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My 2019 in review… it’s been a fantastic year!

First, I’m loooong overdue for a post to this site and resolve to do better in 2020; at least once a week. There you have it; if a goal is set forth in writing, it’s more than likely…

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Value co-creation ~ continual improvement strategy

It’s been a long time between posts, too long in fact. I’m in the midst of an exciting professional transformation. The role I’ll be assuming next is more strategic and relates to value co-creation and IT services delivery…

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Update – Bees In Space: Blue Origins New Shepard 11

Here’s the link to the project

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May 2, 2019 – The Urban Bee Laboratory Goes Into Space

As some of you may know, I work at The Urban Beekeeping Laboratory, a science focused non-profit located in Boston’s Roxbury neighborhood. For those of you unfamiliar, the UBL is a bee-focused non-profit and its research revolves around…

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Food Security = National Security

Food insecurity carries trans-border implications including migratory surges, economic disruption and societal instability.

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Meet Marty – The Quality Control Robot! (videos at end of post)

Marty is a quality control robot rolling out at some 500 retail locations owned by Dutch retailing giant Ahold Delhaize.

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AWS Lightsail – WordPress – Bitnami Update

Bitnami has corrected the offending mistake (.gz NOT .bz) I discovered in my original post. It now properly references a .gz extension. (Screenshot below)            I fixed the SSL certificate problem by modifying the…

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A Picture Is Indeed Worth A Thousand Words: Hans Rosling

This short video is well worth your time: it features the inimitable Hans Rosling depicting the past 200 years of global progress as measured by wealth and increasing lifespans. Slick, slick production:

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Another day, another mishap: Python Kernel – Jupyter Notebook

I generally use an Anaconda environment to manage my scripting environments and package dependencies.  I decided to give a dashboard-building application a try and wound up with a broken Python kernel when I invoked Jupyter Notebook (see below):…

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I’m A Linux System Administrator – And Not By Design…

I possess an amazing capacity to get myself into trouble, computer trouble to be specific. This time, I found myself unable to run terminal app (macOS High Sierra version 10.13.6) or any of my other processes (VPN, Google…

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