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Technology and Strategy
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Dad.
Employment
  • ERCOT
    Director, Application Development, 2012 - present
  • HigherTech
    Consultant, 2011 - 2012
  • iTeres Group
    VP, Consulting, 2009 - 2011
  • Dell
    Sr Mgr, I/T, 2005 - 2009
  • MetaBridge
    Director, Consulting, 2003 - 2005
  • TSC
    Senior Principal, 1999 - 2003
  • BearingPoint
    Manager, 1997 - 1999
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Round Rock
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Jayton - Lewisville, TX - Tulsa, OK
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Working with smart people to build great tools. Software is grand.
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Trying very hard to learn everyday.  Seeking opportunities to engage, listen, and work with others to make things a little better everyday.
Education
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Mathematics, 1990 - 1994
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October 20
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The controversial Patriot Act's Section 215 expires this June, and John Oliver would like you to know it. The HBO comedian took a deep dive into government surveillance programs on his show this...
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Hey, +Rob Gould, do you read Der Spiegel?  I read this translation and critique by +Jeff Jarvis and, knowing your utilization of Google and general technical acumen, I was curious of your take.

https://medium.com/change-objects/translated-the-world-government-how-silicon-valley-controls-our-future-59f6ccfcc27e
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Thanks for the forward, +Stephen Daniels​. I don't often read Spiegel... As I prefer Stern... But I'll give it a browse. As most Germans are very protective of their personal sphere, yet love technology, it may be interesting.

Ps: Spiegel articles are some of the longest and hardest to read... Even for educated Germans (like my wife) 
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+TOSHIBA Just thought I would share a quick experience with you.  I received my new Toshiba Chromebook 2 yesterday. Thirteen inches of glorious IPS display. The aesthetics of the computer combined with the screen is really a nice package.

I took it out of the box and two screws fell in my lap. Uh oh.  I set them to the side and tried to plug the computer in. Amber light, no amber light, amber light, no amber light...you get the picture.  Every time I moved the computer of the power cord, the computer shorted and shut off.  I thought maybe it was related to the lose bottom because of the screws. I put the screws in (on hole remained empty because the screw was missing completely.

After putting the screws in and tightening the other screws (they were all lose, several close to falling out), I tried again.  Same result. Called tech support. No help. Their counsel - call direct sales, we can't do anything for you. I called telesales and they said I would have to return it. I had a product that arrived defective and the only option I was given was to return the product (2-3 days including up to two days to get the email with the RMA) and wait 5-7 days to credit me back.

 The product arrived defective.  You should have refunded my money immediately. You should have offered to expedite cross-ship a replacement. There were many things you could have done. Instead, the answer I received was, "This is the only option available to you."

Thanks for the great customer service.  
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... annnd I got one.  Not DOA.  Type too small.  Set it to 1536x864 resolution to help my eyes (tho easy to switch back to native 1920x1080 when necessary).  Still happy with it.
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Well done, Doctor. cc/ +Max Effgen.
 
SuperCritical's Max Effgen at Ignite Seattle 23 discusses Fixing the World's Biggest Machine Max Effgen - Fixing the World's Biggest Machine …
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Thanks, Doctor.
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Sad to see GigaOm go but +Mathew Ingram and the other writers should land on their feet.  Loved what they did there.
Last week, the place I’ve called my online home for over five years — a site that has been one of the leading tech blogs ever since my friend Om Malik started it in the Starbucks at the corner of Clay and Battery in San Francisco in 2006 — suddenly shut down. Gigaom was always more than just a job for me, and its ending has hit me like the sudden death of a close friend. Like many of my former colleagues, I am still trying to process all of the f...
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Big loss of competition in top tier analysis. They published a superb IaaS analysis. Great template for vendor scoring against compute, storage and network capabilities.
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John Oliver hits the tobacco companies where it hurts this week.  #JeffWeCan #Marlboro 
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Hey +ryan breed this is what I was talking about they other day.
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More generally, #materialdesign  is winning my heart. New Calendar is also lovely. The schedule view will let be get rid of a few other pieces. Integrated tasks in my schedule is sweet, too.
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+Inbox by Gmail is really nice on the phone but the UI/UX on the desktop is kinda gorgeous. Would be great if I could swipe it with a touchscreen laptop. Kudos.
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@Google- Do you plan to fix your #Hangouts  product soon.  Everytime I open a Google Voice text I get a force close.  Why, oh, Why?
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This is my favorite Chinese BBQ in Austin. Good stuff on the menu and some great stuff off of it, as well. When I worked near North Lamar we made it in for lunch once a week.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
The Torchy's on South First is pretty dive-y but has some of the best breakfast tacos in Austin. Overflowing with egg, great tortillas and the salsa is hard to beat. Everything is made fresh so expect to wait a few minutes for them to whip it up.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Prices are high but this truly fits "you get what you pay for." The steaks are great, as you would expect, but the scallop appetizer is superb.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Not exactly Tex-Mex but will always be one of my favorites.
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
There are some really good dishes here. The tables and chairs are not the most comfortable but it can be worth the effort. Order the poboy.
Public - 4 years ago
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