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If you post in plain text on social media platforms such as Google+, I highly recommend knowing the bullet character (•).  It makes lists look really nice:

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You can type it on most Linux machines (including Chromebooks) by pressing Ctrl+Shift+U, 2022, spacebar.  Never bullet your lists with hyphens again!

Also, if you want triangular bullets (‣), use 2023 instead of 2022.

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Here are a few more comments based on what I remember from +Disney's Tomorrowland​. THERE WILL BE SPOILERS, SO I RECOMMEND NOT READING THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN THE MOVIE.

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• I am not frequently a fan of the story-told-through-movie-length-flashback thing, and I am not convinced it was necessary here.
• I understand the desire to instill a sense of urgency, but a couple months seems a really short time to go from the world we were shown to total destruction.
• The acting on the part of all the AAs was excellent.
  - Related: I apparently recognized the AAs as being androids before most of the people with whom I saw the movie ^_^
• I want to visit the shop with all the sci-fi stuff.
• Was that Gort in that shop?  That looked like Gort! ^_^
• Shout-out to Key (of Key and Peele)!
• The time bomb was cool.  I wish they had used one again.
• Were the circular portal things in Frank Walker's house supposed to be references to Big Hero 6 or Stargate?
  - Granted, the designs in BH6 felt as though they were referencing Stargate, so I guess the question was they were referencing Stargate directly or indirectly.
• The cinematography during the trip to Tomorrowland felt different and a bit out of place.
• The entire scene in Paris felt completely unnecessary.
  - I was already not a fan of the trope of major landmarks having secret functions.
  - In addition, the tuning fork thing was an unnecessary element to introduce that did not add much to the film.
  - I enjoyed the jab at Edison, but it did not justify the scene being there.
  - While I am sure the VFX team had fun with it, to me the rocket just felt silly and over-the-top.
• George Clooney as the next Doctor, Britt Robertson as the next companion, and Hugh Laurie as the next Master?
• I WANT HUGH LAURIE'S COAT.
• Why did they have to blow the thing up rather than just changing what it was broadcasting?

At the end of this all:
• I was a video game like the Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix game for Wii—an experience less focused on being a good game and more focused on letting players explore an environment.  What I am saying is I want to freely explore Tomorrowland.
• I went in with relatively low expectations, and Tomorrowland vastly exceeded them.  I should trusted Brad Bird from the start.
• I want David Nix's coat.
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Today in the Dresden Files RPG: The building was on fire, and it WAS my fault.

(With +Ryan Morgenlander, +Derek Witt, Justin Rueb, and others.)
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I am with the +Rasklz Publishing team, getting ready to present +Power Penguins to an RIT business class.  If you have not already, consider backing us - tinyurl.com/PPKickstarter!
Rasklz Publishing is raising funds for Power Penguins: The Children's Strategy Board Game on Kickstarter! Power Penguins is a fast-paced strategy game where players try to out-maneuver each other in the coolest snowball fight of all time!
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+Jon Weber, that was an excellent point.  I talked with the team, and we updated the Kickstarter description with a brief outline of the rules.  If you have any further questions, feel free to comment here or ask a question on the Kickstarter page.
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Thank you to everyone who attended STAR over this past school year.  It has been wonderful to watch STAR grow, and we would not be where we are today without you—our members—bringing all your interests, ideas, and perspectives to our discussions and events.  In particular, we would like to recognize individuals who went above and beyond what is expected of a STAR member by awarding them ranks.  Below are listed all members who earned promotions during the 2014-2015 school year.

Since this will be my final post as chief communications officer, I would like to add that for me, personally, it has been an honor to serve you as a member of the STAR bridge crew.  I thank you for giving me this opportunity, and I thank you for supporting STAR.

—Cmdr. Zachary Yaro, on behalf of the 2014-2015 STAR bridge crew.


2014-2015 Promotions:

+Alexandre Froio: Lieutenant → Lieutenant Commander
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+Alex Habermann: Cadet → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Became a member
• Volunteered at a special mission

+Robert Pruden: Ensign → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Ran a weekly mission

+Jeanette Schramm: Lieutenant Commander → Commander
• Exceptional service

John Chambers: Cadet → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Became a member
• Ran a weekly mission

+Joseph Porsella: Lieutenant → Commander
• Ran a weekly mission
• Longevity
• Exceptional service

Justin Rueb: Commander → Captain
• Elected by the club

+Katelyn Cruz: Cadet → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Became a member
• Volunteered at a special mission

+Laura Durant: Cadet → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Became a member
• Ran a weekly mission

+Mario Chuman: Cadet → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Became a member
• Ran a weekly mission

+Max Gunther: Lieutenant → Lieutenant Commander
• Longevity

+Michael Sarlo: Ensign → Lieutenant Commander
• Ran a mission
• Volunteered at a special mission
• Longevity

+Ryan Morgenlander:  Ensign → Lieutenant
• Ran a weekly mission
• Volunteered at a special mission

Ryan Muskopf​: Cadet → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Ran a weekly mission

+skyler lehmkuhl: Ensign → Lieutenant Junior Grade
• Ran a weekly mission

Zachary Dickman​: Ensign → Lieutenant Junior Grade
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With the grappling hook added on top of existing features, such as eagle vision and stealth takedowns, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate basically looks like Batman: Arkham City.
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I found a bug on +GameStop's website.
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Overall, +Disney's Tomorrowland left me with an amazing feeling.  It is an excellent movie for anyone who likes to geek out over sci-fi, Disney World, and/or the future.  I will post a more spoiler-y post in a bit.
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Lego's official "Ultimate Collector's Edition" of the Millennium Falcon is the second largest official set the company has ever released, with nearly 6,000 bricks. This version of the iconic Star...
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Mr. Saturn is primarily useless in #SmashBros because the sorts of people who know what he does and could make the best use of him are also the people who prefer to play with items off.
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+Nintendo already confirmed Splatoon​ will receive stages via DLC after release, so...Octodad​ stage?
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Gamer_Z., 2012zyaro, ZMYaro
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Geek, gamer, web dev, waver
Introduction

I am a 20-year-old game and software designer and developer.

I enjoy programming, level design, and user interface/user experience design, and I would like to think I am quite good at those things—I have been teaching game and software design and development since high school.  I also enjoy drawing, 3D modeling, 2D and 3D animation, acting, and singing.  I am not as good at those things, but I hope to get better in time.  I also enjoy promoting wave, spinning poi, cosplaying, geeking out over sci-fi, and writing lyrics (usually parodies of existing songs) from time to time.  And normal things, such as playing video games and reading.

If you are interested in some of the things I make, you can check out my apps, wave gadgets (for Google Wave, Shared SpacesApache Wave, and similar systems), Portal maps, and other tech shenanigans.

Bragging rights
I am a sysadmin, I can write a web app on a bus ride, and I spin fire poi.
Work
Occupation
Student, teacher, web designer/developer, game designer/developer
Skills
Programming, UI/UX design/development, web design/development, level design
Employment
  • Oracle Primavera
    Co-Op Applications Engineer, 2014 - 2014
    Front-end web development on Oracle Primavera Prime during the summer of 2014
  • TIC
    Web design counselor, 2013 - 2013
    Taught students to make web sites and web applications with rich, interactive content during the summer of 2013
  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology
    Intramaster (Intranet administrator), 2011 - 2012
    Maintained and improved school Intranet (written in object-oriented PHP), created new Intranet features, collaborated on next generation Intranet (written in JavaScript)
  • 500 BC
    Client-Side Programmer, 2011 - 2012
    Wrote a rich interactive interface in HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript
  • TIC
    Programming Counselor, 2011 - 2011
    Taught students to develop video games during the summer of 2011
  • Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology
    Sub-Intramaster (Intranet administrator), 2010 - 2011
    Helped maintain school Intranet (written in object-oriented PHP), assisted in creation of new Intranet features
  • シンクロ (Shinkuro)
    UI Programmer, 2010 - 2010
    Did UI programming for a file-syncing application built with Python and JavaScript
  • True Educator
    2009 - 2010
    Developed PowerPoint presentations for educational consultant
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