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So I play WoW. A lot. It's a great game, it has awesome designers, and the lastest expansion is phenomenal. I dipped my toe into raiding a couple of expansions ago, and while I'm not the best, I'm pretty solid and it's a lot of fun.

A few months ago, I made the decision to leave a guild I'd been a member of since early 2012 because I just couldn't deal with the drama anymore. There were a lot of nice people there, but there was one person who really, really wanted me out of the guild (and wouldn't admit to it, just kept undermining me). This person had joined only in the last year and hadn't contributed anywhere near what I had to the guild, so I held on for a long time hoping it would get better, but finally I'd had enough. Another guild had been pitching me to join for quite some time and so that's where I went. I haven't regretted it for an instant because the one thing missing from my new guild is drama. If somebody has an issue with you, THEY TELL YOU, they work with you to fix it, and it's over. That's how things are supposed to work when you're adults.

But holy cow, there are a lot of entitled whiners in this game. A huge "issue" right now is that Blizzard decided to take flying for current and new content out of the game, because they feel it detracts from exploration and from real problem solving. They really outdid themselves creating some amazing content this expac, and so I can only agree with them that flying would wreck it. They haven't said they won't put it in later on, when the content is no longer current.

OMG the whining. One person on Blizzard's forums has demanded "all the money" they spent on flying to be refunded. Not real money, you understand. They're talking about EASILY EARNED game gold. Another person in a group on FB (from my old guild, not surprisingly) is going on about how they can't "trust" Blizzard anymore after this "fiasco"...as if Blizzard were their Daddy and he took away the popsicles or something.

And I'm laughing my ass off (I wish I really were; my ass needs some reduction). Blizzard is a game company. Sure they care what their players think; they want people to play the game. But they don't owe anybody anything. I pay money to play this game, and I'm happy to do so, because it provides me with hours and hours of entertainment. I'm happy that if I have an opinion, I know they listen to it even if they don't act on it. But I don't "trust" them. They are not my Daddy. And if I need popsicles, I know how to go to the store and buy them for myself. Again...that's how things work when you're an adult.
#warcraft   #gaming   #entitlement   #whining  
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I don't drink the crap Budweiser markets as beer anyway, but thanks for the rape culture, guys. 
Go home, Budweiser -- you're drunk. The company behind the self-anointed King of Beers has sparked outrage on Twitter with a new slogan on their bottles that critics said disturbingly evokes though...
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#antivaxxers  are engaging in "cockamamy fake science". INDEED THEY ARE! #fb  
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#lgbt  What is this, the middle ages? I hope this man wins his suit against his idiot employer.
 
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Seriously? #anitivaxxers  are this stupid? #science  
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This article pinpoints exactly what is wrong with how women are treated in IT. 
 
You HAVE to read this all the way to the end.  It has an case study of a situation where women, working without the negative influences they normally encounter, came up with a powerful product idea.
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#antichoice  legislation in my own state: say it ain't so. #fem2   #fb  
Synopsis: Requiring a physician who performs or induces an abortion to have admitting privileges at a hospital that meets specified criteria; requiring a physician, before performing or inducing an abortion, to provide the woman terminating her pregnancy with specified contact information; ...
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Oh GOOD JOB +United Airlines - throwing security researchers trying to make a point about YOUR insecure systems off your planes is MUCH more effective than fixing those systems. #infosec   #failhard  
The fallout from Chris Roberts' airplane hack tweet continued when United Airlines stopped him boarding his flight to San Francisco and the RSA Conference.
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Haters gonna hate this insanely cute ad promoting #vaccination  
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#infosec  Apparently nobody told the kid his actions were illegal the first time he was caught. HEY KIDS. THIS IS ILLEGAL.
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Oh +Google . #privacy   #infosec  
Even Google can make data leakage mistakes, as network security expert group Talos recently noticed. Just one tiny little Yes/No setting that went wrong...
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Barbara Boxer tells the #GOP   to grow the hell up. #gopfail  
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Education
  • Georgetown University
    Linguistics, Arabic
  • CACI Language Institute
    Japanese
  • USDA Graduate School
    Comp Sci/Data Proc
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Friends, Networking
Birthday
September 24
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Married
Other names
Mimi Carpenter, Lothie ni Leannain
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Ah, the life of an Elf.
Introduction
I'm a Network Security Analyst living in Washington, DC, with my husband, our son, my oldest daughter, and our pets (currently three cute cats). I also have another daughter who lives in Japan. Network Security is my career and hobby; my first love is Linguistics. Other hobbies include music, writing, reading, drawing, knitting, making jewelry, cooking, and video and role playing games (RPG's).
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Work
Occupation
Network Security Analyst, Avon Representative, Author, Blogger
Skills
infosec, networks, human languages, design concepts, writing, fiber art, vocal music
Employment
  • ISHPI
    Information Systems Security Officer, 2012 - present
  • Tenable Network Security
    Network Security Analyst, 2010 - 2011
  • Capstone Corp.
    IA Systems Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • McAfee
    Systems Engineer, 2003 - 2008
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Washington, DC (and environs)
Previously
Juneau, AK - Yorktown, VA - Pittsfield, MA - Los Angeles - Charlotte, NC
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