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Attended Broward Community College
Lives in Portland
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The Astronomical Clock: A 600-Year Old Prague Landmark

I used to walk by this every day for almost seven years, and I think I kind of took it for granted. There was always a million tourists milling about. Now, I'm sure I would treasure this so much more if I saw it again. It really is quite incredible to see in person.

The Clock

The Prague astronomical clock, or Pražský orloj, is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third-oldest astronomical clock in the world and the oldest one still working.

The Orloj is mounted on the southern wall of Old Town City Hall in the Old Town Square. The clock mechanism itself is composed of three main components: the astronomical dial, representing the position of the Sun and Moon in the sky and displaying various astronomical details; "The Walk of the Apostles", a clockwork hourly show of figures of the Apostles and other moving sculptures—notably a figure of Death (represented by a skeleton) striking the time; and a calendar dial with medallions representing the months.

According to local legend, the city will suffer if the clock is neglected and its good operation is placed in jeopardy and a skeleton, mounted on the clock, was supposed nod his head in confirmation. Based on the legend, the only hope was represented by a boy born in the New Year´s night.

You have to watch this video shot on the 600th anniversary of the clock in 2010

Prague Astronomical Clock - 600th Anniversary Show

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prague_astronomical_clock

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Two incredible, sold out workshops completed here in Central Oregon! We had amazing students, magic light, perfect views of the Milky Way, and never ending shots of the night sky. 

This image comes from +Mark Louka taken during our Crater Lake National Park night sky photography workshop. Absolutely incredible Mark!

Only a few spaces left in our entire 2014 Night Sky Photography Workshop schedule! Visit http://bit.ly/gpworkshops for more info. 
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Work
Occupation
Build cool stuff
Skills
Linux administrator, Digium certified dCSE
Employment
  • Voice1.me
    Owner, 2011 - present
    VoIP services hosted and on premise solutions. API integrations, multi-tenant, and call-center solutions.
  • Sjobeck Integration Professionals
    Sr. Telephony Engineer, 2012 - 2015
    Custom integrations for Switchvox PBX, Asterisk/FreePBX solutions.
  • Emergency Network Services
    Owner, 2006 - 2012
    Emergency response services for network related outages, service interruptions and support.
  • United States Postal Service
    MIS Intern, 1995 - 1996
    Intern - Novel, Windows 3.11, MS DOS, the good old days.
  • Aztech Communications
    Owner, 1996 - 2000
    Network solutions integration.
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Portland
Previously
Wilton Manors - Montock Point - Fort Lauderdale - Dover, DE
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Introduction
Linux geek and lover of technology and coffee.

I like to learn and ask questions, which involves sharing my 2 cents, or 3 or dollars worth of thought.

I am not a programmer, but enjoy scripting in Python. 

I run asterisk servers for a small Voip service provider and am looking to expand my reaches to new small businesses.

I am a recent transplant to Portland, OR. Would love to meet other technologists, geeks, or just cool people ingeneral to kick back and laugh with.
 
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These are circles that I have, if you would like to be part of them please drop a comment in the links to the posts and I will be sure to add you (Some of these might not be up yet as I am still working on setting stuff up so if not just add me to your circle and + me back telling me where to place you)

Portland

Geeks
Linux
UbuntuGeeks
Python

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OpenSER
FreeSWITCH

VW
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Bragging rights
Self-employed most of my life.
Education
  • Broward Community College
    Micro-computer information systems, 1995 - 1996
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