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Gregory Burd
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♥: wife, son, daughter; work: networking, databases, machine learning/statistics, programming languages, F/LOSS, guitar, swimming, sailing
♥: wife, son, daughter; work: networking, databases, machine learning/statistics, programming languages, F/LOSS, guitar, swimming, sailing

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Imagine how much money you'd save by using a 9 node Riak/KV cluster on EC2 (FreeBSD/ZFS) for your persistent data and then this "instance per-request" model with say Elixir or Nitrogen for your dynamic site implementation.  It could be huge.

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My wife, Francesca Gino (Associate Professor, Harvard Business School) has just published a book titled, Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed and How We Can Stick to the Plan. Her motivation was the simple, but profound observation that what we set out to do and what we end up doing are two very different things. Why is it that we become sidetracked in our decision making process? Her book combines research and real world stories to illustrate why the best laid plans often go astray as she identifies specific principles to help stay on track. http://francescagino.com/#/book

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Handy, simple service.

This past Thu 12/13/2012 at 12:41PM my son, Alexander Burd, was born. Both he an mom, Francesca Gino, are healthy. My wife and I are thrilled to be the parents of such a wonderful little man, we are truly blessed. Pictures soon...

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Knowledge is power, but ignorance is bliss.  Knowledge wins.  I think I'll order a few of these for Christmas gifts and send them to my family.

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Please donate a few dollars to the FreeBSD project, chances are you're using it and don't even know it.

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Finally, something to ask Santa for this Christmas!  I cut my teeth on this keyboard back in the early 1990's, everything old is new again.

My Nexus 10 arrived last night.  I luv it.  One minor nit, it's too wide to use the "double thumb" typing technique in landscape mode (even for my over-sized hands).  I've reset my trusty HP Touchpad/CyanogenMod/Android-hacked system and put it on eBay.  I'm anxiously awaiting the release of a nice protective case and a charging stand for my nightstand table.  Now, if Verizon supported the Nexus 4 I'd be done migrating away from Apple for most of my daily use electronics.
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