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Michael Broggy (Mael Eoin mac Echuid)
Works at Kenexa, an IBM company
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Tonight's beer.
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It's a mix of one of my favorite beers and the eisbock version of the same beer, then aged in chardonnay oak barrels.

More sour than I'd like, but it was a good bottle for a good occasion :)  (+Kernel Panic is leaving again.  Wait, no, it was because his wife was over from Italy and is working on being here permanently.)
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Alright.  Friday needs music again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLyFcGKU_f8

This comes from +Steve B. from earlier this week.  I didn't know the original, but damn, this is good.  Check out Leo's other covers...he's good.  Metal's good.  

Even where I don't know (or like) the originals...
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\m/ \m/
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Today was Febtoberfest, the first annual of its name.  It was an idea to celebrate the sausage-grinding gear +Muin Downie got for Yule and as soon as we started talking about a limited sausage party to break in the machine, a couple more sausagiers got on board.  Add in some beer and the idea gained some steam...

Especially for a first crack, it went off well :)  +Penni Suba al-Hadid Bacheler and +Rowen Stuffer hosted for space.  Muin and +Val Barr had plans for their sausages; I didn't, but I had meat and enough seasonings for 100lbs thanks to +Lydia Lynn  and Merrill :)

Astrid kicked things off, as she was working with pre-ground meat; her plan was to make something that people could nosh on while everything else was progressing.  Her hand-rolled cevapcici were wonderful; it was the first time most of us had those, and they went over...well...I don't know how many - if any - made it out whole ;)

Muin went with a great loukaniko - which I keep wanting to refer to as lucanicae, without knowing if they're the same - that disappeared as quickly as it came off the stove.  He made sure to reserve some to take home, but again, a great recipe that has to make a reappearance (with spinach, I think people insisted).

Jadwiga brought me a hart's heart (from a hart she'd butchered) and some Polish mushrooms, so I took some of my pork and some "German sausage" seasoning and figured I'd go for an earthy thing, between the heart and mushrooms...but, considering the marinated mushrooms had some vinegar and I defrosted/marinated the heart in wine and vinegar, there was a slight, bright tang.  All in all, it really worked in the end...adding heart is going to be something I do more of, going forward.

Fun, tasty day, if a long, long weekend.  I was ready to collapse around 8pm.  We're now looking to both the 2nd annual Febtoberfest, now that we have an idea of what we're doing...but we're also eyeing Octuaryfest...
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Sad we missed it (couldn't remember when), but glad it went yummy and sausage was had. :) 
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+Stevie Longwith​, Gillian loves the blanket!

Thank you so much for making it; she lives the colors, style and softness!
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That's wonderful! I'm glad!
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Just because.
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We had a similar-looking sunset here, it made me happy. :)
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Anyone have experience/opinions on cloth-wrapped wiring?  Specifically, whether it's possible/advisable to keep such in place if it's currently working (with the eventual plan of updating such wiring)?

If we call an electrician, I think I know what their (strong) suggestion is going to be, but complete replacement isn't really feasible just yet.

I went to replace the light fixture in the kitchen, and it's cloth-wrapped wires in the junction box.  Some plastic wiring runs off of it (...I think, possibly to power the light over the sink) or there might be some chance that the cloth-wrapped wiring was disabled but not removed.

Not about to try and do it myself, even if it's just replacing the one run.
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All I know is every time I do electrical work in my dads house..where touching/repositioning the fabric insulation causes it to crumble, I try not to move the wires around too much. Replacing / updating the wire nuts helps a lot with this.
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Google.

I give you pretty sunsets and you give me these.  This is two in a row, now.

What are you trying to tell me?  "Hey, nice sunset you have there.  Pity it should be like this for you..."

(Right.  Going to have to storify these.)
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I was amused when I took pictures of Sadie running in the snow at night, and Google removed her.
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This is a rough week. Bruce's birthday, his son's best friend is off to the Navy... Looks like we'll need to get a plumber and maybe an electrician in...

But damn, that's one nice sunset.
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Amazing sunset. Kind of the universe's way of saying, "We know life is kind of sucky right now, but it will get better. In the meantime, here's something pleasant. Enjoy this moment."
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Apparently, 6:30 is not the best time to play "Oh, what's this new button do?".

On the other hand, Nagios apparently has a new update button right in the UI... (And, relatedly, they've been updating like crazy.)
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Oh gods...that...
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"I want to see you roleplay talking to a deer. That is what I want."

+Melissa Matos​ to +Chance Tarrant​ at tonight's Vampire game.
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To be fair, it was a very stubborn door.
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Why did Google autoawesome my lovely sunset pic that my eyes saw into the dreary 'scape my soul sees.

Thanks, Google.  I believed my eyes for a minute.  Things are back on track, now ;)

(Seriously, though, it's a weird thing to do to a nice photo, automatically.  I'm actually amused and trying very hard not to just hare off and make a story of the pair of photos.)
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I figure a lot of folks would enjoy this...

http://dresdencodak.com/2009/05/11/42-essential-3rd-act-twists/
Edit: Now you can get a print of this! Why hello, there! For those just tuning in, in addition to my regular Twitter thing, I have added accounts for Kimiko, Tiny Carl Jung and the mysterious D.H. Ron. Their antics may help fill the void between updates. There's a new site design in the works, ...
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:-D
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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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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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Media, Pennsylvania
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Times Square, New York - Woodside, New York - Woodhaven, New York - Dublin, Ireland - Logan, UT
The restaurant handled our party of 20+ with little to no notice _admirably_. The food was amazing - escargot-stuffed mushrooms?!! - and Jenn was an absolute delight.
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All of our pets are treated well at Media Veterinary Hospital, and have been for the 5-6 years we've had our pets. When there are reasons for us to worry, we're always treated well, offered options and supported, whatever happens. Everyone - *everyone* - is attentive and friendly, and as much attention is given to our pets, including their diets, schedules and preferred amenities whether we're boarding or showing up for checkups.
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Having checked the reviews, and having found the car we wanted online, we visited CarVision expecting a decent experience, hopefully, or at least something neutral. We're happy to say that from the time we walked in to the time we left, we were cheerfully helped and attended to and the process couldn't have been nicer or smoother. Service is top-notch and, when it comes time to get another car, we'll be looking here first.
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