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If they can't accept you at your worst.... They don't deserve you at your best....
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~ Aristotle
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Quite a few great places in NY that I'll miss disappearing before our very eyes [ http://bzfd.it/1AojMXz ].  New York certainly is changing [ http://bit.ly/1zBjyvh ] for sure for the better in some ways... but some things never go out of style... like the perfect charcoal suit, a Miles Davis album or the perfect martini (while dressed in the aforementioned suit with the aforementioned album playing in the background). Having great taste... and things that taste great... 

Guess I'll have find some new places...   #nyc   #classic   #food  
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Yeah! - always sorry to see great places disappear. How are you?! - good holidays?
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Gotta see that new hacker movie [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ1ZDlLImF8 ] when it hits... that's looking good... 
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highlight of my day..[ http://bit.ly/1BoMtX0 ]...
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A force field [ http://cnn.it/1zH6XWC ] around the earth? - How do they find this stuff out???!
New study reveals discovery of "force field" 7,200 miles above Earth that challenges existing theories of how "killer electrons" are held at bay.
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There are plenty of reasons to consider adopting #DevOps principals... faster turnaround, better quality, happier customers... but the rapid pace of change an growth of easily accessible options is quickly creating more reasons to grow capabilities.... like staying relevant  [ http://read.bi/1FLSTyR  ] to your constituency... 
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Definitely had my fair share of sushi and sashimi.... But first time tonight for sea urchin... Seems to be an acquired taste... 
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grilled squid is good, deep fried squid is awesome...but just plain? Not so much thanks LOL.  Eel, I haven't found a tasty way to eat it yet.
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Not sure what phone I really want... some days I get a little confused [ http://bit.ly/1xbQFrH ] at what I see and hear... Gotta go to the store and play with a #cellphone or two and see what feels good.

What I *do know is that I'm not getting left behind again... last time I got a phone there was a never ending stream of sources saying  the Droid DNA is [ http://cnet.co/1DpqeSH ] the "Most Awesome Droid ever". Which was fine till something else came out and I started getting android updates less and less frequently. I knew my phone was a "has been" when I went to buy a charger (from the Verizon store I got the phone from no less) and the clerk looked my phone and said "Nah, we don't have accessories for a...what kinda phone you say this was again?". Nobody ever seems to run out of Samsung or iPhone accessories... and when they break (like mine seems to do a lot lately) there's always a replacement.

Are there good reasons to pick [ http://bit.ly/1xc4ggJ ] the hot iPhone over the hot android? I certainly love the apple ecosystem and the phones are darned slick. But I've been with android since the beginning... and when I saw  +David Darby  had a  Galaxy N4 [ http://bit.ly/1tHzIC4 ], I started waffling on the whole iPhone thing... I love my android cause its slick, customizeable, and it takes me 15min to switch over all my apps and data to a new phone.

I was also wondering about Verizon's edge program [ http://vz.to/1uM8cV5 ]. It sure seems like it might be a good idea, but they've reshuffled the numbers such that its difficult to discern. Fortunately there are folks out there that'll break it down for me [ http://bit.ly/12XUgvW ] and make it a little easier to digest.

Counting down the days till renewal... 
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Sigh... Droid DNA is killing me. "SIM card not recognized" random times that shuts me down and forces me to reboot. Phone contract reup can't come soon enuf... debating on switching to Samsung Note or iphone 6+
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Customers I've talked to directly who like config mgt tools often like Chef and Puppet. Out of interest, I've been looking around on to see what else is actively in use (or growing) to better understand what needs or interests are driving their growth.

Today I heard a customer wants to talk about some of the #devops   tools I support relative to their interest in #ansible   [ http://bit.ly/1dD8rvt ]... Very cool because even though I've had them on my radar for a little while, this is the first time I've personally run across a large enterprise (though I know they're certainly out there)  who's moving in that direction. 

The Ansible choice is even more interesting considering the rise of #docker   [ http://bit.ly/1Dng990 ] as well as the beta release of docker containers for deployment on #bluemix [ http://ibm.co/12EUVmK ] and what appears to be a strong connection tween docker and Ansible [ http://bit.ly/1xkL9y2 ]

Has it ever been a more interesting time to be in IT?
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The Forbes article [ http://onforb.es/1tTkru6 ] mentioned how IBM is proposing BlueMix as an option to to deploy docker containers, but didn't mention much about architectural choices... wonder what route is Bluemix taking ... Diego [ http://bit.ly/1rVSw2k ], Decker [ http://bit.ly/1CL58xZ ], or something else? #Docker #BlueMix
This week’s DockerCon event in Amsterdam was set to be a high profile showing – the first time this white-hot open source initiative was showcasing itself in Europe. The event was somewhat overshadowed by an announcement from CoreOS that it is launching a competitive containerization initiative. But notwithstanding the blemish, the [...]
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