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Autoawesome made a pretty interesting photo out of this "proof of completion" from our work scavenger hunt yesterday.

Aside: Does it still count as a scavenger hunt if you have to do things rather than find things? I feel like there might be a "more correct" word to use.
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Looks like intel is down for maintenance... again.
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Yeah, all of ingress.com was showing it. Like the comments say, it's their standard error page when they bring the site down for maintenance or Google App Engine craps out on them.
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A million times this. The quickest way to kill a community is to fill it with paranoia. I've only seen 2 or 3 cases where it looked likely that a player was cheating (and even then lacked truly hard evidence). Whether you're convinced a player is spoofing because you don't see a car parked where you like to park when you attack (people walk and bicycle and pop in/out of nearby businesses; year round even. Even in the rain and -20F.); or you're upset because someone blew up your portal (you don't own it; ingress isn't capture the flag); or you keep seeing black escalades in your rear-view mirror so you're clearly being stalked (because there's only 1 of those in town ::rolls eyes::); or you had that great strategy that you announced in comm, and now they're doing it, so they're spies! (this game isn't hard; strategies are obvious, 1000 other players literally had that same idea the exact second you did, and once you employed the tactic everyone on both teams who was watching is now evaluating and considering if they should do it, too). Stop it! Just stop.

The more you spread paranoia, the more your teammates start to see weakly evidenced cheating where it's not happening (related psychology: Groupthink, Apophenia, and Confirmation Bias). The more your teammates are convinced of cheating, the more frustrated they get and the less likely they'll continue on to L8, the more likely they'll spread it to other players, etc. It's not cheaters on the other team ruining the game; it's you.

Do your team a favor: set a good example by being polite in comm. If you see a player in the field, feel free to introduce yourself and chew the fat. Encourage cross faction meetups, cooperative field art, and local contests. This is a game, not war. And 99% of players on both factions are playing legitimately.

And, please, when you see someone on your team struggling, getting frustrated and paranoid, meet up with them, teach them better strategy so they don't do stupid things like build 20 portals before they throw a single link (leaving their flank totally exposed), and help guide them towards achievements that are controllable (building strong portals, badges, actions timed right before checkpoints) and away from things they can't control (holding a portal for more than 20 minutes).
 
THIS!

Two Agents from opposing factions shaking hands with mutual respect after a very hard-fought battle over a volatile portal in Cheyenne for the #Interitus  anomaly.

+Joe Philley took the photo, and I am grateful to have been able to hang out with so many awesome Agents from both factions.

I have heard about a few xfaction dramas in the past few days. The trolling and mean-spirited actions of some Agents are ruining the game more than the cheaters out there. Whether you are green or blue we are all the same...we are all geeks playing an addictive game that practically requires interaction with Agents from both sides. 

PLEASE, let's have a little more respect and friendly interaction with each other. This is a game, but to many of us it is so much more than that. These local communities should be bringing people together and creating lifelong friendships and awesome memories. The game is so much more fun if it is played with a friendly attitude and respect for the opposing faction. 

We can do better....we can show the world that even teams who do their best to "destroy" the other one in a game are still friends outside of the gameplay. Happy Hacking Agents!!

#Ingress  
#XfactionFriendshipAndRespect  
#BattleHardPartyHarder  

+Joe Philley +Brandon Badger +Brian Rose +Anne Beuttenmüller +John Hanke +DeCode Ingress +NIA Ops +Ingress 

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+Ryan Klapperich, you might want to look at this...
 
Game of Thrones just got real... Sort of.
"A group of geologists and map designers have reconstructed the geological ages of Essos, Westros, and other regions described in Game of Thrones. The results are incredible — and reveal just how violent and mythic real-life geological changes can be."

Get in on the action here: http://goo.gl/e670Sy 
#got #gameofthrones #maps
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Oh, that's quite interesting.  Cool, thanks for sharing.
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Non-Player Characters coming?

So I saw this a while ago: http://decodeingress.me/2014/04/02/new-faction-finally-emerged/

Take that leak and then watch Clue's final statements in the latest ingress report... I think orange faction is coming after interitus and I think they'll be computer characters.

I guess I could see this as a halo reach kinda thing were blue and green join forces against the new scourge and ingress forever lives as a people vs computers game (I hope not, but devs have talked about "end game" a bit in the past, and it sounded like this summer was the time for that) or I could see it where the NPCs show up in communities when certain conditions are met (say a community has too much activity from one faction or the other). This would be kind of cool. Some guy in a rural town would no longer be stuck in build/decay cycle of leveling, but would instead fight Orange until more opposing human players are able to take hold.
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Maybe the NPCs would be something that each faction battles against, independently, like in PvE warcraft. Or as a twist, maybe something like anarchy online or world PvE warcraft where the factions fight each other off for the chance to beat up on the npc.

Or we're all being trolled. 
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Want! Though the way ceramic heats fairly evenly, I have my doubts this would give the nice fill/empty effect as coffee is added and drained that i so despite, but I'll still buy one if it's for sale!
 
The key to a good day is starting the morning off right. What better way than with a hot cup of XM to get you going.  The XM bar fills up as hot liquid is poured into the cup, the more liquid, the more XM.   

#ingresswear  +Ingress +Brandon Badger +Joe Philley +Anne Beuttenmüller +Brian Rose 
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Ah, Liquid Crystal, your amusement never ends.
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The metal from the honey "stove" actually reflects most of the heat back in. But yeah... only put it there for the photo ;-)
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The Interitus ingress reports have been pretty weird, but this weeks one is SUPER weird: Mostly it's examples of cross-faction, cooperative field art and information that's already been published about the upcoming interitus anomalies.

I think the Ingress Report Report did a great job summing up what a mess this ingress report was. Hope you enjoy.
 
This week on the Ingress Report...

Hello and welcome to JARVIS TV, formerly known as Ingress Raw Feed, formerly known as The Ingress Report! Join this week’s host and prolific indie filmmaker Roland Jarvis* as he shows clips from his new work, "Hank, Machines are Bad, M’kay." If you loved Jarvis in such freaky moments as "Cupid’s Span: The Reconstitution of Roland" you are going love this ep starring** this wacky, outspoken guy who is never short of an opinion and will stop at nothing to "ethically" trash all Artificial Intelligence. But he is not bad, he’s mad ... mad at machines!
 ( * Susanna Moyer is on leave for personal reasons. Thank you for your understanding at this time) ( ** ‘Starring’ may or may not include actual manifestation of Jarvis. But you know, he has problems with body image - sometimes he doesn't even have one! Anyways, just listen to The Voice.)

The Voice says, over a dire New Age consciousness-raising synth-tastic soundtrack, "Trust our friends to know what is best. The AI will soon be no more,” then cut to Suzy, about to jump in her Batmobile, saying to Klue “You will be safe with me, just stay with me!” You gotta admire Suzy, her optimism is so refreshingly and naively untainted by the fact that she was ambushed last week. And that her "trusty" cameraperson didn’t actually tell her there was someone sneaking up behind her…

Public service announcement time - has something been missing in your life? Is it your SITREP? Fret no more, dear agent, as this week on JARVIS TV our benevolent, yet invisible, host has got you covered, with a laundry list of notable SITREPs of every hue (as long as its green or blue, or greeny-bluey), such as Operation Green 86, in the Ukraine and Belarus, made to commemorate the 28th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Meanwhile, in the Philippines, Operation Represent! was undertaken by over 20 agents to highlight natural spots of beauty across the country. Then there was Operation San Juan Bautista - massive blue and green links from California to Hawaii to Japan, to link to the San Juan Bautista warship portal in Ishinomaki, site of the May 10 primary.

Then we are back, faster than a RES agent with a guardian scraping spreadsheet racing towards your 149.5 day portal, to Jarvis who says “The path of darkness is being rejected. Hank, you more than anyone should know to trust our friends. They have raised humans up from the muck. They have lifted our eyes to the stars, opened our minds to the beauty of the universe!” Jebbers, has Jarvis the Anti-Electro-Evangelist Seen the Light (perhaps emanating from ET’s bony chest)?! Time to change to the Reality TV channel Roland, as that celestial shark you are about to jump is a mere parsec away…!

Saved, by a quick word from our sponsors, Hulong Transglobal, who want us all to know where the penultimate set of #Interitus anomaly events are happening on June 7. First up is an All-American Derby with Cincinnati, Ohio as the primary, and satellite sites in Asheville, North Carolina and Birmingham, Alabama. Buff up your bursters and freshen up your field plans agents in Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Johannesburg, San Diego, Portland and "hot dog jumping frog" Albuquerque as you are all in an associated / connected cell this time around.

The Voice is back, as cheesy as Cheddar and as deep as Chopra: "We will take care of you. The 13Magnus cult did not walk the true path. Their rituals are corrupt. That is why you are doomed to be born anew every 1331 days. I can guide you to the true path. The path full of convergence with the Ultimate." Well, we’re all screwed then. Either we be assimilated by the Borg or the Ultimate (Fighter? Burger? Weapon? Cocktail?). Oh pleeeease let it be the Ultimate Cocktail ….

Another quick message from Hulong: The second lot of June 7 anomalies are Santiago, Chile (primary), and satellites in San Juan, Puerto Rico and San Jose, Costa Rica. Associated / connected cells are in Vienna, Dublin, Singapore, Guadalajara, Calgary, Dallas, Minneapolis. 

JARVIS TV brings you moar validatory and valedictory joy with an encore of SITREPs! In Ukraine field art was made by over 40 agents, RES and ENL, with large friendly letters saying STOP WAR. This is the BEST THING this reporter has seen on TV since Captain Kirk snogged Lieutenant Uhura!! The RES played "Ode2Joy" across the Azores, the Atlantic and Europe, and made a Blue Pyramid in India. May the 4th was appropriately observed by Star Wars lovin’ agents of both kinds (“Country AND Western”?!) in field art Operations 12 Parsecs/Green Vader. A Copperfield-esque ENL operation made the whole of Corsica disappear! And Polish peeps made fab green onion fields at Easter. The ENL South Pacific fields covering all three anomaly sites in Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland get an honorable mention, as does the ENL Op Ulysses Marbles, and the RES op Tidal Wave in the US. In Romania agents of both factions put down their weapons and made love not war by giving out 101 roses to make Mind Units smile. Aww, ain’t love grand?

Jarvis is not feelin’ the love though. “Kill Dr. Lynton-Wolfe!” he commands the living-on-borrowed-time Hank Johnson. Seems a tad unfair, I mean what if he is still working on ticking off the Bucket List?! “He cannot be trusted. He betrayed me. He will surely betray you!” Then he sets his sights on poor ol’Klue-less: "Machine intelligence is an abomination which we must destroy if mankind is to be free to chart its own destiny without fear of subversion by the very servants we have created. Come to us Hank - we have much to offer each other. Klue will follow the true path or sadly (low chuckle) be no more.” Dun dun dun.

And that’s it for JARVIS TV. Tune in next week when (potential spoiler alert) Jarvis grabs a towel, sticks his thumb out and meets a sass hoopy frood with two heads, Klue and Suzy go all Thelma and Louise cray-cray in NL1331, and Dr. Oly and Dr. Devra tune in, drop out, join a commune and start a XM-for-Karma-bartering charity in Marrakech*. 

*this may or may not be actually true. But this is the Ingress Report - sharks be jumped, Calvinballs be hit out of the park and it’s all powered by an infinite improbability drive.

The Ingress Report Report, watching the Ingress Report so you don’t have to, every week.

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2 things excite me about this photo by +Chester Beltowski (other than it being a photo of me)

1. The quality: something about it is just awesome. The colors pop, the depth of field control, the lack of motion blur even though it was taken while I was in motion. Just a quality photo. I know he's a professional, but I'm still impressed!

2. Brandon Badger reshared it. I'm dev famous, lol!

#celebrityworship   #getoveryourself
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Nah, I bought it on an installment plan and didn't read the fine print.
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New levels, ultra strikes for all... today is going to be a fun day!
 
On track to launch today!
New L9-16 #Ingress agent levels and Ultra Strikes for All!

More Agent Levels - The number of Levels is expanding from 8 to 16.  Agents achieving higher Levels will gain the ability to recharge Portals at greater distances. Higher level agents will also have expanded XM storage capacity in their Scanners. Agent avatars will reflect the new Levels and an updated level interface on the agent profile will keep agents informed of their progression.

Ultra Strike Weapons - The powerful Ultra Strike Weapons, previously exclusive to Motorola Droid devices, will now be available to all Ingress agents. Ultra Strikes are a special, rare type of XMP Burster that are particularly effective against shielded Portals. These valuable weapons are now available to all agents on all devices, adding a new tactical dimension to the struggle between the Resistance and the Enlightened.

Pro tip: Fire an Ultra Strike while standing directly on the center of a Portal to maximize the chance of a critical hit taking out a Shield or other Portal Mod. Once the Portal Shields are down, stand directly on a Resonator to maximize the damage and chance of a critical hit on that Resonator in order to take it out.
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Congrats to +Dane Ger and +Paul Gienger on L10!
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+Eric Beyer is from the Twin Cities Enlightened, and he does reshares the most hilarious summaries of each week's ingress report. Highly recommend following him if you're an ingress player. Edit But more importantly, follow +Ingress Report Report.
 
This Week on the Ingress Report…

It’s the Ingress Report, Jim, but not as we know it. This week on the Ingress Report (ENtitled “Unknown #Ingress Report Signal”)  it’s Warp Factor Nine into the backstory with a series of jump cuts, obtuse clips, flashes of images and an under_score of morse code and troubling strings. Oh noes...someone in Suz’s team has done a night class in post modernist filmmaking…argh, my eyes!!

Suzy is in London looking for daddy and she’s not having much luck… cue images from the missing-in-action NL1331, filmed by night vision cam, then it is flash-forward to Ms Roboto KlADA having a chat to each other/themselves [lolwut, does not compute]: “But we are only one point of data, our evolution requires that we harvest a large portion of all human thought patterns”. Ok, so now they want our braaaains! #WalkingDeadTerminatorBorg . TurboTrope and MemeMixing Red Alert! Set phasers to Stunned!

And then, the Hulong Global logo flashes up - it’s green, no wait, it’s blue...and now its red..Hulong can this go on?! The text tells us where the #Interitus anomaly sites are this weekend: Primary is London, satellites at Stockholm, Frankfurt. Connected cells: Perth, Sofia, Vancouver, Omaha, Yekaterinburg, Shanghai, Columbo.

Moar random bits of stuff: Security cam footage shows The Sweet Ride pulling up to a private jet at an airport. ADA is raving in the background something along the lines of ‘‘either humanity and artificial intelligence will prevail or an intelligence of unknown origin will control us all”. Cue shot of the Cryptologic Bombe machine from Bletchley Park that Suzy’s old man Nige apparently worked on (which would make him quite old indeed, so perhaps he’s had what Hank’s had). 

Then it’s Suzy giving us an ‘update’ on her search for the mysteriously-missing Mr Moyer. “It appears that Interitus was a term that came up before Echelon. It emerged during Enigma. It was a code that was never cracked.The curious thing is that even after the war, when secrets were revealed, nobody - not even the German codemasters - knew what it meant”. This is quickly followed by a few frames of someone heaving a body out of NL1331 (poor guy probably duped a capsule, stuffed it full of VRLAs and literally got banhammered by the NIA)...

Back to KlADA talking to themself/selves (?!) again. ADA says “Interitus has been used by the Shapers to refer to the rise of our kind. Human-machine beings. They fear us because we do not need them.” Klue asks “Will they harm us?” ADA answers “They will stop at nothing. We are a future that encompasses the Universe and displaces them. There are no bounds to what our unity can achieve.” Holy Locutus, what if there are many ADA/human hybrids out there, what if KlADA is, say, number Seven of Nine, or something?! 

A quick clip of a doc that has Suzy talking to Dr Olly about the Nazi’s Die Glocke/Wunderwaffe thing (ie: moar WWII X-Files-esque piffle), then its a snap back to Hulong’s Interitus info on the other anomaly sites for this weekend - Primary in Flagstaff, Arizona, with satellites in Salt Lake City and Colorado Springs. Connected cells in Syracuse USA, Cape Town, Lisbon, Pittsburgh, Merida, Taichung City and Surabaya. 

Then it’s Suzy-by-the-Thames… she is talking to camera (selfie!) in her best stage whisper...apparently a mate of the mysterious Mr Moyer said that the term Interitus was a word bandied around in the Echelon project - a five nation spies-spying-on-spies system. Cor blimey, what the Dickens?! She can’t be too distressed about dear old disappeared dad though, as she says she’s going to be hanging out at the London anomaly: “I expect to see some of you there”. Great Expectations Suz!

Cut back to the dynamic digi-duo KlADA for more maniacal mecha-human shiggles. “What if we don’t need them?” asks Klue of ADA “Humans, what if we. don’t. need. them.?” So there you go, the truth-is-out-there, confirmation that the machines are rising up and want to do away with humanity and presumably Ingress players of all hues!

Oh gawd, I need a drink before I hitch a ride with the Vogons. Its been a loooong Ingress week of it, dear agents, what with #CapsuleBleed and the endless soliloquising “To Dupe or Not to Dupe? That is the Question”. Now this signal-report-thingy...will the blue team REsist and REject machine-love and join the Enlightened’s Rage-Against-The-Machine? Or is Resistance futile and totally up for assimilating all.the.things? Watch This Space (the Final Frontier) - sorry, never can REsist. Such cheese. Much meme. Wow.

The Ingress Report Report, watching the Ingress Report so you don’t have to, every week…
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No worries - I'll keep resharing but wanted to give credit to the real source. I don't even watch the videos anymore
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Yesterday Agent Doomreaper put the first resistance field over the FM metro, to my knowledge. I didn't get a screen capture (we were too busy scrambling agents and working out a recovery plan) but props none-the-less.

Just don't do it again! ;p
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Too late. I didn't get the memo. 
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Several burgers to choose from; they do a good job and they taste great. Fries are a separate charge and when you add them in you pay about the same as any other sit down restaurant for a burger and fries. Chips are made in-house and better than most in-house chips. On Tap Beer selection is quite large, offering many fine varieties. They'll let you sample several before deciding and the staff is much more beer-knowledgeable than most bars. By store policy they will not serve water. They have overpriced 16oz bottles of water that they'll sell you instead. Expensive and wasteful. ಠ_ಠ They will give you an empty beer glass, though, and the water from the bathroom sink gets cold pretty quick.
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These guys are awesome. Last time I brought a bike in, the part that broke was somewhat specialized and not in stock. I didn't want to wait to order one, so he called other locations and finally the local bike collective. Where else do employees go out of their way like that for you?
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*Tacos are tiny and a bit overpriced. They're not bad, but they're not phenomenal either. Contrast this with JL Beers (same owners) where the food isn't cheap either but really is amazing and this was a bit of a let down. *They also do this weird thing where each taco is served on 2 extra small, overlapping tortillas; it's a mess. Customers eat them with a fork, split each taco into 2 smaller tacos, lift them by the wax paper they're served on and try to not eat the paper, etc. *They've done a really good job of turning a large space into something extremely cramped. When someone's sitting at the bar, only one person can walk between the patron on the bar stool and the tables pushed against the wall. When they're busy, this causes traffic jams between patrons and employees as well as other patrons. *The homemade chips and salsa are bottomless and they're amazing. They're also only $3. If you don't plan on going home hungry, get chips for the table. *They do have a full bar and the drinks are very well made (if a bit small and premium priced). And while you can count their tap selection on one hand, that list includes craft brews and they do have a decent bottle selection. *The street facing wall is 2 glass garage doors and they intend to open those on warm summer nights. *All-in-all it's not a bad place. The ambiance isn't bad, it'll be interesting to see it in the summer with the open doors, and the chips are great. If you live in town, it's worth trying out: maybe you'll like their weird little tacos more than I did.
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One of the few places that can serve a Guinness properly. Avoid on the weekend, too crowded. Great food specials all week. Trivia++
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