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Sam Steele
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Attended New Jersey Institute of Technology
Lives in Pleasant Hill, CA
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Having a really annoying issue on my Moto 360 where it switches to ambient display mode while I'm in the middle of scrolling through lists / notifications / interacting with an app. Surely there should be some kind of timeout that gets reset whenever I touch the screen?
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My first hack for Android Wear: forwarding iMessages from my Mac to my Moto 360 using Google Cloud Messaging, and sending voice replies back via Node.js, with a splash of AppleScript to glue it all together: https://github.com/c99koder/wear-imessage

It's quite complicated to set up, and requires registering your own GCM API keys and running your own Node.js server on your Mac, so I wont be providing any binaries.
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I keep meaning to try one of the omni Home Automation servers at some point. I implemented my own X10 lib like 15 years ago and just keep using it and stuff tied into my 10 year old Philips Pronto remote.  I don't really have much that isn't X10 in the house, so it is OK. Still, I am wanting to get one of the August locks and maybe some other stuff, so I will likely be looking into it soon.
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The ellipsis at the end of the notification makes my Pebble sound super passive-aggressive about being replaced
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So Best Buy has the Moto 360 on sale for $179 and I've also got a 10% off coupon for any item… guess I'm finally joining the Android Wear club!
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Ah, I actually really like the always-listening mode on my Moto X, there have been plenty of times when I've done a unit conversion while cooking or whatever with the phone in my pocket and listening to the voice reply. I just wish it wasn't so easily triggered by background noise :)
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So glad homestarrunner.com is back!
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I never understood this...
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Yikes! The Android Auto notifications simulator is pretty rough, I hope Google will give us a proper emulator in the future!  Got our app's notifications working on it anyway, though.
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Replaced the strap on my Moto 360. Much more comfortable now!
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Super easy, I already had the tools for removing the spring bar from my Pebble. Adjusting the size was a pain though, those links are pretty difficult to remove!
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Come on, Google. Is this really the first impression you want to give people when they first power on their device?
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Google+ made an interesting auto-awesome when I synced my 3DS's SD card. Forgot I had even enabled that option in the uploader!
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The next Phoenix Wright game looks amazing, really hope they'll release an English version!
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Ah, I'd forgotten that.  Still, a Japanese 3DS wouldn't be hard to obtain.
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I have way too much fun with the photo mode in Euro Truck Simulator 2.  The ProMods map is full of really great scenery!  Every few miles I have to stop and take a screenshot of something, so it takes me forever to complete a job :P
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That awkward minute where you're not sure if your Nexus 7's battery is dead or the slow flash chip is just taking a long time to wake from sleep
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  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
    2001 - 2003
  • Mercer County Community College
    2003 - 2004
  • Hightstown Highschool
    1998 - 2001
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c99koder
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Mobile Developer
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  • IRCCloud Ltd.
    Mobile Developer, 2012 - present
  • Last.fm
    Mobile Developer, 2008 - 2012
  • Educational Testing Services
    Technician, 2007 - 2008
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
    Technician, 2005 - 2006
  • Edivise
    PHP Developer, 2005 - 2005
  • East Windsor Regional Schools
    Technician, 2000 - 2004
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