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Michael Broggy (Mael Eoin mac Echuid)
Works at Kenexa, an IBM company
Attended Stuyvesant High School
Lives in Media, Pennsylvania
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Given this is something I have been responsible for at work:

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2016/02/making-email-safer-for-you-posted-by.html

This is pretty awesome...
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If you've not read the Vorkosigan Saga, you should.

It's things like this - and very much not like this, but other things, too - as reasons why.
 
Interesting interview with Lois McMaster Bujold, celebrating the release of Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen.
Thirty years after the start of her epic Vorkosigan Saga, the science fiction master continues to develop her rich universe in Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen.
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Eggs and homemade scrapple fried up in some duck fat.  Not a bad breakfast to fuel the shoveling and snow romping (which will be all Sadie's job).

Thanks to the wind, there's little to no accumulation on the trees, so power's still good.  (Though, as I say that, the wind just kicked up...)

Stay safe.  More's coming and the roads, even where they're plowed, aren't great.
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Hmm. None of the lambics remained, but there was this...

#sláinte #remotebeerclub
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The orange cream is awesome.  Apparently, the black cherry...not so much.
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The definition of decadence:

Roasting your own coffee.

Putting on a pot of freshly-roasted, freshly-ground coffee.

While waiting for that, making a French press pot of the same.

Not glad to be missing today's event, but this makes it a bit better.
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Wow :)
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One of my favorite jokes...

"Yep.  Drops down to minus 173."

"Fahrenheit or Celcius?"

"First one, then t'other."

("Oxygen don't grow on trees" is another good one, of course.)

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/gsgsrf/futurama-moon-farm
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Rabbit hole time...

I wanted some music as I got to coding, so I fired up Pandora.

Lately, I've been listening to my "Thumbprint" station (a new thing they have where they play blocks of songs from your personal stations, based on your interactions over the years), but I knew I wasn't looking for that tonight (I was aiming for Anúna, maybe, or something similarly background-worthy; a lot of my preferences tend not to be, otherwise).

Before I could switch stations, though, Dave Van Ronk's Luang Prabang came on and, since it was up, in my range and easily singable (unlike Frank Turner's English Curse, which I try every time anyway), I sought lyrics.

Through the lyrics site, I found out that Luang Prabang was based on an existing tune, that of Byker Hill.

I also have the Cottars' version of Byker Hill in one or more Pandora stations and never noticed that...  Granted, Luang Prabang comes up a lot more often, for whatever reason, but huh.

So there goes an hour, but I'm at least educated, entertained and mostly amused through many plays and replays, even if I derailed myself ;)

Luang Prabang: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w5JlDn9WCw
Byker Hill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU5qVKwzZO4
English Curse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1K3adhhuAM
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Ah, DVR, the good ol' Mayor of McDougall Street... 
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Taking a break from cooking, cleaning and shoveling.

Haven't played War Thunder in ages.  Looks like I still have it...  Bomb release destined for the base I'd already taken down to half on a prior run.  Came in 3rd on the team, and we'd won.

Surround sound with AA fire is as good as ever ;)
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What started as a veggie stir fry became spicy crab with veggies and red rice.

I had wanted to make it out to Lititz for games and socializing in Silver Rylle, but 90 minutes out and 90 back...  Hopefully next time :)  The speakeasy where gaming's happening is quite awesome.

Keeping an eye on the forecast and hoping food shopping for next weekend's event can still happen Sunday.
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Also, awesome folk of the Western Marches! 😇
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From last night :

Katy: "We'd have to go down to Reading - "
Rowen: "Reading isn't down..."
Katy: "There is no 'down', we live on a globe!"
Me: "The enemy's gate is down."

Points were scored :) 
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Haha!!! Perspective is awesome. :-) Oxford doesn't have a "downtown," it's called "uptown" because it's the highest point in the town, you always have to walk up no matter where you are in the town to get to the main street where all the restaurants and shops are at. 
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Spent some time organizing files and folders today and found this.

A few weeks ago, I saw a version of this (which was just 320x320) and, well...the juxtaposition was epic enough that I wanted to recreate it, only in the whole picture, rather than less than half of it (which contained just from the red umbrella across to the monkey, cutting off the lady's bustle completely, among everything else).

If you care to look, you can see where the quality in and around the droogs suffers from scaling up from 320x320.  Around Dim's left foot, you see the original painting; I traced around their heads pretty well, too, though between Georgie and Pete it's clear, too, that there's a cut-and-paste job versus an attempt to recreate the original style.

I also don't like the scale of Alex and the droogs overall...but I couldn't (easily) fix that, either ;)
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I think as they are, they reminded me of the book cover, in thinking about it.

It might've been interesting to give Alex a single eye, a la the cover... ;)

http://www.anthonyburgess.org/about-anthony-burgess/a-clockwork-orange
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Great place for tapas and tequila. 
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Unix System Administrator
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Linux/Solaris administration, Perl, regexes. Kanban adherent.
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  • Kenexa, an IBM company
    Senior Systems Engineer, present
  • Nokia/NAVTEQ/Traffic.com
    System Administrator, 2006 - 2013
  • The New York Times
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    System Administrator
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Times Square, New York - Woodside, New York - Woodhaven, New York - Dublin, Ireland - Logan, UT
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The vulgar exigencies of objective truth
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Sorry if I don't Circle you back if you are a random add.  Certainly not likely to Circle you if I don't already know you or don't already know someone in common pretty well.  If you message with some reason - shared interests, etc. - I'll Circle back :)

Otherwise...not such a fan of the random Circlings for Circling's sake.
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I think line-noise Perl is a goal, not a hindrance.
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  • Stuyvesant High School