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Great article about Apple Pay's built-in security.
Much has been written about the convenience of Apple Pay, especially on an Apple Watch. Instead of reaching into your pocket or bag for your wallet, and extracting the card you want to use, you can…
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Some interesting weather over the past couple days. Majestic cloud/sun combo last night, and ominous black sky this morning.
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So true. And there are a couple levels here: One is entirely spiritual, and this may or may not be true about that. There may be a whole Host of reasons one can achieve success spiritually without any effort at all. But I can tell you this: in life, completely apart from spiritual walk, you get what you contribute. If you contribute nothing, you'll achieve nothing. If you persist and sweat and struggle and do your best, you'll achieve much.
 
The depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success.
The depth of your struggle will determine the height of your success.
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Unfortunately, as old as Richard is, I don't think he was present when the earth was created. So he can't definitively say without any room for doubt that the earth was created more than 6000 years ago. Personally, I think millions or billions of years could have passed between Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2. Personally, I've read the part in the Bible that says that a day with God is as 1000 years, and 1000 years with God is as a day. I've interpreted that to mean that with God, the timeline is irrelevant. 

Responding to fpsqt (whose post was two weeks earlier than this one), I see Mr. Dawkins mentally stretching as well, and his logic also is flawed. One cannot prove a negative, yet he persists in attempting to do just that. The entire universe has not been and cannot be explored in our lifetime, so for him to say without equivocation that God does not exist is astonishingly arrogant.

His decision to believe such things is for him alone, not for anyone else. The readers of this post may disagree with me; your belief likewise is for you and for no one else. My belief is for me and no one else. In line with his own statement, Mr. Dawkins may and should present his views as options for his listeners and readers to pick what they wish to believe. For him to adamantly insist that I accept his theory as undisputed fact flies in the very face of his chosen style of research ("look at the options and select those you like").

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Fulfilling your potential - check out this offering from Deb Ingino. This series will be based on a book by John C. Maxwell.
Valuable Content. It may be complimentary, but it offers a wealth of content. Just take a look at the sessions we'll cover in the list below. This series is based on tried and proven leadership principles from John C. Maxwell's book, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
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Astonishing (and scary) to me that 0bama's first priority after innocents are killed is to threaten executive action that will disarm ... the innocents.
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My guess is that overseas oil has artificially reduced the price of oil so that local business is not able to make a profit. A momentary loss to ensure long-term gain.
Henry Kravis’ Samson Resources has run out of gas. The fracking outfit, based in Kravis’ hometown of Tulsa, Okla., is planning to file for bankruptcy protection within days, The Post has learned. K...
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Some photos shot yesterday morning looking south east across the Minnesota River Valley.
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TheAwesomer dot com said this would consume only seven seconds of my day to watch. They were wrong: I had to watch it a couple times, right off the bat, then click over to YouTube to watch again and share, and have the ability to comment. It's consumed lots more than just seven seconds.

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Very simple concept; why didn't I think of this??

Finding that this is a pretty darn good website for increasing productivity and motivating for action.
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IT Change Manager
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  • Apple Inc.
    Specialist, 2009 - present
    Specialist at Apple Retail Store in Edina MN
  • HealthPartners
    IS&T Services Delivery Consultant, 2015 - present
    Change Manager and Customer Relations between IT and Park Nicollet clinics in and around the Twin Cities.
  • Regis Corporation
    IT Change Manager, 2013 - 2015
    Change Management process development and management; Major Incident Management process development and management
  • Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare
    IT Change Manager and HIPAA Security Analyst, 2009 - 2013
    • Develop, document, implement and administer Gillette’s ITIL Change Management • Develop and improve implementation, test, validation and backout documentation templates used to provide evidence of due diligence • Develop, document and implement Network Security policy • Research and recommend HIPAA-compliant network and PHI security measures that support patient context management, fast-user switching and biometric and/or rapid logon • Researched and evaluated Configuration Management Database solution using ServiceNow integration with existing ITIL solution (Numara FootPrints) – alternate solution chosen (modified asset management database using FootPrints) • Managed IAM (Identity and Access Management) solution to create bi-annual attestation reports for network and system access rights • Assisted with gap analyses to support SDLC effort / continuous improvement efforts for existing systems and to develop new or additional solutions as needed
  • Aviva Insurance
    Change Manager, 2008 - 2009
    • Developed, documented, implemented and administered ITIL Change Management Process. • Prepare and distribute agenda & Chair Change Review, CAB, and weekly Problem (Sev1) Review meetings. • Manage Major Incident Conference Bridge. • Developed, proposed and chair daily Service Delivery Update Meetings. • Audit Compliance • Assisted with development of home-grown CMDB used to determine scope, relationship, conflict, risk and impact of Configuration Item (Infrastructure) changes • Assisted with creation, documentation and implementation of Incident Management and Problem Management processes
  • Thrivent
    Change Manager, 2007 - 2007
    • Chaired CAB and Weekend Coordination meetings & produced reports showing requested vs approved changes • Remedy admin • Emergency change management • Training documentation • Audit compliance • Assist with Problem Management proces
  • Best Buy
    Change Manager, 1996 - 2007
    • Chaired CRB/CAB, managed review and approval of 80 to 100 medium- and high-risk RFCs each CAB meetings, plus emergency, exception and low-risk RFCs outside CAB. • Ensured Change Process and SOX compliance by all operational teams by establishing Change Processes and directives and documenting on Change Intranet site. • Established vision and direction for the Change team, mentored team members to maintain consistent application of policy and process to comply with ITIL methodology. • Prepared and provided ongoing reports on tool performance as well as process compliance and usage statistics to Senior Staff members. • Improved Change Process compliance by coordinating outside consultant coding and configuration of Peregrine ServiceCenter with process modification and adjustment. • Drove ITIL Change Management configuration requirements for HP ServiceCenter deployment to 1400 users. • Provided Desktop Support for Windows and Macintosh approximately 1000 users. • Project Administration, including resource allocation, business needs analysis, industry research and recommendation for business solutions for client/server connectivity and office automation issues throughout Best Buy Campus. • Conducted cross-platform compatibility research. • Engaged in Level 2 & 3 problem resolution for nation-wide desktop and network support.
  • Hennepin County Medical Center
    MIS Specialist, 1991 - 1995
    Managed Macintosh OS environment (network, application deployment, technical support) throughout the hospital and outlying clinics, including off-campus
  • TRW
    Network Operations Supervisor, 1981 - 1989
    Supervised Network Operations supporting FEPs, nodes, high-speed data circuits, and technical support of a nationwide network of over 15,000 attached devices; vendor management, staff supervision
  • Carter Hawley Hale Inc
    Network Supervisor, 1981 - 1981
    Supervised Network Operations supporting FEPs, nodes, high-speed data circuits, and technical support of a nationwide network.
  • Avco Financial Services
    Network Analyst, 1979 - 1981
    2nd Shift FEP Operator and Network Analyst.
  • U.S. Coast Guard
    RM2 (E-5), 1972 - 1980
    Radioman (E-5) aboard USCGC Burton Island WAGB283 for Operation Deep Freeze 72. RM at USCG RadSta Long Beach CA, USCG Station Channel Islands Oxnard CA, USCG CommSta Kodiak AK, and USCG District 11 CommCenter, Long Beach CA.
  • Alameda Times-Star
    Circulation, 1967 - 1969
    Pick up packs at printer and transport to carriers' homes; Answer phones from subscribers whose papers were not delivered.
  • City of Alameda
    Lifeguard, 1969 - 1971
    Lifeguard, swimming teacher, park rec attendant
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Kinda wish they had more staff in firearms dept - I'm kind of a newbie and had some questions. I was there probably a half hour and several other folks were ahead of me. I didn't have time to wait, so left, did my research online at home, and bought online.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Good crew of folks here - they've come to know my name, because I drop by every couple weeks to fill up my 5-gal water bottles for the cooler. I also buy salt there and they help me load (if I need help). Good pricing on salt and water: salt is 6 bags for price of 5 if you buy on Saturday; and I bought a water cooler and they gave a a bunch of water free (bought it over a year ago and I'm still not all they way through the free water). My daughter will ONLY drink Commers bottled water because she doesn't like the filtered water dispensed at the fridge. I haven't purchased a softener here, but would if I weren't renting. Wish access were more convenient: If approaching from the west I have to cross over 35W and make a U-turn to get to the parking entrance. Approach from north off the freeway (turn right onto hwy 42 at the top of the exit ramp) or from the south off Buck Hill Rd (next to Burnsville Center - turn left onto hwy 42) if possible. When exiting you have to turn right whether you want to or not. But I think the inconvenience of getting there is worth it for the quality of service and product.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Inside storage for $30/month: good price. First month plus fees plus lock plus pro-rated remainder of existing month = $83! Quite a bit different than the "$1 for first month" special. Explained to me as "long-term renters benefit from $30/month fee rather than one-time $1 fee then $60/month thereafter." Maybe so, but give me a choice before I'm asked to sign. All that said: inside storage, inside entry, climate controlled for $30 is a good price.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Here's the email I sent to ProService after I found out what it would cost me: "Thanks Adam. This is why I bring the vehicles to you. You could have said the tranny was shot, or that there was a cable that needed replacing, or some other high-cost issue, and I'd have believed you. Instead it was, "we tightened one bolt and re-installed another one that fell out and you're good to go." "I appreciate your honesty and have already told a couple folks here at the office about why I bring my vehicles to you."
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago