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For locals who might be interested in either history or conservation... Tom Sanders from +Minnesota Historical Society (site manager of the Jeffers Petroglyphs) will be coming to my workplace +The Nature Conservancy for a brown bag Lunch And Learn session to talk about the cultural values of remaining remnant prairies, particularly in southwest Minnesota.  Bring your lunch and enjoy the talk.

2015 March 31 Tuesday 12-1pm.

Our Minneapolis office address can be found at the link:
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/minnesota/contact/index.htm
The Nature Conservancy, a non profit organization, works in Minnesota to protect its natural resources. Contact us today about our work in Minnesota.
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I haven't dated in nearly 20 years.  It seems to usually be the talkative asperger types (more than the quiet types) who marry, and most of those relationships have seemed teetering on divorce.  Maybe the younger ones (with improved early awareness and training) are better at it than us older ones who had to "wing it"?  I do feel better prepared for the idea now than I did long ago.

I look forward to this autism documentary.  I contacted them to ask if there's a way to order this movie on dvd. They replied that there isn't yet, but eventually there will be.
 
A documentary on romance among adults with autism will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival alongside films featuring Hollywood veterans Richard Gere, James
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Here's an ingenious SQL Injection attack for the hurried commuter.

For those who don't know what that is, I wrote about my experiences a while back...  http://mellowtigger.dreamwidth.org/228150.html
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I just saw Jupiter Ascending. One unanticipated chuckle: humans are the Vogons of the universe.  Who knew?  It was the story that I hoped for with the quality that I hoped for.  I feel justified watching it in 3D, although it would have benefited from high frame rate too.  There were some very beautiful scenes, lots of action, and the sort of romantic interest that would also intrigue me.  There is an obvious flaw to the technology presented (if they're that advanced, they wouldn't need the raw materials they claim to need), but I can overlook it as necessary to the plot.

The projector self-destructed on the first viewing (bulb exploded and mangled the inside of the machine), so they sent us to the next showing and gave us an extra free ticket to boot.  Yay for customer service!

Unfortunately, I left the theater with a big headache, and the thermometer shows 99.1F.  I've been surrounded by sick people all week.  I hope I'm not coming down with something.  :(
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+Terry Walker sounds like a pretty good movie
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I went to work today for the first time since surgery.  I'm mostly doing well, although I have a slight fever this evening.  Does my post-surgery picture remind anyone else of Hannibal Lecter with his face mask?
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I'm heading off to the hospital now for planned sinus surgery for polyp removal.  It worked fine nearly 20 years ago, so I'm sure it'll go well again now.  Luckily, one of my landlords +David Rust was able to chauffeur me today, otherwise I'm guessing they'd require an overnight stay at the hospital.  See you Friday when the anaesthesia and painkillers start wearing off.
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This recovery is more bloody than last time.  Still bleeding each time I stand up.  Going this morning to have packing removed from sinuses,then I can finally wash the blood crust from my upper lip.
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I am amused.  We had our first "steering committee" meeting today with the local powershell user group.  In a few months, I'll be doing a presentation on documentation for powershell scripts.  So, I officially get to teach people how to write a script that does nothing!  :)

Obviously, it will take advantage of the many nice features of script self-documentation in powershell.  Documentation is good.

I'll post a link here at G+ when my presentation is finally ready.
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Yeah, tell your students to break up their expressions! Those heroic acts of syntax make our eyes go squirrely.
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Does anyone else remember Istaria from many years ago, the mmorpg where you could play as a dragon?  Here's a new game that offers the same option.  Even the housing option looks familiar.  I can't tell, though, that the developers were from the original project, but it sure seems like the spiritual successor to Istaria.  They have a Kickstarter (in case you're addicted to crowdfunding like I am).
Forged Chaos is raising funds for Trials of Ascension on Kickstarter! We want to put the "RPG" back in "MMORPG"!
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I dislike pvp too.  :(  They are making crafting a community activity, though, to create the "best" items.  So I'm stupidly hopeful that a different brand of pvp player will stay for the game, since getting good items requires some amount of cooperation.
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If you've got any 3TB drive, now might be a good time to get rid of it.  A storage center company is publishing a review of their hardware history for 2014.  They experienced an unusually high failure rate (as high as 43% annual) with 3TB drives.  My OS was on just such a drive, so I bought a 4TB drive this weekend to begin migrating everything over.
It was one year ago that I first blogged about the failure rates of specific models of hard drives, so now is a good time for an update. At Backblaze, as of December 31, 2014, we had 41,213 disk drives spinning in our data center, storing all of the data for our unlimited backup service.....
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For other home hobbyists interested in astronomy.  You can view it online (if, like me, you don't have a Kindle).
h/t to +Fraser Cain 
 
FREE ebook! My book, 50 Things to See with a Small Telescope, will be available for free this weekend on Amazon. Please download and review. Thanks!  http://goo.gl/UXZMQG  
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It's disappointing that racism and bullying are still so blatant here in the Twin Cities.  At least this 6-minute video got fast results.

The irony is not lost on me that the only local press coverage I could find on a quick search was from FOX channel.
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/story/27906448/father-of-alleged-prior-lake-snapchat-bullies-fired-from-job
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Good for him. He did not resort to violence and got things done.
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Hmmm.  This topic might warrant a blog post in the days ahead, but it deserves a share right now.  "Every state in America.  The greatest lessons are the ones you don't remember learning."
http://getlit.org/getlit/

h/t to +Larissa Hammond 
 
Wow.


H/t +Kennedie Le Roy


What did you learn in school today??

NOT THIS. but you should have. 
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Good composition, good execution by and large. The only muddled part is this claim that the 'bad' parts of American history aren't taught... oh really? So where'd you learn them?

Most history curricula I know of covers things like Japanese internment and the abuse of minority laborers on the transcontinental railroad. The US is fairly good actually about owning its moral mistakes in the light of history. This is in stark contrast to other nations, like Japan, where they're still actually making excuses for kidnapping and systemically raping women throughout the Second World War, when they admit to it happening at all. I don't hear the Europeans talking much about their colonial atrocities, some of the worst of which were still going on after WW2 as they struggled to maintain control. (France was particularly bad... and apparently even the Wikipedia article on the Algerian War for Independence has been sanitized to the point where French false flag attacks have been reduced to an oblique single sentence mention. How enormous is the Wiki coverage on Japanese internment? But yeah, when the French military pretends to be native militia and kills civilians to sow fear and discontent... yeah... that merits a passing mention. How is the US so bad about teaching its historical failings again?)
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    Midland, TX, 1983 - 1986
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I support the #occupyMN effort.

I am a single gay man with autism diagnosis living with 1 cat, 2 landlords, and 1 additional roommate.  I usually write articles on my blog (see link at bottom of this page) then post the link into my G+ stream.

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open source software, astronomy, bicycling, gardening, pc gaming, Powershell (the only thing Microsoft ever did right), neuroscience, evolution, the end of intellectual property.

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an Anchor, Translator, and Guide to help me through life

Quotes:
* Everybody deserves to live in the world that their efforts create. Whether it's a blessing or a curse depends on your point of view. - Terry Walker
* Information always wants to be free. There are no secrets in a world filled with technological telepathy. - Terry Walker
* The better part of happiness is the wish to be what you are. - Desiderius Erasmus
* If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - John Kennedy
* The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Eden Phillpotts
* Knowledge and reality do not require belief. They do, however, require courage. - Glenn Wallis
* I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you. - Friedrich Nietzche
* We are what we repeatedly do. - Aristotle
* Few people have the imagination for reality. - Goethe
* Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. - Plato
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I live without feeding exponential functions. I have slept in the city below skyscrapers. I have listened to ants. ☮
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tech support
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powershell, sql server, microsoft access
Employment
  • The Nature Conservancy
    tech support, 2014 - present
  • Dell Compellent
    test staff engineer, 2013 - 2014
  • Animal Humane Society
    tech support, programmer, database administrator, 2008 - 2013
  • VISI (Vector Internet Services Inc)
    tech support, 2007 - 2007
  • Wilsons Leather
    tech support, 2004 - 2007
  • BI
    programmer, 1999 - 2004
  • Metro Information Services
    programmer, 1998 - 1999
  • Texas Workers' Compensation Commission
    programmer, mainframe operator, 1992 - 1998
  • Texas A&M University
    tech support, 1987 - 1989
  • IBM
    programmer, 1987 - 1988
  • Texas Instruments
    summer intern, 1986 - 1986
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Austin, Texas - Midland, Texas - College Station, Texas
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