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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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From a good friend on That Other Place (because what friend wouldn't be good, who shared this?):

http://turmericsaffron.blogspot.com/2011/06/mint-cucumber-sekanjabin-ice-pops.html
Summer is almost here, with its typical hot and humid weather and the all too familiar music of the ice cream truck driving through the neighborhood followed by the excited screams of the neighbor's kids. So, I thought what b...
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Oooo.  Hey +Joe Fling Wonder if, with a little alteration, this would work in those freezy thing cases we got?
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Finished putting all of the desks and 'desks' together in the new game room.  Every desk has a computer, every computer is networked and working.

...except for mine, which decided to start giving four short beeps.  Generally not good, hoping it's trivial.  Seems - depending on the BIOS involved - that it could just be RAM needing to be reseated...

Here's hoping.  I was kind of planning on using it tomorrow for Artemis or something ;)
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Thanks :)

Reseated RAM and it was all good.  Always good when it's an easy solution ;)  I was eyeing the CMOS battery, too, and could've pulled one from another unused desktop if that was it, but yay.  No unexpected trips needed for parts or extra expenses :)
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And now I think I'll be reading a lot of WBW over the weekend...
 
A useful primer on American politics and the tech nerds reluctance to engage with same. Maybe that's the field spawns so many libertarians...

http://www.vox.com/2015/8/27/9214015/tech-nerds-politics
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+David Roberts, the author, is from Seattle and used to write for +Grist until he got poached by Ezra Klein at +Vox. He was my favorite writer at Grist and I've seen him speak a couple of times around Seattle. Very active on Twitter also... 
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I don't know what to expect next...

The pianist at this piano bar opened with Ashokan Farewell, but has Motown and Broadway books behind that sheet music...
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Kennett Square Inn.

Random choice for dinner. We were planning on visiting a friend's place, but apparently they are so busy, no one without a reservation could get in all night...

So we went across the street, where I'd seen there was a piano bar from 7 to 9.

Great, great choice. Food is awesome, bartender is great and the surprise piano bar is amazing. 
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Tech conferences: one of the few places where there's a line for the men's room.

Very, very skewed attendance at PuppetCamp... Not that it's surprising, just highlighting a discrepancy...
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The over-40 crowd is significant, here, too...
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K: "Dame Alban has spent the last half-century experimenting with alternatives to the skeletal phase of a Craftwoman's late life."
A: "So she turned herself into a statue?"
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A: "All of those statues, on the walls and everything..."
K: "Any one could host her."
A: "They weren't all women."
K: "What made you think Dame Alban was?"

Dialogue between Lady Kevarian and Priest Abelard, Three Parts Dead, Max Gladstone.

I admitted to rolling my eyes when I first read the term "Faithpunk" on a post some time in the past week or so, here on G+.  Slap words together, make genres!

Yeah, well, now I love it; the book - so far - is great, the characterization of the characters (awkward that was, to type) is great, the setting and history and rules and...well, hey, it also deals with faith and gods, with some great mechanics thrown in.  It's all done, too, well enough to draw you into wanting to know more about how it all works and fits together, why things are the way they are, and the story is good to boot.

I love the treatment of the characters and their motivations, I love the points all over the place where characters are challenged in their world views and even with different worlds and different views, there's parallels aplenty for us - like the one above - to underline prejudices and absurdities.
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So may writers do.
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Oh, having read all the Narnia books, plus The Fountainhead *and* Atlas Shrugged, this spin on all of those books is truly hysterical, and I definitely laughed at all of the train references, but the more I thought about it I realized my mock-annoyance at its cleverness was actually genuine annoyance at the fact that the piece had to be made at all. Don't feel sorry, neither one of us knew that it was actually going to be a trigger for me! LOL 
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Ahh, Artemis...
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OK; Friday evenings are going to be pretty much open house, unstructured, whoever shows up, we'll do whatever we can :)

We're moving RP to Sundays, so we won't usually be doing something like Artemis on Sundays, but we can also see how those go.  We've yet to finalize what RP looks like, but we're sticking with Sunday since Lianor is about to have every other Friday taken up with other stuff.

We can, however, always do Artemis whenever we're not doing something else :)  Mondays tend to be open, save for tomorrow.
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Overheard at work:

"Every time I stand up, it's anticlimactic."

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Or he used to be a superhero with really powerful legs, and that burst through the roof he's used is now missing from his life.
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Playing Fallout Shelter made me realize if I really wanted to pour time into building an underground dwelling with occasional threats from attackers, I'd do a lot better to fire up Dwarf Fortress.

Much better stories and shenanigans, there, too...
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Yeah, I love trouble that shows me something new. It's less fortunate to always figure "trouble" means "problem."
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Sadie, heppin.
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She's still sick, but on antibiotics and as energetic and recurringly annoying as ever ;)  If things keep happening, we'll go in for X-rays and/or cultures, but we're hoping the antibiotics do the trick.
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...wow.
 
And should you care to litter your floor with these #Tentacthulhu approved caltrops, you can print them here:
http://www.shapeways.com/product/ZRRJ2JUAB/kraken-eldritch-d20

Via +TDB Gryffyn​ and https://m.imgur.com/3O2QF3M
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Might even be worse than a Lego.
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Education
  • Stuyvesant High School
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Tagline
The vulgar exigencies of objective truth
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
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