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Sean Curtin
Works at U. of Oregon
Attended Rochester Institute of Technology
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5X First impressions from a 3+ year N4 user. Just got one over the weekend.

- The X/Y dimensions are not as bothersome as I feared. The width is about the same as my N4, while the length is about 1 CM more. The thickness, or lack thereof is a bit unsettling. I had no complaints about the thickness of my N4. Will be getting a case to make the grip more comfortable and make it feel less naked.

- Holy crap, the security. Not sure I'm a fan of forced encryption and the nag screen when you unlock the bootloader. The fingerprint unlock is SWEET, however.

- I find myself placing my finger square on the camera lens a lot to attempt to unlock the thing.

- The power and volume buttons could be a bit more pronounced.

- USB-C means I have to keep another cable around and try not to lose the adapter. I was pretty happy with Micro-USB. The new cable stays put though. My N4 had a habit of spontaneously ejecting the USB cable.

- Franco Kernel causes it to bootloop for some reason. Putting stock back works fine except for the aforementioned unlock nag. Latest bootloader, stock System, and cache/data wipes don't make a difference. TWRP Zip install or fastboot img install don't make a difference either. That's a task for another day I guess. Root works though, and that was enough to do the Titanium app-data restore. I was only using Franco for access to the display properties anyway, so NBD, especially on this screen.

- Much better signal pickup than my N4 (which was LTE-enabled).

- I still hate the post-KitKat stock lockscreen.

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No problem. The improvements are definite, but not jarring like they would be coming from an older, less capable phone. I could have gone another year on my N4 without feeling too left behind. 

I just got a simple, black silicone rubber case like I had on my N4.  I'm not fond of the rigid or blingy ones.
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My annual Springtime In The Park photo. 
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That would probably have happened had I waited long enough. 
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Why do my G+ notifications keep more up to date on my Gmail and Calendar pages than on the G+ page itself?!

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Damn. That's ice cold. 
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Brutally dismembered- somebody should trace it in chalk.
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Saw a guy on my way to lunch that had converted a small shopping cart to be half skateboard in the front. Too quick for a photo!  #portland  
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Nails it.
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OMG, yes.
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Is it just me or do applications and web sites use far too much white and light grey in their color schemes these days? I have to keep my monitor at half brightness.
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He'll charge quicker if you plug him in!
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TODAY IS TALK IN ALL CAPS DAY, BECAUSE EXCITEMENT!
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BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS CORRECT AND PLEASING TO THE EYE!
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Nice.

Looks like the first really good Pac Man sequel in years!
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It's out now. Free too. Quite fun, but I still have to try it with a controller for the best effect.
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Europe, ladies and gentlemen.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-32821678
While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for both German and international students. An increasing number of US students are taking advantage.
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Met this guy on the walk to work this morning. 
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Grab some video next time. 
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Looking sternly at gadgets until they work again.
Employment
  • U. of Oregon
    VC Overseer. Crestron Programmer. A/V jack of all trades., 2008 - present
  • George Mason University
    Crestron Programmer. Classroom integrator., 2006 - 2008
  • Mote Marine Lab.
    A/V & IT miscellany., 1998 - 2006
  • Jabil Circuit
    Diagnostic Tech. Board repair., 1997 - 1998
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Portland, OR
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WV, MD, VA, FL, NY
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Millionaire jet set playboy. Bean Lover.
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Greetings professor Falken.
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So out of shape that the only trophy I have is atrophy! Creator of national household white-board cartoon sensation Stalky The Fish!
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  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Computer Engineering Technology, 1997
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Not bad, but not great either. Everything about this place is "meh". The flat-rate, build your own concept is great but Mod does the same thing and their ingredients just seem way more flavorful. The dining room is clean, but also cold and sterile. The service was very friendly and helpful though. Still, I can't think of a reason to go back, especially with all the nearby competition.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
One of the best pizzas in town. A little pricey and the service can seem a bit annoyed that you're there, but it's definitely worth a go!
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
The best bang/buck slice/personal pizza place downtown. They do personal-sized pies at a flat rate regardless of number of toppings and have an excellent topping selection. You won't be going back to Schmizza or Sizzle Pie (but maybe Pizzicato) after going here. Also the pear-iced tea is worth going in for alone.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Best pizza on Broadway! Don't let the hole-in-the-wall appearance fool you. The crust is unlike anywhere else.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
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For me this place edges out Blind Onion as the best [non-tourist] pizza place in Portland and ties with Mississippi on quality but has slightly better prices. Big floppy slices the way God intended it. It's a shame I have to spend 25 minutes in traffic on 39th to get here or I'd eat here way more often.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Good, basic take-out pizza if you're looking to save a buck or two but still want something you can taste. It won't blow your mind but will scratch your pizza itch.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Loved this shop. Best coffee value downtown! Sadly, Starbucks is closing down this and the Portland State stores, which is a crying shame because it's so much better. Now I'm going to have to spend nearly twice as much at Peet's or Stumptown. Petition Starbucks to offer SB as an option in their regular stores, at least in the ones close to where these stores were!
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago