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Jon Cole (joncole)
Works at Catholic Charities Jacksonville
Attended University of Central Florida
Lives in Jacksonville, FL
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A great client story from Ellen. Good people interested in striving for success are what make my job worthwhile.
 
My refugee clients are some of the greatest folks I've ever known.

A few weeks ago, 4 Sudanese gentleman were waiting outside my office with no appointment. I told them I had to go to a meeting, so they either had to wait to talk to me or we could make an appointment for another time. They opted to wait, and when I came out of the meeting they were still there. I asked how I could help and they said they needed to learn English. I looked at their immigration documents and was surprised to see they had only been in the US for 1 week!!  They told me that their roommate is already enrolled at the school and they wanted to join, too.

Normally, I will not do an intake on the fly, but these guys were so enthusiastic and eager that I decided to do all the paperwork right then. I told them my name and one of them said “Yes we know! Ellen Kiser!” I said “How did you know that??” and he replied “We waited one hour outside your door and there is your name on it.” We all laughed. The next day they took the English test. They scored in various levels from 200 to 400. Each one decided to start the following Monday.

Here is the best part: as they were leaving, they all shook my hand and the last stopped to say “Now I will learn English. When I am finished, I will come back here and I will thank you for everything you did for me.”

I have every confidence that they will do well. :)
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First look at what the death of net neutrality looks like. Verizon (FiOS) throttling AWS traffic after 4pm to attack Netflix and likely affect any other service that uses cloud hosting- http://davesblog.com/blog/2014/02/05/verizon-using-recent-net-neutrality-victory-to-wage-war-against-netflix/
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Whoa, this is terrible. 
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To add a little context, this Donald Trump and various Republican Congressmen said that the record cold temperatures in the US/CA disproves global warming.
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I'm acclimatized, yay!
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Oh "Hung Trinh Oriental Supermarket", your "Jazzmen Rice" is so endearing.
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Man, I wonder what "Man falling off ledge forever" looks like on Xbone/PS4. It looks and sounds pretty amazing on PS3 so I can't even imagine it being much better.
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I don't think I've ever noticed this guy on the Xbone version
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+Ellen Kiser and Arthur! He sure likes to be on her, whether she's sitting or not.
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Let's talk about the pros of global warming... CLOUD GUNS
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A friend of mine from the Idle Thumbs forums made this site as a kind of commentary on the weird demand in game review comment threads for "objective" reviews. He did an incredible job with the site and it's been tweeted by all kinds of industry people, including the Hotline Miami devs at Devolver who put a link to OGR on their Steam store page for the game.

Check it out, share it around.
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Having curry cup noodles and avocado-flavored cheetos for lunch. Props to +Karyn Kiser for great Japanese Xmas presents. 
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Education
  • University of Central Florida
    Incomplete, 2008 - 2011
  • Oviedo High School
    2004 - 2008
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Jon
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Administrative Assistant
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Nonprofits, file management, spreadsheets, equipment cataloging/purchasing, data entry, Microsoft Office
Employment
  • Catholic Charities Jacksonville
    Administrative Assistant, Refugee Resettlement, 2012 - present
    Provides program assistance to the Refugee Resettlement program of Catholic Charities in Jacksonville. Assists with case management and file management. Performs data entry and completes administrative paperwork for clients and caseworkers.
  • CastMedium
    Writer, 2009 - 2011
    Wrote recaps of podcasts about gaming, technology, and movies at castmedium.com
  • Game Thing Daily, Tech Thing Daily
    Writer, 2011 - 2012
    Wrote coverage of most prominent story of the day in gaming and technology at gamethingdaily.com and techthingdaily.com
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Jacksonville, FL
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Orlando, FL
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