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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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In case anyone uses Grooveshark.  It's what I've been using for music lately, moreso than Pandora.

Currently listening to a "Metal covers" playlist I put together.  

I'd say "it's been that kind of week", but that'd be misleading.  It's always that kind of week for this kind of music ;)

ETA: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Metal+Covers/91362726
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I like Mandy Patinkin, I often chose by my mood and pick smooth jazz acoustics for writing or top 40 for lite house cleaning. I go for metal like gnr when I'm angry house cleaning to work off steam and deep cleaning (moving furniture, hidden corners and under the stove.) 
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Almost 80 today. Over 80 yesterday.

... frost warning Tuesday into Wednesday???

Have to see if planting trees is advisable today, given that. 
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Sounds like springtime in Colorado. :)  70 F one day, a foot of snow the next.
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Bronze short sword.

Crécy sword and scabbard (not down).

Both awesome pieces from Age of Chivalry. The bronze sword is heavy, the Crécy is sharp.
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These are from Age of Chivalry, a wonderful vendor we met out at Estrella last year and then again this year.  We stopped by the booth every day, to ogle over the swords and such, chat about swords and weapons, entertain and be entertained by the toddler there, etc.

http://www.ageofchivalry.com/main.sc
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Tonight's music, a Last.FM station with a bunch of German Metal Folk and things like this...  I was hoping for a different version of this (Darth Mannerlig) but, well, this one is really haunting.
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Hey, +Tony Montuori!  You should check this out if you're not familiar with it already!
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Irish nachos with short rib and a Guinness.
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Thank you!  And it was...though I seriously didn't need to eat that by myself and then get a corned beef cheesesteak (...but then again, of course I did).
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Last night's "Angry Hour" happy hour after work (with co-workers) had me declaiming "I'm going drink until this RAID 0 has enough drives to do RAID 5".

Didn't drink that much, but we had lots of tasty beers at the table.  I can only speak to the Rogue Chipotle Ale, Barbar Honey Bock and a cellared Samichlaus Classic Bier from 2009...

It was good to get back to the Pig.
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Yeah, that was very well done, I have to say.  Nice and smoky with a hint of heat.  No hops whatsoever ;)
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Not pictured: the 1.75l Clan McGregor plastic jug.
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I am all about the lazy social......and whiskey....
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Following last night's music, this morning is getting started with Ai Vis Lo Lop.

Here's In Extremo's version - Ai Vis Lo Lop: http://youtu.be/8JKOkE3X-ok
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Wow.  That's really something else....
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Sweet!

Looks like +Ian Broggy picked a good thing from my Amazon wishlist for my birthday...

What I mainly wanted was the last book, Darksword Adventures, being an RPG in the setting of the first three books. However, if I wanted anyone else to know the setting, I needed the series itself to lend out :)

I can't remember if the RPG itself was any good (I imagine it's not) but GURPS or FATE can fix a great many things... I can't remember if the series is any good, either, but the magic system/culture was great.
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Well naturally we'd be drinking. :)
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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
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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 :)

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