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Randall Goya
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Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Beacon Theater, NYC October 2, 2015
Not the full concert - I shoot hand-held clips from the crowd and edit them together.

My buddy who bought the tickets said, "I think they're pretty good seats." Row Y is the last row in the orchestra at Beacon Theater, far under the loge overhang - you can see how far back it was when I zoom out. The distance to the stage makes this video shakier than usual. I didn't appreciate the concert until I edited the video, and I could actually see them, and equalized the sound (I used to be a sound engineer) so I could actually hear it. Kudos to the live sound engineers who made the sound at least listenable at the back of the cave. 
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Foursquare makes a donation to Alley Cat Rescue for every check-in on Swarm through October 15
Attention all feline fans (and all-around good-hearted people)! This month, we’re teaming up with Alley Cat Rescue to save abandoned and stray cats. From now until October 15th, we’ll make a donation...
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My cats dug this out of a box in my office.
Brown University graduation, 1980
My mom, died last year, but still communicating from beyond the grave
Groucho Marx? I always thought Freddie Mercury - OH well
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I'm As Mad As Hell... And I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore!
That's why I'm voting for Bernie Sanders.
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If you don't believe in socialism I challenge you not to participate in either Social Security or MediCare. And please don't tell me that it's not socialism because you paid for it. Any time private funds are collected by the gov't, put into the same pot and redistributed by the gov't, it's socialism. Same with your tax dollars used to build roads, educate children, extinguish a fire or transport someone to the hospital. You are a socialist and apparently don't know it
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Hudson County DBSA mood disorders peer support group in Jersey City, NJ Thursdays 7-9 pm
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Google Photos story about my evening at Chelsea Piers (I was there for a networking event hosted by +JAMF Software​ and +Code42​) - then I went to my favorite bar +Beer Authority​ where bagpipes were played :)
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The All Elements crew celebrates the release of Immovable Kings, by +Sav Killz  (Jamel Hampton), a Brooklyn emcee, born in Flatbush, who came up in the do or die Bedstuy.

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I like the explosion sound effect when the door opens :D
+Sav Killz  with the headband.
Mad talented Frank Knizza Knight with the NY Yankees cap.
+King Marvey X joins the celebration with his shades on.
+Dj J-Ronin  / All Elements spins.

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All Elements in Flatbush, Brooklyn

Babycastles is a collective with roots in New York's D.I.Y. culture dedicated to building platforms for diversity in video games culture at every level from creators to consumers, connecting the independent game developer community with the broader New York art community, identifying exciting new voices in game creation from around the world and providing them exposure to new audiences. 137 W 14th St, New York, NY 10011
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Today we are writing to President Obama at to demand more Democratic debates. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has scheduled only 6 debates, and in the past there have been double or triple that number; the Republicans are having 12 debates.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has strong ties to Hillary Clinton, and limiting exposure for less known candidates helps Clinton's campaign. If Schultz cannot be impartial, she should step down.
I support Senator Bernie Sanders. I used to support Clinton, but Sanders is a true Progressive who fights for the common people. I like that.

#‎AllowDebate‬ group on Facebook:
post your letter with hashtag ‪#‎AllowDebate‬
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Dear Mr. President,

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is too connected to Hillary Clinton to ensure fair debates for all candidates. If she cannot be impartial, she should step down.

Six Democratic debates are not enough, and the lowest number historically by far for the past few elections.

I used to support Clinton until I discovered that Bernie Sanders aligns more closely with my views.

Senator Sanders and others deserve exposure through at least 12 debates to explain their policy.


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Rancid live at Terminal 5 NYC 9/18/2015 
one of the great shows I saw last week, this one with my daughter
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The Problem
Girls start out loving science just much as boys do. But by middle school, they’re only half as interested. Hmm...
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Calling all diva detectives! Show that girls love -- and kick butt at -- science and math by solving a mystery on your phone!
Play our text-message game with friends, and you’ll unlock a donation to a (real!) classroom in need. Plus, you could win a $10,000 scholarship!
Volunteer and take action! Whodunit? Use science and math to solve a mystery on your phone!
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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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Other names
decibel.places, Decibel Places, @decibelplaces, netsperience, rgoya, Randal Goya
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  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
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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Bragging rights
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
  • Career Sports and Entertainment
    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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