SCaLE 16x Open Data Presentation: not really happy

I got good feedback on the content if not the delivery, and some additional feedback about how to improve. So I think I’ll rework it and try again. Maybe at All Things Open later this year. I’ll also make sure to practice more in advance so my delivery is more natural, more dynamic and more polished.

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Promo for my SCaLE 16x talk

A promo video for my SCaLE 16x talk. This one features Mr. Spock and Flash the Linux Cat. As noted in my comments, pretty much all you need to know is that I named my cats Floppy and Flash.

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2017 Wrapup: Top Reads

I’ve been curating my social media, as I do at the end of every year. By “curating” I mostly mean “deleting annoying rants” but also a whole lot of stuff that was timely when posted but irrelevant a week later. As I re-read things, some of them stand out, and are worth calling attention to.

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Cassini

In Pasadena, Colorado, and many other places where the work has been done, Saturn is no longer visible. Here it hangs above, and for the first time in more than 13 years, Cassini no longer orbits. 

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Algorithm fail? I use the word “Zealand” a lot

According to a word cloud of my Facebook timeline, I use the word “zealand” a lot. Or at least often enough to make the cut. Also, according to a word cloud of my Facebook timeline, I do not use the word “new” very often at all. Which is weird, because I can’t think of a time I have ever written the word “zealand” when it wasn’t preceded by “new.”

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New Zealand Again? Yes.

Technology and Project Management are universal languages and themes, but they express themselves differently in different environments, different economies and different cultures. Those different expressions are what make meetings, conferences and engagements in other locations so interesting and why, given the opportunity to attend more than one on a single trip, I jumped at the chance.

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