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Paul Lindner

Until next time Phoenix!

Until next time Phoenix!

Thanks to Juan and Ryan at Dark Hall Coffee and the fine folks at The Coronado for welcoming me.  I'll be back!

@darkhallcoffee  @thecoronadophx

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Paul Lindner

Another trip around the Sun.

Another trip around the Sun.

A year of transition and adventure.  A year of beauty and joy within our pandemic struggle.

view from Haleakalā Observatory, Maui Hawaii, 2012

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Paul Lindner

Outside of a Dog

Outside of a Dog

Outside of a Dog, a Projector is Man’s Best Friend. Inside of a Dog, It’s Too Dark to See

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Star light, star bright.

Star light, star bright.

A photo taken in 2015 that still inspires hopes and wishes.

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gopherserver coming soon

gopherserver coming soon

Looks like Adam Curry spoke about Internet Gopher on the Rogan Podcast, so I had to dig this out of the email archives from September '93

@noagenda@twitter.com @adamcurry@twitter.com @adam@noagendasocial.com 

 

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Hackers at DNA Lounge

Hackers at DNA Lounge
Hackers at DNA Lounge

Decided to break out the Orange Jumpsuit for Cyberdelia at the DNA Lounge.  Crowd participation made the film Hackers 10x better and yes, rollerblades were in use.

https://www.dnalounge.com/calendar/2020/02-28.html

@dnalounge

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Paws Welcome

Paws Welcome

You'll find Gus at The Balm on Valencia most Saturday Mornings. 

@thebalm

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Dedications...

Dedications...

A heartfelt thank you to @djkevincole @ACertainAbbie and @RadioCoachOwen for playing two of Julie's favorite Minnesota songs on very powerful : Beyond Cancer day on @KEXP

https://www.kexp.org/musicheals/

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Paul Lindner

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Native Ads in your News Feed Circa 1903

Native Ads in your News Feed Circa 1903

From the January 15th,1903 edition of the Hendricks Pioneer.

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"Known Issues"

"Known Issues"

I'm saving this for the next time someone suggests creating a support/help doc instead of fixing the actual problem...

You can find this engraved sign in the Shreve Jewelry Store elevator in San Francisco.  It says:

WE BEG YOUR PARDON..
THE BUTTONS DO NOT LIGHT
UP BUT THE ELEVATOR WORKS

I asked the staff about it.  They said that fixing the light would require replacing the entire panel. But that would trigger a building-code upgrade for the whole elevator system.  Total cost?  $80,000.

Cost of sign?  $3

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Apparently Internet pervs use WarGames movie font now...

Apparently Internet pervs use WarGames movie font now...

This is Nancy O'Malley scaremongering in the Alameda County DA race.  Also check out the bowl of Cheetos and the ashtrays.

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Robots, not in disguise created by signwavingrobot.com

Robots, not in disguise created by signwavingrobot.com

Do you want robot taxes?  This is how you get robot taxes.

 

http://www.signwavingrobot.com/

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Behold FormsNirvana. The internal-only logo from 1996 at #umn

Behold FormsNirvana.  The internal-only logo from 1996 at #umn

Didn't realize I was doing "ledgers" way back at the University of Minnesota.  As you can see we weren't that excited writing line-of-business apps.  Also funny how Privacy Enhanced Mail never took off.  Pity that.

Here's the executive summary for Forms Nirvana from an old design doc:

This document describes an open-architecture forms routing and approval system suitable for routing requests through a multi-person authorization chain. Once a request has been authorized, the completed request can be automagically submitted to another system (for example, the financial system for posting to the general ledger). While WWW is initially envisioned as the vehicle for user interaction with the system, the request routing logic is separated from user presentation so that other technologies (such as E-mail with digital signatures) can be used as well. Provisions are also made for entities other than human signers to be part of the authorization chain, so consistency checks can be automatically applied to the form's content.

You can read more about Forms Nirvana in this Minnpost article.

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Show Time for Young Scientists

Show Time for Young Scientists

Spotted at Bella Vita in Rockridge, Oakland.

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git push

git push

Found this geeky license plate in the LinkedIn parking lot.  Question is, what's origin, master and local branches

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Internet of "Just Janitor Things"

Internet of "Just Janitor Things"

I suspect these are simple bluetooth low energy beacons.  Will find out more on my next visit.  I have to wonder about the cost-benefit of these.  It seems like you should already have a regular schedule for cleaning.  So that leaves out-of-band events.  Seems like a sign with a phone number for call/text would have worked as well...

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Full Boogie Internet

Full Boogie Internet

Look at that upstream rate from the KMTel's (http://kmtel.com) $45 fiber plan.

... as I sit here with 20% Comcast packet loss on my 30/7 for double the money.

An interesting article about this phenonemom:

http://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/tired-of-waiting-for-corporate-high-speed-internet-minnesota-...