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Brian Wagner
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Attended Kent State University
Lives in Wasworth,Ohio
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I love Google+ but some days I wish I would stay off it so I can get more done. :)
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Cyber loafing rules. 
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We are going to talk about Linux!!! Cause it rocks...
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Who knew high end fruit was a thing?

Japanese grapes fetch record $5,400 at auction http://cir.ca/s/OcW 
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As a general rule airport food is pretty bad and more like a way to survive than thrive.  Tortas Frontera located between Terminal 1's B10 and B11 gates at the Chicago O-Hare airport is one of the great exceptions to this bad food rule.  For as good as the food is they are pretty fast as well generally taking 10-15 minutes to fill and order.  I love this take on American Mexican so much I ran from the C Concourse to this place and back with only 45 minutes between flights just to get the great food.  As it turns out all the running was a complete waste of energy because my flight to Baltimore was delayed by a little more than three hours.  

Regardless if you must fly through O-Hare definitely check it out.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are all wonderful.  After finding this link on the website I see they also have restaurants in Terminal 3 & 5 also.

http://www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/tortas-frontera/
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Delayed at O'Hare? Never... It's just a coincidence with all the sit down restaurants. 
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I hate being stuck on the tarmac .... So much for being in 20 min early
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Joe and Brian are going to talk about what happened at Google I/O
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Can your company Sponsor this Years OLF?
 
Please talk up sponsoring OLF to your employer and friends! Let's help keep registration free! https://ohiolinux.org/sites/ohiolinux.org/files/OLF%202014%20Prospectus.pdf
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Attention Harry Potter fans
J.K. Rowling has written a new story about Harry Potter, featuring the character as an adult for the first time since the conclusion of her book series nearly seven years ago. The story is the...
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Like Father like Son....After watching me walk on the Treadmill 5 days a week Will decided he needed to do a little exercise....and of course he had to watch a show on +Netflix while he did it.
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One way to watch those shows mom doesn't approve of, I guess.
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Cause I wasn't positive they were tracking me before....

"NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance" http://feedly.com/e/QCrVguEb
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Just cause you are an employee doesn't mean you shouldn't read this and use it to show them what they want.
 
Hiring a new employee is always risky business. Take the guesswork out of the process with advice by LinkedIn Influencer James Caan. http://linkd.in/1rlSoHl
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DevOps Master, Information Security, Linux, Web Guru
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Linux, Web Technologies, Security , Unix, A whole bunch more software I don't think you want to read about... :)
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  • DevopsMastery.com
    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.
  • eCertainty.com
    Co-Founder, 2010 - present
    My skunk works project that will become clear someday. You know when it's "Ready".
  • Linuxinstall.net
    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
    This space intentionally left blank.
  • 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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Wasworth,Ohio
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Stow,Ohio - Cuyahoga Falls,Ohio - Kent, Ohio - Chagrin Falls, Ohio - San Francisco/San Mateo - Beaverton, Ore
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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.

Check out my site and Podcast at http://linuxinstall.net

Bragging rights
Speaker at Impact 2011 about DevOps, My kids and Wife
Education
  • 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
    1987
    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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