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Bruce Byfield
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Middle-aged men are supposed to chase after much younger women, but OK Cupid shows me living with anyone much under 50 would bore me,
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Nah, for me it was fun to do a poke-check when playing goal in a hockey game with much younger guys. Then I would really rub it in by saying stuff like "I learned how to do that by watching Johnny Bower".
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Growing impatient to get my Pi-Top. Still, something's to be said for anticipation. http://pi-top.com/
Pi-top a build it yourself RaspberryPi Laptop
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My Raspberry Pi 2 running Xubuntu is so close to replacing my desktop. Of course it is an old desktop, it is a bit faster than my pi but for many tasks the Rpi2 is more than adequate.

The Rpi2 runs on a fraction of the power and without a sound. My old desktop is getting a bit on the noisy side.

Running Firefox on the Rpi2 is good except there are a few websites that can crash the system. I am going to try IceWeasel.

Looking for an "always on" or quick booting computer? the Rpi2 running Xubuntu is for you.

I am looking forward to another doubling of power of the Raspberry pi, or another board like it. The Raspberry Pi is a game changer as it is.
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The main reason I don't buy an Apple watch is that I know I'll develop an obsessive twitch from turning my wrist to look at it every 30 seconds.
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I used to like having a pocket watch on a chain, but since I keep my phone in my pocket, I guess I have the modern equivalent.
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From a recent email I received:  "I still can't believe these people are considered adults, and are allowed adult things."
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That's a great line - I may very well steal that.
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Five days in a row socializing has drained my extroversion. The snowcap's melted, and the aquifer low. Staying close to home for a while.
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website of Maori artist Lyonel Grant http://lyonelgrant.com/works/whare.htm
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I find proclaiming yourself an introvert or extrovert curious. Why proclaim yourself one extreme or the other when both are useful?
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Correcting chapters, I'm pleased to find my defense of styles in text documents is completely justified. Manual formatting would be hellish.
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The only thing wrong with a well-done steak is that few people know that it requires lower heat and making sure it doesn't dry out.
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When someone sends me a "complimentary gift," I feel like I"m being praised.
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Spent the afternoon at the Philosophy Dinner, discussing (and in my case dissing) transhumanism.
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Actor? Polite interest. Musician? Real interest. Artist or writer: Watch me turn into instant fan boy.
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My ambition is to be the George Orwell of free and open source software.
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I'm a writer who specializes in covering free and open source software. In my spare time, I write about Northwest Coast Art.
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Burnaby, BC, Canada