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Randall Goya
Works at Microfinance Information Exchange
Attended Brown University
Lived in New York, NY
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A good list of companies with potentially compromised passwords.

I wonder, though, if this whole mess was premeditated (despite denials) to get people who never update their passwords to update their passwords.

Nothing like a media storm to get people's attention to this important practice in today's uber-networked interweb.

Heartbleed is a real risk, although a relatively innocuous bug, unless you happen to live in Canada, of course.
Heartbleed: A look at which companies have issued a security patch to fix the Heartbleed bug.
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and that's good news
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Announcement From Google

Dozens of wild Pokémon have taken up residence on streets, amidst forests and atop mountains throughout Google Maps. To find and catch ‘em all, you’ll need to tap into your inner Pokémon Master.

#aprilfoolsday  
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Logging into Gmail I discovered:

Introducing Gmail Shelfie: Email with personality

Selfie custom themes are incredibly popular in Gmail and they just got better. With Shelfies (Shareable Selfies) you can set your own photo as a Gmail custom theme and share it with your friends so they can enjoy looking at you as much as you do.

Oh yeah, it's April 1... :P #aprilfoolsday  
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lunar eclipse visible in North America @ 2 AM EDT
What exactly is a "blood moon," and what's its connection to a lunar eclipse? Skywatchers will find out on April 15, as the first total lunar eclipse of 2014 kicks off a series of four blood moons expected to grace the night sky over the...
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If you make a mistake, repeat it automatically

I'm known as decibel.places but this is not me:

http://mohara.iweb.bsu.edu/mmohara/thet319/groups/gpevalform.html

Group Member's Name:

Score for "commitment to the group" = (Insert a number from 0-10)

Score for "attitude within the group" = (Insert a number from 0-10)

Score for "the value of their individual contribution" = (Insert a number from 0-10)

Average of the above three for "over all assessment score" = (Perform the mathematical function required and insert the correct number to two decibel places )
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+Google Maps  Pokémon Challenge: April 1, 2014
I caught 104 out of 150!
+Pokemon Fan Club 
I spent many hours back in the day playing Pokemon Gold on my daughter's Game Boy - she asked me to train some of her Pokémon, then she had a hard time getting the game out of my hands!
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Cheeteau by Chester
Dangerously Cheesy

Cheeteau, the inaugural fragrance by famed Cheetos brand spokes-cheetah, Chester Cheetah, will be available to fans in Los Angeles and New York City for a limited time only. Inspired by the popular snack, the scent boasts buttery notes, accents of sharp cheddar and a touch of lemon for balance, perfect for evening or day wear.

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We now must say goodbye
We've lost our good old mama
And must have whiskey, oh, you know why
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I build and extend Enterprise web sites and applications with Drupal
Skills
Drupal, DHTML, PHP, MySQL, Acquia, Pantheon, Javascript, jQuery, Technical Writing, Information Architecture, Solving the hard problems
Employment
  • Microfinance Information Exchange
    Drupal and Web Architecture Consultant, 2014 - present
    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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Previously
New York, NY - Rome, Italy - Providence, Rhode Island - West New York, NJ - Wilkes-Barre, PA
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Drupal gun-for-hire I use Open Source technologies to develop Web 2.x applications and web sites
Introduction
Drupal Gun-for-Hire I use Open Source technologies to develop 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 XeeMe
Bragging rights
I was knighted ‘Sir Drupal of Drupingtown, protector of all things Drupal-ly’ by a co-worker at Oxygen Media
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