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Wow. Your hair and make up look fantastic.


That must have taken a while.


How'd you avoid getting any on your track suit?
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I love that Kevin Rose was building a skate ramp for a non-profit when people came to his house to protest jibba-jabba
 
Kevin Rose talks about how people are attacking him for being part of the tech community in SF (see video below).

Obviously, going after Kevin is just wrong for so many reasons. He is not the one destroying anything. In fact, he is building so many new jobs and opportunities.

These protesters seems to be nothing but trouble makers. As they said:

“We demand that Google give three billion dollars to an anarchist organization of our choosing,” the post said. “This money will then be used to create autonomous, anti-capitalist, and anti-racist communities throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. In these communities, whether in San Francisco or in the woods, no one will ever have to pay rent and housing will be free.” http://goo.gl/tqI1xF

Also, it was the same group who, a while back, protested outside the home of Anthony Levandowski, who works for Google self-driving car project. That time it was apparently because if how Google self-driving cars created a surveillance state. I'm not entirely sure how that would work. But as I said, these are just troublemakers. They are not real protesters. This group are like the many hashtag activist.

The problem between the tech community and the city, however, is real. But it exists on a city-level in that there is a growing inequality. It is a real concern that the 'service' people are being displaced by greedy landowners, and it's also a real concern that pay grades of service people are so low that many need two jobs just to make a living. 

But this is not really a problem caused by the tech community. This is a problem caused by people outside the tech community.

There is no easy solution or quick fix to this. One thing SF is trying to do is to increase the minimum wage, which is now the highest in the US at $10.55 (Federal levels are $7.25/hour). And while this may be a good long term solution, in the short-term, it has actually caused some smaller non-tech businesses to go out of business.

BTW: The accepted minimum wage in my country for a cleaner is $24, but we also have a 40% income tax + 25% sales tax... so...

And the increase in the minimum wage means higher prices. Which in the tech industry isn't really a problem, but it is a big problem for non-tech people. In fact, the real problem is that the cost of living is increasing far faster than the fairly slow increase in minimum wages.

Other solutions that people have been talking about is, why don't Google start to buy up property so that they can rent it back to the 'service' people at decent and affordable rates, freeing us from all the greed. 

But this brings with it a ton of other problems. Both socially, but also that it means the tech industry will be taking over even more of the city.

BTW: Also read "How the other half commutes in Silicon Valley"
http://goo.gl/zuYa8C

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I can't make it past the 2 minute mark. Production: NOT successful.
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On a friend's site, we made a blog where we chronicle our civentures-- usually 25 turns at a time. 

I've actually only ever done this to turn 75 and that was well over a year ago. But given the game is "done," I figured I'd give it another go.

First up: The Dutch
My biggest weakness when it comes to playing as the Dutch is my unquenchable thirst for marshes of which upon I may erect my might Polders. I become a regular… Marshpire (= marshes + empire^vampires). That joke was a stretch, but I have to warm up if we're going 300 to 330 turns of civilization ...
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  • Otherlevels
    Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing Services, 2015 - present
  • DoubleDown Interactive
    Mobile Marketing Manager, 2013 - 2015
  • Placed, Inc.
    Growth Marketing Manager, 2013 - 2013
  • WhitePages.com
    Mobile Marketing Manager, 2011 - 2013
  • DealPop.com (subsidiary of WhitePages.com)
    Sales and Marketing Analyst, 2010 - 2011
  • RealNetworks
    Content and Marketing, 2005 - 2009
  • T-Mobile
    Content Manager, 2009 - 2009
  • Wetpaint
    Community Evangelist, 2008 - 2008
  • Chameleon DATA
    Technical Assistant Manager, 1999 - 2001
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Deeply ingrained in the world of mobile for the last 8 years, Seattle the last 30. 


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