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

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Raquel Hunter26,206ExtraORDINARY Engagers Showcase CircleThank you for engaging with me. This circle consists of people who have engaged with one of my recent posts in the form of +1s, comments and reshares. As a member of this circle, I invite you to leave a link AND a description to one of  your most recent posts in the comments below.Reshares of this circle are appreciated, but NOT necessary to be apart of this circle. 2014-09-28 20:42:4840120847
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Becky Collins15,380Smartphone/Tablet Lovers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-20 05:01:234604313
John Nuntiatio36,868#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news   #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small   #smallcircle #tennis #golf #photography #health #weightloss  2014-05-20 19:22:35440235
Tourej Ansari16,540All Kinds of People Shared CircleReshare or comment or plus to be in the next circle share!  Let me know if you want to be in the circle! Circle these plussers they are cool people! #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #public #publiccircles2014-05-10 11:00:124583111
nicholas syahputra390 please add me my profile in your circle,Reshare if you like! Please plus to tell me you have seen it! *There is no need to thank me, this is me thanking you! *1. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-05-07 09:53:094943112
CircleCount65,040The Cream of the Crop of November 2013What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are chosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop Circles:October 2013: http://goo.gl/mx3CiGSeptember 2013: http://goo.gl/QOAm4GAugust 2013: http://goo.gl/N9kupHJuly 2013: http://goo.gl/mZ7XQJJune 2013: http://goo.gl/M900eMMay 2013: http://goo.gl/pfYlQApril 2013: http://goo.gl/C792kMarch 2013: http://goo.gl/WSKjUFebruary 2013: http://goo.gl/vsfGqJanuary 2013: http://goo.gl/xiuMuDecember 2012: http://goo.gl/bPL5KNovember 2012: http://goo.gl/LSQjcOctober 2012: http://goo.gl/ohdceSeptember 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92013-12-03 13:21:56296272955
Danial Hallock10,323No Name NeededIt's getting close to the Holiday Season, and the whole point of this particular part of the season is to "give thanks" to the people (or, in America, things) that have positively impacted your life.  For me, these are those people.You all should remember my initial circle The Three Hundred (http://goo.gl/kqE8h) which was well received at 251 +1s and 48 reshares.  This circle was my first round of hyper-vetting individuals for circling, based on a lot of criteria that was centered around high quality content and a high level of engagement.  I think I combed through about 2,300 profiles on a one-by-one basis before arriving at the final product.That circle then morphed into the The Collaborative Circle (http://goo.gl/Ex9ai) which was less publicized, but still racked in 90 +1s and 13 reshares.  This circle was based on the premise that "If four people from The Three Hundred enjoy person X, then I should also enjoy them."  Well, the combination of these circles lead to an interesting scenario in which I was able to locate all stars through a combination of overlap and relevance (via Google algorithms).  Out popped these twenty five individuals, and I could not be happier with the results.  These are twenty-five individuals in which I am subscribed, their posts are always enjoyable as well as insightful, and the notification stream keeps me engaged throughout the day.Whether you're looking at the tech news from +Mike Elgan, the social and scientific commentary of +Yonatan Zunger, or the general internet awesomeness that is the enigma of +Sarah Rios, you're not going to be disappointed.I normally only notify people that are contained within a circle, but these people are too awesome not to be guilty of a little plus-spam;  feel free to request a removal from the notified (all) circles.(Link to this post: http://goo.gl/AlsXG5) #nonameneeded   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircle  2013-11-13 23:53:242639671
Yifat Cohen53,318Python/Django programmers circleIf you want to be added to this circle or know other people who fit the bill, please comment and I'll add you in.--------------- #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #python   #django #programming  2013-08-30 14:26:393318313
martin shervington166,616New Engagers for end July!Here are a friendly bunch of people who have been very active in my posts and in the communities over the past couple of weeks. Please note: I am not in this circle so if you are in it...so please SHARE and ADD it in as you are likely to find people to whom you will relate - it will all help to grow your network.Have fun :D #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles  2013-07-26 10:55:4469401138
Google+ Categorized Circles400Here is a Programmers Circle for you #programming   #geek   #webdesign   #webdevelopment   #coders   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circle   #circleoftheday  To get in this circle publically share, comment and +1.and follow +Google+ Categorized Circles 2013-07-21 17:24:0425411918
Jean Phillipe14,902My selection of G+ users who released great posts this month  part  10#sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  #sharedcircleday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday  #circles  #bestcircle   #sharedcircle   #circletobeshared   #circleoftheday  #bestengagers #bestgoogleplususers  #circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing    #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles#sharingcircle 2013-05-07 10:14:364985410
Jean Phillipe14,691My selection of G+ users who released great posts this week part 1#circle   #circles   #public   #publiccircle  #circleshare   #circlesharing     #sharedcircles      #sharedcircle   #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharingcircle 2013-05-05 10:21:514985217
Danial Hallock6,447The Power of FiveFor the next five months, I will be taking the last five circles shared by five individuals and comparing them against one another for people who appear multiple times.  After all, we all have circles that we routinely share because we think the people in them are awesome, so if we all end up sharing the same people, then we all agree that they're awesome, right? This month, I took the following people and put their last five created and shared (not transitive shares) circles into one circle per person (e.g all five of +martin shervington's circle went into one circle).  I then hovered over each and every one of the individuals in those circles and my own (300: http://goo.gl/kqE8h) and for every person that appeared in 3 or more (50% or more) of the circles, I added them to this collaborative circle.This month is:+martin shervington+Armando Lioss +Cesare Riccardo +Carter Gibson +Kurt Smith These five sponsors provided about 19 circles and 1,400 people; and the resulting 58 people were endorsed by at least fifty percent of the sponsors.Next month, I'll add to this circle the collaborative efforts of:+Kate Savage +Euro Maestro +Mike Elgan +Dede Craig King +Stephanie Van Pelt  #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #thepoweroffive   #collaborativecircle  2013-05-02 16:19:355916110
Danial Hallock6,447The Bible in 365This is the only time that this circle will be shared publicly, because this project will take place through a community setting.  I'll be working on setting up the community here in the next few weeks and invites/meta-updates will be sent directly to this circle.The reason I'm sharing this circle is (a) I like these people and (b) this is a last-call for inclusion on this project.  If you would like to join this project (which is detailed here:  http://goo.gl/EAFFD) then please post below and I will add you to this circle.  If I've added you to this circle in error, then please post below and I will remove you from it.If you're just wanting to read, and not participate, then don't worry.  I will be posting content to the community and sharing it through my stream via Extended Circles. These shares will be locked and disabled so I don't have to manage conversations in multiple places. Inclusion in this circle just gets you an invite to the community and you can determine your level of participation from there.I'm pretty excited about this, and I hope you are too. #bible365   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2013-05-02 14:29:5936605
Danial Hallock6,197The Three Hundred"Completed" CopyAs most of you probably know by now, I have been working on a #circlemanagement  project for quite some time now, in which I sought to increase the vetting process that occurs when I add people to my circles.  As most of you also know, I've been absolutely swamped and have barely had time to share content (let alone post my own or curate circles), so it's taken me a while to get here.However, after only six months to the day (lucky coincidence) I've managed to finish what I would consider a mostly-complete copy of this circle.  You can see the vetting process and the history of it here (http://goo.gl/kqE8h), and as always I encourage you to add and share this circle as you see fit!If you're notified, you're in it!  If you do not wish to be included in any future circle shares, please let me know via private message. #circleshare   #sharingiscaring   #engagers  2013-04-20 13:17:463019813101
Matthew Shuey1,381Socially Influential Google+ UsersThis is a hand picked circle of highly influential Google+ Users.To be added tho this or other circles do the following.1. Share this circle publicly2. Make sure your profile description is complete and country are visible in your profile3. Leave a comment4. Have a wonderful experience! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-03-18 22:46:5842726913
Matthew Shuey1,289Socially Engaged Google+ Users Updated 3-15-13Shared public circle of socially engaging and socially influential Google+ users.Feel free to add and share. To be added to this or other circles please do the following.1. Share this circle2. Confirm your share by leaving a comment on this postThis is a hand picked circle. #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles Enjoy!2013-03-15 20:29:3641813515
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:253741139
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 15:30:5749026726
Mohammad Rahimi2,027I would like to share this circle of people i follow their posts.2013-02-25 05:38:581061928
Chris Row2,580Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-24 17:20:42483547
Circles (CircleHub)29,523Programming Public CircleIf you love programming and would like to be included click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVit.Note: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Programming   #ProgrammingCircle   #Development   #DevelopmentCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #ProgrammingPublicCircle 2013-01-15 11:07:17315192035
Chris Row2,335Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-11 20:59:57490214
Pam Adger22,892This circle represents 50 of the people I would love to hang out with one on one for a day or seven. I don’t believe in huge circle shares and this circle is twice the size of most I share but I just couldn't make it smaller. I did leave out some people who never post publicly because you wouldn't benefit from circling them. I am amazed that I had to limit this to 50. 2012-12-31 18:28:305034026
Circles (CircleHub)27,060Programming Public CircleIf you love programming and would like to be included click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVit.Note: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Programming   #ProgrammingCircle   #Development   #DevelopmentCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #SharedCircles   #PublicCircle   #ProgrammingPublicCircle 2012-12-27 08:14:0528111819
Circles (CircleHub)24,459Programming Public CircleIf you love programming and would like to be included click on this link http://goo.gl/MDVit.Note: If you have already shared this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Programming   #ProgrammingCircle   #Development   #DevelopmentCircle   #Circle   #Circles   #SharedCircles   #PublicCircle   #ProgrammingPublicCircle 2012-12-13 00:25:36255202742
Carter Gibson628,961The Lifeblood of my Google+ ExperienceThe people in this circle (and I'm sure I've forgotten some of you!) are some of the most amazing people I've ever interacted with, online or off or both! I could not recommend this circle more highly. They're artists, bloggers, business owners, and the list goes on and on. Something they all share is that they are amazing people who I would do a favor for in a heartbeat. If you want to surround yourself with good people, this is an excellent circle to add. So, go on and circle up :)2012-11-30 21:16:131491251997
Dave Tozier0+Danial Hallock originally shared this post:The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 17:22:28295000
Danial Hallock4,767The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 15:47:332941172383
Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan)4,858[Moar Linux Plx]The people in this circle are Linux enthusiasts, programmers, experimentalists, users, and content contributors in some form or fashion.If you're looking for Linux news, struggles, successes, and all things in-between, this circle is for you.Shared by request of +Chad McCullough and +Shane Keene2012-10-28 23:04:40693115
Danial Hallock4,130The Three HundredRough DraftA few weeks ago I posted a rather lengthy post about how I was changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).  This is the first rough draft of that circle, minus a few ninjas that prefer not to be shared out.  As such, the landscape of this circle will change drastically over the next few months; but I wanted to give the people who are following this circle a glimpse of what to expect.  As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream? :D #thethreehundred   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2012-10-22 15:52:142971191078
Chris Goldsmith3,152Here is Circle #1 of Linux users I'm sharing this out specifically for +Steven Thompson who is a Linux Newbie and wants to learn - Please share any Linux Resources you have with him2012-10-11 13:19:24481001
Carter Gibson397,136Here it is! My list of #AZFaves !Whew! This was a hard circle to put together! Turns out that some of my very favorite people share the first letter of their last name. It was tough, but here are the most relevant people to me by last name. If having a diverse circle of last names who are also my closest contact is important to you, add away!+Pam Adger +Amanda Blain +Logan Cate +Steve Djadoenath +Brad Ehney +Stacy Frazer +Chris Galardi +Tiffany Henry +Anna Israelyan +DeAno Jackson +Alex King +Joseph Lee +Rue Mara +Daria Musk +Jaana Nyström +Michael O'Reilly +LaDonna Pride +Liz Quilty2012-10-03 17:52:052645134
Cliff Wade7,287This is my Linux circle for #FollowFriday  and I highly suggest you add these awesome folks to your circles!!2012-09-28 04:27:463701127
The Internet3,032500 random people that love me!500 random people that I love back!2012-09-15 06:04:5350010224
Cliff Wade7,170For all of you #Linux  users out there on this #FollowFriday , this shared circle is for YOU!!2012-08-24 15:06:10369304
Paul Spoerry15,353Circle shareAwesome idea... here's my #Top99 . Who do YOU have in your #Top99 ?2012-07-24 20:37:3599404
Logan Cate0My most relevant G+ circle. Inspired by +Carter Gibson, this is a circle of the people I love interacting with. You'll find all sorts in here, from tech geeks to movie lovers to photographers to the "just plain awesome" people I've found here on G+. With one or two exceptions, I don't think I've met any of these people. But I'd gladly do so, any time, any place. And really, I'm hoping to. That's how cool these folks are. If your stream needs any spicing up, or you just want to check that you're following all the right people, grab this circle. ;)2012-07-23 23:27:039914213
David Croom0#sharingcircles  2012-07-11 13:26:08168027
Carter Gibson53,155The #PridePlus  Circle is a Little Bigger!We're almost at 100 of the most active, engaged, engaging, and passionate LGBTA members of the Google+ community. If you need an opinion on the state of the gay union, these are the people you want to hit up. Smart. Funny. Sarcastic. Knowledge. Basically, I love them all.Let me know if you're also passionate and want to be added!2012-07-10 17:48:2485611348
Nick Wolf0And I call this one "Persons of Interest"2012-06-28 21:31:13175605
Carter Gibson51,818The #PridePlus  CircleShare, enjoy, and let me know if you want to be added!In honor of having just just marched with Google at San Francisco Pride, I give you the updated circle of LBGT and ally community members here on Google+. Go ahead. Engage with them. They are awesome :) 2012-06-24 22:45:438028549
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)0Tell Me SomethingMy final circle share for hopefully a long time (they're exhausting)!  This is my engager's circle, and as you can see, unlike most "top engagers" circles, it contains significantly less than five hundred people.  Part of that is because, in large part, the people in my No Name Needed circle (http://goo.gl/P69EF) are my top engagers.  I'm also fairly new to Google Plus, so I'm still locating all of the superb engagers (feel free to recommend people below).However, these posters are all individuals that I have interacted with on some level and we've either interacted enough or I've seen them interact with others enough to know that they are, beyond a doubt, "superb engagers" who enjoy commenting on your posts or replying to your thoughts as much as they do creating their own content.Enjoy! #circleshare   #engagers   #engagement   #sharingiscaring  2012-06-23 14:04:06197010
Carter Gibson51,279The #PridePlus  Circle, V1Building the LGBTA community on Google+What an awesome response to my #PridePlus  announcement earlier today! With the help of +Natalie Villalobos, the people below have all shown an interest in walking with the two of us at the parade with Google on Sunday, sharing their stories, or being a part of the struggle for equality. This circle is full of all types of people, near and far, including allies. Share with  #PridePlus , add this circle to find people who'll listen :) If you'd like to be included, let me know in the comments below! I'll be sharing updated versions in the future :)And don't forget to check here ( http://goo.gl/8o9u4) for the  #PridePlus  announcement and information about walking in the parade with Google Sunday! Let me know if you're in on marching!2012-06-19 23:18:116357838
César Bustíos Benites412Arch Linux CircleSome cool Archers!2012-06-11 17:30:5752011
César Bustíos Benites412Linux Circle: Part 1/2Follow and share!2012-06-11 17:29:37501005
Cliff Wade5,676This is the second circle I'm sharing for FollowFriday #FF which is my Linux circle.If you are a Linux user, I'd highly suggest following these people. If you aren't in this circle and would like to be, just leave a comment, please and I'll certainly add you!!!2012-06-08 19:16:04356624
Michael Kendle299Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115

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

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

*Sniffle*

No words, just tears (of joy).

Most reshares: 4

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

[This]

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

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

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2015-02-11 17:22:00 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

That moment when your 11 year old daughter really wants you to take her to a Heavy Metal festival this year and all of the venues that you could possibly take her to are 18+.

I'm just trying to be a good dad!

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2015-03-02 15:25:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Looking for someone in Marketing in Europe? You're in luck! +Helga Baars is looking for work in just such a position.

New month, new chances! 

Lets try it again. Please do reshare! I am willing to move. Anywhere in Europe, really..___Looking for someone in Marketing in Europe? You're in luck! +Helga Baars is looking for work in just such a position.

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2015-03-02 11:08:18 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

[Things my wife says]

On my attempting to write an init system for Linux named after her

Wife: "That's much prettier than a gold necklace." (Smiles)


/Tear, She knows me :)

[Things my wife says]

On my attempting to write an init system for Linux named after her

Wife: "That's much prettier than a gold necklace." (Smiles)


/Tear, She knows me :)___

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2015-03-01 18:52:32 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

[This...]

... is precisely the explanation for my lack of interaction today.

“The thing about programming is that it teaches you that you can flip-flop between feeling like a genius and an idiot considerably faster than you ever expected.”

Shamelessly taken from: http://www.thethingaboutprogramming.com/

[This...]

... is precisely the explanation for my lack of interaction today.

“The thing about programming is that it teaches you that you can flip-flop between feeling like a genius and an idiot considerably faster than you ever expected.”

Shamelessly taken from: http://www.thethingaboutprogramming.com/___

2015-03-01 12:36:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

[Things my daughters say]

On which movie to watch

Wife: "We should put on a Disney movie!" (laughs)
Daughter2: "Sure, whatever floats your boat"
Daughter1: "Wow Ana, I can't even..."

[Things my daughters say]

On which movie to watch

Wife: "We should put on a Disney movie!" (laughs)
Daughter2: "Sure, whatever floats your boat"
Daughter1: "Wow Ana, I can't even..."___

2015-02-27 14:58:15 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

[Hooray!]

Norsk:
Nå er det tid for ferie.  En uke å slappe av, sove, jobbe med personal prosjekter, og spille dataspiller uten bekymringer på jobben min.

English:
Now it's time for vacation.  One week to relax, sleep, work on personal projects, and play computer games without worries from my job.

No schedules and no clients, just me, my family, and my computer.  Oh, and cake, because there's a reason why I am taking a week off :)

[Hooray!]

Norsk:
Nå er det tid for ferie.  En uke å slappe av, sove, jobbe med personal prosjekter, og spille dataspiller uten bekymringer på jobben min.

English:
Now it's time for vacation.  One week to relax, sleep, work on personal projects, and play computer games without worries from my job.

No schedules and no clients, just me, my family, and my computer.  Oh, and cake, because there's a reason why I am taking a week off :)___

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2015-02-25 15:16:24 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Everything's better with distortion and a growl.

#supercalifragilisticexpialidocious  ___Everything's better with distortion and a growl.

2015-02-23 18:04:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I've been doing a lot of reading and have come to the conclusion that writing an init system in Go is currently not a possibility for me.  I'm sure that it can be done by someone more well versed in Go than I am, but given the conversations and documentation that I've read, the difficulty level is way up there due to a lack of certain features and tools.

I'll still be trying to write an init system (this is something that I want to learn more about), but it will most likely be in C or another language supporting what needs to be done in order to have the expected basic functionality.

:(   <= that's my sad face right now

I've been doing a lot of reading and have come to the conclusion that writing an init system in Go is currently not a possibility for me.  I'm sure that it can be done by someone more well versed in Go than I am, but given the conversations and documentation that I've read, the difficulty level is way up there due to a lack of certain features and tools.

I'll still be trying to write an init system (this is something that I want to learn more about), but it will most likely be in C or another language supporting what needs to be done in order to have the expected basic functionality.

:(   <= that's my sad face right now___

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2015-02-22 20:52:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Re-shared without comment...

Damn, worse than Powder. ___Re-shared without comment...

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2015-02-22 15:54:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

["What are we going to do tonight Brain?"]

"The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world!"

I found the perfect wallpaper for my desktop resolution of 5760x1080.  Now to move onto bigger and better things :)

["What are we going to do tonight Brain?"]

"The same thing we do every night Pinky, try to take over the world!"

I found the perfect wallpaper for my desktop resolution of 5760x1080.  Now to move onto bigger and better things :)___

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2015-02-22 15:41:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A flight in the neighborhood. 

A flight in the neighborhood. ___

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2015-02-21 17:00:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Today's flight footage. 

Today's flight footage. ___

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2015-02-19 17:50:52 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

First screenshot from the beast box.

This thing is lovely to work with :)

First screenshot from the beast box.

This thing is lovely to work with :)___

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2015-02-18 21:52:54 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

[Best Birthday Present EVAR!]

Note: It arrived almost two weeks early

The beast has been built!

I'm getting it to a semi-productive state before turning in for the night, but this has been one of the most fun builds in quite some time.  Most things just snapped into place and what didn't used thumbscrews.  The only difficulty I ran into was one hour of playing with the fans and the front-panel fan controller.  The diagram for the wiring wasn't very clear at all and of course, I ended up just making a wire so that I could make sure everything was powered appropriately.

Anywho, just one more script to run and then I'm off to bed :)

Thanks mom!

[Best Birthday Present EVAR!]

Note: It arrived almost two weeks early

The beast has been built!

I'm getting it to a semi-productive state before turning in for the night, but this has been one of the most fun builds in quite some time.  Most things just snapped into place and what didn't used thumbscrews.  The only difficulty I ran into was one hour of playing with the fans and the front-panel fan controller.  The diagram for the wiring wasn't very clear at all and of course, I ended up just making a wire so that I could make sure everything was powered appropriately.

Anywho, just one more script to run and then I'm off to bed :)

Thanks mom!___

2015-02-17 20:14:06 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

So... I'm looking at writing an init system as an exercise for my own learning.  To everyone that says "Oh you just have to take over PID 1", yeah, that's an overly-simplistic way of looking at it if you want to have anything useful.

This is going to be fun :)

So... I'm looking at writing an init system as an exercise for my own learning.  To everyone that says "Oh you just have to take over PID 1", yeah, that's an overly-simplistic way of looking at it if you want to have anything useful.

This is going to be fun :)___

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2015-02-17 18:12:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Because +Postmodern Jukebox is awesome :)

Because +Postmodern Jukebox is awesome :)___

2015-02-17 17:26:57 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Some people really make me wish for a zombie apocalypse, a robot hostile takeover of humanity, or both.

Then there are those people that give me hope for the future of humanity.  We need more of those.

Random thoughts are pseudo-random.

Note: I welcome our new robot overlords (just in case they're reading this and are getting ready to execute order 66).

Some people really make me wish for a zombie apocalypse, a robot hostile takeover of humanity, or both.

Then there are those people that give me hope for the future of humanity.  We need more of those.

Random thoughts are pseudo-random.

Note: I welcome our new robot overlords (just in case they're reading this and are getting ready to execute order 66).___

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2015-02-16 18:10:03 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Sometimes the best thing to do when dealing with a migraine is powering through it by contributing back to the community.

Tools required:

1. Brandy (the drink)
2. Cough medicine
3. Heavy Metal playlist
4. Those other things that programmers type into hiccup

Good news! This code is all Python3.  Now to get cracking on the other stuff.

+linux lite - PRs with everything complete will most likely happen by this weekend, sooner if this damned cold goes away.

Sometimes the best thing to do when dealing with a migraine is powering through it by contributing back to the community.

Tools required:

1. Brandy (the drink)
2. Cough medicine
3. Heavy Metal playlist
4. Those other things that programmers type into hiccup

Good news! This code is all Python3.  Now to get cracking on the other stuff.

+linux lite - PRs with everything complete will most likely happen by this weekend, sooner if this damned cold goes away.___

2015-02-15 10:13:21 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

[My thoughts on Veganism in Social Media]

Or: What I wrote after thinking about Veganism's adherents' portrayal of Veganism on Social Media

I get it, you've chosen a particular diet because you believe that any other diet directly contributes to animal cruelty, health issues, etc.  You think it's a great diet, you want to share it with your friends, and you hope that one day everyone can make the switch to your lifestyle (because your diet is a lifestyle choice).  I can live with those things quite easily, hell, I may even try a few of the recipes you share because they seem interesting and simple to make.

What I have a very difficult time understanding is the need to attack anyone that mentions eating anything that isn't on your "approved ingredients" list.  I'm not talking about conversations like:

P1: "Ica... more »

[My thoughts on Veganism in Social Media]

Or: What I wrote after thinking about Veganism's adherents' portrayal of Veganism on Social Media

I get it, you've chosen a particular diet because you believe that any other diet directly contributes to animal cruelty, health issues, etc.  You think it's a great diet, you want to share it with your friends, and you hope that one day everyone can make the switch to your lifestyle (because your diet is a lifestyle choice).  I can live with those things quite easily, hell, I may even try a few of the recipes you share because they seem interesting and simple to make.

What I have a very difficult time understanding is the need to attack anyone that mentions eating anything that isn't on your "approved ingredients" list.  I'm not talking about conversations like:

P1: "I can't wait for dinner tonight!"
P2: "Oh? What what are you having?"
P1: "<insert something with meat here>"
P2: "Ah, um, I don't eat things with that in it, I'm on a different diet."
P1: "Oh.  Which diet is that and why?"
P2: "I'm a vegan so I don't eat things with animal products because to me, doing so contributes to animal cruelty."
P1: "Okay, I can understand that, well, recommend something to make and I'll try it."
P2: "<Insert something yummy here>"

Conversations like that would be no cause for alarm or hurt feelings.  Conversations like this on the other hand...:

P1: "I can't wait for dinner!"
P2: "What are you having?"
P1: "<Insert something with meat here>"
P2: "You're an inhuman, torturous, cruel, under-evolved person that hates animals and thinks they exist solely to satisfy your barbaric taste-buds and I hope you die of heart disease brought on by the ingestion of those same animals whose cruel deaths you directly contributed to! Do you want to live your last days in the same way a farm pig does that's on it's way to the slaughterhouse to become your filthy bacon habit!?!"

Not very constructive.

I have a few vegan friends, we get along just fine. I understand that they have reasons for choosing a particular diet, they understand I feel no need to change mine.  Whether we agree with each other is irrelevant, we're friends, we care about each other's health, but most of all we care about each other.  No need to be combative, no need to try and "convert" each other, focus is instead put on friendship.

One such person that I look up to (though we don't directly communicate too often) is +Chad McCullough.  A great example of someone who has plenty of compassion for animals, not forgetting to also have compassion for his fellow human beings, including those that don't share his dietary choices.  I wouldn't ever want to get into an argument with him, but then again, there's no need to argue when there's an unspoken agreement to be civil and exercise mutual respect.  People like Chad make it easy to consider the benefits of Veganism.  People that exhibit the behavior exhibited in the second example conversation, don't.

Thanks to all of my vegan friends for your thoughtful articles and recipe suggestions.  Thank you even more for keeping our conversations full of respect and civility.  I'm glad to count you among those whose posts I read daily (even if I don't always respond with more than a +1).___

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2015-02-15 09:37:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

[Danish Muslims speak out against attacks]

Translated from Norwegian: "To the terrorist who is believed to be Muslim, we say: Your actions are not in our name, and nothing in your actions can be linked with Islam."

You don't often hear of moderates denouncing the actions of the extremists among them, but when they do speak out, it should be noted and supported.

The main article is in Norwegian but the gist of it is that some notable organizations in the islamic community of Denmark condemn the actions of the perpetrators and simultaneously wish them a speedy capture at the hands of the Danish police so as to answer for their crimes.

[Danish Muslims speak out against attacks]

Translated from Norwegian: "To the terrorist who is believed to be Muslim, we say: Your actions are not in our name, and nothing in your actions can be linked with Islam."

You don't often hear of moderates denouncing the actions of the extremists among them, but when they do speak out, it should be noted and supported.

The main article is in Norwegian but the gist of it is that some notable organizations in the islamic community of Denmark condemn the actions of the perpetrators and simultaneously wish them a speedy capture at the hands of the Danish police so as to answer for their crimes.___

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2015-02-14 15:02:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

+Lynea Tomlinson took a few pictures of me on the second flight of the day.  I think I'm comfortable enough with it to go out to more exotic locations than the local schoolyards :)

+Lynea Tomlinson took a few pictures of me on the second flight of the day.  I think I'm comfortable enough with it to go out to more exotic locations than the local schoolyards :)___

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2015-02-14 13:23:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Fun times! Anastasia made me a landing zone to practice with.  Finally a video that doesn't end in me crashing ;P

Fun times! Anastasia made me a landing zone to practice with.  Finally a video that doesn't end in me crashing ;P___

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2015-02-14 11:26:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

It's drone flying weather!

*Runs outside*

It's drone flying weather!

*Runs outside*___

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2015-02-11 17:22:00 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

That moment when your 11 year old daughter really wants you to take her to a Heavy Metal festival this year and all of the venues that you could possibly take her to are 18+.

I'm just trying to be a good dad!

That moment when your 11 year old daughter really wants you to take her to a Heavy Metal festival this year and all of the venues that you could possibly take her to are 18+.

I'm just trying to be a good dad!___

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2015-02-10 16:00:09 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Snicker

Snicker___

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2015-02-02 17:38:23 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Thank you to my good friend +anakin c for bringing my IRC usage into the 21st century.  Why have I been running my IRC client in screen on a remote host and SSHing into it when I could have been using ZNC?

Sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff that I let slip my notice.  Archaic Linux shell commands and tools? Check! The bread and butter of taking IRC "mobile" with little more than a 5 minute setup? Um... yeah... about that...

Well, don't suffer as I have for so many years.  If you're still rocking an SSH connection to a remote host running your IRC client in screen or tmux, give ZNC a spin.

Thanks again +anakin c :)

Thank you to my good friend +anakin c for bringing my IRC usage into the 21st century.  Why have I been running my IRC client in screen on a remote host and SSHing into it when I could have been using ZNC?

Sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff that I let slip my notice.  Archaic Linux shell commands and tools? Check! The bread and butter of taking IRC "mobile" with little more than a 5 minute setup? Um... yeah... about that...

Well, don't suffer as I have for so many years.  If you're still rocking an SSH connection to a remote host running your IRC client in screen or tmux, give ZNC a spin.

Thanks again +anakin c :)___

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2015-01-31 20:22:06 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I think I commit too often given the lines of code being affected >.>

Sometimes I think I commit too often given the lines of code being affected >.>___

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2015-01-31 10:52:25 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-30 19:16:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

[Nekro == Worth it!]

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

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

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

[Nekro == Worth it!]

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

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

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

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2015-01-25 13:01:36 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

[Very good!]

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

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

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

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

[Very good!]

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-23 19:13:16 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

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

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2015-01-19 06:45:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

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

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

*Goes back to waiting for flight*

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

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

*Goes back to waiting for flight*___

2015-01-19 06:20:30 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This... Read it before you comment :)

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

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

I'm am laughing so hard that it hurts!

The issues and pull requests are hilarious :)

I'm am laughing so hard that it hurts!

The issues and pull requests are hilarious :)___

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2015-01-18 12:43:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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

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

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

Not an article from +The Onion???

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

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

Not an article from +The Onion???

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

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

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

[Mini-rant]

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

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

[Mini-rant]

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

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

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

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

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

/rant___

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2015-01-17 13:38:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

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

"go get github.com/darthlukan/goduckgo"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yes please!

ahem___Yes please!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let that sink in for a minute.

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

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

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

Let that sink in for a minute.

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

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

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

[This]

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

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

[This]

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

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

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

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

*Sniffle*

No words, just tears (of joy).

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

*Sniffle*

No words, just tears (of joy).___

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

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

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

2015-01-09 20:32:27 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

[To år]

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

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

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

[To år]

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

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

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

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