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If you're at PAX East this week, come say hi!
 
Hello my friends,

It's that time again… PAX East time! The Burning Wheel crew will be in Boston this weekend to bring you all manner of excitements (if excitements are RPG books and cards).

We will have Torchbearer, the Player's Deck, FreeMarket and the Burning Wheel.

We're partnered with Rad Adam of Dungeon World, Meg and Vincent Baker, Joshua AC Newman, Epidiah Ravachol and Emily Care Boss.

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You can find Adam, Thor and Luke in the Cuttlefish theater on Saturday at 12 noon for our presentation on Modernizing Fantasy RPGs.

Luke is speaking with Ryan Dancey and company about tabletop RPGs on Friday at 3 in the Cuttlefish.

And Adam will be playing the role of the anarchist upstart with Mike Mearls and company on Friday at 7:30, also in the Cuttlefish.

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We'll be running demos as much as we can. Hope to see you all this weekend.

Follow the link for more links and a map!
http://www.burningwheel.com/?p=619
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Okay, +Thor Olavsrud, but only because you asked nice.
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Nice! Our first review of the Torchbearer Player's Deck.
While it's true you can play most roleplaying games with nothing but some pencils, paper, and dice, most benefit from a few play aids. Maps, miniatures, other things beginning with M, these enhancements are often optional and...
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Lots of fantastic photos from Gotham Girls Roller Derby's season opener last Saturday!
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Hey that's awesome. Maybe there is the chance that we will meet on my next USA derby trip.

But soonest will be Dallas in December this year.
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If you've been waiting for Torchbearer cards, they go on sale at 10 am ET tomorrow. Don't worry though, we made plenty!
 
Hello all,

I got the go-ahead from Andy. We'll put the Torchbearer decks up for general sale tomorrow at 10 AM NYC time (3/28/14 10 AM). 

http://www.burningwheel.com/store/index.php/torchbearer.html
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Definitely interesting news if you run MySQL at web scale.
 
Engineering teams from Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and Twitter have begun work on WebScaleSQL, an open source project designed to address the challenges of running MySQL at Web scale.
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relevant to my interests! I think!
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Law firm Holland & Knight already had a who's who of best-of-breed communications products deployed when the firm's IT team decided it needed to replace the tangled mess of PBX systems that provided voice lines at its many offices. It chose to jettison them all in favor of an infrastructure built on Microsoft Lync Server 2013.
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+tony dowler I should add since the server support team is all over the states, and even when we were direct Boeing we were scattered all over Puget Sound so it isn't like we could ever just shout hey Fred over the cubicle wall. So an IM client of any sort is a very useful tool for us.
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Even a small organization like the Norman Rockwell Museum can drive a big increase in revenue by leveraging big data analytics on its transactional data.
 
With the help of DigiWorksCorp, the Norman Rockwell Museum leveraged its transactional data and big data analytics to increase second-time purchasers by 150 percent and revenue by 49 percent.
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Torchbearer player's deck is now available from our webstore.
Thank you all for your patience!

http://www.burningwheel.com/store/index.php/torchbearer-player-s-deck.html
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Great story by my colleague +Matt Kapko. These data brokers have a tremendous amount of information about all of us and they're pretty much a black box.
 
Data brokers operate in the shadows of the Internet. Most consumers are unaware or unsure how to put restrictions of their activity. In fact, one U.S. senator called these companies and their practices 'the dark underside of American life.'
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Thanks, Thor.
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Lost in a sea of Hadoop distributions and wondering which one is right for your needs? I tried to break down what differentiates the nine leading commercial distributions.
 
All of the leading commercial Hadoop distributions are compatible with Apache Hadoop, so what sets them apart? Here's how the leading commercial distributions identified by Forrester Research compare.
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