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Honey Bees make wax.  Honey Bees draw combs. Honey bees go out in the Spring to locate nectar which they bring back and make wax from to draw out combs. There is a grave concern among some beekeepers that the flowers and plan...
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I have opened up a lot of honey bee nests in the process of doing my job as a pest control technician who works to keep bees alive.  My specialization, as it were. I have found honey bee nests in some interesting places and i...
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Have you noticed there are some pretty cool ponds and fountains around?  Look at many of the professionally landscaped locations that are installing ponds and fountains lately. Some of these are very cool, very nice looking. ...
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alright my IT type friends, here's my take on this whole XP debacle.

A great many local and other government offices still use XP.  The cost to do a city, county, state, wide rollout of a new OS is extremely high.

Many local govt's are stretched tight or are even so bad off as to be in ir near bankruptcy.  To afford such a rollout is almost unthinkable for many of them.

We can talk about installing a lower cost alternative like Linux, but the reality is that it still costs thousands, tens of thousands or more to do that. 

Personally, I am in favor of allowing, even requiring, local governments to go with opensource software. 

Over the long run, it has been shown that it is lower cost to maintain and update/upgrade.

It emphasizes the practice of using office apps that use open standards instead of proprietary ones that increase the RTI over time and forces artificial costs in "keeping up" with version bloat.

This XP breakpoint is going to wreak havoc for local governments and small businesses until they find a way to install something else.  I consider this akin to a major malware release that will interrupt a lot more than people realize.
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Actually, the support issue is different once there is a contract involved. Yes, there is a risk that a company will go out of business. But a company that remains in business and has a government contract is not free to say "yeah, we aren't really interested in that anymore, so we're just going to stop supporting it." The open-source community at large can do that. Additionally, if a company has a government contract, and a vulnerability is discovered that they feel is a low priority, the government has considerable leverage to say "we think it is high priority and needs a patch. Get to it." The government does not have that leverage over the general open-source community. Of course the company can renegotiate at contract renewal, phase out old software on established schedules, and that sort of thing, but there are rules and regulations that both parties have to abide by.

The "many eyes" idea of open-source is good. I personally think it provides robust security. But I guarantee you that the federal government does not find it sufficient. For example, an encryption module is not acceptable to the federal government simply because the open-source community is comfortable with it. It needs to be FIPS 140-2 validated or approved by the NSA.
I do security for U.S. Government networks. Regardless of my personal feelings or thoughts, I turn down software requests on a regular basis because nobody in the federal government has dedicated the resources to approving the requested software and big parts of it were written in particular parts of the world. It is often cheaper for the federal government to purchase a commercial solution from a U.S. company with a warranty than it is for them to recreate the work of hundreds of coders inspecting the open-source code written in Adversaryland. And once software has been sidelined by the feds, if a state or local government puts that software on their network and wants to connect to a federal network, they are likely to be denied. So adoption of software with FOCI concerns remains expensive for governments because it limits their flexibility and interconnectivity.

I fully agree with your thoughts on planning for future needs. Unfortunately, government budgeting processes create all sorts of havoc with rationality. Money you don't spend in one year goes away, and isn't in the budget the next, so "saving up" for a future need is virtually impossible. September is the most bizarre month in the government, as far as I'm concerned. Some organizations are so broke they are running out of basic office supplies, while others are buying anything they can get their hands on just to spend all their money and show that they really, really need every cent in their budget.

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Why do you use the hive that you use?  Is it because someone told you use it?  Did you inherit it or get it for free or nearly so? A very great number of beekeepers I talk to typically use the hive and methodology they do bec...
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Honey Bees make wax.  Honey Bees draw combs. Honey bees go out in the Spring to locate nectar which they bring back and make wax from to draw out combs. There is a grave concern among some beekeepers that the flowers and plan...
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The "Key" comb. My observations
I have opened up a lot of honey bee nests in the process of doing my job as a pest control technician who works to keep bees alive.  My specialization, as it were. I have found honey bee nests in some interesting places and in a lot of common places.  Soffi...
I have opened up a lot of honey bee nests in the process of doing my job as a pest control technician who works to keep bees alive.  My specialization, as it were. I have found honey bee nests in some interesting places and i...
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What's In Your Water?
Have you noticed there are some pretty cool ponds and fountains around?  Look at many of the professionally landscaped locations that are installing ponds and fountains lately. Some of these are very cool, very nice looking.  Some have fish but more ofen th...
Have you noticed there are some pretty cool ponds and fountains around?  Look at many of the professionally landscaped locations that are installing ponds and fountains lately. Some of these are very cool, very nice looking. ...
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"What have here people, is a failure to communicate."  We also have a failure to contemplate.  Any reading of the founding documents requires an appreciation of the context in which they were written. Too many people now have...
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How Do You Choose What You Use?
Why do you use the hive that you use?  Is it because someone told you use it?  Did you inherit it or get it for free or nearly so? A very great number of beekeepers I talk to typically use the hive and methodology they do because of someone else's influence...
Why do you use the hive that you use?  Is it because someone told you use it?  Did you inherit it or get it for free or nearly so? A very great number of beekeepers I talk to typically use the hive and methodology they do bec...
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I've been using an 8 frame Langstroth hive because the books I read when I was first getting started were mostly about Langstroth hives so I felt most comfortable with that idea. I chose 8 frame because it was a little smaller probably better for my little urban operation.
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Distributor of natural and non-toxic pest sprays, Driver.
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Beekeeping, professional driver, AD&D 1E DM,
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    Owner/ General Manager, 2010 - present
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    Truck Driver, 2010 - 2010
  • Lakeville Motor Express
    Truck Driver/Dispatch Manager, 2003 - 2009
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Saving the world, one bee at a time
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First off, if you promote liberal progressive-ism, socialism, communism or expect America to emulate other countries in the world, don't circle me, don't bother me.  I have no time or patience to waste on people who devalue the individual.  Collectivists should avoid me.

What I do:

Founder, President and Director of the Omaha Bee Club in the Omaha/Metro area in Nebraska.  The Omaha Bee Club is here to help local beekeepers bee successful.

Professional Integrated Pest Managementservices and bee conservation/pollination services

I am a distributor of Evictor and Nature's Defender Cedar Oil nob-toxic and natural  pest sprays with the ONLY legal label in Nebraska. I am also a licensed pesticide applicator in Nebraska.  If you are looking for ecologically responsible pest management services, please contact me.

What I am:  Husband, Father, Beekeeper

How I have fun: Game Master for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons First Edition/OSRIC

Things to know about my posts:

Most of my posts will have to do with bees, beekeeping, being an educated and active participant citizen and playing AD&D 1E

I believe in the American Constitution and I refuse to be labeled as a "conservative" or "liberal".  I am registered as an Independent because I believe political parties violate the spirit of the Constitution and contribute to most of the problems our government has.

I am a die hard individualist and I am also an isolationist.

You get no sympathy or pity from me if you expect everyone else to carry your water. 

God helps those who helps themselves, same goes for me.

Don't live beyond your means.

If you mess with my family, you had better hope the police catch you before I do.

The government is not here to protect people, it is supposed to protect individual liberties.  Individuals can protect themselves and each other.
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The variety of products available at Tomato Tomato is more than I thought it would be. and they keep working to bring more items in, especially since the new expansion. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about their products. The latter is especially important as most stores staff have little to no clue about where the products come from, how they are grown or made, etc... I would frequent this store even more if I lived closer to their location.
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Howard's is a truly family friendly restaurant. Three generations of my family has been eating there since it first opened on South 24th St. The food is first hand, the staff are friendly and treat you like family. The food itself is incredible.You just haven't had good Mexican food until you've been to Howard's
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This is a place that obviously puts people first. From offering free movies through the summer for low income families to hosting special and local elated events. The atmosphere and "personality" of Aksarben Cinema is always outstanding.
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