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I never understood the ramblings of the people who didn't even seriously try it back then. It was superior even then.
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Yesterday, #kansas had a blizzard, dangerous winds, massive fire, tornado threat, and temps in the 80s. Simultaneously.
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I drove by a burning bush that day as well. The FD showed up soon afterward but obviously the end is nigh!
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Taught my boys about Funnels & Buckets, an old DOS game, amusingly playable online at way to fast a speed at https://archive.org/details/msdos_shareware_fb_RRMAKER
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I came downstairs this morning and found a surprise waiting for me. Chairs from all over had been gathered up and arranged in rows, airline style. Taped to the wall was a “food court” sign. At the front was a picture of an airplane, decked out with the…
I came downstairs this morning and found a surprise waiting for me. Chairs from all over had been gathered up and arranged in rows, airline style. Taped to the wall was a “food court” s…
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When the ice comes, it can be both destructive and beautiful. Yesterday when I went outside, I heard a constant sound of branches cracking and falling. Our lawn has numerous limbs down on it.

But from the air, there's a beauty, and in some of these photos, a real messiness, to it. I went out today with the quadcopter and got these photos of what the world looks like from a few feet up as the ice begins to melt. About 2 dozen photos in this album. Enjoy.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskqdPaKo
Quadcopter photos after an ice storm
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I have a friend who hates printers. I’ll call him “Mark”, because that, incidentally, is his name. His hatred for printers is partly my fault, but that is, ahem, a story for another time that involves him returning from a battle with a printer with a…
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Here's a story I wrote with a bunch of memories and photos from my first year of flight: http://changelog.complete.org/archives/9636-a-year-of-flight
“Dad-o, I’m so glad you’re a pilot!” My 9-year-old son Jacob has been saying that, always with a big hug and his fond nickname for me (“dad-o”). It has now been …
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My blog post about visiting a small town: Free cars, sunsets, and Kansas

“Will you have a car I can borrow?” I asked. “Sure. No charge. There’s a sign telling you where to find the key.” It is pretty common for small airports to have a car for a pilot to borrow when flying in. This lets a person go into town for lunch, or…
“Will you have a car I can borrow?” I asked. “Sure. No charge. There’s a sign telling you where to find the key.” It is pretty common for small airports to have a car …
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Dinner last night started out all normal. Then Jacob and Oliver started asking me about printers. First they wanted to know how an ink jet printer works. Then they wanted to know how a laser printer works. Then they wanted to know what would happen if…
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“Would you like to hike a mountain?” That question caught me by surprise. It was early in 2000, and I had flown to Tucson for a job interview. Ian Murdock was starting a new company, Progeny, and I was being interviewed for their first hire. “Well,” I…
“Would you like to hike a mountain?” That question caught me by surprise. It was early in 2000, and I had flown to Tucson for a job interview. Ian Murdock was starting a new company, Pr…
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Back in the day, way back in the day perhaps, there were interesting places to hang out online. FidoNet provided some discussion groups — some local, some more national or international. Then there was Usenet, with the same but on a more grand scale.…
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+John Goerzen​​: I just left a longish comment on your blogpost, short upshot:

1. I don't know.
2. I miss this too.

I've done some poking at stuff to see what I can find, and you might find the results of a search across multiple sites / domains / TLDs using names from the Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers list of interest.

https://www.reddit.com/r/dredmorbius/comments/3hp41w/tracking_the_conversation_fp_global_100_thinkers/

Notably:

* Twitter is impressive, at 1.2 billion tweets, but Facebook shows over double that number of pages -- people and walls.

* Wordpress, Reddit, and Google+ are all roughly comparably sized in terms of public posts, and about 5% of Facebook's size by content.

* By volume, Facebook leads on FP36 references, but Wordpress has 72% of the volume on 5.2% of the pages. This is reflected in its FP/1,000pg ratio: 16.9, vs. only 1.22 for Facebook.

* On FP mentions per page, G+ does slightly better than Facebook, but not by much: 1.36 vs. 1.22.

* Reddit's FP36 pagecount is good relative to size, and particularly when you take a look at the discussion on individual pages, more on that later. The FP/1,000 ratio's respectable at 3.07.

* Looking at KK, the surprise for me is that G+ is far more ass-obsessed than Facebook: a 3.45 KK/1,000pg ratio vs 0.58 for Team Zuckerberg. This may be a shock to those who've praised Google's content quality....

* The real standout is Metafilter. Despite modest posting quantity, it has the highest FP/1,000pg ratio, and the second-lowest KK/1,000pg ratio (after Quora). This gives a 32.75 FP:KK rate. If Kim makes you retch, you're going to be happier in general on Metafilter than anywhere else.

* LiveJournal and Medium are both comparatively KK-obsessed. That comes as a surprise, and looking into why might be interesting.

My recommendations:

1. For large participation, look to Reddit. There are subreddits for virtually every possible topic. You can create your own subreddit as well, including private ones.

2. For intelligent conversation, consider Metafilter. Small size, but admirable S/N.

3. There's a ton of quality content on blogs, but audience development sucks. There's a possible opportunity here.
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I am so saddened by the news this week. The attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Mali. The reaction of fear, anger, and hate. Governors racing to claim they will keep out refugees, even though they lack the power to do so. Congress voting to keep out refugees.…
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IT Director, programmer, sysadmin
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  • eFolder, Inc.
    VP of IT and Engineering, 2011 - present
  • Mennonite Bethesda Society
    Chair of Board of Trustees, 2005 - 2012
  • Self-employeed
    Consultant, Developer, and Author, 1999 - 2012
  • Excel Industries, Inc.
    IT Director, 2002 - 2011
  • Software in the Public Interest, Inc.
    President & Chairman of the Board, 2003 - 2006
  • Progeny Linux Systems
    Sr. Software Developer, 2000 - 2001
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Author, Programmer, Amateur Radio Operator, Dad, Kansan
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I live out on an old farmstead in rural Kansas that once belonged to my grandparents. The nearest paved road is about 3 miles away, and the nearest town (population 600) is 7 miles away. I have two incredible boys, ages 3 and 6.

My hobby and profession involves programming and system administration. I have released many programs as Free Software, which you are welcome to download, examine, and share. I am a developer for the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, and have been since the late 1990s. I've written some books about programming and operating systems.

Hobbies

I have a lot of them: amateur radio, bicycling, photography, philosophy, literature, rail travel, etc.  There is a better list on my personal website.

Volunteer Interests

I'm a developer for Debian GNU/Linux, chair of the board for Mennonite Bethesda Society (a non-profit operator of a nursing home), a volunteer for the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Skywarn.

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Please visit my website.

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Still managed to keep that 5th antenna off my car
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