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Mimi Herrmann
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Thirteen years ago today I met the love of my life, +Chris Hicks. Love you so much!
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Yay Supremes! #gaymarriage  
In a landmark victory for gay rights, a divided Supreme Court ruled that state prohibitions on same-sex marriage violate the Constitution.
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Do you think he learned anything about why what he did was unacceptable? #womeninstem   #fem2  
In an exclusive interview Tim Hunt and his wife Professor Mary Collins tell how their lives fell apart after his quip about women in science went viral on Twitter
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One can only hope, though his and his wife's whining and protesting don't make it look that way.
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That is so....um....relentless. #relentlesslygay  
A widow received a note from her "Christian" neighbor who objects to her simple rainbow-themed garden lamps, because there are children in the area.
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Oh look, brave officers of the law doing their duty in the war against that terrible drug, marijuana. #policebrutality  
During a police raid on an unpermitted pot shop in Santa Ana late last month, hidden cameras caught officers eating marijuana-laced “edibles," playing darts and displaying other questionable behavi...
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BUSTED DIRTY PIG!!!!!
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This is the group I perform with. They are really, really good. If you are in the DMV, you should go!
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This senseless violence against transgender persons needs to stop. #lgbtq   #transphobia   #hatecrimes   #fem2  
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Sexist, racist #terrorism  does nobody, including the people in whose name it's committed, any good. #fem2  
We can’t talk about Charleston without talking about white women. Because Dylann Roof did.
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I am so sad and disgusted. But I'm happy they caught him. #blacklivesmatter   #hatecrimes  
Shooting suspect Dylann Roof has been taken into custody, officials say. He's accused of opening fire in a Charleston church Wednesday, killing nine.
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There needs to be a criminal investigation into this breach. #infosec  
I heard from many readers last week who were curious why I had not weighed in on the massive (and apparently still unfolding) data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Turns out, the easiest way for a reporter to make sure everything hits the fan from a cybersecurity ...
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These Google Voice survey forms don't show up very often. If you're a Google Voice user, please do fill out this survey. Thank you. (I'm a very heavy GV user and manage all my lines with it -- so I want this service around a long time.) - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1oivRQrLxN9xU3atBuCQy4rubKFf3lmcozTRN3wjgW3A/viewform?fbzx=-9044172419683556527
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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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    Linguistics, Arabic
  • CACI Language Institute
    Japanese
  • USDA Graduate School
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Female
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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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If you know me, you can list that as your bragging right.
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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Currently
Washington, DC (and environs)
Previously
Juneau, AK - Yorktown, VA - Pittsfield, MA - Los Angeles - Charlotte, NC
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This is one of the best thrift shops I've been to and I look forward to visiting often.
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