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Randall Goya
Works at Randall Goya LLC
Attended Brown University
Lived in New York, NY
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Feline Yin-Yang
Front: Nicky (boy)
Rear: Cammy (girl)
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+Earth Hour  this Saturday
28 March 2015
8:30-9:30 pm Local Time

I remember marching in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. I got blisters on my feet.

Since everything has gotten shorter since then, including attention spans, we now observe Earth Hour by reducing our energy consumption for 60 minutes.

The date April 22 was chosen to maximize participation by college students. It is coincidentally the anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin. Time Magazine reported that some suspected the date was not a coincidence, but a clue that the event was "a Communist trick" -- and quoted a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution as saying, "subversive elements plan to make American children live in an environment that is good for them."
source: +Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth_Day#Significance_of_April_22
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+DisneyPixar releases free non-commercial version of Renderman
for OSX Windows Linux
file under: #animation   #Pixar  
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Premise: An anthropologist from an alien world is studying the messages on your phone, and trying to make sense of the little pictures.

My favorite:
"It's time to pick up your weirdo twins from dance class."

File under: #emoji   #funny  
Emojis are more versatile than you think. ...
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Why developers get no REST (REpresentational State Transfer)
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I you're thinking Who is Trayvon?
this will remind you

Makes me so fuming mad
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Killing in the name of religion. I could rant on, but then I'd be using foriegn expletives!!
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CrankCase: hand-powered USB charger for iPhone 5 / 5S & 6, also any USB device
5 minutes cranking = 15 minutes of talk time

get Early Bird discounts on +Indiegogo 
I purchased a CrankBox because I don't use iPhone: $29 + $9 shipping
CrankCase for iPhone also has port to charge external USB device

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/crankcase-power-your-devices-from-your-motion/x/6864
file under: #technology   #charger  
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15 Digital Storytelling Tools | via +Listly 
video editors, comics tools, photo location… interesting list
Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining storytelling with powerful digital creates a truly authentic learning experience that helps students develop a wide range of intellectual skills. | Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online, How to use Bubblr, Capzles Classrooms Overview Video, Creaza Cartoonist Tutorial, GoAnimate for Schools Demo, A...
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Hey Kidz! recycle clothes & a chance to win a $10K scholarship
via +DoSomething.org 
I donated my wife's clothes after she died :'(
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Have you ever wondered why so much of the Internet is "free" and why those who are paying for it let you use it?

Facebook is a “monstrous surveillance engine” according to Gnu-father Richard Stallman

After years of emailing himself web pages, Stallman joins the Internet using Tor, talks about net neutrality, patents and more.

File under: #Stallman   #netneutrality  
According to Richard Stallman, Facebook is a “monstrous surveillance engine” and tech companies working for patent reform aren’t going nearly far enough.
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only jerks excuse their actions by citing "God's plans"
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+Randall Goya  Did not realize  Zimmerman was also a white cop. 

To say he got the publicity he deserved is pure bull shit to say the least. 

Every year in the USA you have around 16000 murders I believe. NONE of them get international media coverage - accept the so called white on black ones sure do! 

In fact in the USA there are countless black on white murders that get basically next to fucking zero media coverage even in the USA: 

For this we can refer to horific and disgusting murders like the Knoxville murders and the Zemir Begic murder and that which happened a couple years back on that small white boy by that black woman. 

To say ZImmerman got what he deserved is to say that Trayvon's was worth more than the other 16 000 killed every year in the USA that get next to no media attention. 
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I funded the +Kickstarter project Disco Dog
Everybody knows I'm a sucker for flashing blinky lights :D
PARTY NYC is raising funds for Disco Dog - The smartphone controlled LED dog vest on Kickstarter! Keep your dog safe and have fun too! Introducing Disco Dog - The smartphone controlled LED dog vest.
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Education
  • Brown University
    Anthropology/Archeology and Classics, 1976 - 1980
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Digital Audio Seminar, 1983 - 1983
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Gender
Male
Other names
decibel.places, Decibel Places, @decibelplaces, netsperience, rgoya, Randal Goya
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Tagline
Drupal Gun-for-Hire I develop web applications and web sites. I occasionally volunteer my web mojo for causes I support.
Introduction
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.

My Contact Information on Appearoo
Bragging rights
I was knighted ‘Sir Drupal of Drupingtown, protector of all things Drupal-ly’ by a co-worker at Oxygen Media http://netsperience.org/sites/default/files/sirdrupal_joust.png
Work
Occupation
I build and extend Enterprise web sites and applications with Drupal and other technologies
Skills
Drupal, DHTML, PHP, MySQL, Acquia, Pantheon, Javascript, jQuery, Technical Writing, Information Architecture, Big Data, Solving the hard problems
Employment
  • 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
  • HONEST
    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 Encoding.com 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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