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Thomas Beek
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Lives in Sebastopol, CA
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I guess there are worse vices than, "...improving the lives of as many people as we can."  ;)

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Blink , by Malcom Gladwell. Got me to think more deeply about something about which I thought I already thought deeply.
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I got to stop for a wild turkey and her 12 chicks crossing the freeway off ramp this morning. Cute! Very cute.

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Comet landing day is 12th November  2014:
This animation tracks Rosetta’s journey through the Solar System, using gravity slingshots from Earth and Mars to reach its final destination: Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

Rosetta made three flybys of Earth, on 4 March 2005, 13 November 2007 and 13 November 2009, and one of Mars, on 25 February 2007.

Rosetta has also visited two asteroids, taking extensive close-up images of 2867 Steins on 5 September 2008 and 21 Lutetia on 10 July 2010. Once the spacecraft is woken up from deep space hibernation on 20 January 2014, it will head for rendezvous with the comet in May.
In November the Philae probe will be deployed to the comet surface. Rosetta will follow the comet to its closest distance to the Sun on 13 August 2015 and as it moves back towards the outer Solar System. The nominal mission end is December 2015.
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  • UC Berkeley
    English, 2005 - 2007
    Bachelor of Arts - Literary Criticism, theory of authority, rhetoric
  • TUI University
    Computer Science, 2008 - 2009
    Bachelor of Science - Java, Ruby, Algorithms / Big-O Notation, Closing the Digital Divide, Compiler Design (Java), Regular Expressions
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I cook Indian vegetarian food
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Java, CSS, HTML, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, Perl
  • Power2Practice
    Technical Support Analyst III, 2014 - present
    - Proposed and helped develop a secure API for data import from Web-based EMR application - Responsible for developing the data model for a QuickBooks plugin - Responsible for researching underlying data and code issues for support tickets
  • Google (with Nelson Staffing)
    Master Flagger, 2013 - 2014
    Helped to vet and route engineers at Google
  • Brocade Communications Systems
    SWE Sourcer, 2012 - 2012
    Sourced and recruited software engineers
  • Pyramid Screening Technology
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2013
    - Designed and developed desktop applications in C#. Developed and tested prototypes using JavaScript and Python - Created and managed Web presence from domain procurement to published pages - Designed and created Perl-based system for parsing incoming XML files, creating/updating/deleting Web pages based on their contents - Performed extensive FileMaker Pro database and workflow solution development
  • Island Marine Fuel
    Website Developer, 2005 - 2012
    Design and coding for the Island Marine Fuel Website:
  • Safeway
    Database Standards Analyst, 2005 - 2005
    Worked with the IT dept to ensure standards, SOX compliance
  • Spruce Technologies
    IT Manager, 2000 - 2001
    - Designed and created e-commerce system - Corporate Website upgrade, re-engineering & management - Department personnel management and development
  • Sonic Solutions
    IT Manager, 1996 - 2000
    - Designed, developed, and deployed a products Website (e-commerce solution) - Designed and created a searchable Online Help system - Proposed and successfully led a development team on a cross departmental project that created a Web-based replacement to the legacy floppy-based key file system for all Sonic software products
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San Leandro, CA - Newport Beach, CA - La Jolla, CA - Maracaibo, Venezuela - Mexico City, Mexico - Navadvipa, India - Vrndavan, India
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Cold fusion reactor verified by third-party researchers, seems to have 1...

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A woman finally wins the Fields Medal after 50 years. Why did it take so...

Almost half of maths undergraduates are now women, but winning recognition at the very top of the profession has been a battle

Siri’s Inventors Are Building a Radical New AI That Does Anything You As...

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If You Think You're Productive During Lunch, Think Again

Got a case of the brown-bag blues? Time to rework your approach to lunch--which can be the most useful time in your day, if you do it like S

The DP 103: Our list of 2013's newsmakers

1.) Tom Gazsi : Costa Mesa's police chief celebrated the 60th anniversary of his department — one he leads with a steady, capable hand, desp

I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why.

If you think an apostrophe was one of the 12 disciples of Jesus, you will never work for me. If you think a semicolon is a regular colon wit

Just a few years of early musical training benefits the brain later in l...

(Credit: Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory) Older adults who took music lessons as children but haven’t actively played an instrument in deca

Google entangles Minecraft with quantum physics | KurzweilAI

qCraft (credit: Google) Thanks to Google, Minecraft players can now toy with quantum teleportation and Einstein’s spooky action at a distanc

Why Google Just Made iPhone King | Wired Business |

Google Maps and Google's Gmail help make Apple's smartphone the best in the world. Why is the company helping its rival? Ads and confidence.

Apple Just Ended the Era of Paid Operating Systems | Wired Business | Wi...

By giving away OS X Mavericks for free, Apple confirms a sea change in the tech industry: The operating system, once at the vanguard of prof

Queen Elizabeth Rips Chris Christie on Gay Marriage

LONDON (The Borowitz Report)—Moments after approving a new law legalizing gay marriage in England and Wales, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain u

JetBrains :: World's Leading Vendor of Professional Development Tools

JetBrains, creator of the best Java IDE - IntelliJ IDEA - is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of

Reading printed text aloud

App idea: An application that allows you to point your iPhone or iPad at a document full of text and take a picture of the text and then hav

Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, and Traffic

Yahoo! Maps, Driving Directions, Satellite View and Traffic. Rated the best online mapping experience.

Billionaires Dumping Stocks, Economist Knows Why

In 2006, Wiedemer and a team of economists accurately predicted the collapse of the U.S. housing market, equity markets, and consumer spendi

Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Revolutionize Our World

The computer age is over. After a cataclysmic global run of thirty years, it has given birth to the age of the telecosm -- the world enabled

Sublime Sand: Desert Dunes Seen From Space | Wired Science |

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Google Hangouts Just Got a Remote Desktop Feature, Fix Your Mom’s Comput...

I'm willing to bet that a lot of our readers fall into the role of tech support for their friends and family. I know I do. Fixing your mom's

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