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Derek Wirch
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Lives in Kitsap County, WA
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I have no sympathy for the bums of Seattle. Some of them have a nicer phone than I do.
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I had an interesting interaction with a bum in downtown Seattle this morning. If you've been downtown, you know they are everywhere, kind of hard to avoid. 

As I am exiting the Fourth and Madison building on to Fourth avenue, this disheveled individual looks directly at me, and says, "Bob Seger".  Nothing else, just, "Bob Seger".

I thought nothing of it, and continued down the sidewalk towards the building where I work. After a few moments, I noticed that I was hearing that name repeatedly, and it was not just in my head. I turned, and there was the bum, following me down Fourth avenue, repeating "Bob Seger". I was a bit creeped out, but continued walking towards work.  This went on for 3.5 blocks.  He would calmly and evenly say "Bob Seger" every 10 seconds or so.

Nearing my building, I came upon the "Don't Walk" sign, preventing me from crossing the street, which would allow the homeless person to draw even with me, and no doubt continue his monologue of "Bob Seger".

On the spur of the moment, I turned to the old hobo, and said, "Old Time Rock and Roll".  The homeless guy stopped, and a sly grin came across his weathered visage.  After a moment, he simply turned and walked up University street towards Fifth Avenue.
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That is awesome! I would have replied Katmandu. Different folks...
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Recently, I noticed a comment on a friends Facebook page regarding the number of attempts at accessing the back end of his website which originated ...
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Not a bad package.  I haven't played any of these, so it'll be a nice weekend diversion.
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well, here's a first, for me anyway.

Just booked my plane tickets for Minneapolis, and noted that the first class tickets were less expensive than the coach tickets.  I guess I will need to practice holding my pinky out while sipping my Manhattan, 'cause this redneck is riding at the front of the bus for this trip!
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Caught these guys flying over the house today.  Apparently, they used the parking lot at the doctors office up the hill to take off from.  Looks like a ton of fun!
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I've seen them too on the last few weekends. Pretty cool...
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Just a little rant about bottom feeding recruiters who won't stop emailing or calling you.
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Why is no one reporting on this ?
Reports are coming in regarding problems accessing Microsofts OneDrive cloud file storage platform.  Some folks can still get there, while others are receiving blank screens, or sometimes a friendly error. The first reports s...
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If you can't follow by-the-numbers instructions, which your attention has been directed to multiple times,. please remove yourself from the technology field.  The rest of us have work to do which doesn't include fixing your ignorance induced screwups.
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Senior System Engineer
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  • Satori Software
    Senior System Engineer, 2013 - present
  • TrueBlue, Incorporated
    Senior System Administrator, 2008 - 2013
  • EDS
  • LATEOTT
  • Siemens Business Services
  • Microsoft
  • Anteon
  • American Medical Response
  • MACROsystems
  • Laplink
  • Hall Kinion
  • Avandel
  • Spokane Falls Community College
  • Protostar
  • Cascade Computer Maintenance
  • Seafirst Bank
  • United States Marine Corps
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Spokane, WA - Seattle, WA - Camp Pendleton, CA - Okinawa, Japan - Twentynine Palms, CA - San Diego, CA - Corona, CA - Westminster, CA - Huntington Beach, CA - Lakewood, WA - Torrance, CA - Belfair, WA - Norfolk, VA - Subic Bay, Phillipines - Bremerton, WA
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It's not magic.  It's technology.
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Once held my breath for more than fourteen seconds.
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  • School of Hard Knocks
    Life, 1970 - present
  • Westminster High School
  • Marine Corps Institute
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