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Sam Tran
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I <3 CondoInternet (and Seattle)
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Really happy to see a stable release of Frameworks 5.

I've always enjoyed using KDE apps and libraries, so it's great to see the dependency graph vastly simplified.
 
KDE fans will be pleased to learn that an integral part of the next gen desktop, Frameworks 5, has gone stable.

http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/07/kde-frameworks-5-sees-first-stable-release

#KDE   #Linux  
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Hell to the yes!
 
The Witcher 2 is coming to Linux via Steam.

The Witcher 2 has made an unexpected appearance on Steam for Linux gamers. Though it isn't playable yet, you can already download a sizeable chunk of the assets whilst you wait for the binaries to finally drop.

Here's hoping for The Witcher 3 on Linux next year!

#Linux   #TheWitcher   #Steam  
Just days after GOG.com announced Linux support coming this fall, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings has made an appearance on Steam for Linux.
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Some really nice hardware from the ZaReason folks. Definitely going mini-ITX if I ever build (or buy) another desktop PC.
 
We go hands on with ZaReason's Zeto compact gaming PC.

If you're a space-conscious Linux gamer, ZaReason have packed a lot of punch into a small package.

#Linux   #Review
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Cute ad, though cringed every time the Chromebooks hit the pavement D:

On a related note, my Samsung ARM Chromebook got a bit, erm, disassembled through a Heathrow x-ray machine a few months back. A forceful push here and there and not a scratch to tell the tale!
 
HP's new Chromebook ad isn't as quirky as Google's efforts, but still fun and informative.

A side of marketing with a dash of humour and you've got a recipe for a decidedly more conventional but fun ad.
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I've always had a good track record with ASUS (haven't gone wrong with my 1080p and 1440p ASUS monitors yet!) so hoping they put out some quality Chrome OS devices in the coming months.
 
ASUS have confirmed plans to release their first Chromebooks early next year.

The devices to be released are said to be an 11.6" and 13.3" model retailing for US$199 and US$249 respectively.

Could these be the Tegra 4 and Intel Bay Trail devices recently spotted in Chromium commits? Time will tell... 
ASUS is to release two Chromebooks - the company's first such devices - in early 2014, said CEO Jerry Shen in a conference call to investors.
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Such a beautiful, moving voice.
The opera star, with a posse of friends, visits a historic gay bar in Greenwich Village to talk about equality and sing a centuries-old aria that still resonates.
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Look deep, deeeeep into my eyes — A female Great Horned owl on her nest. Credit: Dennis Demcheck, USGS. Location: Thornwell, Louisiana.

#USGS #science #biology #ecosystems #animals #owl #wildlife #Louisiana
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Hooray! Multiple selection is coming to IntelliJ IDEA! The only thing I miss from my Sublime Text days.
 
Multiple Selection is already available in PhpStorm 8 EAP, WebStorm 8 EAP and coming soon to all other IntelliJ IDEA-based IDEs - learn more about this feature in a detailed blog post
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Rather interesting to see Plex, Avia, and RealPlayer Cloud adding Chromecast support for "personal media".

Really bummed that Google locked out AllCast, et al. in August considering Plex is a paid app and Avia requires an in-app purchase for Chromecast support.

RealPlayer Cloud does let you cast things from local storage, but AllCast had a seamless media sharing intent whilst trying to send a video to RealPlayer Cloud pops up a non-native share dialog.
 
10 new apps have joined the Chromecast family!

The ten new apps – including VEVO, Songza, and Plex – have added Chromecast support ahead of the holidays, significantly boosting the content stream device's small, but growing ecosystem.
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I honestly forgot about it until today, but follow-up questions are that little extra something that really makes voice search insanely powerful.
OMG! Chrome!
Chromebook users on the Dev channel can now say
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I really do hope the Chrome team ends up integrating/replacing the Extensions page with it. A much lovelier experience, that's for sure.
 
Google have released a new Chrome Apps Developer Tool to make add-on development easier

The new Chrome Apps Developer Tool reimagines the built-in Extensions page as a packaged app to make add-on development even easier than before.
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Introduction

I'm a web developer and occasional designer working primarily in Scala, Java, JavaScript, and PHP.

When I'm taking a break from work, I'm fine-tuning my bread baking technique, researching digital poetics, or working on my impression of Stephen Fry's impression of Brian Blessed.

Education
  • University Of Oklahoma
    BA English and minor in history, 2009 - 2013
  • Classen School of Advanced Studies
    International Baccalaureate, 2002 - 2009
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  • Thrift Books
    Frontend Developer, 2015 - present
  • Ohso
    Developer, Writer, Editor, 2012 - 2015
  • World Literature Today
    Assistant Web Developer, 2012 - 2012
  • World Literature Today
    Web Development Intern, 2011 - 2012
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San Francisco - Oklahoma City