Outings in New York City: The First

Haley and I have occationally been heading out and making use of the camera we bought before our trip to New York but I have not taken the opportunity to post any of them yet. So, over the next couple of days I am hoping to get at least a couple of the more decent images off the SD card and posted on here. The images I am sharing today are of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team’s ticker tape parade after their amazing win against Japan in the World Cup. To see more of the shots from the parade just click the “Read More” link below this first image. If you like them, please feel free to share this post or comment here and email me if you would like larger copies. Enjoy!

Two players wrapped in the US Flag and smiling | © Winston R. Milling 2015

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Another Stab at a Personal Logo

I decided to take another stab at the logo design for my resume site and I think this one came out pretty nicely. Not much more to say about it except to show it. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Winston R. Milling Logo

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Off to New York City!

In the coming week I will be leaving the Greater Atlanta Metro area for the confines of a one bedroom apartment in the middle of Manhattan. This is a voluntary move for an opportunity offered to me through my work for The Home Depot. I will be pairing with a company during my time in NYC to build my skill-set on the Extreme Programming front. The current plan places me up north for around a 22 week stint and I am extremely excited to be going.

The real fun starts early next week when Haley, Maggie (the dog), and I grab a rental car and hit the road for the 14 hour drive. We will be making it a two day trek up the east coast, arriving in New York in the early afternoon. It was absolute hell trying to find a hotel which worked with the internal reservation system and would accept pets without a $100-$250 non-refundable pet fee. This could have all been avoided if any airline would accept Boston Terriers in the cabin, but apparently “snub” nosed dogs are no longer allowed. Oh well, it will make for a great adventure getting up there.

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Civilization V Audio Issues on Chromebook

So, I recently purchased an Acer C720 Chromebook for use during my upcoming trip to the big apple as it was cheap and fit the bill for everything I really need a laptop. But, being who I am I had to try and do more with it. The laptop itself is the C720-3404 which comes with an Intel Core i3-4005U processor, 4GB ram, and a 32GB SSD. This is really more than powerful enough for a lot of different application (including some games) and is especially nice since I got it for <$300 USD. The only thing I had to do to get gaming was to use Crouton to install a chrooted install of linux side by side with Chrome OS. Install steam, grab some games, and I am ready to go.

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Raspberry Pi Laptop Version 2

Some time after the first iteration of the Raspberry Pi Laptop, the Raspberry Pi Foundation suddenly released the Raspberry Pi 2, a backwards compatible quad-core upgrade to the original Raspberry Pi. I knew, just by the specs alone, I had to get one and use it as part of my lapdock setup. I believed it would solve all the issues I had with the original RPi model B. See below for the final build and read on for how it came together.

Raspberry Pi Laptop Version 2 - Back View

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