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The airlines need to take some blame! Checked baggage fees have certainly contributed to the increased volume of carry-on bags.
 
The volume of carry-on bags, which has quadrupled in recent years "is the No. 1 thing that slows down the checkpoint,” TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger said.
TSA hopes to post nearly current wait times at airport checkpoints through the MyTSA app by mid-June.
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I suspect that if one were to do a comparative analysis of Go's features and, say, C++'s features, that one would find that, assuming that one writes good code, that C++ is much more effective from a learning perspective (in spite of its many features and subtleties), a maintainability perspective, that it is comparable from a performance and footprint perspective, and that it tends to result in fewer subtle bugs - a major concern of mine. That would be a complicated analysis however, so I will leave it to someone else! But it is my hunch, after having used probably 20 languages, having participated in the development of one (VHDL), and having written a good number of compilers.
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If the USA is truly in decline, Trump is not the solution, he's a symptom!

#trump2016  
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It looks like the Florida Lottery website has problems this morning! I wonder what caused that?
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Was hoping to hit the big one, if only I can check my numbers...
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Does Donald Trump have a point, or a pattern?

#trump2016   #makeamericagreatagain  
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A great memory from my time as a gofer at Shapiro Bernstein. Jimmy Breedlove and his wife Lynn were very kind to me.
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Just Discovered: Major productivity tool aisleriot-3-20.1-1 now in gnome-unstable. Now I can finally get some work done!
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Mitch McConnell to President Obama: "No, you cannot have a puppy!".
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"All Politics is Local!"

The GOP Congress obstructs all meaningful federal legislation while the 31 members of the 'Republican Governors Association' are setting environmental and healthcare policies for the states and the 27 members of the 'Republican Attorneys General Association' are conducting a coordinated attack on Federal mandates.

"The Koch brothers understand the importance of controlling state legislatures; George Soros doesn’t."
[http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/13/opinion/campaign-stops/the-republican-partys-50-state-solution.html]

"Conservatives have mastered the art of cross-state policy advocacy, while liberal efforts have fizzled. Here’s what has to change."
[http://democracyjournal.org/magazine/39/how-the-right-trounced-liberals-in-the-states/]

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Conservative strategists understand that if you turn enough of the local map red, you can shrink the power of government just where you want it shrunk.
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I ran across the Code Cast three part series on the i3 window manager and it reawakened a past interest that I never acted on So ...

I first ran through the three videos as laid out (minus some compositor and theme bits), on a new Ubuntu 15.10 install, and it worked well.

The next step was to replicate the process on a new Arch - Gnome 3 install. Using the architect Arch installer I was able to install Arch, Gnome, Gnome-extras and i3 all in one session. On my first login I copied my config file from the Ubuntu install over the new one and restarted without issue.

Now I'm trying to repeat the process on a fresh fedora 23 install. Unlike Ubuntu and Arch, I had to download the latest i3, i3lock and i3status RPMs individually prior to installation. The stock config worked but my tweaked config is throwing an error from i3status that I need to track down.

Gnome note:  GDM doesn't seem to play well with the stock exit script (mod-shift-e) but the Code Cast config used a custom exit script which I may need to try. Of course I could also try to kick my Gnome addiction entirely!

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Another YouTube vlogger shuts off comments because of haters.

"I will not allow haters to hijack my channel. This is my work, and my efforts. Spread your agenda on your own and earn your views like I've done."
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Education
  • Franconia College
    Theater and Fine Arts
  • Pace University
    UNIX, C, C++ Development
  • New Rochelle High School
  • Rhodes Prep
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Gender
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Tagline
curmudgeon
Introduction
A typical socially inept programmer; I retired in 2011 after 42 years in IT. Although my job title and responsibilities changed over the years I always found a way back to code.

I was on the internet before WWW. My first UNIX was SVR4. I've been a Linux user since 1995 (I think Yggdrasil was my first), I've been known to install five different distros over a weekend (current is Arch). Since retirement I haven't used Windows at all; I've got a Chromebook, an I7 laptop, a Nexus 7 and an Android phone.

My first mainframe programming language was NCR's Neat/3. I learned 4004 assembler from a mimeographed Intel op-code document. It wasn't too formal back then!

I'm a heads down coder and a good debugger. I'm scared to death of anyone who feels the need to put PMP in their sig.

Politics
I am a sometime 'Libertarian Democrat' or 'Shallow Progressive Libertarian' but not delusional enough to believe that any group has a real handle on all the issues of the day. My message to most 'true believers' is "you can't get there from here".
Bragging rights
A spouse who created 'the secret handshake of fandom', a beautiful granddaughter and an investment banker son with a PHD in Theoretical Physics
Work
Occupation
Programmer (retired)
Skills
ADHD
Employment
  • home
    PopTat, 2011 - present
  • Accenture
    Systems Specialist, 2007 - 2011
  • HP Technologies at Steel Warehouse
    Consultant, 2005 - 2007
  • John Hancock Financial Services
    Systems Analyst, 2001 - 2005
  • Airlines Reporting Corp,.
    Programmer, 1996 - 2000
  • BonTon/Hess's Departments Stores
    Programmer, 1987 - 1995
  • Lincoln Federal Savings
    Programmer, 1985 - 1987
  • hiatus
    Waiter/Bartender/theater wannabe, 1979 - 1984
    You start out as an aspiring actor working in bars to support yourself and in a few years you are managing a bar and wondering what happened. But oh, what a time it was!
  • Bank Leumi of NY
    Programmer, 1977 - 1978
  • Computer Audit Systems
    Programmer/Instructor/Consultant, 1976 - 1977
  • NCR Corporation; NYC Regional Data Center
    Operations Supervisor, 1974 - 1976
  • J.A.Sexauer Mfg. Co.
    Console Operator, 1973 - 1974
  • Longines Symphonette Society
    Systems Scheduler, 1970 - 1973
  • US Trust Co of NY
    Evaluations Clerk, 1969 - 1969
  • NYSE
    Settlement Clerk, 1969 - 1969
  • US Army
    11F20, 17K20, 1966 - 1968
  • Shapiro, Bernstein & Co
    office boy, gofer, 1964 - 1965
    I wish I'd pursued music! Lost opportunity!
Places
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Currently
Tampa FL
Previously
Whitehall, PA - Newark, NJ - New York, NY - Larchmont, NY - New Rochelle, NY - Jackson Heights, NY - St. Louis, MO - Torrington, WY - Santa Fe, NM - Upland, CA
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Obama's Trauma Team
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How an unlikely group of high-tech wizards revived Obama's troubled HealthCare.gov website

Google+
market.android.com

FEATURES:- Enjoy magazine style layout in the tablet version - Automatically share photos to an Event with Party Mode - Turn on Auto Backup

The demise of Google Reader: Stability as a service - O'Reilly Radar
radar.oreilly.com

Om Malik's brief post on the demise of Google Reader raises a good point: If we can't trust Google to keep successful applications around, w

The seven billionth baby
www.virgin.com

What should we be doing to make the world more sustainable?

How useful is Mojito for web developers?
www.itworld.com

Just when I though I had put Yahoo out of my mind, and it had joined 4 Non Blonds as something I would never think of again.....doh! Now I h

Webcast: Introducing Google App Engine
www.oreillynet.com

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes. Cost: Free Google App Engine is a scalable platform for developing and hosting applications for the we

Khan Academy
www.khanacademy.org

Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free.

Radar is now on Google+ (officially this time) - O'Reilly Radar
radar.oreilly.com

We've got big ideas for Radar's new Google+ page. For starters, we see it as a two-way channel, an experimentation hub, and a place to surfa

In addition to all that's been said about the pancakes and omelletes; the coffee is really good. I usually buy a bag to go (it's their own blend and they sell bulk).
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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