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Pat LaVarre
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Hey look. G+ did a good job of cropping this photo posted by +John Ralls. Made me smile, for one. 
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So you present? Well then you are a UI, so we should ask Q: What’s the key attribute of an insanely great UI? A: It disappears. It does not draw attention to itself. It enables the user experience, but is not itself the experience. ~~~ (my misquote of the 4/Oct/2013 blog post by @ SeriousPony)
There is no cure for presentation stage fright. You can reduce the symptoms with beta blockers, but when the drugs wear off, you're still… you. You're still up there with a cracking voice, runaway heart rate, and nauseating dread. So what do you do? You read posts with titles like “Ten Tips For Better Presentations”, “Kick-ass With PowerPoint”, and “Public Speaking Secrets of Martin Luther King”. You read excellent books like “Reso...
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No I don't want Google+ to try to move me off to +PatLaVarre away from my established pelavarre space @ "You’ll see the custom URL you’ve been approved for, which you aren’t able to change."
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Hmm. Arguably I should remember to go rent pelavarre.com for long enuf to persuade G+ to give me google.com/+pelavarre
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Lawyers in these united states make circuits crazy hard to sell in parts. @ Quoth LittleBits.cc: """ Changes and modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer or registrant of this equipment can void your authority to operate this equipment under Federal Communication Commissions rules. """
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Missed hex arithmetic in elementary school? See here how divisibility works: """

n divisible by 2 if its last digit is even.
n is divisible by 3 if its digit sum is divisible by 3.
n is divisible by 4 if its last digit is 0, 4, 8, or C.
n is divisible by 5 if its digit sum is divisible by 5.
n is divisible by 6 if it is divisible by 2 and 3.
n is divisible by 8 if it ends in 0 or 8.
n is divisible by A if it is divisible by 2 and 5.
n is divisible by F if its digit sum is divisible by F.
n is divisible by 10 (i.e. sixteen) if its last digit is 0.

""" plus recipes for x11 and x7 at Twitter @EmbeddedBarr @CompSciFact http://www.johndcook.com/blog/2010/10/31/hexadecimal/
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A visual history of computers moving to the centre of office work in these united states, sampled out of the 1990-2010 run of a TV series. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/02/what-you-learn-about-tech-from-watching-all-456-em-law-order-em-episodes/283603/
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Google Recruiters should look back over the local folk whom Nest thought about recruiting but didn't close with, before acquisition. After all, that would include me. (-:
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Has anybody I know already learned SlickEdit? Believe it or not, there are no hits at Google: What is to SlickEdit as CopyVisibleLines is to CodeWright https://www.google.com/search?q=What+is+to+SlickEdit+as+CopyVisibleLines+is+to+CodeWright
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2014 Palo Alto RT @inspireUX: Free for the next few days: “Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products” by @nireyal on Kindle: http://t.co/9m0UytF0fI
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I'd guess that t.co short link decodes as http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HJ4A43S
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Oi. Google Search has made it difficult to count hits? Like I can see 4.7e+6 at MusUEm, but no hit count disclosed at MusEUm. Help? Advanced Search is no better. How wrong is that? #BugOnPurpose
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Googling tells me I'm not first to complain of the free 'Search is no longer displaying the results count' of which we're locked out of discussing further at http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/websearch/lEKyKZF8iBA
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Antikythera + Lego? 3 minute video, I won't stop to see it now, but this has gotta be fun just by existing at that coordinate, surely ... RT @CompSciFact
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one of the things that the original mechanism points out is that a society can be ridiculously sophisticated in some things (like Math and Astronomy) yet fail to develop because of other weaknesses.   The Babbage machines are the classic example:  imagine the British Empire with actual computers.  It might never have fallen.  History is just full of promising developments followed by opportunities missed.
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Firmware Engineer
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  • SanDisk
    Acquired Firmware Engineer, 2008 - present
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Bay Area, CA
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Ogden, UT - Manassas Park, VA - Colchester, UK - Blacksburg, VA - Oakton, VA - San Diego, CA - Norfolk, VA - Monterey, CA - Salinas, CA - Portsmouth, RI - Newport, RI - Oahu, HI - Long Beach, CA - Portsmouth, VA
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Education
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Computer Science
  • University of Essex
    Electrical Engineering, 1985 - 1986
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Electrical Engineering, 1983 - 1987