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DB, Lil LB's Dad

DB, Lil LB's Dad

A simple man trying to live right, act right and make a few people laugh along the way.
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: James Newton Howard (26), Hanson (9) & Coldplay (7) #topartists
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: James Newton Howard (26), Hanson (9) & Coldplay (7) #topartists
SaturdayFF#: I built my first ever software package for deployment yesterday. It took me a day and a half to work out the scripting but I got it going. I still have some tweaks to do but its working and I'm proud of it. I feel all Desktop Engineeringy.
I only asked for help once. I think I'm getting the hang of this new job. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Nice! What kind of package manager did you use? - imabonehead
Well I'm using package pretty generically. They do most of their installs with batch files at this new place. So my install consists of a batch file with some VBScript thrown in. I'll have to do some more testing and then we'll set it up in SCCM as a package for deployment. If everything goes well we'll bake it into the corporate image at the next quarterly refresh. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
It feels nice to have come up with a solution to a problem they have been having for a while. I think my boss and supervisor were impressed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Dallas hospital workers went two days without face protection while caring for Ebola patient | The Verge -
For the first two days of Thomas Duncan's stay at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, healthcare professionals didn't wear the necessary protective gear. This gear usually includes goggles and a face mask, but staffers reportedly stuck to their scrubs and gloves while waiting for Duncan's Ebola test results. This delay may have exposed dozens of hospital staffers to Ebola, reports Dallas News. It may also explain why two healthcare workers who were caring for Duncan, the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the US, have now been diagnosed with the disease. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
Seems like a good idea, said no one. - Eric - It's My Thing
crazy - Tamara J. B.
and it took home many days, post exposure, post death, post diagnosis, for this patently obvious and terrifying case of contagion to come out??? - RudĩϐЯaЯïan from YouFeed
This is ridiculous. You have a suspected Ebola patient. He's displaying symptoms yet you wait two days for test results to come back confirming the diagnoses before you start using PPE? That makes a lot of sense. And by a lot of sense I mean no sense. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Android
Sure, they should've had a higher clinical suspicion for Ebola given the Duncan's travel history, and, sure, they should have some sort of well-defined protocol to handle potential but unconfirmed Ebola cases, but, to play devil's advocate, I don't know if it would be the best use of resources to make hospital staff wear Outbreak suits every time someone rolls in with a fever. - Victor Ganata
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: James Newton Howard (52), Weezer (26) & John Mayer (6) #topartists
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: James Newton Howard (52), Weezer (26) & John Mayer (6) #topartists
I don't know James Newton Howard can you recommend a track to check out? - Steve C Team Marina
He's an Original Score composer. My absolute favorite composition of his is the Snow Falling On Cedars score. Batman Begins is good too. He co-wrote that with Hans Zimmer (of Gladiator fame) another favorite of mine. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Words feel so hollow and inadequate when someone you know is going through a serious illness or death in the family. I never know what to say. I don't want to give the trite, cliche responses but I feel like that's what I always end up doing.
My college roommate's Dad is dying. He was like a father away from home to me and my friends when we were in school. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
When we want to comfort someone we care for, it seems spoken/written language is woefully inadequate to describe what we feel in our heart. Do your best to put words to your feelings and, if you can, let the person know you are willing to give them a safe space to explore and express their feelings. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
What is the world coming to? I just used OMG in an email. Who is this person and what have you done with me? #notateenybopper
Ebola panic is getting pretty racist | The Verge -
The first time a reporter asked a CDC representative whether Thomas Duncan — the first patient to receive an Ebola diagnosis in the US — was an American citizen, the question seemed pretty tame. One could excuse it as a general inquiry about the Duncan’s nationality during the first press conference announcing his diagnosis. But after the CDC declined to answer, the question kept coming. "Is he a citizen?" reporters repeatedly asked. "Is he one of us?" they meant. The current Ebola crisis has been tinged with racism and xenophobia. The disease rages in West Africa, and has therefore largely infected people of color. But somehow Americans were among the first to get a dose of Zmapp — the experimental anti-Ebola drug — this summer, despite the fact that Africans have been dying from the current Ebola epidemic since its emergence in Guinea in December. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
This was pretty predictable. In fact this whole outbreak has had that tinge to it. I doubt the response would have been so slow if the outbreak had happened in another part of the world. I'm not sayin'. I'm just sayin. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Fwiw, I felt NA reaction to SARS and bird flu was also kinda racist. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
I agree. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Turning people of African descent away from restaurants and their jobs because they look African and have accents? Because everybody knows that all Africans carry Ebola. Ridiculous. Ignorant ass people. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
We got word today that the baby we were going to adopt (before the fiasco with the birth mother) was born prematurely and didn't live. Even though we never met her and due to recent events would not have ended up adopting her Kesha and I are both saddened by this news. I guess we had grown more attached to her than we thought.
I can't help but feel that she didn't really have a chance. The reckless, irresponsible behavior of the woman that was carrying her and the abusive treatment she received from her boyfriend took care of that. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
That is so sad to hear. *hugs* - Anne Bouey
I'm so sorry. - Steve C Team Marina
That is heartbreaking. Even with all the mother's issues and your family's decision, it's still very sad news. - Corinne L
That's incredibly sad. I'm so sorry, DB. - vicster: full-bodied
sorry to hear, DB. - MoTO: Team Marina
I'm so sorry for all of y'all. :( - LB put a spell on you.
Oh wow, that's awful. - Marie
Weezer released a new album today?!?! How did I not know about this? Oh wait I know the answer. It comes in the form of a 14 month old named Lincoln.
Can't afford to drop the cash to buy it right now. Spotify will have to do for the time being. I really like what I'm hearing. Sounds like they went back to their original sound a bit. I feel like I'm a Sophomore in college again. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Spotify is my go-to for new music. So much easier and I feel so hip and trendy. - Corinne L
Digging this new Yellowcard too. It's groups from my youth night I guess. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Angelo Milli (12), Michael Jackson (8) & Hanson (8) #topartists
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Angelo Milli (12), Michael Jackson (8) & Hanson (8) #topartists
Anybody on Zumur? Got any invites? Seems interesting.
Our Ex-Future Birth Mother is likely going to jail on several charges including adoption fraud. She has to go to trial of course but the evidence is pretty substantial. Glad we got out when we did.
This happened only a couple of days after the events that led us to decide to walk away. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Been a complete and utter bum today. It's been great! It's nice to have bum around the house days every once in a while.
Least useful hack ever puts Windows 95 on your smartwatch | The Verge -
What happens when you give an Android Wear smartwatch to a 16-year-old with a bit too much time on his hands? You get Windows 95 on your wrist. Now, we frankly have no idea why you'd load a desktop operating system from twenty years ago onto a Samsung Gear Live smartwatch with a 1.63-inch display, but, hey, why not? - DB, Lil LB's Dad
We saw someone about buying a house today. The Nomadic Burns Clan may finally have a permanent home soon. We'll see.
It's exciting to be making plans to set down roots finally. I'm so tired of moving. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
'Ghost Gunner' lets people make untraceable, homemade guns - CNET -
What is a "ghost gun?" It's any type of firearm that is self-assembled and untraceable. It's one of gun control advocates and lawmakers biggest fears. A few years ago, putting together such guns took insider knowledge and expertise. But with the growth of 3D printing, making gun parts has become easier. Now, with the release of a low-cost home milling machine, anonymously making firearm parts is even simpler. Cody Wilson, the self-described anarchist who debuted the first 3D printed handgun in 2013, announced the launch of his newest project on Wednesday called Ghost Gunner. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
From the comments: "... Bob, I think the main point of the "Ghost Gunner" isn't that it's new to CNC a receiver or to even make your own with drill press and/or dremal tool. It's that this thing is plug and play and fully expandable to any other part of a firearm that you can fit inside it. It's not the CNC machine that is amazing its the open source connection to millions of others... more... - WarLord
This: Imagine a world where the manufacturing sector doesn't move to China, it's moved to your garage - WarLord
Crazy stuff. Scary too. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Yikes. :( - Jenny H. from Android
What's up with all the new Head Referees this season in the NFL? A couple of them seem like naturals announcing the calls but the others look like deer in the headlights. Tonight's guy looks pretty good.
Were there some retirements recently? - John (bird whisperer)
I think so. Mike Carey works for CBS now I think. Probably some others I'm not thinking about. Time for new blood I guess. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Mike Carey is the best. - Marie
His hand motions were great. I loved when his games were televised cause I got to simulate his 1st Down "mechanic". - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Also a fan of Mike Carey. - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Another Thursday night. Another blowout. If I were intrigued by the baseball match-ups I'd switch over to one of them. Alas I'm just sitting here with the game on wishing basketball season would hurry up and start already.
I've decided to root for the Royals. They're fun to watch. - Bren - pseudo-Buddhist from iPhone
Plus, they have a cool name. - Kristin
Yeah. If I watch at all I'll be pulling for the Royals. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Looks like we're going to have to walk away from this new adoption situation. I was very angry earlier but now I'm just sad. The dishonesty of some people in this world is sickening and disgusting especially when the life of a child is at stake. I pray that the child is born healthy and somehow someway ends up in a good home. It just won't be ours.
I'm sorry things took a bad turn. I hope that you guys can get Lincoln a little sibling soon. - Anika
I'm so sorry. - Jennifer Dittrich
It's alright. I was already a bit uncomfortable with the speed at which we were having to rush to get things squared away to make this happen. Now that the birth mother has revealed her true colors it makes the decision to walk away a bit easier. I hate shady people. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I hope your next adoption experience is better. - John (bird whisperer)
If nothing else this has forced us to get off our butts and get our stuff in order so that we're good to go when we're truly ready to start the next adoption. Our new home study will be complete by the end of this month. That will be a major hurdle jumped. And much faster than it took the last time. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Hang in there, DB. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry that it took such an awful turn but am glad that you were able to extricate your family from the situation. I hope that your next birth family is a lot more honest with you. - vicster: full-bodied
We've got our hands full with Linky right now. His little brother or sister will come along whenever they're supposed to be here. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I'm sorry, DB. - Tamara J. B.
Oh no. :( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
:( - Jenny H. from Android
How disappointing that must be. I'm sorry. - Anne Bouey
How disappointing that must be. I'm sorry. - Amir
You're a good person. - Steve C Team Marina
Workin' for the man again. Gotta start going to bed at a decent time again. Good night y'all.
G'night, DB. :) - Anne Bouey
Listing to this new album by Hozier on iTunes First Listen. Really digging it. The mellow haunting melodies match my mood perfectly tonight. What's up with all of these soulful Brits coming out with albums recently? Good stuff.
So my first day of work went well. I'm excited about this opportunity. It's related to but so different from what I've done before. Looks like it's going to be a tremendous learning/growing experience!
Another school shooting. This time in Louisville.
Damn. :( - Jenny H. from Android
Only one reported injury right now. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
We realized we hadn't done any formal pictures of Lincoln in a while. The situation was rectified this past weekend. #babyburnsnumber1
What a gorgeous family! - Anika
Beautiful! - Anne Bouey
The kid is super cute and all but your wife's a babe. :) - Steve C Team Marina
You know it Steve. I wonder every day how I ended up with such a beautiful catch. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Note to selves. Don't schedule a photo shoot in the middle of what's supposed your baby's normal nap time. I'm honestly surprised we got any usable shots. He was not a happy camper for most of our time there. These are literally the best shots. That said I think these came out well. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Do kids ever sleep through the night? Our Little Man just hit the 14 month mark and I can count on 2 hands (only needing a couple of fingers on the 2nd hand) the number of times he's slept all night. Good Lord it's tiring.
I just woke up 2 hours ago and I'm already in need of a nap. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
There will be a time where they want to sleep until 2PM. Trust me. - Eric - It's My Thing
We're in the preparation phases for welcoming Baby Burns #2. I don't think I'm ever going to sleep again. Ugh. I miss uninterrupted sleep. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Well, boo for sleep deprivation, but YAY for Baby Burns #2! - vicster: full-bodied
Our's is at 3.5 months and have reverted back to waking up every two hours. You are nuts but congrats on Baby Burns 2 - Steve C Team Marina
At about 4 years, they suddenly want to sleep all night, and never want to get out of bed in the morning! - Iain Baker
TBH ages 3 - 5 were the worst. They not only wake up in the middle of the night, but they crawl in bed with you and stab your armpits, eyes and nether regions with their tiny toes of hate. - Anika
Linky has the toes of hate working already. Man that dude has some strong toes. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Steve C: This was very unexpected. We were planning (correction I was planning) on starting the process again next summer when little man turned two. Adoption is a grueling process for all involved. I wasn't all that enthused about jumping right back in with both feet so soon. That being said this opportunity kind of came out of nowhere and we felt like we were being called to parent this child. So now we're compressing a process that took us almost 2 years the first go round into about 4 months. Fun stuff. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2014-9-28) -
I just supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by shopping @AmazonSmile. #YouShopAmazonGives
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Radiohead (1), Coldplay (1) & Chromeo (1) #topartists
My Top 3 #lastfm Artists: Radiohead (1), Coldplay (1) & Chromeo (1) #topartists
Exposing Hidden Bias at Google - -
Exposing Hidden Bias at Google -
Google, like many tech companies, is a man’s world. Started by a pair of men, its executive team is overwhelmingly male, and its work force is dominated by men. Over all, seven out of 10 people who work at Google are male. Men make up 83 percent of Google’s engineering employees and 79 percent of its managers. In a report to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year, Google said that of its 36 executives and top-ranking managers, just three are women. Google’s leaders say they are unhappy about the firm’s poor gender diversity, and about the severe underrepresentation of blacks and Hispanics among its work force. - DB, Lil LB's Dad from Bookmarklet
It's funny how Coach Spo keeps mentioning "Heat Lifers". The unspoken insinuation being that LeBron isn't one. #Slightlypassiveaggressive
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