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John Dalton
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Lives in Hobart, Tasmania
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Pretty excited about Titanfall. I'll be grabbing it regardless, but I'm hoping I can get in to the beta…
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Yes, Google Glass survives a wet shower

You thought I was kidding when I said I would never take them off.

Yes, they survive being wet. I had them full on soaked in my shower this morning. +Google Glass  still works. 

So, they will be usable out in rain or other weather. Feel safe #GlassExplorers  !
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I'm the kind of person who actually has hawaiian shirts in their wardrobe (though I don't wear them often enough), so you can imagine how much I loved the #lca2013  conference shirt this year.
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That's clearly not just any hawaiian shirt though! It has Tux :-)
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See the devastation in Dunally due to #tasfires from the air - the era of the Citizen Drone has arrived!
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A great article - it's hard but important to keep this in mind.

Quote: "You are in the trenches when you have a baby. To the untrained eye it seems pretty straightforward and easy – you feed them, you bathe them, you pick them up when they cry – but it’s more than that. It’s perpetual motion with a generous layer of guilt and self-doubt spread on top, and that takes its toll."

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:%s/mother/parent/gi
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Do you know Linux & Ruby/PHP? Love problem solving & have great communications skills? Want to work (remotely) with me?

Engine Yard is looking for a support engineer on the APAC team. The job description says "Tokyo", but the reality is that this is a remote position and you can do it from anywhere in the world as long as you're willing to work the APAC shift.

The support side of the organisation is 100% remote (including the Director of Support). The people are all extremely smart and talented, and the customers are usually very technical - this is not a "have you tried turning it off and on again?" support role. There's a list of stuff we use in our stack on the link, but I guarantee you'll encounter stuff you've never touched before - being able to pick up new technologies on the run and resolve issues under pressure are required skills!

Let me know if you have any questions about this, and definitely talk to me if you're planning to apply!
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Damn, if only I knew a thing or two about Ruby... This would be a great job!
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I don't always wear Glass in the shower but when I do, I use protection. 
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Know anyone who'd like a cheap last-minute ticket to RubyConf AU, in Melbourne this Thu/Fri? Check this out: http://ticketfall.com/ff95b83fa8

This is a really simple idea, but well executed. I think the idea could have legs after the event.
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I spoke at the "Geeks & Depression" session for BlueHackers at Linux.conf.au this week. Here's what I had to say:

http://blog.johndalton.info/2013/02/01/one-geeks-guide-to-clinical-depression/
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Made from a broken printer, this machine is much more entertaining & only slightly less useful.
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Sleepy little ol' Hobart has more going on than just great food, wonderful lifestyle and fabulous scenery!
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  • Engine Yard
    DBA, 2011 - present
  • LibraryThing.com
    Systems Adminstrator, 2007 - 2011
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