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Shawn Drape
Works at Delta Hotels and Resorts
Attended Queen's University
Lives in Ajax, ON
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Reading the comments on Secret about the rumour that +Vic Gundotra was interviewing from a few days ago and it's little surprise the amount of vitriol that is produced when you are completely anonymous. It's rather shameful.

Thanks for helping to guide a great product, Vic. It'll be interesting to see where you turn up.
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Impromptu fancy dessert evening with the wife. Because reasons.
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I think I found my next Android wallpaper....
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Sharknado!
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I can get behind this. #subscribed  
 

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I hope future videos are a bit longer and more in depth than what's currently there.  That said, it's great to see something more education based from him instead of Cutthroat Kitchen which just doesn't interest me.
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There are more resources than I can count for how to add a Gradle project to IntelliJ IDEA. Think I can find any blog posts about the easiest way to move dependency information from IntelliJ IDEA to Gradle build scripts? HA!

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KeyBase.io vs. WebFist?

Why do we need a centralized directory with a single namespace to authenticate ourselves?
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+Docker added to +Amazon Web Services version of app engine for automatic scaling. Kinda like managed VMs, only using reusable containers that work across platforms.

Your move, +Google Cloud Platform.
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I get so disappointed when I go to log into something with a social login and they prompt me to fill out a password before creating the account. They're missing the point of delegated authentication.
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No kidding eh!?

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I'm insanely happy to see more coverage of startup phone makers like +OPPO and +OnePlus. Now if only one of them would make something for the market that wants high specs but small screens. 5.5 inches is a non-starter.
 
OnePlus One officially announced and it's a '2014 Flagship Killer' http://goo.gl/NZoAG1
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I wrote a quick test to see if a plan to extend json_object using mirrors to assign values to native fields where available would severely impact execution time compared to the alternatives. Boy, does it.

Lesson learned? Mirrors are expensive!

I can't help but wonder if there is anything in my simple implementation that is drastically affecting the execution time though. If you've any thoughts to share, please do so!
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A Christian web developer who focuses on social/cloud interaction re: corporate productivity.
Introduction
I'm a Toronto-based software developer working primarily on cloud-based intranet systems. I work primarily on a Java stack with GWT, Groovy/Grails, and/or Struts 2 although at this point I wish I could deny the last one.

I am also an on-again/off-again martial artist of 7 years, with a 1st dan black belt in Haidong Gumdo.

I am a passionate gamer and like many I can attribute the love of games, and video games in particular, with my desire to become a software developer. Somewhere near the third year of university I decided that video game development was never a strong enough passion for me, and so I turned to look at enterprise work as a short term goal. I also assumed I would just work for a few years and then head back to school for my masters; working a real job has a way of kicking you back to reality though. ;)

I'm currently working on projects which enable enterprise employees to communicate socially while not scaring the crap out of their bosses with security risks. I've entertained the idea of starting a startup as well, if for no other reason than to convince myself my ambitions aren't dead. Who can ever tell where life will lead them though?
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  • Queen's University
    Computer Science; Software Design Spec., 2004 - 2008
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  • Delta Hotels and Resorts
    Application Developer, 2009 - present
  • Shawn Drape Computing
    Sole Proprietor, 2009 - 2012
  • Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
    Intern
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Ajax, ON
Previously
Toronto, ON - Kingston, ON
I get my hair cut there all the time. I love the community and talk there.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Great meal and friendly service. My new fav in the area for Thai food.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
My wife and I had a great time here. Waiter was patient with a couple of non-beer drinkers trying to figure out drink parings and the food was quite good. We definitely walked out impressed, and we'll be back.
Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
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This place has, without exaggeration, the best fish and chips I've ever had.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Quality: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Clean, comfortable and exactly what we wanted. No more, no less.
Quality: Very goodFacilities: Very goodService: Good
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago