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Troy Philis
Works at TP Designs
Attended Santa Clara University
Lives in Pleasanton, California
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Obligatory Pigeon Stock Photo Brightlocal hosted a webinar earlier this week covering the Google Pigeon update back in July 2014. Brightlocal is an SEO tool
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Google Partners inspires online marketers to become trusted experts, and connects them with businesses looking to succeed on the web
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So, Is This Really What It's Like?

I don't even know what to say.

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I like the video, it is unsual.
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The weather is warming up, Spring is in full swing, and that means it's time to Party! At least on the first Wednesday of the month in downtown Pleasanton, with
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Companies are learning the ways they can turn off tech talent without even knowing it.
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When I log into Google My Business I am presented with the Google Plus view of the pages I edit rather than the interface that is shown in the video. How can I access the new interface?
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FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Signals, affectionately dubbed Luke from Segway inventor Dean Kamen.

This amazing mind controlled arm could be right out of Star Wars & has just been approved by the FDA, the first of it's kind. While there are plenty of muscle controlled prosthesis currently in research & development, this is the first to make it all the way through to market.



Dean Kamen’s incredible robot arm is good to go from SlashGear

Dean Kamen's robotic prosthetic limb, the DEKA Arm System, has been granted FDA approval, with the DARPA-sponsored project controlled by electrical signals from sensors where it meets the wearer's limb. Dubbed "Luke" - a reference to Luke Skywalker from the Star Wars universe - the arm is a huge step forward from existing mechanical prosthetics, allowing for more detailed uses like turning keys and pulling zippers.  goo.gl/W3hMCt



FDA Approves First Prosthesis Controlled by Muscle Electrical Signals from Gizmodo

The DEKA Arm... took eight years to go from concept to approval. That's pretty quick considering the traditional "split hook" arm prosthesis has been in use since 1912.

In the FDA study, 90% of test subjects were able to quickly adapt to using the DEKA Arm for tasks that were impossible with traditional arm prosthetics, like brushing hair and using keys and zippers.  goo.gl/B5SAs1



And a Demo of Luke in action...
"I was a one-sided person": THE DEKA Arm, a VA Research partnership with DoD



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Website Design and Promotion
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  • TP Designs
    Website Design and Promotion, present
  • Lightstreams Glass Tile
    Vice President of Operations
  • Network Management Group
    Proposition Player
  • The Dialog Corporation
    Web Designer
  • Financial Systems Consulting
    Software Consultant
  • Enterprise Resource Group
    Software Consultant
  • Thomas Printing Inks
    Executive Vice President
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Pleasanton, California
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Fremont, California
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I create websites to promote small businesses in the San Francisco Bay Area. My web design company is TP Designs and is located in Pleasanton California.

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  • Santa Clara University
    1983
  • Mission College
  • Santa Clara University (BS)
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The food was good but service was poor - for us. A large group that showed up 15 minutes after we were seated was served a half hour before we were, and there were just 3 of us.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Just bought a new Subaru at another dealer and came in here for the first service, because it is the closest Subaru dealer to where I live. I made an appointment, but had to wait much longer than quoted. The waiting room is some couches in the middle of the showroom with no air conditioning, and it was hot. My service rep suggested that next time I bring it in 1000 miles sooner than stated on the maintenance schedule because they have seen better results with other customers. Weird. Bad feeling about this place. Not comfortable bringing my car back to them.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
I drove out of my way to this post office because it was open on Saturday and needed to send a certified letter with return receipt to cancel a gym membership or they would charge me for an additional month. This was on the 23rd. Tracking said it was supposed to be delivered on the 25th, but days had passed with no update. On the 2nd of the next month I received an email apologizing that my certified letter had been scanned improperly, but it was available at the post office for pickup. What? Yes, the reason that you send certified letters is for the recipient to pick it up at the post office. The US Postal Service has completely lost my trust. Now I have to figure out a way to send in my taxes.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Mike did a great job troubleshooting and repairing our spa. It was pretty old, and we were considering replacing it, but he ended up retrofitting it with a new pump, heater and controls. The operation is like new for a fraction of the cost of replacement. His recommendations and estimates were spot on. We are very happy and will continue to use his services.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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I really like this place. I moved here last year from the Bay Area, and all the video rental stores close to me back there had gone out of business years ago. Video 9 is so much better than Redbox or Netflix. Great selection and service. Highly recommended.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Promised extra vouchers for premium services such as massage for prepaying a year. Once they had our money nobody knew anything about it. That's the way it is with this place. If you need to find out something, the only person that can handle it is not there. My wife would have liked to have used the vouchers we did have for a massage, but said there was never a masseuse available the times she went in, which was after work and on weekends. Tried to cancel membership and ask for a refund a few months after we signed up. Not a surprise that giving money back is against their policy, but our memberships weren't cancelled and I wasn't informed that I needed to do anything else to cancel. After the year prepayment was gone they started hitting my credit card, despite the fact I had not been there for at least 6 months. Hey, if that's the way they need to make money, they are probably covered by the contract, but they also only deserve one star for ethics and poor quality of service.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Great personalized service. Highly recommended.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago