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Geoffrey Swenson
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This is a playable code pen for a Snakes and Ladders game I wrote wrote to learn SVG and d3.js. I got carried away writing this for a code test which wanted just a console game - meaning it ran at the command prompt without a UI. But I decided to write a UI.

They weren't impressed because it took a bit too long and hired someone else instead. But I got it all working and continue to make improvements. It was part of the sizzle that got me a job working for a company in Maine from home for a few months.

Yeah it's a kid's game but still fun to play. But it does demo my code writing ok.

The latest change was drawing the snakes algorithmically to taper nicely. I think the next step is going to be creating a more general purpose library out of some of the things I did here.
This uses only d3.js for everything. No jQuery, a small bit of direct DOM interaction is used for HTML buttons and text messages. It should work well ...
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Nice work! It looks good...
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Here is both another problem from Global Climate Change and a validation that simulating a volcanic eruption could help cool the earth off.
Scientists say that once they correct for the cooling effect of 1991's Mt. Pinatubo eruption, sea level rise is accelerating.
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She did, I agree. So did Trump, and his shills have come out and admitted to being fake Sanders supporters. In fact his son-in-law runs The Observer, a spin site often cited as a legitimate source by Bernie progressives. They are playing right into Trump's hands. 
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The only logical outcome of #BernieOrBust is a promise to vote for and fund Jill Stein of the green party. If the Democrats are going to foist Hillary on us, we take our votes to the only competent candidate left on the right side of the issues. Voting for Trump or not voting is real stupid. But I cannot stomach voting for Hillary.
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+Geoffrey Swenson she has already said she will work with Bernie.
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I've had an ongoing problem with jock itch despite daily applications of fungicide. I've tried all sorts of other things but have recently discovered that washing up with borax is killing it completely combined with the ointments.

I know it's an embarrassing topic but I thought someone else would like to know. It probably also would help with athlete's foot and foot odor as well which are both fungi.
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More embarrassing to have than to talk about.
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Facebook removed the following 9-11 post by Jim Wright. I'm rather incensed by the censorship.

"You're expecting some kind of obligatory 9-11 post, aren't you?

Here it is, but you're not gonna like it.

15 years ago today 19 shitheads attacked America.

They killed 3000 of us.

And then ... America got its revenge for 9-11.

Yes we did. Many times over. We killed them. We killed them all. We killed their families. We killed their wives and their kids and all their neighbors. We killed whole nations that weren't even involved just to make goddamned sure. We bombed their cities into rubble. We burned down their countries.

They killed 3000 of us, we killed 300,000 of them or more.

8000 of us came home in body bags, but we got our revenge. Yes we did.

We're still here. They aren't.

We win. USA! USA! USA!


You goddamned right. We. Win.


Every year on this day we bath in the blood of that day yet again. We watch the towers fall over and over. It's been 15 goddamned years, but we just can't get enough. We've just got to watch it again and again.

It's funny how we never show those videos of the bombs falling on Baghdad today. Or the dead in the streets of Afghanistan. We got our revenge, but we never talk about that today. No, we just sit and watch the towers fall yet again.

Somewhere out there on the bottom of the sea are the rotting remains of the evil son of bitch who masterminded the attack. It took a decade, but we hunted him down and put a bullet in his brain. Sure. We got him. Right? That's what we wanted. that's what our leaders promised us, 15 years ago today.

And today those howling the loudest for revenge shrug and say, well, yeah, that. That doesn't matter, because, um, yeah, the guy in the White House, um, see, well, he's not an American, he's the enemy see? He's not doing enough. So, whatever. What about that over there? And that? And...


15 years ago our leaders, left and right, stood on the steps of the Capitol and gave us their solemn promise to work together, to stand as one, for all Americans.

How'd that promise work out?

How much are their words worth? Today, 15 years later?

It's 15 years later and we're STILL afraid. We're still terrorized. Still wallowing in conspiracy theories and peering suspiciously out of our bunkers at our neighbors. Sure we won. Sure we did. We became a nation that tortures our enemies -- and our own citizens for that matter. We're a nation of warrantless wiretaps and rendition and we've gotten used to being strip searched in our own airports. And how is the world a better place for it all?

And now we're talking about more war, more blood.

But, yeah, we won. Sure. You bet.

Frankly, I have had enough of 9-11. Fuck 9-11. I'm not going to watch the shows. I'm not going to any of the memorials. I'm not going to the 9-11 sales at Wal-Mart. I don't want to hear about 9-11. I for damned sure am not interested in watching politicians of either party try to out 9-11 each other. I'm tired of this national 9-11 PTSD. I did my bit for revenge, I went to war, I'll remember the dead in my own time in my own way.

I'm not going to shed a damned tear today.

We got our revenge. Many times over, for whatever good it did us.

I'm going to go to a picnic and enjoy my day. Enjoy this victory we've won.

I suggest you do the same."
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This is outrageous but somehow predictable. I deleted my facebook account because I couldn't stand this kind of censorship. Facebook is an awful social network.

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It seems like G+ finally really is mostly dead. You can't post much of anything on supposedly progressive sites other than the now moribund Bernie sites without getting the extreme ire of the Hillary partisans that are all for us voting for the extremely corrupt and incompetent fool even though she quite obviously stole the nomination from the person who should have won.

I am not voting for her. If that means Trump wins, I didn't vote for Hillary in the primary. I contributed heavily to Bernie's campaign only to have the Democrats play every dirty trick they could to foist the Great Sellout on us.
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I'm still thoroughly determined to try to prevent this country from going off the cliff electing either Hillary or Trump. The only interesting candidate in this race is now Jill Stein. Hillary's warmongering and her blatantly obvious sellouts to Wall Street and corporate lobbyists is not all that much better than Trump.

So I want to turn this around the other way. If Democrats want to continue supporting such a disgusting candidate, and don't rally around Jill, you can live with the results. I refuse to be forced to vote for an ethically challenged sellout.
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I would rather force the Democrats into addressing the needs of their base than actually winning this particular election. I'm absolutely appalled at the fraud of the DNC in getting Hillary the nomination. So if she loses, not my problem.
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I'm absolutely appalled at the FBI's refusal to prosecute Hillary for her brazen violation of the law. Is this what we want as President?
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+Steve Roberti look. Fuck off you ass. The President NOMINATES get it? He enters the name for confirmation by the Senate. The Senate decides who will actually be appointed.

Once again. You don't know how government works. Trumps got you thinking he can rule as a dictator and simply appoint his corrupt, lying thugs for important cabinet positions. But sadly, once again, Trump has fooled with his lies.
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I'm beginning to think that Trump is so irrelevant that we can have the Greens and the Democrats run under a common agreement to vote in the Electoral College for the candidate with the largest plurality.

It's the only way to get about half of Bernie supporters to not throw away their vote.
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The Republicans at large should be irrelevant by now, if American voters had any sense. If we must have a 2-party system, the Democrats should be our conservative party and some other progressive party such as the Greens should be our liberal party. Even more ideal would be a more pluralistic democracy with multiple parties (vs. a 2-party Republic), but that would take sweeping reforms that I don't think the population is ready to accept yet. 
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It's a small chain but broth is made on location. Very tasty and affordable.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
This is amazingly good Italian style thin crust pizza. They use natural gas in the oven instead of expensive hardwood, so the pizza is a bit less expensive, but equally tasty. All of the toppings and cheese are locally sourced. The salads are delicious with subtle sophisticated dressings. But then there are the beer and wines from all over the world. They sell good wine by the glass and at least 40 different very delicious beers and ciders. It's very high end flavors at a more moderate price. Expect to spend at least $30 per person but each time you can drink something interesting and very different along with the very excellent pizza and salad.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
The coffee could be just a bit less over roasted, but the food was quickly served and tasty. I had the smoked salmon omelette. I may come back if I'm in the area, but it isn't the kind of place that I will go out of the way to visit.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
I really don't understand any of the negative reviews. This is a really kewl laid back bar with a wide range of beers on tap, good drinks, and a game room downstairs. The food is great, including the burgers. The guy with the dry burger should have just asked for something, they have plenty of good things to add to a burger, most of them free. I'm sure they can supply you with some good sauce or aoili on the side. They have some of the best collard greens I've ever had. There is a daily barbecue special that is very inexpensive and effing delicious, dipped in their tangy not sweet barbecue sauce.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
16 reviews
Yes it is somewhat more pricey than some other places nearby, the portions are not huge. Since I tend to eat everything on my plate, I don't mind if they don't serve me so much stuff. The food and coffee is just fine. I really like the Porkstrami Hash, which has a small amount of fatty spiced ham, green vegetables and really fresh tasty fried potatoes.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
The rabbit salad was better than OK, but the slices were greasy with low quality toppings, tough not especially tasty crust, and bland sauces
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Other than a great place to get a beer, the food is really corporate cheap and awful. The heavily bleached flour used on crusts tastes like paste, there's was too much rather low quality sausage in my calzone, not enough veggies, ricotta, or sauce. Salad was iceberg and fake croutons and cheap bottled dressing.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago