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Mike Miller (DaiTengu)
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Lived in Appleton, WI
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Linux guru and geek extraordinaire
Hey, you!  Yeah, the one reading the text!  That's right. I'm talking directly to you!  Some random dude on the internet is addressing you in his G+ profile!  If that doesn't make you warm and fuzzy, I don't know what else possibly could!

You're probably here because you want to know a bit about me.  Or maybe you misclicked. Anyway, whatever brought you here, you're quite a ways into reading this already, you might as well just stick with it.

I'm a freelance systems administrator for some large forums on the internet.  I specialize in high-traffic systems, such as those that get over 100 million pageviews per month.  I mostly work with vBulletin, Invisionboard, Linux, Apache, PHP, Perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Lighttpd, nginx, memcached and a bunch of other programs normal people never heard of and don't really care about as long as they can get their web page fix.

But enough about me trolling for job opportunities (I'm for hire! hire me! I need the work! I have references available!).  I am also a complete and total nerd.  In my spare time I enjoy doing such jock-ish things as: playing video games, collecting comic books, working on my model train set, tinkering with and modifying my HTPC, playing table-top role-playing games and watching all manner of sci-fi and documentary shows & films via my afforementioned HTPC and home theater setup.

I've lived "on the internet" in one form or another for nearly 20 years.  Well, I guess that's not completely true.  It's been about 15 years or so.  Before that I lived on BBSes.  I even ran a BBS up until a few months ago, when the 10-year-old thing finally died in a catastrophic hard drive failure.  I'm still trying to find the time to set it back up.

Right, well, you've probably fallen asleep by now, or wandered off to another page. I'm sure no one in their right mind would have made it this far. Heck, even I feel a bit crazy having typed all this out.  Feel free to send messages or invite me to various chats. Add me to your circles and I'll make honest attempts at posting things that are useful!

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  • Role Playing Games (Pen & Paper, like D&D)
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I keep popular websites that millions of people visit per day accessible. Also, once I saved a baby kitten from certain death when I found it in a box on the side of a road. It lived a long and happy life with my parents.
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Appleton, WI - Antigo, WI
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    Sysadmin, 2003 - present
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    Help Desk, 2004 - 2005
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I don't play Ingress anymore, but apparently it can still warm my cold, blackened heart.
On Friday, February 27th, 2015 we learned of Leonard Nimoy’s passing. That very afternoon, a plan was hatched for Andorian (blue) and Orion (green) delegates to gather at Starfleet Headquarters in San Francisco, California to create a memorial for the late Ambassador Spock.

12 Resistance Agents and 22 Enlightened Agents gathered at 2:00 PM on Sunday, March 1st to build a series of fields in the shape of the Starfleet Insignia.

The day started off with many green fields over a several block radius, and half as many Resistance Agents as Enlightened Agents on the ground to clear them. We split up into 3 cross-faction car teams, 1 agent on bike, 1 agent on rollerblades and the the rest on foot.

The plan was to have the agent on bike and the car teams clear the perimeter first so that a bounding box could be created to prevent feral agents from interfering with our artwork. This proved to be quite difficult. In a highly populated and portal-dense city such as San Francisco, one blocking link going down only provides an opportunity for another to go up.

In the end, we overcame the links from feral agents and completed the field art in under 3 hours.

This was my first time planning and operating a cross-faction event, and many valuable lessons were learned. I was absolutely amazed by how well everything came together. My approach going into this operation was that if I wanted the Resistance to trust me, I would have to trust them. I would also have to treat all team members equally, regardless of faction. This meant that I would dole out resources equally if anyone needed anything. (And yes, I did hand out XMPs to the Resistance.)

The location of the field art was not ideal, because a portion of it was in one of the busiest parts of town. The command center was also off the map due to safety and space constraints and could have benefited from a more central location.

A more equal turnout from both factions could have been achieved if given more time to promote the event. The success of our team proved that great teamwork can overcome any oversight in planning.

Special thanks to the following agents on the ground:

The Resistance Ambassadors who rallied their troops even though they were out of town/country:


And @mercurio for the cross-faction hookup.

Photos by @diziara

#ingress   #siterep   #livelongandprosper  
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Hi Mike Miller
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Our hero watched a video on youtube about IT Security. He wants to share it with you.
Server security is not a set-it-and-forget-it process.
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A little bit about Sysprosium :)
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My guy killed an Enlightened Self-Assassin right afterwards too
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Dear Glassholes:

We’re graduating from Google[x] labs

It’s hard to believe that Glass started as little more than a scuba mask attached to a laptop. We kept on it, and when it started to come together, we began the Glass Explorer Program as a kind of “open beta” to hear what people had to say.

Explorers, we asked you to be pioneers, and you took what we started and went further than we ever could have dreamed: from the large hadron collider at CERN, to the hospital operating table; the grass of your backyard to the courts of Wimbledon; in fire stations, recording studios, kitchens, mountain tops and more.

Glass was in its infancy, and you took those very first steps and taught us how to walk. Well, we still have some work to do, but now we’re ready to put on our big kid shoes and learn how to run.

Since we first met, interest in wearables has exploded and today it’s one of the most exciting areas in technology. Glass at Work has been growing and we’re seeing incredible developments with Glass in the workplace. As we look to the road ahead, we realize that we’ve outgrown the lab and so we’re officially “graduating” from Google[x] to be our own team here at Google. We’re thrilled to be moving even more from concept to reality.

As part of this transition, we’re closing the Explorer Program so we can focus on what’s coming next. January 19 will be the last day to get the Glass Explorer Edition. In the meantime, we’re continuing to build for the future, and you’ll start to see future versions of Glass when they’re ready. (For now, no peeking.)

Thanks to all of you for believing in us and making all of this possible. Hang tight—it’s going to be an exciting ride.
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Playing Legend of the Five Rings. 
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I remember playing this when I was at 6th form, it was ok aside from the asshats I was playing with :D
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"+sylvain henry invited you to join Mass Action Demand: Chemtrails"



This is what happens when people have an over-active imagination, no creative outlet, and too much free time on their hands.
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Its even more than that.  Belief in the noted conspiricy theories is the result of a broken education system that has degraded horribly over the last 60+ years.
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Put some Krutacking pants on.
Guardians of the Galaxy TRAILER 2 had gone live.
How excited are you for this space saga?
I know nothing beyond what the trailers have shown.
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The crew from the intrepid #StarDestroyer  Executor are ready to begin construction.

Apparently Bossk, IG-88 and Dengar work at the Kuat shipyards during the day, and bounty hunt at night.

#Lego   #StarWars   #starwarseveryday  
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Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable. Tv is nice, you can plug an hdmi cable into it. Internet access is slow, even if you plug into the ethernet port.
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Rooms are clean and comfortable, staff is friendly.
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This place used to be the best Chinese place in the area. Then it was sold. The food changed, the service is awful. RIP China Gardens.
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Rooms are nice. There's a panel to plug in your laptop to the TV (when it works, mine did not). Internet is very slow.
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