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Randall Goya
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Lived in New York, NY
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I received an email tonight (I don't mind that they spelled my name wrong on the solar panel I donated for an orphanage in India that was without electricity :)

"Hi Randall,

A year ago, you generously sponsored a solar panel as part of our Orphan Power campaign on Indiegogo. For your generosity, we promised to engrave your name on the panel…and at long last, here it is. See attached. Your name is on  the side of a small panel that powers a security light over the main building.

The new panels make a huge difference, not only reducing energy costs, but creating consistent power in a notoriously inconsistent part of the world. On hot Indian nights, when the rest of the community is without spinning fans, the children in their hostels sleep soundly and comfortably thanks to many people like you.

From all of us here at the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission: Thank you for helping us bring this project to light. All the best,


John Marshall
Author of Wide-Open World"
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Happy belated birthday Jimi 11/27
Hope you got a phone call, a telegram & some mail
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Listen to Twinkle Twinkle Rock And Roll Star by decibel.places #np on #SoundCloud
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4 mostly female bands from Brooklyn
New York City's really got it all, oh yeah
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First night of Chanukah
Shecheyonu v'keey'manu v'heegiyanu lazman ha-zeh
wishing a joyous season to all my friends
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A small Hanukah miracle - I looked for candles in my neighborhood today, no luck. I figured I had at least 2 left over from last year. I found an unopened box I put away last year. "She-a-sa nisim lavoteinu bayamim hahem bizman hazeh" indeed :D
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Jimi Hendrix backstage with The Rolling Stones at Madison Square Garden on his last birthday 11/27/69
I met Albert Maysles (rocking documentary filmmaker) in the 80s when I delivered dailies to him.
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"The most radical thing that Americans can do is vote."

In the Democratic debate on 11/14/15, the day after terror attacks on Paris, I was impressed when Bernie Sanders said, "Climate change is directly related to terrorism." I had never thought about how climate change can destabilize governments and societies, and create intense struggles for natural resources. Terrorism thrives when national governments fail, and people revert to feudal/tribal societies. Rather than cooperating for the good of the nation or allies in the region, each tribe or clan is competing for its tenuous existence. Brutal actions are needed to crush competitors for scarce resources. Indeed climate change is a destabilizing factor we must consider when we project the future challenges we face as a nation and as communities. We need to offer assistance to areas that are becoming stressed to adapt to climate change, or risk the consequences of social and political fragmentation.

As Americans, we need political leaders who understand all the factors that affect the status quo and their long term effects. That is why I say, "The most radical thing that Americans can do is vote." I don't care if you vote for my candidate. We can elect leaders who are sophisticated and thoughtful. We can escape the stranglehold of corporations and banks who could profit from destabilization with little regard for the social and personal consequences for the people. It's even more important to vote in local elections, a president or congressperson has little effect on our day-to-day lives beyond shaping federal policies. Our local leaders have a direct impact on our communities, public works and safety, the local economy and businesses, and our schools. They are the ones who should be planning responses to the stresses of climate change now, whether by flooding or drought or heat or intensifying storms. The best and brightest of our local politicians can rise to guide state and federal policies. Americans have a privilege and obligation to vote. Don't let the oppressors convince you that your vote is meaningless - that is how they oppress you, by making you feel hopeless and insignificant. Rise the challenge of Bernie's Political Revolution by saying, "I do count" -- and vote.

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 My opinion of her is obviously low. Some of the republicans I've seen at least have more sense than her.
 On the voting thing, too many people these days just feel their vote doesn't matter. They just expect people to do it for them, when doing so will only make things worse.
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  • Brown University
    Anthropology/Archeology and Classics, 1976 - 1980
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Digital Audio Seminar, 1983 - 1983
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decibel.places, Decibel Places, @decibelplaces, netsperience, rgoya, Randal Goya
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Drupal Gun-for-Hire I develop web applications and web sites. I occasionally volunteer my web mojo for causes I support.
I architect, develop, and extend community, social and semantic publishing, ecommerce and rich media web sites and web applications, primarily for Enterprise organizations.

You might be familiar with my persona decibel.places or @decibelplaces but I'm using my "real" name here for a change. Before the public Internet existed I worked as a Sound Editor and Sound Engineer for feature films.

I am passionate about helping the Web make sense, build community, entertain, and sometimes become profitable.

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I was knighted ‘Sir Drupal of Drupingtown, protector of all things Drupal-ly’ by a co-worker at Oxygen Media
I build and extend Enterprise web sites and applications with Drupal and other technologies
Drupal, DHTML, PHP, MySQL, Acquia, Pantheon, Javascript, jQuery, Technical Writing, Information Architecture, Big Data, Solving the hard problems
  • Randall Goya LLC
    Drupal and Web Application Solutions Consultant, 2013 - present
    I'm a Gun-for-Hire with a specialty in making Enterprise Drupal applications work. Several years of experience with Drupal and other web applications (node.js, Salesforce, SAAS, RESTful services, APIs). Greater NYC area.
  • Remedy Partners
    Drupal and JS Architect, 2015 - 2015
  • Microfinance Information Exchange
    Drupal and Web Architecture Consultant, 2014 - 2014
    Assume all responsibility for Drupal production issues and new Drupal projects Work with offshore development team Debug data flow from Salesforce to MySQL, and through Lucene and CouchDB to nodejs applications Plan overall architecture for new design of existing applications to improve performance and usability
  • Columbia University Office of Alumni Affairs and Development - Web Initiatives
    Drupal Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Conduct intensive Discovery meetings to clarify requirements Build a custom Drupal module to import existing members and data with Drupal Migrate API Embed an inline jQuery Datepicker widget to filter a Drupal view of events using AJAX Implement an AJAX search page in a semi-transparent overlay Create complex registration and login workflows for multiple member roles, with SSO via Columbia UNI Write technical documentation for custom modules and workflows
  • Proud Campus
    Drupal Architect and Web Technology Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Conduct intensive Discovery meetings to clarify requirements Build a custom Drupal module to import existing members and data with Drupal Migrate API Embed an inline jQuery Datepicker widget to filter a Drupal view of events using AJAX Implement an AJAX search page in a semi-transparent overlay Create complex registration and login workflows for multiple member roles, with SSO via Columbia UNI Write technical documentation for custom modules and workflows
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
    Senior Drupal Consultant, 2013 - 2014
    Rewrite key custom Drupal modules such as TripPlanner+ and Service Status Create a "global header" that can be automatically distributed via CORS to all MTA web sites Advise on Drupal, Git and jQuery best practices
  • Pfizer
    Drupal Architect, 2012 - 2013
    Lead technical design of Drupal 7 Applications Analyze requirements and write responses for proposals; present solutions in meetings Lead offshore teams of developers; enforce Drupal “best practices” Design and lead development of PfizerPro-Digital Product Presentations platform (Edetailing), a Drupal application to host multimedia presentations for Pfizer brands Create publishing workflow and write User Guide for Knowledge Base wiki site for Pfizer DMP vendors
  • B & H Photo Video
    Drupal Workflow Consultant, 2012 - 2012
    Create Workflow for Drupal Pressflow InDepth web site with 30 article states, 10 roles, 50 rules
    Drupal Consultant, 2012 - 2012
    Migrate Coldfusion web site to Drupal 7 with Taxonomy-driven menus
  • Columbia University Information Technology
    Drupal Application Developer, 2011 - 2012
    Migrate legacy university web sites to Drupal 7 multisite platform; create Global Project site for President’s Office
  • Oxygen
    Forensic Drupaler, 2011 - 2011
    Work closely with Director of Technology Marvin Mitchell to: 1. Evaluate existing Drupal 6 architecture and custom code and modules for best practices 2. Lead team in Drupal best practices, and create custom modules for content management by editors 3. Document changes and roadmap for improving architecture 4. Advise team about using Git version control Create new homepage with Panels and Ctools Page Manager and Drupal Features Create new content types for featured content Consult with Editorial Department and create custom tools for creating content with: 1. Image previews using presets imported from Imagecache API 2. Draggable/sortable jQuery fieldsets on node/add and node/edit forms 3. Social Media widgets with Computed Field displaying site logos calculated from link destination 4. Custom modules and Drupal Features
  • Mediatavern
    Viral Drupal Developer, 2011 - 2011
    Create a viral ecard Drupal 6 plug-in for Guess Watches Spring 2011 collection Front-end jQuery tool creates the content for the postcard Postcard share via email, Facebook, Twitter, and print Work closely with Mediatavern Senior Developer Jeff Fox Recipient lands on Drupal Panels page with postcard, store locator, and link to create own postcard
  • Night Agency
    Drupal Workflow Expert, 2010 - 2010
    Create an article bank for syndication of user-submitted articles for The Writers Network, a property of Pronto, an IAC company Drupal 6 used as a Content Management Framework Advise Night Agency Lead Developer Darius Daftary regarding Drupal best practices and techniques Analyze and implement complex workflow with 12 states from creation to publication to payment across three roles: Writer, Editor, Finance Create Dashboards with Drupal Views for all three types of users, with Bulk Operations for Approving, Deleting, etc. Create tools for exporting CSV dumps of information filtered by Date, Status etc. for import to Excel Web Services integration with iThenticate and PayPal Bulk Payments API Work closely with Ben Rosenthal, Director of Product and Technology at The Writers Network
  • iris New York
    Drupal Video Voting Consultant, 2010 - 2010
    Create Drupal 6 video upload and voting contest for teens to promote new Adidas Moves Pulse fragrance by Coty Work independently as sole developer for project Web Services integration with for video transcoding Facebook API for user authentication, plus customized feature to let kids change their Drupal username for privacy so teachers and parents would not discover their Facebook name Media Mover Drupal module pushes approved videos to YouTube Channel Drupal Views display top voted, latest, most viewed videos and leaderboard Edit videos to remove copyrighted music in violation with contest rules Recommend Draggable Views Drupal Module for second round bracket voting after my contract ended Document Drupal architecture solutions
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    Drupal Specialist, 2013 - 2013
    Create mobile theme for NBC Alli Sports Dew Tour IN 8 DAYS
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New York, NY - Rome, Italy - Providence, Rhode Island - West New York, NJ - Wilkes-Barre, PA
I have been a tenant for 4 years. Foremost, I wanted to live in a "pet friendly" building, and many other tenants have pets, and I have never been harassed about our 2 little dogs and cats by any tenant or managment: big +1. Other tenants are friendly and one helped me lug an air conditioner to my 2nd floor apartment; others help me on the stairs with my shopping cart etc., and I help others with strollers etc. I went through a period of hardship because my wife is very ill, and I had trouble paying rent on time. Management worked it out with me, it took a few court appearances where mgmt agreed to payment plans, they were not exactly "nice" but they did not evict us either. The maintenance of our building is fairly haphazard, and I was almost evicted for damage caused by a leak they did not repair after months of my asking for repairs. We worked that out too, with another court appearance, and the leak was repaired. The rent is reasonable, the location is convenient for me, with a lot of shopping nearby, as well as my synagogue two blocks away, and several buses to NYC near as well. It's a nice apartment, with an eat-in kitchen and a small second "bedroom" I can use for by consulting business office. Overall, I am satisfied.
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