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So I went to work today in downtown Cleveland. That would be the home of the NBA Champion Cavaliers, in case you missed that little event. Today was the first parade for a championship team ever. You see the last winners, the Browns in 1964, didn't get a parade. So an estimated 1.3 million people jammed into downtown and by most accounts stayed civil and friendly through the whole day. We obviously don't know how to do these kind of things. There were no barriers on most of the parade route to keep people safely away from the parade. Everyone kept closing off the route. So a 1-2 hours parade took closer to 3.5 hours. The whole thing was supposed to be done by 2:30PM ish. I was listening to the speeches on my drive home at 4:30PM. That all ended @5:30PM so only 3 hours late.

It was really fun watching everyone walking across the major bridges coming into downtown from my desk. They filled every inch of the parade route. They were shoulder to shoulder, in the trees, and on the various poles around the route. No one got trampled. Amazingly no one fell off the building and parking garages. No vehicles were damaged.(Well there might be a little damage from certain NBA players dancing on their roofs.) A few people did forget to eat and drink plenty of WATER. But hey that happens.

Proud of Cleveland for staying cool and enjoying this celebration without anything majorly stupid happening.

Let's hope Akron can do the same tomorrow night.
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Let's go CAVS! We love you !
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I really want them to take my money for this already....
PINE64 - World's Most Affordable 64-Bit Single Board Computer

The PINE64 – a 64-bit quad-core single-board computer – was unveiled recently, and will go on sale for $15.

The PINE64 can run Linux, 64-bit Android 5.1.1, and other software, and has 4K HDMI output capabilities.
The PINE64 is a 64-bit quad-core computer, and can run Linux, 64-bit Android 5.1.1, and other software.
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Could be real cool
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Hope this is as cool as it sounds
Awaken the Force within you. Choose a side and your Google apps will follow your path.
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Prediction: in 12 months no one will remember that VW tried to pull one over on the EPA.  There will be lawsuits but VW will settle them without a trial and this will all go away.  Of the car defects in recent years this one is a non-starter on the PR Problem scale.  By that I mean no one died from poor gas mileage and worse emissions that can be fixed with a simple software update.
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I haven't used an IOS device since my second gen Ipod.  When I took my new job at Sherwin-Williams they gave me an IPhone.  Honestly besides the camera and fingerprint reader what is the draw?  What is there to Fanboy over?  The keyboard sucks and doesn't let you swipe words making typing an annoying pain.  You can't hide any app.  There is no way to sort apps by anything reasonable like date installed or name.  There is no back button or home button.  Well ok there is a broken home button that just takes you back to the last screen of icons you were on if you are in a folder.  There are at least three places you have to go to mute the damn phone.  DND is broken and buried in the settings app.

I can really keep going for a while.  So really Apple Fan Boys what am I really missing on my Moto X running Lollipop?
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It's company policy for all IT staff.  So you can't bitch about what they want to put on it, they own the device and phone number so they can take it when you leave, and they can call you on it whenever they want.  Actually my last few companies have either given me phones or the money for getting my own.  It makes for nice separation when I am on Vaca.  I turn off the company phone and only a few people can reach me then.
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Reason number 1 Billion why I love Linux.... I replaced the mother board in one of my machines tonight.  Not only did it work on the first boot without any issues but I didn't have to call the Windows Overlords to let them know I still owned the software I purchased. :)
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I posted a new podcast last night and this week I have another interview as well as discussing some great games I played. Patrick Leder, from Leder Games joined me to discuss Trove: The Crystal Caverns, a game he is co-designing with David Somerville. Enjoy the episode!
What I’m Playing Now 1. Roll for the Galaxy 2. Cthulhu Fluxx 3. DragonFlame 4. Shroud of the Avatar 5. Hoard INTERVIEW: Patrick Leder co-designer of Trove: The Crystal Caverns What I WANT to play Now! 1. Broom Service 2. Car Wars the Card Game 3. Road Kill
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News feed automation fail....
So I went to my trusty feedky app this morning and would up reading an article about aus rugby. Which would been fine if I didn't expect a docker app story.... 
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Yeah.. I have a camping/hiking feed and had started getting articles completely unrelated. Turned out that the articles had nothing in common except being on the same front page. 
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Adam savage just rocks.... 
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WOW didn't think anyone still used this.... Some things just never die...
Speed up Rational ClearCase MultiSite package transport with Aspera FASP
This article describes how to utilize IBM Aspera's patented networking technology to improve the efficiency of distributed design and development teams using IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite.
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This podcast is so gamey....
I posted a new podcast last night and talked extensively about the new expansion for Machi Koro called Millionaire's Row. I went over the cards that are in the this new set and gave my opinions on what I thought so far after several plays. I also talked about several other games that I have been playing.
What I’m Playing Now 1. Pathfinder Adventure Card Game 2. Machi Koro: Millionaire’s Row 3. Shroud of the Avatar 4. Pandemic 5. Mad Max What I WANT to play Now! 1. Call of Cthulhu: The Card Game 2. Xia: Legends of a Drift System
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Linux it's not just a job it's an adventure
I started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's.   In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) I was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. My first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on my 60 Mhz PowerMac.  Since then I have been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions.  I have had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations.  This has given me the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

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  • Kent State University
    Psychology/MIS, 1990 - 1995
    Yep couldn't decide what to do. Ended up doing computers. I used to think I would finish out my degree someday. Now I am not so sure there would be a benefit.
  • Kenston High School
    It was fun. I did time as a high school DJ on our over the air Radio station. We were pumping out a whole 100 Watts. But we covered most of Cleveland.
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    Founder, 2014 - present
    Founded a site to help show people that DevOps Mastery is achievable. We show how to create a team of DevOps people at your company. We do our best to show the best practices when practicing DevOps. It's a lot more fun than you may think.
  • Blue Chip Consulting Group
    Solution Architect, 2013 - present
    I design Messaging, Security and Identity Solutions. Then I help implement them. Glad to be on a hardworking and knowledgeable team.
    Co-Founder, 2010 - present
    My skunk works project that will become clear someday. You know when it's "Ready".
    Founder, 2009 - present
    I wanted to put up stories and insights I thought people would enjoy. So I started a website and then recruited Mr. Leuzzi and Mr. Martin to round it out. We have fun. Try to be on a regular schedule. But hey we have lives and work to do. Check it out though we have fun and rant awesomely.
  • Wolcott Group
    Enterprise Architect, 2011 - 2012
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  • Westfield Insurance
    WebSphere/Linux/Unix Technology Lead, 2005 - 2011
    I lead an amazing team of Linux and WebSphere Tech's. We began automating our infrastructure when I started there. Within the 5 years I was there the team managed to drop build times from 4-5 days to 4-5 hours. So, yes DevOps works and will save your company time and money. We were so fast at building the environment that before I left the plan was to rebuild rather than restore the servers in a Disaster Recovery situation.
  • Wagner and Associates Groupware Services, Inc
    President, 2001 - 2005
    This was my company I started when I got the contract with GE. Wonder where I would be if I had stayed independent?
  • Chrysler Group LLC
    Siteminder Administrator, 2003 - 2005
    Helped build out a SiteMinder infrastructure capable of handling the load they get during the Super Bowl Ads. At the time they did about 10 million hits over the 3-4 hour game. Wonder what they get hit with these days.
  • General Electric
    Solaris/Java/Web/Siteminder Admin, 2001 - 2002
    Worked on building out the Web Infrastructure and Siteminder Infrastructure for the Lighting division. They are now part of the Appliances group.
  • E-Kids Internet
    Lead Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2001
    Rebuilt the Web and Application Server Infrastructure. We also setup squid proxy server because the CEO thought it was a good idea to have the kids using the site get there via SSH. It was .com crazy I tell ya.
  • XCaliber Technologies
    Co-Founder, 2000 - 2000
    TIP: Never start a company with 6 of your friends all as equal partners. Someone needs to take more risk and receive more reward. That person also needs to set direction.
  • Caliber Technologies(Fedex)
    Notes/Sendmail Admin, 1995 - 2000
    Setup, Configuration and Management of Lotus Notes and Sendmail servers running on Windows, Linux and Solaris.
  • CompUSA
    Sales, 1994 - 1995
    I sold a lot of Mac's. A few PC's.
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