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John C. Reid
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Lives in Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Welcome to Havasu. 90° F at 6:30am
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Does a programming language count?
Learning a second language is great for traveling and getting a better paying job, but it can also make your brain healthier.
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Hey all you people that think Google is in the information business to spy on you and only care about making money off you. A company like that shares nothing for free. They are Microsoft. Google is the antithesis of Microsoft. Here is google not being evil.

Google is now opening up the network technology it took a decade to develop so other developers can use it.

“What we’re really hoping for is that the next great service can leverage this infrastructure and the networking that goes along with it, without having to invent it,” Vahdat said.
Google has been developing networks for 10 years and is now sharing some details
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Microsft did the same type of  thing a couple years ago - http://blogs.technet.com/b/server-cloud/archive/2014/10/30/microsoft-contributes-next-generation-server-design-to-open-compute-project.aspx

As far as I know their networking gear like routers and such is purchased even if it is SDN capable (and I have only been in a couple of their datacenters so that my not be the same everywhere) so that is something currently out of their control.
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All the good Liam Neeson joke are Taken, the bad ones are Taken 2.
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What say we make that analyst disappear?
 
Optimist: Glass is half full
Pessimist: Glass is half empty
Analyst: Glass is dead, and Google should kill off Android and buy Twitter instead

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+SourceForge betrayed the trust of end-users and opensource community, by hijacking their hosted projects to distribute their wrapped crapware (1 USD's gain by installation in general).
Download site slaps self after GIMP grump, outlines meta-adware loopholes
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From the National Weather Service:
Temperature: between 110 and 115 across much of the Mojave Desert including Las Vegas. Lower elevations along the Colorado River may warm between 112 and 119. Temperatures in Death Valley will exceed 120. In addition, very warm overnight temperatures will lead to limited relief from the heat during the night.

I should note that temperatures in Lake Havasu City have earlier this week already exceeded the ones expected in Death Valley.
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Dear +Google Chrome 

Thank you for giving my bookmarks back. That visual bookmarks crap you did was one of the worst conceived ideas in the history of mankind.

Keep working on a solution to the memory usage and we can be friends again.

~John
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SourceForge was a good place; unfortunately, sometimes good places don't last.

Recently SF hijacked its hosted projects to distribute their wrapped crapware:
http://goo.gl/DgJauu for GIMP
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http://goo.gl/F1hkMy for Nmap.
and
https://goo.gl/j3fph2 for VLC.

Obviously, the paid component per installation system is one of their important income generating scams. I would be fine with that, if they were the actual owners of the legitimate software. The real problem is, they are polluting these open source software installations for the purpose of filling their pockets by this scam, and worst of all, without even notifying the authors/creators of this software, while the creators are struggling against such parasitic software in order to keep their installers cleaner and safer.

Such a shameless policy should be condemned, and the Notepad++ project will move entirely out of SourceForge.

I humbly request that Notepad++ users not encourage such scams, and educate others not to download any software from SourceForge. I request as well that the project owners on SourceForge move out of SourceForge, in order to preserve the purpose of the Open Source Community and encourage the works of true authors/creators.
14 Jun 2015 22:27:05. SourceForge was a good place; unfortunately, sometimes good places don't last. Recently SF hijacked its hosted projects to distribute their wrapped crapware: SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows' account, wraps installer in bundle-pushing adware · Black “mirror”: SourceForge ...
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What happened to Sourceforge? Tue, Jun 2, 2015. Disclaimer: I'm a VLC developer, member of the board of VideoLAN and managing the infrastructure behind the distribution of VLC. Views and opinions expressed here are my own and do not express the opinions of the VideoLAN organization.
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IT Specialist
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Well-rounded IT professional with over 15 years of professional experience. * CompTIA A+ 2009 * CompTIA A+ ce * CompTIA Network+ ce * CompTIA Project+ ce * Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist * CIW v5 Associate Certification * CIW JavaScript Specialist Certification * Extensive VoIP experience * Wireless Networking predating Wi-Fi * Remote Access experience * Unix, Linux, and Windows server administration * Multi-platform Network Administration * Help Desk Administration * Virtual Machine experience * Excellent at building co-worker and client rapport / good listener * Linux, Microsoft, Solaris, BSD & Mac * Creative Problem Solver
Employment
  • Back to Basics Computer Services
    Lead Tech, 2013 - present
  • Community Partnerships of Idaho
    IT Specialist, 2011 - 2012
    Notable Projects: * Conversion of multiple remote offices from ATM to 50Mbps Cable and VPN. * Discovery, documentation, and labeling of main office infrastructure cabling. * Almost the entire organization was using thin clients and terminal services with expiring CALs. Migrated to Windows Domain on workstations in all 13 locations. * Setup an employee intranet based on a CMS, authenticating the employees via Active Directory. * Replacement and migration of several servers from heat damaged hardware to new hardware.
  • Computer and Network Services
    President, 2005 - 2011
    Notable Projects: * Planned, and implemented the network for a new multi-tenant office building where every suite had its own securely isolated network while still allowing for some shared common resources such as a printing center and conference room. * Maintained the computers, networks, and Point of Sale systems of three local area True Value Hardware stores. * Built and administered custom, need specific firewalls for multiple clients. * Setup and host multiple e-commerce websites for clients.
  • Odyssey Computer Solutions
    Network Engineer, 2002 - 2005
    Notable Projects: * Built and administered a clustered Sun/Solaris VoIP Soft switch and provided residential phone and virtual PBX service to residents and businesses. * Provided the provisioning, support, and ongoing administration for a Fiber-to-the-Home implementation with services including both Internet and feature rich residential phone service. * Provisioned, maintained, and administered an Exchange server providing a hosted Exchange platform for clients. * Designed, implemented, and provided administration, provisioning, and customer support of a wireless broadband and dial-up ISP. * Designed, implemented, and maintained a proxy for dial-up customers that compressed images, removed whitespace from html, and GZIPed the http stream to provide a "5 times faster" browsing experience.
  • Christa McAuliffe Academy
    Information Technology Director, 1999 - 2002
    Notable Projects: * Transitioned the curriculum from shipped materials to Internet delivered using technologies such as Adobe Flash for dynamic interaction and Citrix ICA for a secure testing environment. * Created and maintained a secure database for student records that was remotely and securely accessible to faculty anywhere in the world without the need for a VPN. * Setup a Windows and Mac (System 7 and OS8 using AppleTalk) network with resources for staff and faculty using NT4 authentication paired with print and file sharing via a Linux server. * Administered and maintained one of the first commercial VoIP PBX systems: a first generation, prototype, 3Com NBX system. * Administered an online collaboration platform for our "Virtual Classrooms" which rivaled the capabilities provided today by platforms such as Adobe Connect and Cisco WebEx.
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Lake Havasu City, AZ
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Merlin, OR - Boise, ID - Caldwell, ID - Yakima, WA - Oklahoma City, OK - Biloxi, MS - Riyadh Air Base, Saudi Arabia
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I drive a 1963, Jensen built, Volvo P1800. You know, the car Rodger Moore said in a recent BBC interview was the one film car he drove that he would want to keep.

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A+ Network+ & Project+ Certifications, Microsoft Certified Professional, Extensive VoIP experience, Wireless Networking predating Wi-Fi, Remote Access experience, Linux Microsoft Solaris BSD & Mac administration, CIW v5 Associate Certification, CIW JavaScript Specialist Certification, Multi-platform Network Administration, Help Desk Administration
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  • Western Governors University
    IT - Networking Emphasis, 2009 - present
  • Perry Technical Institute
    Telecommunications Technology, 1997 - 1999
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