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thejavaengineer

I’ve worked as a software engineer for the last 5 years, and the projects I’ve been involved in have ranged from simple desktop applications to complex web applications used by thousands of users every day. Most of the applications that I’ve worked on are still in use today, by companies, organizations and individuals. Whenever I’ve worked in a team with other engineers, I’ve always been one of the people that have worked the hardest, and who were responsible for making sure that the applications actually worked. That led me to help and collaborate with other people (who had other responsibilities on the same project), so I got to learn various technologies.

My favorite language is Java, and I’ve worked with technologies and frameworks such as Spring Framework, Play Framework, Hibernate, JUnit, Guice, etc. I also have a lot of experience with web design (HTML, CSS, JavaScript), Big Data, cloud technologies, and…

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The Last Jedi: Part One

The Journey to the Awakening

Author’s note: I don’t like to venture into the future, unless it’s to use it as a literary device to springboard back into the past. After all, this site is devoted to exploring Kylo Ren’s past. But the following scenario is such a great fan theory that I just had to see it in print. So, here it is…my envisioning of the great confrontation sure to take place on Ahch-To in Star Wars, Episode VIII: The Last Jedi from Kylo Ren’s point of view.

 

The only light came from the primitive glow inside the corbeled stone huts. She’d been living in one and Luke the other, Ren supposed — the cells of the first Jedi acolytes, erected out of the bones of the jagged mountain that rose from the sea. The first Jedi temple. The Force was strong on Ahch-To but strongest on this peak. Ren could feel it…

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The Last Jedi: Part Two

Wow man I didnt expect that ending. Amazing

The Journey to the Awakening

THE LAST JEDI (PART 2)

Luke eyed the four masked figures who hemmed him in, cutting him off from his padawan — but only in the physical sense. Powerful as the Knights of Ren were, they could not sever the Force connection he shared with Rey. He felt her struggling and scraping with their determined leader — the padawan who’d betrayed him and pushed aside his careful teachings. The bond between uncle and nephew, master and padawan, was still there and would continue beyond this life, but the Dark side had thrown up a shroud of cinder and vapor between them — or at least that’s how it seemed in Luke’s mind. He couldn’t reach Ben that way, but there were other minds not so veiled.

The old Jedi inhaled deeply and let his words out through the Force, along with a slight wave of his hand. “You do not…

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Star Wars Balance in the Force fan film starting to take shape.

I have been on a roll lately coming up with new script and images for my first Star Wars animated fan film title Star Wars Balance in the Force. Kylo Ren has had enough of Snoke manipulating him so he decides to spill the beans about Snokes secret experiments in hope to regain Lukes trust. We also dive into the origins of the force and yes we will be going way way back to the first day someone said. I have a bad feeling about this.

Starbird

Love this story.

The Journey to the Awakening

Senator Leia Organa opened the door to the apartment looking tired but genuinely pleased to see her colleague, Senator Boreal Crex. He was one of the few Investigative Committee members who didn’t constantly make more work for her. Beside him stood his daughter Hada, a perky little thing the age of her son Ben. She knew the teens had spent time together on field trips and Young Mentors excursions. This was a social call then, despite the lateness of the hour.

“Senator Crex,” she said with a gracious smile. “Hada. It’s good to see you.” And beckoned them in. “May I offer you some refreshments?” She was about to turn toward the kitchen when Crex held up a hand, unsmiling.

“Ah, no, thank you,” he returned in a voice pitched low, absently fingering the gloves in his hands. His eyes darted briefly about the room, trying to see down the…

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Time in a Bottle

When do we leave. I love that? I want to go too 🙂

The Journey to the Awakening

“I never thought the Jedi were real,” Rey admitted, giving her soup a stir. “I thought they existed in tales told round campfires.” She watched Luke Skywalker spoon some of the simple broth into his mouth. He’d allowed her to enter his stone hovel on Ahch-To, but he’d said very little after she’d delivered the holos from Leia and Han. When the old Jedi offered her a bowl of watery broth, she’d sat down at the stone slab table across from him. She wanted desperately to talk to him about Han — the restless friend they’d lost.

“Talking is the best salve for our wounds,” Maz Kanata had told her in the brief meal they’d shared. Rey wasn’t sure what the wizened old pirate had meant, but now she understood.

She hoped she’d see Maz again.

How can I get this old hermit to talk? She thought, biting her lower…

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