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Mitch Wagner
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Attended State University of New York at Stony Brook
Lives in La Mesa, California
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Gratuitous 42-second video of Minnie digging frenetically at a spot on the rug for no apparent reason.

She does this several times a week when I get her back from her long daytime walk.

She does this after we have walked 3 miles at a brisk pace, and she has run around the yard at top speed for five minutes, because even that much activity is not enough to burn off all her excess energy.

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+Juniper Networks  got a bargain when it scooped up packet optical vendor +BTI  last week, paying $50 million -- or less.
 
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Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.
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It's going out ... well, not on top. But it's still very good. 
 
Many people are sad to see their favorite shows cancelled. But not me. I like seeing stories reach conclusions. I like seeing a show go out while it's still good. And I like the opportunity to see the creators go on to do other things.
The verdict is in: The Good Wife will come to an end in May after seven seasons. CBS broke the news Sunday via a commercial during its telecast of Super Bowl 50. The promo ran toward the end of the...
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For +Equinix, joining the Open Compute Project is a way to future-proof its network by collaborating with vendors on emerging technologies.
 
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Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.
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I've restricted comments on my posts to "extended circles." That means the only people who can comment on my posts are people in my circles, and people in their circles.
 
The crazies got to me.
 
Sorry, non-crazies in neither of those groups.
 
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Tiny sleeping puppies snuggle closer to tiny sleeping boy.
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More than half of Iowa voters voted for candidates the GOP establishment hates.
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Liberty thumbs its nose at fascism. 
 
This is in Dusseldorf, by the way, which furthers my belief that Dusseldorf is a great town.
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Next round of NFV interoperability testing gets under way, says +Ray Le Maistre on +Light Reading
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A.L.F.A. 30/60 HP Aerodinamica, 1914
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I see other references to this on the Interwebs, but I'm highly dubious. Some refer to the fact that its shape was inspired by "aircraft of the day" but I don't believe there were any aircraft like this. In 1914, I believe almost all aircraft had open cockpits. Enclosed airliners that look somewhat like this didn't come until much later. I'd be interested to see some contemporary reference to this vehicle.

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Retro-futuristic Czech file storage room, 1937
 
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"Under Nadella, Microsoft is pointed in one direction for first time in modern memory."
On Thursday, February 4, Satya Nadella will celebrate his second anniversary as the CEO of...
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  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
    1984
  • John H. Glenn High School
    1976 - 1979
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Former Trekkie, current Whovian, Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief
Introduction

I’m a technology journalist, editor, blogger, writer, husband, dissatisfied Democrat, American, nonobservant Jew, and science fiction fan.

I live in San Diego with my wife, three cats and a dog. We did not intend to get quite so many pets. We’re a little confused how it happened precisely.

I grew up on Long Island, and I’ve lived in New Jersey, Boston, and San Francisco.

I’m West Coast Bureau Chief for Light Reading, a news and community site for the telecom industry — the companies formerly known as phone companies.

I blog occasionally at Like I Was Saying. I’m also active on Google+TwitterFacebook, and Tumblr.

That keeps me busy.

I e-published a short story. It’s called “The Biggest Man in Lilliput.” Then I published another, “Mr. Shaddo.” They’re both comedy science fiction adventures. You want to buy them and read them. 

I've finished a novel and am nearly finished with another, as well as a 41,000-word novelette. 

Bragging rights
I lost 90 pounds between 2009 and early 2011, and kept it off, which is kind of a big deal. Also, I can wiggle both ears together or each ear independently.
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West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading
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Writing, editing, social media
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  • Light Reading
    West Coast Bureau Chief, 2014 - present
  • Internet Evolution
    Editor in chief, 2012 - 2014
  • DeusM
    2010 - 2014
  • United Business Media
    2010 - 2014
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La Mesa, California
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San Francisco, California - Long Island, New York - Sussex County, New Jersey
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Curing America's China Syndrome | Light Reading
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It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.

Amazon Soars but Investors Sulk | Light Reading
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Despite growing profits and revenue both overall and in in its AWS business, Amazon failed to hit analyst results and Wall Street punished i

BT, DT Tie-Up Holds All-IP, Cloud Promise | Light Reading
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With Deutsche Telkom set to become BT's biggest shareholder, strategic opportunities in the all-IP and cloud services areas could beckon.

Finding the Right Home for Cloud Apps | Light Reading
www.lightreading.com

Finding a place to run your apps is like shopping for real estate.

T-Mobile CEO Plays Data Traffic Cop | Light Reading
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John Legere says he will go after those customers that abuse unlimited data plans by exploiting loopholes in tethering, kicking them off unl

New Apple TV: More $$, Not Content - Report | Light Reading
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New Apple TV hardware is rumored to cost at least twice as much, even with no Apple TV service on board.

New IP Drives Quarterly Growth at Brocade | Light Reading
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IP networking is smaller than Brocade's SAN business but it's growing fast, while the SAN business declined.

The sad, sick life of the business traveller
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MANY of us have found ourselves trying to explain to friends and colleagues that, no, business travel isn’t as fun and glamorous as it seems

Vapor Lets Greener Data Centers Bloom | Light Reading
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New partnership with Bloom Energy will add a green power source to its more energy-efficient data center design, as it aims for the edge.

SDN Rockets From Crazy to Essential | Light Reading
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Previous technology innovations crawled along compared with adoption of SDN.

SDN Security Holes Surface in Cisco &amp; White Box Switches | Light Rea...
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The vulnerabilities discovered could allow attackers to take control of a network.

China's Broadband Squeeze | Light Reading
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Broadband in China continues to lag behind other parts of the world despite some ambitious government plans.

Open Source Needs Butts More Than Bucks | Light Reading
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Open source projects need people working more than financial support, say comms providers at an OpenDaylight Summit panel.

Comcast Plays Down New OTT Service | Light Reading
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Comcast executives describe Stream as more of an introductory video service and say they don't expect 'meaningful results' for some time.

Juniper Looks to NFV for Growth | Light Reading
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Vendor's stocks bounced high in after-hours trading following strong second-quarter results.

AT&amp;T Expects Capex Reductions From SDN | Light Reading
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Capex will remain in the $18 billion range for 2015.

Naptime | Light Reading
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Light Reading is for communications industry professionals who are developing and commercializing services and networks using technologies,

Comcast Commits Cash, CFO to New Company | Light Reading
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Comcast is committing $4 billion to a new strategic investment company that will be headed up by current Comcast CFO Michael J. Angelakis.

Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never! | Light Reading
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Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline