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Marcie Lovell
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Attended New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Lives in Boulder Creek, CA
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There's no place like home. I don't live in town, I live in the wooded hills that overlook it (to the south east).
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Always amusing to see your current company shooting at your last company.
Norton and Symantec users should take "immediate action" to update.
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Hmmm, comforting. 
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Yeah, about that social awkwardness... you see a lot of it in tech. A bit of it runs in my family, and I have not escaped.
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It's not Monday, but how does it feel?
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I've just figured out the problem I have with "Social Justice Warriors". Since it might be considered inflammatory, I'll just let you know that I'm generally liberal and a traditional feminist. I've been on the outside of the establishment for most of my life in one way or another, but here's the thing:

If someone says they are not lying, you need to carefully inspect what they're saying, more so than if they hadn't made that declaration. If someone says they are not manipulating you, chances are that they are. If someone is ranting against the horrible things that gay people do, it's surprising how often they turn out to have gay leanings themselves.

And, if you are screaming that the social structure is unfair -- perhaps you are asking for something that's unfair all by itself.

I'm not saying that our system is perfect; things can always get better. But a college student who doesn't study shouldn't be getting good grades. If you're working in a minimum skill job, you are at the bottom of the economic heap -- don't expect to do as well as someone who's made hard efforts to gain skills and then made hard efforts to apply them and get ahead.

I dropped out of college a bit more than 30 years ago. I worked for most of a decade as an engineer without a degree. It wasn't fun. I didn't make a lot of money and no matter how economically I lived, I ended up in more debt at the end of each month. What did I do? I kept the 40 hour a week job, and I went back to school at nights. This occupied me for most of my 20s, and when it was done, I moved on with my life, trying to make things better. In less than three years, I tripled my income and I've kept going. None of this was easy, some of it took long hours, and it took a lot of self education.

Thirty years after I dropped out of college, I own a nice house, have a nice car, and I've done it myself. I didn't ask anyone to give me anything without giving them equivalent value.

So yeah, there is injustice, and the system needs to change. Those changes shouldn't cause people who've striven to succeed to lose what they've worked for, nor should it give things to people who have not made an effort to provide for themselves.

Sure, we can give away college educations for free... What does it actually cost though? If it means disbanding our military, we've been working as the world's police for decades, are we going to provide education for free at the cost of entire countries being plunged into hell? (I'm not saying we always make the right military decisions, but what would Russia be doing right now if we weren't out there? Anyone remember the Soviet Union? What would China do?)

Does "fair" actually mean "free" now? Does a protest of "it's not fair" mean "it's not free"?

I dunno. What we're doing isn't right and things need to change, but if someone's insisting they change in a particular way, chances are they haven't thought it through.
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Everything is in context. SJW is a term used to dismiss the concerns of women, sexual minorities, and people of color. Therefore...

I want a button that says "Social Justice Necromancer."
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I can see this. Nice idea.
Atelier a Pates, a small artisanal pasta shop in Thiefosse, France, has a booming business in radiatori, fusilli, spaghetti and penne made from seven percent pulverized crickets and grasshoppers. F…
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I'd try it.
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Lives change. They're all a bit older than me, but I'm old enough to remember their younger selves.

Do we all go more mainstream with age? I'm not exactly where I thought I'd end up when I was younger, but I'm probably a lot more comfortable.
What happens when you go from bassist to banker and punk rocker to priest?
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Boom.
Sea levels are rising faster in the Solomon Islands – and send a warning for the rest of the world.
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I knew there was a reason I do this.
Anyone who watches movies or any random TV series knows by now that the apocalypse will happen any day, leaving us to fend off an army of zombies/radicals/aliens/vampires/politicians. And because i…
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Trump does worry me. This is the best distillation of the issue that I've seen so far.
I know, I know… a John Oliver segment blogged on Monday morning. But you should watch this one, because it’s an attack on Trump of the sort that most media are too frightened and smarmy and s…
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Education
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
    Computer Science, 1980 - 1984
  • National University
    Computer Science, and Business, 1986 - 1989
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Relationship
In a domestic partnership
Story
Tagline
I should be more social
Introduction
Wat?
Bragging rights
I have now been hit by moving vehicles three times. Twice at high speed -- and yet I still live!
Work
Occupation
Technical Program Management focused on resource projections.
Skills
Software engineering, engineering management, and I build things.
Employment
  • Google
    Technical Program Manager, 2012 - present
    Program management, technical insights, projection of capacity needs and building tools to help.
  • Symantec Corporation
    Program Manager, 2010 - 2012
    Juggling software releases.
  • PGP Corporation
    Manager, 2007 - 2010
    Managed server engineering.
  • Mirapoint, Inc.
    Engineer, 1997 - 2007
    Built original admin backend and later focused on anti-spam and anti-virus.
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Currently
Boulder Creek, CA
Previously
Las Vegas, NV - Boulder, CO