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Eric Hopper
Works at Innovative Converged Devices
Attended Sawtooth Elementary
Lives in Seattle, WA
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My roommate has taking to sculpting mushrooms in addition to painting them. She makes good art.
 
Ready for painting. Open for commissions
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I agree.
 
I gotta tell you all, I'm getting very tired of seeing people promoting their work as open source when there is no actual open source code being released, or worse, code being released without an open source license attached. 

It's getting to be a real pain in my ass. A great number of projects, gists, blog entries which seem so very inviting are simply not to be copied. Remember, if you don't see an open source license, you cannot use that code unless you arrange a license with that developer. 

Also, almost every real open source license has very clear rules as to what a  user can do to them and still say they are using them. If you add a clause to the GPL license, for instance, that says "And you agree to send me a mink coat every time a user downloads this library" or "This is under the GPL except you must also pray for the rights of the elbonian revolutionaries." then that gpl license , which has specific rules about additional restrictions  is no longer the same free software license and, now that it is changed in that manner, is not an osi approved license. 

Protect yourself, look for and read, skim even, the license attached to the code you wish to use. You'll thank yourself later. 
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Yes, I do too.
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Please reshare this and follow the links in it to contact your congressperson: #CISPA   #cispaalert  
 
Misinformation from CISPA supporters spreads like wildfire. Here are some of the misleading claims: https://eff.org/r.b6NV #CISPAAlert
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Interesting profile of a company that is actually ethical.
 
I didn't know any of this about Jiffy Mix. Makes me glad that I occasionally buy one of the company's products.
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#kickstarter  - This project is pretty neat and will be up in 30 hours. They've received a very large push recently, and if enough people help they may make it. I think this is a really innovative and fascinating game concept, and would hate to leave it in the prototype stage:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teampixelpi/pulse-reveal-the-world-through-sound
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Does anybody have any opinions about Penguicon?
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I personally love Penguicon.  I hear there's this awesome MST3K-like group called +Cinematic For The People who are doing two live shows there, one friday and one saturday nights, and I am totally not saying this just because I am one of them because I am.
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#kickstarter  - This nifty and novel game idea is in danger of not being made because it isn't funded. They aren't asking for much.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/teampixelpi/pulse-reveal-the-world-through-sound?ref=users
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Interesting. Icelandic politicians chickened out. Fortunately, the resulting upsurge in the popularity of the pirate party there is likely to fix that situation in time. I've generally thought well of Iceland.
 
I was so hoping that Iceland would be a beacon of Democracy for the 21st century.  Such a shame that those in power are so hell-bent on preventing true democracy from flowering.

Hooray for the +Pirate Parties International !
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I love learning and sharing what I've learned. I love melding together ideas from different places and different disciplines.

I want to build my own private system of the world. Like the main character in the movie π, I'm in search of the answer. Unlike that character, I know I will never find it.

Right now, all I know is that no large working system in nature is the result of central control. We should strive to emulate this in the systems we build or they will fail and/or become corrupt.
Education
  • Sawtooth Elementary
  • Susan Lindgren Elementary
  • Donald J McGuire Middle School
  • St. Louis Park Sr. High
  • University of Minnesota
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SwiftKey Keyboard
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Plusist enables you to share posts from Google+ to Facebook & Twitter automatically.

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Defending your civil liberties in a digital world.

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A pound of flesh: how Cisco's "unmitigated gall" derailed one man's life
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Sentinel 3: Homeworld - From the award winning Sentinel tower defense series!The biggest installment of the award winning Sentinel sci-fi to

I have been to other Kenton's compound locations and my experience has always been very positive. He generally has the wiring set up properly for a good party well in advance which makes for very quick setup times. I can't imagine that his standards have lowered in North Korea.
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reviewed a year ago
This hotel is something of a unique experience. This hotel, more than any other I've stayed at in Portland, captures the spirit of the city. From the unique rooms with interesting unusual (though still functional) layouts to the seating area a half floor above the front desk, its quirky, eclectic and vaguely hippyish style shines through. Even the stuff they nickel and dime you with in the rooms fits the ambience. Ginger candy and Theo chocolate are just two examples. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel. It has things going for it that cannot be adequately captured with Zagat's rating system.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place has some of the best coffee in Seattle, and it has a pleasant and homey atmosphere. I'm not very fond of the food though, and it's a little expensive. Also, the owner is not very nice to his staff, and it sometimes shows. Not in their attitude towards customers (almost always charming and pleasant), but sometimes they seem a bit beaten down. Though just this morning one of the staff told me they couldn't make a drink they've made several times for me before.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is one of the best gaming stores around. They have a ton of different games and ample space for playing them with friends. The staff are almost all people who would be very good customers if they weren't behind the counter. They are knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and enthusiastic about their products. I very rarely (well, perhaps not so rarely as I tend not to review places I don't like) give reviews this high.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Cedars is a very nice Indian place. It is close to being the best I've found so far in the Seattle area. It doesn't always have the best service, though I've never had service I would call bad. But the place where it shines is the food. I think the food at Saffron Grill is better, but the food at Cedars is very close.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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They used to have a very friendly and nice staff, above average coffee and interesting baked goods. They recently hired someone who is surly and I'm frankly worried might be prone to violence. I can't, in good conscience, recommend this place anymore.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor to fair
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reviewed a year ago
The wifi is spotty and erratic. It's otherwise a fairly nice place. Nothing to complain about, but nothing stands out as spectacular either.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
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