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On the Road: Chicago

So I find myself on the road in Chicago as of Sunday, doing a round of technical interviews in my effort to take the next step in my career progression. Not a very long stay but the view from my hotel room at night was great, really captured the feel of the city at night…

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New Digs

So I am moving and took the opportunity to change my desk setup to something a lilttle more focused from my previously insane configuration. Behold an actual matched pair of 24″ screens on a mount where I will hopefully be churning out all sorts of new projects (like YeRP – Yet another Ripping Portal that…

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Patching CentOS 7 (and overcoming problems)

So I was working on patching some of my Icinga infrastructure at work, and it seems that sometimes libyajl breaks things, as illustrated below root@icingasatellite ~]# yum update Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, rhnplugin This system is receiving updates from RHN Classic or Red Hat Satellite. Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile epel: mirror.optus.net Resolving Dependencies –>…

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Project: hockey-info

So I don’t always have great cell phone service, sometimes its weak 4G or even not 4G at all so modern designed apps suffer when bandwidth is a trickle at best. I would be away from home trying to find out whats going on with a Caps game and the NHL app would just be…

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The cooler the eggs the harder it is to resist the urge to count them prior to hatching

Its Over

EDIT: So according to this it was an employer that tipped off the police, but my rant still stands Michele Catalano was looking for information online about pressure cookers. Her husband, in the same time frame, was Googling backpacks. Wednesday morning, six men from a joint terrorism task force showed up at their house to…

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Score!

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/politics/senate-guns-vote/index.html?hpt=hp_c2 I hope Senator Feinstein cries her self to sleep tonight and Obama drinks himself to sleep, for once congress actually gets it right!

Twitter bombing eh?

#NowIsTheTime to demand congress not waste time making pointless legislation that will only be used to further infringe upon the rights of law abiding citizens

Inauguration Waste

I may harp on a lot of shit the government does but nothing quite tops the senseless waste that is the Inauguration. ¬†Some absurd levels of spending go on every 4 years even when its a 2nd term for the sitting POTUS, its not like we need to be introduced to him for the first…

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