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Allan Clark
Works at Virtual Instruments Corporation
Attended Royal Military College of Canada
Lives in Greater Seattle, WA, US
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FakePosters.com: Demotivational Posters for those with way too much free time! Browse or create your own demotivational poster.
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lol.  really good 
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so 0%1000 ways... that's 8 ways...
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"The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.." ( from http://gizmodo.com/5832245/atts-new-text-plan-overcharges-you-by-10000000 -- yes, the quote is unrelated to the content... but it's good too.)
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Actually, "contribute" means "to give (money, time, knowledge, assistance, etc.) to a common supply, fund, etc.". Now, you can debate "give" as to "by force" or "by the common decision of the republic which you, as a citizen, caused to be elected", but "contribute" is an accurate word.

I think the act of taking apart an argument word-by-word in that fashion is called "nitpicking", but I haven't looked it up :)
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yeah... but I love this photo: the day was so bright, I felt so positive. The colours there are so vivid, they'd need to make special film.
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There are decisions that can bite you in the end; choosing is the non-aggressive power that expresses your values and morals without being passive-aggressive (which I define as causing others to fight your battles for you out of misplaced empathy).

Anna Wintour clearly has an image of her attendees, and even a $25k buy-in won't get just anyone in the door. In my markets, her stock rose on that decision.

How does she feel about The Situation and Snookie? (or is that "Snooky"?)
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wow... drive-by pornoscanners spreading random radiation. classy.
[UPDATE BELOW] Presumably sick of all the bleeding heart liberals whining about civil rights, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly has devised an elegant solution to sidestep the controversy over his department's stop and frisk policy. Speaking at a State of the NYPD breakfast this morning, Kelly announced that the NYPD is developing a kind of infrared technology that will enable police officers to detect whether individuals are carrying guns under their ...
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hey ping me when you can
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Thank you, Google Plus, for pushing Facebook into this: https://www.facebook.com/about/sharing/
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Haha... I hope G+ doesn't turn out to be the Chrome of social networking. Or for that matter, Google Docs, Google Sites, or any of the other so-so Google products...
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"two"... :) Sorry, it's just silly, but seeing AC giggling like a kid is just funny...
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Work
Occupation
SAN Sr Field Engineer
Employment
  • Virtual Instruments Corporation
    Sr Field Application Engineer, 2009 - present
    Train customers on the basics of FibreChannel to the discovery of low-level issues in their SAN; installation advice or performing installs; scripting and tools to reduce the effort and cost involved in these tasks.
  • Phorm
    Hardware Engineer, 2007 - 2008
    Manage Datacenters: LDAP, RADIUS, DNS, NTP, NIS, static DHCP, RHSatellite/Kickstart, hardware installation, PtP FibreChannel, Load Balancing. Reduced the Datacenter crypto-wipe/reinstall tasks to a basic 2-minute job.
  • Motorola
    Software Architect, 2005 - 2007
    Between Design, PM, and Development faces, deconstructed complex enhancements to individual component-level changes to achieve the desired improvements with minimal coding effort and API overlap, reducing development risk and churn. Individually chased down and resolved memory over-commit, Clearcase build faults, BDB obscurity. Incorporated SQLite as the component-level standard going-forward, and standardized 3 lines of Motorola on that facility. Represented Motorola at LiMo Foundation, achieving consensus on datastore fundamentals and maintenance actions (in a non-Motorola team!)
  • CECWireless
    Software Architect, 2004 - 2005
    Development improvement and enhancement for CECW C8000 which was released as Philips 968 handset. Managed technical relationship with Korean outsource, and transported product development back to Beijing. OSS Licensing challenges and build optimization. Toolchain formalization. BDB issues.
  • Santa Cruz Operation
    Services Engineer, 1998 - 2004
    Customization and delivery of the Mass Install Toolkit and UNIX Replication Kit (MIT and URK). Later, project lead for Smallfoot Toolkit, a demand/dependency-based embedded-linux toolkit which was released in Beta 2003.
  • DND
    Lieutenant, 1990 - 1996
    Army Signals. Military Mobile units. M1000, Inmarsat, and Intelsat. VSPAT project manager/instructor (G6, IntOC). RMC 19548.
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Greater Seattle, WA, US
Previously
Libertyville, IL, US - Jersey City, NJ - Seoul, Korea - London, UK - Kingston, ON, Canada - Calgary, AB, Canada - Campbell River, BC, Canada - JiuXianQiao, Beijing, China - DongChengQu, Beijing, China
Story
Introduction
Attention to details helps me excel as an engineer.

My nieces are helping me settle down after far too much travel.  It's amazing what their learning teaches us all.
Bragging rights
My laptop has dust from 13 countries in it, and still works; I've been to altitudes of 5220m and -17m, and I mostly still work.
Education
  • Royal Military College of Canada
    Electrical Engineering, 1990 - 1994
  • Queens' University at Kingston
    Masters of Computing Science, 1996 - 1998
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金鱼 克拉克-艾伦 อเลน
Coming from a mixed and waning past of various defensive styles, I found Tora Dojo -- both Sensei Izzy and the other members -- very accepting of what I learned or mis-learned differently, and very helpful in transcribing from one style to another. Not so formal -- he occasionally joked about my Karate -isms -- but it was done in a way that is inclusive, not divisive. It's one thing to have the technical knowledge, and draw in those who also share accurate in-depth training, but Sensei Izzy brings as well a beneficial attitude that -- attending other training spaces -- I know is truly rare and special. Tora Dojo is a friendly, good-natured, helpful place to learn, joke, and personally evolve.
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This is a great place: it's not a restaurant of course, but it's a few people offering tastes (no charge -- it's no Mac&Jack's "$10 for 4 tastes only!") and fill up your growlers (half-gallon jugs) for a great price. The various beers they offer might not all please your palate, but given their variety, most people will appreciate one or two. The people behind the counter are funny, answer all manner of questions (good or stupid ones) and generally seem to be enjoying themselves. I'm also a fan of the beer, we make the trip regularly from NE Redmond.
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This location is more of a small 20'x20' sales office and kitchen neighbouring on an abandoned lot that was probably a nursery selling ponds and goldfish. Now, you can buy your beer, order food, and walk out to the lot next door, sit on folding chairs or stumps, and someone will bring out your food. Wear your workboots, bring your dog, bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Sadly, I'm conflicted: the decor leaves something to be desired, but the other patrons' dogs wandering by looking for snacks was indeed unique (I'm a dog person) Taste their beer; it'll decide whether this becomes an extension of your backyard, or you skip this place. It's either a total dump, or the best place you've been. Judge by the beer. Be aware: the location is actually back off the road, it's closer to the main road (SR-522) to the north, so keep a watch out for the yellow sign by the road. Bad for dates, good for sitting in the sun after a baseball game.
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