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Patrick Benson
Works at Coho Data
Attended National Louis University
Lives in Grayslake, IL
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Monica Lewinsky's talk on cyber bullying is impressive. Please watch and consider sharing. http://t.co/Y1cWamRNlK
In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.
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Excellent times at the #WIVMUG vBeers! #CohoData
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I had a great time at the #WIVMUG event yesterday! It inspired a post: User Groups Are Incredibly Useful!
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Blog update! Today I share some of the recent Linux training resources that I have been using.
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Today's heathen blog update touches upon the Charlie Hebdo shooting.
The Charlie Hebdo shooting that resulted in the death of twelve people is big news for the moment. Part of the coverage I have seen, heard or read about centers on how the gunmen are not true practiti
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Happy holidays! Enjoy today's post!
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Thanks to Mark May for the interview! New blog post: Interview with Mark May of VirtualStorageZone http://www.pbenson.net/2015/03/interview-with-mark-may-of-virtualstoragezone/
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Heathen blog update where I address the Chapel Hill murders and the atheist killer: "Atheism != Morality" http://www.sinisterforces.com/2015/02/atheism-morality-anti-theism/
The Chapel Hill shootings are a terrible tragedy. Three people were murdered, and it is possible that they were murdered for being Muslims. The man arrested for the murders is Craig Stephen Hicks and
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Agreed, hate is hate.  And everyone, the religious and the non-religious need to denounce hate and violence.
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My latest article on the Coho Data blog! Check it out!
Educate yourself on how flash storage much like aluminum has changed over time to do advances, commoditization and developing solutions as they need it.
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Great advice!
Read about the key three things to ask about at your next enterprise job, so you aren't caught by surprise about the culture, technology or company.
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Today's heathen blog update is a festive one! 
Today is Christmas Eve, and I will soon be entertaining with family and friends to celebrate the holiday. Now I could not care in the least about the name of the holiday being Christmas. The holiday h
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Happy Winter Solstice!
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Work
Occupation
Principal Sales Engineer
Employment
  • Coho Data
    Principal Sales Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Atlantis Computing
    Pre-Sales Systems Engineer, 2014 - 2014
  • Sentinel Technologies, Inc.
    Solutions Architect, 2012 - 2014
  • Trading Technologies, Inc.
    Sr. Systems Engineer, 1999 - 2012
  • Milliman & Robertson
  • Little Caesar's Pizza Land - a long time ago... :)
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Currently
Grayslake, IL
Previously
Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL - Grayslake, IL
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Introduction
I'm just a geek who loves technology and role playing games. I have a wonderful wife, two troublemaker kids, and in general a pretty normal but happy life.

I am also an atheist, embrace skepticism, try to be a scientist everyday regardless of my profession, and I believe that overall most people are good and sincere creatures that wish me no harm.

Call me crazy for that last one. :)

By the way, just because I am an atheist please do not add me to your circles if all you want to do is bash religion. Just because I am a liberal and tend to have progressive ideas please do not add me to your circles if you want to bash conservatives.

I want to communicate with people interested in solving problems, not who want to just point the finger at others. In fact, I'd rather talk to a conservative religious person who treats people with respect than an atheist liberal who talks down to others any day of the week.
Bragging rights
I have a damn good life, but if I'm supposed to brag - Me Write Well For http://GnomeStew.com Which Win Awards.
Education
  • National Louis University
  • Wright College
  • Northeastern University of Illinois
  • DeVry (started 2nd Bachelors, but didn't complete)
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