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Meditating, Parkour, SEO, Social Media, Tae Kwon Do, Citong Shaolin Kung Fu
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  • CONCENTRIX CORP
    Developer, 2015 - 2016
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    Senior Application Architect, 2011
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    Social Media Writer, 2011 - 2011
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    Web Developer, 2004 - 2006
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    Application Architect, 1997 - 2004
  • Wave Technologies
    Developer of Internet Technologies, 1996 - 1997
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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):

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  • 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 (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.


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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
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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.
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  • UMSL
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  • Fox High School
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Sanders wins greater say in Democratic platform and names pro-Palestinian activist
Oh look... you mean he's been in it to cause change in the party even if he doesn't win? hmmmmmmm.

Sanders was given unprecedented say over the Democratic Party platform Monday and was allowed to choose nearly as many members of the Democratic Party platform-writing body as Clinton, who is expected to clinch the nomination next month. That influence resulted from an agreement worked out this month between the two candidates and party officials, the party announced Monday.
Party leaders are trying to appease Sanders supporters ahead of a likely Clinton nomination.
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Google's Android N changes could yield massive improvements in battery
All your wakelocks are belong to Google....
Google details its plans for improving battery life in Android N and beyond. Doze improvements are just step one, background services are the target.
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TheLonelyIsland- Finest Girl (Bin Laden Song)
Let's just say... with lyrics like 'she said fuck me like we fucked Bin Laden' and ', and '...gotta terrorize that pussy' let's just say it's NSFW. Also, you totally want to watch it.

Personally... I rate the song a 9/11. 
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OneCore to rule them all: How Windows Everywhere finally happened
The Windows 10 Anniversary update, due later this summer, represents a major landmark for Microsoft. As well as being a significant update for Windows 10 on the desktop and Windows 10 Mobile on phones, the release is also coming to the Xbox One. For the first time, the Xbox One will be running essentially the same operating system as desktop Windows. Critically, it will also be able to run many of the same applications as desktop Windows.

In a lot of ways, this represents the realization of a vision that Microsoft has been promoting for more than 20 years: Windows Everywhere.
Microsoft promised developers that Windows would run anywhere. This summer, it finally will.
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HAHAHAHAHAHAA... #$devLife
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Koch bro to fund third party candidate
If you believe this is anything but an attempt to split the Democratic ticket you're retarded. No literally. I can cite why in US politics we don't have a third party. Come at me Bern-bros. 
Report: David Koch Pledges Millions to Fund Spoiler Third Party Run
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This is going to be funny.
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Google Has Built A Custom Chip For Machine Learning
Google CEO Sundar Pachai said it’s building what it calls the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) dedicated to running machine learning algorithms.

TPU is its custom chip optimized for Google’s machine learning algorithm, TensorFlow. Google said TPU can run these algorithms with a better optimized performance on a per watt basis than existing third-party silicon. Google said TPU is the equivalent of moving the tech performance about seven years into the future, or about three generations of Moore’s Law.

Google said it’s been working on this chip in secret for the past several years and it’s been running inside its data centers for more than a year.
Google's Tensor Processing Unit Artificial intelligence and machine learning have become central to Google's business. The company has amassed a massive data centers to crunch vast troves of data and run its intensive machine learning algorithms, but little is known about how everything works on the hardware level. At Google's annual developer conference on [...]
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Happy Chewbacca Songified
Oh man... the Chebacca Mask mom.. yeah.. the Gregory Brothers hopped on the bandwagon, and turned her unending joy into an equally upbeat little song.

And if you haven't seen it... she also hangs with James Corden and J.J. Abrams and it's equally full of joy. I'm loving this ladies 15 minutes of fame. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQereoIxioI
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Epstein - Clinton - Trump
FOR FUCKS SAKE... ok listen this uber wealthy guy got busted for being in child sex scandals. Let's call that what it is... DISGUSTING. What you'll BE hearing is how he was associated with the Clintons. Why? Because it's being peddled in typical one-side fashion by Faux New and the BernBros as if it's an attack TRUMP (no seriously) will use this as an attack on Hillary. How? I dunno... at this point I think you're either a deluded Republican or you simply don't want anything with a vagina to hold office. SorryNotSorry for calling it out. Level any attack you want on her (not who I voted for in the primary) but at least peg shit on her that SHE did and don't be so blind as to not pause for two seconds and use Google.

There are unsealed court records that show Trump rode on Epstein's plane WITH Epstein (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p73/a263754) (https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html#document/p74/a2), articles where Trump says Epstein is a, "“terrific guy” who he had known for 15 years. “He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.” (http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/n_7912/#). And (so far) Hillary hasn't even come up; only Bill using his jet.

BTW... it's not just Bill and Donald that are in the little black book... Clintons, Trump (along with Ivana and Ivanka), Courtney Love, former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak, and uber-lawyer Alan Dershowitz, Alec Baldwin, Ralph Fiennes, Griffin Dunne, Ted Kennedy, David Koch, Andrew Jarecki, John Kerry, David Rockefeller, Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia, Tony Blair, Mick Jagger, etc were also in there. (redacted version here: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508273-jeffrey-epsteins-little-black-book-redacted.html).

But the real reason Trump shouldn't try to use any of this:

In 2010, Epstein pled the Fifth when asked by a lawyer representing one of Epstein's victims about his relationship with Trump:

Q: Have you ever had a personal relationship with Donald Trump?
A. What do you mean by "personal relationship," sir?
Q. Have you socialized with him?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Yes?
A. Yes, sir.
Q. Have you ever socialized with Donald Trump in the presence of females under the age of 18?
A: Though I'd like to answer that question, at least today I'm going to have to assert my Fifth, Sixth, and 14th Amendment rights, sir.

https://news.vice.com/article/the-salacious-ammo-even-donald-trump-wont-use-in-a-fight-against-hillary-clinton-bill-clinton



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Rapping, deconstructed: The best rhymers of all time
The video above explores how some of the greatest rappers of all time create memorable, lyrically dense rhymes.

src: http://www.vox.com/2016/5/19/11701976/rapping-deconstructed-best-rhymers-of-all-time

h/t: +Ryan Lance
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+Irving Drommond Weird given I just did a paste. Looks like it didn't like not having an explicit space+char return after the url. shrug I fixed it though... thanks man.
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Even Glenn Beck thinks the liberal bias at Facebook crap is overblown
I know right? Even.Glenn.Beck. think this liberal media bias on FB is overblown. 
Glenn Beck, of all people, may have just helped to defuse a controversy over allegations of liberal bias at Facebook. After sitting down with Facebook ...
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IDC: Chromebook shipments in U.S. outpaced Macs for first time in Q1 2016
So I guess thin computing is back then?
Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang...
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Google is making Android apps available for Chromebooks via the Play Store
Let the merge begin...
Android apps are coming to Chrome OS. First spotted by 9to5Google in the session ‘Bring your Android App to Chrome’ officially discuss the merger of mobile
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