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Alan Bush
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Lives in San Antonio, TX
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Hey +Trey Hyde - Getting closer. 

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s the strategy that a few Swiss watch makers are adopting with a new module that adds activity tracking and alerts to traditional-looking timepieces. The solution is called MotionX and it will be used in watches made by Frederique Constant, Alpina and Mondaine, with more than 10 Swiss Horological Smartwatches first…
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Join us as our Office Hours Hangout team chats with Racker Kevin Carter -
a software developer working on Rackspace Private Cloud. Kevin hosts a regular Google Hangout with the Ansible OpenStack Community, and is also the
developer of several very helpful cloud tools, including Turbolift and
InstanceSync.
You can join the conversation with Kevin by watching the hangout live, or
asking a question here, before the show - we'll answer as many as we can
on-air.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Alan Bush. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I think I might try this. Thanks +Drew Cox for sharing.

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Gear up for our #FirstReviewFriday kick off this week by finding a place with zero reviews and posting one of your own. Then check back in with us at the end of the week for a special surprise. 
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So, no reviews anywhere, or focus on a specific review network, and go to all of those? I'm sure you'd have your hands full trying to sort through multiple review services for it. 
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Careful out there, it's a bit foggy this morning.

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Time well spent with the boy.
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You put the mustache on upside down, and forgot the glasses, but "A" for effort.
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Found unopened, in my house. "Optimized for Windows XP."
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Olympus wireless adaptor to turn your smartphone into a Micro 4/3 camera

This looks great; I hope they release it in America. I already have an Olympus Micro 4/3 camera, and I love it. It takes great pictures, and it's very portable. I would love to get my hands on this device, though, because: 1) It would be an upgraded sensor over what I have now; and 2) the workflow improvement would be great - I'd be able to take better pictures and instantly share them through whatever channels are available to me via my phone. 
Sony launched the QX10 and QX100 smartphone-controlled lens cameras back in 2013, and now Olympus is offering its own take on the concept. Dubbed the Olympus Air 01, the wireless camera features a 16-megapixel Live MOS that can take 320 photos on a single charge. Olympus is marketing the Air series of lens cameras as an open source platform, and has mentioned that the Micro Four...
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I had a wonderful time yesterday at WordCamp SATX 2015. Here are a few photos that in no way capture everything about the day. 

Guest appearances by +Drew Cox +Bill Hertzing +Faisal Misle +Garrett Heath and an old school Toyota Land Cruiser FJ-40 out Jeeping a Jeep, among others. 
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Well this explains this morning's commute... 
An 18-wheeler carrying produce crashed Thursday morning on the Northeast Side, causing authorities to close down the interchange of Loop 410 and Interstate 35 during rush hour.
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Mustachioed Cloud Technology Mentor by day; Daddy, Husband and Improvisor by night. I work for Rackspace, but these posts are my own.
Introduction
Alan Bush is a founding member of the Technical Community Manager role at Rackspace. Alan helps Rackspace customers, Rackers, and the public achieve success in the cloud through one-on-one and one-to-many interactions - including Community Forum support, videos, live presentation, blogging, and social media.

Alan also helped to architect Rackspace's Cloud Launch Team. During his time on the Launch Team, Alan helped more than 100 new cloud consumers get started with cloud hosting, developed a weekly live video show - Office Hours Hangouts, was one of the first 175 Rackers to become certified "Cloud Savvy," and was awarded the Fanatical Jacket, Rackspace's highest honor for outstanding customer support.

Before Rackspace, Alan helped create the Stevie Award winning onboarding program for Central Desktop - a really cool cloud collaboration suite - where he worked directly with companies and organizations like MLB.com, Sesame Workshop, and IEEE. When he's not helping customers learn how to build awesome things in the cloud, Alan can be found performing improv comedy with Comedy Sportz San Antonio, or dreaming up new styles for his award-winning mustache.  
Bragging rights
My coworkers put me in a straight jacket. Based on my moustache, I'm someone's evil twin.
Work
Occupation
Cloud Launch Manager - I am a cloud usability expert
Skills
Cloud Computing, Cloud Architecture, Linux, SaaS, IaaS, Project Management
Employment
  • Rackspace
    Cloud Launch Manager, 2012 - present
    I help new cloud computing customers get started using the cloud. I work with brand new customers as an advisor and technical project manager, to help them build awesome things in the cloud.
  • Central Desktop
    Implementation Consultant, 2010 - 2012
  • Employers Health Network
    Healthcare IT, 2007 - 2010
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Currently
San Antonio, TX
Previously
Springfield, MO - North Kansas City, MO - Warrensburg, MO - Lee's Summit, MO - Liberty, MO
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Alan Bush's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Royals’ batting order 'falls into place,' and Ned Yost likes it - Kansas...
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The Royals batting order is about set, Royals manager Ned Yost said last weekend. When asked if he’d given a lot of thought to his batting o

8 Things Parents Should Know About The LEGO Movie - GeekDad
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If you have any question about whether to go see The LEGO Movie, opening this week, we have some answers for you. Continue reading →

Coffee Myth-Busting: Cup Of Joe May Help Hydration And Memory
www.npr.org

A study helps debunk the old wives' tale that drinking a few cups of coffee will dehydrate you.

Protect Your Sites With Rapidly Deployed WAF Rules - The Official Racksp...
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In this post, Rackspace Cloud Tools partner CloudFlare highlights how to product web sites from attack with rapidly deployed WAF rules.

Protect Your Sites With Rapidly Deployed WAF Rules - The Official Racksp...
www.rackspace.com

In this post, Rackspace Cloud Tools partner CloudFlare highlights how to product web sites from attack with rapidly deployed WAF rules.

The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic
www.latimes.com

Aaron Carroll today offers a graphic depiction of the toll of the anti- vaccination movement. (H/t: Kevin Drum .) It comes from a Council on

Everyone can now track down noisy tabs
chrome.blogspot.com

November's Chrome beta introduced improvements to help make your browsing quieter, safer and sleeker. In the latest Chrome release we're mak

Why Rackspace Was Named One of FORTUNE’S 100 Best Companies To Work For ...
www.rackspace.com

We at Rackspace got some great news this morning: FORTUNE magazine ranked us No. 29 on its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Th

San Antonio Cocktail Conference | Mix, pour, teach, learn and imbibe to ...
www.sanantoniococktailconference.com

San Antonio's own Cocktail Conference is the first of its kind in Texas. It is bringing together top bartenders for four days of education s

Martian Watches show us their new products and software #CESlive
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An analog face and a notification screen make for some of the best looking smartwatches yet Watch as John P. and Adam talk with Pam Niemi fr

Reach the people you know more easily
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Posted by David Nachum, Product Manager Have you ever started typing an email to someone only to realize halfway through the draft that you

How to Delete All of Your Facebook Activity
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If I had my way, Facebook would have a hard and fast expiration date for posts. I generally don’t want most of what I say hanging around lon

These Game-Themed Wedding Bands Are Absolutely Gorgeous! [Pic]
www.geeksaresexy.net

Zsolt Székely, a Toronto, Canada-based jeweler we featured last year for an awesome pair of Triforce wedding bands he created, is back with

Sprint reportedly preparing to purchase T-Mobile in 2014
www.theverge.com

Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from The Wall St

Pizzeria closing after 16 years
www.libertytribune.com

A Liberty pizza restaurant and bar with what owners describe as a “fiercely loyal” following has announced plans to close its doors after mo

A new breed of Chrome Apps, now available for Mac
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Chrome Apps work offline, update automatically and sync to any computer where you're signed into Chrome, so you can pick up where you left o

Buy a Nexus 7 and Chromecast from Google Play, get a $35 credit for content
www.androidcentral.com

Free shipping for both thrown in as a bonus Just in case you were looking for yet another reason to pick up a Nexus 7 and Chromecast, Google

Angry Birds Go!
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Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck spee

Don’t Throw Your Code Over The Wall: 5 Ways To Work With Ops Engineers -...
www.rackspace.com

While the tech world is shifting to more of a DevOps structure, in many places the invisible wall that separates developers and operations e

Cable association ads warn cord-cutters of shark attacks and death-by-ra...
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So you decided to go without cable; what's the worst that could happen? According to a new series of web ads from the National Cable and Tel

My family and I stopped in to grab some ice cream this afternoon. I'll agree with the other reviews - it's delicious, but it does take quite a while to get through the line. Let me be clear - it's worth it. The ice cream is good, the toppings are good, and the experience - making ice cream from scratch, in seconds, is fun for everyone. I look forward to going back soon.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I have a theory that the larger the giant, anthropomorphic pig mascot, the better the BBQ joint - Augies definitely delivers on this theory. This is some of the best BBQ in San Antonio, and I try to make it back as often as I can. The pulled pork is the best I've found in the city, and the sauce isn't totally overloaded with black pepper like other places in town <cough>Rudy's</cough>. Also try the Mac 'n' Cheese, it's delicious. Great food, more beer than your usual "lite" domestics, good prices, no-frills atmosphere.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Halftime is under new management, apparently, and has an all-new lunch menu to go with the new management. I came in just after noon today for lunch, and was the fourth customer. The only waitress took my order (sliders and fries) and brought me my soda. My meal (3 small sliders and an order of fries) took about 35 minutes to reach my table. The waitress was friendly enough checking on me and refilling my drink, but never once mentioned the long wait, or offered to check on the food. The food itself was good. The sliders were well seasoned, and cooked perfectly. The menu claimed one slider would be dressed with the chef's homemade BBQ sauce, but I realize now that it wasn't. The fries were nicely done, crispy, but not burnt. The sliders and fries were served in a plastic basket with a paper liner - standard bar food plating. From what I could see, there isn't a seat in the restaurant without a direct line of sight to a tv, including a massive projection screen taking up most of one wall. A few "sporty" knick knacks line the walls, but not much else in terms of decor. Halftime has 4 beers on tap, two light beers, an ultra light, and Blue Moon. I noticed about a dozen bottled beers, the most "exotic" being Guinness and Dos Equis. They have a full bar, however, and appeared to have a few specialty drinks available. This seems like it would be a nice place to watch a game or two, drink light beer, and have some wings, or other sportsy food. As of right now, I can't recommend it for anything else. I want to come back and try Halftime for dinner, and to catch a game or two. I hope that service and meal times can improve by then.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Don't get me wrong, the BBQ at Rudy's is good. It's perfectly passable BBQ, really. But it's certainly not anything to write home about, let alone write a glowing review. I still don't understand how Rudy's consistently rates as San Antonio's best BBQ. Call me a BBQ snob, but I'm left underwhelmed by their meats. The sides were, for me, the star of the show. The creamed corn is excellent. I was much less impressed with the beans. Perhaps the "Rudy's Experience" is enough, for most, to make up for the average BBQ. I definitely enjoy the atmosphere and decor. The service is friendly and prompt, and I always feel welcome when I visit. Overall, Rudy's has a great atmosphere, and decent BBQ. If that's your thing, then you've found it at Rudy's. For me, I know that there's better BBQ out there, which makes Rudy's an acceptable BBQ joint, but not a destination I will seek out for future BBQ adventures.
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Food: GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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This place is great. If you appreciate great craft beer, then you'll love it here. They have an always-rotating selection of beers, most local to Texas. You can get a taster, a pint, or a 32-64 oz. growler to go. The staff is super friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to give a suggestion for new beers to try. I like that they always have root beer on tap, so I can stop by with my kiddo (and my wife can still enjoy while she's pregnant.) I stop in about once a week, and I always recommend Big Hops to my friends.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Very fast service. Probably 45 minutes* between my first call and Troy showing up. Very polite, very prompt, very responsive to my questions. Got in, did what needed to be done, and left. No high pressure tactics to sell their maintenance plan, just explained it, and offered it. I don't often have plumbing needs, so I don't really know how the price compares, but I didn't feel like it was completely out of range. *I'm pretty sure that was a lucky coincidence, but the person answering the phones set up a realistic expectation of when the service person would be there. I would definitely recommend Mr. Plumber to anyone else needing a plumber.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago