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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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After all these years...  :-(
 
How Pluto must feel today
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I read this article and was hoping that of the 4 different mobile email clients I use on iPhone and iPad (iOS Mail, Boxer, Outlook and Mailbox, excluding Gmail which only manages Gmail and none of my IMAP email accounts), that one of the features - junk mail management - would be included.  Alas, none of them come close to any desktop email client and how it will detect and move emails to the junk folder.

Anyone else have any suggestions or have the same need for mobile junk email filtering and management?
If we all have one thing in common, it’s that we hate dealing with email. Whether it’s personal or professional, it’s something we just can’t escape. The best way to deal with email is still...
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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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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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Hey, it's free.
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How the Dark 'N Stormy Became Summer’s Most Litigious—And Consistent—Cocktail

A very interesting read about how strict this simple cocktail needs to stick to be made a certain way.

http://is.gd/gC6nTL
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Now with the release of Google Photos, I am needing to get serious about proper photo management.

I started putting events and trips into iPhoto years ago and then took more pictures than I had time to import the photos properly.  I am a bit on the OCD side of photo management where I rename the IMG_0123.jpg to identify the name of the trip or event like sanfran2014-wife-01.jpg.  It's a very time consuming process, but one that I really feel is needed in how I find and view photos, regardless of the program or platform that manages them.

Flickr has been an option for many years as well and I have several friends that have been really good about regularly putting photos under Flickr.  Plus, I've been paying $25 a year for Flickr Plus and haven't been using the service to justify that cost.  And with an included 1TB of space, it would be a great place to put photos.

But now comes Google Photos, which separates photo management from Google+ and is enticing with it's unlimited space for up to 16 megapixel photos.

Now to figure out what solution, perhaps multiple services, are best for what I need it for.
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LEGO gummys.  I might have to try these.
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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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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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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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