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Aaron Harper
Works at Issyroo Farms LLC.
Attends American Public University System
Lives in Walsenburg, CO
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One does not simply loiter in the garden... It's Day of the Triffids all over again! (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055894/)
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Only if you make noise, or drive an ice cream truck.
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Something I swore that I'd never do was post pics of my food on social media... yet, here it is. What makes this newsworthy is the content; most of the vegetable bits came from our garden. My god, that was delicious!
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Just wait until we are eating stuffed zucchini, or stirfry. :) 
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Issyroo land purchase, Take 2:

Well, damn.  The land we were closing on could not be used since it could not be connected to the highway safely.  A hill was in a position where merging would have been unsafe, so the state highway department blocked the sale.  

I have to admit their fears were well founded, and am glad in a way that it didn't work out.  On the plus side, we are evaluating 3 larger plots of land that promise not to have the access issues.  Keep your fingers crossed folks!
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There are days I know exactly how this guy feels. :)

https://youtu.be/Lg2dqFCU67Q
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To be fair though, the rock creature started the whole chain of events with bad rock placement. However, the townspeople didn't know that.
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You know it's bad when the internal network is more reliable than a carrier grade network.
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We were down from 14:19 on Friday to 14:34 Saturday.  This had to have been a major disruption given how widespread the outage was and how long it took to resolve it.
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Fallacy Ref at his best.
 
FALLACY REF is the best collection of memed logical fallacies in the history of memed logical fallacy collections.

I did some quick Google sleuthing and could not find the original source, but [EDIT] I have been told it was Glen Welch, to whom my sincerest thanks.

Now go. Share. Fill the internet with logic awareness. Future generations will thank you.

H/t to +Jane Skau​ for bringing this wonderfulness to my attention!

#logicalfallacies   #meme  
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catnip to a trollbuster ; )
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Issyroo Garden, second harvest This garden has been planted and tended in a way similar to how colonists on Mars will need to perform their ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization) tasks to keep themselves alive. This was the baseline experiment.

It obviously works, and the next step will be to try it on a similar scale but isolate the plants from the ground. After this comes isolating the atmosphere, followed by the exclusive use of artificial lighting.

We harvested and processed zucchini, lettuce, spinach, and green beans today, and we may need to consider harvesting with a wagon rather than with a basket for the next one. It was pretty impressive.

Check out the comments in the pictures for the descriptions and more details.
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We've done really well. No fertilizer. No soil amendment. Just lots of weeding and water. We also planted leeks today.
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This.
 
if i get one more thing i have to get done before monday this is how i am going to behave...
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So, that was what the noise was out in the hall at the high school.
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Nice... Now creative commons is Investigating the real question about achieving the free and open future we all want. 
Creative Commons is raising funds for Made with Creative Commons: A book on open business models on Kickstarter! Let's write a book that shows the world how sharing can be good for business.
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Looks like Intel is positioning themselves to become a major player in the open source hardware area

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/do-it-yourself/maker-osh-advisory-panel.html?wapkw=open+hardware

h/t to +Evil Mad Scientist 
Follow a series of conversations from the Open Source Hardware Advisory Panel about hardware licensing, best practices, maker communities
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Very true, +Aaron Harper .  Open source is very unique in that way... you can drop the correct data in the correct datastream and sit back and watch your ideas unfold over the years as other build atop it.  
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The Spanish Peaks International Celtic Music Festival is two months away! 
Check out what we've got going on in September. Do you love Celtic music? Have a love of bagpipes, but can't play a note? Or are you a fiddle player who wants to improve their technique? Visit the Program pages and see what's on offer. Plan your visit to the Festival now, and get some great ...
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Two or more viewpoints can be true simultaneously despite appearing to be mutually exclusive.  Until all is known about a topic, and it never is, there is room for other opinions.  Respect these, as there is a good chance that they are as correct as your own.
 
If only we could visualize this image for few seconds before talking/typing ... 
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This is such a good visual representation. 
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Occupation
I build things that makes science fiction a reality.
Skills
Electronic, Mechanical, Aerospace Engineering / Economics, Workforce, and Economic Development
Employment
  • Issyroo Farms LLC.
    Technical Lead, 2012 - present
  • Ahead Research Corporation
    CTO, Chief Designer, 1988 - 2013
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Walsenburg, CO
Previously
Cut Bank, MT - Bozeman, MT - Tucson, AZ - Carmichael, CA - Worms, Germany - Hampton, VA - Nashville, TN - Lacey, WA - Cocoa Beach, FL - Mobile, AL - London, UK - Kalgoorlie, WA - Christchurch, NZ
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Per scien et fortitudae ad plurum mundi inter astra.
Introduction

My name is Aaron Harper, and I am self-employed. If this sounds like an Alcoholics Anonymous or other support group introduction, perhaps it is. What started out as a plan to create my own business has become a source of incredible opportunities.

As a young boy, my father took me to see the last Apollo launch. I can still remember feeling rather than hearing those five F-1 engines light off and watching those three brave men being accelerated through the night sky on a pillar of flame. So began my obsession with aerospace. I earned a degree in Electronic Engineering specializing in communications and robotics. During the eighties NASA wasn't doing much that I was qualified for and civilian aerospace didn't exist the way we know it now. I started a small aerospace company to address the needs of the civilian aerospace companies that I knew were just around the corner... but that took another 15-20 years to materialize. In the mean time, the closest I could get to space was the Air Force, so I joined. Up to this point, the business was largely used as an intellectual property holding company.

After I left the military, I moved to a sleepy little southern Colorado town in 2002. I brought that little aerospace firm with me and shifted gears. We reorganized in order to manage and develop the intellectual property I and others in the organization had worked on over the years.  The low prices in the area allowed us to expand more than we would have otherwise, using several buildings and resources in the area for office, lab, and test facilities. Once testing started we quickly discovered that the relative isolation of the town was a boon to research. Things progressed much more quickly than we had even hoped. Preliminary tests of our assemblies were overwhelmingly positive, and even the couple of catastrophic failures we had in the lab and on the pad gave us much more data than they cost.

Soon after, I was appointed to the regional Colorado Workforce Investment Board to represent my region to state leadership. While performing my duties I proposed “out of the box” solutions with clear and measurable results. I was elected chairman of the South Central Colorado Workforce Investment Board, and currently serve on the Colorado Rural Workforce Development Council on the Executive, Economic Development, and Technology committees.  During this time I studies economics, ran an IT shop, cultivated the aerospace business, and home-schooled my daughter through her high school years.

Finding that I need the knowledge of a Space Studies Degree, I enrolled in American Public University's Space Studies program. Over the next five years I will fully develop the aerospace products we have designed over the years into products and service offerings that will make spaceflight less expensive, less risky, and commonplace. My goal thereafter is to retire by age 60, which is coming up much faster than I had planned.  

In retrospect I find that I'm not doing all of this for my ego, nor am I motivated by money. When my state's unemployment numbers drop it makes me smile, thinking I was responsible for some small part of that. When a project I have been working on for a long time works better than I had dreamed, it puts spring in my step. These all pale to the times when my sixteen year old daughter, who is a biology major in college now, looks at me and says “Daddy, I am proud of you”. That makes it all worthwhile at the end of the day.

Bragging rights
I change my world.
Education
  • American Public University System
    Space Studies, 2012 - present
  • ITT Technical Institute
    Electronics Engineering, 1985 - 1986
  • University of Arizona
    Electrical Engineering, 1986 - 1988
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When in haste I chose the wrong board, but didn't have time to return it and receive the correct one, their support staff went above and beyond assisting me in getting the OS and my proprietary application loaded. It worked, the customer is pleased, and so am I. A big thanks to Logic Supply and especially Jim Dines!
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