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Andrew Oliver
Attended Mt. Dora High School
Lives in Durham, NC
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So how'd that work out for you then?
As mentioned, I decided to challenge myself over the past week in order to make 3-4 course vegan dinners for the family.  I learned a lot from the experience including that after making 14 dishes one's kitchen looks like a disaster zone.  I also learned tha...
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#vegan  breakfast in bed for my lady..  tofu scramble (slightly watery because +Alec Porter got "light" tofu which means more water), portobello mushrooms and garlic in a soy/wine sauce, potatoes with red chard, onions, peppers.
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+Open Software Integrators own +Tara Fusco schooling on +Apache Hadoop as the #Durham  Introduction to #Hadoop  gets started.
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http://osintegrators.com/opensoftwareintegrators%7C2-Day-Intro-to-Hadoop-Training-in-Chicago If you missed the #Durham  training then why not take a trip to #Chicago   - almost-free, instructor lead, vendor independent introductory training for Apache #Hadoop   
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Don't Choke
So I've been increasing in my general cooking skills to the point where certain things are no longer challenging. When I started, for instance, dicing an onion was a pain and now I can slice and dice them all day long (or until my eyes won't open anymore). ...
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Durham, NC
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Mt. Dora, FL - Birmingham, AL - Büdelsdorf, Germany
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President of Open Software Integrators, LLC
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Founder and President of Open Software Integrators, LLC (http://osintegrators.com).  Open Software Integrators specializes in Open Source solutions (consulting, training, application development).  We have offices in both Durham, NC and Chicago, IL. We do training, consulting and application development.  We specialize in mobile, open source and cloud-based technologies especially but not exclusively including: Java, Ruby, Linux, Android, iOS (iPhone, iPad), Titanium (for cross-platform),  Hadoop, MongoDB, Couchbase and Neo4j.   A lot of our work comes through our partners such as VMWare (http://vmware.com) and Neo Technologies http://www.neotechnology.com as well as our sister company ShadowSoft (http://shadow-soft.com).

I'm write a weekly column on application development topics for InfoWorld (http://www.infoworld.com/author-bios/andrew-oliver) and am always looking for new ideas to write about.

I formally served on the board of the Open Source Initiative (http://opensource.org) and I still help out as a member.  

As a developer turned manager, I'm a Java and Linux kind of guy.  I don't like problems that I can't solve (i.e. because some vendor won't cough up the code).  A core interest of mine is in bringing new and emerging technologies into our practice and building on specialties within our organization.

I'm a dad with 3 kids, a wife, and a red 2009 Ninja 650!  I'm a foodie who lives in the "foodiest small town" in North America.  I'm a geek who has watched Battlestar Galactica more times than you have.
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  • Mt. Dora High School
  • Eustis High School
  • Dream Lake Elementary
  • Roseborough Elementary
  • Tavares Middle School
  • Mt. Dora Middle School
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This place had a really weak opening and just before Mateo's opened. The service vastly improved and the food is top notch. Meanwhile Mateo's let things slide. Give this place another try.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This is probably where you want to eat if you are in any of the nearby hotels. The food will be better and about 1/3 of the cost of the hotel. The service is good esp if you sit at the bar. The view is good. Better wine place than bar. The duck was excellent. Yes it could use a scrubbing but it isn't real bad. The biggest downside is they allow smoking in the outside seating.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
Truly excellent. Even our meat and potatoes guy liked it. With wine pairings you are looking at $500 for 3. But for a special occasions, a great choice. Get the window for great people watching.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I love this place and go out of my way to get here. The food is uncompromisingly good. For a place as busy and as small, the service is both good and easy on the eyes...
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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There is nothing wrong per se. The service is great and the food is okay. The service is excellent but a plate of chicken, a salad and 2 drinks and you are out $100. Hey I am okay paying for fine dining and I don't expect a hotel restaurant overlooking the Ocean to be a bargain, but if you are going to charge $30 for chicken, how about marinating it and maybe something free range or make what it sits in especially tasty....I mean step it up so that the food isn't a let down.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
My super hero special ability is to stain shirts with whatever happens to be in my hand. Theirs seems to be getting them out. It doesn't smell and the lady at the counter is nice.. The parking lot is a bit hellish in the morning but the location is otherwise perfect...
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Kind of a dump. On one hand the pharmacy is open until midnight. On the other hand someone follows you around the store to, make sure you aren't stealing anything. Then the clerk chases you into the parking lot in order to check your receipt. I guess I will only come here after the other places are closed.
Quality: GoodAppeal: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago