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Scott Doty
Works at Sonic.net
Attends Invisible College, School of Hard Knocks
Lives in Santa Rosa, CA
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Co-founder, Co-owner, VP, CTO, Silverback ubergeek
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  • Sonic.net
    Co-founder, VP, CTO, Silverback Ubergeek, 1994 - present
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Student worker, then PC/Net tech, 1992 - 1995
  • United States Coast Guard
    RM2, 1986 - 1991
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Santa Rosa, CA
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Santa Rosa, CA - San Francisco, CA - Coast Guard Island, Alameda, CA - Two Rock, Petaluma, CA - Neah Bay, WA - Cape May, NJ
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Sonic.net co-founder, co-owner, CTO, VP. Tinkering with systems and networks since that Corvus cluster back in the 80's...
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Rights-based sensible geek
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at Community College of San Francisco Electronic Music Lab in '86, and started http://sonic.net in '94
Education
  • Invisible College, School of Hard Knocks
    Information Science, 1984 - present
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Computer Science, 1985 - 1986
  • Community College of San Francisco
    Electronic Music, Economics, 1986 - 1986
  • Santa Rosa Junior College
    Computer Science, 1991 - 1993
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A brown dwarf orbiting a pulsar with an ice ring.

How's that for rare? :)

(From Elite:Dangerous).
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Ross 780 has an unusual gas giant...: http://youtu.be/qNcnNkJKT2E

Okay...today I learned about "Hot Jupiters" that are gas giants that are close-in. More astronomical fun from Elite:Dangerous. :)

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Indeed...it was only after reading up about what we know about the planetary system that I realized I didn't have any good intuition about where a gas giant could show up.

Still, seems like it should be a rocky world that close...and that is still a possibility.
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OS X support for VNC is... interesting/
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So a good friend of mine is kicking off a kickstarter for "Worldspinner", software to help game masters create worlds.

#dungeonsanddragons  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/worldspinner/worldspinner-fantasy-rpg-worldbuilder-and-map-make/

I don't even play D&D -- but I'm interested in the world-building aspects, so I chipped in $100.  (Of course, there's also the fact that I love maps -- in another life, I was probably a cartographer. ;)
Worldspinner makes it easy to create richly detailed maps of your own fantasy world in minutes.
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Here is my Linux desktop from 1994, running with Open Look Virtual Window Manager (olvwm).

See that window in the upper-left?  That's the desktop switcher.

Windows 10 will finally be adding such a feature -- two decades after it was available on Linux, and quite a while since it was available on OS X (Expose).

MSFT:  Rapidly moving into the naughts...
#linux  
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A cool bit of history, Scott. About six years before I discovered Linux. 
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Achievement unlocked: Manned Spaceflight Company
 
Honored to be chosen by +NASA to be part of America's human spaceflight program. http://1.usa.gov/1tZhkWS
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Wow, she's fast! 
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"Fly smart...fly safe...reduce your speed inside the docking bay."
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Hatta Google çevirmen ne söylediğini bilmiyor.  ;)

("Even Google translator doesn't know what you are saying.")

https://translate.google.com/#tr/en/
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Selamlar, Bahçeşehir kolejinden! Bu Video okul çalışmaları için kullanıldı mı?

In English: Greetings, Bahçeşehir college!  Was this video used for school work?
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A slightly-edited version of a try at "horror story in two sentences", as suggested by +David Brin .

==| One December night on watch patrolling the Bering Sea, I barely heard a sound like a child gently sobbing through the radio static.

As I put my ear to the speaker, she said, "Mommy and Daddy won't wake up."
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Based on a bad dream I had while in the Coast Guard, c. 1986-1991.  As a radioman, I can attest to hearing all kinds of strange things on the radio -- but never anything like this, thank goodness.

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s/on the radio/through the radio static/

The static on 4125 khz was like a Rorschach for the ears -- could hear all kinds of things, only to later satisfy oneself that it was imagination.
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"I pushed the Power button.  After a few minutes, I heard eerie music, and there materialized the Windows desktop."
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