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Paul Spoerry
Works at Geek Extraordinaire
Attended Washington University in St. Louis
Lives in Saint Louis, Mo
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Occupation
Programmer/Tech Writer/Social Media Ninja
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Meditating, Parkour, SEO, Social Media, Tae Kwon Do, Citong Shaolin Kung Fu
Employment
  • Geek Extraordinaire
    present
  • IBM
    Senior Application Architect, 2011
  • Plusheadlines.com
    Social Media Writer, 2011 - 2011
  • NaviSys
    Web Developer, 2004 - 2006
  • Genelco
    Application Architect, 1997 - 2004
  • Wave Technologies
    Developer of Internet Technologies, 1996 - 1997
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Currently
Saint Louis, Mo
Previously
Secret base on the moon - Arnold, Mo. - Cape Girardeau, Mo.
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Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.
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If you're just looking to add me without ALL the details of my life and just wanna know what Circles to put me in... I'm Paul Spoerry and I'd fit into any of these (or whatever you may have that aligns with these):

  • New To Google+ Team 
  • Blogger
  • Geek/Tech Enthusiast
  • Android
  • Philosophy
  • Parkour
  • Meditation/Meditator (I meditate daily)
  • Martial Arts (TKD/KungFu//MMA)
  • Dancing
  • Electronic music lover (Techno/House/DnB/Progressive/etc)
  • Gamer
  • Fatherhood
  • SEO
  • Engager
  • Social Networking
  • Funny Status Updates/Humor
  • DonorsChoose
  • LittleBigFund
  • I sorta go nuts on #Caturday, #StarWarsTuesday, #ZenSunday

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My name is Paul Spoerry (http://www.PaulSpoerry.com) and I was fortunate enough to have a father who recognized that a computer would be a “good investment for his children’s future”. To his dismay the investment he spent a good deal of the family savings on wouldn’t work when he brought it home. I begged him to let me play with it, but he always brushed me off (would you let a little kid play with a $5,000+ piece of hardware you’re struggling to make work?). After having several people out to diagnose the machine, each unable to fix it, he finally turned to me and said “well, you can’t break it any more than it already is” and walked out of the room frustrated. When he returned a few hours later the room was littered with components… I had his “investment” in pieces. I’m surprised I survived that day because I saw his face turn several shades of red in rapid succession. He walked out of the room… I’m not sure if it was because he was going to cry, or because he feared he might kill me after seeing what I’d just done. Several hours later he returned again, presumably to dole out my punishment. When he walked in the room this time it was no longer in disarray. The box was put back together, the OS was booted, and I sat there with the soft glow of the monitor highlighting a giant smile on my face. All he said as he walked out was “that’s yours now”.

That moment solidified my passion for technology. I’ve had very little “formal” training. I grew up hiding my inner geek, secretly tinkering with beige boxes that no one around me understood. I’d go to school, wrap up soccer or Tae Kwon Do practice, and then spend my nights dialing out (ok yes, sometimes wardialing) to BBS’s – seeking out other geeks and as much information as I could get my hands on. Sadly, my passion was discouraged at every turn by the education system… from Junior High all the way through college I was told my math skills weren’t strong enough to work in computers. I eventually pursued a degree in Philosophy; but dropped out when I realized that would require a boatload more school (which I already didn’t really care for) and all I’d be able to do with it was teach Philosophy.

As luck would have it I was really good at telemarketing (worst.job.ever…. you’re rejected for hours on end, it’s seriously a psychologically difficult job, but the money was good). This was fortunate because while on one of the thousands of calls made, I managed to social engineer my way into an interview at a technology training company. The rest is history because that call turned my passion into my career.

I now have a utility belt full of programming languages. I'm into Local SEO, Lead Generation, Affiliate Sales, Email Marketing and promotions. I have a database of all my knowledge on databases; it has indexes on key elements and filegroups separated across different RAID arrays – performance baby. I'm a keywording SEO junkie fascinated by the new influence of Social Media / Social Networking / Engager. I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu - Citong Shaolin Kung Fu. I’ve done martial arts for a large majority of my life. I studied Tae Kwon Do for 15 years; earning a black belt and eventually worked hard enough to earn a gold medal in the Junior Olympics. I meditate daily and find mindfulness meditation has brought a quality of presence to my life that is amazing.  

I’m the proud father of a fantastic little boy. He’s incredibly smart, both intellectually (he’s in the gifted program at his school) and emotionally. When he’s with me we wrestle, play Xbox, and go for adventures with NERF guns in the woods behind our house. I’m his father, but he’s perhaps the greatest teacher I’ve ever had. I have a fantastic woman in my life; she’s full of more energy than I could possibly explain (no seriously, the woman can talk like you wouldn’t believe). She’s deep, compassionate, and full of life. The three of us do Parkour together (free running) every week. It's an amazing, challenging, and rewarding thing to put your body in motion and challenge yourself to tackle new things or refine existing things every week. 

I’m an Android enthusiast… that means that I break my phone often tweaking and overclocking it (note to self: remember to NAND backup first!). My youth was spent spending time doing martial arts or sitting with my mom while my sister did dance lessons. While I never took lessons, I love to dance; it’s when I feel most free. The rapidly shifting landscape of social media is my latest fascination born from IT.

I code. I run. I love. I meditate. I dance.

I've been known to remodel airports on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I manage my time efficiently, I write award-winning opera, and translate ethnic slurs for North Korean refugees.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. Thanks to my ginger playmate I know the exact location of every food item in the grocery store (yes, including real butter). With this knowledge I plot my shopping list on my smartphone for maximum efficiency. I've performed several covert ops for the CIA, the details of which I cannot share or I'd be forced to kill you. While on vacation in Belize, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.

I pay all my bills as they arrive and always on-time. I have a gold medal in full-contact origami. In college I discovered the meaning of life. Sadly, I forgot to write it down. I breed prizewinning shrimp and enjoy books... they are like the Internet but made of trees. I ponder who is smarter, Jesus or Buddha, in terms of not letting himself get crucified. No, this last part is not all original but has been modified to fit me and is hilarious.

I currently work for IBM developing web enabled insurance applications.  I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org.


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Geek Extraordinaire - Obsessed with new technology, gadgets, SEO, social media, marketing. I'm passionate about Android, Google, Wordpress, meditation, running, electronic music, and random funny crap on the intertubes. I also tweet via @PaulSpoerry and post on my blog http://www.PaulSpoerry.com.

I believe in and am passionate about DonorsChoose and helping our kid in the education system. Please visit my Giving page for awesome projects to donate toward! http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/viewChallenge.html?id=254186&max=25
Bragging rights
I competed in the Junior Olympics and hung out with Chuck Norris. YES... THAT Church Norris; everything you read on the web about him is true.
Education
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • UMSL
  • SEMO
  • Fox High School
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Seriously wicked bucket drumming... wait for his finale, pretty impressive
 
Wow! Please meet the Best Drummer in the World 
Make sure to watch till the end to see all his tricks!

His name is Gordo, he is Australian and drums on buckets! 
Here is his Utube channel: youtube.com/user/thedrummergordo

#drummer   #bucketdrumming   #bestdrummer  
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No idea, cuz the guy can totally throw down.
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Welcome to the future... they have Goateesavers here
LOL So this is a real product... 

Would you like to shave your goatee quickly and evenly every morning? The GoateeSaver is an easily adjustable goatee shaving template that will revolutionize the way you shave and trim your goatee. The GoateeSaver can be customized to your face in seconds, with three easy adjustments. Just place the GoateeSaver over your goatee and shave with your favorite razor to get the perfect look. The GoateeSaver is constructed with a mouthpiece for biting on to help keep the GoateeSaver firmly against the face. 
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I think I've been on the internet too long... goateesaver was not what my brain thought it was reading. 
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That's a Fukang cool looking meteorite. I'd Fukang love to have one.
The #Fukang  meteorite, believed to be some 4.5 billion years old was unearthed near a town of the same name in China in 2000. It is a pallasite, a type of meteorite with translucent golden crystals of a mineral called olivine embedded in a silvery honeycomb of nickel-iron. It’s a gorgeous meteorite, and possibly the most stunning extraterrestrial piece of rock man has ever seen.

Find out Fukang moar here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukang_(meteorite) and here: http://www.amusingplanet.com/2013/05/the-beautiful-fukang-meteorite.html
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FYI...It can probably be classified as the most dangerous and most powerful meteor rock in existence because it can give Kryptonians permanent wounds, can strip them of their powers and abilities forever, and, in huge amounts, it can kill a Kryptonian.
It is speculated that gold kryptonite needs to have physical contact with a Kryptonian to permanently remove their powers.
#Fukang dangerous
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Pollen | Death Star
Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station! #allergies  
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Paul, you could be right about a link between the Pollen and The Death Star!, I immediately noticed an immediate similarity, they are both spherical in shape!.
With reference to "Rim Shots". Paul, it may be helpful to use a "Rim Block" whilst practising your aim?. They're available in all good supermarkets and other stores. I hope that my suggestion is of some help. Incidentally, I just wanted to add that you have a G.S.O.H!. :-P



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Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record
According to +TorrentFreak "The latest episode of Game of Thrones has broken the record for the most people sharing a file simultaneously via BitTorrent. More than 193,000 people shared a single copy yesterday evening, and roughly 1.5 million people downloaded the episode during the first day." 

I'm not sure what the content providers expect. I pay for Internet but don't have cable TV. In order to have HBO Go, Charter requires cable TV.... which makes no sense as HBO Go is for Internet. If I had cable TV I could just watch it on TV. There will always be that will pirate but for a fair price people would pay for it. But nobody I know who doesn't have cable is going to subscribe, THEN pay for HBO on top of it, just to see one show.... even one with dragons. The gatekeepers need to step into the modern times with the rest of us. 

http://torrentfreak.com/game-of-thrones-sets-new-torrent-swarm-record-140415/   img via TV.com
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+Paul Spoerry Then you're already supporting the content you like. Cool. Find a mate with a HBO GO password to share, offer to kick in some a few $$ and enjoy.
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Happy #Easter  to all those people in Colorado; have a good time
(happy bday to #GeorgeTakei !)
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No, the 20th of the 4th, get in tune will ya.
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Alphabet of Dance
Diesel and i-D presents 'A-Z of Dance', a dynamic new video showcasing 26 of the world's favourite dance styles from krumping and twerking to rumba and bangra, revealing the movement potential of Diesel's JoggJeans.
#TGIF   #Dance  
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Andre Roxx, a rapper affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, did NOT attempt to kill himself. It was actually Christ Bearer, a rapper from the Wu-affiliate group Northstar

First things first... if I cut my cock off I can PROMISE you I would not have "attempted" suicide. I would have made damn certain I was successful. 

Secondly, see the first item... and then enjoy some Wu-Tang.
#WuTang   #WuTangClan  
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Facebook decided to implement auto-playing video ads; here's how to disable them
As if I needed one more thing to hate about Facebook. Now they've decided that auto-playing video ads are cool. Here's how to stop them (when you can). 

Desktop
* Either load the following settings page directly: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=videos
* Or open the main Facebook website, click on the down arrow in the upper right corner of the screen, select settings from the context menu that opens up, and then on the settings page videos listed on the left sidebar there.
* The Auto-Play Videos setting is turned on by default. To turn it off, click on on and switch it to off.

Android
There is no way to completely disable Facebook's video ads on mobile. However, you can disable them when you're not on Wi-Fi: 
* Open Facebook, open the left sidebar, and tap "App Settings."
* Check the "Auto-Play Videos on Wi-FI Only" box.

iOS
* Go to the iOS Settings app from the home screen, and open up Facebook's settings.
* Tap the Settings option and under "Video," switch the "Auto-Play on Wi-Fi Only" option on.

src: http://www.ghacks.net/2014/04/14/disable-auto-play-videos-facebook/
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Step 1: Deactivate your Facebook account
Step 2: Less profit for Facebook
Step 3: Mental profit for you

Bam. Best decision I've made in a long time. 
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A Threat to American Democracy
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks on the Senate floor about skyrocketing income and wealth inequality and the destruction of the middle class.

It sickens me that there are those who defend the uber wealthy while they systematically take over the political process and abandon the rest of our society. 
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