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Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan) has been shared in 76 public circles

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Raquel Hunter26,206ExtraORDINARY Engagers Showcase CircleThank you for engaging with me. This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. As a member of this circle, I invite you to leave a link AND a description to one of  your most recent posts in the comments below.Reshares of this circle are appreciated, but NOT necessary to be apart of this circle. 2014-09-28 20:42:4840120847
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Becky Collins15,380Smartphone/Tablet Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-20 05:01:234604313
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440235
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111
nicholas syahputra390 please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-07 09:53:094944113
CircleCount65,040The Cream of the Crop of November 2013What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are chosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop Circles:October 2013: http://goo.gl/mx3CiGSeptember 2013: http://goo.gl/QOAm4GAugust 2013: http://goo.gl/N9kupHJuly 2013: http://goo.gl/mZ7XQJJune 2013: http://goo.gl/M900eMMay 2013: http://goo.gl/pfYlQApril 2013: http://goo.gl/C792kMarch 2013: http://goo.gl/WSKjUFebruary 2013: http://goo.gl/vsfGqJanuary 2013: http://goo.gl/xiuMuDecember 2012: http://goo.gl/bPL5KNovember 2012: http://goo.gl/LSQjcOctober 2012: http://goo.gl/ohdceSeptember 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92013-12-03 13:21:56296272955
Danial Hallock10,323No Name NeededIt's getting close to the Holiday Season, and the whole point of this particular part of the season is to "give thanks" to the people (or, in America, things) that have positively impacted your life.  For me, these are those people.You all should remember my initial circle The Three Hundred (http://goo.gl/kqE8h) which was well received at 251 +1s and 48 reshares.  This circle was my first round of hyper-vetting individuals for circling, based on a lot of criteria that was centered around high quality content and a high level of engagement.  I think I combed through about 2,300 profiles on a one-by-one basis before arriving at the final product.That circle then morphed into the The Collaborative Circle (http://goo.gl/Ex9ai) which was less publicized, but still racked in 90 +1s and 13 reshares.  This circle was based on the premise that "If four people from The Three Hundred enjoy person X, then I should also enjoy them."  Well, the combination of these circles lead to an interesting scenario in which I was able to locate all stars through a combination of overlap and relevance (via Google algorithms).  Out popped these twenty five individuals, and I could not be happier with the results.  These are twenty-five individuals in which I am subscribed, their posts are always enjoyable as well as insightful, and the notification stream keeps me engaged throughout the day.Whether you're looking at the tech news from +Mike Elgan, the social and scientific commentary of +Yonatan Zunger, or the general internet awesomeness that is the enigma of +Sarah Rios, you're not going to be disappointed.I normally only notify people that are contained within a circle, but these people are too awesome not to be guilty of a little plus-spam;  feel free to request a removal from the notified (all) circles.(Link to this post: http://goo.gl/AlsXG5) #nonameneeded   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircle  2013-11-13 23:53:242639671
Yifat Cohen53,318Python/Django programmers circleIf you want to be added to this circle or know other people who fit the bill, please comment and I'll add you in.--------------- #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #python   #django #programming  2013-08-30 14:26:393318313
martin shervington166,616New Engagers for end July!Here are a friendly bunch of people who have been very active in my posts and in the communities over the past couple of weeks. Please note: I am not in this circle so if you are in it...so please SHARE and ADD it in as you are likely to find people to whom you will relate - it will all help to grow your network.Have fun :D #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles  2013-07-26 10:55:4469401138
Google+ Categorized Circles400Here is a Programmers Circle for you #programming   #geek   #webdesign   #webdevelopment   #coders   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circle   #circleoftheday  To get in this circle publically share, comment and +1.and follow +Google+ Categorized Circles 2013-07-21 17:24:0425411918
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month  part  10#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:14:364985410
Jean Phillipe14,691My selection of G+ users who released great posts this week part 1#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-05-05 10:21:514985217
Danial Hallock6,447The Power of FiveFor the next five months, I will be taking the last five circles shared by five individuals and comparing them against one another for people who appear multiple times.  After all, we all have circles that we routinely share because we think the people in them are awesome, so if we all end up sharing the same people, then we all agree that they're awesome, right? This month, I took the following people and put their last five created and shared (not transitive shares) circles into one circle per person (e.g all five of +martin shervington's circle went into one circle).  I then hovered over each and every one of the individuals in those circles and my own (300: http://goo.gl/kqE8h) and for every person that appeared in 3 or more (50% or more) of the circles, I added them to this collaborative circle.This month is:+martin shervington+Armando Lioss +Cesare Riccardo +Carter Gibson +Kurt Smith These five sponsors provided about 19 circles and 1,400 people; and the resulting 58 people were endorsed by at least fifty percent of the sponsors.Next month, I'll add to this circle the collaborative efforts of:+Kate Savage +Euro Maestro +Mike Elgan +Dede Craig King +Stephanie Van Pelt  #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #thepoweroffive   #collaborativecircle  2013-05-02 16:19:355916110
Danial Hallock6,447The Bible in 365This is the only time that this circle will be shared publicly, because this project will take place through a community setting.  I'll be working on setting up the community here in the next few weeks and invites/meta-updates will be sent directly to this circle.The reason I'm sharing this circle is (a) I like these people and (b) this is a last-call for inclusion on this project.  If you would like to join this project (which is detailed here:  http://goo.gl/EAFFD) then please post below and I will add you to this circle.  If I've added you to this circle in error, then please post below and I will remove you from it.If you're just wanting to read, and not participate, then don't worry.  I will be posting content to the community and sharing it through my stream via Extended Circles. These shares will be locked and disabled so I don't have to manage conversations in multiple places. Inclusion in this circle just gets you an invite to the community and you can determine your level of participation from there.I'm pretty excited about this, and I hope you are too. #bible365   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2013-05-02 14:29:5936605
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019813101
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368
Kelly Bergman2,120Here is a list of my top Google+ friends for engagement. #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-02-25 15:30:5749026726
Mohammad Rahimi2,027I would like to share this circle of people i follow their posts.2013-02-25 05:38:581061928
Chris Row2,580Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-24 17:20:42483547
Circles (CircleHub)29,523Programming Public CircleIf you love programming and would like to be included click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVit.Note: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Programming   #ProgrammingCircle   #Development   #DevelopmentCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #ProgrammingPublicCircle 2013-01-15 11:07:17315192035
Chris Row2,335Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-11 20:59:57490214
Pam Adger22,892This circle represents 50 of the people I would love to hang out with one on one for a day or seven. I don’t believe in huge circle shares and this circle is twice the size of most I share but I just couldn't make it smaller. I did leave out some people who never post publicly because you wouldn't benefit from circling them. I am amazed that I had to limit this to 50. 2012-12-31 18:28:305034026
Circles (CircleHub)27,060Programming Public CircleIf you love programming and would like to be included click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVit.Note: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Programming   #ProgrammingCircle   #Development   #DevelopmentCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #SharedCircles   #PublicCircle   #ProgrammingPublicCircle 2012-12-27 08:14:0528111819
Circles (CircleHub)24,459Programming Public CircleIf you love programming and would like to be included click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVit.Note: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Programming   #ProgrammingCircle   #Development   #DevelopmentCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #SharedCircles   #PublicCircle   #ProgrammingPublicCircle 2012-12-13 00:25:36255202742
Carter Gibson628,961The Lifeblood of my Google+ ExperienceThe people in this circle (and I'm sure I've forgotten some of you!) are some of the most amazing people I've ever interacted with, online or off or both! I could not recommend this circle more highly. They're artists, bloggers, business owners, and the list goes on and on. Something they all share is that they are amazing people who I would do a favor for in a heartbeat. If you want to surround yourself with good people, this is an excellent circle to add. So, go on and circle up :)2012-11-30 21:16:131491251997
Dave Tozier0+Danial Hallock originally shared this post:The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 17:22:28295000
Danial Hallock4,767The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 15:47:332941172383
Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan)4,858[Moar Linux Plx]The people in this circle are Linux enthusiasts, programmers, experimentalists, users, and content contributors in some form or fashion.If you're looking for Linux news, struggles, successes, and all things in-between, this circle is for you.Shared by request of +Chad McCullough and +Shane Keene2012-10-28 23:04:40693115
Danial Hallock4,130The Three HundredRough DraftA few weeks ago I posted a rather lengthy post about how I was changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).  This is the first rough draft of that circle, minus a few ninjas that prefer not to be shared out.  As such, the landscape of this circle will change drastically over the next few months; but I wanted to give the people who are following this circle a glimpse of what to expect.  As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream? :D #thethreehundred   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2012-10-22 15:52:142971191078
Chris Goldsmith3,152Here is Circle #1 of Linux users I'm sharing this out specifically for +Steven Thompson who is a Linux Newbie and wants to learn - Please share any Linux Resources you have with him2012-10-11 13:19:24481001
Carter Gibson397,136Here it is! My list of #AZFaves !Whew! This was a hard circle to put together! Turns out that some of my very favorite people share the first letter of their last name. It was tough, but here are the most relevant people to me by last name. If having a diverse circle of last names who are also my closest contact is important to you, add away!+Pam Adger +Amanda Blain +Logan Cate +Steve Djadoenath +Brad Ehney +Stacy Frazer +Chris Galardi +Tiffany Henry +Anna Israelyan +DeAno Jackson +Alex King +Joseph Lee +Rue Mara +Daria Musk +Jaana Nyström +Michael O'Reilly +LaDonna Pride +Liz Quilty2012-10-03 17:52:052645134
Cliff Wade7,287This is my Linux circle for #FollowFriday  and I highly suggest you add these awesome folks to your circles!!2012-09-28 04:27:463701127
The Internet3,032500 random people that love me!500 random people that I love back!2012-09-15 06:04:5350010224
Cliff Wade7,170For all of you #Linux  users out there on this #FollowFriday , this shared circle is for YOU!!2012-08-24 15:06:10369304
Paul Spoerry15,353Circle shareAwesome idea... here's my #Top99 . Who do YOU have in your #Top99 ?2012-07-24 20:37:3599404
Logan Cate0My most relevant G+ circle. Inspired by +Carter Gibson, this is a circle of the people I love interacting with. You'll find all sorts in here, from tech geeks to movie lovers to photographers to the "just plain awesome" people I've found here on G+. With one or two exceptions, I don't think I've met any of these people. But I'd gladly do so, any time, any place. And really, I'm hoping to. That's how cool these folks are. If your stream needs any spicing up, or you just want to check that you're following all the right people, grab this circle. ;)2012-07-23 23:27:039914213
David Croom0#sharingcircles  2012-07-11 13:26:08168027
Carter Gibson53,155The #PridePlus  Circle is a Little Bigger!We're almost at 100 of the most active, engaged, engaging, and passionate LGBTA members of the Google+ community. If you need an opinion on the state of the gay union, these are the people you want to hit up. Smart. Funny. Sarcastic. Knowledge. Basically, I love them all.Let me know if you're also passionate and want to be added!2012-07-10 17:48:2485611348
Nick Wolf0And I call this one "Persons of Interest"2012-06-28 21:31:13175605
Carter Gibson51,818The #PridePlus  CircleShare, enjoy, and let me know if you want to be added!In honor of having just just marched with Google at San Francisco Pride, I give you the updated circle of LBGT and ally community members here on Google+. Go ahead. Engage with them. They are awesome :) 2012-06-24 22:45:438028549
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)0Tell Me SomethingMy final circle share for hopefully a long time (they're exhausting)!  This is my engager's circle, and as you can see, unlike most "top engagers" circles, it contains significantly less than five hundred people.  Part of that is because, in large part, the people in my No Name Needed circle (http://goo.gl/P69EF) are my top engagers.  I'm also fairly new to Google Plus, so I'm still locating all of the superb engagers (feel free to recommend people below).However, these posters are all individuals that I have interacted with on some level and we've either interacted enough or I've seen them interact with others enough to know that they are, beyond a doubt, "superb engagers" who enjoy commenting on your posts or replying to your thoughts as much as they do creating their own content.Enjoy! #circleshare   #engagers   #engagement   #sharingiscaring  2012-06-23 14:04:06197010
Carter Gibson51,279The #PridePlus  Circle, V1Building the LGBTA community on Google+What an awesome response to my #PridePlus  announcement earlier today! With the help of +Natalie Villalobos, the people below have all shown an interest in walking with the two of us at the parade with Google on Sunday, sharing their stories, or being a part of the struggle for equality. This circle is full of all types of people, near and far, including allies. Share with  #PridePlus , add this circle to find people who'll listen :) If you'd like to be included, let me know in the comments below! I'll be sharing updated versions in the future :)And don't forget to check here ( http://goo.gl/8o9u4) for the  #PridePlus  announcement and information about walking in the parade with Google Sunday! Let me know if you're in on marching!2012-06-19 23:18:116357838
César Bustíos Benites412Arch Linux CircleSome cool Archers!2012-06-11 17:30:5752011
César Bustíos Benites412Linux Circle: Part 1/2Follow and share!2012-06-11 17:29:37501005
Cliff Wade5,676This is the second circle I'm sharing for FollowFriday #FF which is my Linux circle.If you are a Linux user, I'd highly suggest following these people. If you aren't in this circle and would like to be, just leave a comment, please and I'll certainly add you!!!2012-06-08 19:16:04356624
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115

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2015-01-05 06:21:19 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I was asked on the bus this morning by a random Norwegian with whom I was speaking "Do you miss anything about being in the US?"  My response? "Mexican food.  What you guys call 'Mexican food' isn't Mexican food, it's not even the 'Taco Bell' of Mexican food, I'd settle for that."

Of course, their next question was "How do you know? You're not Mexican!"  To which I replied "You're right, I'm just a native Californian."  Their response was priceless: "Okay, I understand now."

Apparently, Californians are infamous.  We're "crazy" for leaving California's weather, but we definitely are known for knowing our Mexican food :)

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2015-01-10 14:44:09 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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If you're a Linux user or are thinking of becoming one, then I highly recommend this community.  I've lurked around it for quite some time and even posted a few things here and there when the whim strikes.  Mostly, I hang out with a bunch of the members in IRC ( #linuxdistrocommunity  on Freenode) and they are a great group.  There's no judgement based on which distro you run, everyone tries to be as helpful as possible, and if nothing else, there's almost always some banter going on.

It's an active community comprised of users of many different distros and levels of experience.  If you're looking for answers or just want to hang out with like-minded people, this is definitely a place you want to have available to you.

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2015-01-05 06:21:19 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I was asked on the bus this morning by a random Norwegian with whom I was speaking "Do you miss anything about being in the US?"  My response? "Mexican food.  What you guys call 'Mexican food' isn't Mexican food, it's not even the 'Taco Bell' of Mexican food, I'd settle for that."

Of course, their next question was "How do you know? You're not Mexican!"  To which I replied "You're right, I'm just a native Californian."  Their response was priceless: "Okay, I understand now."

Apparently, Californians are infamous.  We're "crazy" for leaving California's weather, but we definitely are known for knowing our Mexican food :)

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2015-01-31 10:52:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Because my mother made sure my brothers and I always had our vaccinations as recommended by doctors, we rarely missed school due to illness (maybe one or two days every other year).

While growing up, we only heard about Measles, Mumps, Polio, etc in the contexts of both History and Health/Science classes.  Now, we're inundated with "anti-vaxer" stories where these diseases which were thought to be under control (thanks to vaccines) are making comebacks? In the US of all places?

Looks like we should all dial back our calendars by a century, since that's at least where these anti-vaccine movement people want us to be and they're doing a damn fine job of it...

What a mess this has turned into. For better or for worse, when my boys were small, I decided to comply with states laws in California and Washington state, that said children must be vaccinated in order to be admitted into school. I knew there were exemptions allowed for personal beliefs on religious grounds, but I thought that was nonsense. Science is science and belief is belief. Children must be protected at all costs and while they are too young to decide for themselves, parents must be responsible, read all they can to become informed, not just articles written by anyone, but particularly written by doctors, academic researchers and healthcare professionals, as well as studies conducted by top universities and endorsed by national medical associations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the World Health Organization. These are organizations I think we can trust.

I'll always be on the side of science. We can sometimes have our doubts, who wouldn't?  But overall, it's fair to say that making decisions based on proven facts is a better policy than following the scare-mongering of other laypersons. Now there's a mess in 14 states and a lot of sick children. How is that right in the 21st century?___Because my mother made sure my brothers and I always had our vaccinations as recommended by doctors, we rarely missed school due to illness (maybe one or two days every other year).

While growing up, we only heard about Measles, Mumps, Polio, etc in the contexts of both History and Health/Science classes.  Now, we're inundated with "anti-vaxer" stories where these diseases which were thought to be under control (thanks to vaccines) are making comebacks? In the US of all places?

Looks like we should all dial back our calendars by a century, since that's at least where these anti-vaccine movement people want us to be and they're doing a damn fine job of it...

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2015-01-30 19:16:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

[Nekro == Worth it!]

Imagine a game where your assignments revolve around killing the innocent because some god of chaos wants you to.  Now imagine that you kill these innocents, then consume their corpses for sustaining blood.  Now imagine that you can use that blood to also summon different types of horrifying minions under your control.  This cycle repeats itself until you have an all-consuming army of WTF just tearing things apart and feeding you corpses.

The gameplay is pretty repetitive, but because you've got a variety of unit types at your disposal committing hilariously bloody acts of gore based on your whims, it's easily forgiven.  Throw in some dark humor, excellent graphics, and metal guitar riffs and you've got yourself a winner.

By the way, I really appreciate the fact that I can play this game on a 3rd-gen i7 with Intel 4000HD graphicson ... more »

[Nekro == Worth it!]

Imagine a game where your assignments revolve around killing the innocent because some god of chaos wants you to.  Now imagine that you kill these innocents, then consume their corpses for sustaining blood.  Now imagine that you can use that blood to also summon different types of horrifying minions under your control.  This cycle repeats itself until you have an all-consuming army of WTF just tearing things apart and feeding you corpses.

The gameplay is pretty repetitive, but because you've got a variety of unit types at your disposal committing hilariously bloody acts of gore based on your whims, it's easily forgiven.  Throw in some dark humor, excellent graphics, and metal guitar riffs and you've got yourself a winner.

By the way, I really appreciate the fact that I can play this game on a 3rd-gen i7 with Intel 4000HD graphics on high settings at native resolution (1920x1080) and not feel like I'm playing on a gimped machine (despite the truth [definitely gimped for games], let's be honest).  Still, I tip my hat to the devs that have made this game beautiful and performant, even on an integrated graphics chip.  Oh, and the most important thing: Nekro runs natively on Linux.___

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2015-01-25 13:01:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

I love it when tests pass the first time around, even if there's nothing complicated going on :)

I love it when tests pass the first time around, even if there's nothing complicated going on :)___

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2015-01-24 21:28:20 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

[Very good!]

I remember reading the book as a kid and how it showed me that it's okay to see things differently.  The movie takes a similar bent.

I would consider the movie to fall into the "for teenagers" crowd, but then, it wasn't mindless "boy meets girl", obsession-cast-as-love, or otherwise garbage that Hollywood doles out to teenagers because they think they'll like it enough to make a ton of money.  There was an actual story here and while some of the younger actors were lacking, they did a credible job and I'd be willing to keep an eye out on their future careers.

The standout here is Jeff Bridges.  Wow! Talk about a voice with weight to it! I think the biggest disappointment for me was that he didn't have more lines.

This movie wasn't spectacular, it isn't action packed, and the pacing canse... more »

[Very good!]

I remember reading the book as a kid and how it showed me that it's okay to see things differently.  The movie takes a similar bent.

I would consider the movie to fall into the "for teenagers" crowd, but then, it wasn't mindless "boy meets girl", obsession-cast-as-love, or otherwise garbage that Hollywood doles out to teenagers because they think they'll like it enough to make a ton of money.  There was an actual story here and while some of the younger actors were lacking, they did a credible job and I'd be willing to keep an eye out on their future careers.

The standout here is Jeff Bridges.  Wow! Talk about a voice with weight to it! I think the biggest disappointment for me was that he didn't have more lines.

This movie wasn't spectacular, it isn't action packed, and the pacing can seem a bit off at times, but overall it's a good one to relax with and have a decent discussion about society and human nature with the kids (assuming they're into that sort of thing).___

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2015-01-23 19:13:16 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Okay, now this takes me back quite a few years :)

If you've never gone MUDding, you haven't lived!

Okay, now this takes me back quite a few years :)

If you've never gone MUDding, you haven't lived!___

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2015-01-19 06:45:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I keep telling people out here that Norwegian tech offers opportunities to help stave off some of the burden caused by the drop in Oil&Gas with regard to jobs and the economy. However, people would rather wait on Statoil to pick up, as if they were the only company operating in the North Sea and as if the North Sea were the only place to work.

Sure, the R&D expenditure is pocket change compared to the giants in the US, but it's growing and the benefits are tangible.

*Goes back to waiting for flight*

I keep telling people out here that Norwegian tech offers opportunities to help stave off some of the burden caused by the drop in Oil&Gas with regard to jobs and the economy. However, people would rather wait on Statoil to pick up, as if they were the only company operating in the North Sea and as if the North Sea were the only place to work.

Sure, the R&D expenditure is pocket change compared to the giants in the US, but it's growing and the benefits are tangible.

*Goes back to waiting for flight*___

2015-01-19 06:20:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

This... Read it before you comment :)

Finally a sane and logical anti-vaxxer voice___This... Read it before you comment :)

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2015-01-18 13:00:01 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm am laughing so hard that it hurts!

The issues and pull requests are hilarious :)

I'm am laughing so hard that it hurts!

The issues and pull requests are hilarious :)___

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2015-01-18 12:43:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

I think my daughter is trying to tell me something.  Maybe she's bored?

I think my daughter is trying to tell me something.  Maybe she's bored?___

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2015-01-18 12:22:39 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Not an article from +The Onion???

Is this the same Microsoft that complained when Google outed their failure to fix a security flaw within a 90 day window? Or the same Microsoft that to this day has bugs that originated more than 10 years ago? Or the same Microsoft that single-handedly caused the necessity for an entire industry dedicated to writing Anti-Virus software specifically for its OS?  That Microsoft?

I mean, I guess it's good that some cities will get access to additional training resources, but I can think of more than a few companies better qualified to give advice related to successfully hardening systems...

Not an article from +The Onion???

Is this the same Microsoft that complained when Google outed their failure to fix a security flaw within a 90 day window? Or the same Microsoft that to this day has bugs that originated more than 10 years ago? Or the same Microsoft that single-handedly caused the necessity for an entire industry dedicated to writing Anti-Virus software specifically for its OS?  That Microsoft?

I mean, I guess it's good that some cities will get access to additional training resources, but I can think of more than a few companies better qualified to give advice related to successfully hardening systems...___

2015-01-18 10:47:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

[Mini-rant]

Someone said that "Project managers tell software engineers what to code."  Um, really? I can't remember the last time any project manager that I've worked with told me "You will use a list comprehension on the list 'listOfThings' and then write a function 'someFunction' containing..."  
No, every project manager that I've worked with has had a dialogue with me where they describe the client's problem and either a due date or the total number of development hours that they estimate and I provide a list of possible solutions to that problem as well as estimates in hours or due dates of when I think I can have that work completed.

Thankfully, at my current position, the project manager that I work with used to be a software engineer (C/C++ mostly) and does an excellent job of defining the problem and giving thec... more »

[Mini-rant]

Someone said that "Project managers tell software engineers what to code."  Um, really? I can't remember the last time any project manager that I've worked with told me "You will use a list comprehension on the list 'listOfThings' and then write a function 'someFunction' containing..."  
No, every project manager that I've worked with has had a dialogue with me where they describe the client's problem and either a due date or the total number of development hours that they estimate and I provide a list of possible solutions to that problem as well as estimates in hours or due dates of when I think I can have that work completed.

Thankfully, at my current position, the project manager that I work with used to be a software engineer (C/C++ mostly) and does an excellent job of defining the problem and giving the client realistic expectations/options of timeframes for completion.  That said, he doesn't tell me what code to write, he gives me a problem, I come up with solutions, we choose the one with the most merit (that also fits the time limitations presented), and then I decide what actual code gets written to produce the solution.

There are plenty of steps before, during, and after before the project is deemed complete, but to say that the project manager or any other manager tells a software engineer what code to put into the project is just plain ignorant.  Sure, they might have a hand in providing basic ideas for possible solutions if they are technically competent enough, but to imply that the software engineer is just a glorified typist is patently false.

In short, Project Managers clearly define problems and expected results,  Software Engineers define and implement solutions to those problems in order to produce the expected results.  

I would not at all want to work at a company where a project manager is hovering over my shoulders telling me what to write, which data structures need to be implemented, which protocols to use to communicate between systems, etc.  I'm pretty sure I'd quit if that were to happen.

/rant___

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2015-01-17 13:38:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Added !bangs support to my fork of the goduckgo package.  A pull request has been sent to the upstream maintainer.  In the mean-time, you can use my master branch or:

"go get github.com/darthlukan/goduckgo"

Added !bangs support to my fork of the goduckgo package.  A pull request has been sent to the upstream maintainer.  In the mean-time, you can use my master branch or:

"go get github.com/darthlukan/goduckgo"___

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2015-01-17 01:06:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Oh, by the way, Gobot now has search functionality thanks to DuckDuckGo :)

Oh, by the way, Gobot now has search functionality thanks to DuckDuckGo :)___

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2015-01-17 00:10:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

That's the problem Snuffles! We don't have Half-Life 3.

Blame +anakin c for bringing up painful topics...

That's the problem Snuffles! We don't have Half-Life 3.

Blame +anakin c for bringing up painful topics...___

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2015-01-16 18:09:54 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Today I took Lahna out for her very first professional haircut and color. "Best dad in the world!" was mentioned more than once, so I must have done something right ;P

Today I took Lahna out for her very first professional haircut and color. "Best dad in the world!" was mentioned more than once, so I must have done something right ;P___

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2015-01-14 07:32:44 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Yes please!

ahem___Yes please!

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2015-01-13 15:00:13 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

My B1 Norwegian course at #LinguStavanger  starts in an hour.  I just got the email letting me know that my online access has been updated so that I can complete the curriculum.

I'm thinking the next three weeks are going to be spent maximizing the usage of this tool.  There's a pronunciation assistant and several other types of activities for each section designed to make you a strong speaker which will help a ton when I take the oral portion of the "Bergenstest" later this year :)

If anybody needs me within the next three weeks, good luck, I've got my work cut out for me with all of that content.  Here's to getting one step closer to some semblance of fluency!

My B1 Norwegian course at #LinguStavanger  starts in an hour.  I just got the email letting me know that my online access has been updated so that I can complete the curriculum.

I'm thinking the next three weeks are going to be spent maximizing the usage of this tool.  There's a pronunciation assistant and several other types of activities for each section designed to make you a strong speaker which will help a ton when I take the oral portion of the "Bergenstest" later this year :)

If anybody needs me within the next three weeks, good luck, I've got my work cut out for me with all of that content.  Here's to getting one step closer to some semblance of fluency!___

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2015-01-11 09:42:47 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Game dev removes Linux support from the C4 engine because he couldn't install Ubuntu 14.04.

Let that sink in for a minute.

I for one would be skeptical of anything produced by his company, seeing as how the Ubuntu installer is damn near automatic...

What was he trying to install it on? A 1970's era toaster?

Game dev removes Linux support from the C4 engine because he couldn't install Ubuntu 14.04.

Let that sink in for a minute.

I for one would be skeptical of anything produced by his company, seeing as how the Ubuntu installer is damn near automatic...

What was he trying to install it on? A 1970's era toaster?___

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2015-01-10 14:44:09 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

[This]

If you're a Linux user or are thinking of becoming one, then I highly recommend this community.  I've lurked around it for quite some time and even posted a few things here and there when the whim strikes.  Mostly, I hang out with a bunch of the members in IRC ( #linuxdistrocommunity  on Freenode) and they are a great group.  There's no judgement based on which distro you run, everyone tries to be as helpful as possible, and if nothing else, there's almost always some banter going on.

It's an active community comprised of users of many different distros and levels of experience.  If you're looking for answers or just want to hang out with like-minded people, this is definitely a place you want to have available to you.

[This]

If you're a Linux user or are thinking of becoming one, then I highly recommend this community.  I've lurked around it for quite some time and even posted a few things here and there when the whim strikes.  Mostly, I hang out with a bunch of the members in IRC ( #linuxdistrocommunity  on Freenode) and they are a great group.  There's no judgement based on which distro you run, everyone tries to be as helpful as possible, and if nothing else, there's almost always some banter going on.

It's an active community comprised of users of many different distros and levels of experience.  If you're looking for answers or just want to hang out with like-minded people, this is definitely a place you want to have available to you.___

2015-01-09 23:51:39 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

My eldest daughter wants me to take her to Bergen to see Metallica when they play a show there in August.

*Sniffle*

No words, just tears (of joy).

My eldest daughter wants me to take her to Bergen to see Metallica when they play a show there in August.

*Sniffle*

No words, just tears (of joy).___

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2015-01-09 20:58:58 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I swear by this app! The SMS integration is great as well, especially when in a meeting and I need to shoot over a quick reply to a client that just texted me without whipping the phone out.

2014 was an awesome year for us. Here's to making 2015 even better!___I swear by this app! The SMS integration is great as well, especially when in a meeting and I need to shoot over a quick reply to a client that just texted me without whipping the phone out.

2015-01-09 20:32:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

[To år]

I dag har jeg bodd i Norge for to år.  Det var mange ting jeg måtte lære, men jeg har mange folk i livet mitt som har hjulpet meg og gitt meg råd.  Jeg er veldig takknemlig til de også veldig glad å bor i Norge.

Takk igjen til alle som har støttet meg og familie min. Skål til dere og skål til mange flere år i landet som jeg har kommet til å elske.

(Hvis jeg har "butchered" noe ord i norsk, vær å snill, forklare til meg så jeg kan fikse det) ;P

[To år]

I dag har jeg bodd i Norge for to år.  Det var mange ting jeg måtte lære, men jeg har mange folk i livet mitt som har hjulpet meg og gitt meg råd.  Jeg er veldig takknemlig til de også veldig glad å bor i Norge.

Takk igjen til alle som har støttet meg og familie min. Skål til dere og skål til mange flere år i landet som jeg har kommet til å elske.

(Hvis jeg har "butchered" noe ord i norsk, vær å snill, forklare til meg så jeg kan fikse det) ;P___

2015-01-09 19:58:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

To all of you:

I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the correct category or not, but I just wanted to say that, despite what people may say, this is a great community.  A bit weird for my personal tastes sometimes, but still great.  Disagreements (that are kept civil) are handled graciously and while there are plenty of hot topics being discussed, people remain "adult" about it.

So yeah, to the community, thanks for being awesome :)

To all of you:

I'm not sure if I'm putting this in the correct category or not, but I just wanted to say that, despite what people may say, this is a great community.  A bit weird for my personal tastes sometimes, but still great.  Disagreements (that are kept civil) are handled graciously and while there are plenty of hot topics being discussed, people remain "adult" about it.

So yeah, to the community, thanks for being awesome :)___

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2015-01-09 10:00:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Norge, vi har et problem...

Norge, vi har et problem...___

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2015-01-08 22:28:15 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

My youngest daughter managed to get herself banned from a Minecraft server a few months ago, and warned on another due to abusive language.  I asked what sparked it (she owned up to it) and this was my initial reaction (not outwardly, but inwardly).

Then I got to thinking, because I perform random checks on each of the kid's systems as part of maintenance and "overwatch", "How the F**K did she manage to hide those servers from me in the first place?" I mean, I am down-right neurotic about log checking and verifying all IPs/sites requested from our network and I didn't see those servers in any logs...

I'm not sure whether to be upset or proud at this point.

Freaking 10 year olds... ;P

My youngest daughter managed to get herself banned from a Minecraft server a few months ago, and warned on another due to abusive language.  I asked what sparked it (she owned up to it) and this was my initial reaction (not outwardly, but inwardly).

Then I got to thinking, because I perform random checks on each of the kid's systems as part of maintenance and "overwatch", "How the F**K did she manage to hide those servers from me in the first place?" I mean, I am down-right neurotic about log checking and verifying all IPs/sites requested from our network and I didn't see those servers in any logs...

I'm not sure whether to be upset or proud at this point.

Freaking 10 year olds... ;P___

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2015-01-08 07:28:57 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Shared without comment other than "Thanks +James Pakele" :)

___Shared without comment other than "Thanks +James Pakele" :)

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2015-01-07 21:14:38 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Eric Jones for the share! I have been eagerly awaiting this one for a while :)

I'm not a huge Ant-Man fan or anything, but this looks good! I'll probably go see it in the theater. I like teasers better than trailers, since they don't give away nearly as much. We were just talking about Paul Rudd at lunch for an unrelated reason.___Thanks to +Eric Jones for the share! I have been eagerly awaiting this one for a while :)

2015-01-06 18:37:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

And now to commence the night's (short) time of frivolities by spinning up Baldur's Gate 2: Enhance Edition.

Lukan, the level 21 Chaotic Good Elf Thief/Assassin, has a party of miscreants to lead toward glory and profit and those orcs aren't going kill themselves.

And now to commence the night's (short) time of frivolities by spinning up Baldur's Gate 2: Enhance Edition.

Lukan, the level 21 Chaotic Good Elf Thief/Assassin, has a party of miscreants to lead toward glory and profit and those orcs aren't going kill themselves.___

2015-01-05 18:23:49 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Last year I focused on expanding my horizons by diversifying the tools and libraries that I'm comfortable working with in JavaScript.  I also got quite comfortable writing Go code and managed to write some useful things.  I also learned some new ways to look at problems thanks to my colleagues which have helped greatly in my development speed and accuracy.

This year I want to focus on getting at least as comfortable with C as I am with Go and to practice saying "No" to additional projects that other people want me to work on for them (non-work related that is).  I have this problem whereby I feel that it is my responsibility to help people even if I really don't want to, simply because I have at least some of the knowledge and skill that they would need in order to even get their project off of the ground.  Unfortunately, this usually leads to many sleepless nights and tonsof ... more »

Last year I focused on expanding my horizons by diversifying the tools and libraries that I'm comfortable working with in JavaScript.  I also got quite comfortable writing Go code and managed to write some useful things.  I also learned some new ways to look at problems thanks to my colleagues which have helped greatly in my development speed and accuracy.

This year I want to focus on getting at least as comfortable with C as I am with Go and to practice saying "No" to additional projects that other people want me to work on for them (non-work related that is).  I have this problem whereby I feel that it is my responsibility to help people even if I really don't want to, simply because I have at least some of the knowledge and skill that they would need in order to even get their project off of the ground.  Unfortunately, this usually leads to many sleepless nights and tons of additional stress for me.  So, yeah, I'm going to really try to say "No" this year.

I feel like I accomplished my learning goals last year and think I can handle these two goals this year.___

2015-01-05 06:21:19 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

I was asked on the bus this morning by a random Norwegian with whom I was speaking "Do you miss anything about being in the US?"  My response? "Mexican food.  What you guys call 'Mexican food' isn't Mexican food, it's not even the 'Taco Bell' of Mexican food, I'd settle for that."

Of course, their next question was "How do you know? You're not Mexican!"  To which I replied "You're right, I'm just a native Californian."  Their response was priceless: "Okay, I understand now."

Apparently, Californians are infamous.  We're "crazy" for leaving California's weather, but we definitely are known for knowing our Mexican food :)

I was asked on the bus this morning by a random Norwegian with whom I was speaking "Do you miss anything about being in the US?"  My response? "Mexican food.  What you guys call 'Mexican food' isn't Mexican food, it's not even the 'Taco Bell' of Mexican food, I'd settle for that."

Of course, their next question was "How do you know? You're not Mexican!"  To which I replied "You're right, I'm just a native Californian."  Their response was priceless: "Okay, I understand now."

Apparently, Californians are infamous.  We're "crazy" for leaving California's weather, but we definitely are known for knowing our Mexican food :)___

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2015-01-03 14:40:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

[Mind Blowingly Good!]

If you have not seen Predestination and you like movies about time travel, then do yourself a favor and go see this film!  I'm not normally a fan of Ethan Hawke's acting, but in this he was brilliant.  Sarah Snook totally steals the show and the acting chemistry between her and Hawke was an awesome thing to watch.

Some people might find the movie to be on the "hard to keep up with" end of the spectrum (it is a time travel movie after all), but I thought of it more as a puzzle movie.  You're given all of the pieces and the story guides you on how to put them together until the end.  It's important to note that while there is plenty of suspense (mostly psychological), this is not a traditional action movie.  The storytelling is what moves it forward allowing you to focus less on visual stimulation and more on mentalstim... more »

[Mind Blowingly Good!]

If you have not seen Predestination and you like movies about time travel, then do yourself a favor and go see this film!  I'm not normally a fan of Ethan Hawke's acting, but in this he was brilliant.  Sarah Snook totally steals the show and the acting chemistry between her and Hawke was an awesome thing to watch.

Some people might find the movie to be on the "hard to keep up with" end of the spectrum (it is a time travel movie after all), but I thought of it more as a puzzle movie.  You're given all of the pieces and the story guides you on how to put them together until the end.  It's important to note that while there is plenty of suspense (mostly psychological), this is not a traditional action movie.  The storytelling is what moves it forward allowing you to focus less on visual stimulation and more on mental stimulation.  Even after you've "figured it out", this will leave you with plenty of things to talk about after the fact.___

2015-01-02 05:07:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Etter to uker av ferie er jeg klar å komme tilbake til jobb. Nå starter moroa :)

Etter to uker av ferie er jeg klar å komme tilbake til jobb. Nå starter moroa :)___

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2015-01-01 20:25:19 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

This.  Adjust your wardrobes accordingly.

#backtothefuture  ___This.  Adjust your wardrobes accordingly.

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2015-01-01 20:00:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

It's as if Google has forgotten who the hell I am! The third suggestion is a "Windows" group and then there's sports related communities in the list as well? Who let the interns mess with the algorithm?

;P

It's as if Google has forgotten who the hell I am! The third suggestion is a "Windows" group and then there's sports related communities in the list as well? Who let the interns mess with the algorithm?

;P___

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2015-01-01 16:43:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

[Ziggurat]

This game is gorgeous!  So far, the gameplay is very smooth and the environments are absolutely beautiful.  I almost don't want to shoot the evil carrots because they are visual candy (albeit quite dangerous if left to their own devices >.>).  The best part? Native Linux Version!

I really like that levels can be completed in as little as 10 minutes, so if you don't have a ton of time to sit down and binge-game, you can hop in for a quick, satisfying session and walk away happy.  It's like they made this game for people that still want some semblance of a "real life" (whatever that is).

Oh, it's on sale on +Steam, feel free to treat yourself: http://store.steampowered.com/app/308420

Think of it in the same vein as Hexen (http://store.steampowered.com/app/2360/) and Heretic(htt... more »

[Ziggurat]

This game is gorgeous!  So far, the gameplay is very smooth and the environments are absolutely beautiful.  I almost don't want to shoot the evil carrots because they are visual candy (albeit quite dangerous if left to their own devices >.>).  The best part? Native Linux Version!

I really like that levels can be completed in as little as 10 minutes, so if you don't have a ton of time to sit down and binge-game, you can hop in for a quick, satisfying session and walk away happy.  It's like they made this game for people that still want some semblance of a "real life" (whatever that is).

Oh, it's on sale on +Steam, feel free to treat yourself: http://store.steampowered.com/app/308420

Think of it in the same vein as Hexen (http://store.steampowered.com/app/2360/) and Heretic (http://www.giantbomb.com/heretic/3030-10469/), but with better visuals and a different take on leveling (your choices matter!)___

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2015-01-01 14:35:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Here's what last night's New Year's celebration looked like in our neighborhood.  Norwegians know how to reign in the new year!

Here's what last night's New Year's celebration looked like in our neighborhood.  Norwegians know how to reign in the new year!___

2014-12-31 23:15:31 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

GODT NYTTÅR! / HAPPY NEW YEAR!

GODT NYTTÅR! / HAPPY NEW YEAR!___

2014-12-29 00:55:28 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I just took a "test" that's been floating around my wife's timeline on Facebook that supposedly can guess your age based on 6 questions.  I figured it would be funny, I figured wrong.  It guessed "42", I'm 30.  

That's 20 seconds of my life I'll never get back...

I just took a "test" that's been floating around my wife's timeline on Facebook that supposedly can guess your age based on 6 questions.  I figured it would be funny, I figured wrong.  It guessed "42", I'm 30.  

That's 20 seconds of my life I'll never get back...___

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2014-12-28 21:59:42 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

[+Steam Sales]

This is what happens when you take advantage of Steam Sales with more than one gamer in the family.  For reference, Anastasia is playing "Mark of the Ninja" and I was playing "unEpic", both really good games to have in the collection.

EDIT: Thanks to +Samuel Nelson for recommending unEpic, it's a really fun one that doesn't take itself too seriously :)

[+Steam Sales]

This is what happens when you take advantage of Steam Sales with more than one gamer in the family.  For reference, Anastasia is playing "Mark of the Ninja" and I was playing "unEpic", both really good games to have in the collection.

EDIT: Thanks to +Samuel Nelson for recommending unEpic, it's a really fun one that doesn't take itself too seriously :)___

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2014-12-28 11:26:24 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

I would say it's been a great deal longer than 5 years ...

Oh well ;P

I would say it's been a great deal longer than 5 years ...

Oh well ;P___

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2014-12-25 11:59:29 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

+Terence Petersen-Ajbro - See? We got snow too! ;P

+Terence Petersen-Ajbro - See? We got snow too! ;P___

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2014-12-25 11:48:12 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

+Lynea Tomlinson caught me getting imagery of the neighborhood covered in snow.

I need to sort out why, with no wind, it likes to seemingly randomly "jerk" in a random direction, usually when I want to land....

+Lynea Tomlinson caught me getting imagery of the neighborhood covered in snow.

I need to sort out why, with no wind, it likes to seemingly randomly "jerk" in a random direction, usually when I want to land....___

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2014-12-25 11:31:05 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Oh how well my wife knows me :)

Bottle of Cognac, XO, Fins Bois.  Yeah, I'm having a very merry X-mas ;P

Oh how well my wife knows me :)

Bottle of Cognac, XO, Fins Bois.  Yeah, I'm having a very merry X-mas ;P___

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2014-12-25 00:12:14 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

[God Jul!/Happy Holidays!]

The "Frozen North" decided to grace us with a white Christmas after all.  It's been so warm that we've been "lucky" to get hail and some rain, but tonight it finally dipped to 0C.  If I'm lucky, it will all be gone by tomorrow afternoon so I don't have to shovel any off of the walkway and stairs ;P

[God Jul!/Happy Holidays!]

The "Frozen North" decided to grace us with a white Christmas after all.  It's been so warm that we've been "lucky" to get hail and some rain, but tonight it finally dipped to 0C.  If I'm lucky, it will all be gone by tomorrow afternoon so I don't have to shovel any off of the walkway and stairs ;P___

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2014-12-23 15:20:57 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

"Ut på tur, aldri sur."

+Lynea Tomlinson and I took our "anniversary walk" together today, which marks our 13th wedding anniversary and 15 years of being together.  I have literally spent half of my life with her and can't imagine a life without her.  Happy Anniversary Goddess Divine! Here's to many more years to come :)

"Ut på tur, aldri sur."

+Lynea Tomlinson and I took our "anniversary walk" together today, which marks our 13th wedding anniversary and 15 years of being together.  I have literally spent half of my life with her and can't imagine a life without her.  Happy Anniversary Goddess Divine! Here's to many more years to come :)___

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2014-12-23 00:43:28 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

After 12 hours of playing Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut I cannot help but draw parallels between the world in-game and our regular meat-space.  It's like the writers didn't have to look too far for cues on how to write an immersive story and world, they only had to adapt content from "real life".  Racial/Species conflicts are written in a believable way, not like the "forced" ways most game stories portray these types of conflicts, but the way you'd expect people around you to talk about them.  It's not a completely dystopian future, but it's most definitely not the utopia that we've all hoped for at least once in life.

It reminds me a lot of conversations I'd overheard as a kid back in the early 90's.  People talked about how "after the year 2000 we'll have <insert something cool here>", but the picturepeo... more »

After 12 hours of playing Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut I cannot help but draw parallels between the world in-game and our regular meat-space.  It's like the writers didn't have to look too far for cues on how to write an immersive story and world, they only had to adapt content from "real life".  Racial/Species conflicts are written in a believable way, not like the "forced" ways most game stories portray these types of conflicts, but the way you'd expect people around you to talk about them.  It's not a completely dystopian future, but it's most definitely not the utopia that we've all hoped for at least once in life.

It reminds me a lot of conversations I'd overheard as a kid back in the early 90's.  People talked about how "after the year 2000 we'll have <insert something cool here>", but the picture people had in their heads when talking about those things is vastly different from what we have today.  The game world is not too far removed from our current path.  Sure, there's plenty of fantasy (I don't see many mages walking around out here, do you?), but the environments aren't so different.  The tech progression in 2054 (in-game timeline) isn't so far ahead that you couldn't imagine someone showcasing it at a tech conference in 2015, albeit an initial version.

Anywho, if you were wondering whether or not this game is worth it, it is.  It's not every day that I get to play a game that makes me consider "real-life" parallels to a game world and seriously contemplate replacing some of my common lingo with conversational terms from the game's dialects.___

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2014-12-22 16:35:41 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Two days and nights of downloading, so freaking worth it!

For those wondering: Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut

There's a Steam sale going on y'know ;P

Two days and nights of downloading, so freaking worth it!

For those wondering: Shadowrun: Dragonfall - Director's Cut

There's a Steam sale going on y'know ;P___

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2014-12-21 20:59:38 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

[This is irritating...]

For the last two days I have been trying to download this game.  I've tried setting my download region, bumping priority on port traffic via QoS rules, shutting off QoS rules completely, and many other things in vain.  Speedtest gels with what my provider charges me for connection speeds and unlike when I was in the US, I don't have to worry about being throttled for high data usage.  Typically I see speeds upward of 2MB/s (16mbps [I have a 35/35mbps connection, but Steam never seems to break into the rest of the available stream]) but in the last two days I've been seeing no higher than 120KB/s.

Performance on other sites, like YouTube, Dropbox, etc is on par with what I'm used to getting out of my connection, only Steam is behaving this way.  You'd think there was a Winter Sale and over 7 million users connected to all of theirser... more »

[This is irritating...]

For the last two days I have been trying to download this game.  I've tried setting my download region, bumping priority on port traffic via QoS rules, shutting off QoS rules completely, and many other things in vain.  Speedtest gels with what my provider charges me for connection speeds and unlike when I was in the US, I don't have to worry about being throttled for high data usage.  Typically I see speeds upward of 2MB/s (16mbps [I have a 35/35mbps connection, but Steam never seems to break into the rest of the available stream]) but in the last two days I've been seeing no higher than 120KB/s.

Performance on other sites, like YouTube, Dropbox, etc is on par with what I'm used to getting out of my connection, only Steam is behaving this way.  You'd think there was a Winter Sale and over 7 million users connected to all of their servers right now! Oh, wait...

+Steam I cordially invite you to scale up your infrastructure again.  Nobody will mind, really.  By the way, the Rogaland area would really appreciate a server bump :)___

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2014-12-21 16:31:35 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

We went Ice-skating today :)

Lahna and Anastasia are still getting the hang of it, +Lynea Tomlinson already knows that all she has to do is stand there and look great :)

We went Ice-skating today :)

Lahna and Anastasia are still getting the hang of it, +Lynea Tomlinson already knows that all she has to do is stand there and look great :)___

2014-12-18 13:51:28 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The experiment is officially over.  I get 300% more spam messages by having my wife in my profile picture with me than if I have only myself in the picture.

The experiment is officially over.  I get 300% more spam messages by having my wife in my profile picture with me than if I have only myself in the picture.___

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