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Randal L. Schwartz
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Special date for us this week: Tomorrow tuesday at 8am, +Randal L. Schwartz and +Gareth Greenaway interview Michael Rash, Jonathan Bennett - fwknop (https://www.cipherdyne.org/fwknop/).  Watch/chat at http://live.twit.tv/ beginning at 8am Pacific Time, this week only on Tuesday.
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Confirmed for this Wednesday: Brian Grant, Tim Hockin - Kubernetes (http://kubernetes.io), interviewed by +Randal L. Schwartz and +Aaron Newcomb.  Watch/chat at 8am Pacific Time at http://live.twit.tv/.
Manage a cluster of Linux containers as a single system to accelerate Dev and simplify Ops with Kubernetes by Google.
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Definitely a very exciting topic, can't wait to tune in!
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So, I hit 54 countries before I turned 54.  Probably for only the second time in my life (the other was when I was less than 1) when number of countries was greater than age in years.
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A couple hundred I think.
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Booked my room on the official Star Trek Cruise.  Already had dinner and a cruise with John De Lancie (and offered advice about his Mac Laptop) and met with Robert Picardo and was briefly in the DragonCon Green Room with Denise Crosby... but enough name-dropping!  This should be fun... they bought out the entire ship and my friend said they will sell out, so get your preferred (cheap?) room early.   #startrek   #cruise  
Boldly go where no one has gone before...... sailing in January 2017. Get ready to engage on the most "fascinating" adventure at sea ever presented. Join us on STAR TREK: THE CRUISE™. This totally immersive 6 day/6 night event will be a unique and highly entertaining Star Trek experience, ...
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+Randal L. Schwartz way too much geek cred my friend!
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Deck 7 dinner. Lifeboat 7. Cabin 777. Doubled my money in the casino in 20 minutes. #lucky
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Haha, you are right and I am an idiot! :D
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Is there a new law in the UK for outlets requiring a physical interlock blocking the two power holes if the grounding pin isn't also inserted?  Seems like I could get away with a two-prong thing last time I was here, but now every outlet (both square and round) has these interlocks.  Frustrating. :(
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Our electrical rules are pretty strict, requiring fused plugs and switched sockets, along with the socket covers.

All part of the old school British establishment obsession with standardisation and optimisation. British Telecom with its strict demarcation and policies is a really, really good example of that, too.

If you've ever been to India, you'll have encountered what our plugs were like 60 years ago, too :)
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I'll be hanging out in the lobby bar at the Heathrow Sofitel for at least a few more hours.  If you're in the area and want to drop by, let me know so I can look for you.
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don't forget to allow time for the Duty Free !
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Project leader emails me to be on FLOSS Weekly.  I go to project website, and see (paraphrased): "$project is open source (under the GPL v3), and is free for all non-commercial use.  Contact us for commercial licenses!"

Uh, no.  You really don't get open source yet, and especially what the GPL is about. #flossweekly   #fail   #opensource   #gpl  

UPDATE -- they did the right thing... see my comment about 15 down.
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(I wasn't going to bring that up)
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15 years after 2000, and some people still don't understand that year isn't "19" + year()... #wtf   #y2k  
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I always use strftime()
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If you know Office Space and the IT guy from SNL ("mooooooove!") and Perl, you might enjoy this... #perl   #yapc  
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+Randal L. Schwartz​ Doh! I have some listening to do. Thanks again for sharing the video. Took me back to my first Perl project on Debian 2.1. 
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Tomorrow, Harlan Stenn - Network Time Protocol (http://www.ntp.org) will be interviewed by +Randal L. Schwartz and +Dan Lynch.  Watch/chat beginning at 8am Pacific at http://live.twit.tv/.
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Whoa... convergence.  pool.ntp.org gave me a stratum 1 server: time-a.nist.gov
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Arctic circle!
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Hold still, the orbital attack systems are tracking to your coordinates!
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    Computers, 1976 - 1978
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Open source technologist, author, and podcaster
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Just another Perl/Smalltalk hacker,
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Literally "Wrote the Book" on Perl. Many of them, in fact. Some argue that the interactive web wouldn't have existed as early had it not been for Perl's deployment, and from there we get e-commerce and www on the side of a bus. Thus, I claim at least some responsibility for this whole web thing.
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Open source technologist, author, and podcaster
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Explaining complex things simply. Making things go faster. Being a good first lieutenant.
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  • FLOSS Weekly
    Host, 2007 - present
  • Stonehenge
    Consultant, 1985 - present
  • Sequent
    Writer, 1983 - 1985
  • Servio Logic Development
    Sysadmin, 1983 - 1983
  • Tektronix
    Software Engineering Manager, 1978 - 1983
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Aloha, Oregon - Portland, Oregon - Colton, Oregon - Gladstone, Oregon
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