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So how do you generate a random string? :-)
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Sadly, it was never built...
The truly gigantic monument planned by the Bilboan architect Alberto Palacio designed for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in honour of Christopher Columbus.
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A great analysis by +Ezra Klein about what the real implications of the various candidates' proposed tax plans would be.

I was pointed at this by Klein and his colleagues on the most recent episode of The Weeds in which they discuss these tax plans & their implications at length as well as electronic medical records systems.  Great episode! http://2.t-dub.net/1SvYfTa
Want to understand the presidential candidates? Look at their tax plans.
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Stumbled onto this and couldn't resist sharing the awesome!
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I do, too.  
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Great fun!
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As seemingly all of Twitter put it: "Bowie is gone and suddenly there's a ninth planet?!"
But it's a Neptune-class body orbiting at a great distance from the Sun.
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This probably also explains why I can't find a flash drive when I need one.
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This episode, more than nearly any other single source, has made clear to me several crucial forces in modern politics. I highly recommend it. An excellent conversation, regardless of whether or not you agree with their evaluation of the positive or negative consequences, they are pointing out the right elements.
Robert Reich on supporting Bernie Sanders, dating Hillary Clinton, and fighting inequality
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A great piece from +Tim O'Reilly​ over on +Medium​ which sparked an excellent discussion.

Our (American, but this mindset has been exported extremely effectively) growth-or-failure mindset has infected our entire society. A bigger house/car/meal is always presumed to be better without even examining other characteristics such as quality. Much of it undoubtedly has come from this kind of "business" thinking, but the pattern of thought needs to be addressed everywhere. For instance, learning to value sustainability raised chicken despite the fact that they are smaller and more expensive (meaning that one has to shrink one's consumption of chicken).
When a company says “This is strictly a business decision,” explaining why they must outsource jobs, it’s worth reading …
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Yup! I think the new benefit corporation is a baby step in the right direction, but we clearly need to change our laws quite a bit.
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This sounds like such a great way to re-think vector editing.  Not that I'm a heavy user of such tools, but the way it's being built sounds very, very cool!
Before I co-founded Figma my background was in game development, not in design. I remember being very surprised when I f…
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Hold your breath!
Ars goes inside ground zero of the search for gravitational waves.
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The South Korean response to the North Korean "nuclear tests". Best diplomacy ever!

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Senior Web Developer, Web Software Architect, Lead Developer
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PHP software development, Javascript software development, SQL query tuning, Linux/LAMP stack system administration, HTML/CSS authoring, programming, web development, software engineering, software development management
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  • Rotary International
    Lead Developer, Web Department, 2013 - present
    I lead the Development Team for Rotary International's Web Dept., maintaining and enhancing the Rotary.org website serving the public and our 1.3M Rotary Club Members!
  • Rotary International
    Web Developer, 2012 - 2013
  • Network Ninja
    Software Ninja, 2012 - 2012
  • eSpark Learning
    Development Lead, 2011 - 2012
  • Summit Media Group, Inc.
    Sr. Web Developer, 2009 - 2011
  • Nonprofitable.org
    Lead Developer, Co-founder, 2009 - 2010
  • Chicago Technology Cooperative
    Lead Developer / Project Manager, 2007 - 2009
  • Teaming For Technology, AmeriCorps
    Technology Consultant, 2006 - 2007
  • Michigan State University, Residence Halls Association
    Director of Technology, 2003 - 2006
  • Michigan State University, Computer Science Department
    Undergraduate Researcher, 2003 - 2005
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  • City of East Lansing, Information Systems
    IT Intern, 2001 - 2001
  • City of East Lansing, Senior Center
    Computer Instructor, 2000 - 2001
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I'm a web applications developer who has been working on some variation of a LAMP stack since the early web (when the P usually stood for Perl). I currently lead the Development Team for at Rotary International's Web Department. I am an early adopter, but I appreciate quality tools regardless of age (think bash & vim).
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    Computer Science, 2001 - 2006
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