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Marty Mankins
Works at Penguin Bytes Productions
Attended Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT
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$100 million for a two floor NYC apartment.

Not anywhere near the apartment I grew up in my teen years.
Here are some things that cost $100 million: Making the film Gravity. Recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. And now, a two-story penthouse occupying the 89th and 90th floors of the new super-luxury high-rise at 157 West 57th Street.
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From an email I received from +Alex cragun 

Did you see the news last week? We were all over it. Everyone is talking about UTA and the expansion of late night service and I couldn't be happier. So what is the next step? The Seven Day UTA Challenge.

The challenge I presented to the 15 Board Members is to use their own public transit system for seven days without the use of a car. Walking and biking is fine, but cars are prohibited during the seven days. I also asked them to document their experience on social media using the hashtag #7DayUTA. They must complete the seven days before the next board meeting. So far, Representative Greg Hughes, Necia Christensen and Keith Bartholomew (As well as Mike Allegra) have accepted the challenge and I thank them for being willing to us the system they're in charge of. But we still have 12 more board members to go. So I'm asking you all to email the UTA Board, asking them to use their own transit system.

Email them here: boardoftrustees@rideuta.com

Let them know you're challenging them to use their own system. Tell them about your own experiences using UTA.
KUTV Transit riders angry after a detailed audit raised serious questions about how the UTA spends i
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So it turns out there's a fake Scott Weiland running out there.  And he can get arrested like the real Scott Weiland.  Only problem is when the police forget to run fingerprints.  And to see where the real Scott Weiland really is.
A man who fooled police into thinking he was Scott Weiland after being arrested fronted a Stone Temple Pilots cover band with an absurd name.
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Just an inside view to one of Utah's quirky and odd liquor laws: the single event permit.

Let's hope the DABC gets it right and continues the 40+ year Oktoberfest tradition without watered-down beer. #adultbeverages  
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To those that sent me LinkedIn requests, I've finally caught up with those.

Updating my G+ friends here.  I switched jobs after almost 12 years at my last job.  This was a recent blog post on that change.

Happily working at the new job now for 2 weeks.  Much needed change.
My cube for 9 of the 11+ years I spent at D2L On May 19, 2003, I started my first day with Data2Logistics, a web-based freight billing management company. And
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I've been very quiet out here the last few weeks.  All is well.  Just taking time off to visit Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, Daytona Beach and a few extra days after the Thanksgiving holiday.

I should be back to regular posting here in the next little while.  Trying to finish 2014 by getting some shit done that I put off far too long.  So I can start 2015 without damning myself for doing a carry over.
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Happy Halloween.  How cool would it have been at this show 5 years ago.
 
5 years ago on Halloween, Pearl Jam performed "Whip It" in Philadelphia dressed as Devo. 
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I look forward to collecting this new Series 12.
 
They're almost here!  Series 12 is available for purchase October 1st and also available IN-GAME at www.playminifigures.com!!

Learn more about the characters: http://bit.ly/LEGOMinifiguresOnlineInfo
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You want to know what actually reduces abortions? Two things: Sex education/family planning and access to affordable birth control – the two things that Republicans are against and have defunded.

This article is from the end of March, but prefaces many of the debates that are going on now that the SCOTUS has voted in favor of Hobby Lobby.  This is a typical case of being against something now when you weren't before and stepping on your own toes in banning something, only to ban something that will help what you are against.
Hobby Lobby finds itself arguing, against science, that three forms of emergency contraception are actually abortifacients. They have now moved the goal post to unfertilized eggs constituting a possible pregnancy.
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The company had a poor 2013, yet the board saw fit to reward the execs that made decisions for the business to get a bonus.

Good thing the shareholders voted 54-46 to put a stop to those bonuses and extra pay.
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Work
Occupation
Writer/Filmmaker
Employment
  • Penguin Bytes Productions
    Media Director, 2008 - present
  • Data2Logistics
    Email Admin, 2003 - 2014
  • Cimarron Software
    Systems Admin, 2000 - 2001
  • Teltrust
    Network Admin, 1996 - 2000
  • Perfection Applied
    IT Consultant, 1994 - 1996
  • Word Perfect
    Macintosh IT, 1988 - 1994
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Currently
Salt Lake City, UT
Previously
Garden Grove, CA - Anaheim, CA - Spokane, WA - Bonners Ferry, ID - Orem, UT
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Writer | Video maker | Scooter rider | Music lover | LEGO fan
Introduction
Writer/Author
- I have been writing for over 20 years and have been published in various tech magazines, technical journals and fiction publications

Filmmaker
- I have created many short videos of me riding my scooter, playing in the snow and several other short films. Currently working on a short film, several screenplays and many other video projects

Music and Movies
- I am a music fan.  Music wise, I like to know the details of the band, the members, dates, song titles, etc.  I may not know it all, but I know enough to engage in conversation
- As for movies, I have my favorite directors and movies that I regularly watch and am passionate about the entire movie making process

Tech
- My day job and most of the years of experience that pays the bills is in Exchange Server administration and VMware ESXi host and VM management.

Blogging
- Since 2002, I have maintained a blog presence.  I now have three blogs I regularly post to:

Creative
- I am working on many movies, short films, writing and blogging projects at this time, working to make either one of them or all of them a viable source of creative output in my push to leave the IT industry for something more challenging and enjoyable.

Personal
- I am currently married and have been since 2008
- I was married previously with a daughter (age 22) from that first marriage
- I love most things retro and am fascinated by old cereal boxes and soda containers
- One of my nicknames is Chilly Willy, a nod towards my love of the penguin.

Political
- I am a bleeding liberal with an open mind on most positions and subjects.
- I support a women's right to choose for her reproductive decisions
- I am for the legalization of recreational drugs that used to be legal before 1914 (look up the Harrison Act)
- I am for making same-sex marriage legal nationwide
- I care about the environment and do what I can, within reason and means, to help reduce my carbon footprint

Belief
- I am a non-believer and do not want to be a part of any organized religion. I spent many years in an organized religion and questioned it for most of my teenage and adult years before I left for a freer life.
- My thoughts are that people can believe in whatever they want, so long as they do not try to force those beliefs on others.
- I live my life based on the idea and fact that there is no God and no afterlife. We should only be concerned about and live our lives based on what happens in the here and now, not after we die and what cloud we might inhabit.

Sports
- I like golf and enjoy playing it, even though I'm no where near as good as I could be for as many years as I've been playing (over 15)
- I am a big NFL fan with the Oakland Raiders being my team.  I also give allegiance to the San Fran 49ers when the Raiders aren't doing so well.
Bragging rights
Have a 22 year old daughter who loved music as much as I do
Education
  • Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA
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