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Brian Tomlinson (DarthLukan) has been shared in 72 public circles

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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 13:21:56296283455CC G+
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 23:53:242640672CC G+
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 14:26:393319314CC G+
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 10:55:4469401138CC G+
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 17:24:0425411918CC G+
Danial Hallock7,489Collaborative CircleMy circle management strategy has always been a little structured and the people in it have always been excessively vetted before I'd be willing do endorse them.By now, most of you have probably heard of my circle "The Three Hundred" (http://goo.gl/kqE8h  :: 251 +1s and 48 reshares) where I vetted people through a series of iterative 'tests' to make sure that they were worth circling and, more importantly, worth endorsing and sharing with the world.Well, I also wanted to create a circle of everyone that those people thought were amazing.  So, I've been going through each of the Three Hundred, and circling up the people that they endorse and share in their circles.  The people that reoccur get added to this circle.For example, if Fred Flintstone shows up in +Sarah Rios, +Kate Savage, +Dede Craig King, and +Bobbi Jo Woods's circles; then he gets added to this circle, because he's obviously awesome.The idea is that everyone has some circle containing people in which they place a lot of faith; everyone has their "League of Extraordinary Circle Friends" (+Mike Elgan).  This circle is the first attempt to combine those circles into one super-project; and it's only the first pass (100/300 profiles scanned).So stay tuned, share, plus-one, and check out my other circle (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).#circleshare   #collaborativecircle   #sharingiscaring(Link to post: http://goo.gl/Ex9ai)2013-06-27 10:48:232111291385CC G+
Jeffery Burkhart02013-05-28 06:15:19500000CC G+
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 10:14:364985410CC G+
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 10:21:514985217CC G+
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 16:19:355916110CC G+
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 14:29:5936605CC G+
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 13:17:463019914101CC G+
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 22:46:5842724913CC G+
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 20:29:3641813515CC G+
Matthew Shuey880Socially Engaged Google+ Users UpdatedThis circle contains socially influential and socially engaging  Google+ users.2013-03-08 04:24:2537411310CC G+
Matthew Shuey734Socially Engaged Google+ Users #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  2013-03-03 16:20:563541368CC G+
Kelly Bergman2,120Here is a list of my top Google+ friends for engagement. #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-02-25 15:30:5749026726CC G+
Mohammad Rahimi2,027I would like to share this circle of people i follow their posts.2013-02-25 05:38:581061928CC G+
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 17:20:42483758CC G+
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 11:07:17315192035CC G+
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 20:59:57490214CC G+
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 18:28:305034026CC G+
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 08:14:0528111820CC G+
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 00:25:36255202742CC G+
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 21:16:131491251997CC G+
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 17:22:28295000CC G+
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)4,767The 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 15:47:332941182385CC G+
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 23:04:40693115CC G+
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)4,130The 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 15:52:142971201281CC G+
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 13:19:24481001CC G+
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 17:52:052645134CC G+
Cliff Wade7,287This is my Linux circle for #FollowFriday  and I highly suggest you add these awesome folks to your circles!!2012-09-28 04:27:463701127CC G+
The Internet3,032500 random people that love me!500 random people that I love back!2012-09-15 06:04:5350010224CC G+
Cliff Wade7,170For all of you #Linux  users out there on this #FollowFriday , this shared circle is for YOU!!2012-08-24 15:06:10369304CC G+
Paul Spoerry15,353Circle shareAwesome idea... here's my #Top99 . Who do YOU have in your #Top99 ?2012-07-24 20:37:3599404CC G+
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 23:27:039914213CC G+
David Croom0#sharingcircles  2012-07-11 13:26:08168027CC G+
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 17:48:2485611348CC G+
Nick Wolf0And I call this one "Persons of Interest"2012-06-28 21:31:13175605CC G+
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 22:45:438028549CC G+
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 14:04:06197010CC G+
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 23:18:116357838CC G+
César Bustíos Benites412Arch Linux CircleSome cool Archers!2012-06-11 17:30:5752011CC G+
César Bustíos Benites412Linux Circle: Part 1/2Follow and share!2012-06-11 17:29:37501005CC G+
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 19:16:04356624CC G+
Michael Kendle (doeiqts)0Here'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 13:57:05501115CC G+
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)5,291This is my most often read circle it is circle of mostly long year Linux users #Linux There is just 81 ppl in this circle cause I tend to add to this circle only linux ppl whose post I read regularlyI can call this my preferred #linux friends circle There is other #Linuxppl #LinuxArmy circle that I also have is a circle of around 1000 ppl linux users I'lhat circle also #Linux #opensource #interesting #debian2012-05-29 09:39:4082005CC G+
Marko Shiva Pavlovic (4N7IS3C)5,291This is my #LinuxArmy circle this is more a community circle I mean here in this circle are ppl from very different businesses and different life roles not only a IT technology oriented ppl but beautiful fact is that all of them use or it was using #Linux As my earlier post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111716948575577959969/posts/MkVq8shasA1follow them all if you want a lot of posts about #linux and IT technology2012-05-29 09:37:56501007CC G+
Kevin Medeiros3,101Yeah yeah, this is a huge circle to share. These guys and girls are a bunch of geeks. Geeks of what type you might ask? Well, of all sorts..you'll just have to find out. I've gone through and weeded out some of the inactive users myself in order to stay under the 500 person limit. These guys make up a big portion of my stream and never fail to keep me informed about awesome shit.You may also be asking why I didn't sort them out into sub-geek categories? The answer to that is because I'm not your damn secretary :-)Just check'em out :)2012-05-26 19:20:2947711714CC G+
Mitesh Shah1,953#Linux #Army #Circle Now a days lots of Linux users want to manage their Linux circles,So we think to create the following circles and share these circles.Comment On The Appropriate Circle's Links To Help UsTo Adding More Linux Pages, Distro & Users In Appropriate Circle1. Linux Pages: Google Plus Linux PagesLinux Pages Circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111560558537332305125/posts/7LmpstLTaSe2. Linux Distro: Google Plus Official Linux Disto PagesLinux Distro Circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111560558537332305125/posts/4FejgZ5o1bz3.Arch Linux: People who writes about #Arch #Linux Arch Linux Circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111560558537332305125/posts/fysRXiT6kJ94.Debian Linux: People who writes about #Debian based Linux Distro such as #Ubuntu #LinuxMint Debian Linux Circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111560558537332305125/posts/iWturahT2gw5.Redhat Linux: People who writes about #Redhat based Linux Distro such as #Fedora #CentOS Redhat Linux Circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111560558537332305125/posts/52JQqx4kfQC6.Linux Army: People in this circle gets all the updates of above circlesLinux Army Circle: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111560558537332305125/posts/6C5HAx2AsVk #SharedCircles #CircleSharing #CircleSunday #PublicCircles #PublicSharedCircles2012-05-19 19:20:26390716CC G+


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2014-04-20 20:47:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

[Project update]

So it looks like in my zeal I was a bit unrealistic with regard to how long it would take me to build a prototype of my idea.  I didn't account for a few things in the initial design phase, so I'll have to put a lot of thought into how I want to solve those problems before proceeding.

The good news is that this was caught early which makes it a lot easier to make adjustments than it would have been had I not discovered these issues until much later.  Still, it's frustrating.

Oh well, back to the grindstone :)

2014-04-20 09:06:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

God Påske! / Happy Easter!

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2014-04-19 22:06:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Another shooter.  I mistakenly called it "RedShift" in a previous comment, it's actually "Red Eclipse".  This is another one where learning how to jump properly is key to mastering the maps.  There's also wall running.  If you're really good and the map is fairly open (most of them are) you can spend the entire match off of the ground just running and jumping from wall to wall :)

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2014-04-19 21:57:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Here's an excellent game for up and coming FPS gamers.  My daughter and I typically play on the same team against bots (she learned that I won't just let her win).  It's "cartoony" enough to have a clear separation between fantasy and reality, but not so much that it puts kids off who are looking for good graphics and tons of action.

If you've ever played "Quake" or "Unreal Tournament", you'll get the feel for it almost immediately.  My recommendation for new players is to learn how to "jump", it's key to most of the maps :)

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2014-04-19 14:55:17 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Best juice combo ever! I used a 50/50 mix in my tank and the result is glorious!

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2014-04-19 11:10:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)


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2014-04-18 21:31:40 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

There's a jeweled egg (holy hand grenade) and a (flesh eating) rabbit.  Yup, must be an Easter video.

Here's hoping everyone has an enjoyable weekend :)

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2014-04-18 11:06:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Out and enjoying the sun with +Lynea Tomlinson and our daughters.

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2014-04-18 08:49:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

[My Youngest (9) Is A Gamer]

Here are some pictures of my youngest daughter, Anastasia.  She adores all things Minecraft and is a brutal opponent in any FPS she gets her hands on.  In the first image she's playing Ingress at a faction meetup we had in Stavanger recently, in the rest, she's helping her mother through some difficulties in Minecraft (we have a private server for her and her friends and family).

Sniffles I'm...so...proud!

2014-04-17 11:28:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

[Today's antics]

I had an idea the other day that I just could not ignore.  It must be implemented, I think it's that good.  I asked a few trusted people small, relevant questions in order to get enough feedback to "vet" the idea as a whole, wrote up a draft design doc, and am now verifying the database design portion of the project.

I had a goal at the beginning of the year to write something substantial that I can be proud of, this is it.

I know that what I just said is very vague and doesn't really give anyone an idea of what at all I'm working on.  While I'm very proud of this idea, I'm not ready to share it with the general public because, frankly, I'm not even sure it will work and I'd rather find that out myself through experimentation than to allow myself to be "beat down" by the ample amount of naysayerson... more »

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2014-04-16 12:17:36 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Princeton University and Northwestern University researchers have concluded based upon analysis of 1,779 policy issues that the U.S. is in reality an oligarchy and not a democracy, as often claimed.

An oligarchy is a political system in which a small elite determines all policies and makes any and all decisions. This elite can be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, or military control.

What makes the US into an oligarchy is that an individual American has a completely negligible effect on any decisions made by the US government, ergo said individual is completely at the whim of this elite. The destruction of the middle class in the US through economic policies is another indication of this.

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2014-04-15 19:57:52 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)

[Summary: "You're doing it wrong"]

There was a bit of a debate at work the day heartbleed popped up, "is open source worth it if this sort of thing can still happen?" was the general question of which the debate centered.  My response: "Open Source did not fail, people involved in Open Source failed."  Others theorized that the bug was a "plant" by some super-secret-squirrel-hacker from the NSA, some thought that "Open Source" meant that "anyone can push a commit of whatever they want!", and still others suggested the closed source, head-in-the-sand approach was what was needed (if nobody can see the source, the bug can never be discovered for malicious purposes!).  I despise the "Security through obscurity" line of reasoning and that last one hit a nerve with me.  I stand by my stance, there was a failure, butit ... more »

2014-04-15 05:41:07 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

My wife just described the kind of eye candy a big beard is for women as big breasts are for men.

I definitely married the right woman :)

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2014-04-14 18:26:29 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)

Okay, this is pretty awesome.

#DisneyMeetsMetal   #FrozenCover  

2014-04-14 16:58:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

[This is hilarious!]

If you didn't know, the average workday in Norway is 7.5 hours with a 30 to 60 minute lunch depending on where you work.  It was proposed that the workday be gradually dropped to 6 hours, with the goal being more leisure time (to spend money) and to further minimize stress on workers.

This article describes the study that was done, some of the reasoning behind it, and a few of the findings.  If you want to know more about it, there's a link in the Abstract where you can read the findings (in Norwegian).

My initial impression is that this would be a very bad idea.  Wages would have to go up considerably in order to absorb the increase in taxes necessary to sustain this type of workday model as well as to have the desired effect on consumerism.  Productivity would have to go up quite a bit as well just to sustain the businessesdes... more »

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2014-04-12 14:03:37 (5 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)


I was really excited about Atom.io, and it wasn't until after I got a beta invite that I found out it was only supported on Mac/OS X.  Well, that just won't do.  Then, my good friend +Leon Mwazange introduced me to Brackets.io and I smiled.  Unlike Atom.io which attempts to be yet another closed source clone of Sublime Text, Brackets is fully open sourced (https://github.com/adobe/brackets) and is pretty easy to hack on.

I have been using it off and on at work for smaller scripts and testing for the better part of a week and I'm really impressed with it so far.  Right now, I can see myself using it for small system projects (It has Go syntax highlighting!) as well as for web projects.  This is an editor that you can actually hack on, unlike Atom.io which is closed source at the core but so far lets you write extensions.

Enjoy :)

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2014-04-09 19:14:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)

Here's a little something I've worked up to wrap the Bring API (package shipping company in Norway).  It's not the prettiest thing, but it's fun to hack on when I want to relax after work.  It's not complete, but it's enough to be useful I think.

Advice and constructive criticism is always welcome :)

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2014-04-09 17:31:28 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Well that was really easy to set up!

I'm horrible about writing tests for my code, so I decided that it was time I got better about it.  I have seen a few people on Github using Drone.io for their CI solution and figured it can't hurt to give it a shot.  It took all of two minutes to get one of my repos set up and it's nice to see the little badge saying that the build passes.

I think one of my issues with writing tests is that I've spent most of my time programming in dynamic languages (Python, JavaScript, PHP, etc) and so I always viewed that code as "easily fixable", whereas with a compiled language like Go (which I am thoroughly enjoying by the way), my thinking is "it's compiled, it must work!"  Maybe it's because there's an actual build step that there is a sense of finality involved, maybe I'm just weird.

Anywho,fo... more »

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2014-04-07 18:37:09 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

This is awesome!! :D

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2014-04-05 22:10:25 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Nailed it.

2014-04-05 11:25:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Jeg skal ikke glemme denne leksjonen fordi jeg slet med den i mer enn en time.

"I will not forget this lesson because I struggled with it for more than an hour."

point := resp["pickupPoint"].([]interface{})[i].(map[string]interface{})

where resp contains JSON of this structure:

    "pickupPoint": [
              "key": "val",

Coming from languages (Python, JavaScript) where I'm used to accessing JSON of such structure as simply:

point = resp["pickupPoint"][i]["key"]  // point == val

That seemed not so very intuitive until I realized that I was thinking "dynamic type" when I should have beenthinking "What types do I expect?... more »

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2014-04-04 22:44:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

[A small something before bed]

The major shipping provider in Norway is Bring (Posten) and they have a free to use API for doing all sorts of useful things.  I decided to take the most commonly used actions and wrap them in a library for use in Go.

Not every feature of all of the actions is supported (yet), but I'm satisfied with it for this evening.  For the curious, here's the link to their developer site: http://developer.bring.com/index.html

Enjoy :)

#golang   #gonuts   #Go  

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2014-04-01 17:48:23 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)


I've just deployed the latest version of my personal website.  It's still very much a work in progress and is best viewed on a large resolution (I didn't test below 1920x1080), but it's up, it does most of what I want it to do, and being "out there" in an unfinished state will force me to get "on the ball" and update it more often.


1. Responsive design, there is none.
2. No really, resolutions below 1920x1080 need a bone thrown their way.
3. Mobile interface (stacking cards).
4. More content.

If you're interested in the code behind the site, here's the GitHub repo: https://github.com/darthlukan/bct

NOTE: Firefox users, for some reason clicking anything fails to work at all, I'm currently looking into the issue. Issue fixed. Click freely. :)

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2014-03-30 15:12:49 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)



Jeg funnet et selskap som selger e-væske med nikotin til norge.  De er svensk men de har selskaper fra Danmark, Italia, og andre.  Hvis du bruker e-cigs i norge og trenger rask leveranse, se her.


"I found a company that sells e-liquids with nicotine to Norway.  They are Swedish but they have companies from Denmark, Italy, and others.  If you use e-cigs in Norway and need fast delivery, look here."

#ecigs   #electroniccigarettes   #ecigsupplies   #getyourfix  

2014-03-30 14:16:12 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

Noen av mine norsk venner bruker e-cigs? Hvor kjøp dere for e-væsker med rask leveranse?  Jeg er uten e-væske fordi jeg bestilt senere enn vanlig.....

"Any of my Norwegian friends use e-cigs? Where do you shop for e-liquids with fast delivery? I am without e-liquids because I ordered later than usual...."

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2014-03-30 00:30:04 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

[ #OpBangBus ]

The Rogaland Enlightened have done it again! 8 Level 8 agents piled into a bus going from Sola to Sandnes to Stavanger to Hundvåg and back again in order to cut off the resistance's access to the northern and eastern portions of Norway, as well as to remind the resistance that what they take can be recovered in a very short time with very short notice.

Official operations began Saturday evening and ceased a mere 3.5 hours later.  In that time over 90 level 8 portals resonated with the familiar green glow of The Enlightened.  For the mathematically inclined, the "Bang Bros" converted portals at a rate of approximately 25.7 portals per hour, or ~0.428 portals per minute, hence the name of the operation.  A portal would be called out by our driver and "Bang", it was a P8, modded, linked, and hacked with very fewins... more »

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2014-03-29 13:55:00 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Jeg nyter en flaske øl og tenker på neste prosjekt.

English: I am enjoying a bottle of beer and thinking about the next project.

Small sentences, less chance of messing up ;P

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2014-03-29 08:14:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

[Metal is in the blood]

My youngest daughter wanted me to put some music on but wasn't sure what the name of the style she wanted to hear was.  We tried my "slow" playlist that my wife likes, Anastasia said "nope".  I said "Oh, you must want something metal", so I spun up my "Sleep" playlist.  She heard this song, started a bit of headbanging, and said "Yeeeaaaaaahhhhh!!!"

*Sniffle* I'm. so. proud


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2014-03-28 16:37:18 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Taken last weekend, I like how the car appears to be teleporting :)

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2014-03-28 15:56:56 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

"Support the troops" is just an empty slogan, something for people to say or put in your face to make a point and make them feel good. The problem is, actually supporting the troops takes far more than a bumper sticker, dropping your change in a bucket that gets sent who knows where (but says it's for "the troops"), and repeating the phrase by rote. Supporting them is what the government is supposed to do, but doesn't. And just like this image says, "supporting our troops" is filtered by our own prejudices and opinions.

Stop saying this phrase. Stop posting it. Stop wearing it. Instead go write some letters to soldiers. Go buy approved personal care products, food items, and reading materials and send them to people that are deployed. Educate yourself on the issues that affect them (health, support, etc.) and vote to help them. If you're actually doing... more »

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2014-03-27 19:05:27 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s)

More babies!

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2014-03-27 18:46:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

[So this happened]

I had three problems when I came home today:

1. My head was killing me and I needed to "wind down".
2. I wanted to write some Go code, but not on any of my existing projects.
3. I spend most of my time on the command line and wanted to easily convert between currencies.

With those three problems I decided to write GoCurrency, a CLI program written in Go that uses the currency-api (http://currency-api.appspot.com/) to convert between the 16 supported currencies.

Focusing on a small code project helped me wind down, writing it in Go satisfied my desire to write something in Go this evening, and making it a CLI program keeps me in my "happy place" (the terminal).

Enjoy :)

#go   #golang   #currency   #CLI   #hashtagallthethings  

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2014-03-27 16:35:17 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Being an engineer in a corporate environment
Comedy short film

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2014-03-27 07:11:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I get a kick out of the cartoons at the bus stops out here.

The top one is making fun of people that are unprepared with either their bus card or money, causing delays in the queue. The bottom one is making fun of young people too concerned with being "cool" to hold their hands out to signal the bus driver to stop for them (one bus stop services many different lines).

I think it's great that a sense of humor is involved in advertising in Norway. :)

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2014-03-26 19:33:04 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)


As most of you know, I moved to Norway last year from the US in order to work and build up a new life with my family.  One of the things I had to do was quickly get acquainted with the immigration process.  There was paperwork to fill out, documentation to read, and otherwise quite a bit of research that had to be done in order to prepare for starting fresh in a new country.  Of note is the fact that this trip was never meant as a "temporary stay", but a "full blown relocation".  Mine and my family's reasoning was, "If I can get good work and we can survive with all of the basic necessities, then why leave if we don't have to?"  There have been plenty of struggles, but overall, I think we had (and still have) the right attitude about it and everything is going pretty well.

Here are the basics:

1. In general,if y... more »

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2014-03-23 19:22:11 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

[My Latest Creation]

I didn't quite feel like doing some of things I had originally planned to do this weekend and I was feeling a bit inspired, so I decided to build a new house on our server.  This is probably the largest structure I've attempted in Minecraft.  I'm especially proud of the spiral staircase :)

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2014-03-23 10:31:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

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2014-03-22 21:40:59 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 16 +1s)

So this happened just a few minutes ago.  I received an alert via email from a script that I wrote that there were several "Failed password..." errors in auth.log on my minecraft server.  A quick look up of the requesting IP shows that it's somewhere in South Korea and another check says about as much.  Based on the logs, it looks like a pretty weak attempt.  They were trying several common user names found on game servers, svnuser, git, ubuntu, teamspeak, ventrilo, minecraft, etc.

I noticed something similar when I checked my company's servers, the IP addresses trying to login are from the same area.  My company's and my personal servers are hosted/kept in various parts of Europe.  Normally I wouldn't think much of it, but the same geolocation origin at the same times on two "groups" of servers (my own and my company's) makes me think that it may bethe s... more »

2014-03-19 19:52:43 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)


Tip to email spam marketers looking for more targets email addresses: Get a picture of a lion, put some text on it to the effect of "If you're a lion, click 'like' and comment with your email address", the post said picture to LinkedIn and make sure you remove the "unsubscribe" link that would normally go at the bottom.

I don't even know why I still pay attention to what happens on LinkedIn, but it's absolutely hilarious over there. "Network for professionals" Ha! More like "Network for parents that want to share the memes they're too embarrassed to admit they took from their kids' Facebook posts."

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2014-03-19 15:19:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

My Norwegian instructor shared this video in class Monday night and I also thought it was worth sharing.

Definitely good for a few laughs :)

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2014-03-18 21:00:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

This is a very important lesson, one that is very easy to miss in our interconnected world.

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2014-03-16 16:42:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

[Site Progress]

Today I'm working on the static content to my site.  The dynamic content will come, but I at least want to have something ready for the homepage.  This will also give me something to test for the mobile site so that I can see how the cards will react on smaller screens.

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2014-03-16 13:38:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

I'm working with a friend to understand the sentence structures found in Norwegian, and to also make sure that the example phrases that I'm plugging in are such that a Norwegian wouldn't say "I would never use that phrase/sentence/expression".  It's exercises like this that really drive home just how advanced Google Translate and other translation tools are, and also why they are never "perfect".  Something can be "technically" correct so far as the grammar is concerned, but due to the differences between phrase constructs in different languages, the sentence would actually be incorrect.

The whole point of this chart is so that I can have a "map" to start plugging words into in order to hopefully construct correct sentences and phrases for study and use in conversations.  Obviously I won't be having conversations with people whilest... more »

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2014-03-16 10:13:56 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

2014-03-15 23:17:22 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

It's as if people think it's impossible to be able to respect someone despite disagreeing with their views/opinions/values.  Last I checked, respect and disagreement were not mutually exclusive.

Context: Somebody was baffled as to how I could possibly have any respect for Senator McCain despite the work he's done as a senator.  Of course I disagree with what he stands for and the types of ridiculousness he's tried to pass off onto the electorate, that doesn't mean that I can't respect the fact that he is a veteran that spent over five years as a POW and to this day can't raise his arms above his head, among other issues, because of injuries received during his capture in Vietnam.

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2014-03-15 17:21:45 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)

My coworker shared this with me via Twitter. I think it's wonderful that more people are trying to engage kids to take an interest in Computer Science.

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2014-03-14 07:22:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I laughed just a little too hard at this :)

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2014-03-12 19:47:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)


Do you ever run into this +Leon Mwazange?

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2014-03-11 15:52:49 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

99% of my day felt like this, carefully digging into a production database because a test/dev DB was never created and doing so now would take longer than the allotted time for this phase of the project.

Either somebody trusts me completely or is setting me up for a prank >.>

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2014-03-11 06:10:22 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Good morning 😃


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