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Matthew Turland
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Parent. Egalitarian. Geek. Tinker. Tenor. Author. Speaker. Budding ex-wallflower.
Parent. Egalitarian. Geek. Tinker. Tenor. Author. Speaker. Budding ex-wallflower.

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elazar here, based in Lakeview. Got the bare basics down, just hit level 3. Plan on hitting the Sculpture Garden soon to get to 4. Any tips or suggestions on alternate, supplemental, or subsequent strategies are welcome. :)
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Really wish I could find time sooner to listen to those. For those of you that have it, I highly recommend checking this out if you like sci-fi / horror.
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Finally! This week's free audiobook is the first episode of NOCTURNAL, narrated by the amazing Phil Gigante. This novel is a horror/thriller with heavy scifi and hard-science elements. It is also my unabashed love letter to 80s buddy-cop movies. 

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I've read and love the first two books in this series and I'm really looking forward to reading the third. For those of you to whom this post applies, I encourage you to grab a copy. :)
Wot? Get the first 80 pages of PANDEMIC free from iBookstore. Hit "sample." Please share on your G+ page, tell your friends why you like the series. Tell 'em to snag INFECTED. https://t.co/7ZfhpWYcfE

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Mental illness is a very real and very personal issue, both within the industry I work in and in society at large. I commend the efforts of people like +Ed Finkler and +Paddy Foran to raise awareness and am very honored and humbled to be a participant.

http://elazar.getsby.co

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For those of you who aren't, this truly is what it's like to be a computer programmer.
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"[T]he feds have been trying to get various tech companies to hand over their master encryption keys so that the NSA and FBI can decrypt any of the messages they scoop up. So far the tech companies have been resisting:

"The government is definitely demanding SSL keys from providers," said one person who has responded to government attempts to obtain encryption keys. The source spoke with CNET on condition of anonymity. 

The person said that large Internet companies have resisted the requests on the grounds that they go beyond what the law permits, but voiced concern that smaller companies without well-staffed legal departments might be less willing to put up a fight. "I believe the government is beating up on the little guys," the person said. "The government's view is that anything we can think of, we can compel you to do.""

Citing http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57595202-38/feds-put-heat-on-web-firms-for-master-encryption-keys/

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One of the most rewarding projects I've worked on in recent years was a scheduling system for a museum.  The code was a nightmare, the process a disaster, and if you ever accuse me of being responsible for the code base I'll deny it.  (I was the 5th independent set of people to touch it before it even launched; the framework it was built on shifted at least twice.)

But still, according to the museum it cut their lead time for student tour groups from 6 months to 2 weeks.  Screw saving money, that meant thousands more kids that could go through the museum each year.  That means something.

I've sometimes said that the true measure of a person's life is the number of people who are better people for having known you.

Anthony, you want to make a difference.  That's a noble calling.  Godspeed in doing so.
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