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Chris Kankiewicz
Works at IO Data Center
Attended DeVry University
Lives in Mesa, Arizona
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Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus (LTS) is out today!

Grab a copy from http://releases.ubuntu.com/xenial/ or upgrade your installation for maximum Ubuntu power!

See what's changed here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/XenialXerus/ReleaseNotes

#Ubuntu #XenailXerus #UbuntuX
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CactusCon 2016 registration now open, get your tickets (and optionally a badge/swag) now! This year it's a two day event and the venue is the Phoenix Convention Center. I hope to see everyone there.

All the info and registration link at http://www.cactuscon.com

#CactusCon #HackThePlanet
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"I didn't choose the thug life, the thug life chose me."
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Are you ready?! I'm ready!
 
Our 6th LTS of Ubuntu with 16.04 will be out tomorrow! Check out the details here >> http://ubunt.eu/ewXshT 
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Today I wanted to share a small personal accomplishment:

While working on a project at work it was necessary to interface with the Okta API for user authentication and authorization. To accomplish this I created, an independent PHP client library. As it stood there were no official (http://developer.okta.com/docs/sdk/core/api.html) or unofficial PHP libraries available for working with the Okta API and I felt it would be beneficial to the community, as well as my employer, to publish this library as an open source project on the company GitHub account. So I talked to some people, sent some emails and ultimately got the legal department to okay it.

Thus, I am happy to present OktaSDK-PHP, a PHP client library for the Okta (v1) API.

#Okta #PHP #OpenSource #IO #ForkMe
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John Oliver on the iPhone encryption fiasco. Funny and on point as usual. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjZ2r9Ygzw

#JohnOliver #iPhone #Encryption
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My daughter wanted me to make a small gift bag into a cat puppet for her, so I obliged.
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I'm loving The Witness. It's a beautiful game, and challenges me in a way very different from just about any other puzzle game I can think of. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a brain teaser and something off the beaten path of modern games.

Now, for those that do pick up the game, I wanted to offer some tips but can't say too much because the process of discovery is a major part of the game, so here you go.

First, PAY ATTENTION. Everything on the island is intentional and there are lots of things you could easily miss if you're not paying attention. Every intricate detail can be important, or at the very least, is worth a second look.

Second, IF YOU GET STUCK, MOVE ON. Don't go looking up hints/solutions online every time you're having some difficulties. Due to the way the game is laid out you will not have all the information to solve every puzzle as soon as you come upon them. Even if you do have all the information you may not know exactly how to put it together to form a solution. In these situations just take a break from that puzzle/area and move to the next. Come back later and try again.

Along those same lines, EXPLORE. There's much to do and see and learn by exploring and the beauty of the island only increases with every new discovery.

Lastly, ENJOY THE JOURNEY. There is an "end" in the conventional sense but in my opinion the majority of the fun comes from the journey itself. Take your time. Don't worry about what's next or what's at the end. Simply appreciate what is.

#TheWitness #JonathanBlow #TheIsland
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Fun game of Cards Against Humanity with +Patrick Hardy​ tonight. Had some of the best combinations I've seen in a while. #CAH
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  • DeVry University
    Bachelors of Science in Network and Communication Management, 2005 - 2008
  • Shadow Mountain High School
    High School Diploma, 2001 - 2005
    Graduated National Honor Society member
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Full stack web developer, Linux junkie, gamer and hacker.
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Developer by day. PC Gamer, casual hacker by night.
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Proud father of two and husband.
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Full Stack Web Developer
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PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, Linux, Nginx, Apache, Composer, Git, MVC Frameworks
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  • IO Data Center
    Cloud Engineer, 2014 - present
    Automated the continuous deployment of Arch Linux-backed, OpenStack instances via SaltStack. Built Arch Linux images with Packer for PXE booting cloud servers and infrastructure. Deployed Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana monitoring platform in a Docker-backed, containerized environment. Deployed Consul scripts written in Python for monitoring service usage and alerting on service warnings/failure. Locally built and tested cloud instances in Vagrant test environments.
  • Arizona State University
    Web Application Developer, 2011 - 2014
    Designed and developed a new iteration of the PHP based learning management system built on the CakePHP MVC framework. Rearchitected a normalized MySQL database from existing fragmented database structure. Designed a detailed site frontend written in HTML, CSS and jQuery/JavaScript.
  • Southwest Medical & Rehab
    Web Developer / Designer, 2009 - 2011
    Worked alongside senior developer to conceptualize, design, and deploy a custom PHP based e-commerce platform built on Zend Framework. Designed and implemented multiple detailed site layouts written in HTML, CSS and jQuery/JavaScript. Built out a highly available infrastructure for hosting of the e-commerce platform. Increased traffic to all sites via email campaigns and search engine optimizations.
  • PetSmart Store Support Group
    Solution Center Technician, 2008 - 2009
    Provided over-the-phone technical support to store and corporate employees. Performed advanced troubleshooting on Windows based store servers, registers, and workstations.
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Delicious food, decent prices, great service. Only complaint is that the place is a little small for how busy they can get during the lunch hour peak.
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Good food, decent prices. Nothing particularly exceptional but certainly not bad. Will eat here again but won't go out of my way to do so.
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Decent, cheap coffee.
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Been here once. Had the coney dog and loved it. Will definitely be returning to try more menu items.
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