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Jon Lasser
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As you can see from the picture, a story of mine is being published in the May 2014 issue of Penumbra, their superhero issue. It's a very small story, but I'm proud of it, and it's my first paid fi...
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My short story "The Angel of Hunger" was published in the newest issue of SFSU's literary magazine, Fourteen Hills. It's a bit outside of my literary fiction that's been published before, with at least one toe in the speculative fiction waters. It was a hard piece to find the right home for, but I'm proud of the story and where it ended up.
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I've been a big Tim Krieder fan since his comic started in Baltimore's "City Paper" what seems like a lifetime ago. (Some of the early comics were lame, but you could tell where he was going...) And I agree with him about the busy thing, though I'm more guilty than many of engaging in it...
Tim Kreider argues that unless you're "pulling back-to-back shifts in the I.C.U. or commuting by bus to three minimum-wage jobs," all that blabbing about the amount of work you have probably means you're doing it wrong: If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of people tell you how busy they are.... Almost everyone I know is busy. They feel anxious and guilty when they aren’t either working or doing somet...
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I was wondering if that was the same Tim Krieder.
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This is a pretty good list of principles for organizing oneself and making aesthetic decisions -- not surprisingly exactly the strong suit of a curator.
A few years ago, when Joshua Tree-based, internationally exhibiting artist Andrea Zittel was featured at Vancouver Art Gallery, I asked the question, "Is Andrea Zittel a self-help artist?" I mentioned her 2005 list of "things I know for sure ," but this morning, departing Frye curator/incoming Reel Grrls director Robin Held emailed me the list, and I thought you might like to see the whole thing. Some of them are obvious to me, but others I need...
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My stock headshot. It's been a few years, should probably find a new one...
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That sort of mischievous look that says, "I'm in the know. Don't mess with me."
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OK, so it's the first day of statistics class and the room is packed. Students are crammed at tiny desks, shoulder to shoulder. The professor walks to the lectern, and the terrified students are silenced.

"Look at the person to your left," the professor says. The crowd dutifully looks to the left. "Look at the person to your right," he instructs, and the crowd follows. "One of you will not pass this class."

"Now stretch out your hands," he says. Everybody does so, uncomfortable as it is to do so in such a packed room.

"Those are your error bars."
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Come see me read at Hugo House on October 15th for the Spartan release party!
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If Schneier says it's not an empty act to sign this petition, who am I to disagree?

I'll sign.
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A tiny, but powerful piece up at matchbook today called The Affair by Jon Lasser. You’ll want to read this.
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That's my boy! Wakes up as slowly and lazily as his daddy. (Though I don't windmill my arms, maybe because I already know how they work.)

I just noticed I didn't mention his accident in my stream. Poor kiddo had his first 911 call, emergency room visit, and hospital admission last Sunday. He's all right (now), but boy was it scary.
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Aww. I like how it ends on a smile, even if it's "just gas." So glad his little punkin' head is OK.
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Worked last night until 11 pm, capping a 60+ hour workweek. Today, some number of work calls and mail, and now on a call since 10:30. I need a break.
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+Eric Youngblut Yes, that was us. Since you're on vacation, you did the right thing in ignoring us.

+Bill Davidsen This isn't a regular problem, but July was a crazy set of (I hope) statistically anomalous customer emergencies. The challenging part is that I'm the guy who's supposed to be hiring additional people to make sure nobody's on call to much. I have the headcount, just not the heads.

+Jeremiah Voris I do my best, but oncall is oncall...

+Jerry Bastida Yes. This week is out for me. When can you beer?
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New, updated "help wanted" ad posted. Looking for three people to join my team. Do you have any leads?
email this posting to a friend seattle craigslist > seattle > jobs > software/QA/DBA/etc jobs. please flag with care: [?] miscategorized prohibited spam/overpost best of craigslist. Avoid sca...
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  • University of Colorado
    2003 - 2003
  • Goucher College
    Philosophy, Creative Writing, 1994 - 1998
  • Edgemont High School
    1993 - 1994
  • Hastings High School
    1990 - 1993
  • Hastings Middle School
    1986 - 1990
  • Hillside Elementary School
    1984 - 1986
  • Fieldston Elementary School
    1980 - 1984
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  • Context Relevant
    Staff Sustaining Engineer, 2014 - 2015
  • Isilon Systems
    Technical Manager, Post-Release Engineering, 2005 - 2014
  • Cluestick Consulting
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  • SkyNetWEB / Affinity Internet, Inc
    Unix Systems Administrator, 2000 - 2001
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
    Unix Systems Administrator, 1998 - 2000
  • EMC / Isilon Systems
    Factory / Cloud Architect, 2016 - present
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