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Mark Lopiccola (The Wandering Serf)
Works at Transforce Inc.
Attended Michigan Technological University
Lives in Michigan
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+Firefox Student Ambassadors  is REALLY pissing me off.  I keep getting a hung (not responding) browser! 

Case 1 - Speeddial plugin.  Too many dials, and the browser hangs.  I figured that one out!

Case 2 - +Xmarks .  I am having a conflict with the IE version and the Firefox version.  The IE version insists on pulling down bookmarks from months ago, and the Firefox version lock steps to it!  When I try to do a restore, it hangs Firefox!

I don't want to hear form and Linux or Apple FANBOYS on this.  If I could afford Apple products I would purchase them.  If Linux could run Lightroom, I would be there already.

I need THIS problem solved, not another can of S%!t problems!!
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Great an +Xmarks  connection failure!  Why did I bother paying for this service if it's going to fail WHEN I NEED IT!!!
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Oh Boy, the top three money makers for the "rich and famous"...
http://www.wxyz.com/newsy/obesity-costs-almost-as-much-as-war-and-terrorism
The newest estimate of the cost of obesity is pretty jarring — $2 trillion. But how did researchers get to that number?
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Don't eat the wheat!
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I am REALLY starting to hate #android 5.x #lollipop! The latest "feature", is my audio turning off... for no reason I can determine.

Looks like I will have to do yet another hard reset! This feels odd like a windows computer...
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Humans have been tool users for tens of thousands of years.  Our tools just get more sophisticated.  Even the wheel was 'high tech' at some point in our history.
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Why is EA Sports video game predicting - no CALLING - the final score of the Superbowl!?  Coincidence - I think NOT!!!

http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/2015/02/02/madden-nailed-the-super-bowl-prediction-exactly/XTXStx4SRj4KX1tPAt51vN/story.html
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I am keeping this tradition, put forth by +Martin Bailey, to post my +Top 10 Photos of 2014.

Enjoy
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Thanks Todd.  The photo "Details" should tell all, but I am currently using a Canon 60D and 70D.  Primary lenses are the Sigma 150-500mm "bazooka" and a Tamron 17-55mm.

Be safe.
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Nice!  Dave, can pieces be added to the strand...?  Say I was making cordage from spruce root or yucca...  When I get to the end of one length, can I easily splice in another?

Thanks again for these awesome videos.
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The cardinals have started territorial singing on Red Oaks Nature Center trails. It was fantastic!
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Perhaps Spring really will come this year...so cold now though...
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Put the first few miles on the backpack. Starting off light with 26lbs. Just a few laps around Red Oaks Nature Center. 
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I you can understand the ingredient list on your pets food, then ignore this article.
Kibble seems to be the gold standard with everyone you know – including your vet – but you can’t wrap your head around the idea that those crunchy little bits are providing all the nutrition your dogs need.
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Does it matter when (time of year) your in when you create the board?  I am thinking ideally, you want to do it on an equinox.  If you try to use this particular board in the late summer, will it be as accurate as the mid-winter it was created in?
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Best to file in one direction - not a saw motion.
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I took advantage of the sunny day off to visit the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center in Troy, Michigan.
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Education
  • Michigan Technological University
    Biology/Ecology, 1989 - 1994
    Chemistry, Plant Biology, Animal Biology, Human Anatomy.
  • Michigan Technological University
    Forestry Technology, 1984 - 1986
    Measuring forests to estimate lumber yield. Harvesting and Re-Planting trees. Managing forest growth to maximize product yield. Recreational use of forest lands. Identifying tree species. Safe use of tree harvesting equipment.
  • Troy Athens High School
    General, 1979 - 1983
    General education, but I took a lot of industrial arts classes including photography and graphic arts. At this time I had no intentions on college.
  • Baker Middle School
    General, 1976 - 1978
    General education.
  • Wilde Elementary School
    1970 - 1975
    "Reading, Riting, and Rithmatic!" The three R's before Common Core was invented.
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Single
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Tagline
Photographer, Trucker, Lover of Life...
Introduction
A truck driver during the week, I take "mini-retirements" on the weekends.  I enjoy visiting local parks, feeding my neighborhood birds, and photographing both them and other critters that wonder into view. I changed my diet/life style radically in the fall of 2013, and have dropped 50 pounds without a problem.  The only down side to this lifestyle is having to cook for myself.  I used to rely on Stouffer for that...  LOL! You can follow me here on Google+.  I am keeping a Blogger web log, but I think it's become redundant with Google+ now.
Bragging rights
Living the American Dream of "Just getting by."
Work
Occupation
Truck Driver
Skills
Load securement, Class A operators licens
Employment
  • Transforce Inc.
    Truck Driver, 2010 - present
    January, 2010 - April, 2010 / Penske/ACC account: Automotive freight, Canada and USA. April, 2010 - August, 2014 / Midwest Logistics Systems account: Line haul of automotive parts to and from Canada and the United States. August, 2014 - present / Triple Crown account: General freight throughout the Great Lakes area.
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Currently
Michigan
Previously
Ferndale, MI - Chassel, MI - Houghton, MI - Warren, MI - Troy, MI