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Sandra Powers
Works at Elder Game, Petopia, Dark Urban Fantasy
Attended University of Central Florida
Lived in Merritt Island, FL
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TIL: Thunderball really does have a PhD!
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Created in 1974? Yeah ... he lucked out there. He could have gotten much worse than 'Thunderball'.
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Looks interesting what I could see before the error :)
When I grow up I wanna do stuff like this.
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OMG OMG OMG! There's a new +Ookla the Mok EP! <swoon>

Because I care which Doctor Who is the best.
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David Tenant...just sayin'
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[DarkUrbanFantasy]

Penguin is my least favorite publisher.

(Side note: I'm going to switch to using the G+ page for book stuff - at least newsy type book stuff.)
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Penguin, one of the big six book publishers has suspended library lending of new titles in digital format and all library lending period for any of its titles in the Kindle format.

It apparently did this without notice to libraries. A quote from the linked article: "Neither Penguin nor OverDrive made any sort of announcement to library staff regarding this issue. I came in to work this morning (Monday) to find my digital books email account filled with emails from irate patrons. Rightly so! "

Penguin is citing 'new concerns about the security of our digital editions' - although no one has any idea what they might mean by that.
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Bloodhound Gang ... because it is a metaphor.
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Somehow I am surprised that Wikipedia has an entry on the zombie apocalypse. I know, I know - I shouldn't be. Wikipedia has everything!
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Please don't take my Google Reader ...
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I am utterly flabbergasted with all the articles I have read today about how RSS is dead. Many tech writers seem to think that Twitter - Twitter! - delivers a better experience. One of them compared RSS to a firehose s/he couldn't turn off.

(To which I have to respond: Do you not know how to shove things in a folder? Never mind deleting the feeds that aren't worthwhile - I just shove them in a folder in case I ever want to search them. And then I ignore that folder.)

My frustrated lashing out aside, I'm not trying to tell people how to use the internet. I am trying to tell them how I use the internet. RSS does a very specific thing that I need in a way that the other options currently don't. I wish they'd stop minimizing that. My experiences are valid, damn it!
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This MMO work is really interfering with my ability to read. I haven't even started A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison yet!
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Hey srand. Just wondering if years later you might remember any easter eggs or undiscovered content from your AC1 days that people might not have picked up on. I recently came back to the game myself with all of the overhaul the game has gotten in the past year and just thought to look up some old devs that have moved on and ask em now that I'm rediscovering everything :D
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All of my sites - minus the almost-but-not-quite-defunct Arcania blog - are down for the day. I even made a pretty (<snort>) redirect page to explain.
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hello i have a game callled deadisland its a survival hore game its a zombie game im lv 44
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Reddit will be blacking out on January 18th from 8am–8pm EST (1300–0100 UTC).
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Now this is the kind of research I can do all day: tracking down good shots of Jareth the Goblin King from the movie Labyrinth.
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[Petopia]
Is it worth it to set up a Petopia G+ page, do you think? What kind of information would go on it? Or is the site + the forums enough?
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Thank you :)
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Stay-at-home web & game developer.
Employment
  • Elder Game, Petopia, Dark Urban Fantasy
    Developer, 2011 - present
  • Self-Employed
    Independent & Contract Development, 2007 - 2011
  • Sony Online Entertainment
    Live Producer, EQII, 2006 - 2007
  • Turbine, Inc.
    Engineer & Producer, AC1, 2000 - 2005
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Merritt Island, FL - Orlando, FL - Westwood, MA - Cumberland, RI - Pleasanton, CA - San Diego, CA
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MMO Development; UF & PNR; WoW
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Too many identities.
Education
  • University of Central Florida
    Computer Science, 1997 - 1998
  • University of Central Florida
    Anthropology, 1995 - 1997
  • Florida State University
    Mathematics, 1991 - 1994
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srand, Mania @ Petopia, Sandra @ Dark Urban Fantasy