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Erica Erkkila
Attended Rochester Institute of Technology
Lives in Palmyra, NY
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An examination of the greatest geek campus comedy ever, Real Genius, and why it still holds up better than most college films 30 years on.
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Jordan FTW. Plus the filming location for Hathaway's house (externals) was in Sand Canyon (Canyon Country/Santa Clarita CA), near where I grew up. 
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Foster dog Chiffon and Jiffy
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This is Chiffon's Promise. We're just babysitting her for a few days as she's very likely to be adopted soon (we're checking for temperament and so far she has a great one :)
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We don't have kids but for some reason I find articles about free-range parenting or changing parenting norms to be fascinating.
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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They smell like you. It's the next best thing to cuddling.
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Adopt a retired racing Greyhound, they just might be the love of your life.
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They turned out gorgeous!
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I wonder who thought greyhounds were aggressive, anyway?
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I think people confuse prey drives with aggression.
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Palmyra, NY
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Rochester, NY - Saugus, CA - Concord, CA - Valencia, CA - Tallahassee, FL - Canoga Park, CA - Bristol, CT - Randolph, NJ - Hightstown, NJ - Harleysville, PA - North Syracuse, NY - Watervliet, NY - Ravena, NY - Albany, NY
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Software Engineer/Chicken Farmer
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This is my current profile. Please ignore the peeepe one as I am switching to this one. Things you will find here: dogs, chickens, amigurumi (crochet), and landscape pics. Occasional profanity. Probably some tech, science, liberalism, feminism, and atheism. 
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BS/MS Electrical Engineering, TWiT brick #7
Education
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    MS Electrical Engineering, 1994 - 1996
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    BS Electrical Engineering, 1989 - 1994
  • Saugus High School
    1985 - 1989
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Palmer
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The Truth About Cast Iron Pans: 7 Myths That Need To Go Away
www.seriouseats.com

There's a mysterious, myth-packed lore when it comes to cast iron pans. On the one hand there's the folks who claim you've got to treat your

Harrassment clean
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Woman Sick of 'Wearing the Pants' in Relationship Gets Schooled
jezebel.com

Feminism is not just about lifting the oppressive veil of gender expectations off of women — it's also about loosening the necktie of expect

Felicia Day Says She's Afraid of Gamergate, Immediately Gets Doxxed
gawker.com

Actress and geek icon Felicia Day had stayed relatively silent about #Gamergate, the anti-feminist troll mob that's been targeting women in

Moving South
medium.com

When you grow up where it snows during the winter, you believe certain things. You are conditioned from your childhood t…

peepe's Ski Hat
www.ravelry.com

Not the neatest job ever, but was good practice knitting in the round and cabling. I had a lot of trouble getting started for some reason; g

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons
gizmodo.com

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and st

Foster Friday -- Polly
sighthoundunderground.com

Polly is a Spanish Galgo in foster care in New York, hanging with Tristi-the-Galgo and Jiffy-the-Greyhound. She’s looking for a forever home

Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn't Ca...
www.fastcompany.com

The host of CNN's Parts Unknown starting again on Sunday wants to make a great show--and challenge some cultural assumptions.

Photographer Recreates Famous Portraits With John Malkovich As His Model
www.boredpanda.com

Renowned photographer Sandro Miller wanted to celebrate the photography greats that had inspired and guided him, so he, with John Malkovich

Polygamist women dressed 'like ninjas' attack home of witness in Utah se...
www.theguardian.com

Police say two women in West Jordan, aged 18 and 22, ‘violently attacked one of the adult males’ in the house and are now in custodyPortland

Teaching Religion In Public Schools: One Calif. City Does It Right | Ame...
www.au.org

In Modesto, Calif., public school students are learning about religion in class – but it's probably not what you think. The geography and wo

Google+ stream: #galgoespañol
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See the latest about #galgoespañol and find people who share your interests. Google+ search streams bring you updates from your circles, pub

Fatal Hypothesis: How Belief in a Just World is Killing Us
feministing.com

If prejudice is a structure, as it has now become popular to say, what are its girders made of? What holds it up and what makes it endure? C

How to Be Polite
medium.com

Most people don’t notice I’m polite, which is sort of the point. I don’t look polite. I am big and droopy and need a hai…

Petfinder Adoptable | Dog | Galgo Spanish Greyhound | McLean, VA | Polly
www.petfinder.com

5 years old, Happy and playful, friendly, good on leash and with cats. Her adoption fee is $650, which includes his vetting and transport co

45 Years Since Apollo 11... Yet Here We Are
www.slate.com

45 years ago today — and for the first time in human history — human beings set foot upon another world. It was one of the proudest moments

Brazil’s Secret History of Southern Hospitality
www.narrative.ly

After the American Civil War, some 7,000 Confederates set sail for Brazil. Their Dixie-loving descendants represent one of the most curious