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Tim Valenta
Works at Pivotal Energy Solutions
Lives in Tempe, AZ
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Kind of a shame that Google Voice is so bad at the mechanics of sms and mms.  I'm basically not even trying to use it for anything but calls anymore.
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OMFG, iCloud drive just ate my document.  Sync'd an old version and lost me 8,000+ words worth of content.

Hooooollly cow.  I'm done with that.
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Yep, had that pain when the realisation dawn's of what's just lost.
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Trying to curb my habit of ordering a pizza during the day when I'm not sure what to do for lunch.  Chrome's new tab page has starting putting the pizza site on my recommended sites though, and I'm drowning in pizzas.
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Windows 10 announcement says that it'll be a free upgrade for a year, from Windows 7 or 8, and then in follow up the guys says "oh and it's so much more—we'll even give you security updates"

And I'm like... wtf else did you expect we thought?  What on earth would be valuable about you upgrading me from 7 to 10 if you just stranded me there, as if I've stolen a copy and don't have a valid key?

I'm glad they're doing this, but it got pitched like they're doing us a favor by giving what I think most of us would consider a baseline experience.

Stuff like that scares me when I think what debate may have happened internally for them to arrive at this very generous gift of security updates.
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IMO software, all software should have at minimum this simple guarantee: we will always fix our bugs for free, forever, or we will release the source code for the software to the public domain and let whomever wants to support it, or not.

I totally get that MS probably no longer considers Windows 95 worth supporting, and I don't blame them.  So if they no longer want to support it, all they have to do is release the source code to the public domain.
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I just had one of these moments where I realized...

My internet connection can download this Windows ISO faster than the laptop's USB port can move it to this usb stick.

Glad I don't have to do this very often...
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I was pretty late to Transistor, the second release from the Bastion people.  These guys have such a talent for art + music + intuitive storytelling.

I'm pretty much ready to insta-buy things they make in the future.  Bought up the soundtracks from them too.  I really want these guys to stick around and keep making games.
Supergiant Games is an independent game developer based in San Francisco, California. We made the games Bastion and Transistor.
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Yeah, it sounded interesting though I never dived into either.
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In honor of Johnny Cash's dead anniversary, we're removing from our company's project the package "Johnny Cache".  RIP.
Johnny Cache¶. Johnny Cache is a caching framework for django applications. It works with the django caching abstraction, but was developed specifically with the use of memcached in mind. Its main feature is a patch on Django's ORM that automatically caches all reads in a consistent manner.
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I don't understand why services like iTunes, having access to my music library, doesn't have an opt-in program for listing upcoming (pre-order) albums from artists in my library that have 4+ star ratings.
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Too scared to install the Windows 10 tech preview on the main work horse computer, but the laptop seems to like it well enough.  HUGE HOORAY for the installation being delivered via an actual Windows Update.
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I lost a few drivers during the update, but reinstalling them was painless (no "oh sorry you must be running win7 or later!" messages)

Several things aren't really hooked up, though, so at this stage it's pretty much just a fancy start menu and search box.  Still looking forward to future updates, though.  First time in a while I've been genuinely interested in what happens next.
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Continuously stunned at how broken the world of windows driver installation can be.  Ho. ly. crap.

Thing says I have an update, so I install.  Check software, it claims I'm still on old version.  wtf.  I'll uninstall the thing and try again.  Now installer says it can't work.  Die in a fire, driver.  Just go die in a fire.
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Something for me to consider if I change monitor setups next year :/
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I love it when you're reading someone else's code, and you can tell exactly at which point they silently gave up.
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Really great resource.  Life is changed.
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Hello Tim, 
Can I use a small part of your video: Cautious Cat meets Musical Mouse
to make a parody with a french voiceover?
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Work
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Programmer
Employment
  • Pivotal Energy Solutions
    Developer, 2012 - present
  • SimplerDesign
    Lead Developer, 2011 - present
  • ServiceTRAC
    Programmer, Web Designer, 2009 - 2011
  • e-kiwi
    Scraper, 2008 - 2009
  • University of Kentucky
    Computer Support, 2005 - 2005
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April 4
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"I apparently make a very convincing idiot."
Introduction
I'm a programmer (which means I program for work, program for fun, and when I'm not programming, I think about programming).  I do the occasional recording session for my music, and I enjoy foreign languages and writing.
Bragging rights
Drove a stick-shift vehicle while holding two leaky ice cream cones.
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Tempe, AZ
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Nicholasville, KY - Provo, UT - Arnold, MO - Long Island, NY - Hartford, CT - Châteauguay, QC - St-Hyacinthe, QC - Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC - Ottawa, ON - Beijing, China
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