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Justin Abrahms
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Super awesome stuff. Onwards and upwards!
 
We just rolled out massive performance improvements to our list views!
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In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it.

As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments.

Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away.

Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenage son.

As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe' s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly .

Probably wasn't the same elephant.
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I think we underestimate the impact of technology.

We know that it will get us our email faster or help us navigate smarter with GPS/Maps or apply special filters to our photos and send them and the world instantly. 

This video, in a very amazing way, made me appreciate how much we still underestimate the impact of technology.  Seeing how something as simple as a hangout via a mobile phone could bring the entire world to someone who was bed-ridden from multiple sclerosis was inspiring.

Technology has an incredible power to make all of our lives better.

#inspiration   #life  
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Really like this article.
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I feel like I have a common need across all languages I work in.

- REPL
- Run the tests (bonus: run those specific to this code)
- Run the application (and constituent parts)
- edit the code

major modes tend to handle the editing.
slime or comint seem to do a fair job of providing the repls.
I've seen dizzee which can help with running applications (and the parts) and "compile" for running tests (though it has limitations if you put breakpoints in your tests).

Am I missing any great functionality or packages that would make this setup easier and more consistent across languages? (python / browser js / node / etc)
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I blacksmithed a spoon and S hook.
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Probably not a broadsword, but I think either some arrow tips or an axe head. My next thought is a bacon press. ^_^
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gitstreams.com is a thing I built to help you keep up with what's happening on Github. I'd appreciate it if you gave it a look. :)
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Just bought a nice, 2003 VW Passat wagon. Very excited about the stuff that is now available to us in Oregon for day trips. :)
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Try Bean-o. But seriously, nice selection, lots of utility without the size (and lower gas mileage) of an SUV. 
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Interested in Github & Open Source, but don't have time to follow it 24/7? Check this out: http://signup.gitstreams.com/
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Interesting idea. Thanks Justin for the tip.
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