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Richard Samul
Works at Apple Inc.
Attended Kimball High School
Lives in Nampa, ID
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Current air quality. It's getting real, folks. 
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For friends and family out of state. I live right about where the loop in the letter "p" in Nampa is.

We are OK. There's a big damn river between us and the fire. Unless and until it jumps the river, we are not in danger. The biggest problem we have is the smoke.
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We got really lucky last year, which made me nervous for this year. 
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Tonight's almost Blue Moon.

Taken with my iPhone 6 Plus. 
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Posting this comment here from Facebook's (unofficial) Kingdom of Artemisia page, because it needs to be said outside of that discussion.

I hear this from so many, and it frustrates me to no end. So, I'm going to state this here, publicly, so that everyone can see it: When you say, "'They' won't let me have fun in the SCA", what you're really saying is, "I've given 'them' permission to determine how much fun I have in the SCA". Period, end of discussion.

"They" don't pay your site fee. "They" don't pay for your membership. "They" have nothing to do with you. And I'm here to tell you, been there, done that, took a seven year hiatus to figure that out. Once YOU figure that out, you'll find that the feeling of showing up and having fun IN THEIR FACE, knowing that their opinions and commentary don't matter, is the best in the Known World, possibly ranking just behind winning Crown.

Show up, have your fun. Those that matter don't mind, that those that mind don't matter.
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I agree with your intent. I play in the SCA to have fun. I make my beer and share it round, I fight to test myself and my skills not to win at any cost, and I throw myself into activities with reckless abandon.
Lately tho, I keep hearing things along the lines of "the knights think you should fight more" or "what would your laurel say if you don't take/teach a class". It is this pressure to focus on something other than what I am doing that drags me from having fun. I have to steel myself before events for the barrage so that I CAN have fun. I will not give in to "Peer pressure" and act like someone I am not, but I can see how it would hurt some people's feelings. 
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The resource "pool.framework" has been relocated. Would you like to update all references?
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The Soda Fire, as seen from my front yard. 
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Shite.  Read about that one via another on G+...that and the 'Rocky' fire...
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They are together! You don't understand- the grey one is usually hissing and spitting at the orange one at this distance. 
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Oh dear gods what have I done?
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Mead. Blackberry. Still needs about 2 weeks. 
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I can't begin to tell you how ridiculously happy this makes me. 
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Education
  • Kimball High School
    General, 1982 - 1986
  • Oakland Technical
    Computer Information Systems, 1984 - 1986
  • Oakland Community College
    Computer Programming, 1994 - 1996
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Gender
Male
Other names
Earc mac Éadbháird Cearr
Story
Tagline
Brewer, Medieval Re-Creationist, Mac Evangelist, graphic artist, web designer, geek
Introduction
Be without fear in the face of your enemies.
Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death.
Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong.
This is my oath.

Everything you need to know about me is summed up in this song. The measure of a man is not the mistakes of his past, but how he has lived every day since then.
Bragging rights
No degree, good anyway...
Work
Occupation
Jack of all trades, office/admin support, technical support, marketing, design
Employment
  • Apple Inc.
    Technical Support Agent, 2013 - present
    Via KellyConnect Apple@Home, providing phone support for iPhone/iPod Touch.
  • Barony of Arn Hold, SCA Inc.
    Publications, 2012 - present
    Design of monthly newsletter and other printed material for the local branch of an international non-profit educational organization.
  • Barony of Arn Hold, SCA Inc.
    IT/Web, 2009 - present
    Website design and maintenance for the local branch of an international non-profit educational organization.
  • Your Executive Assistant
    Owner, 2009 - present
    Providing on-demand office, IT, and technical support.
  • Orca Systems/Mainscape
    Office Manager, 2005 - 2008
    Office and Human Resources for a local landscape maintenance company.
  • Qualex
    Photo Lab Manager, 2001 - 2005
    Production, Management, and HR.
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Currently
Nampa, ID
Previously
Royal Oak, MI - Sault Ste. Marie, MI - Hamtramck, MI - Atlanta, GA