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- CONCENTRIX CORPDeveloper, 2015 - 2016
- IBMSenior Application Architect, 2011
- Plusheadlines.comSocial Media Writer, 2011 - 2011
- NaviSysWeb Developer, 2004 - 2006
- GenelcoApplication Architect, 1997 - 2004
- Wave TechnologiesDeveloper of Internet Technologies, 1996 - 1997
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
- Geek/Tech Enthusiast
- Meditation/Meditator (I meditate daily)
- Martial Arts (TKD/KungFu//MMA)
- Electronic music lover (Techno/House/DnB/Progressive/etc)
- Social Networking
- Funny Status Updates/Humor
- I sorta go nuts on #Caturday, #StarWarsTuesday, #ZenSunday
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 (like Batman but for coding). 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'm active on EmpireAvenue and enjoy the community, engagement, and the fun of the social stock market.
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 Concentrix developing web enabled insurance applications (formerly with IBM). I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org. I do side gigs via http://Enhanc3.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
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Fox High School
- Back to Bed
- Fold the World
- OPUS: The Day We Found Earth
- Dream Machine : The Game
- Scramble With Friends
- Space Jet
- Twin Robots
- Dig Pig
- RISK: Big Screen Edition
- Sea Battle 2
- Into the Void
- Shadow Fight 2
- Ghosts of Memories
- Asphalt 8:Airborne
- Dub Dash
- Cut the Rope: Magic
- Thomas Was Alone
- VEGA Conflict
- Frozen Synapse Prime
- Sky Force 2014
- twofold inc.
- Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions
- Event Horizon
- The Room Three
- Star Traders 4X Empires
- Fast like a Fox
- Rapture - World Conquest
- Half-Life 2:Episode One
- Out There
- Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile
- Infinity Loop
- Angry Birds Under Pigstruction
- Alto's Adventure
- Assassin's Creed Pirates
- Unblock Me FREE
- Color Switch
- Sniper Fury
I don't know if this was planned, if they had it in their back pocket, or if they're just wizards but the fact it was played the same day Trump said he wanted to "hit a number of those speakers so hard, their heads would spin. They'd never recover," is fucking magic.
Yeah yeah... I know he says "hit" as in to verbally slam somebody. It doesn't matter. The optics on this one was a slam dunk.
Hey now, you're an EDM star!
Not that it changes anything now (or even 1 day ago when this was released and I missed it, or very likely even when the wiki dump happened which was clearly too little too late; unless you buy the whole Russia is doing this to get Trump in power thing)....
I'd been watching a lot of this closely... and as stated in this article "...this Politico story were barely mentioned in the wake of the DNC leak, except by right-wing media..." - most of which are hacks or opportunists. At the very least they were anti-Sanders and anti-Clinton (and frighteningly pro-Trump).
Matt Taibbi is not a hack. Don't be dissuaded from reading this article just because it's Rolling Stone magazine. He's got chops. His stuff on the the financial shenanigans that nearly led us (along with the rest of the world) into a 2nd Great Depression is top notch. But here you have it: HRC got to use the DNC "structure as adjunct staff", including (or so it seems; I've yet to see a direct pointA to pointB on this) financially.
Does this fundamentally change anything I've stated? Nope. Not one fucking bit. If you thought politics was fair or honest please go back to the playground. Should it be? Yes. Ideally, that answer should always be a resounding yes. Has money and power ever been that way? no... of course not. Don't be naive. As even this article points out... Trump is scary as fuck. I voted Sanders... so I too get to be pissed if the guy I voted for was hampered by the DNC. It doesn't change the situation we're in though.
"The immediate question going forward for the party is whether the two camps can put aside their differences in time to defeat the more-than-a-little-scary Donald Trump."
"Bernie Sanders didn't win the nomination, but he won the argument, shaping key Clinton policies and the future of the party."
Pretty sure Stephen had more than one of the beers in this video but that only makes it more hilarious.
Silverman was a devoted Sanders supporter in the primary (me too!) spoke with long-time Clinton supporter Sen. Al Franken, to try to build some unity in the party. The two stood at the podium together and everything went well... until she said how proud she was to vote for Clinton. And then, as Sarah does, she called out the stupidity.... "Can I just say to the Bernie or bust people... you're being ridiculous."
Well said Sarah... well said. Can the children please go back to the kiddie table now, stop their tantrums, accept reality, and let the adults do their thing? Pretty please cuz uh... fuck Trump. In no world is Hillary worse than Trump and everybody knows it. Sorry you have two choices and if you think otherwise you are... frankly... naive and uneducated in how our existing process works. If Hillary frightens you more than Trump then you're an idiot or simply afraid of vaginas. I'm not saying she's Neo/The One, but she's the one who got here (regardless of how - that's a different topic) but at this point in the game there are TWO CHOICES so don't be a d-bag OK?