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Intriguing little video snippet, giving a glimpse at potential ideas for enhanced safety.
One stretch of road in the Netherlands may make you feel like you're cruising through a video game. A new glow-in-the-dark pavement has replaced
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Hey Jeramiah, great article you wrote! (that I just spotted today):
It Doesn’t Matter What You Think: Setting up the Linksys EA6900
http://blog.vmforsp.com/2014/01/it-doesnt-matter-what-you-think-setting-up-the-linksys-ea6900

I never did get around to documenting the initial setup I went through, where I also avoided all the cloud stuff.  I've now appended links to your article, onto my two related articles:
http://TinkerTry.com/ac1900routers
http://TinkerTry.com/linksys-ea6900-802-11ac-wifi-router-security-best-practices

and yes, it would appear avoiding firmware auto-updates was also the correct hunch!
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As we discussed a while back, your build in a convenient (affiliate link) shopping cart:
http://bit.ly/marksbuild

Your build is also featured in my related article:
http://TinkerTry.com/superguide-home-virtualization-server-enthusiasts-colorful-variety-of-esxi-whiteboxes

Also, my Lantronix Spider it arrived tonight:
http://amzn.to/1g5ynek
gambled by going with a used one from eBay, will see how it goes!
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Ahh, to think I actually got to be a guest podcaster with Christian:
http://TinkerTry.com/ht146
http://TinkerTry.com/ht119
Great article, so happy for him!
Christian Johnson is getting comfortable having his picture taken.
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No doubt you read a lot about Heartbleed, now have a look behind the scenes at TinkerTry.com
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Oops, I missed the April 1st #vexpert  announcement (kind of avoided the web that day), but got an interesting email last night!
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Nice job sir!  Easily well deserved!  
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A fascinating, provacative, and science-infused listen, includes:
- seeing what somebody is dreaming
- quadriplegics controlling exoskeletons directly from their brain
Check it out!
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Did you know the brain uses about 20 watts of power to operate?
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VMware Certified Professional (VCP2.5/VCP3/VCP4/VCP5). IBM XIV Technical Advisor. Creator of TinkerTry IT @ home - Efficient virtualization, storage, backup, and more...Personal blog, with a wealth of unique and interesting technical articles and video walk-throughs.
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  • Tufts University
    B.S. in Psychology & Philosophy, 1986
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  • IBM
    XIV Storage Technical Advisor, 2009 - present
  • TinkerTry.com, LLC
    Founder, Blogger, 2011 - present
  • IBM
    IBM Lab Services Consultant, BladeCenter & System x Deployment Automation, 2005 - 2009
  • IBM
    World Wide Technical Team Lead, IBM ServerProven Program, 1999 - 2005
  • IBM
    Solution Partnership Center / IBM Innovation Center - Waltham, 1997 - 1999
  • MindShare Associates
    Corporate Trainer for IBM, 1994 - 1997
  • Cornell Information Technologies
    Help Desk, Early Web Development, 1993 - 1994
  • Cornell University
    Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, Visual Perception, 1989 - 1992
  • Cornell University
    Grad Student/PhD Candidate (incomplete), 1989 - 1992
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    Data Entry / IT Operations, 1985 - 1989
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Visting the TWiT studio back in August of 2012 was an great experience. Very impressive. Leo and Chad welcomed us, and gave quite the tour. A very pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon!
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