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William Dye
Works at Expedia EAN / Matchpoint
Attended University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (USA)
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Knowing what "DSM" stands for, both officially ("Diamond Star Motors"), and unofficially ("Doesn't Start Monthly", and several others).

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Some tasks are like kitchen remodeling, but others are like the Lewis and Clark expedition. It was a very expensive endeavour, so President Jefferson wanted estimates of cost, how long it would take, and included the goal of finding a freshwater route to the Pacific. Detailed plans were made based on known factors such as how far a canoe could be paddled per day. Today we look back and call it a great success, but in terms of meeting original estimates they failed miserably. Subjected to management techniques that I've seen first-hand, they would have been "coached" (disciplined) for their failure to meet estimates, not lauded for their success.

I agree with Mr. McConnell that a good solution to our problems is to simply get better at estimating. At least in my own limited experience, however, the core problem is less about estimation per se, and more about how projects are managed. I fear that some managers will hear "don't give up on estimates, just get better at estimating", and translate it as "put more pressure on programmers to get better at estimates by punishing them more when they fail". Improvements to the estimation process should include better knowledge by managers of when to ask for a higher-precision estimate (small variations to well-known tasks), and when to settle for lower-precision estimates (exploration) and prepare in advance for the consequences.

Mind you, I'm not in favor of zero management. Don't give up on management, just get better at it. :-)

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"Deal of a lifetime" is too vague for a lawsuit, but "100-mile motor" might be specific enough. Well, dunno if you'll get any money back, but I'm glad that you can document the disaster to warn others.

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I just finished my first home-done brake job today.  Many thanks to you & other online mechanics for the encouragement and advice.  One major hitch that I hit was the rotor.  In this video you said "the brake rotor slides right off", and it seemed so easy.  You can guess now what happened in my case: it didn't slide off.  It was stuck on so hard that I kept looking around to see if there was a bolt or something that I'd missed which was still holding it on.  Long story short, it finally came off.  'Took it for a test drive on the highway a couple of hours ago, and the brakes worked better than ever.  Thanks again!
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I wish the selfie and test images (at 3:35) were saved instead of erased before shipment.  That way when I unboxed my new phone, I'd get to see some of the people who assembled it.  The test image could include a greeting, telling me a little bit about the people who created the device that I will keep with me every day.  I think it would be fun to see them and read their greeting, but it would also remind me that the technology was created by a large number of people.

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I don't need stickers (or have a PayPal account), but congrats on hitting 2,000 subscribers. And FWIW, "Put Cheese On It" still gets stuck in my head sometimes. :-)

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Congrats on a great start (pun intended). :-)

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Beautiful! I'll confess to some jealousy here.

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Argh. I woulda loved being at the shootout, but it ain't gonna happen this year.  Maybe someday.  I hope the valves & other work didn't cost too much.  Even if your Evo isn't race-ready this year, if you can make it to the shootout, at least there will be plenty of people there who can give you (hopefully good) advice on tuning.  Have fun, and thanks for posting your videos.

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But will Caboose be there?  Will he bring drill bits?  WILL HE BRING DRILLLL BITSSSSS?????
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  • Expedia EAN / Matchpoint
    Senior Software Engineer in Test, 2015 - present
    Large-scale cloud systems in Java
  • Nationwide Insurance / TEKsystems
    Software Engineer in Test, 2014 - 2015
    Ruby-based testing for web/mobile/mainframe
  • Design Data Corporation
    Programmer/Analyst, 1994 - 2013
    CAD program in C/C++/TCL/Bash on Linux
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Lincoln, Nebraska (USA)
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Omaha, Nebraska (USA) - Denver, Colorado (USA)
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Computer programmer (Linux/Windows/Android/iOS), specializing in automated software testing
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  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (USA)
    B.A. in "Multimedia Computing" (Computer Science + Arts)
  • Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE (USA)
    State-champion chess team (4 years in a row!)
  • Lewis and Clark Junior High School, Omaha, NE (USA)
    School destroyed by a tornado in our final year
  • Park Hill Elementary School, Denver, CO (USA)
    City-champion soccer team
  • Palmer Elementary School, Denver, CO (USA)
    Those "gigantic" raised sandboxes seemed a lot smaller when I went back to visit
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Roasted Garlic - The Kitchen Counter Podcast
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This simple garlic preparation transforms the otherwise pungent and sharp flavor of garlic into something altogether different; creamy, rich

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A redditor recently uncovered all of the background characters who reappear in "Shaun Of The Dead" and you're gonna want to re-watch it now.

Patents Site – Google
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Google promotes innovation both within our company and throughout the technology ecosystem. In the spirit of fostering such innovation, we h

La Luna
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The timeless fable of a young boy coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. It's the first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking h

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Announcing Project Zero
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Posted by Chris Evans, Researcher Herder Security is a top priority for Google. We’ve invested a lot in making our products secure, includin

Logic Cars
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Logic Cars is an electronic version of an old logic board game.About half a century ago me and my brother could play this game for hours. Ba

The Origin of the 8-Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It
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Is the 8-hour workday really ideal – or necessary? A look into the research on work time and how to optimize it for greater happiness and su

Wobble Wobble
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Shanghai Restoration Project Remixes
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Sky Map
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Super Quick Video Tips: Are Your Coffee Beans Fresh?
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Ski Safari
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Ride penguins, yetis and more in an endless downhill avalanche escape!★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Great! - Love everything about this game. The graphics are

Project of the Month: Automating iOS Application GUI Testing With FoneMo...
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Recording and capturing keystrokes for testing and validation of the iPhone and iPad UI is finally available as an open-source tool

Next Big Future: Pac Man Video Game is NP Hard
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We establish some general schemes relating the computational complexity of a video game to the presence of certain common elements or mechan

Good chiropractor.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
My wife and I went to Speidell in late 2015 for repairs on the front hood and bumper of our van. Not only did Speidell make the repaired area look like new, they even lost money on the deal to make up for a delay. I don't know if it was the supplier's fault or Speidell's fault, but somehow the wrong parts were delivered to them, causing the repair to be delayed by several days while the correct parts were found and sent. This forced my wife and I to rent a car for several days longer than planned. These things happen, so I wasn't even going to complain about it, but Speidell apologized for the delay by picking up the rental fees during the delay. They weren't contractually obligated to do it, they just wanted to apologize in that way. Wow. So we got to drive a rental car for a few days, and when the repairs came back, the front area looked fantastic. I've seen new cars which didn't look that good. I'm very impressed, and would recommend that shop to anyone who wants great auto body work.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
If you're trying to "eat healthy", this is well worth a visit. Don't expect prices to (consistently) be as low as what you'll see for junk food in a big discount store, but in the long run, poor health is not cheap either.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The business is no longer at 48th and Prescott. They have merged with Jim's Home Health Care.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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One of the people who works there (I think his name was Cole or Cory) really went the extra mile for me in tracking down a hard-to-find part. The standard catalog didn't show the actual part I needed. I'm not sure if it's the fault of the catalog or a weird mod made by the previous owner of the car. Long story short, he applied a lot of knowledge & extra work to finally get me the part that I needed. The other folks that I've met there have also been consistently helpful and knowledgeable. Dunno about other stores, but I've been very happy with this one.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Search YouTube for a channel named "Jafromobile" and you'll find some excellent videos from a guy who fixes and tunes old engines for use in things like drag racing. In a recent (April 2014) video he spent 30 hours meticulously polishing and porting a 4G63 cylinder head. After all that time & effort, he then took the cylinder head to this shop for work that he couldn't do himself. In other words, this is a shop that perfectionist engine experts are willing to trust. If it's good enough for guys like Jafro, it's definitely good enough for me. Oh, and a word of perhaps weird-sounding advice: Jafro said that he always brings them a big box of Krispy Kreme donuts along with the engine to be fixed. Maybe he was just joking (personally, I'd get sick of donuts if customers did that every day). Still, if you're bringing over a big job to them, maybe it's worth a few bucks to give them that kind of tip in advance. I've never done that myself, but it's something that Jafro does, so I'll pass on the information.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
This was my older daughter's favorite place to hang out with friends in high school.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago