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Spamalot / Re: was planning on hitting up orlando studios
« on: August 29, 2016, 05:50:20 PM »
checked out the recently opened HP World in this year, mid-May. Got early admission and Front of the Line passes. Didn't need either. Off season is where it's at.

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Spamalot / Re: How has everquest influenced your life?
« on: August 29, 2016, 03:27:31 PM »
Most of my life came out of playing the game. Through it, I eventually got my first IT job, which got me enough experience that I was guaranteed a job at the University I was working at. After Katrina ruined that, I had just enough experience that I got my current job. This job has gotten me exposure to more tech than I will ever need to know, as well as hands-on experience, moved to Cali, met my wife, and now my new kid.

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General Discussion / Re: How To Eat Aborted Duck
« on: August 20, 2016, 06:36:49 PM »
The end of JP's story really made it.

Grade A entertainment.

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General Discussion / Re: 2016 Gamescon Star Citizen Demo
« on: August 20, 2016, 06:35:49 PM »
just watched it. looks awesome. I'll never have time to play again...until retirement...which will have to be like 70 yrs old since I just had a kid.

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Spamalot / Re: Anyone see the performance by the splash brothers?
« on: August 18, 2016, 11:08:10 PM »


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General Discussion / Re: So far the best thing about having babies
« on: August 18, 2016, 09:01:42 PM »
I'm just staring at mustard shit diapers

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General Discussion / Re: Justice Dept to end use of private prisons
« on: August 18, 2016, 09:00:53 PM »
nice

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Tech Heads / Re: Want to build a new computer
« on: August 18, 2016, 08:24:40 PM »
Surface book, or mb air if you're a Mac guy


havent had a hands-on with a surface book, but a surface pro 3 is would certainly get school work done A loaded out MBA comes in around 1600 I think, so nice as well.

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General Discussion / Re: The Charles Bronson movies lied to me
« on: August 16, 2016, 10:58:11 PM »
I like Australians.  They are just some of the craziest people I've ever met in my life, generally speaking. 

never boring  :ok:

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General Discussion / Re: Congrats Shoelayce
« on: August 13, 2016, 10:41:43 PM »
Bad beginning to week. At first appt bilirubin was high so she went back to NICU for 3 days. She's been home again since Thursday night and we're finally trying to get some semblance of order before I go back to work after next week.


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Your wife trying to breast feed and having trouble with it?  The reason I say this, is because on my second one my wife was determined to breast feed and was basically starving the baby the first few days.  She would tell the nurses that oh he ate really good ect...  But when we really held her feet to the fire so to speak and started measuring everything it was apparent she was under feeding him.  Billrubin was through the roof, we got it under control.  But assuming your wife is smart which is my guess she might be fooling those nurses and doctors because she doesn't want to admit defeat and because she thinks just because the baby is on the breast for 30 minutes that it means she/he's getting enough.   I had to get real militant with my wife right after a birth which is hard to do but the kids got to be the priority.

Well, that's the thing. Since they don't come with a window and mL marks, there really isn't a way to know how much she was getting. The nurses were saying that her colostrum came in fine, so we were assuming it was good. There were some behavioral stuff form the baby too, like sleeping at the tit, but some of that was high bili too. We are suspecting that maybe she wasn't eating enough, and have been force feeding by pumped milk and formula to make sure. Anyway, bit of a scare, but all things considered, it was an easy scare to live through.

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General Discussion / Re: Congrats Shoelayce
« on: August 13, 2016, 02:16:10 PM »
Bad beginning to week. At first appt bilirubin was high so she went back to NICU for 3 days. She's been home again since Thursday night and we're finally trying to get some semblance of order before I go back to work after next week.


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General Discussion / Re: Dfw folks
« on: August 08, 2016, 03:37:18 PM »
sweet. get the paper before she graduates, then you get all her cash in the divorce! EQ4days.

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General Discussion / Re: Congrats Shoelayce
« on: August 08, 2016, 02:41:06 PM »
girl

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General Discussion / Re: Congrats Shoelayce
« on: August 08, 2016, 02:51:49 AM »
Nice. Thanks d00dz.

Man - remember that time when you could sleep whenever you wanted. I miss those days. It's been 2.


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General Discussion / Re: Verizon. My Nemesis.
« on: July 26, 2016, 03:48:02 PM »
Script wget to pull down Linux Distro DVDs from a rotating list of Mirror IPs. Each loop pulls down a DVD, then deletes it. Could even dump a statement to file to let you know how many times you've pulled it down to see if the numbers match at end of cycle.

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Spamalot / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero
« on: July 24, 2016, 02:55:58 PM »
Thanks.

couldn't you just get a powered USB port replicator?

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Spamalot / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero
« on: July 23, 2016, 12:30:16 AM »
also, hypothetically speaking, where could one find ROMs?

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Spamalot / Re: Raspberry Pi Zero
« on: July 23, 2016, 12:28:54 AM »
got a zero pi at CiscoLIVE. Was wondering what to do with it - assuming the time fairies miracle up something for me - and this looks cool. Thanks.

What's Kodi? I think my bro was trying to mod the Amazon Fire TV I got for him a couple years ago. I answered some questions for him, but I'm the tech guy; he's the rock god.

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General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:03:02 PM »
also, czer, I don't remember, are you trained InfoSec?

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General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 22, 2016, 04:02:21 PM »
same thing. just on a surf board.

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General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 21, 2016, 04:13:02 PM »
I need a surf bro. only paddled out twice this year :/

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General Discussion / Re: IT question (certifications and such)
« on: July 21, 2016, 01:15:01 AM »
I've passed tests for CCNA, RHCSA (Red Hat Linux), and MCT/MCP (Active Directory). The CCNA and RHCSA expire, and mine have. Of all, the RHCSA was the easiest, but was also the lowest level.

I just recently tried to retake the CCNA, but I failed. It was a bit of a surprise scenario; due to a purchase we got education credits that I used to attend CiscoLIVE. I only had 3 weeks to study and I don't really do any major networking work. The CCNA, at least right now, is one of the hardest tests I have experience in - like the format of it. You have to decide on your answer before moving on and cannot go back. So, unlike every test you have ever taken in your life, where you go through and answer all the ones you know for sure (and potentially reminding you of how to answer later questions), then go back and answer the tougher ones, you are just fucked. I ran out of time because I got caught on a multi-part simulation question and took too long, so I didn't finish the test.

That said, when I passed the Microsoft test, it was part of the full series of MCITP - Enterprise Administrator, which is a series of 6 tests. I only passed one, getting a lesser cert, but failed all the other ones by only 1-2 questions each. It was much easier, but then again, my main area of expertise was Windows at the time. They don't offer it any more in that exact form, but it would have basically certified that I know to solve every major infrastructure task with Microsoft products. To be honest, I wasn't ready. I know much more now than I did then; it was almost 4 years ago now, before I even had any Senior Admin responsibilities. I am now a manager running a team of 3 (including me) with a recent approval to hire a InfoSec person, that will also report to me.

I, also, took classes for Apple's ACTC (Apple Certified Technical Coordinator), which is their highest design/admin cert, but never took the test. I was a bit disheartened with it. You don't need a lot of skill to run a fairly large Apple Network; dare I say, I don't think it needs any senior level skills at all. So, I basically skipped taking the test, as I didn't feel like it gave me much; I probably should have though.

The next cert I am looking to grab is VCP-DCV - a VMware certification. It would certify that I can run/design a full virtual datacenter (from VMware's perspective). After VMware, about the only thing I feel like I am lacking is the high end storage experience, and maybe HPC (High Performance Computing). My current 5 year plan is to be a Director of IT. Maybe a cloud consultant too, if I get more Azure experience (I already have AWS Essentials experience).

For the last year or more, I get contacted 1-2 times a month by LinkedIn headhunters; this month I got the record 4 in one week. I guess the market is picking up.

All of this to say, certs can be bullshit. They certify you can take a test, though I would agree that you might learn something in the process. They are the gateway through HR, however. Once you get to your actual interview, expect to get hammered with technical questions. "Real" IT people care about your experience, not your certs. If you try to bluff your way through it, it would be much worse than simply saying, "I don't know."

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The average selling price of a single-detached home in Metro Vancouver (excluding Surrey) was $1.83 million in January, according to the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver. Thatís a year over year increase of 40 per cent. The adjusted industry benchmark price now sits at about $1.3-million.

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The median home value in Seattle is $580,000. Seattle home values have gone up 17.6% over the past year and Zillow predicts they will rise 8.3% within the next year.

Urban living - at least in multicultural, economically successful, desirable cities - is increasingly becoming a privilege of the rich.  This is particularly true of the West Coast.  But even places like Toronto, Boston, Calgary, New York (obviously), etc., are getting ridiculously expensive.  It's not a phenomenon exclusive to California. 

After skiing in Whistler this year, Vancouver fucking rocks and is beautiful.

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Spamalot / Re: New Job v2
« on: July 07, 2016, 06:46:46 PM »
nice. grats.

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Ssalam, thanks for the effort. Yes, in the past (and maybe even the present - who's perfect?) I would have been one of the ones to at least privately snicker at your conservative sources. I also know I only get my news from liberal sources, and I appreciate when they break down "other side's" views and point out the holes. It is more difficult for someone/anyone to find a site that does the same to their own views, for many reasons, so it was a useful exercise for me and I appreciate it.

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Spamalot / Re: 2010
« on: July 06, 2016, 03:46:10 PM »
unless you're Dorothy.

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Bout damn time, the feds just need to legalize that shit, it's a drain on resources.

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General Discussion / Re: Vote's in, England's out
« on: July 05, 2016, 03:37:06 PM »


The eastern bloc isn't a stranger to social safety nets, but they only met that one time at that party at eastern bloc's mom's house where social safety nets brought his friend Stalinism, who got way to drunk and tried to fuck eastern bloc's girlfriend on his parent's bed and then threw up all over the comforter. So they're not super tight.

Awesome.

Should submit to John Oliver.

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Spamalot / Re: Got a new job
« on: July 05, 2016, 02:57:31 PM »
Grats on the job, Lux.

still here. will be new father in 34 days. no buying and drinking shots with big lux in the near future.

Congrats to you as well.  I thought you were already a dad.  It's the best thing that ever happened to me.  My second will be here towards the end of September.



still here. will be new father in 34 days. no buying and drinking shots with big lux in the near future.
I thought you were already a dad.

Not yet. It's been a tough road, but thanks. I am getting both excited and worried the closer we get.

For those that aren't even in this place in their lives yet, and especially the older you get, the harder it becomes. Miscarriages are way more prevalent than you know. I want to say the stat is something like 30% of all known pregnancies (closer to 50% if you count ones that were unknown). Anyway, from our experience, we've spent the last 2 years either pregnant or recovering from a miscarry - basically 3 in a row, with stretches of a couple months where we didn't get one past the goalie. Don't want to mess up the good vibe for Lux, but if y'all ever go down the path, and it doesn't go well, I'd talk about it with you.

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Spamalot / Re: Got a new job
« on: July 02, 2016, 12:17:59 AM »
still here. will be new father in 34 days. no buying and drinking shots with big lux in the near future.

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