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Jason Armstrong
Works at The UPS Store
Attended Lamar University, West Brook High School
Lives in Beaumont, TX
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3195 Dowlen Rd #101, Beaumont, TX 77706
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You're not alone Turkey. I will spread your message in the USA. http://youtu.be/m0YcEUHxTuY  #turkey #istanbul
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One of THE coolest things I've seen in quite sometime.

Visualizing 100,000 stars!

It's best if you use the Google Chrome browser, but works in Firefox also. Amazing!

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/
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Oh Google.
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Great episode of Foundation from +Kevin Rose. Interview with Matt Rogers of Nest (the coolest thermostat in existence) and he's also a former Apple engineer who worked on the original iPhone team. Great insight into how the original iPhone was designed and built.

http://youtu.be/HegU77X6I2A?hd=1
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Speaking of cool things, I just found out about this cool site called I Side With: http://www.isidewith.com

It's a brief survey to see who you side with more politically (of candidates in the upcoming election anyway). My results are here: http://www.isidewith.com/results/79550628?fb_comment_id=fbc_347062085380913_1993811_347065225380599#f33e3cabc24de5a

It's very enlightening. I even wrote a brief blog post about it that I'm pasting below:

My results (click the image to view them, or click here) didn’t really surprise me. I know I’m pretty much in the middle. What this shows me is that we the people (by and large, I know I’m painting with a broad brush here) don’t really know enough about all of the issues our country and government face. I can’t say I honestly know enough about our current healthcare system (because I haven’t studied it and I have been fortunate to have not been much of a participant in it up to this point in my life) nor do I know much of anything about “Obamacare” as I haven’t studied it at all. I also don’t know anything (really) about the Patriot Act because I haven’t read or studied it either. When confronted with the question “What should our stance be against Iran?” I honestly don’t know. Such a difficult and thorny problem. Afghanistan? Hmmmm… Again, quite difficult. I’d have to defer that to the Generals that are there. So, really, I don’t see how we as the people of a “Democracy” (actually a “Republic” when you put a fine point on it) can effectively vote to decide who leads us. How can we know who is REALLY most qualified? This to me is sad. The problems facing our government/country are really incredibly difficult and so varied, I honestly think it’s beyond us as average citizens who concern ourselves more with work, paying our bills, our families, etc. to really educate ourselves about all of the problems and issues that face our country. I no longer think (actually I’ve thought this for sometime, but now I’m more certain) that “one person, one vote” just cannot scale.
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I was skeptical at first too Bryan. I read the "About" page and they seem like to average guys who'd just like us all to think a little bit more. Cool.
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Hi Frank, actually my brother and I just took over the store and moved it into the Vacuum City Shopping Center next door. We're now at 3318 Hwy 365 instead of 3312. The store is now nice, newer, cleaner and we have much more space. Sorry for the inconvenience!
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3318 Hwy 365, Nederland, TX 77627
It is no longer open.
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This!
 
I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.
Not because of who might win or lose.
Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won't matter at all -- I'm not in a swing state).
Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan.

But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship.  It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people.  And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.

So my plea to the victors -- whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit.  It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.

[If you agree, pass it on to your newly elected officials.]
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We geeks do watch our shows. We're just not Nielsen families.
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Finally...

In an attempt to create the “definitive resource” for all open Web technologies, Apple, Adobe, Facebook, Google, HP, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nokia, and Opera have joined the W3C to launch a new website called 'Web Platform'.

http://webplatform.org/
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+tim deSilva you've probably already seen this, but just in case... :) It's pretty amazing and of course I thought of you immediately.
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Whoaaa! Ex-Director of engineering at Tesla working on an electric longboard? 
THE FUTURE IS AWESOME >_<
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I started a new "blog" although I don't really write that much, I'm going to try to more often, but more so just post cool things I find on the web. It's at:  http://elegantmachines.com
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Work
Occupation
Small Business Owner
Skills
Technologist and designer. An eye for the smallest details. Always thinking. Efficient and effective.
Employment
  • The UPS Store
    Owner, 2004 - present
    I own a couple of UPS Store franchises with my brother. We share the responsibilities. I'm more focused on technology, human resources, operations and customer service.
  • Zadok Jewelers
    Director of Digital Media, 2009 - 2013
    Web design (HTML5, CSS, Photoshop), SEO (Search Engine Optimization), UX (User Experience), graphic design (digital ads, print ads, billboards, etc.)
  • Houston Chronicle
    Web Designer, 2008 - 2009
    Web designer (XHTML, CSS, Photoshop).
  • NetSec
    Security Analyst, 2003 - 2004
    Monitored networks of Fortune 500 companies and government agencies for intrusion attempts and malware issues.
  • Technica Corporation
    Network Systems Engineer, 2000 - 2003
    Worked primarily with WAN's (Wide Area Networks). Technology-wise I worked with IP, IPSec, Frame Relay and ATM.
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Currently
Beaumont, TX
Previously
Houston, TX - Reston, VA - Ashburn, VA - Istanbul, Turkey - Ft. Lewis, WA
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Introduction
Small business owner, designer, UX lover, entrepreneur, technologist living in Beaumont, TX. I love design of all disciplines, technology, science, music and movies. Much love for Apple and it's products.

I blog (very infrequently) over at elegantmachines.com and tweet (only slightly more frequently) over here @elegantmachines
Bragging rights
I was the first kid on my block to have an iPad.
Education
  • Lamar University, West Brook High School
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Male
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Friends, Networking
Relationship
Single