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Ewan Grantham
Works at United Services Automobile Association
Attended Mississippi College
Lives in San Antonio, Texas
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Sakura - San Antonio Style - Shot from the SA Japanese Tea Garden
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To Build the Perfect Car Phone Holder, first start with TWO Car Phone Holders
Since about December, I have been trying to find a way to use my Nexus 6 with Google Play Family to be my main music source in the car. I was getting a bit tired of the Slacker pre-recorded bits playing several times a week (not sure if their DJs aren't get...
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Why the Maven should be your next "car"
Hopefully everyone has seen GM's announcement about their new "Maven" service which has just started in Ann Arbor, Michigan this past week, and is supposed to roll out to the rest of the country over the next year or so. For $12 an hour, with no membership ...
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Using Amazon Cloud Drive with 4+ TB
February is coming, and I am in the planning period for my yearly tech upgrade. Every year since 2009 this has included buying two external disk arrays to allow me to hold my increasingly large collection of photos and videos with some semblance of a chance...
February is coming, and I am in the planning period for my yearly tech upgrade. Every year since 2009 this has included buying two external disk arrays to allow me to hold my increasingly large collection of photos and videos with some semblance of a chance to restore everything if an array ...
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Panorama of the courtyard of Mission San Jose from a visit a week ago

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Photos from my recent hike.
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Doing the Chromebook "thing"
Typing this from an Acer Chromebook 15 - core i5 model with 4 gigs of RAM and decent (though not particularly generous) SSD. Boots in approximately 7 seconds, as advertised. Ties into my google accounts and so all my "stuff", at least the online portions, i...
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Refreshing Yoga with Ubuntu 15.10
Note - The following is a bit long because I think it's useful to see how I got to where I am from where I started. You have been warned... :-) So this started a couple weeks ago when I was trying to figure out if for my yearly technology refresh I wanted a...
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The Problem with the Cloud is it's still Physical
Trying to do an rclone sync today and keep getting: 2016/01/23 16:23:18 Amazon cloud drive root '': Couldn't list files: Get https://cdws.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/drive/v1/nodes?filters=parents%3Ad7yxwkFUSFSm_K8YMmQwMA: dial tcp 176.32.102.133:443: connectex...
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Buying or Selling a Connected Home - Some Issues to Consider
Just finished setting up a Nest home with Nest Protect and the like. First issue that came up was how to let the SO be able to set the thermostat, check the cameras, etc. While the dropcam app used to allow you to SHARE an account, there is no such capabili...
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B&W Treatment for a shot of Mission San Jose from a visit a week ago
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94 people
melisa lopess's profile photo
Quadricopter Shop's profile photo
Titash Sikdar's profile photo
Ward “Rus” Wetherill's profile photo
Michael Cohen's profile photo
Puerto Vallarta's profile photo
Sean Merritt's profile photo
Mec Nikolovski's profile photo
Ed Shelley's profile photo
Education
  • Mississippi College
    Computer Science, 1983 - 1987
  • University of Denver
    Physics, 1980 - 1982
  • Thompson Valley High School
    1977 - 1980
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Male
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • WGT Golf Mobile
  • GBOD Project
  • Prune
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Tagline
Architect, Project Manager, Photographer, and occasional Author
Introduction
Architect, Project Manager, Analyst and Programmer with almost 30 years of experience. Contributing author to several books. Hobbies include Photography, Hiking, Manga, Anime, and Creating Games.
Bragging rights
Former Editor of Radius Magazine
Work
Occupation
Project/Program Manager
Employment
  • United Services Automobile Association
    Project/Program Manager, 2010 - present
  • EGAWorks
    Consultant, 2009 - 2010
  • Southwest Research Institute
    Project Manager, 2002 - 2009
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Currently
San Antonio, Texas
Previously
Loveland, Colorado - Andover, Minnesota - Anoka, Minnesota
Great place to spend a day. Part of the gardens is a group of covered biomes with desert and rainforest sections. Outdoor rose garden, a Japanese garden with a koi pond, and a large area with historic cabins and plants from other areas around Texas. Plenty to see and learn for not too much money.
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Overpriced, but not much more so than others in the area. A bit hard to get to, and occasionally a wait for an open pump.
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Decent food, OK service, near the Seawall
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
A bit expensive given it is on the "wrong side" of the bay from most attractions. Rooms are OK sized, and fairly quiet. However the bathroom door can't be fully closed and the shower rod is separating from the wall. Given the hotel is less than a year old that suggests poor maintenance.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
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Nice place to stop near the summit of Trail Ridge Road. Items at the gift shop aren't horribly overpriced, and plenty of bathrooms. Biggest issue is a lack of parking, not that there's much room to grow given the location.
Public - in the last week
reviewed in the last week
Good bit to do for a reasonable price
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Decent food, great beer, so-so service. Last three times there it has been apparent they are understaffed.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago