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Benjamin Ellison
Works at Department of Energy, Richland Operations
Attended Columbia Basin College
Lives in Tri-Cities, WA
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LEGO Table
Project LEGO® Table My son's new LEGO table First a caveat - I am not a professional woodworker. There is a 100% chance that there are better ways to do about every step of what I did to make this table. Having said that, I think it turned out well. We've w...
First a caveat - I am not a professional woodworker. There is a 100% chance that there are better ways to do about every step of what I did to make this table. Having said that, I think it turned out well. We've wanted to do something with my son's Legos for quite some time.
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(Courtney Nash's excellent post on this topic inadvertently pushed me to finally finish this - give it a read) In the last post on this topic, I hoped to lay the foundation for what a mature role for automation might look like in web operations, and bring considerations to the decision-making process involved with considering…
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The other day I posted about the intersections of Systems Safety and web operations and engineering. One of the largest proponents of bringing a systems thinking perspective to safety (specifically 'software safety') is Dr. Nancy Leveson, who has been in that field (really a multidisciplinary field) for at least a couple of decades. She's the…
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For some reason I want to make a recursion or back-propagation joke here.
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I stumbled across an old writing assignment while cleaning up backups.
I have found that of the many obscure and arcane things we find to stress about every day, the steps behind Division, Classification, and Process Analysis shouldn't be included. Let me tell a story of...
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LEGO Table
Project LEGO® Table My son's new LEGO table First a caveat - I am not a professional woodworker. There is a 100% chance that there are better ways to do about every step of what I did to make this table. Having said that, I think it turned out well. We've w...
First a caveat - I am not a professional woodworker. There is a 100% chance that there are better ways to do about every step of what I did to make this table. Having said that, I think it turned out well. We've wanted to do something with my son's Legos for quite some time.
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Petabyte discs? 4K blu-rays? Yes, please.
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Question for #HATEOAS and #REST gurus - pros & cons of hiding unallowed/unauthorized links vs. decorating them somehow? Is there a standard for decorating a link that can indicate they exist but won't work if followed/dereferenced?
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This is great! The gamification of teaching Java development.
We are very excited to announce that CodeSpells is only weeks away from a stand-alone deployment on both Mac and PC computers! In this stand-alone version you can expect to be introduced to basic conc...
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Ben's GF Waffle Recipe These are the best waffles I've ever made or had, gluten free or otherwise. Just the right balance of moist, chewy, sweet and nutty. "Dry ingredients". 1/2 c brown rice flour; 1...
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Chief Information Officer
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  • Department of Energy, Richland Operations
    Chief Information Officer, present
  • Lockheed Martin
    Senior Multimedia Producer
  • Department of Energy
    Counterintelligence Cyber Technical Expert
  • Lockheed Martin
    Project Manager, Software Developer
  • Global Equation, LLC. dba Alloy Digital
    Senior Multimedia Producer
  • Image Works Digital Media
    Multimedia Producer
  • 3D Concepts, Inc.
    3D Animator, Multimedia Producer
  • United States Air Force
    Electronic Crypto Analyst Linguist
  • Advanced Nuclear Fuels, Inc.
    Engineering Intern
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Tri-Cities, WA
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Tri-Cities, WA - Pacific Northwest - Washington - Pacific Northwest - Idaho - California - Texas - England - Saudi Arabia - Germany
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CIO, Information Assurance specialist, and everything-hobbiest
Introduction
Hi! I'm a gadget-loving, news-reading, dessert-cooking, book-reading, compulsive doodling, IT geek. A cyber paranoist and reformed code monkey. A bit of art and science, a smidgen of culture -- all tongue in cheek.  I try to learn a little bit about everything... can't help it.
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  • Columbia Basin College
  • Washington State University, Tri-Cities
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A Mature Role for Automation: Part II
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Weeks Away from Deployment!
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TechCrunch | Everything, Everywhere, All the Time
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The Supreme Court just shut down a major tech controversy: police planting a GPS bug without your knowledge or the approval of a judge. By a

How To Secure Your Android Phone Like the NSA
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Every app I download seems to want more and more access rights—to either my SD card, my Internet connection, and even my address book. And w

The Prosthetics Breakthrough That Could Fuse Nerves With Fake Limbs
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A replacement limb that moves, feels and responds just like flesh and blood. It's the holy grail of prosthetics research. The Pentagon's inv

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We're on post-PC watch here lately, tracking the many warning signs that we've crossed the imaginary line separating PC's heyday from that o