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Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan) has been shared in 82 public circles

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Jessica Sparks0 I have been in a couple circles and wanted to return the favor.  These are awesome people made up of my hippie, artsy friends and hippie artsy people I want to know. And some just good people to follow that always have interesting posts.  Enjoy!Peace & Love ____________________#GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #LGBT #LGBTcircle #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #ci2015-04-13 00:00:25490012
love Art1,481shared circle2015-03-24 12:08:12467000
Jessica Sparks0My favorite Circle of LGBT and LGBT allies. These are active, fun people you'll enjoy following. Just leave a comment if you want to be included in the next share Just wanted to show some appreciation for the people I enjoy following most XO #bosmol #BosmolCircle   #GrowthCIrcle     #GooglePlus   #CircleShare   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #circleoftheday   #google   #circle #circles #publiccircle #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles   #sharedcircle #AddCircle #FindCircles #addcircle   #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing   #publiccircle   #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles   #circlesharing   2015-03-21 21:10:05494102
Jessica Sparks0My favorite Circle of LGBT and LGBT allies. If you're reading this you are in the circle. These are active, fun people you'll enjoy following. I also have a circle of LGBT pages and resources This one is all people. Thanks for being you! XO 2015-03-21 21:03:23497214
Harry Day15,832If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #geographical #theorist #of #the #empire #was #actually #a #former #Swedish #prisonerofwar #taken #at #the #Battle #of #Polt #signed #to #Tobolsk #where #he #associated #with #Peter's #Siberian #official #Vasily #Tatishchev #and #was #allowed #freedom #to #conduct 2015-03-14 12:29:14455101021
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 10:52:53486372038
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 05:01:234604213
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440234
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 11:00:124583412
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 09:53:094943111
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 13:21:56296262855
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 14:26:393318314
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 20:29:3641813514
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:253741139
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 15:30:5749025526
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
CircleHub29,523Programming 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 11:07:17315202033
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 06:04:5350010123
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

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Guess who's got an interview next week with Red Hat.

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[Things my daughters write]

Sometimes you just have to list what it is you're actually looking for, or think you're looking for at least.  I think this kid is on the right track.

I think my favorite part of this is "No disorders (Small amount is ok)".  I guess she figures that a certain amount of "crazy" is tolerable :P

[Things my daughters write]

Sometimes you just have to list what it is you're actually looking for, or think you're looking for at least.  I think this kid is on the right track.

I think my favorite part of this is "No disorders (Small amount is ok)".  I guess she figures that a certain amount of "crazy" is tolerable :P___

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1. Basic app outline.  Check
2. MongoDB driver documentation. Check
3. Blaring some metal through my headphones. Check

This (long) weekend is shaping up nicely :)

Now to get back to implementing some business logic!

*Dives back into his cave*

1. Basic app outline.  Check
2. MongoDB driver documentation. Check
3. Blaring some metal through my headphones. Check

This (long) weekend is shaping up nicely :)

Now to get back to implementing some business logic!

*Dives back into his cave*___

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2015-05-22 13:30:49 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Not the cleanest of Android home screens, bit it works for me. :)

Not the cleanest of Android home screens, bit it works for me. :)___

2015-05-20 17:25:19 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

Guess who's got an interview next week with Red Hat.

That's right, this guy!

*Happy dance commences*

Guess who's got an interview next week with Red Hat.

That's right, this guy!

*Happy dance commences*___

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2015-05-19 19:58:20 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

[Interesting...]

I never hoped for my children to get married, I have and always will hope that they will find happiness.  Whether or not that involves one or more life-partners remains to be seen.  The important thing is that they are happy.

In my opinion, Marriage is the equivalent of "Legacy code", it's been valuable for a long time, we've setup systems around it, but ultimately, it will be replaced by something else that allows for faster iteration and further evolution of the underlying premise.

Note: I had no idea that 31 year olds were considered "Millennials", but the author of the article seems to think so.  Did someone re-define that generational moniker without telling me?

Why parents should stop hoping their kids will get married

___[Interesting...]

I never hoped for my children to get married, I have and always will hope that they will find happiness.  Whether or not that involves one or more life-partners remains to be seen.  The important thing is that they are happy.

In my opinion, Marriage is the equivalent of "Legacy code", it's been valuable for a long time, we've setup systems around it, but ultimately, it will be replaced by something else that allows for faster iteration and further evolution of the underlying premise.

Note: I had no idea that 31 year olds were considered "Millennials", but the author of the article seems to think so.  Did someone re-define that generational moniker without telling me?

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2015-05-18 15:38:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm really impressed with this game so far.  It's not nearly as complex as Dota 2 (an excellent game by the way) but as far as I can tell, it doesn't suffer from a toxic community environment.  That may just be because it is by no means anywhere near the "e-sports level" of engagement, doesn't have that large of a player-base, and is still in "Early Access."

Still, the art and characters are fun(ny), there are a lot of quality of life improvements over more notable games in the genre, and let's face it, the learning curve is a ton smaller.  It let's a casual player get a glimpse into the genre without a high barrier to entry and a seasoned player relax and remind themselves why they like the genre in the first place.

Also, "Free to play" (not "Pay to win") and Linux support are huge plusses :)

I'm really impressed with this game so far.  It's not nearly as complex as Dota 2 (an excellent game by the way) but as far as I can tell, it doesn't suffer from a toxic community environment.  That may just be because it is by no means anywhere near the "e-sports level" of engagement, doesn't have that large of a player-base, and is still in "Early Access."

Still, the art and characters are fun(ny), there are a lot of quality of life improvements over more notable games in the genre, and let's face it, the learning curve is a ton smaller.  It let's a casual player get a glimpse into the genre without a high barrier to entry and a seasoned player relax and remind themselves why they like the genre in the first place.

Also, "Free to play" (not "Pay to win") and Linux support are huge plusses :)___

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2015-05-15 21:33:56 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Not gonna lie, I'm kinda irritated that there's no Linux version ready yet and all we've got to go on is that there will be some sort of announcement at E3.

How much longer can we wait on Larian to fulfill their promise? Apparently until near the end of the year...

Not gonna lie, I'm kinda irritated that there's no Linux version ready yet and all we've got to go on is that there will be some sort of announcement at E3.

How much longer can we wait on Larian to fulfill their promise? Apparently until near the end of the year...___

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2015-05-14 19:31:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

It's been about a week since me and +Lynea Tomlinson took a picture together.

:)

It's been about a week since me and +Lynea Tomlinson took a picture together.

:)___

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2015-05-14 12:52:15 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

My (short) review of Dex.

TL;DR: Add this game to your collection. Now!

My (short) review of Dex.

TL;DR: Add this game to your collection. Now!___

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2015-05-13 19:22:27 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

+Lahna Tomlinson did her own make-up and smiled for the camera :)

+Lahna Tomlinson did her own make-up and smiled for the camera :)___

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2015-05-13 15:33:43 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

So close to the future of consumer drones that I imagine :)

Holy balls that's cool

https://www.lily.camera/___So close to the future of consumer drones that I imagine :)

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2015-05-12 16:52:38 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!___

2015-05-12 16:24:43 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

[Things my daughters say]

While she and her boyfriend are playing chess in the living room

Daughter: "Daddy can we have some music?"
Me: "Sure, how about 'the good stuff'?"
Daughter: "Yes!"
Me: Puts on the "Metal" playlist where the first song is 'Paranoid'
Daughter: Sings along, hits every note
Me: Tears of joy
Daughter's Boyfriend: Confused look on his face

[Things my daughters say]

While she and her boyfriend are playing chess in the living room

Daughter: "Daddy can we have some music?"
Me: "Sure, how about 'the good stuff'?"
Daughter: "Yes!"
Me: Puts on the "Metal" playlist where the first song is 'Paranoid'
Daughter: Sings along, hits every note
Me: Tears of joy
Daughter's Boyfriend: Confused look on his face___

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2015-05-09 14:45:17 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

This is most definitely worth 26 minutes of your time.  Mikko provides a lot to think about and puts things in perspective very well.

This is most definitely worth 26 minutes of your time.  Mikko provides a lot to think about and puts things in perspective very well.___

2015-05-09 12:36:41 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Swapped over to +Opera to see what I've been missing out on.  So far, I like it, but I'm a bit irked at the fact that I can't force the browser to use my system's GTK theme.  

*Starts digging through config files*

Swapped over to +Opera to see what I've been missing out on.  So far, I like it, but I'm a bit irked at the fact that I can't force the browser to use my system's GTK theme.  

*Starts digging through config files*___

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2015-05-08 16:08:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

[More work]

I have plans.  I rarely am able to follow through with planned (personal) work in the time-frames that I'd prefer, but I do at least chip away at the tasks I've assigned myself.

One of my plans is to rewrite my Art Of War Quotes application that I have in the Firefox OS marketplace and on Google Play.  Part of that is turning the apps themselves into things that aren't performing processing operations on the devices on which they run, even if those operations are reading a text file, splitting it out to an array, and then returning a random string.  Basically, I'm in the process of writing an endpoint that will just return the string.   So far, the endpoint is pretty solid, now it's a matter of converting the apps themselves.

Who does this help? Nobody, it's something that I enjoy.  That's the only thing that matters.  Ispend... more »

[More work]

I have plans.  I rarely am able to follow through with planned (personal) work in the time-frames that I'd prefer, but I do at least chip away at the tasks I've assigned myself.

One of my plans is to rewrite my Art Of War Quotes application that I have in the Firefox OS marketplace and on Google Play.  Part of that is turning the apps themselves into things that aren't performing processing operations on the devices on which they run, even if those operations are reading a text file, splitting it out to an array, and then returning a random string.  Basically, I'm in the process of writing an endpoint that will just return the string.   So far, the endpoint is pretty solid, now it's a matter of converting the apps themselves.

Who does this help? Nobody, it's something that I enjoy.  That's the only thing that matters.  I spend so much of my development time writing code for other people (work, clients, etc) that even if it's just some silly little thing like this that returns random quotes from a book (a book that I love by the way), then I'm happy.

To my fellow developers out there, don't forget to write something for yourself, even if it's silly and dead simple.  In fact, I'd argue that it should be silly and dead simple.  We write code too often for others that it's easy to forget that we love it for a reason and that it's okay to be a bit selfish.

Okay, I'm done pontificating.  Time to get back to it :)

Image related.___

2015-05-07 20:12:17 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Okay, so I initially planned on doing some wonderful things with my site, but those have been put on hold.  I opted for an HTML5 responsive template, modified colors, replaced content, and otherwise butchered something plain and slightly sensible into existence.

It's good enough for government work and it renders on mobile devices as intended.

Now for bed.

Okay, so I initially planned on doing some wonderful things with my site, but those have been put on hold.  I opted for an HTML5 responsive template, modified colors, replaced content, and otherwise butchered something plain and slightly sensible into existence.

It's good enough for government work and it renders on mobile devices as intended.

Now for bed.___

2015-05-07 14:54:24 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

[Wow]

In my entire working life I have only twice ever experienced awesome rejections that left me feeling more confident than before I applied for the position.  Both of those times were in the last two weeks, both were from European employers, one I just received today via email.

Without getting into too much detail:

1. Two times in the email I was thanked for taking the time to apply
2. The reason for my being rejected was clearly stated and defined
3. I was informed of how fierce the competition was
4. My details are being kept for the next 12 months, unless I respond to the contrary
5. The conclusion was made in a friendly way

This was, of course, a week after having applied, so right around the time I was thinking "Well, I guess their automated CV parser passed me up."  While It's disheartening that this particularc... more »

[Wow]

In my entire working life I have only twice ever experienced awesome rejections that left me feeling more confident than before I applied for the position.  Both of those times were in the last two weeks, both were from European employers, one I just received today via email.

Without getting into too much detail:

1. Two times in the email I was thanked for taking the time to apply
2. The reason for my being rejected was clearly stated and defined
3. I was informed of how fierce the competition was
4. My details are being kept for the next 12 months, unless I respond to the contrary
5. The conclusion was made in a friendly way

This was, of course, a week after having applied, so right around the time I was thinking "Well, I guess their automated CV parser passed me up."  While It's disheartening that this particular company is not going to move forward with my application, I'm no less confident than I was a week ago, in fact, I think that letter helped me out a bit as it was able to get the first legit smile out of me in a week (I've been busy and stressed, the usual).

Rejection letters can really suck, it's nice to get one from a company that doesn't feel the need to rip you apart or just flat out assume that you'll never read it. It's even better to receive one that praises your attempt and provides some modicum of future hope.

Now to get  back to completing code puzzles and submitting more applications for review :)___

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2015-05-05 05:14:29 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

I'm just going to leave this here...

If you read an article about poo in beards, the author is probably full of crap.___I'm just going to leave this here...

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2015-05-03 19:33:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

[Today was a reading day]

I've been studying so much since Thursday night that I decided to literally take a day off from anything resembling "word" and read.  Yes, I spent the day reading comic books and I just finished with the "Wolverine Origins" series linked below.

Anything trying to do justice to any of Wolverine's storylines is sure to mess with your head and this series did not disappoint.

[Today was a reading day]

I've been studying so much since Thursday night that I decided to literally take a day off from anything resembling "word" and read.  Yes, I spent the day reading comic books and I just finished with the "Wolverine Origins" series linked below.

Anything trying to do justice to any of Wolverine's storylines is sure to mess with your head and this series did not disappoint.___

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2015-05-02 21:26:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Pure comedy :)

Pure comedy :)___

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2015-05-02 14:34:29 (16 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

For tonight's dinner we opted for a traditional Norwegian dish.  This is about as Norwegian as it gets, right up there with Lutefisk, Komle, and Pinnekjøtt.

The caption on the box: "Norges mest spiste pepperonipizza!"
translated to English: "Norway's most eaten pepperoni pizza!"

For tonight's dinner we opted for a traditional Norwegian dish.  This is about as Norwegian as it gets, right up there with Lutefisk, Komle, and Pinnekjøtt.

The caption on the box: "Norges mest spiste pepperonipizza!"
translated to English: "Norway's most eaten pepperoni pizza!"___

2015-05-01 09:55:44 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

[Priorities Re-evaluated]

I had a goal of learning C this year and while I've made some progress, my current circumstances, I thought, required a re-evaluation of my priorities.  I've noticed that there are very few jobs where C is the dominant language.  There are lots of jobs where C# is the dominant language.  I like working.  I'm learning C#.

*Locks self in front of computer*

[Priorities Re-evaluated]

I had a goal of learning C this year and while I've made some progress, my current circumstances, I thought, required a re-evaluation of my priorities.  I've noticed that there are very few jobs where C is the dominant language.  There are lots of jobs where C# is the dominant language.  I like working.  I'm learning C#.

*Locks self in front of computer*___

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2015-04-29 20:02:05 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

[That just happened]

Yes, of all people, I just installed the Visual Studio Code Linux package from Microsoft.

This should be interesting...

[That just happened]

Yes, of all people, I just installed the Visual Studio Code Linux package from Microsoft.

This should be interesting...___

2015-04-28 14:45:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

[Getting a job is hard work]

I have a good sized list of programming puzzles/excercises to complete before some companies I've applied to will consider an interview.  This means that I'll be pretty busy for the next few evenings with over 10 different puzzles in 4 languages.

As a developer, this is my favorite part of the hiring process for a few reasons:

1. A lot of times, you can tell a lot about the problems being worked on at the company based on the puzzle they throw at you.
2. Puzzles are fun, especially if they are the kind that force you to think differently than you're used to.
3. If you fail, you learned something about your weaknesses and can find ways to improve for the next time that type of thing comes up.
4. If your solution is good enough to get you the interview, you immediately have lots of things to talk about during the... more »

[Getting a job is hard work]

I have a good sized list of programming puzzles/excercises to complete before some companies I've applied to will consider an interview.  This means that I'll be pretty busy for the next few evenings with over 10 different puzzles in 4 languages.

As a developer, this is my favorite part of the hiring process for a few reasons:

1. A lot of times, you can tell a lot about the problems being worked on at the company based on the puzzle they throw at you.
2. Puzzles are fun, especially if they are the kind that force you to think differently than you're used to.
3. If you fail, you learned something about your weaknesses and can find ways to improve for the next time that type of thing comes up.
4. If your solution is good enough to get you the interview, you immediately have lots of things to talk about during the interview, especially when it comes to the "Do you have any questions for us?" part of the interview.

Also, if two companies send me an offer letter, assuming all things being equal (offerend salary, location, etc), I'll take the offer from the company that made me write code before interviewing over the one that didn't.  Why? Because they've shown that they are invested in the work that's put out, they have people capable of reviewing code, and it triggers the feeling of "I earned this."

Anywho, enough blabbing, time to turn up some music and make my text editor cry :)___

2015-04-27 13:22:17 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

No confirmation yet, but I think that interview went really well :)

No confirmation yet, but I think that interview went really well :)___

2015-04-26 19:07:27 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is how nervous tomorrow's interviews have me:

1. I trimmed my beard (a bit)
2. Re-shaped the beard
3. Re-shaped it again
4. Pushed a commit to one of my GitHub repos that was literally a two character print statement change that did not warrant its own commit
5. Re-shaped the beard
6. Reflected on every piece of code I've ever written and whether or not I should ever touch a text editor again
7. Re-shaped the beard

Beard re-shaping has become my nervous habit, that's how nervous I am!

This is how nervous tomorrow's interviews have me:

1. I trimmed my beard (a bit)
2. Re-shaped the beard
3. Re-shaped it again
4. Pushed a commit to one of my GitHub repos that was literally a two character print statement change that did not warrant its own commit
5. Re-shaped the beard
6. Reflected on every piece of code I've ever written and whether or not I should ever touch a text editor again
7. Re-shaped the beard

Beard re-shaping has become my nervous habit, that's how nervous I am!___

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2015-04-25 10:48:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

[All I asked for was a villain worth watching...]

... and they delivered!

If you don't know, I'm a huge comic book fan.  The stories that always resonated the most with me were those of the villains, they are easily the more identifiable characters for me and are the reasons why the heroes are interesting at all.  You can't have Daredevil without The Kingpin, you can't have Professor-X without Magneto, and you sure as hell can't have Batman without The Joker.

The Joker is one of my favorite comic book villains. Why? Because he's pure chaos for chaos's sake.  He's a brutally brilliant person which often makes one question whether he's really insane or just more human than the rest of us.  He's the villain you want to see caught and in the same breath, you want him to escape and wreak havoc.  There's no proper definitionfor ... more »

[All I asked for was a villain worth watching...]

... and they delivered!

If you don't know, I'm a huge comic book fan.  The stories that always resonated the most with me were those of the villains, they are easily the more identifiable characters for me and are the reasons why the heroes are interesting at all.  You can't have Daredevil without The Kingpin, you can't have Professor-X without Magneto, and you sure as hell can't have Batman without The Joker.

The Joker is one of my favorite comic book villains. Why? Because he's pure chaos for chaos's sake.  He's a brutally brilliant person which often makes one question whether he's really insane or just more human than the rest of us.  He's the villain you want to see caught and in the same breath, you want him to escape and wreak havoc.  There's no proper definition for his type of evil and that's just the way a villain should be, else the hero is just a one-trick pony that doesn't have to think anymore to be able to put the villain down.  Those stories are boring, bring on the villain that knows how to hurt the hero and everyone around them physically, emotionally, mentally, and at a scale that makes you question the possibilities that the reality you think you know actually exists.

Some people are worried about Jared Leto playing the part of The Joker, I'm not.  Jared is a great actor and he can definitely pull off multiple kinds of crazy, which is perfect for The Joker character because The Joker is multiple kinds of crazy with an appearance to match.  My only concern is the voicing, The Joker has an iconic laugh that no matter how it's presented has to make your skin crawl and annoy the hell out of you so that you want to put a bullet in his head.  That said, I think Jared will give us something of a surprising performance, especially if this is the kind of look he's working with.

Movie Producers: It's high time we had a Joker movie.  Yes, it will have to be rated "R" by US rating schemes, yes it will have to be dark and utterly twisted, but audiences are ready.___

2015-04-23 14:55:31 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

12 interviews in the last 3 days.  I'm taking a break today.

12 interviews in the last 3 days.  I'm taking a break today.___

2015-04-21 16:02:26 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Despite how much I felt I struggled with coming up with the solutions, I can honestly say that I think the interviewers liked the way I think and that the interview as a whole went really well.

Here's to hoping I get positive feedback in the next few days :)

Despite how much I felt I struggled with coming up with the solutions, I can honestly say that I think the interviewers liked the way I think and that the interview as a whole went really well.

Here's to hoping I get positive feedback in the next few days :)___

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2015-04-20 15:35:09 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

[That wasn't altogether expected...]

An interesting thing happened to me today.  I was called into the CEO's office this morning to have a bit of a chat and, long story short, the company is not doing so hot so it would be prudent for me to update my CV.  So, yeah. I'm in the market for a new position again.

The good news is that I'm in talks with a few recruiters and even have an interview in the next 45 minutes (phone screening), and interviews scheduled the rest of the week, so chances are that I'll find a new gig within the month.  The bad news is, I really enjoy working with my current colleagues and will be sad to not be able to hang out with them anymore. 

I still have at least 3 months of work and pay before I really need to freak out, but I don't think it will come to that (the freaking out part) and I know that I can count ongre... more »

[That wasn't altogether expected...]

An interesting thing happened to me today.  I was called into the CEO's office this morning to have a bit of a chat and, long story short, the company is not doing so hot so it would be prudent for me to update my CV.  So, yeah. I'm in the market for a new position again.

The good news is that I'm in talks with a few recruiters and even have an interview in the next 45 minutes (phone screening), and interviews scheduled the rest of the week, so chances are that I'll find a new gig within the month.  The bad news is, I really enjoy working with my current colleagues and will be sad to not be able to hang out with them anymore. 

I still have at least 3 months of work and pay before I really need to freak out, but I don't think it will come to that (the freaking out part) and I know that I can count on great references from my coworkers and managers.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have some cover letters and follow-up emails to write.

Enjoy the related gif.___

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2015-04-19 13:05:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

[Success!]

I just finished making a new level for Deadelus: No Escape called "Mosaic."

Here's a link to the game on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/315830/

Seriously, get this game.  Think Unreal Tournament but in a top-down view format.

[Success!]

I just finished making a new level for Deadelus: No Escape called "Mosaic."

Here's a link to the game on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/315830/

Seriously, get this game.  Think Unreal Tournament but in a top-down view format.___

2015-04-17 16:27:54 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Today is Friday.

I kicked ass today despite the prevailing notion that Friday is the day you're supposed to "skate by" or "hide" until you leave early in order to start the weekend.  Did I get everything done that I wanted? No.  Did I get everything done that I realistically could? Yes.  That means that while others will wake up tomorrow or Sunday groaning about "that one thing" they forgot about or that will be waiting for them on Monday, I'll be able to relax the whole weekend and look forward to Monday morning because I took care of business.

Why did I feel the need to type this out? I have no idea, probably some not-so-subconscious need to jerk my own chain, or I've been in my own head so much lately that I feel the need to let it out a bit.

Here's hoping your weekend is enjoyable, relaxing, and not full of dread for theco... more »

Today is Friday.

I kicked ass today despite the prevailing notion that Friday is the day you're supposed to "skate by" or "hide" until you leave early in order to start the weekend.  Did I get everything done that I wanted? No.  Did I get everything done that I realistically could? Yes.  That means that while others will wake up tomorrow or Sunday groaning about "that one thing" they forgot about or that will be waiting for them on Monday, I'll be able to relax the whole weekend and look forward to Monday morning because I took care of business.

Why did I feel the need to type this out? I have no idea, probably some not-so-subconscious need to jerk my own chain, or I've been in my own head so much lately that I feel the need to let it out a bit.

Here's hoping your weekend is enjoyable, relaxing, and not full of dread for the coming Monday.___

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2015-04-13 16:25:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Well, that's one way to do it :P

Well, that's one way to do it :P___

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2015-04-13 16:13:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

[This is why I can't have nice things...]

Or, "How I use an infinite loop to use a failure to confirm what not to do."

Obviously I can't write to that directory and need to set an "in-dev" location for the file I'm trying to create and read from (a place I have permission to write to).  Two side effects of this little experiment are:

1. I can confirm that I definitely want to make more use of channels and so I shall
2. My existing goroutine for catching signals needs more cowbell, as in, a proper "exit" function, at least for development/debugging.

[This is why I can't have nice things...]

Or, "How I use an infinite loop to use a failure to confirm what not to do."

Obviously I can't write to that directory and need to set an "in-dev" location for the file I'm trying to create and read from (a place I have permission to write to).  Two side effects of this little experiment are:

1. I can confirm that I definitely want to make more use of channels and so I shall
2. My existing goroutine for catching signals needs more cowbell, as in, a proper "exit" function, at least for development/debugging.___

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2015-04-13 13:55:52 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

[Just, ugh...]

I think it's despicable that an exercise of the beauty of diversity, united in what is supposed to be an oath of loyalty to the nation, was met with such hatred.

Aside from the fact that I disagree with the reciting of loyalty oaths by children (a topic for another time), I think the exercise of translating said pledge into various languages which represent the diverse population of said nation and then providing a verbal presentation is a beautiful thing.  I mean, the US is made up of many different types of people speaking many different languages, believing in many different gods.  Anyone remember the "melting pot" description of the US? Apparently not.

  Instead, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and professional victims chose to ignore the meaning of the exercise and give into hatred and bigotry.  It's a shamefulsta... more »

___[Just, ugh...]

I think it's despicable that an exercise of the beauty of diversity, united in what is supposed to be an oath of loyalty to the nation, was met with such hatred.

Aside from the fact that I disagree with the reciting of loyalty oaths by children (a topic for another time), I think the exercise of translating said pledge into various languages which represent the diverse population of said nation and then providing a verbal presentation is a beautiful thing.  I mean, the US is made up of many different types of people speaking many different languages, believing in many different gods.  Anyone remember the "melting pot" description of the US? Apparently not.

  Instead, students, teachers, administrators, parents, and professional victims chose to ignore the meaning of the exercise and give into hatred and bigotry.  It's a shameful stain on the principles of inclusiveness that we used to be taught in American schools.

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2015-04-12 12:59:11 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

[Slow and steady]

While it may seem like I had an idea and then just abandoned it with regard to "Lynea" (init system written in Go), I've actually been doing a lot of reading and asking people much smarter than me about some things in order to make sure I was fully understanding certain concepts.  Then, of course, there's the "incubation" time, the time it takes for me to mull over what I've learned internally so as to allow it to "incubate" and then organize organize it into something of a "recipe" that I can follow while working.  That time can sometimes take me a few weeks, but when I'm through it, it's time to make progress.

Now is the time.

The plan is to have two tools, the init system itself (Lynea) which is at it's core a "dumb listener" that just reads from a "NamedP... more »

[Slow and steady]

While it may seem like I had an idea and then just abandoned it with regard to "Lynea" (init system written in Go), I've actually been doing a lot of reading and asking people much smarter than me about some things in order to make sure I was fully understanding certain concepts.  Then, of course, there's the "incubation" time, the time it takes for me to mull over what I've learned internally so as to allow it to "incubate" and then organize organize it into something of a "recipe" that I can follow while working.  That time can sometimes take me a few weeks, but when I'm through it, it's time to make progress.

Now is the time.

The plan is to have two tools, the init system itself (Lynea) which is at it's core a "dumb listener" that just reads from a "Named Pipe"[1] and processes what was last received on that pipe according to some (hopefully) simple and straightforward logic, and the "Sending Client" which is just a command line utility that sends data to the pipe and checks if Lynea has anything to say about the last command (errors, weird signals, successful execution, etc).

In the screenshot below I'm simulating the behavior above using some standard tools provided by Linux:

1. mkfifo <name of pipe>
2. tail -F <name of pipe>
3. echo "text" >> <name of pipe>

1 and 2 will be handled by Lynea directly, on startup the pipe will be created and then, once all other initial tasks are completed, Lynea will go into an infinite loop of "listening" to the pipe.  3 will be handled by the CLI client whereby its primary responsibility is to send requests to Lynea via the pipe and if there's any response, will display it to the user before exiting.

If any of this sounds familiar, good, it should, it's basically the way a "client/server" setup works.  A client (browser) sends a request over the network to the server and the server responds by performing some work and then, in the case of a website, sending the resources back to the browser so that it can display the output (a webpage).

Now that I feel I've broken the concepts down into small, manageable "chunks" of functionality, I think I can continue with actually writing code.  Of course, I'll have to gut most of what I've written so far, which isn't too difficult, there's barely any code in the repo outside of a basic structure.

Previously I was concerned that Go may not have the necessary features for this project, that may still be true, but if I don't try, I won't learn and learning is the whole point of this project.

For those following along with the project, don't expect anything grand, but you will at least start seeing some kind of forward progress.  If you're a developer familiar with Go and think you might want to contribute code or even just advice and/or encouragement, please feel free to hop into the Gitter channel[2] for the project and let me know.

[1] http://thorstenball.com/blog/2013/08/11/named-pipes/
[2] https://gitter.im/darthlukan/lynea

Lynea code: https://github.com/darthlukan/lynea___

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2015-04-08 13:51:24 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

See +Lynea Tomlinson​? I'm not crazy!

Make sure you contribute to this great cause.___See +Lynea Tomlinson​? I'm not crazy!

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2015-04-08 05:47:15 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

This is a pretty big statement...

This is unfortunate.___This is a pretty big statement...

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2015-04-02 22:57:51 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

[Bowling Day!]

+Petter Hansen Warlord2k made sure to get me and the family out of the house today for a fun evening of bowling, dinner, and good company.

How's your Påskeferie (Easter Vacation) going?

[Bowling Day!]

+Petter Hansen Warlord2k made sure to get me and the family out of the house today for a fun evening of bowling, dinner, and good company.

How's your Påskeferie (Easter Vacation) going?___

2015-04-01 08:39:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Aaaand Minecraft servers are unable to be joined.

Aaaand Minecraft servers are unable to be joined.___

2015-04-01 07:28:00 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

It goes without saying, but don't believe a damn thing you read on the internet today or tomorrow (including this post).

Also, the cake is a lie and the recipe's a myth!

It goes without saying, but don't believe a damn thing you read on the internet today or tomorrow (including this post).

Also, the cake is a lie and the recipe's a myth!___

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2015-03-31 06:13:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wow. Buying cabins for private use on the company's dime and writing them off as company property? Yeah, there's going to be some back taxes needing to be paid...

Skatteetaten avdekket snusk med firmahytter - I en landsomfattende kontroll av firmahytter har Skatteetaten fastslått at 41 firmaeiere har kjøpt fritidseiendom til privat bruk, men på selskapets regning. http://ow.ly/2WHWYN___Wow. Buying cabins for private use on the company's dime and writing them off as company property? Yeah, there's going to be some back taxes needing to be paid...

2015-03-30 12:49:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Will read later. Initial thoughts? "Called it a long time ago..."

H/t +Paul Johnson​

EDIT: Looks like a hoax, had me going there for a bit.  Still, wouldn't surprise me.

It's not April yet, is it?

The systemd Project Forks the Linux Kernel

Edit: Yep, two bloody days early. Have they no pride?___Will read later. Initial thoughts? "Called it a long time ago..."

H/t +Paul Johnson​

EDIT: Looks like a hoax, had me going there for a bit.  Still, wouldn't surprise me.

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2015-03-27 21:23:58 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I think I forgot to mention that I was aiming for "mobile first."

Only two screens in this shot, what's on the third is none of your business >.>

<Insert quip about manufactured interest here />

I think I forgot to mention that I was aiming for "mobile first."

Only two screens in this shot, what's on the third is none of your business >.>

<Insert quip about manufactured interest here />___

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2015-03-27 19:51:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

[It's beyond time]

I've been working on quite a few things for the last year, testing new concepts, pushing myself to learn more languages (both spoken and programming), and expanding my toolkit, so to speak.  It's time.  It was time a year ago. It's happening.  I'm updating my site.

The server-side will still be written in Go, but it's undergoing a complete rewrite.  I'm now using the "Gin" framework (https://github.com/gin-gonic/gin) due to its performance and middle-ground between "DIY" and convenience.

So far as the front-end is concerned, I'll be using React (https://facebook.github.io/react/) components, most that I've written by hand and a few others built by the community.

Basically, no more neglecting my stuff, especially when that same stuff is a direct reflection on me.

Okay,eno... more »

[It's beyond time]

I've been working on quite a few things for the last year, testing new concepts, pushing myself to learn more languages (both spoken and programming), and expanding my toolkit, so to speak.  It's time.  It was time a year ago. It's happening.  I'm updating my site.

The server-side will still be written in Go, but it's undergoing a complete rewrite.  I'm now using the "Gin" framework (https://github.com/gin-gonic/gin) due to its performance and middle-ground between "DIY" and convenience.

So far as the front-end is concerned, I'll be using React (https://facebook.github.io/react/) components, most that I've written by hand and a few others built by the community.

Basically, no more neglecting my stuff, especially when that same stuff is a direct reflection on me.

Okay, enough chatter out of me, I have work to do.___

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2015-03-26 20:44:06 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Okay, this looks good and is definitely going in my "keep an eye out" list of "Things to see."

My initial thoughts: "Define 'saving ones daughter' in the context of a zombie virus outbreak."

An Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie, I imagined at lot of zombies get blown away by big guns.
But this is something totally different ___Okay, this looks good and is definitely going in my "keep an eye out" list of "Things to see."

My initial thoughts: "Define 'saving ones daughter' in the context of a zombie virus outbreak."

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2015-03-26 17:51:24 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

+Dave Besbris I'll see your "If Frozen Had An Anime Opening Theme" and raise you "If Frozen Was A Horror Film".

You're welcome.

Also, +Paul Spoerry gets tagged because, shenanigans.

+Dave Besbris I'll see your "If Frozen Had An Anime Opening Theme" and raise you "If Frozen Was A Horror Film".

You're welcome.

Also, +Paul Spoerry gets tagged because, shenanigans.___

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2015-03-26 16:04:03 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

[This is a must read]

Stop what you're doing, ignore everything else going on around, shut up, and read this article.  Whether you think you need to read it or not is irrilevant.

For some perspective, this soldier says many things that I have been precisely feeling since returning home from my own multiple tours of duty as part of OIF and OEF, with one in particular being as an attachment to 3rd ID (the unit this soldier mentions in the article).

You grew up wanting so bad to be Luke Skywalker, but you realize that you were basically a Stormtrooper, a faceless, nameless rifleman, carrying a spear for empire___[This is a must read]

Stop what you're doing, ignore everything else going on around, shut up, and read this article.  Whether you think you need to read it or not is irrilevant.

For some perspective, this soldier says many things that I have been precisely feeling since returning home from my own multiple tours of duty as part of OIF and OEF, with one in particular being as an attachment to 3rd ID (the unit this soldier mentions in the article).

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