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A lifetime ago, my best friend and I took on the world together. A pair of Tolkien nerds with a functional understanding of chainmaille, blacksmithing, and medieval combat. We were addicted to a time that wasn't ours, and had great plan for sharing that knowledge with the world for a living. It was naive, but amazing.

When reality set in and we shifted focus to creating families and building careers, knowing that we never grew apart was important. He continued blacksmithing professionally, and I moved on to be a Sys Ad who did chainmaille at his desk. Free time was spent talking about ways we could drop everything and pursue the life we originally planned, even if it was just something we could do on weekends.

I got a phone call early one Saturday from his wife, who between sobs told me he had died in a terrible car accident. It took me years to learn how to move beyond that loss, during which time an injury to my arm took away the only thing that tethered me to the life I once had. The only way I could cope for a long time was shutting everything about that part of my life out and walk away.

The little girl in this photo is his daughter, who was in the womb when he passed. She's amazing, and I kind of hate myself for missing her grow as much as she has. There's a lot more to her life that I can be a part of though, and I'm genuinely looking forward to it.
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“End? No, the journey doesn't end here.
Death is just another path, one that we all must take.
The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back,
and all turns to silver glass,
and then you see it.” 
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First time making beef ribs. I'm calling it a success.
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The most under the radar cut of meat. What's a shame is that not long ago butchers were giving these away for a song, but now they're getting to the $5-7/lb range. 
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I'm going to be on Tech News 2Night with +Megan Morrone in about 20 minutes. Come and see!
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Here's what a few minutes of talking to +Carl Pei looks like if you take the spoken words and write them down. 
OnePlus' co-founder reflects on the journey of the OnePlus One, and its successor's path to release. Whether you think the OnePlus 2 is the next big thing or it's not even on your radar, there's no arguing how impactful OnePlus as a company has been over the last year and a half. As a new company, the way we talk about OnePlus and the kind of buzz they have created for themselves is...
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Had some Sonoma Cider today. Pretty good stuff.
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The smiley is sad, that it didn't get any.
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Love how many people now just automatically tag me in Deadpool posts. Google+ has become my RSS feed for all things Deadpool. Nicely done, everyone. 
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I am patient zero when it comes to LootCrate, but thanks :)
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It's cool, Wink. Sometimes I have trouble deciding what to say as well.
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Aw man, I feel totally left out. I didn't get any email from them at all. :(
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This is so good. 
 
NES Piano. Check.
Genius musical talent. Check.
Mario melodies. Check.
Zelda outfit. Check. 
= SUPERMEGAAWESOMENESS!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lID0A5p0_SY
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Bonus points for blowing on the keys at the end!
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ShieldTV is now fully integrated into my home system. 
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+George Greene I have a Windows PC, it's like a Steambox only I'm not limited to what games I can play.
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Not sure why folks are surprised that I'm not talking about the price of the OnePlus 2 in my work. It's entirely consistent with the way I talk about every other piece of technology. Price is a relevant and important factor when deciding what you're going to purchase, but starting with the price in the decision making process limits your field in ways that don't make sense to me so I don't write that way. 

I've never walked into a furniture store or car dealership and had the person wandering the floor start with asking me what I want to spend. Pick the things that are important to you, and then look at the prices for those things. If the OnePlus 2 is missing things you think are important, the price should be irrelevant because it's not on your list anymore. If it has everything you care about, price now enters the conversation.
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Not at all saying you should change your writing style, but I find it confusing that you use the shopping metaphor to defend it. If you want to write as if you are attempting to show value for a potential customer (of the phone maker, not you), how could price not factor into the consideration?

I've always viewed the price as just another feature of the phone. Just like some people are willing to compromise on screen size, pixel density and battery life, others are willing to compromise on price. 
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Here's our first impressions of the OnePlus 2.
OnePlus has finally pulled the covers off of its next phone. And despite all of the leaks and teases there are plenty of new and interesting things to explore. It has been 460 days since OnePlus last announced a smartphone — its only smartphone, actually. And as co-founder Carl Pei is quick to tell everyone within earshot (which on the Internet is a lot of folks) this is somewhat...
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+Russell Holly Thanks for the insight. If they are actually NFC capable connectors maybe something can be worked out.
Paying for license per NFC-enabled back sold perhaps? I'd happily pay more for a back as when I need NFC.
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No more YouTube comment sewage in G+ shares?

I may do a dance.
 
Users of the Google+ social network soon won't need to use it in order to access other Google services. The company has revealed plans to slowly reduce the requirement for Google+ accounts for services such as uploading videos to YouTube and more.
Users of the Google+ social network soon won't need to use it in order to access other Google services. The company has revealed plans to slowly reduce the requirement for Google+ accounts for services such as uploading videos to YouTube and more. Google has already announced it will be closing its Google+ Photos in favor of its recently-launched Google Photos service. In a new blog...
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I'ma start a "Bob" campaign on YouTube demanding they re-integrate the two. :P
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I accidentally became a tech blogger, who then accidentally became an Author. Or something. Maybe. I'm never quite sure one way or the other. Hi.

If you're here for the writer bits, I cover mobile tech primarily. Sometimes I just pick stuff up and go with it though, there's really no rhyme or reason to it. 

My posts will also include the random thoughts of a Husband and Father of three. I won't bother to convince you we are the same person. 
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I will try anything twice. Once to see if it is a bad idea, and once more just to be absolutely certain it was a bad idea.
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