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John Spade
Works at VP of IT Florida Panthers - AOC
Lives in Pompano Beach, FL
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  • VP of IT Florida Panthers - AOC
    Technology Architect, 2014 - present
    Cisco Network engineering and design plus technology integration. Some people can make things work, I can make them work together. CCNP, CCNA Security, CCDA.
  • Intelepeer
    SVP Technology
    Designed and implemented multi-city gigabit network utilizing Cisco equipment optimized for VoIP. Patent 8,089,952
  • Voex
    Technology Evangelist
  • webVoIP
    Web based VoIP Billing software.
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Cisco Champion
    I am not employed by Cisco, but this was a good place to list me as a member of the Cisco Champions program.
  • Google
    Really don't we all work for Google?
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ENTP, Spader, DaSpader, Spade, Dork, Sir, and Idiot
I make things work together
Inventor, Florida Cisco Engineer (CCNP, CCNA Security, CCDA, CCIE candidate), and Technology Architect who finds Zen in the optimal algorithm, rubber chickens, and referring to himself in the third person. In 2013 I joined the Cisco Champion program and was invited to write articles as a guest blogger. 

-- Anecdote -- 

A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died.

Hakuin answered, 'How am I supposed to know?'

'How do you not know? You're a Zen master!' exclaimed the samurai.

'Yes, but not a dead one,' Hakuin answered.

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-- about --

I am an expert technology troubleshooter with veteran specialties in Network Design ( Cisco biased ), VoIP and Linux. I believe that many technology problems can be fixed by doing less. Complex solutions require complex management and should only be used to solve 'outage' conditions.

Going on three decades of inter-networked computer experience from ATDT to IPv6. Communication and processes whether machine or human can rarely be understood by stopping them and analyzing the parts. Instead it is better to flow with them and adjust the whole.

Reasonably proficient: security, DNS, Internet visibility, and photography.

Non-proficient: drawing, musical instruments, and telling people what they want to hear.
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I have a picture of me with George Takei
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Pompano Beach, FL
New York, NY - Washington, DC - Sao Paulo - Colorado Springs, CO - Chico, CA - Alamo, CA - Los Altos, CA - Palo Alto, CA


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First pick! #gocats
#FlaPanther  win the draft lottery and are awarded first overall pick! 
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Wear it with pride?
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Maybe someone out there holds a copyright on the actual Heartbleed symbol? Probably flipped it to protect themselves.
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+Sven Kutzer ah, sweet ride. I was looking at the 530d ( non x, florida ), but the red inside trim on this 428 sold it. 90% of the time it's just me commuting, we take wife's car for family outings. 
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I'm hiring a helpdesk position

Are you a tier 1-2 IT support specialist who wants to work at a 'cool' location and have an opportunity to work towards tier 3 and advanced certifications? This is not a 9-5 job and your 'supportee' may be 1/4 mile walk away, but the perks are nice. Looking for someone to do:

Helpdesk PC Support ( outlook, files, PC / Mac troubleshooting )
Phone, PC assembly and installation
Ethernet, ISDN, and POTS connection patching
Port tracing and labeling
VMware/MS/Cisco certs a plus

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#jobs   #florida   #fortlauderdale   #southflorida  
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"... In addition, our Wi-Fi network carried more than 4,035GB (or 4.03 TB) of data traffic between all three games combined. This is the equivalent to 11.5M social media posts with photos. Overall, Saturday outpaced Monday for traffic on both our DAS and Wi-Fi networks. " 
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Oh, sorry, my brain has been on slow with hay fever this last week. I have misunderstood a bunch of stuff.
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Nice work.
I know you are probably bored of these by now, so if you are, just move on please. :) It was fun for me and amazing to see and I wanted to have it here to remember. After expecting clouds all day (the weather people struck out again) it was a fantastic surprise to have a mostly clear night!  

#bloodmoon   #lunareclipse  
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Thanks! :)
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The digital signs around the inside of BB&T Center look cool up close. #iseepixels
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Well, it's emulates a macro shot ;P
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Tie game headed into 3rd period +Floridapanthers vs Ottawa Senators 2:2 #gocats
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