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The three virtues of a great programmer are laziness, impatience, and hubris. - Larry Wall (http://threevirtues.com/)
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My sentiments exactly!  Well, except for the swearing.  I try to keep that under control. 
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IT in a Nutshell

Ahh yes, the good ol' try it again method of IT. This, along with "_Have you tried turning it off and on again?" and simply using +Google better and more effectively than your coworkers, comprises about 95% of a day in the life of an IT professional.

Obviously, we're understating the duties of our faithful IT men and women in a big way for comedic effect. But there is a ring of truth to this comic.

Any IT pros reading this? What's the simple quick fix you do the most that make people think you're a computing and technolgical god? Let us know!

#funny   #lol   #technology   #IT   #fiberhub  +Fiberhub 

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LMBO +Jan Peterson. Hello my name is eBay. :-P
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There is something I don't understand about the process of the US government acquiring new weapons systems....  

As a civilian engaged in business, I will often request bids for certain services and/or equipment. When the supplier gives me a bid that I like, I extend a contract to purchase said services/equipment for that price.  If the supplier later decides that they just can't deliver the product for that price, then they have two choices:  1. they can deliver the product for that price, anyway, eating the cost of the overrun in the hope of securing future business and/or favorable advertising referencing my company as a happy user, or 2. they can back out of the contract, returning to me any deposits and payments that I may have already made, and I go looking for another vendor and make note not to ever deal with the non-delivering vendor again.

Why, then, does it not work this way when the government wants to buy a new weapons system, such as, oh, let's say the F-35?
The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is $163 billion over budget, seven years behind schedule, and will cost taxpayers about twice as much as sending a man to the moon. But according to Pentagon officials, the Lockheed Martin-built plane is light years ahead of its competition from other countries, and there’s no turning back on the project now. In...
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Combining pieces into one thing can have size/weight/power savings but it also reduces flexibility when equipping for a mission.  But currently it's too heavy and too hot (lol - blame the rucksack!).  So clearly the solution is to BUY A LOT AND ADD MORE WAVEFORMS!  TAKE THAT, PRC-117G!

At this point, JTRS isn't about delivering a better manpack.  It's about giving GD and RC a reach around while cock blocking Harris and the off-the-shelf radio they developed on their own dime.
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My shiny new Moto Nexus 6, all tricked out with the Chroma ROM. Looks nice. Looks real nice.
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That's good to hear. I like the know there are good options. 
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+Gramps - Allen I wanted to wait for the LG G4, but pulled the trigger on the Moto Nexus 6 because it was available that day.  I really liked my LG Nexus 5... it was a great phone.
 
LG Apparently Confirms They Are Making a Nexus this Year 

#android   #LG   #nexus   #Google  
Nexus rumors appear to be heating up rather quickly these days. We've been hearing since Mobile World Congress that Huawei would be making this year's Nexu
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I had/have a Nexus 7" tablet and I really likes it. It's the 2nd edition & I had the 1st edition too. After I got the Note 3 I got on a Note kick so I got a Note 8, it got small so I got a Note 10.2 2014e. Was considering jumping to the Sony line so I picked up a used Z2 tablet. Now I'm leaning towards the G4.

isn't it rather strange that Google owns Moto and will have LG make their phones. I was very happy with the Moto phones that I had. Would consider them again a Moto again if the had sdcard slots or possible 64g internal.
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Well, +LadyDi M, I have joined the ranks of the giant phone user.  I picked up a Nexus 6 on Friday.  I'm still getting used to it.  It still feels very very huge to me.  I decided to upgrade because my Nexus 5 disappeared somewhere in the house (LookOut told me approximately where it might have been before it's battery died, but that circle basically covered my whole property and most of my neighbor's, too).  I'm sure the N5 will turn up, but I couldn't be without a phone and my lovely wife and CFO authorized the purchase. :-)

First impressions... it's big.  It's really big.  The screen is gorgeous. The battery life is great (so far).  I hardly put it down the first day and it still had 34% battery left at the end of the day.  My N5 would have had to have been charged twice by then.

Lollipop seems fairly usable, but there are some oddities that I don't like.  One is that the lock screen shows all my notifications.  I have to dismiss that before I get to the pin entry screen.  I'd rather just have it go straight to the pin entry when I turn on the screen.

I have not rooted it yet, but will probably do that tonight or tomorrow.  
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Indeed it would.
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What does the fox say?
 
What happens when you ask your One "what does the fox say"? (#COS12 update rolling out to all OnePlus One users now!)
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Fox doesn't speak English
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Springtime in Utah.
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Yea +Jan Peterson​ by the time you got here and back it would be melted, even if I met you half way.
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So. Much. Wrong.

Anyone who's ever had to dive into #stockphotography  knows there are some real oddballs out there. But this one showing what supposedly is #computerrepair  just irked us on so many levels, we had to share.

And the guy's sweet mullet doesn't even rank in our list.

We're not sure which problem could ever be solved by cutting mobo cables...but if you look closely, those appear to be pliers, not wire cutters.

And how many of you folks have ever taken apart a #computer  only to find a loose incandescent light bulb just hanging out near the disassembled PSU? None? Yeah, that's what we thought.

Anyway - we're sure most of you will get a good laugh out of this ridiculousness, as we did.

#funny   #it   #tech   #stockphotos   #lol   #ultravps  +UltraVPS 
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don't think the power supply will plug in there.......... I always wondered where the power light was located.
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Systems Architect
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Makin' stuff work!
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  • Endurance International Group
    Systems Architect, 2014 - present
  • LinkedIn
    Sr Site Reliability Engineer, 2014 - 2014
  • Fusion-io
    EDA Developer, 2010 - 2014
  • Olympus Software
    Software Engineer, 1987 - 1989
  • Brigham Young University
    Systems Administrator, 1989 - 1996
  • iMALL
    Senior Systems Administrator, 1996 - 1998
  • PartNET
    Operations Manager, 1998 - 2000
  • Whizbang! Labs
    Senior Systems Architect, 2000 - 2001
  • Flipdog.com
    Senior Systems Architect, 2000 - 2002
  • TMP Worldwide
    Senior Systems Architect, 2001 - 2002
  • Vado/Cadence
    Contractor, 2003 - 2005
  • Regence BC/BS
    Unix Systems Administrator, 2005 - 2005
  • Oakley Networks
    Senior Member of Technical Staff, 2005 - 2010
  • Raytheon
    Principal Software Engineer, 2007 - 2010
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Wow, I never knew this place existed until it was recommended to me by a home care nurse. We needed to get a walker for my wife after her knee surgery, and Alpine quickly took care of our needs, finding the exact unit we needed. Their price was fair, and they were able to take our FSA card, too. I highly recommend Alpine for any durable equipment/aids that you need.
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I stayed here while in Orlando on business (in town for a show at the convention center). There were some good things and some not so great things about my stay. The good: the staff was wonderful. This alone was enough to get an extra star on my review. Everyone I dealt with was friendly and helpful, and did the best they could to accommodate my needs. The room was very clean and well maintained, and the buildings were also well maintained. The grounds were very well kept (I even saw a gentleman touching up the trim on one of the buildings). The pool area was very nice and had plenty of seating as well as a large pool. It was also secured against small children with gates. The on-site restaurant was busy, but had great service and food. Watch out for the tatchos... they are addictive. There are an abundance of little golf carts cruising around the property, and they were all quick to stop and offer a ride if you were walking. The not so great: The TV in my room seemed to often have problems keeping a clean signal. Some channels would look good for a while, then get fuzzy and have the sound trail off into noise. All of the TVs in the suite were standard definition units, so HD programming was a little uncomfortable to watch. I know, I know, why was I watching TV when I could be outside enjoying the amazing February temps? The only other issue I had was related to transportation to and from the hotel. They don't have their own airport shuttle, so you have to use a local service or a cab for getting around. They do have shuttles to most of the attractions in the area, but the location, while it looks close to the convention center, is actually several miles away as there is no direct way to cross the freeway. Cab fare to/from the conference center was around $12-$15 depending on your driver. Cab fare to/from the airport was estimated at around $75, but the hotel could get you a ride via Caesar Transportation for $49 and Mear's Transportation runs a shuttle for $20 from the airport to most of the area hotels. Just don't depend on Mear's after midnight. Overall, I enjoyed the stay and would probably stay there again. Again, props to the staff as they were wonderful.
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After having read other's reviews, we dropped in to McKay Diamonds in Salt Lake City today to see about getting my daughter's engagement ring resized. She had asked around at several other jewelry shops, and was getting quotes in the $45-$60 range, but they all wanted to send her ring out for several days. Understandably, she didn't want to be without any longer than necessary. I suggested we try McKay's out as I've often found great service at small locally owned independent shops. We were not disappointed with our experience. Within an hour, and for a competitive price, my daughter's ring was beautifully resized and now fits her finger perfectly. We were very well treated and left knowing that if we ever needed any help again, this was definitely the place to come.
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