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Hoping to go to Google I/O again this year. $employer limits the number of conferences we can attend, so I'll be sending myself and burning some vacation days. This is only the second conference I will have self-funded (the first was the inaugural Lone Star PHP). Luckily I have Virgin America miles to get me there.

I wonder if I can crash on someone's couch while I'm in town?
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We're up for sushi if you make it down to the South Bay!
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New blog post on Keybase.io and public key cryptography.
I recently received an invite for keybase.io. For those of you that haven't looked into it, it boils down to a public repository of public keys attached to certain geeky identities (Github and Twitter, for now). It's a new wa...
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Photos from my trip to Minnesota to speak at Midwest PHP 2014.

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Oops, I forgot to share my wrap-up of MidwestPHP 2014 here too:

http://omni-spot.blogspot.com/2014/03/midwest-php-2014-wrap-up.html
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Dad, don't leave me!
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Want to hear me talk about automating your build process? You don't even have to put on pants for Nomad PHP!

Phing is a build system that lets you do all sorts of neat things quickly and easily. If you find yourself manually running complicated processes or frequently having to look up command line parameters for your tools, Phing can help make you more efficient. If your deployments have many error-prone steps or you find yourself dealing with fragile procedures, Phing can help keep your sanity.
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I have another Keybase.io invite, if you're interested. To accept, you should be interested in keeping people from snooping through your email, and I should have met you in real life.
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I would love an invite too! You can find my email by using this link provited by Google's mail hide service: http://www.google.com/recaptcha/mailhide/d?k=01GMrm3e9eZ8Bvf1vuMr77ig==&c=LYNjWb1i52uQQKDCn1NgIxNW62mJRRRw1ADT8S8Zrt8=
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Verifying myself: I am omnicolor on Keybase.io.

I'm publicly claiming:
* I am Omni Adams on Google+.
* I am omnicolor (https://keybase.io/omnicolor) on keybase.
* I have a public key whose fingerprint is EF78 5682 8AE3 D8FD B624 313B 3689 111F 424A 292A
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No, this is not an official part of Keybase. But my the more ways you can verify my identity the better.

Let me know if you want a Keybase invite and I've met you in real life.
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I blogged again, this time about my experiences speaking at conferences. Are you interested in trying your hand at giving a technical presentation?
Few people are naturals Before I started speaking, I assumed that everyone that you see up on stage is a natural, completely comfortable talking about whatever subject with whoever happened to be in earshot. Many speakers mak...
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I do that too! Though admittedly having it in my speaker notes becomes less important because of how much I've practiced. I barely look at my notes.
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Can you imagine the ego trip he's feeling right now?
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We'll just assume he didn't slip on the ice in those fancy shoes 
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    Developer, 2013 - present
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I'm not a great speaker. Heck, out of the hundred or so that I've seen since I started speaking at conferences I'm not sure I would even rat

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I took both of my vehicles in for oil changes. They talked me into throttle body cleanings as well. The check engine light on my Charger came on the next day. They claim there's no way their service could have made my car start having problems with the idle air control sensor, but it's now throwing a code. Two trips to a more competent mechanic and $1000 in repairs later, my Charger *might* get back to how it was before I let Kwik Kar open the hood. They also failed to tighten the cold air induction on my Ram after removing it for the service. If the other connections weren't tight enough to hold the cold air intake on, the hose clamp would have slipped off and my truck would have been breathing unfiltered air. While their location is very convenient for me, I will not be returning. Their service is sloppy and borderline incompetent. The other reviews seem positive, but very old. I don't know if they have recently changed owners or what, but I would take my vehicle elsewhere if I were you.
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I scheduled an estimate for my move across town. They scheduled an hour window with me. 40 minutes into the appointment window the guy called to say he was running late. We rescheduled for two days later. He never showed up and never called.
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While the guys they sent out to pack/load and then unload were good, they broke over $1000 worth of our stuff. They talked us out of getting insurance, and then offered us $79.56. Trying to get answers about submitting claims for all of the stuff they broke has been a painful experience at best. And they just plain lost a box and a spice rack. I have no idea what's in the box. It might be valuable.
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