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An interview with Simon St.Laurent of O'Reilly about working remotely and building a distributed team....
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April 29th is a very special day for us. It’s the day on which, two years ago, Ghost launched on Kickstarter and went on to raise $300,000. It’s the reason we’re here today! To celebrate, we’...
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Live stream of speakers, starting today at 9AM, Pacific time

http://fluentconf.com/javascript-html-2015/public/content/video
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It's important to discard or return for refund all Blue Bell products.

 If you've eaten some recently, it is a good idea to become familiar with symptoms of Listeria, but don't panic. However, don't ignore the recall, either.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/20/health/blue-bell-ice-cream-recall/
Blue Bell Creameries is now recalling all of its ice cream, frozen yogurt and other products, after weeks of gradual recalls.
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Women engineers like Grace Hopper were influential in the early years of computer science. Credit Credit: Molly Schwartz
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Microsoft has announced that the preview of Windows 10 is now available for the Raspberry Pi 2. Is this the beginning of Redmond's push into the Internet of Things?
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But Microsoft warns that IoT release is rough around the edges
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Perhaps this is what we should do in tech: let men have it all. 

Then we won't have to listen to those who whine when women try to carve out just a tiny bit. 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/makeitfair-rita-wilson-mamie-gummer-790753
Men only directed 93 percent of popular films released by major studios last year, and they only wrote 80 percent of films.
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YES! For many reasons - not the least of which is that people who torture and abuse animals all too often go on to do the same to people. Put the damn puppy mills out of business too - it's nothing but heartbreaking cruelty.

#animallovers   #animalabuse   #puppymills  
Those who commit animal cruelty will now be under the same classification as those who commit murder.
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Our local newspaper, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch won the Pulitzer for breaking news photograph. 

They did an excellent job of covering the Ferguson unrest. 

http://www.stltoday.com/gallery/news/local/metro/post-dispatch-wins-pulitzer-prize-for-news-photography/collection_7a5793c3-9a55-534c-b84a-a27d6d08ef5f.html#18
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo staff has been awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography for its coverage of the protests in Ferguson. The entry consists of 19 photographs and supplemental material that records the nature and impact of the photographic coverage. On Aug. 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer who said he feared fo...
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I have authored/co-authored over 20 books, including recent works on JavaScript, HTML5, and Node.js. You can see my in-print books at O'Reilly, my primary tech publisher. You can also buy my books at O'Reilly, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other places where tech books are sold.

I currently live in St. Louis, Missouri, though I have planted my butt in other parts of the country (including Washington, Oregon, Boston, Vermont, Arizona, and San Francisco). My focus has been on books about technology, but I'm currently working in other topics such animal welfare, the environment, sustainable agriculture (including issues related to food safety), and bad politics. But then, everyone writes about bad politics.

At this moment, I'm finishing a book titled "Ringling Brothers: The Greatest Show in Court". It's about the 13+ court battle between Feld Entertainment (parent to the Ringling Brothers circus) and various animal welfare groups. The court cases that form the basis for the book are centered around elephants performing in circuses. The book has thrills, chills, accusations of conspiracy, and fascinating trips through our legal and regulatory systems. Oh, and elephants. Lots of elephants.

All my non-tech books will be self-published, as well as some newer works related to technology. More on these in the near future.

My Twitter account is @shelleypowers, my Facebook page is at Shelley.Just, and I sometimes write toGoogle+

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  • Central Washington University
    BS Computer Science
  • Central Washington University
    BA Industrial Psychology
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  • Self-Employed
    Writer, present
  • Intel
    Contractor-Software Engineer
  • Nike, Inc.
    Contractor-Software Engineer
  • Sierra Geophysics--a Halliburton subsidiary
    DBA/systems developer
  • Standard Insurance Company
    Software Developer/Systems Analyst
  • John Hancock Insurance
    Contractor-Software Developer
  • Weyerhauser
    Contractor-Software Developer
  • Boeing
    Software Developer/DBA
  • Multnomah County, Oregon
    Consultant
  • Skyfish, Inc
    Lead Architect
  • Harvard Business School
    Contractor-Software Engineer
  • Stanford University
    Contractor-Systems Analyst
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The landlord just terminated our 14 year lease. Why? Our neighbor got a full size smoker underneath our deck that smoked us out. When we complained, management wouldn't do anything, including coming down to our place to see the problem for themselves. We eventually had to complain to the Fire Department. The Fire Department informed apartment management that the neighbor's smoker (and most of the barbeques in the place) were in violation of the town's laws covering barbeques in multi-family dwellings. The Department came out, and based on their measurements, our neighbor wouldn't be able to have a smoker anywhere in his area. Now, let's leave aside the issue of an apartment complex allowing a tenant to have a full size smoker in their patio. The management at Georgetown has tanked, badly, in the last 4 years. We've had significant turn over in the maintenance staff and issues between tenants are not being effectively managed. Add this to some problems with the place, itself. Georgetown is old, and getting older. Most of the apartments are too dark, and made more so by dated "accents" such as painting an accent wall, or fake brick in the kitchens. Maintenance does respond promptly, but they don't always do a good job on their tasks--or even complete them. We still have a large patch in our living room ceiling that was never painted after it was caulked. It's not as if they don't try, but there's too few of them, and they're always rushing about trying to get to all the calls. Our walls are full of cracks, some from ceiling to floor. Yes, they can be caulked, but the caulking falls off, and they look like garbage. Then there's the issue of how much of the cracking is normal for the structure, and how much of it is an indication of structural problems. The cracks also let in the cold air. You can feel it when standing next to one of the walls in the kitchen. And the kickboard underneath the kitchen counter is full of gaps and holes. Not only do we get cold air, we get most of our crickets from these holes. The sewer and water system is antiquated, which means no washer and dryer in the unit. It also means frequent back ups, to the point where we're told on a monthly basis about what we can and cannot put down the disposal. There are laundry facilities, but you have to drag your basket two blocks. When it's cold or icy, this isn't fun. Then you get there and find someone has filled all the machines, or the card reader won't take your money. That's on top of people opening your dryer without checking to see if it's running, and then not starting it again when they close it. The grounds are generally maintained. Dogs are allowed, which is good, except that there's so many, you step on unpicked up poop, and lawns get bare patches from the urine. I used to like this place, but something's changed and it's no longer the same. You knew all the people in the office, they were friendly, and the same maintenance staff usually answered your calls. Now, though, it's really gone downhill. A place that terminates your lease, especially a long-term lease, because you go to the fire department about your concerns is a place you want to avoid. A notice to folks who have complained about the move out: Missouri law does require that landlords work with you regarding the post-move inspection date, because you do have a right to be present. In addition, Missouri law also states that if you feel part of your security deposit was withheld for damages you didn't commit (or are considered normal wear and tear), you can sue and get up to twice the amount withheld. Search Missouri Landlord Tenant law. Update: In all fairness to Georgetown, they did return most of our security deposit, and the amount they kept was justified.
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