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Cliff Frost
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Berkeley, CA, USA
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Very interesting.
Aston Motes, currently chief software architect at Merchbar, on diversity in Silicon Valley: "the pipeline is kind of up to the gatekeepers"
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When I played basketball for UCLA, I learned the hard way how the NCAA's refusal to pay college athletes impacted our daily lives. Despite the hours I put in every day, practicing, learning plays, and traveling around the country to play games, and despite the millions of dollars our team ...
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Cute alert! Many of my friends have been posting adorable kitten pictures so I feel obligated to join in. Our domesticated ferals near Gettysburg, PA. 
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These pics are soo cuuuuttttttteeeeeee
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Interesting reading.
Tea Partiers say you don't understand them because you don't understand American history. That's probably true, but not in the way they want you to think.Late in 2012, I came out of the Lincoln mov...
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A video for cat lovers!
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Brilliant video!  Many thanks to the NYT for the pointer, this makes the case for Net Neutrality pretty clearly.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)
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It just doesn't get any better than Martha Stewart magazine explaining how to host a Punk Rock theme-party:

http://www.marthastewart.com/1085315/party-themes-punk-rock

In fact, I think it has to have been a plant to try to get viewers to the Martha Stewart web site.  Ok, I'm happy to give something this awesome a few page views!

Found at:

http://www.lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com/2014/10/throwing-punk-party-right-level-tasteful-decor
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Monster taking a break.
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+Terry Gray Heh, Sherry was stuck once Monster got up there.  Another sly cat trick.
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I certainly felt the quake during the night. I remember it but I didn't wake up much--it got incorporated in whatever dream I was having.

The dogs were silent.

No damage here as far as I can tell.
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I liked this book quite a lot and recommend it to my sci-fi appreciating friends. I have no connection, commercial or other, with this author or book or publisher, etc. Bummer.  ;-)
On a remote, icy planet, the soldier known as Breq is drawing closer to completing her quest. Breq is both more than she seems and less than she was. Years ago, she was Justice of Toren–a colossal starship with an artificial intelligence linking thousands of corpse soldiers in the service of the Radch, the empire …
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Yay!  Go Libraries!!!

I've been working on this, and will be working on the roll out.

June 20, 2014
 
 
TO:                 CLA MEMBERS/ SYSTEMS/ NETWORK CONTACTS
 
FROM:           Mike Dillon, CLA Lobbyist
                       Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyist
 
RE:                 News From the Capitol
 
 
GOVERNOR SIGNS 2014-15 BUDGET – LIBRARY MONEY IS PROTECTED
 
Shortly before 10 a.m. this morning, Governor Jerry Brown joined new Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg at a Budget signing event in San Diego.  Before members of the press, the Governor signed SB 852, the main Budget bill, which contains new funding to enact the Governor’s plan to connect public libraries to a high-speed, broadband backbone operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC), as well as new funding for the California Library Services Act and the state literacy program.  We are grateful to the Governor, the legislature and CLA members and supporters who wrote letters, participated in Day In the District, and made personal calls to legislators this year. 
 
The Governor also released a formal summary document and a list of very modest veto items, as there had been great collaboration between the legislative leaders and the Governor in crafting this year’s 2014-15 Budget.  The summary document notes the following good news for public libraries:
 
“Significant adjustments:
 
·          High-Speed Internet Access – the Budget includes $3.3 million General Fund to provide public libraries access to high-speed Internet to better meet the demands of today’s library patrons.  This includes $2.3 million to allow California’s public library branches to access a statewide, high-speed Internet network, and $1 million General Fund on a one-time basis for grants to public libraries that require equipment upgrades to connect to a high-speed network.
 
·         One-time Local Assistance Funding – The Budget includes $3 million General Fund for local library programs, including $1 million for literacy programs.”
 
In the case of the second bullet, this funding will be added on to the existing baseline for the California Library Services Act and the literacy program.  You will note that the Governor’s document makes reference to the Local Assistance Funding being “one-time” in nature.  Technically, all items in the annual Budget bill are “one-time” in nature unless there is agreement that they be ongoing appropriations.  Since the Governor has made it clear that he wants to proceed with great prudence as the economy continues to stabilize, we believe this is why he has characterized the new money as “one-time” in nature.  During the Fall, CLA will work actively to make our case as to why the new money should be continued in subsequent Budgets.
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Network & IT Infrastructure, Cloud Services
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  • CENIC.org
    Senior Advisor, Cloud Services, 2012 - present
  • Self Employed
    Independent Consultant, 2012
  • UCB
    Director, Infrastructure Services, 2006 - 2009
  • University of Hawaii
    Director, Technology Infrastructure, 2009 - 2010
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Berkeley, CA, USA
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Santa Barbara, CA, USA - Woodstock, England - Berkeley, CA, USA - Strasbourg, France - Paris, France - Corsica, France - Honolulu, HI, USA
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Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA.  While growing up we lived in England a couple of years.  After undergrad at Cal, went and lived in France for almost a year.  

Worked in IT at Berkeley for a really long time (25+ years) and loved it.  Saw first-hand the development of many cool things and got paid to play with them as well; including BSD Unix, ARPAnet, Usenet, VM/CMS, WISCNet, NSFNet (specifically BARRNET), NTP, The Internet, perl, Gopher, WAIS, the WWW, and on and on.  

Ended up in management; first data networking, then data+voice, then data+voice+data center+systems. Worked at University of Hawaii for a year doing all that.  

Did consulting part time out of Berkeley on IT infrastructure projects.  Now working at CENIC (www.cenic.org) helping chart Cloud Services directions.

Still love the ocean, getting wet, hiking, all parts of Santa Barbara I never lost.
Bragging rights
Still married! Almost 30 years together. At one time (in 2004) ranked 53rd in the US (Windsurfing, specifically course racing Formula gear)--ps please don't ask how many people were ranked, it wasn't much more than 53...
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Biostatistics, 1979 - 1981
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Statistics, 1974 - 1978
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