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Jon Swanson
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Lived in marquette, michigan
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Great data on AWS I/O Perofrmance.
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Totally agree. We're using rightscale and chef as well, so in most cases (if we've done it properly) it's only a click of a button or a one liner.  Still have to wait about 20 minutes for everything to finish converging though.
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Parkour seems like a really cool sport. And any mention of it makes me want to watch poorly plotted french movies.
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More impressive stuff done entirely in the browser, without flash or java.

You can play the actual games (a lot of fun) here: http://www.atari.com/arcade
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It loses a lot without your delivery +Jon Swanson 
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Some delightfully stereotypical pictures of the Republican National Convention.
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If there is anything worse than these clowns, something offering us even more insight into the sad psyche of the general population, is it this?

http://www.eonline.com/news/342326/honey-boo-boo-beats-republican-national-convention-coverage-in-ratings
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I grew up next to lake superior, and it seems like every year some idiot would try to walk out on the break-wall in the middle of a storm. The swim teacher for the high school, Mr. Carr, would actually devote an entire class each semester to explaining why, no matter how tough you think you are, if a sizable enough wave hits the breakwall you're going over.

This picture made me think of that.
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Odd how abandoned buildings and decay can be so beautiful. 
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Definitely
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More cool stuff with Javascript. Interesting how what was once considered a 'toy' language is becoming full featured and used for far more than just web UI.
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Pretty awesome.
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I used to assume 'birds' were far below mammals in terms of intelligence. Then I found out that magpies will remember your face for pretty much their entire life if you piss them off, use tools on their own, and can be trained to do all manner of interesting things.

Even the small songbirds have some interesting habits.
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Everything goes nuts at around the 1:45 mark.
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I think it's appropriate to say "FUCK!"
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Linux Systems Administrator work, plus random stuff.
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  • Playfish
    Senior Systems Operations Engineer, 2012 - present
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    Systems Architecture - Engineer, 2008 - 2012
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marquette, michigan - 和歌山市和歌山県日本 - green bay, wisconsin - 江戸川区東京都日本 - 熊谷市埼玉県日本 - 練馬区東京都日本
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I work for an internet advertising company trying to keep linux servers running, deploy procedures sane, and untangle 10 years of spaghetti cabling in the datacenter.   

I enjoy cycling, snowboarding, swimming, and riding my motorcycle.  On the less physical side I read way too much science fiction and fantasy, play Go from time to time, game weekly with friends, and frequently fail at StarCraft.

 
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  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
    Computer Science, 2001 - 2005
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