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Mark Holmes
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A Super Geek DBA, and more, from Alabama.
A Super Geek DBA, and more, from Alabama.

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Wake Up Call
Yesterday Jeannie and I had a bit of a wake-up call with eating habits and health. One of her best friends went to the ER with chest pains on Friday and they scheduled a quintuple bypass operation for Monday (yesterday) - that means it was serious. She's ...
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Just a few hours left to apply for Social Media credentials.  Aug 13  / Stennis Space Center, MS.
EDIT: Deadline EXTENDED to 5pm July 9. 
Want to say that you’ve actually witnessed rocket science? Apply to attend the Aug. 13 #NASASocial event in south Mississippi, where participants will get to watch us test a RS-25 engine that will eventually help carry humans deeper into space. For more information and to apply, visit: http://go.nasa.gov/1IEHcOl
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Very cool, New Horizons was launched nearly 10 years ago, is flying through space mostly automated and has enough redundancy to get through these problems.  Great engineering, NASA.  
Our New Horizons mission is returning to normal science operations after a July 4 anomaly and remains on track for its July 14 flyby of Pluto. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1H975ng #PlutoFlyby
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Yup, I've done the consultant gig a couple times now, learning hard lessons.  I'm dabbling again with a couple small part-time contracts, relearning how to keep everyone happy.  I can get the work done, that's no problem - but it's the business logistics, marketing, deadlines, communication... that's why 99% of us choose to get a "job."  A "job" is far easier. :)
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Cool. A rare opportunity to get amazing photos.
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Southern Fried Tofu - a blog about my Southern wife trying to go as vegan as possible for 90 days.  If you live in the South, you'll find this amusing.
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