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Pedro Vera
Works at NetLink Resource Group
Attended Excelsior College
Lives in Reston, VA, USA
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Story of my life. 
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This reeks more of a target of opportunity than as a hard cap.

Money quote:

"FiOS Internet customers we have contacted would have to watch at least 6,660 SD movies per month or 222 SD movies per day to consume the amount of data they are using per month"

And here I was about to start freaking out about the three of us hitting the cap due to concurrent streaming devices. There's no way in hell that the three of us can stream that much even if we were to let things auto play 24 x 7. Assuming 2 hrs per movie that's 12 max movies per 24 hr period per person, or 72 movies per household in a 24-hr period, 2,160 per 30 day period. So yeah, that cap that isn't a cap looks high as hell. 
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Seems Atlassian declared today as "Fuck with Pedro Day."

Two failed confluence upgrades in a row because some asshole that had nothing better to do decided to switch collation settings between minor versions. 

I am feeling extremely stabby right now, and this is just the first app in the suite that I am trying to update today, God knows WTF is going to happen when I try to upgrade JIRA, Fisheye or Crucible. 
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I am one hair away from switching us to Atlassian on Demand. 
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I'm going to go ahead and leave this here, I doubt that anyone that I know actually digs that whole 80's electronica crap, but who knows?
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Because what Wall Street really needs is to give stockbrokers access to even faster access to addictive drugs. I was reading this while visualizing Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill smoking crack and drinking espressos at the same time. 

Eventually they'll have to start a medallion system for Starbucks carts, which are going to be about the same size as one of them janitorial trolleys. People will be able to get their fix without leaving their floor, which is a good thing for productivity (the closest to a Starbucks I have ever worked was still a 10-15 minute round-trip between the elevator wait and waiting to get my drink on).

Why medallions? Cap how many carts in use in the city, which will drive ownership costs through the roof, same as taxis. Because fuck you, that's why. You'll still have gypsy coffee trolleys (dubious character pushing a baby stroller with a coffee urn strapped to it, but man, it's cheaper) but that's NYC for you. 
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Science question: if somebody sneaks behind and spins one or both of the wheels, won't he feel a gyroscopic effect?

I am going to go ahead that the hot pink paint is to avoid getting tacked by security whenever pointing a contraction that could be mistaken by some kind of anti-aircraft weapon. 
Photographer Jim Winters of Miami, Florida, created this crazy-looking DIY shoulder-mounted "triple axis" rig for taking pictures of planes at airshows. He
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If any of you voices in my head are amateur astronomers, I'd love to hear about your rigs. This week I finally realized that a 55-210mm zoom on APS-C (effective focal length being 315mm) on a tripod can't even resolve the friggin moon. Vibration is not an issue, I am getting sharp pics but I simply can't resolve at 315mm. 

Ideally I'd like a mirror telescope that could play nice with Stellarium and allows me to plug an e-mount camera (or a sensor larger than 5 megapixels). Turn-key for the kit should be under $500. 
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+Brian Morgan doesn't fit the amateur part, but he may be able to make some suggestions.
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Ran into a fascinating Russian saying, courtesy of Tom Rob Smith's "Child 44."

"Trust but Check"

which was actually interpreted as:

""Check on Those we Trust."

Paranoia at its finest. The Gipper was a fan of that saying (taught to him by writer Suzanne Massie), he frequently used it when dealing with Gorbachev. To get back at Reagan, Gorbachev would quote Ralph Waldo Emerson. 
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On the other hand, the recruiter will personally chase you down and punch your face if you submit a resume in Comic Sans or Helvetica.
According to a typography expert interviewed by Bloomberg Business, the classic serif typeface Times New Roman is a poor choice for résumés because it’s a default font that may be considered unthoughtful. What do you think?
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Previous episode: Season 5, Episode 2 - "The House of Black and White."See all recaps for Seasons 3-5 here.(written by Johnny McNulty, Jake Currie, and Shira Danan; Designed by Cole Mitchell)
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This #earworm  is the official soundtrack of programmers trying to file time sheets based on their commit logs and two weeks worth of convoluted emails. 
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Lead Web Developer
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software development, web applications development, programming, scripting, relational databases, telecommunications, process management, technical management, photography
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  • NetLink Resource Group
    Lead Web Applications Developer, 2006 - present
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Reston, VA, USA
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Landstuhl, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland - Augusta, Georgia, USA - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, USA
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A waste is a terrible thing to mind
Introduction
Pedro is a workaholic lead web applications developer stuck somewhere around the DC beltway. 

In his paid time he writes code, irritates his customers and coworkers and drinks too much coffee. 

In his free time he watches too much TV, plays video games, reads, writes, takes pictures, irritates his family, cats and friends and drinks too much coffee.
Education
  • Excelsior College
    Science, 1995
  • University of Puerto Rico
    Mechanical Engineering, 1992
  • United States Army Signal Center
    SATCOM/SATCON, 1994
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Five stars if you go in the middle of the week. No traffic, very short lines. If you go closer to the end of the season, or worse, on the last weekend of the season, prepare for major gridlock and lines. We have been coming to this park for a few years and it's always a load of fun. That is, except for when we procrastinated and waited until the last weekend a year or two ago. Lesson learned.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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Great food, very affordable, fast service and a staff that is incredibly accommodating to families with small children and children with special needs. I have been bringing my (now 12) son that has autism and everyone makes him feel like he OWNS the restaurant. I don't know how it is during weekdays, but weekends there are no issues whatsoever with parking or waiting for a table. Make sure you bring your appetite because the portions are big, especially if you ask for any kind of pasta that comes served on top of a pizza crust. The most popular children's dish seems to be the "make your own" pizza, they'll bring the materials to the table and even a chef's hat.
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reviewed 4 years ago
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