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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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"A Quick Puzzle To Test Your Problem Solving"

Do the exercise, then read.

I thought the test was in adequately explaining what you thought was going on...

Not quite...

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/07/03/upshot/a-quick-puzzle-to-test-your-problem-solving.html?abt=0002&abg=0

(H/T +Sallie Alys Montuori - I originally reshared her reshare, but the source share contained commentary; here's the link sans spoilers.)
A short game sheds light on government policy, corporate America, and why no one likes to be wrong.
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+Mathilde Poussin   Me, too. 
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A Vesper and a F.I.G. JAM... Something with fig infused bourbon, maraschino liqueur and... Stuff :)

Long day, and its not over yet, but this is a good break.
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You do have to be careful.  I hear kamikaze carpaccio has become a thing recently.  At least you survived the encounter.
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Well, I'm glad I didn't go with any of the other names, then!

Seriously, though..."mean" is offensive?

I was looking to set up a hosted VM (on Azure, because we get monthly credits to burn) to mess around with learning the MEAN stack - MongoDB, Express, AngularJS and Node.js - but huh.  Guess I'll have to be less offensive ;)

What's particularly amusing is that "mean-mbroggy" was allowed...  I wonder if I modify the offensiveness of "mean" in a positive way?
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Well, tonight didn't work out as expected.

On the other hand, beer vinegar is a thing.  Have to look into that more.

Had been curious about pre-refrigeration meat preservation aside from straight drying/salting and, hey...vinegar...  It has to be stronger than the normal ~5%, though.  But spiced, pickled meat?  This is possibly interesting...

I had such plans for tonight.  Wine and distractions happened.
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c.f. "Alegar"
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It figures...

+Katy Lynn is off to Germany for work, for the week, so I figured "Hey, there's beer in the kegerator, there's stuff to do around the house, stuff I want to learn, weather's lovely so Sadie and I can sit outside...".

And, well...there's no beer in the keg.

Trying not to let it rain on my parade (especially since +Steve B. handed me some Iron Maiden Trooper English Ale) but I think there might be a foraging trip to Dock Street Brewery tomorrow night...

http://www.ironmaidenbeer.com/ 
TROOPER is a Premium British Beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons brewery.
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That's a bit of a haul and an unknown but once we make it there, maybe :)
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3 hours left on this drive. Stopping for sugar, caffeine and sugared caffeine.
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And the second game of the night... Great Fire of London.

I think it might take another couple runs to get things down, but it was interesting.  As you can see, fire did gut the Eastern side, but we (the unofficial Eastern Defenders) did convince most of the fire crews out our way.  Amazingly, the number of burned houses (bottom left) was pretty even by the end...rather, I guess you'd tend to see that, but it was pretty uneven just a couple of turns prior to this shot.

I was doing pretty well, until +Val Barr burned a block of houses with 3 of mine on it...but that was OK; we sort of worked cooperatively otherwise (without collusion, just worked out that our fire-spreading tactics and fireman-moving tactics wound up making that side safe).

Reminded me a lot of Upon a Salty Ocean...but in looking at both, the art and score trackers are not alike...neither are the publisher or designer...so huh :)
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Gotcha. Sounds like a really cool game!
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This is fun, even better with more, I think, and beer ;)
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Bhakail, yep :)  We'll be most of that block, so easy to find :)

It'll be good to see you, and we'll always have the games on hand, including LED bocce, so... ;)
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Anyone want 80% off of a PACKT title?

Take their brief survey: http://bit.ly/skillupsoc

Most of the dead-tree books I've bought in the past couple of years have turned out to be PACKT, so hey, 80% off isn't bad.  (Though I've been using Safari Online much more, to be fair.) ;)
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Just downloaded Hound, having received my Beta key.

I'm impressed.

"What's the weather this weekend?"

It tells you what the local weather will be on Saturday.

OK, sure, Google Now can handle that...but not: "How about Sunday?"

"How about Friday?"

"How about Lehighton?"

...that was awesome, that last, especially given the pronunciation. (Considering it did falter on "how about vegan" when I tried a similar trick asking for restaurants.  It said it couldn't find any in Vigan, in the Philippines...)

So...awesome, so far, but definitely needs some tweaking :)
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I apparently have 4 left; let's say 3 plus a potential 1 ;)
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I meant to post yesterday that any day that starts with me belting out Seven Seas of Rhye in the car is a good one.  The day didn't quite shape up, but then there was the Baronial business meeting in the evening followed by Ethiopian food at Gojjo...which included the surprise appearance of +Mark Mehalik followed by drinks on the house, just because, apparently :)

So, yeah, that worked out :)
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Happy International Heraldry Day :)
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Wow, thank you :)
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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.
Work
Occupation
Unix System Administrator
Skills
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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Currently
Media, Pennsylvania
Previously
Times Square, New York - Woodside, New York - Woodhaven, New York - Dublin, Ireland - Logan, UT