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Lives in a van, down by the river
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Posted a quick review of one of our favorite RV trip planning apps, along with things I do and don't like about the way it works. Love it? Hate it? Let me know. :)
 
A quick review of RV Trip Wizard, one of the tools I talk about in my Road Trip Planning App Guide at: http://thelearningbanks.com/ultimate-road-trip-planning-app-guide/

Do you use RV Trip Wizard? If not, what other apps have you used to help plan your road trips?
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Just posted this.
 
New post on the blog about... new posts on the blog! #meta  
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Turmeric is awesome!
 
Turmeric for Dogs and Other Animals http://bit.ly/1wwmLIw #herbalism
Just as herbs can positively affect humans, the same is true for animals. It is thought by some that humans may have first learned to use certain herbs by watching the actions of animals. As humans...
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Caught a flight from LAX to AUS alongside the ever-talented +scoot mcnairy, (Monsters, Halt and Catch Fire). Fortunately, +beth banks and I hadn't yet seen Non-Stop, or I might have tackled him and duct taped his wrists for the safety of the remaining passengers.
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81º and sunny here in OC today. :)
 
It's ridiculously nice here in San Diego today.
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<20s to open a generic padlock with an M1 bump key from +ACE Hackware. I actually got it on my first try in a subsequent video, but was afraid that might make it look easier than it actually is. ;)
 
This video demonstrates how to use an ACE Hackware M1 Bump Key for Master Lock padlocks.

See a padlock bump key in action as I bump this padlock open on my third try. Total time to bump the padlock? Less than 20 seconds! :)
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How to make a Coffee Cup Spy Cam - Build a stealthy & sleuthy tilt-triggered camera. http://buff.ly/1CW5EUi #diy
  Take your cup of Joe from classic to classified with a tilt-triggered spy camera. The trick is to modify two paper coffee cups — install the device in one, slide it into the second, and alig...
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Forget somebody on your list?! Oh noes! +ACE Hackware​ has a few suggestions for gifts you can email or print right now! :)
 
Oh crap, you forgot to get a gift for someone. We've got your back with these 4 gift ideas you can email or print http://buff.ly/1GXr7Al
Yep, here it is. The last minute and you don’t have a gift for someone. Never fear, we have a few ideas of gifts you can get someone that you can send b...
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Hahaha. cc/ +Kevin Miller 
 
(I know, there's one like this with Lemmy from Motorhead... for those that don't know, this is Mike Patton from Faith No More)
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Facebook tried, but my FB "year in review" was "meh" at best. This one, on the other hand, actually captures several of my favorite moments throughout the year. Well done, Google, well done. cc / +beth banks 
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A particularly nice shot from our hike near Pacifica last week. +beth banks and I took the dogs and sat at Mori Point and watched the sunset shortly after this picture was taken. #rvlife   #wanderlust   #fulltimetravel  
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Employment
  • The Learning Banks
    Digital Nomad, 2013 - present
  • ACE Hackware
    Chief Hacktologist, 2011 - present
  • KnowThreat
    President, 2007 - present
  • Expanding Minds Initiative
    Visionary Educater, 2010 - present
  • VeriSign
    Sr Security Engineer, 1999 - 2002
  • Vigilar
    Practice Manager, Information Assurance, 2002 - 2003
  • ReDvolution Tech
    Co-Founder, 2003 - 2004
  • Caymas Systems
    Regional SE Manager, 2004 - 2006
  • InfoWeapons
    Director of Sales Engineering, 2006 - 2007
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Other names
L. Taylor Banks, Taylor B., dr.kaos, Taylor, T. Banks
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Taylor Banks is a Security and Privacy Geek, Serial Entrepreneur and Rambunctious Ruminator
Introduction
I am a serial entrepreneur, music lover, security evangelist and privacy advocate. I have a beautiful wife and stepson, two crazy dogs, and a passion for technology and it's impact on security, privacy and personal freedom.

Thanks for checking out my profile!
-Taylor Banks
Bragging rights
I have a Northgate Omnikey Ultra tattooed on my right forearm. :)
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Currently
a van, down by the river
Previously
Atlanta, GA - Titusville, FL - Port Canaveral, FL - Cape Canaveral, FL - Asheville, NC - Lebanon, TN - Interior, SD - Gardiner, MT - West Yellowstone, MT - Jackson, WY - Las Vegas, NV
Love it here! Friendly people, great food and delicious coffee, and always good music and surf videos on.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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reviewed 2 years ago
Disappointed. Apparently this is a Chicago institution, but in DC, it was pretty bland and disappointing food in a small and crowded restaurant.
Food: Poor - FairDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
although we had a moderately large party of 6, the service was excruciatingly slow, some of our food arrived cold, and of that which wasn't cold was only mediocre. wouldn't come back or recommend
Food: Poor - FairDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Delicious food, excellent service and great prices. Highly recommend the gram fritters, coconut curry and cilantro chicken entrées, and all three of their delicious desserts, two of which are vegan. I eat here every time I'm in Silver Spring.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Great brunch spot with several unique preparations of otherwise traditional breakfast fare. Short rib hash and banana bread French Toast are standouts, in my opinion. :-)
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Classified by Priceline as a 4.5 star resort, feels more like an upgraded / regentrified motel. Nice furniture and new floors in otherwise damp, dingy ground floor rooms, inconsistent maid service, overpriced parking and food (for the star rating). Bathroom light / fans sound like an impending air raid. Would be less disappointed if I'd been led to expect sub-3 star accommodations.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago