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Even by Chicago standards the weather here in the midwestern U.S. has been bizarre and extreme lately. We've seen giant walls of fog caused in part by a bitterly cold winter that chilled Lake Michigan, and numerous lightning storms that last for hours. Local videographer Craig Shimala was f
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Looking forward to the weekend in Pittsburgh! Free daytime concert at Schenley Plaza Saturday. Greek Food Festival Saturday night. Free evening concert at Hartwood Acres Sunday.
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Bruce Hornsby is playing at Hartwood Sunday night. 
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Breaking news: Another gaping hole in the encryption that secures the internet has been found. The just discovered SSL bug is 16 years old and leaves your computer vulnerable to attack. Get the details: http://wrd.cm/Sxywlu
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Would you know how could I extend Genesis to use the Zurb Foundation 5 "top-bar" mobile navigation classes? 
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Imagine Careers is a Pittsburgh startup placing & mentoring recent grads and mid-career professionals into the growing local tech industry. CEO & co-founder Mark Heckmann explains how the company started and how it seeks to reimagine job placement http://bit.ly/1r6e5v0
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First LDSD Test Flight a Success

A high-altitude balloon launch occurred at 8:45 a.m. HST (11:45 a.m. PDT/2:45 p.m. EDT) on June 28, 2014 with the near-space test flight of the agency's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD). At 11:05 a.m. HST (2:05 p.m. PDT/5:05 p.m. EDT), the LDSD test vehicle dropped away from the balloon as planned and began powered flight. The balloon and test vehicle were about 120,000 feet over the Pacific Ocean at the time of the drop. The vehicle splashed down in the ocean at approximately 11:35 a.m. HST (2:35 p.m. PDT/5:35 p.m. EDT), after the engineering test flight concluded. The test vehicle hardware, black box data recorder and parachute were all recovered later in the day.

This test was the first of three planned for the LDSD project, developed to evaluate new landing technologies for future Mars missions. While this initial test was designed to determine the flying ability of the vehicle, it also deployed two new landing technologies as a bonus. Those landing technologies will be officially tested in the next two flights, involving clones of the saucer-shaped vehicle.

Seen here is the saucer-shaped test vehicle being lifted aboard the Kahana recovery vessel, hours after the June 28, 2014 test of NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator over the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range.

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Really appreciate the work on this, Philip.
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This is incredible. I wish Pittsburgh, PA would be the first to buy a road from you.
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  • Fort Pitt Web Shop
    Principal Developer, 2014 - present
    WordPress developer and owner.
  • Web Communications Group
    Senior Consultant, 2011 - 2014
    Consultant for small business owners and non profits - focused primarily on broad web support, including: developing and explaining usage metrics, performing platform migrations, building and monitoring ad words campaigns, and WordPress development.
  • RAND
    Web Producer, 2006 - 2011
    Lead web technologies manager for the Health research division of the RAND Corporation. The Health research division is the world's most trusted source of objective health policy research.
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
    Faculty Librarian, 2004 - 2006
    Faculty reference desk and information systems computing librarian for UNCW, a campus in the top 5 largest of public university systems in the United States.
  • IBM
    IT Consultant, Global Services, 1999 - 2001
    Consult with other Fortune 100 companies on implementing IBM-driven technology solutions.
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Running a small business and a small family.  Not sure which is more challenging!
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Tremendous beers, great outdoor, family atmosphere. Exactly the place I want to hang out, hear live music outdoors, and eat great food on any given summer evening.
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reviewed 2 weeks ago
I'm so sorry we sent this to your country.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Very friendly team with lots of resources available on site to help customers.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
My family and I have stayed here twice. The first time we had our infant daughter. The second time we brought our (now older) daughter and a infant son. The family operating Stepping Stone were very accommodating and welcoming to us and our children. This is not a "working farm" I guess, but there are animals - goats, horses, chickens - and there are pastures, fences, barns, ponds, frogs, woods, deer, and so on. The property is set back in a pleasant saddle near the top of a longer valley. Not to say there is a view of the valley from the B&B (there isn't) but rather to say it is very private. It is a perfect respite from the hustle of the city. I want to say that this place is peaceful because it is. Though I have to qualify that statement by adding that one side of the property is bordered by an active train track. Some people may find this annoying, loud, and intrusive. If you don't like trains, be warned! But I found it simply awesome. I am no enthusiast of trains, but man is it cool to see these workhorse engines rattling through! You can hear them in the distance; the anticipation builds and builds as the engines get louder and louder. It is best at night when it is completely dark but you can hear the engine noise growing, and all at once the train lights burst through the woods from the far corner of the property line and flood the track and faraway fields. The cars sway and whistle past. It is invigorating. I love it. My kids love it. It is a special quirk that you aren't going to find at most other B&Bs. The evening bonfires are a treat. We sit and watch the sun settle over a line of trees along a distant hill. The fire crackles. The host of the B&B - a very calm, friendly, down to earth man - sits awhile and shares stories about the region and other interesting asides. The pasture lights up with what seems like a million fireflies. It's very centering for the soul.Very gratifying to share with your kids. Aside from the animals, evening bonfires, and exploring the fields, there is also the owners' personal garden. It is very nice to look at. If you time your visit right, either the strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries will be in season - and when they are, they are abundant! My daughter camped out at the blueberry bushes until her eyes turned blue. The B&B is a short drive from Confluence. There are a couple good options for dining in Confluence. More importantly for my interests, though, is that Confluence is on the Great Allegheny Passage bike trail. There is a bike rental shop in town. We rented some bikes and trailers (for the kids) and spent the day riding to OhioPyle. It's about 10 miles one way. We had lunch, ice cream, checked out the waterfalls - all good stuff. Rode back to Confluence just in time for naps. Almost forgot - the breakfasts! Very good. Everything was fresh and filling. Not too fancy, just old fashioned home style breakfast foods, coffee, fruit (did I mention the blueberries?), eggs, etc. We enjoyed our stay and plan to return. The owners made us feel like family. And really, that's how they run their business, I think. It isn't posh. It isn't pretentious. It's their home and you are their guests. They treat you like you've known each other all along and you're just a neighbor stopping by for a bowl of berries and a few cups of coffee.
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Maybe I shouldn't be surprised, but I really enjoy the menu at the museum cafe. They do a great job! The decor of the space is a bit dated but the food is great - better than the expected freezer-to-deep-fyer stuff I see in add-on eateries (food places secondarily attached to a main event). I do wish they offered a full menu during their weekly evening hours. If they did, I would be much more inclined to bring my family to the museum for dinner and enjoy a nice evening afterwards roaming the galleries. The nearby Phipps Conservatory does this.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Stopped in for some hot coffee. The staff were very friendly and active. The place was clean and roomy. The decor seemed a little off - like two competing design concepts were at play rather than one fluid interior. Am I modern? Am I retro? Am I an old fashioned clubhouse lounge? Am I a neighborhood corner shop? Am I a corporate ditto box? The coffee was indeed hot, and for two bucks I can't complain. The wifi was free, easy to connect, and reliable.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Two of us arrived about 9AM on a Sunday morning. We were seated outside immediately - no wait. We had a custom omelet and the Maryland omelet (crab, I added jalepenos). We also had coffee and fried green tomatoes. Sweet potato biscuits came with our entrees. Our meal was fantastic. Each bite was delicious and tasty. The coffee was a bit pricey at $3 per mug. But it was good coffee. Rich and flavorful. The floor was populated by attentive servers. Ours was not one of them - he was friendly but he unfortunately managed to stay away from our table for long stretches at a time.The table next to ours remarked about the same issue. Other staff had to be flagged down for coffee refills. Ahh. C'est la vie! When we left, the place was packed and there was a line out the door. The facilities were clean. I did not notice the decor - we ate outside and really just enjoyed the food so much I didn't notice what the interior looked like. Everything was tidy and orderly, though. Lots of happy diners, trays and trays of food coming out, smiling breakfasters all around. I would love to go back for lunch!
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago