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Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan)

Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan) 

Sith, Linux Lover, Programmer, Freedom Fighter, Husband, Father. Not in that order.

Occupation: Founder and CEO at Silent Software LLC (Silent Software, LLC.)

Location: Anaheim, California

Birthday: 03/06/1984

Followers: 7,410

Following: 902

Views: 2,945,339

Cream of the Crop: 11/24/2013

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Most comments: 42

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2016-04-05 14:17:53 (42 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Nerds, geeks, gamers... this may be one of the toughest things you read today. Men, I ask that you stand with me and if you  EVER see any behavior like what the gal in this article outlines, you call out the offender right there on the spot. Pardon my French but I defy some dipshit to try any of that in my presence!

From the post:
"In every discussion of online harassment you will find men telling women to call the police. What you don’t hear is the police telling women to stay away from gaming communities for their own safety. What would gamers say if they knew that police told women to avoid game stores the same way they avoid frat houses?

“Why is this so important to you, anyway?” The officer is blunt, but I appreciate it.

“It’s my hobby. I love it. I’ve been doing this for twenty years.”

Her response cuts me to my core, “Findanother hobby or... more »

Most reshares: 6

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2016-03-31 12:36:54 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Haha

Most plusones: 29

2016-02-15 18:58:06 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

It's finally sunk in: I will have been married to +Lynea Tomlinson for 15 years as of 23 December 2016.

I knew the math, I understood the numbers, but the meaning behind it finally hit. I have literally spent more than half of my life with her.

Cognac is a wonderful drink. :)

Latest 50 posts

2016-05-04 12:10:31 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

Just waiting for the plane to be ready for boarding. I'll be back home in California in about 15 hours :)

Just waiting for the plane to be ready for boarding. I'll be back home in California in about 15 hours :)___

2016-05-04 08:17:45 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

15 minutes total time to check-in 3 over-sized bags and get through security, even after setting off all of the metal detectors. That has to be some kind of record o.0

Now it's just a matter of playing the waiting game. When +Lynea Tomlinson wakes up I'll be on the last half of my flight and should be home in time for dinner :)

15 minutes total time to check-in 3 over-sized bags and get through security, even after setting off all of the metal detectors. That has to be some kind of record o.0

Now it's just a matter of playing the waiting game. When +Lynea Tomlinson wakes up I'll be on the last half of my flight and should be home in time for dinner :)___

2016-05-04 05:57:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Getting ready to head to the airport!

Getting ready to head to the airport!___

2016-05-03 18:35:32 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s)Open 

Well, I'm all packed up and ready to go. All that's left is to get a good night's sleep and to hop on the plane in the morning :)

Once I land it's smooches for +Lynea Tomlinson and a trip to Los Alazanes in Anaheim for some Chilerellano burritos :D

Well, I'm all packed up and ready to go. All that's left is to get a good night's sleep and to hop on the plane in the morning :)

Once I land it's smooches for +Lynea Tomlinson and a trip to Los Alazanes in Anaheim for some Chilerellano burritos :D___

2016-05-02 20:37:43 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

2 more sleeps and I'm in California with +Lynea Tomlinson \o/

2 more sleeps and I'm in California with +Lynea Tomlinson \o/___

2016-04-23 15:24:46 (7 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

[Update]

I'm leaving Norway and flying back to my family in California May 4th.

That is all :)

[Update]

I'm leaving Norway and flying back to my family in California May 4th.

That is all :)___

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2016-04-21 17:45:23 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

We've all lost one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived.

Ladies and gentlemen....

PRINCE IS DEAD AT THE AGE OF 57.

#RIPPRINCE  

http://www.foxla.com/news/128529797-story___We've all lost one of the greatest musicians to have ever lived.

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2016-04-19 15:49:06 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Cthulhu leveled up :)

Cthulhu leveled up :)___

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2016-04-16 15:26:16 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

My daughter has been using this app for a while and last night I decided to give it a shot. So far we've made a few little videos together (despite being in different countries) and it's been a blast.

This is quickly going to become the "go to" app for parties if it hasn't already :)

My daughter has been using this app for a while and last night I decided to give it a shot. So far we've made a few little videos together (despite being in different countries) and it's been a blast.

This is quickly going to become the "go to" app for parties if it hasn't already :)___

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2016-04-15 19:20:26 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Here's my response to the case going on between "Spirit" for their song "Taurus" and "Led Zeppelin" for their song "Stairway to Heaven".

Go ahead and try every single artist that ever used that chord progression. Just try it.

Here's my response to the case going on between "Spirit" for their song "Taurus" and "Led Zeppelin" for their song "Stairway to Heaven".

Go ahead and try every single artist that ever used that chord progression. Just try it.___

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2016-04-13 14:20:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

YEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!11!!!1!

___YEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!11!!!1!

2016-04-13 14:07:52 (0 comments; 1 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

In a move to promote safe browsing, ALL Peppermint web sites are now SSL encrypted. If you own or Admin web sites we encourage you to do the same with Let's Encrypt the Free, Automated and Open SSL Certificate Authority.

In a move to promote safe browsing, ALL Peppermint web sites are now SSL encrypted. If you own or Admin web sites we encourage you to do the same with Let's Encrypt the Free, Automated and Open SSL Certificate Authority.___

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2016-04-10 16:39:56 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

This might just be my new favorite game :)

This might just be my new favorite game :)___

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2016-04-10 08:58:23 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

My next tattoo :)

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.

My next tattoo :)

Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I gain victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
The Force shall free me.___

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2016-04-05 14:17:53 (42 comments; 1 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

This was definitely hard to read. Games are supposed to be fun for all involved. ALL involved, not some select few, not some "special class" of gamer. ALL. It's sickening to read/hear about people being mistreated during activities which are supposed to be building communities and making people feel good.

Gamers of all stripes shouldn't need to resort to bringing a posse of security to make sure people keep their hands and other body parts to themselves. If your gaming community is only safe for one group, then it's not safe and it's most definitely not a gaming community worth being a part of.

Thanks to +Tshaka Armstrong for sharing, hopefully more people step up to try and keep their gaming groups safe and fun for everyone.

Nerds, geeks, gamers... this may be one of the toughest things you read today. Men, I ask that you stand with me and if you  EVER see any behavior like what the gal in this article outlines, you call out the offender right there on the spot. Pardon my French but I defy some dipshit to try any of that in my presence!

From the post:
"In every discussion of online harassment you will find men telling women to call the police. What you don’t hear is the police telling women to stay away from gaming communities for their own safety. What would gamers say if they knew that police told women to avoid game stores the same way they avoid frat houses?

“Why is this so important to you, anyway?” The officer is blunt, but I appreciate it.

“It’s my hobby. I love it. I’ve been doing this for twenty years.”

Her response cuts me to my core, “Find another hobby or you’re going to die.”___This was definitely hard to read. Games are supposed to be fun for all involved. ALL involved, not some select few, not some "special class" of gamer. ALL. It's sickening to read/hear about people being mistreated during activities which are supposed to be building communities and making people feel good.

Gamers of all stripes shouldn't need to resort to bringing a posse of security to make sure people keep their hands and other body parts to themselves. If your gaming community is only safe for one group, then it's not safe and it's most definitely not a gaming community worth being a part of.

Thanks to +Tshaka Armstrong for sharing, hopefully more people step up to try and keep their gaming groups safe and fun for everyone.

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2016-04-02 13:09:33 (8 comments; 0 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

I'm just going to leave this here.


h/t +Rich Gillin 

___I'm just going to leave this here.


h/t +Rich Gillin 

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2016-03-31 12:36:54 (0 comments; 6 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Education empowers a wider range of humor :)

Haha___Education empowers a wider range of humor :)

2016-03-25 21:27:04 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s)Open 

[Batman vs Superman: No spoilers]

Yesterday I was able to get to the theater to see Batman vs Superman and it took me about a day to process it. When I left the theater I didn't regret having seen the movie, but I was definitely disappointed. Here's why:

1. It felt like several TV shows taken at once: This was "Batman Reboot: HBO edition", "Man of Steel 2: High-end Netflix edition", "Where is Wonder Woman?",  and "Cinema Sins Trailers: Justice League intros".

2. Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor was not given the screen time to really show those chops: I actually was on my way to being impressed with this Lex Luthor portrayal, about 5 more minutes of his dialog would have sealed the deal, but really, you don't see much more of him than you see in the trailers. That's sad considering his plans and their execution... more »

[Batman vs Superman: No spoilers]

Yesterday I was able to get to the theater to see Batman vs Superman and it took me about a day to process it. When I left the theater I didn't regret having seen the movie, but I was definitely disappointed. Here's why:

1. It felt like several TV shows taken at once: This was "Batman Reboot: HBO edition", "Man of Steel 2: High-end Netflix edition", "Where is Wonder Woman?",  and "Cinema Sins Trailers: Justice League intros".

2. Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor was not given the screen time to really show those chops: I actually was on my way to being impressed with this Lex Luthor portrayal, about 5 more minutes of his dialog would have sealed the deal, but really, you don't see much more of him than you see in the trailers. That's sad considering his plans and their execution were really good, but then it's like the heroes completely missed anything he did save for two points in the movie. I've said it once, I'll say it again, heroes are only interesting if their villains are interesting. Lex Luthor is one of the most interesting DC villains, he should have had more of the center stage.

3. Wonder Woman: Same issues here as with Lex Luthor, except to the extreme. In fact, you could have scrubbed her from the movie completely and not lost anything except needing to use another character to take up the 3 minutes she did on the shoe-horned JL intro. What I did see of Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman was good, but save for her use as the CGI model, there wasn't any substance there because they didn't give her the screen time.

4. The key to ending the fight between Batman and Superman: There was this scene which could have been much better if less lighting effects were used that revealed a key point. It was completely ignored and instead there was a really ham-fisted approach used to getting Batman and Superman to team up which came out of left field.

5. Doomsday's origin. What a waste of yet another awesome villain. I can't say more without spoiling it, so I'll just leave it at that.

Okay, so there are a lot more things that were disappointing, but I can't really get into them without spoilers, so I'll end on what I thought went well.

1. Ben Affleck has sold me on his portrayal of Batman: Holy crap he was awesome! Not only did Ben sell me on the fact that Batman is older and more jaded (and he didn't need a cane to do it), he managed to include that bad-ass attitude that I absolutely loved in "The Dark Knight Returns". Batman is angry, his methods are more extreme, and he's consuming Bruce Wayne. Well before the end of the movie I was a fan and thinking "This is the Batman I've been waiting for in live action!"

2. Jeremy Irons as Alfred is awesome! I got the feeling that he was more of a former body-guard turned dedicated friend rather than butler turned father figure. The banter between Irons and Affleck appeared to be natural which sparked an instant connection that I cared about. There's a particularly well done scene between the two which shows just how much Bruce Wayne respects Alfred, it would not have worked if Alfred were "just a butler" or even a father figure. I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this character now.

3. Lex Luthor: I grew up watching Gene Hackman's Lex Luthor and of course reading the comic books. Gene Hackman's Lex was campy, comedic, confident, brilliant, but ultimately limited in how ruthless he could be (probably because of ratings). The comics show Lex Luthor to be every bit as ruthless as you'd expect for a human villain to stand up to a god-like hero and instill fear into him while doing it. Jesse Eisenberg's Lex is a mix of the two. He is both menacing and comedic. His quirky speech-pattern that we see in the trailers is about as "light-hearted" as it gets, Lex is menacing in a "kill-em with kindness" sort of way. It's the content of his dialogue that is menacing, not so much how he says it, but there are times where how he says it lets you know immediately "You're fucked!" Hopefully he gets more screen time in later movies, because he definitely deserves more screen time to prove himself.

4. The struggle is real: Henry Cavill got a chance to show some depth to his character. He showed us a god struggling with what it means to be human and vice versa. My wife always says "It's easy going up, it's hard going down", Cavill delivered that sentiment in a big way.  You could tell that mentally, Superman was just trying to survive because while he might be bullet-proof and able to fly, he's still just a person with feelings and is just as prone to mental trauma as the rest of us.

5. The fight scenes between Batman and Superman, as well as with Batman and a group of people were really well done. For everything that wasn't a CGI-fest, that choreographer should be commended.

I do recommend that, despite the disappointing parts, you see the movie. It's a good experience. It doesn't live up to all of the hype, but that doesn't make it bad, just mediocre compared to the expectations.___

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2016-03-23 15:46:35 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

When Google Hangouts goes bad...

When Google Hangouts goes bad...___

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2016-03-19 12:38:44 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Song of the day :)

Song of the day :)___

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2016-03-19 12:06:50 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

There's too much depth of content here for me to distill it down to a consumable blurb.

Read, reflect, learn, appreciate.

+Matthew Graybosch you, sir, are awesome!

There's too much depth of content here for me to distill it down to a consumable blurb.

Read, reflect, learn, appreciate.

+Matthew Graybosch you, sir, are awesome!___

2016-03-18 17:47:18 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

The good news: This Lavabox kicks ass and hits the lungs like a fucking semi!

The bad news: The Escribe software can't read USB via a default Wine installation, so I'll either have to figure out why Wine doesn't have access to USB devices, or run Windows in VirtualBox. Sorry +Peppermint users, I'll keep trying.

The good news: This Lavabox kicks ass and hits the lungs like a fucking semi!

The bad news: The Escribe software can't read USB via a default Wine installation, so I'll either have to figure out why Wine doesn't have access to USB devices, or run Windows in VirtualBox. Sorry +Peppermint users, I'll keep trying.___

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2016-03-18 16:22:20 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

Just got the notification from +Bring that my LavaBox DNA200 from +Volcanoecigs is on the truck for delivery. Now to see if I can get the software for it to run in Wine on +Peppermint :)

Just got the notification from +Bring that my LavaBox DNA200 from +Volcanoecigs is on the truck for delivery. Now to see if I can get the software for it to run in Wine on +Peppermint :)___

2016-03-12 04:31:34 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

I'm so excited despite being utterly exhausted, that I don't know if I'll be able to go to sleep. I got to meet my cousins on the Tomlinson side online. I didn't know I had cousins on that side of the family, much less that we had actually met at least once when I was just a little kid, there are even pictures! I also got to meet my aunt. I spent so many years thinking that the Tomlinsons in my family stopped at my dad, grandfather, and an aunt that passed away after only a few phone conversations that this was a really welcome event!

Now, not only do I have my dad, grandfather, and two brothers, but also an aunt, four cousins, and seven second cousins! What's more, they're all in California and Arizona, so visits after I get stateside in June won't be difficult at all.

Here's a really cool part to all of this: almost all of them speak Spanish too! I... more »

I'm so excited despite being utterly exhausted, that I don't know if I'll be able to go to sleep. I got to meet my cousins on the Tomlinson side online. I didn't know I had cousins on that side of the family, much less that we had actually met at least once when I was just a little kid, there are even pictures! I also got to meet my aunt. I spent so many years thinking that the Tomlinsons in my family stopped at my dad, grandfather, and an aunt that passed away after only a few phone conversations that this was a really welcome event!

Now, not only do I have my dad, grandfather, and two brothers, but also an aunt, four cousins, and seven second cousins! What's more, they're all in California and Arizona, so visits after I get stateside in June won't be difficult at all.

Here's a really cool part to all of this: almost all of them speak Spanish too! I learned Spanish because my mom was born in Argentina and that's what her side of the family spoke while I was growing up. Since I was raised primarily on her side of the family, that's the side I know the most about. My cousins speak Spanish because their father (my aunt's husband) is Mexican and kept his side of the family close. They actually knew that me and my brothers existed because my aunt made sure to remind them of their uncle (my dad) and his kids.

Needless to say, it's been an eventful late night/early morning for me :) ___

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2016-03-11 19:16:22 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Taking one from +Ikey Doherty 's playbook. This is the song of the day. :)

Taking one from +Ikey Doherty 's playbook. This is the song of the day. :)___

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2016-03-11 14:23:23 (3 comments; 1 reshares; 1 +1s)Open 

It's 2016 people, can we please just put Flash to death already?

If you're using Flash, please upgrade your system(s). 23 more security vulnerabilities are being exploited by hackers. This is affecting Windows, OSX and Linux systems. Kicking Flash into touch is really waaaaaaay overdue. HTML5 is the way forward. Kill Flash once and for all!!
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/10/adobe_flash_march_updates/___It's 2016 people, can we please just put Flash to death already?

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2016-03-04 14:31:33 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

See +Lynea Tomlinson? I'm not totally helpless! Even the fish are happy with my work :)

#PreBDayPartyCleaning  

See +Lynea Tomlinson? I'm not totally helpless! Even the fish are happy with my work :)

#PreBDayPartyCleaning  ___

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2016-03-03 15:41:39 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

+Lynea Tomlinson needs this in her life!

When you realise, that this isn't actually CGI, rather it's real-world technology powered by the Intel Edison,well, I daresay you'll get a shock :)

The Hunger Games has got nothing on this :)___+Lynea Tomlinson needs this in her life!

2016-03-03 15:16:25 (19 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s)Open 

[The rumors are true]

Some of you may have noted that I was outed as moving back to California after 3 years of living and working abroad in Norway. Well, it's true. Here's the gist of what's happening:

1. The wife and kids are already living in Anaheim, waiting for me to get things sorted out here so that I can get home to them.

2. I'm starting my own software company (an LLC) with a trusted friend, business partner, and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Skinner (+Fawnlake1).

3. My company is being hired by my current employer to startup, manage operations, and develop for the soon-to-be US arm of my current employer's company (at which point the employer/employee relationship ends and the customer/contractor relationship begins).

3.a. That means I'll be operating and managing two companies at once, one of which I (co-)own!... more »

[The rumors are true]

Some of you may have noted that I was outed as moving back to California after 3 years of living and working abroad in Norway. Well, it's true. Here's the gist of what's happening:

1. The wife and kids are already living in Anaheim, waiting for me to get things sorted out here so that I can get home to them.

2. I'm starting my own software company (an LLC) with a trusted friend, business partner, and serial entrepreneur, Jeff Skinner (+Fawnlake1).

3. My company is being hired by my current employer to startup, manage operations, and develop for the soon-to-be US arm of my current employer's company (at which point the employer/employee relationship ends and the customer/contractor relationship begins).

3.a. That means I'll be operating and managing two companies at once, one of which I (co-)own!

4. I'll be heading out to California in June at which point I'll take a couple of weeks of vacation so as to get situated at home before starting work again.

5. I haven't mentioned the name of the company or precisely what within the generic term "software" we'll be doing because I'm waiting on the state of California to send back all of the required certificates first. If it isn't in writing with a state seal, it's not real!

To answer some of the questions that will undoubtedly come up:

1. Yes, I've thought this through. I've been thinking about and studying how to go about running companies ever since my mom mentioned the concept to me when I was a little kid still struggling to remember how to untar source archives.

2. Yes, Jeff and I have talked about everything and trust each other to do the right thing so that the company can work. We both have the same goals with regard to running a business and we both very much agree on how to go about achieving those goals.

3. Yes, my boss agreed to this. I won't go reciting international tax codes, but suffice it to say that everybody saves and makes money under this arrangement as opposed to being an employee of a foreign company (long-term) living in the US. California has an excellent corporate tax rate and a bureaucracy that I can easily navigate, which helps quite a bit with day to day operating costs versus the alternative of being double-taxed by two countries (for me and my boss). This works for all involved.

4. No, I'm not ready to go hiring people at this point. The second I am ready to do so, the relevant people will be contacted and if more people are needed, I'll be loud about it.

5. Yes, my wife is totally okay with this. One of her dreams is to see me realize my own dream, especially when it could finance her other dreams :)

6. We chose California because we have family there, I have lots of connections, and we don't have to feel depressed about living close to the beach but being unable to go because it's freaking raining, snowing, hailing, or otherwise too cold all of the time (even in the "summer"!!!). Me and my family are California natives, we require a coastline and an ocean in which we can actually swim and surf.

So, yeah, that's the gist. More details will be coming as it gets closer to June. Until then, I have tons of work to do, starting with getting this logo looking the way I want it to.

:)___

2016-03-02 19:40:03 (9 comments; 0 reshares; 11 +1s)Open 

Wow, my company's registration in California isn't even final yet and I'm already getting "new business" spam. I guess that's a good sign? :)

Wow, my company's registration in California isn't even final yet and I'm already getting "new business" spam. I guess that's a good sign? :)___

2016-02-26 20:58:02 (5 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s)Open 

Three conversations in three different languages simultaneously o.0

I'm probably butchering the grammar of at least one of those, but things are being understood well enough :P

Three conversations in three different languages simultaneously o.0

I'm probably butchering the grammar of at least one of those, but things are being understood well enough :P___

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2016-02-20 16:00:44 (16 comments; 3 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

[I Highly Recommend This]

I've been using the +Vivaldi Browser for a few months and am very impressed, so much so that in all of that time, I've neglected to open Chrome at all.

There are lots of features to mention, but that's what their website is for, so I won't go rehashing it all here. Suffice it to say that it's worth taking a look at. There are of course some integration features that the team hasn't been able to implement yet (such as email), but those things are on the roadmap and the team has been very open about their progress and how they are prioritizing work.

[I Highly Recommend This]

I've been using the +Vivaldi Browser for a few months and am very impressed, so much so that in all of that time, I've neglected to open Chrome at all.

There are lots of features to mention, but that's what their website is for, so I won't go rehashing it all here. Suffice it to say that it's worth taking a look at. There are of course some integration features that the team hasn't been able to implement yet (such as email), but those things are on the roadmap and the team has been very open about their progress and how they are prioritizing work.___

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2016-02-20 13:13:37 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 13 +1s)Open 

Four years and one day ago me and +Lynea Tomlinson took the kids out for a drive and ended up having a mini-vacation.

We need to do that again sometime :)


Four years and one day ago me and +Lynea Tomlinson took the kids out for a drive and ended up having a mini-vacation.

We need to do that again sometime :)
___

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2016-02-20 13:01:45 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Ooohh this looks like fun :)

Now you can detect objects in your images the same way +Google Photos does. Learn how to get started with Cloud Vision API: http://goo.gl/iePJsA___Ooohh this looks like fun :)

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2016-02-19 20:13:56 (0 comments; 2 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

Ever get bored and don't know what to do? Ever get that strange feeling like you want to make some kind of a meaningful impact? Do you know more than one language? Well, join the translate community and help out!

Ever get bored and don't know what to do? Ever get that strange feeling like you want to make some kind of a meaningful impact? Do you know more than one language? Well, join the translate community and help out!___

2016-02-15 18:58:06 (13 comments; 0 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

It's finally sunk in: I will have been married to +Lynea Tomlinson for 15 years as of 23 December 2016.

I knew the math, I understood the numbers, but the meaning behind it finally hit. I have literally spent more than half of my life with her.

Cognac is a wonderful drink. :)

It's finally sunk in: I will have been married to +Lynea Tomlinson for 15 years as of 23 December 2016.

I knew the math, I understood the numbers, but the meaning behind it finally hit. I have literally spent more than half of my life with her.

Cognac is a wonderful drink. :)___

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2016-02-06 17:46:14 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

3 years ago I was exploring Stavanger, then I drank things. Google reminded me therefore it must be shareworthy. ;P

3 years ago I was exploring Stavanger, then I drank things. Google reminded me therefore it must be shareworthy. ;P___

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2016-01-29 14:54:10 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

Google Play Music really needs to get the studio / non-live album version of this song in their repository. How on earth do people willingly put up with live albums? All the clapping and people commenting? That doesn't bother them?

Google Play Music really needs to get the studio / non-live album version of this song in their repository. How on earth do people willingly put up with live albums? All the clapping and people commenting? That doesn't bother them?___

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2016-01-28 21:55:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s)Open 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Bravo!___HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

2016-01-27 16:09:17 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

One thing about recently becoming the "go-to-guy" for all things Android development at the office: I'm put in situations where I must learn different things that I may not have thought to learn if left to my own devices.

:)

One thing about recently becoming the "go-to-guy" for all things Android development at the office: I'm put in situations where I must learn different things that I may not have thought to learn if left to my own devices.

:)___

2016-01-26 05:55:16 (4 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Regarding my last post: here's that link I mentioned :)

Again, don't expect much. It's just a simple thing.

Regarding my last post: here's that link I mentioned :)

Again, don't expect much. It's just a simple thing.___

2016-01-25 21:18:55 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s)Open 

For the last two work days I've been writing an Android application to demo for a client. Naturally, that got me in the swing of things with regard to Android development and I remembered how my very first Android app hasn't seen any love in a long time. In fact, it was such a long time ago that I I went through two computer changes and lost my old Apk signing key!

I decided to start from scratch and after a couple of hours have a completely new version of Art of War Quotes for Android. The old code repos have been flushed (both were in a broken state anyways) and a new one that I can actually maintain has been created.

Notable differences for this version (which is still waiting on Google's servers to update):

1. The book is no longer stored locally and then split into an array at load time. It now uses my server's JSON endpoint to get quotes.
2. It... more »

For the last two work days I've been writing an Android application to demo for a client. Naturally, that got me in the swing of things with regard to Android development and I remembered how my very first Android app hasn't seen any love in a long time. In fact, it was such a long time ago that I I went through two computer changes and lost my old Apk signing key!

I decided to start from scratch and after a couple of hours have a completely new version of Art of War Quotes for Android. The old code repos have been flushed (both were in a broken state anyways) and a new one that I can actually maintain has been created.

Notable differences for this version (which is still waiting on Google's servers to update):

1. The book is no longer stored locally and then split into an array at load time. It now uses my server's JSON endpoint to get quotes.
2. It uses Google's latest Material UI elements.
3. No more "Toast" messages, there's an actual dialog now :P

Yeah, not much when you think about it, but really, what do you expect from an app that is meant to present random quotes from a book? If it weren't dead-simple, it would be trying to do too much :)

Once Google Play's servers are updated, I'll post a link.

NOTE: The old version on Google Play is deprecated and won't be maintained anymore. Maybe it will become a collector's item? :P___

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2016-01-24 18:47:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s)Open 

Still a better love story than Twilight.

Still a better love story than Twilight.___

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2016-01-21 18:16:20 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 6 +1s)Open 

When I find that Rust has something that put a stop to the completion of a project started in another language...

Now to see if it can handle that one other case that the project needs.

(I'm intentionally being vague, deal with it) :P

When I find that Rust has something that put a stop to the completion of a project started in another language...

Now to see if it can handle that one other case that the project needs.

(I'm intentionally being vague, deal with it) :P___

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2016-01-20 19:35:02 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s)Open 

Some Rust-y things.

Some Rust-y things.___

2016-01-20 19:24:27 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s)Open 

+Ikey D went and mentioned that he preferred Rust to Go. As a Gopher, I had to check out what the hell could cause him to spew such insanity.

After a few exercises with the Programming Rust docs, I have emerged. Enlightened.

Does this mean that I think Rust > Go and am gonna go all fanboy on it? Nope, but I do see where Rust would be the better tool for a particular set of jobs compared to Go.

I will say this: Go has (a lot) less syntax, but Rust's tools are more a joy to use. Since I've been fighting with tooling for the last few weeks on various projects (not just with Go, but with C# and others as well), it's both a notable and welcome reprieve.

There goes +Ikey D, startin' shit again... :P

+Ikey D went and mentioned that he preferred Rust to Go. As a Gopher, I had to check out what the hell could cause him to spew such insanity.

After a few exercises with the Programming Rust docs, I have emerged. Enlightened.

Does this mean that I think Rust > Go and am gonna go all fanboy on it? Nope, but I do see where Rust would be the better tool for a particular set of jobs compared to Go.

I will say this: Go has (a lot) less syntax, but Rust's tools are more a joy to use. Since I've been fighting with tooling for the last few weeks on various projects (not just with Go, but with C# and others as well), it's both a notable and welcome reprieve.

There goes +Ikey D, startin' shit again... :P___

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