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Rod MacPherson
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Gamewrite's Forbidden Island is much more challenging for 2 playres thanbfor 4, but the combo of Pilot and Engineer seems to make it a bit easier.
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hey +Anna Kristoffersen and +Derek and Kathryn Smyk check this out. Fodder for the upcoming game?
Over a century ago, legendary British explorer Captain Robert Scott and his polar party journeyed to the South Pole to investigate the wildlife of this poorly studied continent. Although Scott and four colleagues never returned home due to deplorable weather conditions, six other men comprising the Northern Party managed to survive the harsh winter of 1912. Incredibly, more than a hundred years later, artifacts of this ill-fated expedition are st...
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+Derek and Kathryn Smyk +Anna Kristoffersen +Shawn Hagen +Pasquale Cirone +Ian Corrigan 

I thought you guys might like this. Perfect for those upcoming holiday gatherings. :)
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Ouch $80!!! Well, I suppose that isn't too outrageous for such a sweater... if only I could wear it to work without the obvious comments and glares.
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Vi Hart's awesome explanation of "Net Neutrality"
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Some of you got an e-mail from me titled "FW: heartbleed list" I know it looks like junk, spam, the output of a virus, etc. it is not. Go to this website: http://www.cnet.com/news/which-sites-have-patched-the-heartbleed-bug/
Check all of the sites you use. If they are listed as patched go there and change your passwords. If sites you use are listed as unpatched stay out until they are patched. If they are not listed at all use this site to check them: https://lastpass.com/heartbleed
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Microsoft just sent out an e-mail blast about the free certification in MS Virtualization technologies. so, I guess that's still available. I got mine before Christmas.  If anyone is interested the course is free online (link below)  and there is a link from there to register for the exam for free. 
Looking for a simple, effective way to get training on Microsoft’s Cloud technologies? Microsoft Virtual Academy!
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Yay!  

InSSIDer for Android now works on my BlackBerry Z10. 
I can now check signal strength of the APs at work with a handheld device that can see both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz. ...this might not sound like much to those of you who have Android phones with decent WiFi, but I've been wanting this for a while and finally I can have it. 
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Want to learn about Software Defined Networking? (SDN) 
Download the 60 day trial of Brocade's Vyatta and take the free certification course.
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No idea what I'm talking about?  http://portal.etsi.org/nfv/nfv_white_paper.pdf
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If your SIN was one of them they will contact you via Registered Mail. If you get an e-mail it is a SCAM!
The Canada Revenue Agency says 900 Canadians have had their social insurance numbers stolen from its website because of the Heartbleed security bug.
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You mean the Nigerian prince who said he found my SIN and wanted to help me get it back and offered me ten million dollars is not on the level?
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So, if you are trying to find heartbleed in your network and you don't already have a good tool for it. Get a Trial of Nessus. 

http://www.tenable.com/products/nessus
Then go log into https://support.tenable.com/support-center/ for the howto
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Just came across this Chevy Volt pride ad. :)
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A Jack of all trades in the computer industry.
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  • Town of Whitby
    Sr. Network Analyst, 2011 - present
  • Town of Whitby
    Network Analyst, 2002 - 2011
  • Compton Communications
    Network Administratoror, 1999 - 2002
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I have a bunch of letters that I can put after my name that can be used to confuse or intimidate, but I don't think they REALLY say much, just that I like reading tech stuff.
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  • University of Windsor
    History, 1995 - 1999
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