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San Bernardino shooting victims: Who they were
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In all the discussion of who the shooters were and implications for who should be allowed into the United States, perhaps we should pause to see who the victims are -- a picture of the American melting pot.

Isaac Amanios immigrated from Eritrea to California in 2000 to escape violence and repression in his home country, his brother said.

Bennetta Betbadal fled to America with her family to "escape Islamic extremism and the persecution of Christians that followed Iranian Revolution."

Harry Bowman was one of the earliest contributors to CREATE, a USC center that studies national security and terrorism ...

Juan Espinoza, the youngest of 12 siblings, was raised in Sonora, Mexico, his nephew Daniel Castaneda said.

Tin Nguyen was just 8 when her mother fled Vietnam with her child and maternal grandparents. The family toiled and saved their paychecks to rebuild after the war in a country they believed was safe. A place where "younger people would find their rewards through education."

Jennifer Thalasinos said her husband, Nicholas, was a "very devout believer."

The couple, who met online and had been together for 14 years, were Messianic Jews. Nicholas Thalasinos wore tzitzit, traditional fringe tassels, as well as a tie clip with the Star of David.

Around Lake Arrowhead, Mike Wetzel was a frequent sight, running errands with his six children in tow, three from his first marriage and three from his second.

To her family, Yvette Velasco embodied intelligence and ambition.

One of Robert and Marie Velasco's four daughters, the 27-year-old was "full of life and loved by all who knew her," according to a statement issued by her family.

In an email sent to employees, Juan C. Perez, director of Riverside County Transportation & Land Management Agency, called Damian Meins a "bright light" that had been "extinguished from our world in a most tragic way."

Larry Daniel Kaufman, 42, considered himself a free spirit. He loved horror movies. He often held up the grocery store checkout line because he talked to everyone he met.

He refused to get a driver's license, saying he didn't want to give up the daily rides to and from work from his boyfriend of nearly three years, Ryan Reyes.

Shannon Johnson's studio apartment in Koreatown is a museum to his life.

More than two dozen framed concert posters fill the walls of the main room. "We had tickets to see Gary Clark Jr. tomorrow," his girlfriend, Mandy Pifer, said Friday morning.

Aurora Godoy had a wide smile and an open heart, and at the age of 26, the life she had planned for herself was falling into place.

Sierra Clayborn, a 2010 graduate of UC Riverside, worked as an environmental health specialist for San Bernardino County.

As an environmental health specialist with San Bernardino County, Robert Adams often inspected pools and food facilities during the construction phase.

Adams, 40, and his wife grew up in the Inland Empire and were high school sweethearts, said family friend Jenni Kosse.
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Check it out - a cool little Android game, written entirely in Kivy. Source is available on GitHub: https://github.com/oddbitdev/hexTap
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Let's get this group moving again - I know there are others out there that prefer Google+ to the Book of Faces...

About time you joined Google+...
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Okay - this is kind of a cool feature. I literally didn't change anything here - it's completely automatically generated.

The only thing I see that it got "wrong" was that it included a stop where I just dropped off my wife and didn't get out of the car (Hotel Roanoak). The rest was exactly correct.  It would have been nice if it mentioned the Virginia Transportation Museum as a stop, but you can't have everything.

Also, remember - these are just random snaps I took to share later, without knowing the "story" feature existed. Had I known about it, I would have taken more and better photos, and I'm sure it would have done even better.
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Finally got tags on the Jeep...
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This is an amazing knowledge map of the competencies required to get up to speed in Python quickly - it's espcially useful if you're teaching someone who isn't a developer first and foremost just enough to do what they need to do, in a limited timeframe.

I met Marta at PyCon 2014 and saw her poster session first-hand - extremely impressed.
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The poster!
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This morning, I saw a "Lyfted" truck in Nashville.
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