2013 Goal Report

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So I am running a little behind on my 2013 report, but here it is:

Professional

  1. Contribute to one open-source project – Contributed to ViciDial
  2. Release one open-source project
  3. Write a conference talk
  4. Submit a talk to at least one CFP – Submitted to 3 different conferences.
  5. Learn Python – Still working on.
  6. Attend at least one conference – Was unable to get this to work with my time/finance constraints
  7. Attend at least one user group meeting – The user group in Houston has become defunct.
  8. Write one development blog post each month – As can be seen, this feel flat as well.
  9. Learn Jenkins / Ant integration

Scouting

  1. Attend Wood Badge
  2. Develop 2 last minute Pack Meeting plans

Work

  1. Initiate Github account for distributing tools
  2. Write at least 5 blog posts

I will post my 2014 goals within the next day or two, and will perform better this coming year than in 2013.  Thanks for the support.


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2013 Goals

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My goals for 2013 are as follows.

Professional

  1. Contribute to one open-source project
  2. Release one open-source project
  3. Write a conference talk
  4. Submit a talk to at least one CFP
  5. Learn Python
  6. Attend at least one conference
  7. Attend at least one user group meeting
  8. Write one development blog post each month
  9. Learn Jenkins / Ant integration

Scouting

  1. Attend Wood Badge
  2. Develop 2 last minute Pack Meeting plans

Work

  1. Initiate Github account for distributing tools
  2. Write at least 5 blog posts

I will make it through this, and will update according to my progress.


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Mandates vs. Freedom: “Land of the Free”?

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I believe liberals want the best for this country, I really do. I believe they have good intentions, but do they want a freedom of conscience? They seem to always want the government to force people and institutions to abide by their own political agendas that may, in the end, go against people’s values.

From The College Conservative


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My vimrc

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My vimrc file

I am putting this here as a backup location and for future reference. In the near future, it will be put into git and linked to there.

Script
// Moved to github here: https://github.com/jthayne/dotfiles

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Obama Inspires Gun Ownership

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The Greatest Gun Salesman In America: President Barack Obama [INFOGRAPHIC]
Via: Ammo.net


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PIPA Response from a Senator

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During the protests regarding SOPA/PIPA, I put my name down on a few lists to contact my Senators and Representatives to let them know my feelings on the matter. I have now received the scripted replies to those notes and feel like I ought to share them here.

The most disappointing response came from Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Her response is as follows:
Continue reading


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