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Boyd Smith
Works at Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
Attended University of Arkansas
Lives in Fayetteville, AR
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Sr. IT Specialist
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Software Design, Development and Deployment -- C/C++/C#, Java/Scala, Haskell/Idris, F# -- UNIX/Linux
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  • Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions
    Sr. IT Specialist, 2012 - present
    toshibagcs.com Porting application from 16-bit C on 4690 to multi-threaded 32-bit C++ on 4690. Porting application from 16-bit C on 4690 to Java.
  • Aspire Solutions, Inc.
    Program Analyst, 2011 - 2011
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Fayetteville, AR
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Watson, OK - Cove, AR - Mena, AR
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458 S Buchanan Ave.; Fayetteville, AR 72701
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FLOSS advocate, Linux User, and proud Haskell programmer.
Introduction
I go by my middle name.  If you know it and why I use it, then you probably have the right guy.
Education
  • University of Arkansas
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
    BS in Computer Science cum Laude.
  • Van-Cove Elementary School
    Primary, 1985 - 1992
    Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic.
  • Van-Cove High School
    Secondary, 1992 - 1998
    HS Diploma
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Male
Birthday
May 15, 1980
Relationship
Single
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bss@iguanasuicide.net, Boyd.Stephen.Smith.Jr@GMail.com
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Wow, she seems even more comfortable on a wire than the "Man on Wire".
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Important dates coming up this summer:
June 5: Strange Loop 2015 registration opens
Aug 3: ICFP 2015 registration opens
Aug 7-10: ICFPPC 2015
Aug 29 to Sept 6: ICFP 2015, Associated Events, and Travel Days
Sept 23-27: Strange Loop 2015 and Travel Days

I will be largely unavailable during those last three ranges.
The ICFP Programming Contest 2015 is the 18th instance of the annual programming contest series sponsored by The ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming. This year, the contest starts on Friday 7 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC and ends on Monday 10 August 2015 at 12:00 UTC.
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+Zac Slade has had more than a few of these; I guess more DJs have.
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I have an extra Steam copy.  First person to comment on the post gets it.
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Allow GMO to Save the World Hunger

The United Nations and experts say global food production will have to double by 2050, at which point the world population is expected to have grown from 7 billion today to well beyond 9 billion. That’s just 35 years away, and there will be no new arable land then. In fact, there probably will be less. For example, 73 million acres of arable land in the U.S. were lost between 2002 and 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA); more was certainly made fallow during the last several years of severe drought. Looking ahead, growing conditions will only get harsher. ...
The gene-editing CRISPR technology will create crops that can feed us all.
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In 2010 an experiment placed two aluminium-ion quantum clocks close to each other, but with the second elevated 12 inches compared to the first, making the gravitational time dilation effect visible in everyday lab scales.
Using ultra-precise quantum logic clocks, researchers at NIST demonstrated …
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Saw this going around filtered through a clickbait site that doesn't even have the full resolution available.  Here's a clink to the creators.
We only use 10% of our brain. We evolved from chimps. Dairy foods increase mucous. Pfffff! These and 45 other myths & misconceptions debunked. Solidly.
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Seriously, DON'T.
 
New blog post: a public-service warning about git-svn.
This is a public-service warning. It has come to my attention that some help pages on the web are still recommending git-svn as a conversion tool for migrating Subversion repositories to git. DO NO...
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First person to comment on this post gets the game for free on Steam.  (I have an extra copy.)
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The past haunts the present, and hard work doesn't matter as much as you think.
 
The Pencilsword: On a plate. Toby Morris.

http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/the-pencilsword-on-a-plate
A short story about privilege. By Toby Morris.
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I think this underestimates hard work. The poor pull themselves out of poverty all the time by hard work and determination. The worst part about all this is the habits the rich teach their children vs the middle class vs the poor. The ones who break the cycle end up having to teach themselves things they were never taught growing up. They have to break out of their comfort zone. They have to work at more than just a job, they have to learn the things that put them into a different life entirely.
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Interesting product and was still answering questions 2 hours ago.
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Neat visualization of the history of religions.
 
Which one true god is the right one, again?

See the evolution of religions, here: http://funki.com.ua/ru/portfolio/lab/world-religions-tree/
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Magic Cookies! - Android Apps on Google Play
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Humble Dynamite 10th Anniversary Bundle
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Dynamite Entertainment is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a large, dare we say it, explosion! A comics bundle over 115 issues large

Short Stories: They're Made out of Meat by Terry Bisson
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"They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "Meat. They're made out of meat." "Meat?" "There's no doubt about it. We picked up several from differen

The Humble eBook Bundle 3
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Get this bundle of literary greatness for an awesome deal - all while supporting charity! Pay what you want for Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale,

Haskell demo: Cube
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The touchable cube application is written by Haskell and compiled by Ajhc Haskell compiler http://ajhc.metasepi.org/. You could read the dem

BOMBAS: Better Socks. Better World. Bee Better.
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Bombas are socks engineered and designed to look better, feel better, and perform better. One pair purchased = One pair donated.

Knights of Pen & Paper
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Pen & paper RPG table manager with turn based battles!"This is Role-Playing in its purest form." -- Kotaku-US ""An indie turn-based retro st

Linux
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Linux - doing it right

Proxy Switchy! - Chrome Web Store
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Manage and switch between multiple proxies quickly and easily.

Barcode Scanner
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Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc. Al

Google Search
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Google Search app for Android: the fastest way to search the web and your phone. Search the web and your phone with the official Google Sear

Cascading Style Sheets Level 2 Revision 1 (CSS 2.1) Specification
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Abstract. This specification defines Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 revision 1 (CSS 2.1). CSS 2.1 is a style sheet language that allows aut

Haskell's overlooked object system
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Haskell's overlooked object system. Important note: The code base for this paper has evolved over the years and is available and maintai

Hayoo! - Haskell API Search
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A Haskell API search engine with find-as-you-type and suggestions. Searches for function and type defintions in all Haskell packages from Ha

winant
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Windows installer for Apache Ant

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up vote 11 down vote accepted. Your keys may already be in PEM format, but just named with .crt or .key. If they begin with -----BEGIN and y

Fried okra and mac and cheese were excellent, as good or better that your grandmother's. Atmosphere meets expectations. Meat is a little lacking. Sauce is good if you want NC vinegar-based.
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reviewed a year ago
Really good BBQ and lots of choice in sauce.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Better than Q'doba or Chipolte and roughly the same food.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Best fish and chips in town.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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reviewed 2 years ago
Like all WH locations, the food is all too greasy. Everything else is at or above standards.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
More expensive than build your own burrito for less food. Good quality ingredients.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Good
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