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New OpenSSL "Heartbleed"  vulnerability announced today.

via +Tim Bray 
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This is how Eucalyptus rolls. 
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DIY Pepper spray!
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Safe travels.
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Pro tip: 

No matter what you suspect, no matter what you're convinced of, no matter what the docs tell you or how much your network engineer cries different, it is ALWAYS A NETWORK ISSUE. 

Behave as such, and problems will just solve themselves. 

(no offense to network engineers; your shit is just always broken)
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In my experience, they blame storage ;)
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Go get it. Even if you don't need to use ssh on your android device, you might have to someday. Go pro. 
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+Bryan Kroger Snowy and miserable, but at least we're currently in Montreal freezing instead of Maine. Perks of 100% telecommute! 
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I think it's going to suck leaving California on wednesday. It's warm, there's blue skies, no snow, it's actually lush this visit, etc. It's too bad the apartment scene is so pricey out here. +Eucalyptus Systems, we need to buy an apartment complex or something. :D
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+Jason Kennedy . . . you just got done saying you could work from anywhere that has an Internet connection!   Indeed, SPOILED and PICKY!

I used to be that way but Miami cured me.  Now I'm, like, "Are the people polite?"  That's my criteria.  ;)
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If you're in Seattle and interested (or using!) Glass, you should go!
 
Developer office hours will help you kickstart, unblock, or accelerate your Glass project. A few members of the Glass team will be on hand to answer your questions, help you with any issues you're having, or just brainstorm together.

Whether you already have a project or can't quite figure out where to start, we're here to help.

Don't yet have Glass but you're curious about it as a development platform? This is for you, too! Come learn more about Glass and meet other developers, designers and entrepreneurs in Seattle.

Please RSVP on this event for entry.

Don't have Glass yet?
Sign up to try Glass on April 5 or 6 (http://seattlethroughglass.splashthat.com/) and then join us for Office Hours to meet other developers, designers and entrepreneurs in Seattle and learn more about building for Glass. 
Glass Developer Office Hours in Seattle, WA
Thu, April 10, 7:00 PM
SURF Incubator, 821 2nd Avenue, Suite 410, Seattle, WA

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Meanwhile, somewhere over Utah (this is what Maria pictures Mars looking like and I agree)
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Never seen anything like it
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Inside the Big Tobacco-style campaign to bury the disturbing evidence about the products you use every day.
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I'm not sure that there's anything in this world that is totally safe.  Our bodies are incredibly reactive to an incredibly broad number of chemicals, which is part of the reason we work at all.  That reactivity is necessary for the many thousands of chemical processes that go on every second inside the human body.  The downside to that reactivity is that almost anything will, well, react with the human body in some way, almost none of them altogether benevolent.

For instance, cooking food was an incredible advantage for humans.  It allowed them to digest previously indigestible animal and vegetable matter . . . but the process of cooking, particularly of cooking over an open fire, produces a fairly long list of carcinogens.  And while that's true, most cancers are caused by viruses, which those same flames are pretty efficient at destroying, as well as bacteriological agents, including poisonous proteins which often break down when subjected to heat.

My point being is that there's next to nothing that's actually perfectly, one-hundred percent safe to use.
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Maria and I are checking out Montreal for a couple days. Francofête!
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  • Eucalyptus Systems
    Cloud Support Engineer, 2013 - present
    I help hold up clouds.
  • PCWorld.com
    Writer, present
  • SCCA Proton Therapy Center, a ProCure center
    Clinical IS Support Analyst, 2012 - 2013
  • Pacific Medical Centers
    IT, 2012 - 2012
  • Extremetech.com
    Writer, 2012
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Cloud engineer for Eucalyptus Systems & writer for PCWorld & Tech Hive. I dig linux, virtualization, and automation. I'm a co-organizer for the Seattle Google Developer Group, and I volunteer for Seattle's Yearup.org. Views and posts here may not necessarily mirror the ideology, stance or opinion of my employer. 
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Seattle, WA - Holyoke, MA - Canada - Lewiston, ME - Bar Harbor, ME - Ellsworth, ME
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Expensive cities are killing creativity
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New York City, a traditional incubator for artists, has now become a 'gated citadel' for creativity.

Former NSA Head: Snowden May Be A 'Traitor'
www.huffingtonpost.com

Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency, said Sunday that he used to describe leaker Edward Snowden as a "defector,"

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goe...
www.theguardian.com

Heather Linebaugh: Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn'

Exclusive: Secret contract tied NSA and security industry pioneer
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As a key part of a campaign to embed encryption software that it could crack into widely used computer products, t

First look: Valve SteamOS
www.techradar.com

We take SteamOS beta for a spin of gaming and see what's ticking in the Linux underneath.

Eucalyptus Systems and Dell tout cloud-in-a-box
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Looking toward a totally seamless public/private cloud hybrid.

Using Google Compute Engine with open source software
googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com

With the recent announcement that Google Compute Engine is now Generally Available, we thought you might also like to know about the many po

NASA teams with Google to grow plants on the moon by 2015 to create habi...
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Everyone dreams about what living on some distant celestial body would be like. The human race has only ever stepped foot on our moon, thoug

Our Government Has Weaponized the Internet. Here's How They Did It | Wir...
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The internet backbone -- the infrastructure of networks upon which internet traffic travels -- went from being a passive infrastructure for

Compute Engine Load Balancing hits 1 million requests per second!
googlecloudplatform.blogspot.com

The C10k problem is so last century. How about serving 1 million load balanced requests per second in the cloud? Using publicly available Go

Internet Traffic Following Malicious Detours Via Route Injection Attacks
threatpost.com

Attackers are using route injection attacks against BGP-speaking routers to insert additional hops in the traffic stream, redirecting traffi

Humankind’s Most Dangerous Moment: Fukushima Fuel Pool at Unit 4. "This ...
www.globalresearch.ca

Some 400 tons of fuel in that pool could spew out more than 15,000 times as much radiation as was released at Hiroshima. The one thing certa

Verizon responds to inqury about LTE-enabled Nexus 7 activation issues |...
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Nexus 7 is a device "not yet certified" for Verizon's LTE network

Gabe Newell: Linux is the future of gaming, new hardware coming soon
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Valve chief blasts PC market, promises big news is coming next week.

Munich to hand out Ubuntu Linux CDs to ward off upcoming Windows XPocalypse
www.pcworld.com

The end is nigh, and the date of doom has been foretold. The Windows XPocalypse is set to unleash hell on April 8, 2014, and in a bid to pre

Feds Seeking To Silence The Media Over Barrett Brown, After They Locked ...
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We've covered the immensely troubling case against Barrett Brown a few times here. Brown is the journalist and activist who was arrested on

How to manage employees who work from home
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Telecommuting is the wave of the future, and yet managing people you rarely see can pose some special challenges. Here are tips for making i

Made in Oakland: How one city turned into an art and maker mecca
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I felt like I had walked into a scene out of Mad Max. Inside a fenced-in lot sat a broken-down beige Nissan hatchback. The ground was covere

Such amazing food.
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The burritos are tiny! We were so surprised we left without ordering.
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Good food for relatively fast-food mexican. Servers are excellent, and the price is good.
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OMG good bubble tea. If you go to Northampton and don't stop here, you are probably a criminal. Seriously.
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First I sat in the waiting room 25 minutes beyond my scheduled appointment time. Admittedly, this happens at a lot of dentists so I guess that's OK. Then, they moved me to another room where I sat for another 40 minutes without anyone coming into the room with updates or apologies or anything. When the dentist finally came in, she brusquely apologized with a shrug and commenced the roughest cleaning I've ever experienced in 30-odd years. I was sore for a week and bled for the rest of the day. SUCH a rush job. It's fast food dentistry there. Take a customer (but make them wait, overbook!) and burn through them as quickly as possible to hit the next one. Do not go here.
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Vegetarian options are slim but that's not unexpected. The veggie burger was surprisingly good, honestly.
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Love shopping there. Some prices are inexplicably high compared to the nearby Whole Foods, but that's sorta to be expected. Co-ops are the way to go for organic and local food!
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