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Ewan Grantham
Works at United Services Automobile Association
Attended Mississippi College
Lives in San Antonio, Texas
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Photos from my recent hike.
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To Build the Perfect Car Phone Holder, first start with TWO Car Phone Holders
Since about December, I have been trying to find a way to use my Nexus 6 with Google Play Family to be my main music source in the car. I was getting a bit tired of the Slacker pre-recorded bits playing several times a week (not sure if their DJs aren't get...
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Why the Maven should be your next "car"
Hopefully everyone has seen GM's announcement about their new "Maven" service which has just started in Ann Arbor, Michigan this past week, and is supposed to roll out to the rest of the country over the next year or so. For $12 an hour, with no membership ...
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Using Amazon Cloud Drive with 4+ TB
February is coming, and I am in the planning period for my yearly tech upgrade. Every year since 2009 this has included buying two external disk arrays to allow me to hold my increasingly large collection of photos and videos with some semblance of a chance...
February is coming, and I am in the planning period for my yearly tech upgrade. Every year since 2009 this has included buying two external disk arrays to allow me to hold my increasingly large collection of photos and videos with some semblance of a chance to restore everything if an array ...
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Panorama of the courtyard of Mission San Jose from a visit a week ago

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Sakura - San Antonio Style - Shot from the SA Japanese Tea Garden
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Doing the Chromebook "thing"
Typing this from an Acer Chromebook 15 - core i5 model with 4 gigs of RAM and decent (though not particularly generous) SSD. Boots in approximately 7 seconds, as advertised. Ties into my google accounts and so all my "stuff", at least the online portions, i...
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Refreshing Yoga with Ubuntu 15.10
Note - The following is a bit long because I think it's useful to see how I got to where I am from where I started. You have been warned... :-) So this started a couple weeks ago when I was trying to figure out if for my yearly technology refresh I wanted a...
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The Problem with the Cloud is it's still Physical
Trying to do an rclone sync today and keep getting: 2016/01/23 16:23:18 Amazon cloud drive root '': Couldn't list files: Get https://cdws.us-east-1.amazonaws.com/drive/v1/nodes?filters=parents%3Ad7yxwkFUSFSm_K8YMmQwMA: dial tcp 176.32.102.133:443: connectex...
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Buying or Selling a Connected Home - Some Issues to Consider
Just finished setting up a Nest home with Nest Protect and the like. First issue that came up was how to let the SO be able to set the thermostat, check the cameras, etc. While the dropcam app used to allow you to SHARE an account, there is no such capabili...
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B&W Treatment for a shot of Mission San Jose from a visit a week ago
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Work
Occupation
Project/Program Manager
Employment
  • United Services Automobile Association
    Project/Program Manager, 2010 - present
  • EGAWorks
    Consultant, 2009 - 2010
  • Southwest Research Institute
    Project Manager, 2002 - 2009
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Currently
San Antonio, Texas
Previously
Loveland, Colorado - Andover, Minnesota - Anoka, Minnesota
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Architect, Project Manager, Photographer, and occasional Author
Introduction
Architect, Project Manager, Analyst and Programmer with almost 30 years of experience. Contributing author to several books. Hobbies include Photography, Hiking, Manga, Anime, and Creating Games.
Bragging rights
Former Editor of Radius Magazine
Education
  • Mississippi College
    Computer Science, 1983 - 1987
  • University of Denver
    Physics, 1980 - 1982
  • Thompson Valley High School
    1977 - 1980
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Good food with an emphasis on alternative meats and very friendly and attentive staff. Ate hear several times during our recent trip and was never disappointed.
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One of many great views along Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Would be a 4 star compared to most other hotels in Raton. Great staff, and a complementary Hot breakfast make this a step above most places in the area. However, rooms are a bit pricey, and you will likely get to know your neighbors through the walls. Accessible rooms are available, but these are also the dog allowed rooms - so be careful if you have allergies.
Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Work is still progressing on the renovation, but still plenty to do and see here. Park is free, parking not so much.
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reviewed a month ago
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When you first enter the room you find a note about the couch - which in our room was just a recliner for one - and a fly swatter on a hook. Doors in the two rooms I visited with others were similarly appointed and all had gaps that should have had repairs. Complementary breakfast had no hot food save for toast. Some great common areas, but lack of insulation in the rooms means you will hear them regardless. Price is high, but only slightly more so than most in Estes Park. Bathrooms have an odd layout, and are not designed for accessibility. Front doors all seem to be missing a step which can also trip you up (literally).
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Historic location with prices to match. Rooms are on the small side, and with multiple tours a day, the place is always very busy. On site restaurants are conveniently located, but are also very expensive. Good location for getting to Rocky Mountain National Park, but parking issues mean you may do most of your hiking on site.
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reviewed a month ago
Reasonably quick and reasonably priced
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