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Bill Merrow
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The Navy's plan is to revitalize its force with new vessels that will cost far more than the current ships and be far less effective.
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smart move enhances Tesla revenue stream
The electric car maker pushes into a new market -- stationary power batteries.
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remote android lock and wipe is one key feature you want to consider
You love Android—but how well do you really know Android? These power user tips dig deep into your system's hidden crannies, and surface super-cool features you can really use.
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what you should have already done to be mobile ready for today's search change
With Google about to make a change that will affect how websites are ranked in its mobile search results, now is the time for companies to make sure their websites don't sink to the bottom of the pile.
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slow 10 mile bike ride home this morning
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MESSENGER goes out with a bang
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft crashed into Mercury on April 30th, ending a years-long mission that made many unexpected discoveries about the innermost planet. Today's story summarizes some of MESSENGER's most surprising finds.
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NASA just confirmed ET life?

Some of the polar ice is covered by a mysterious dark organic material that researchers still do not understand.
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great photos of Mercury
Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in...
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It is still SPAM but prepared properly it does not taste like SPAM any more . . .
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Mount Baker hot springs a valuable potential geothermal power source
The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.
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Software/Hardware Engineering, Photographer, Space/Geology/Grand Canyon enthusiast
Introduction
Computer software: architecture, programming, product management - create/mature profitable product lines, design / deliver client usable solutions (business value enabling: processes, content, integrations delivered via "best practices").  

The opinions and statements on this page are my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or policies of my employer. 

Management/Technical skills - see LinkedIn.
Mags I subscribe to and rss feed status here
Tech hobbies include custom Server/Desktop building, compiler writing, OS drivers/mods, machine language programming, securing networks/systems, pretending to not be a geek.
Avid River Runner, Hiker, Photographer and Grand Canyon/Geology freak: see hobby blog for more info on Southwest / Grand Canyon geology/river running/hiking.

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Builds/leads cross-functional teams of guru level self-starters without damaging anyone. On Gmail since 2004. Wrote 3 books in Ranade IBM Series.
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Solution Manager who Builds/Leads Cross Functional Teams of Self-starters
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Solutions Architecture, Security, Author/Technology Evangelist known for team building, best practices, teaching
Employment
  • Product Management/Consulting
    Architect, 2014 - present
    I thrive in an entrepreneurial environment where I build strong cross functional teams that design/deliver client usable solutions (content + integrations combined with client enabling "best practices"). "Solutions" compatible with the skills and process maturity of real clients, not "tool kits" requiring gurus. Solutions easily deployed in the cloud or on prem that are highly available/secure/scalable yet supportable by client existing staff and easily migrated to future versions. Specialties: Managing complex projects, security, developing training/certification programs, best practices - focused on client satisfaction, usability/quality and profitable product portfolio. Focus areas: Computer software architecture, solution design, product management - create/mature profitable product lines.
  • CA Technologies Seamless Software Solutions Deployment Architecture, Best Practices, Integrations
    SVP R&D; Distinguished Engineer, 1996 - 2014
    Developed and implemented Solution Validation Processes encompassing complex Highly Secure On Premises and Cloud Enterprise architectures that ensure compliance with industry, government and international standards. Leads cross-discipline team of self-starters focused on validation of solutions. Chief Architect and Lead User Interface Programmer for Asset Intelligence, a BI tool for very large sets of assets including a data organizer tested against in excess of 100 million assets, an ‘unknown relationship’ discovery tool, and ad hoc query system using PHP, JavaScript and Java. Designed and taught classes for field/services staff Architecting scalable/highly available solutions for large clients. Windows/Linux programming for product family APIs/customizations used for hundreds of large clients. Co-creator of enterprise search system used by CA for internal documents. Worked on content management system and library mechanism for TechWeb - CA's internal best practice system. Founding member of the Council for Technical Excellence (CTE). Met with 100s of large enterprise clients identifying business requirements and delivering value using CA products operating on tight timelines with limited resources.
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The Pentagon is buying the wrong ship, and it’s costing taxpayers billions
blogs.reuters.com

The Navy's plan is to revitalize its force with new vessels that will cost far more than the current ships and be far less effective.

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Fire and Ice: A MESSENGER Recap - NASA Science
science.nasa.gov

NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft crashed into Mercury on April 30th, ending a years-long mission that made many unexpected discoveries about the

Tesla moves into storage batteries to power homes
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The electric car maker pushes into a new market -- stationary power batteries.

Epically detailed photos of Mercury
www.businessinsider.com

Mercury is the smallest and fastest planet in...

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11 killer Android features you aren’t using, but should | Greenbot
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You love Android—but how well do you really know Android? These power user tips dig deep into your system's hidden crannies, and surface sup

How to prep, in 7 steps, for Google's mobile search change | Computerworld
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Here's what to do before Google's mobile-friendly algorithm kicks in April 21

In Northwest, A Push To Protect Forest As Geothermal Projects Near
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The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists ar

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Every Version of Windows Is Affected By This Vulnerability - What You Ca...
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What would you say if we told you that your version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability that dates back to 1997? You'd laugh, right? S

Google nearly bought Tesla for $6B in 2013 - CNET
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In a shocking revelation from an upcoming book, Tesla's Elon Musk and Google's Larry Page came to a verbal agreement two years ago. For bett

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Five worst airlines in America - Fortune
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Taking a domestic flight on one of the 12 commercial carriers in the U.S. is an experience rife with delays, rudely-handled luggage and over

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One of the best selections of micro and craft beers - the best I am aware of for Long Island north shore. The mix your own six pack special is a fun feature. There are frequent updates to short run micro brews - usually every week something exotic/great appears. Superb frequent customer programs provide discounts, notification/reservation of new beers and service is a real standout positive. Also sells a fine selection of home brew kits and supplies.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: Very GoodService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food was great except for desert which was ok. Sauces are very good. Foie gras was fantastic. This is a definite repeat on our list but just a touch pricey.
Food: ExcellentService: ExcellentDecor: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Food is ok to very good, but not up to the price point for brunch. Chicken was so so. Steak was very good. Sauces and vegetables are the best part. Seating is cramped - almost had to pickup table to get seated. Service was fine!
Food: GoodService: ExcellentDecor: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Best Chinese at a reasonable price in Manhattan with better service and decor than anyplace in china town. Kitchen makes items not on menu and will spice to your liking on request (their very hot is superb). Wide variety on regular menu with excellent vegetables and exceptional fried rice.
Food: ExcellentService: Very GoodDecor: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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"Food is OK, not great compared to other NYC Mexican choices in a similar price range. Guacamole I found to be fairly bland with a too smooth texture. Service was excellent but all our food was just ""so so"" - not bad/not great. "
Food: GoodService: Very GoodDecor: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
One of my very favorite places to eat in NYC - the fusion Asian is prepared in a french kitchen by a master chef. A great place to try new items. Sushi is very good but the menu entrees are simply divine! Service is also a standout.
Food: ExcellentService: ExcellentDecor: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
My all time favorite NYC steakhouse. The dry aged beef is a standout. Decor is a bit dated but charming. Service is fantastic. The creamed spinach and home made potato chips are hidden treats to complement any of the entrees. Filet is tender/tasty/terrific!
Food: ExcellentService: ExcellentDecor: Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago