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So did nothing ever come of the effort to get a native #GoogleDrive client on #Linux ?  I go to the official download page, but it still says, "There is no Drive app for Linux at this time. Please use Drive on the web and on your  mobile devices."  - https://www.google.com/drive/download/

I just installed the commercial client from +Insync to give it a whirl, since it seemed to garner the best recommendations.  That Linux users should pay for what other people get for free still boggles me.  #DriveForLinux  
We need all platforms supported for use - no minority should be under represented bit.ly/gd4l-com the community GoogleDrive4Linux if you are annoyed enought to sign this petition, you may want to do more.
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+Cartoon Network is unprepared for life in the digital age.  Since I cut the cord with cable/satellite television, I find that I'm unable to watch Stephen Universe (legally).  They have no dvd's for hardcopy purchase.  They have only a few scattered full episodes for viewing online.  Creating an online account requires a television provider account (which I don't have).  How is an internet-only viewer supposed to enjoy (and financially support) their show? 

My suggestion: join with +Netflix US & Canada.  I pay them money, so why don't you piggyback on their platform for a proverbial slice of the pie?
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The problem is that at the moment, only channels with the clout of HBO can get away with going direct to the viewer - if most other channels tried it, they'd run into massive problems with their main distribution outlet(s), the cable companies.

I have a cable login via a friend of mine - might that be an option for you? It's stupid to have to use this kind of workaround, I grant you - but it's what we're stuck with at the moment.
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I watched the series a second time, so I feel comfortable writing up a review of Sense8 on +Netflix US & Canada .  I'm looking forward to see what they do with the second season, though I do hope the violence is toned down a bit.
The Sense8 web series is good. It includes some of the better ideas of "The Tomorrow People" (1973/1992), such as the importance that we do not turn away from the pains of life and culture, that we should find the strength to face them. Unfortunately, it also has a feature or two that will ...
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So can anyone recommend a home security system for the home tinkerer?  It seems like there might be good systems in 5-10 years for  homeowners to install themselves, but right now it's a mishmash of technologies.  I'd like to get back to sleeping soundly at night, and I think home technology will help soothe my primitive mind instincts (especially when the gunshot rate increases with warm weather soon).
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Linux really is ready for prime time, folks.  Please give #LinuxMint a try the next time you upgrade to a new computer (or before you ditch your old one).  Last night, I successfully used a donated #Chromecast unit (thanks +Michael Vieths ) to watch "Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic" from +Netflix US & Canada downstairs on my tv. 

Netflix has the annoying habit of periodically asking for input to prove that I'm still there, which means walking back upstairs to my computer.  Someday I'll get a small pda (I'm waiting on my +rufus labs cuff) that will be more convenient to use while I'm sitting in the recliner chair.

I did have to use a non-Linux device to register the Chromecast unit.  I've already filed a bug report with Google about that oversight.  Once registered, however, it works great on Linux.  Yay!
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Cool, glad that's working for you. :)
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More gunshots at 4:54am today.  I met another neighbor this week.  His name was Chen, and he had one of those teardrop tattoos.  Are there asian gangs fighting black gangs here?  I had no idea that any part of Minneapolis was a warzone.
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The musical thumping began about 4:30am, and has continued since then.  I thought at first it was a car, but I think now that's it's the house immediately to my north.  And occasional shouting voices.  This is more disruptive than listening to the angry man at the old place (2 houses north, but in line of my bedroom window) shout at his kids and wife.  At least that nonsense was just during normal hours.
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Not sure.  If it continues when the weather is warmer, I'm sure I'll go outside to confirm where the noise is originating.
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Ouch.  Just.... ouch.  It was about $2600 for repairs.  That's more money than I was estimating.  I had to dip even farther into my savings account than what I moved last night.  I still have enough saved to absorb one more major problem, but that's now my limit.

I know that having any money saved at all means that I am in better financial position than the majority of USA citizens.  I'm down to a 6-month buffer, which still puts me better off than 71% of USA citizens (see chart linked).  I should feel lucky, right, that the "bar" here is so low that I'm well off in comparison?  How exactly did we stop being a civilized nation?
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Yikes. Sorry to hear the repairs were so expensive!
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The only #superbowl reference on my feeds today that's made any sense at all.  I'd argue that chasing balls is an irrelevant survival skill, but I fear that my cat would disagree.
 
We don’t think there’s a correlation between points and chromosome pairs. But we ran these mascots’ numbers just in case. Which team are you cheering for today?
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For locals in Minneapolis and St. Paul, you can support a convenient charity fundraiser while enjoying some yummy +Izzy's Ice Cream .  A portion of your purchase this week and next will be donated to specific charity organizations each day.  See calendar for details.  (They're subtenants where I work, so we hear their important news too.  Yay!)
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This is not a fake news story.
Univision, a hugely successful Spanish language broadcaster, bought humor newspaper/site The Onion two weeks ago, and in so doing, transferred control over a site that has produced scathing comedy …
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For +David Rust .  Maybe there are more blizzards now?
 
A Ball State University geographer says the rise in blizzards may be traced to sunspotting, a phenomenon in which dark circles expand on the sun in conjunction with the influx of its magnetic field.
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Education
  • Midland High School
    Midland, TX, 1983 - 1986
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Birthday
November 3
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Single
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Mellow Tigger
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Tagline
watching the world spin
Introduction
I support the #occupyMN effort.

I am a single gay man with autism diagnosis living with 1 cat in my own small home in the "bad neighborhood" of Minneapolis.  I often write articles on my blog (see link at bottom of this page) then post the link into my G+ stream.

Likes:
open source software, astronomy, bicycling, gardening, pc gaming, Powershell (the only thing Microsoft ever did right), neuroscience, evolution, the end of intellectual property.

Wishlist:
an Anchor, Translator, and Guide to help me through life

Quotes:
* Everybody deserves to live in the world that their efforts create. Whether it's a blessing or a curse depends on your point of view. - Terry Walker
* Information always wants to be free. There are no secrets in a world filled with technological telepathy. - Terry Walker
* The better part of happiness is the wish to be what you are. - Desiderius Erasmus
* If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - John Kennedy
* The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts
* Knowledge and reality do not require belief. They do, however, require courage. - Glenn Wallis
* I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. - Friedrich Nietzche
* We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle
* Few people have the imagination for reality. - Goethe
* Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato
Bragging rights
I live without feeding exponential functions. I have slept in the city below skyscrapers. I have listened to ants. ☮
Work
Occupation
tech support
Skills
powershell, sql server, microsoft access
Employment
  • The Nature Conservancy
    tech support, 2014 - present
  • Dell Compellent
    test staff engineer, 2013 - 2014
  • Animal Humane Society
    tech support, programmer, database administrator, 2008 - 2013
  • VISI (Vector Internet Services Inc)
    tech support, 2007 - 2007
  • Wilsons Leather
    tech support, 2004 - 2007
  • BI
    programmer, 1999 - 2004
  • Metro Information Services
    programmer, 1998 - 1999
  • Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
    programmer, mainframe operator, 1992 - 1998
  • Texas A&M University
    tech support, 1987 - 1989
  • IBM
    programmer, 1987 - 1988
  • Texas Instruments
    summer intern, 1986 - 1986
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Previously
Columbia Heights, Minnesota - Austin, Texas - Midland, Texas - College Station, Texas
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