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Chris Hvidsten
Works at Trapeze Software
Attended DeVry University
Lives in Calgary, Alberta
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It's always a good day when I see a new episode of The Secret World Chronicles in my podcatcher. 
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So yeah, now I need to order my Krakens jersey AND this little gem. :)
 
GFL Book V pre-order is Saturday, 9am PT, noon ET, and to celebrate, we roll out a brand-new GFL jersey for all you Krakens haters out there. FridayFix - Orbiting Death Jersey and GFL Book V pre-order!
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My new toy.  Can't wait to start using it.
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Already ordered my copy. Now the wait begins... 
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So last night was my first meet-up with members of the local Center for Inquiry.  Once a month, these guys take over a nightclub downtown for a movie night, followed by a trip to a nearby pub.

It was great to meet new people, as well as reconnect with some of my old podcasting peers.  However, some of the dialog that was exchanged  between folks really clued me in as to how vast the atheist/critical thinker spectrum is.

My own take on all this is if you want to define your life by what you worship, then that's fine.  But if you feel that your view should be everyone's view and you start manipulating the law of the land in the name of your views and yours alone, then we're going to have a problem.

Now I realize that this is only one facet of what people like the CFi are fighting against, but to expand on everything from woo to fundamentalism would be enough content to create yet another skeptical/atheist/critical thinking podcast...

Hmmm...come to think of it...
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I watched this on the way to work this morning.  DAYUM!
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A photo I took with my Galaxy Gear for a friend.

These are coffee flavours from the Kicking Horse Coffee Company up here in Alberta.  Gotta give 'em points for originality :)
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So last night was the monthly gathering of 'Skeptics in the Pub,' a subset of our local CFi chapter.  It's a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere where skeptics, atheists, rationalists and the like can gather and just hang out.  Some of the discussions can be pretty though provoking, but in a room full of skeptics, what do you expect?

Anyway, while I was talking there, one of the guys came up to our table and mentioned that Mount Royal University here in Calgary had finally gotten a Secular Students group established, and that Nate Phelps was asked to be their speaker for their first assembly in February. 

Needless to say, most of the CFi crew (myself included) is planning to attend as well to show their support for this new venture.  Way to go, guys. :D
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I'm so glad I found your work on here. I can't get enough of it. Awesome work. 
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And in wait...WHAT news...
 
And in other news....
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Streets ITS Deployment Specialist
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  • Trapeze Software
    Streets ITS Deployment Specialist, 2013 - present
    Installation, configuration, and training on a sophisticated Transit Management software suite.
  • Mentor Engineering
    Transit Deployment Specialist, 2012 - 2013
  • Simo Corporation
    Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2012
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Calgary, Alberta
Previously
Flin Flon, Manitoba - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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Podcaster, amateur voice actor, and aspiring author.
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Bachelor of Science - Computer Information Systems | Did voice work for JC Hutchins and Scott Sigler on their books | Created the website for Simo Corporation | Produced 3 video commercials for Simo Corporation | Narrated for 3 promotional videos at Mentor Engineering | Have done several guest narration spots on different podcasts.
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  • DeVry University
    Computer Information Systems, 1993 - 1996
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