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Steven Farnell
Works at The Seattle Times Company
Attended ITT Technical Institute - Troy, MI
Lives in Renton, WA
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I totally agree that Microsoft is using mafia style extortion tactics to get licensing deals from companies that can't afford to fight in court... I'm also not happy with the software they offer... Except Visio, I love Visio...

"Microsoft is Attacking Android Like Never Before, Qisda the Latest to Sign Patent Extortion Deal" http://techrights.org/2015/04/27/more-blackmail-and-propaganda/ #technology #feedly 
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Over 500,000 pieces and hundreds of volunteers to build this
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Vertical Video Syndrome - A PSA: https://youtu.be/Bt9zSfinwFA
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The view from my new apartment!
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OSNews is Exploring the Future of Computing with news on desktop, server, mobile, and specialty operating systems and new computing technology.
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Maybe the UK is on to something...  a level playing field above free speech...  also, I <heart> NPR...
There may not even be any televised debates, but the U.K. really is less than two months from national elections. Why is it so different from the U.S., where attention is already on 2016?
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This is exactly what I thought of when I saw this device... Introducing the First True Personal Computer: http://youtu.be/ml4isk_YgPo
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Well, it will be a while before this type of system replaces production and gaming (AKA resource intensive) computing needs.  Plus, the model places most of your data in a cloud-based (be it on-prem, public, or hybrid) solution.

Also, full device encryption and lockout functionality will help to mitigate risks, and if you data is backed up, it's not such a big deal if the device is wiped.  

When I say on-prem, I'm talking about things like Own Cloud, WD MY Cloud, and Sharepoint like services; where you control the physical device that holds the data, but it is accessible via the Internet. 

Public would be something like Dropbox, Google Drive, One Drive, Sugar Sync, etc... that store the information on a cloud providers computers.

Hybrid is a combination of the two, like having an Own Cloud server that is synchronized to an public provider (think Amazon AWS, Google Compute, or Microsoft Azure VM)
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Woo Hoo!  My new watch just got more awesome!
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$200 for a fundamentals course?  Are they crazy?  If this is anything like 100+ free fundamentals courses, then it's not worth it.  I want to see the syllabus...
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Sr Quality Analyst
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Security Development Life-cycle and Networking Technologies
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  • The Seattle Times Company
    Sr Quality Analyst, 2014 - present
    Write automated test cases for web-based platforms, organize QA processes, and deliver reports to indicate overall health of new product lines.
  • Prithvi Catalytic @ Microsoft
    SDET - Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Write testing tools and maintain network infrastructure for the testing teams. Coordinate development tasks with testing priorities to meet team goals.
  • Volt @ Microsoft Game Testing Organization - Shield MP Team
    Software Test Engineer 2 - Test Lead, 2009 - 2012
    Lead testing teams and organize test cases for execution by the testers. Report on technical requirement compliance for multiple (5+) products every week.
  • Volt @ Microsoft Zune
    Software Test Engineer 2 - Area Owner, 2008 - 2008
    Analyze requirements, write test cases, execute manual test cases, and report results from automated testing for the marketplace client.
  • Volt @ Microsoft Game Studios
    Test Associate -Game Tester, Editorial Content Testing, 2007 - 2007
    Execute manual test cases related to completion of user scenarios and golden path scenarios within the product.
  • Volt @ Bungie Studios
    Test Associate - Multiplayer Tester, 2007 - 2007
    Execute manual test cases, report bugs, and investigate use reported issues on product features related to joining multiple clients into a single session.
  • Bridge Consulting LLC @ Oberon Media
    2007 - 2007
  • Farnell Contracting Inc.
    1998 - 2007
  • ITT Technical Institute - Troy, MI
    2003 - 2003
  • Jerry's Bicycles
    1995 - 1995
  • The Home Depot
    Plumbing Associate, 2006 - 2006
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Renton, WA
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Redmond, WA - Troy, MI - Kent, WA - Ellensburg, WA - Linden, MI
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Software Test Engineer | Seattle, WA | Open Source Advocate
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Hello!  I am a Software Test Engineer with a specialty in Networking technologies.  I primarily use both Windows and Linux machines for work and personal use.  You can also find me on a variaty of social networks such Blogger, Orkut, Myspace, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  

I am a self proclaimed Googleholic, and I love to keep up to date with the newest products provided by both the Internet giant in Mountain View, CA and the software giant in Redmond, WA.  I also love to find new and interesting web and desktop applications to run.

When I'm not on the computer I play bass guitar, love to hike, and sometimes I ride my bike.  When I have longer breaks from work I like traveling to new places and improving my skills as a professional tourist!  Feel free to contact me for more information at:

"A good well-lived today makes every yesterday a dream of a good future, and every morning is a vision of hope."
-- Sanskrit Proverb
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  • ITT Technical Institute - Troy, MI
  • ITT Technical Institute - Seattle, WA
  • Bellevue College
  • Volt Technical Education
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Transit App
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Wherever you are, just pull Transit out of your pocket and quickly know when the next bus or train is arriving. Not sure what's the fastest

Hangouts Dialer
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Now call any phone number in the world from your Hangouts app. Download and install the Hangouts Dialer to activate phone calling functional

Hangouts
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Although the cupcake are a little expensive, you can tell they are made from quality ingredients, so I am not upset about the price. I love the coffee, smoothies, and Italian sodas here, and the family that runs the shop its delightful. They always have water for my dog, and there are plenty of seats with tables out front with shade from a tree and umbrellas. They also have air conditioning, which helps a lot on those hot days.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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This was my favorite restaurant in Renton until they closed on April 21st 2013. The location will become Afghanistan cuisine in early May.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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This transit center connects a number of areas that have high crime rates with the rest of the Seattle metropolitan area. Most of the time this is not a problem, but be careful at night.
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I've been going to Jet City for years for the atmosphere and people that I find there. It's a unique experience where you can sit down with your coffee and enjoy a good conversation, sit and read a book, surf the web using the free WiFi, or just sit and admire all the antiques.
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