - San Francisco, CA - Ramona, CA - San Marcos, CA

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Getting Googley with a share for the first time in a while. And, I'm a little bored. Not full bored - just a little bored.
“Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. spent about $130 million to buy California’s General Hydroponics Inc., Columbus Business First has confirmed, marking the company’s biggest acquisition since a European...
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This tells me it might be time to upgrade from my Korg PadKontrol to something a little more.......junglistic :)
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Okay, seriously - I know this isn't the news - but... CAN YOU PEOPLE FUCKING PLEASE LEARN TO MASTER YOUR GOD-DAMNED AUDIO? How about publishing shit at ONE volume level? Can that happen, yet? Fuck.

Some of us actually have high-end audio equipment connected to our PCs. And, when we have to turn our volume up to the MAX in order to hear good ole' Joe here, that's unacceptable. But, when you come over the top at the end of each of these segments with that OBNOXIOUS dubstep music AT FULL FUCKING BLAST mid-sentence with no fucking warning, you make me want to fly to Austin and forcefully give you a class in basic audio engineering. You really do. You're like 99% there. Just....fuck..........GET YOUR DAMN AUDIO DONE, ALREADY.

Have you even heard of a limiter/compressor? If not, can I honestly come show you how to use one? Please?

Get your SHIT together, or I'm serious - I am going to come forcefully educate you in a two-hour course on-premises as a volunteer effort to this whole community. I have no choice. You're the only reliable source of most of this kind of news, and I've fucking HAD IT with your audio. I have to fix you.

Thanks,
-Rob
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This has +Javier Barberena written all over it ;)
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Quick test merging trichome video + photos from our 150-300x USB microscope.
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You keep doin' you, boo-boo ;)
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An old favorite. Lost the CD over a decade ago. Decided to get it back :)
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This is why we have the Second Amendment.
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Here's one piece of tech I do enjoy using because it works and does its job without a lot of complaints.
 
Oracle is proud to announce the availability of VirtualBox 5.0 Release Candidate 1.
This release is a major improvement which include a large number of enhancement and bug fixes.
All details available here:
https://blogs.oracle.com/virtualization/entry/oracle_vm_virtualbox_5_04
Please do NOT use this VirtualBox Release Candidate release on production machines. A VirtualBox Release Candidate release should be considered a bleeding-edge release meant for early evaluation and testing purposes.
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I have to wonder if the people commenting here against the sheriff realize that the sheriff was saying he does NOT think that cannabis is the scourge of the black community. Those are the politician's words. He was expecting the officer to agree, and is laughing IN SURPRISE at the fact that he did not.

The officer is trying to specifically say that cannabis is far less dangerous than cocaine, meth, etc.
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Amy captured some lightning strikes in Penn Hills, PA just now!
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