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Ben Ostrowsky
Works at USF Health
Attended Miami Springs Elementary School
Lives in Tampa, FL
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Literally the truth. Also applies to their subs.
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They do make some pretty fine tea and sammiches there.
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+Anna Starberry​ you've seen the drunk synchro team, right?
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If "person's" (person+POSS) is acceptable, surely "whose" (who+POSS) is. Other than that, fantastic!
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The irony is that Beethoven's 5th Symphony plays over the credits "Movie and Song by Nina Paley". Surely Beethoven and the composer/orchestra should be credited as well?
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Hahaha too true
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Oh wow. Petra Haden has turned a Trent Reznor track into something that at times sounds like the library in downtown Berlin (in WINGS OF DESIRE). Ethereal, elusive, and gorgeous.
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Jurassic Park Theme Song (Melodica Cover): https://youtu.be/-w-58hQ9dLk

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Hannah Hart is living proof you don't have to be a dad to tell dad jokes. <3
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Dear +8-Bit Philosophy — if you say "this begs the question" when you mean "this raises the question", I can't take the "philosophy" part of your name very seriously. Begging the question means employing circular reasoning.
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#MarriageEquality
Right here, right now
there is no other place I want to be
Right here, right now
watching the world wake up from history
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Uh. What? +YouTube​, that's an odd message. Variable interpolation seems to be getting skipped.
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This way up.
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Now you're thinking with portals!
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Work
Occupation
Systems Librarian/Programmer
Employment
  • USF Health
    Application Developer, 2012 - present
  • Equinox Software, Inc.
    Librarian/Programmer, 2009 - 2012
  • Alpha-G Consulting
    Library IT Consultant, 2008 - 2009
  • Tampa Bay Library Consortium
    Automation Services Technologist, 1998 - 2008
  • University of South Florida
    Graduate Computer Assistant, 1996 - 1998
  • University of Florida
    Computer Lab Assistant, 1994 - 1996
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Currently
Tampa, FL
Previously
Atlanta, GA - Miami Springs, FL - Gainesville, FL - Decatur, GA
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813-975-0331
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  • Super Stickman Golf 2
  • Brickies
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Shuffle My Life
  • Radiant
  • Resources Game
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Tagline
Organizing information to make it useful to people. You say data warehousing, I say librarianship. You say potato, I say "could I have yuca con mojo criollo instead?".
Introduction
I believe in humanity: our indwelling capacity for good, our insatiable desire to make ourselves known to one another, our coruscating passion for knowledge, our ability to handle the truth, our capacity for learning from really dumb mistakes, and our capacity for making them.

I believe in humor as the universal solvent of ignorance, grief, and fear.

I believe in public libraries.

I believe in using intellectual property rights to establish a sustaining wellspring for the creative endeavors of others; I believe in the Creative Commons license.

I believe in putting final punctuation outside the quotes unless it was present in the original.

I believe in the Oxford comma.

I don't believe in rigid gender lines, violence as national economic policy, or any particular religion (though I'm congenial to many).
Bragging rights
My photo of a Foucault's pendulum has been featured on the cover of an IEEE journal under the Creative Commons license.
Education
  • Miami Springs Elementary School
    1980 - 1986
  • Miami Springs Middle School
    1986 - 1988
  • Miami Springs High School
    1988 - 1992
  • University of Florida
    BA Linguistics, 1992 - 1996
  • University of South Florida
    MA School of Information, 1996 - 1998
Basic Information
Gender
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Birthday
August 25
Other names
sylvar
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Lighthouse Express is just amazing. Even on a gray, misty day, the guys here had so much energy and enthusiasm. I find it hard to muster much enthusiasm for more interesting tasks on Monday morning, let alone detailing a car, but somehow I get the feeling that making a customer happy is literally the most important thing on earth for these folks. I have to disclose that they piled on a few extra upgrades after we bought a car wash, but I wish I lived closer so that we could come back and pay full price next time.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I've been coming to Olin Mott's garage since the 1990s, long enough for the employees to tell me several times that my car is getting too expensive to repair and it would be in my best interest to sell it. And on one occasion they've even said "There's nothing wrong with the darn thing. Bring it back when there's something to fix. No charge." Human beings don't get more honest than that, to say nothing of the usual reputation of a mechanic. Mr. Mott would accept nothing less, and that's why I'm happy to come here even if the news is sometimes painful. I know that it's the honest truth, every time.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Call ahead to be sure there's farm-grown produce available (and not just stuff trucked in from nearby partners), and be ready to hike in from the nearest parking spot when there is, because Georgians love this genuine farmer's market for its health-giving vegetables. Oh, and its deep-fried fruit pies and homemade peach ice cream. But mostly the health-giving vegetables. Especially if deep-fried fruit pies are a vegetable. They are, right?
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
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Datz loves to play with food. It's not as crazy as the molecular gastronomists would like, but their winter vegan stew over quinoa-cranberry pilaf was amazing and they don't let their menu get stale. They use technology adeptly (and even have a social media consulting subsidiary, Datz Chat) and unintrusively. You can text them to check the wait list or get onto it. It's great to have a restaurant in Tampa that really understands both food and technology so well.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've moved away from Atlanta, and one of the things I miss most about my former city is the multiplying energy Brian brings to his shop. I've seen him bend over backwards to make sure his customers are happy and not just satisfied. Even when he's not at the shop (and I'd say he's there roughly 60 hours a week), the place has been immaculate. I can't wait to visit Atlanta so I can come back to Yogurberry!
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
These guys made me feel like family from the minute I walked into the place, and they seem to make everyone else feel that way too!
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago