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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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OK...

I was coding and settling in for a bit of a binge session digging into Puppet, but...

I've posted Leo Moracchioli's videos before, but I think I'm off to pick up my bass and get into some Rocksmith 2014...

You can turn off the audio and just watch the inset video, see how on he is.  Not to mention he's singing, playing guitar, bass and drums: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu4jWz7a6do

He's also picked some good artists to highlight in the video.

Another good video with neck-shots, his cover of No Limit (and wow, talk about a cover...I never knew the original): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEk4fx_XNNE&index=17&list=RDJdLhYrRlJ4Y

Three of us went through a lot of his stuff the other night, realizing we didn't really always care for the originals he covered in a metal style - like Shake It Off or ...Baby One More Time - but his covers?  Hell, yes.

Watch him; he's technical.  But he's not as purely technical as others (Dream Theater comes to mind, personally, as my yardstick of technical-and-empty, but that's me) but he manages to have fun, which is obvious in the music and his expressions  and decisions in video direction ;)

So, yeah.  Done with computer geeking for the night.  Off to pick up the bass, hit some Anthrax on the Rocksmith.
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And, yes, I will say again that +Steve B. is the one who introduced this particular artist, first as an earworm and then as an inspiration :)
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Oh, Rocksmith 2014, how'd you know what I started listening to again? And that I just picked up the bass again?

Songs added...
ANTHRAX
“Got The Time,” “Madhouse,” “Indians,” and “Caught In A Mosh.”    
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Got The Time is going to be awesome... :)
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It's not every day that you get asked, quietly "So...what color do you want your weasels?"

Good birthday :). Katy brought a decorated cake to the office, which everyone appreciated, then there was that question from Muin, a fun card from Violet and a free birthday coffee stout at dinner :)

But now... Weasels.
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Goopy tart!  Like we like 'em!
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I just spent 50 hours listening to an audiobook. And it was awesome. https://www.audible.com/t1/CREB

(It made me say that. Though it was good.)
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Huh, yeah, that's weird.

Les Miserables :)

Not...what I was expecting.  Sort of was.  Very much wasn't.  Very good read.
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I had posted this yesterday, but there were some issues that were resolved today.

So, goodbye Rebeccahondas, the sad grey Honda Elephant.  For a first car for me, it was good.  Definitely learned a lot and put her through a lot, most notably the cross-country trip with Bruce, which was like sharing less space than a college dorm room with someone for a month on the road (save for the actual beds in actual hotel rooms, but hey).

The new Honda Fit doesn't have a name, yet, but it's ultra-black and has enough technology to keep me tied up for a while.  Also, if anyone's looking for a car at any point, wow do you need to consider +Piazza Honda of Springfield.   We could've stayed entertained in the financing office for hours, Damian was so awesome (more than once, he had to stop typing, he was laughing so much), not to mention the awesome sales (Gary, specifically) and service (another Gary, specifically) teams.

I didn't even know lifetime state inspections was a thing to expect...talk about a surprise bonus.

The car is going to take some getting used to.  It's giving me a lot of information and I want to make sure I know what is and isn't useful (or where it is, if it's not obvious).  The cameras are nice, are is the moon roof...

So, yeah...name time...  
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I did the inaugural drive to work with Megadeth's Rust In Peace blaring, so that would've been fitting.
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So, we often ask new-to-us bartenders "What do you like to make?" And we usually get something good and, sometimes, something new to try.

Tonight's bartender asked "What do you like to drink?"

So, we'll see...

Rye old fashioned. Definitely my kind of drink. Definitely liking this one, to boot...
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Indeed, the perfect rebuttal as it were. 
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SWTOR, boxed wine (Portugese red blend) and chicken pot pie with apple and bacon...

Not what was planned, but not a bad evening, either.
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I love that game. I only play it in bursts, but I do love it. I enjoyed my sorceress (lightning!) but I'm light-side at heart and my sentinel was (is) my main girl
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Definitely have to see Les Misérables once I'm done with the book.  Not sure about starting with the movie.  

Looks like it's still on Broadway...

Until then, though...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__d2FMCtgi4
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Dude... Wait... Is this a road trip in the making? Cropper and Broggy heading to NYC to see Les Mis?
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Too amused not to share...

I received an email ("Subject: Ping").  Anyone who's spent time on IRC knows that when you get a "ping", you return "pong".  So, hey, someone's catering to a niche, right off the bat...

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Hey Michael,

I work at <place>, the largest API hub in the world.  I'm reaching out to you because I was impressed by your background when I came across your GitHub. Your work with DevOps at Kenexa is impressive and we do scale the HELL out of systems here @ <place>. I think you will be a good fit in helping us scaling the product and shaping the new API economy.

I would love to catch up with you! You are more then welcome to come to our new office, which is inside an old bank or we can set up a quick video Skype call if you prefer since you are in PA.

Waiting for your pong ;)

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I mean, hey!  They even mentioned waiting for the "pong"!

So, I had to respond...

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Hi <person>!

Checking my GitHub profile, I have somewhere on the order of 0 contributions ;)  So...while I'd be flattered had someone actually taken the time to check my contributions out, I'd be even more impressed by that if I had contributions for someone to check out ;)

Since, then, I think it's completely the work of some script getting the Ping out, I'll decide to be sad and helpfully suggest someone work on the script.  Especially if it's the product of a company that writes or collects API code ;)

I'll keep an eye out for the next version of the Ping and, hopefully, will have some code up on GitHub by then for it to check out :)

Best regards,

Michael Broggy (actually)
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You can tell I've never had an IRC account; my standard response to "ping" is still "ack"!  ;>
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You know that existential angst that stems from having seen all of the Archer and Venture Bros. that Netflix has to offer, knowing the former won't have a new season available soon and the latter, well, you might as well give up on?

Just me? Eh, well, my birthday, my angst ;)

But wait, there's a light... Behold!

Sealab 2021!

Four. Whole. Seasons. 52. Episodes.

Commentary. Shenanigans. Deleted scenes. More shenanigans. Alternate endings.

Thanks, +Ian Broggy​ :D
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That, right there, is very likely my favorite episode ;)

Captain Murphy: Until we find the thief, I am declaring Martian law!
Sparks: Um, I think its martial law.
Captain Murphy: Silence! Under Martian law... uh... what are my powers, exactly?
Sparks: Under martial law, you could suspend habeas corpus, empower a posse comitatus...
Captain Murphy: That's crap. Mars is wild, untamed. I'm forming a cadre of Martian knights charged with enforcing Martian law.
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The car wasn't having it, being called Mistake Not....  It's not a Mind from Banks' Culture novels; it just refused, at least on the surface.

So now, it's qIj 'ej wov yoS and it's OK if you can't pronounce it, most won't have to ;)

First shot is it, reflecting entirely too much sky for its blackness.  The second is it with Doug, the existing Fit (and I think the plural for Fits was "A conniption"?).

I figured out some of the bluetooth/Pandora weirdness, so Pandora works flawlessly (and doesn't count on the data plan).  The car already wants to auto-start my Audible title (which is great, but I wasn't up for the final hours of Les Mis this morning) and plays music off of a USB thumb drive wonderfully (even automatically restarting where you left off, if you want).

Still wondering if I want to plug the RPi into a USB port and the HDMI port; HDMI video turns off if you're moving, but the audio remains on.  I don't know if that's enough incentive to get the RPi doing something or if I just stick with USB drives for music to back up Audible and Pandora...

Looking to get an OBD2 bluetooth dongle next...
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Pandora is 'free' when it comes to data on T-Mobile... Most of the time, I listen to Audible, but sometimes I need music instead. I think the USB ports and some USB drives might be my new backup music option, though...
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#caturday  at our house.  Two cats on the bed; one very tolerant pillowCat and one sad houndCat that fears she might be discovered and be kicked out of the club.
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It's a skill :)
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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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Unix System Administrator
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Linux/Solaris administration, Perl, regexes. Kanban adherent.
Employment
  • Kenexa, an IBM company
    Senior Systems Engineer, present
  • Nokia/NAVTEQ/Traffic.com
    System Administrator, 2006 - 2013
  • The New York Times
    System Analyst
  • eFit
    System Administrator
  • Xceed
    System Administrator
  • Core Technology Services
    System Administrator
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Media, Pennsylvania
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Times Square, New York - Woodside, New York - Woodhaven, New York - Dublin, Ireland - Logan, UT
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