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Hey Android Users:

I am one of you, now!

Tell me about all the great apps and games, please!
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Metal (a better facebook app)
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In honor of my friend +Jamie Fristrom (sometimes known as "Waffles"):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7wleJUtri4
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*That's" what our Masks game needs: more waffle

I got a fever... And the only prescription is... More waffle!

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This is so awesome, I can't even.
 
In the category of awesome women doing awesome things.
If you're excited about the Game of Thrones season six premiere, check out these badass female knights who're doing it for real. There might be no dragons, but these ladies could put Arya Stark, Daenerys Targaryen or Brienne of Tarth to shame. Full contact medieval fighting is a new adrenaline sport that attracts hundreds of combatants who travel the globe and compete at int...
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I don't recommend a lot of things publicly. But I do love dice!

I was in on the first Bone Origins dice Kickstarter, and it went very well. Great, unique dice, delivered on time with plenty of communication.

Now they're being offered in some polyhedral options and new colors!

Check it out if you like nerd dice!


Beautiful dice with a versatile language of bone shaped markings. Three dice (d6, d8, d10) equivalent to a full 7-dice standard set.
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You're thinking of bonER dice
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I know everybody's all gaga about Rogue One right now, with a fresh trailer and all, but I'm not convinced. The trailer seems to be selling a grim, edgy Star Wars to me. Grim, edgy, "modern" cinema is pretty much the last thing I want from a Star Wars movie. The magic of Star Wars (by which I mean my nostalgic view of the original trilogy) is a fun adventure that hides echoes of legend, myth, and universal human journeys within it. Throw grimdark in there and I don't know what it is.

Maybe it'll be awesome. But I'm worried that it's going to go the route of self-indulgent "grittiness" that washes so much modern cinema the same muddy grey. 
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Far, far better that they explore this tone within an anthology film than within the main trilogy proper. It's almost like a venting tactic.

The only outcome I can imagine that could prove negative would require 1) the movie truly be "grim dark" and 2) that it be a huge rival to the success of Force Awakens. If both those things happen, then subsequent films could be dragged down into the mire.

But this is Disney. Love them or hate them, one must admit that they know what they're doing. They aren't going to chase the dragon like FOX and Warner seem to. They ARE the dragon. They'll set the tone.

TL;DR: I for one look forward to Star Wars: Wo(men) on a Mission.


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We've got to do better at treating folks as folks.
 
We are not going away.  We will not be beaten.

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My new nemesis:
The FroYo machine!

Every day it sits in the coffee bar dispensing its deliciousness for free. I don't even like most froyo, but they got a great formulation.
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A gentle reminder to check how your content renders when published. (found here: http://www.techinsider.io/google-play-music-is-better-than-spotify-2016-4)
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Huh.  Maybe I should pick one up...
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It's a small thing, in the grand scheme of things, and it's long overdue. But it still feels good to see change enacted thanks to the will and voices of regular folks.
Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the 20, while other prominent women appear on the backs of 5s and 10s.
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It doesn't seem that small, that everyone will be looking at her every time we go to an atm, when we used to look at Jackson. Puts me in a really good mood this morning.
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Yet again, Vi Hart manages to merge math, philosophy, and mundane topics to make something cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xujIDia0oug
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Everything Vi does is great.
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Toward the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien's essay, "On Fairy-Stories", selected today especially for my good friend +Gray Pawn , but for anyone who needs it:

"The consolation of fairy-stories, the joy of the happy ending: or more correctly of the good catastrophe, the sudden joyous 'turn' (for there is not true end to any fairy-tale): this joy, which is one of the things which fairy-stories can produce supremely well, is not essentially 'escapist', nor 'fugitive'. In its fairy-tale -- or otherworld -- setting, it is a sudden and miraculous grace: never to be counted on to recur. It does not deny the existence of dyscatastrophe, of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance; it denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat and in so far is evangelium, giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy, Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief."
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I am a pretty big fan of Lindybeige on YouTube. Here he combines his solid history chops with his not inconsiderable snark to good effect.
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I remember watching and enjoying a bunch of these and then remember watching one or two about women. Is he as problematic as I recall?
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    MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics, 2011 - 2014
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Jack of all (nerdy) trades. Master of none.
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Technical writer, interdisciplinary artist
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  • HBO Code Labs
    Technical Writer, 2014 - present
  • University of Washington Bothell
    Writing Tutor, 2012 - 2013
  • Microsoft
    Lead Programming Writer, 2000 - 2010
  • BNFL
    IT technician, 1998 - 2000
  • OfficeMax
    Admin Asst., Desktop Publisher, 1995 - 1998
  • US Air Force
    Programmer/Analyst, 1992 - 1995
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Kenewick, WA - Richland, WA - Midwest City, OK - Oklahoma City, OK - Bloomington, IL - Denver, CO - Baton Rouge, LA - Oswego, NY
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