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Doing some Christmas shopping in actual stores today.  I found it extremely odd that the less comfortable I felt in the store, the nicer the folks were.  Conversely, the more comfortable I felt with the store, the ruder the employees were.
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Grrrr... Today they reminded me not to shop there, even though we'll be getting new appliances for a new kitchen in the next month or two. As for games, gamefly and PS plus (or games with gold if I were a boner) keeps me entertained. If I PC gamed, I'd just stick with steam sales... I find THAT is much cheaper for my gaming habit... Amazon is just easier and less painful.
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The story of Star Wars is a familiar one from an unfamiliar angle. It follows the life of a young jihadi, from his socially isolated teenage years on a hardscrabble farm, through his encounters with local radical elements, through the death of his parents as "collateral damage" in a military operation, through his move to a remote location where he studies under a hard-line mullah, to his involvement in a series of terrorist acts, leaving thousands of soldiers dead in his wake. What's unfamiliar about this story (from a Western perspective) is that we see this story not from the point of view of civil society, the police, or the victims of radical Jedi terror, but from the point of view of the terrorists themselves. That is, this is a chance to see the logic of violent terrorism from the perspective of those participating in it.

This unconventional angle may make the film politically highly sensitive in these security-conscious times, but with a new installment coming shortly (about the consequences of living in the aftermath of the destabilization of the government by terror and insurrection), I think it may be worth the risk of being placed on watchlists to watch this film and seriously consider its lessons for our day. After all, nobody is a villain in their own eyes.

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You may find yourself surprised by how much the original Star Wars trilogy's characters and themes echo the current War On Terror.
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People continue to disappoint me.
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You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment 2.0 project video thumbnail. Play. Replay with sound. Play with sound. 00:00. 00:00. Kickstarter.
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Yeah. They started strong. Then the second day happened...
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Yes it is music when I hear a synth playing what sounds like a barking dog...

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Today's hot sauce -> false advertising
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It seems my old Linksys WRT54Gv1.1 is finally giving up the ACK :(.  It is my slowest router, but had the best radio.  ~12 years isn't bad for tech gear to still be relevant.  http://www.linksysinfo.org/images/Content/Autopsy/WRT54GV11.jpg
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I am your lord and I support this cause.

"When I hopped online today, I saw the hashtag #SendTrumpToSpace trending and I got excited. "How can I help!?" I thought, ready to contribute my entire life savings to the cause. Unfortunately, I found that it was due to Jeff Bezos saying he'll reserve him a seat on the Blue Origin rocket. That rocket is supposed to return Jeff! What good is that!?

I do believe however, that there are enough of you out there like myself that would absolutely love a planet void of the Trumpster, so I've created this GoFundMe campaign. It appears that it costs about $100 million to launch a rocket into space, but I'll start small with a goal of $1,000.

If in the end Trump does not accept our offer to go far far away, or if by chance we aren't able to raise a measly $100 million for such a worthy cause, then whatever we are able to raise will be donated to MuslimCharity.org, an international relief organization that aims to alleviate the suffering of the world's poorest people, because if we can't get rid of Trump, we may as well do something that would piss him off."

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When I hopped online today, I saw the hashtag #SendTrumpToSpace trending and I got excited. "How can I help!?" I thought, ready to contribute my entire life savings to the cause. Unfortunately, I found that it was due to Jeff Bezos saying he'll reserve him a seat on the Blue Origin rocket. That r...
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Dealing with a vendor I've been told to allow full control of the systems where their software will run, and they complain the DVD they're using doesn't work.    They are at the server, I'm remote.  In jest, I ask if the recorded side is facing the ground, not the ceiling.  10 minutes later, their problems are magically fixed.
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Only because they didn't have any DVDs that could be burned so I brought a few in.   Other than that, no.
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The salad itself is good, but the vinaigrette is what I love here.  Plus, the dressing is SIMPLE to make.
As I’ve mentioned many times before, I am a die-hard fan of Cinco de Mayo. I love any excuse to consume mass quantities of tacos and margaritas, beat up a piñata with friends, and answer exclusively to “Selena,” so this Read on! →
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My Cerami senses are tingling...
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Education
  • Purdue University
    Electical Engineering, 1992 - 1996
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UNIX/Linux Systems Administrator
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  • CenturyLink
    Senior Systems Administrator, 1993 - present
  • Apex Systems @ CenturyLink/Qwest
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2010 - 2013
  • HP/EDS @ Oracle/Sun
    Senior Systems Administrator, 2001 - 2010
  • jabber.com
    Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2001
  • Legato
    Systems Administrator, 1999 - 2000
  • Raytheon/Hughes
    Systems Administrator, 1996 - 1999
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One size fits all is a bad idea for IT -- so we have to find new ways to split the difference between build and buy

Barry was great. I found him to be extremely helpful, and he actually seemed to care about what I needed. A locksmith isn't something I'd normally think twice about, but I'm definitely saving Barry's number for next time I need any locksmith services.
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reviewed 3 years ago
Whenever I deal with Applewood, I know that the jobs is going to be done right, or they'll make things right. I asked for an appointment online, and received a call within a few minutes (competitors took days to return my online service request, if they ever responded). Applewood's customer service kept me in the loop as to when the technician would arrive, and offered to send me pictures and a bio of the tech so I'd be sure of who I was opening my door was really from them. When Bob showed up, he knew what he was talking about, unlike the two previous competitors my girlfriend called first. More importantly, Bob was willing to take the time to explain the situation to me in terms I could understand, without making me feel like he was talking down to me. When the problem he fixed turned out to not be the primary problem (though it would have been a problem in the future, and he did admit that he was worried the more expensive fix was needed at the time), Applewood sent Bob back out the next day, and credited the cost of the first visit to the more costly service. Any other plumber that I've worked with would have made me eat both costs. If this isn't enough, Applewood takes the time to check up on the service after the job's done, just to make sure that it was done right. To matters even better, scheduling someone to work on your problem is extremely easy, and Applewood works around your schedule. The fact that I normally get home at 6pm wasn't a problem: even the next day. The bigger job is decided upon on Friday: no problem, someone was available to install Saturday or Sunday, at whatever time & day I preferred. The prices Applewood quotes are a quite a bit higher than what I otherwise expect. I know from previous experiences with Applewood that they aren't who you call if you want to take a chance and get the cheapest service. They're the folks you call if you want the service done right.
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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