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I'll be headlining the #CiscoUCS  User Group Meetup in Austin, Texas on March 26. Come talk Big Data, Apache Drill, UCS hardware, and #vBeers  with us!
Final Agenda - One Meetup, two presenters!  Cisco Consulting Systems Engineer Robert Novak  Before joining Cisco, Robert was managing one of the biggest C-Series environments integrated with UCS Manager running big data. He has spoken at Strata + Hadoop World NYC 2014, Big Data Everywhere 2015, and will be speaking at Cisco Live US San Diego. Robert is a Cisco Champion Emeritus and is a VMware vExpert. Big Data Resiliency Where will you be when...
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This is today's meat project. A three pound tri-tip roast in the style of the Cowgirl Tri-Tip.
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Some people make me proud to no longer be in the sysadmin community. Sigh. 
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So @PacktPub is 10 years old; they're offering all of their ebooks for $10 each through Saturday. bit.ly/1q8vtgN for more details. Be sure to check out their new #CiscoUCS book while you're waiting for the @CiscoPress one to come out :) on.rsts11.com/1rTQ6MZ
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If you're advocating, bragging about, or otherwise thinking you're advancing gender equality, randomly change the genders in your statement and see if you still agree. If not, you're actually part of the problem.
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Why can't I +1 this more than once?!!?!
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Reminder: Cisco and MapR are hosting a Big Data Everywhere all-day event in the Seattle area next Thursday (January 29th) at the Westin Bellevue.

It's a $49 event including breakfast, lunch, and happy hour afterward -- sorry, even as a keynote speaker I can't get you free tickets -- and you'll have a chance to hear from high level and in-the-weeds big data people (including yours truly) and meet some co-sponsoring vendors as well. 
Big Data: It's Everywhere. And So Are We. Big Data Everywhere is an all-day Hadoop event aimed at helping organizations understand the technical, business and practical aspects of Hadoop and related technologies. After extremely successful events in Chicago and Atlanta, we're proud to announce ...
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Seems like a fair perspective, and what I would consider an obvious context and sense of proportion. I hope both sides, and people outside the situation altogether, continue to appreciate your even-handed take on the whole mess. I do. 
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I kinda thought this might be the case; either this, or not as much funding from Girl Scouts. 

There's no reason to force or attempt to bully a non-profit organization to offer classes if nobody's coming to them. Although if you want to put your money where your Internet mouth is, I'm sure you could send a donation.
 
You Can't Force Girls To Be Interested In STEM Regardless Of How Much You Want Them To Be

The Carnegie Science Center responded with a long and honestly pretty reasonable post, promising that they do feel very strongly about supporting women in STEM but they just haven't seen much interest in anything except [long, sad sigh] "Science with a Sparkle":

Regarding Girl Scout-specific programming, we have struggled when it comes to enrollments for our Girl Scout programs. In the past, we have offered engineering, chemistry, and robotics programming for Girl Scouts. We created programming to go along with the new Journeys that Girl Scouts use. Unfortunately, no troops signed up for these. The programs that consistently get enrollments are "Science with a Sparkle" and our Sleepovers at the museum.
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Insufficient data. Although based on the two girls of that age in my life, on on either coast, I have to believe that some/many/most would be able to assert what they wanted and eventually get traction.

I'm mostly happy to see that, despite the clickbait aggro headlines from folks like Jezebel, the science center should be off the hook for the absurd criticism they were getting piled on them. 
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I make big data make sense, on a good day. I also make coffee, and make it shoot out people's noses.
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Timelord, writer, photographer, system administrator, caffeinator/caffeinatee, tapwater conch. I collect old and useless/useful technology, do networking and storage when I have to, and wear a fez. Fezzes are cool.
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Born in Tennessee somewhere near a burial ground, where I used to give tours. Grew up within 3 hours of Lake Michigan. Took a degree in broadcasting and turned it into a system administration career. Make coffee for friendly coworkers.
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I've done standup comedy at Rooster T Feathers 6 times, placed in the top 14 of my round in the new talent contest twice, and peed next to a future Nobel laureate in the men's room once.
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  • Manchester College
    Communications, English, 1988 - 1993
  • Ball State University
    Information & Communication Sciences, Computer Science, 1993 - 1994
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I stayed at Joshua Grindle Inn back in 2000, when Jim and Arlene owned it. Great breakfast, and the owners made us feel very welcome. Kept meaning to get back, after a great stay in the Library room, but somehow it just never happened... until this month. Now Charles and Cindy are the owners, but it's still the same beautiful inn, with the same great handmade breakfast and excellent hospitality. We stayed in one of the Cypress rooms, with a fireplace, a deep soak tub with whirlpool, a pair of stone rabbits guarding the porch, and an eclectic selection of books in the bookcase. In-room coffee was a welcome touch upon arrival and in the morning before breakfast (who can leave the room without at least one cup?). The bed was one of the new ones and was very comfortable. The robes were convenient, but mine reminded me that I should be losing a few pounds. We had a nip of brandy in the parlor before heading down for dinner--some great choices within walking distance. I meant to stop back by in the morning to try out the harmonium in the parlor, but I guess I have something to plan for next time. I have no intention of letting another twelve years pass before going back. And hopefully next time we'll get to spend a couple of days there. It's worth the drive from the Bay Area, and we're already looking forward to returning.
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