Pokémon Go has been out for a full week now, and although it has seen its fair share of issues, it seems everyone has caught the Pokémon bug. Pokémon gained popularity in the 1990s originally as Game Boy games and quickly spread to videos, cards, toys, and books. It’s the second most successful video game franchise behind the Mario franchise, and for good reason. Pokémon uses the freemium model, providing a free download, with the option to buy coins and other sundries within the app for pay. With the release of Pokémon Go, cities everywhere are now dotted with head-down, phone-equipped, battery-draining Go players.
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The senior developers just returned from a weeklong gathering of fellow Ruby on Rails developers in Chicago.  We heard from a variety of thought leaders including David Heinemeir Hansson (DHH).  DHH is the creator of Ruby on Rails and Basecamp, both of which are tools we use at Pyxl on a day-to-day basis.  The day we returned back to work, Basecamp went down for around 20 minutes due to a DDoS attack.
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From zombies to political dramas, I’m hooked on good television.  This week it’s House of Cards, the sit-on-the-edge-of-your-seat drama that makes you rethink everything you thought you might know about the White House.  In the show, Frank Underwood said, “There are two kinds of pain. The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain. The sort of pain that’s only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.”
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With the return of The Walking Dead, zombies are on the hearts and minds of many Pyxlites. Zombies come in many forms, from slow ones (Romero, The Walking Dead, etc.) to fast ones (28 Days Later, Left 4 Dead, etc.) and every combination in between.
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