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Paul Lindner
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Making the Internet better since 1990
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The original gophermaster
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Connecting Sites to Google
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  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • LinkedIn
    Principal Software Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Hi5 Networks
    Manager - hi5 platform, 2006 - 2009
  • Six Apart
    Engineering/Operations, 2004 - 2006
  • Critical Path, Inc.
    Senior Software Engineer, 2001 - 2004
  • Red Hat Software
    Director - Web Information Systems, 1999 - 2001
  • International Telecommunication Union
    Internet Technical Coordinator, Webmaster, Hostmaster, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Minnesota
    Programmer/Analyst, 1990 - 1996
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Spotted at Bella Vita in Rockridge, Oakland.
Spotted at Bella Vita in Rockridge, Oakland.
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Found this geeky license plate in the LinkedIn parking lot. Question is, what's origin, master and local branches.
Found this geeky license plate in the LinkedIn parking lot. Question is, what's origin, master and local branches
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Internet of "Just Janitor Things"

I suspect these are simple bluetooth low energy beacons. Will find out more on my next visit. I have to wonder about the cost-benefit of these. It seems like you should already have a regular schedule for cleaning. So that leaves out-of-band events. Seems like a sign with a phone number for call/text would have worked as well...
I suspect these are simple bluetooth low energy beacons. Will find out more on my next visit. I have to wonder about the cost-benefit of
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Do so after your business, to prevent unforeseeable things.
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Look at that upstream rate from the KMTel's (http://kmtel.com) $45 fiber plan.

... as I sit here with 20% Comcast packet loss on my 30/7 for double the money.

An interesting article about this phenonemom:

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/tired-of-waiting-for-corporate-high-speed-internet-minnesota-farm-towns-build-their-own-20160803
Look at that upstream rate from the KMTel's (http://kmtel.com) $45 fiber plan. ... as I sit here with 20% Comcast packet loss on my 30/7
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That's basically what happened in Lafayette, LA. The city was building out a Fiber Optic network to serve the (municipally owned) electrical grid, and they decided to build a service selling Internet access on that fiber. It was set up a separate company that needs to grow organically, and it's been successful. Plus, I have reliable Gigabit Fiber to my house for ~$100/mo.

My wife can be watching Netflix in the Living Room while I'm streaming video to my computer, on an active (nearly lag-less) SSH connection, with a large file upload going on in the background, and you'd never know it. I have seen the Broadband Future, and it is good.

Unfortunately, found it in Southwest Louisiana, and I refuse stay here forever.
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Welcome to 1500 Word MTU
This is an experiment. Can I take control of my online life and move it to a place where I have more control? Can I pull
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Metastatic isn't something you beat, it's something you live with.
Yep, sorry, my apologies, with a diagnosis of metastasis four months ago, I didn't beat cancer. Every one said,"You are going to beat it." Some said,"If...
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I'm happy to see some research in this area. I had been starting to analyze some of the early history of blogging so this is relevant. The relevant quote:

From this model we conclude that after the first year of publishing, nearly 11% of shared resources will be lost and after that we will continue to lose 0.02% per day.
https://arxiv.org/abs/1209.3026 I'm happy to see some research in this area. I had been starting to analyze some of the early history of blogging so this
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Gopher Cluster Searches (2001) - YouTube

Conceptual VR Search UI from 2001. GopherVR had a bunch of neat things. Hulk jumps, stonehenge, spiral stonehenge. We used the open source Doom code to implement the software and a lot of graph paper to make the 3d models..

#throwbackthursday

original: http://www.1500wordmtu.com/2016/gopher-cluster-searches-2001---youtube
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GopherVR looks like what I expected the internet to look like, based on having seen this scene in Jurassic Park: https://youtu.be/dxIPcbmo1_U?t=45s. Totally cool.
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1500 Word MTU Experiment: Day #1

[lynx-ified version below]

End of day #1 with Known. I'm quite pleased with the results.

Good Stuff
* brid.gy is awesome. Having +1's, likes and comments consolidated is so nice.
* Webhooks! I'm thinking of writing one to automatically archive pages to archive.org.
* PuSH appears to be fully working. Again, could extend things there..
* Google+ renders images well.
* The editor saves drafts.
* Lightweight page editor should be useful.
* AMP support is there (add ?_t=amp to any page) Some validation issues, but works.
* Real anchor tags and hyperlinks. No more writing [1] [2] in posts with multiple links (like lynx)

Rough Edges

* The built-in Photo type doesn't send the permalink to Twitter, so now I have a weird post without context. Flickr, Facebook working perfectly, might try another setting.
* I need to get to writing a Google+ outbound connector. I'm doing those by hand now.
* TInyMCE sucks. It has always sucked! If only Medium would open source their editor. At least markdown is an option.
* Looks like syndicated Google+ links are using profiles.google.com instead of plus.google.com.
* Some profile pics cloned from G+ are coming back with size 0. This shows as broken images.
* Long status posts have extra long permalink URLs.
* Built-in analytics are weak. Would rather avoid using GA for that.
* Limited import options. Will need to convert Typepad export file to Wordpress format.
* Bulleted lists line-height is tight, tight, tight.

Overall I'm pretty happy and excited about getting more content in place.

And who knew that a post on SSL/TLS certs would be soooo exciting?
End of day #1 with Known. I'm quite pleased with the results. Good Stuff brid.gy is awesome. Having +1's, likes and comments consolidated is so nice. Webhooks! I'm
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I just got an SSL cert as a 1-liner. exciting!

https://letsencrypt.org/

letsencrypt --text --email lindner@inuus.com--domains www.inuus.com,inuus.com,mirth.inuus.com --agree-tos --renew-by-default --standalone --standalone-supported-challenges http-01 certonly
I just got an SSL cert as a 1-liner. exciting! https://letsencrypt.org/ letsencrypt --text --email lindner@inuus.com --domains www.inuus.com,inuus.com,mirth.inuus.com --agree-tos --renew-by-default --standalone --standalone-supported-challenges http-01 certonly
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+Andrew Jones-McGuire still beats a CSR and a fax machine
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Gopher, 25 years on. Long, fun read.

Twenty-five years ago, a small band of programmers from the University of Minnesota ruled the internet.

And then they didn’t.
Twenty-five years ago, a small band of programmers from the University of Minnesota ruled the internet. And then they didn’t.
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So sad that UMinn wanted to own it all. Then HTTP came along and no one owned that. :-)
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Highly recommended watching.

Hyperbolic discounting of future costs and Ulysses pacts are apropos to many situations. For example, technical debt.

How we will keep the Decentralized Web decentralized: my talk from the Decentralized Web Summit
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