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Your tax dollars at work...
    Actively tracking down malfeasance in drug research.
More tax dollars at work...
    Actively redacting and hiding that malfeasance.
Yet more dollars at work...
    Congressional investigations into the matter.
Agents of the Food and Drug Administration know better than anyone else just how bad scientific misbehavior can get. Reading the FDA’s inspection files feels almost like watching a highlights reel from a Scientists Gone Wild video. It’s a seemingly endless stream of lurid vignettes—each of which catches a medical...
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Various stars and threads have aligned and it's quite possible that I may actually get paid to spend large chunks of my professional day as an actual programmer again.  One of those threads is an old voice from ages past that has become vocal again.  I give you Larry O'Brien's passionate obituary for Dr Dobbs.  

The other major thread I'll speak about as time allows.  Although many of Larry's columns in SD Times over the last year seem to be hinting at the same thing as well.  Time will tell if he comes out of the clojet.

http://www.knowing.net/index.php/2014/12/16/good-bye-dr-dobbs/
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Some potential issues with Docker images.

https://titanous.com/posts/docker-insecurity
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Ack!  ARP cache nixes Linux IP stack on AWS...

Interesting vignette troubleshooting a subtle issue with disposable instances.
When your IP traffic in AWS disappears into a black hole. by Colin Schimmelfing on Wed Dec 10, 2014. Back To School is the busiest time for any education company. Students, teachers, schools, software companies, and the rest of the education world are all gearing up for a new school year.
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Sweet!  

Trello has extended their fixed labels to now be more flexible.  You can now tag your growing ontology of procrastination to your heart's content.

#trello   #trellotips  
Labels are pretty, but looks aren't everything, right? We're excited to announce that labels now allow for much more robust filtering and organization. Categorize To Your Heart's Content Many of yo...
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OK, I actually laughed a few times along the way.

A comicbook guide to Romney^h^h^h^h^h^hObamacare
 
An easy to follow cartoon-primer to Obamacare, its pros and cons and history. Look past the screaming we’ve been subjected to and see what all the fuss was about… and was it really worth all the fuss?  Was it ever “communism?”   Or the best Republican proposal in decades?

http://boingboing.net/2014/10/29/obamacare-what-it-is-what-it.html
It’s no surprise that we haven’t seen a conservative alternative to Obamacare; Obamacare was the conservative alternative. Written by Michael Goodwin of Economix Comix. Illustrations by Dan E. Burr. Lettered by Debra Freiberg.
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Elizabeth Magie, a crusader against big business, devised the classic capitalist game decades before the man credited with its creation.
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A few years back I learned about an actuator that is surprisingly simple, has a high gear ratio, was known since ancient times, and can be produced with nothing more than a cheap hobby motor and some string. Crazy, right?! Up until recently I was barred from discussing the actuator due to NDAs ...
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The end of an era.

I cut my professional teeth on my monthly fix of Dr. Dobbs.
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A conservation group has put a go-pro on an eagle to gain some publicity.  I'm guessing the camera is clobbering the bird's aerodynamics, but this is still freaking amazing
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Female software engineer helps the world undo Mattel's latest bad Barbie meme and create a better one - #feministhackerbarbie

http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-30135148
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We are living in a material world...
 
Today we’re introducing a brand new Google Calendar app for Android. It’s designed to be a helpful assistant, so you can spend less time managing your day, and more time enjoying it. 
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Rochester NY - Fairport NY - Bethel CT - Gull Lake MI - Pine Brook NJ - Enfield CT - Troy NY
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Software Developer / Architect
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Java (since 1.1) / J2EE / Application Architecture / Software Design / Software Products / Software Projects / System Performance Troubleshooting / Joat
Employment
  • PTC
    Principal Software Development Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Servigistics
    Senior Software Architect, 2010 - 2012
  • Click Commerce
    Senior Software Architect, 2005 - 2010
  • Xelus
    Software Architect, 1999 - 2005
  • LPA Software
    Systems Consultant, 1988 - 1999
  • IBI Systems
    1986 - 1988
  • RealTime Software
    1985 - 1986
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  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    B.S. Computer Science
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