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Today, we welcome Courtney Mulhern, a professional therapist (MSW) and team sergeant for the 492 Civil Affairs Battalion. Courtney talks about using her skills while working with partner nations' people and leaders to build lasting relationships and provides tips to help others with outreach. So please welcome Courtney to the show. Special thanks to LC38 for celebrating our People's Choice Awards nomination by offering listeners 10 percent off anything at the site. Check them out at https://lc38brand.com/ 10% promo code: oneca10 One Podcast aims to inspire people interested in working on-ground to forward U.S. foreign policy. We bring in people who are current or former military, diplomats, development officers, and field agents to discuss their experiences and recommendations for working the "last three feet" of foreign relations. Have a story to tell? Email us to either speak or guest-host at: firstname.lastname@example.org One CA Podcast is a product of the Civil Affairs Association: https://www.civilaffairsassoc.org/ Today's theme is brought to you by The Shadows album "Apache". The recording was retrieved from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TELLAKvwK50
A recent cyber attack on MGM Resorts International has created issues for people making reservations, checking in, gambling and more. Plus, Grammy nominated artist, Aloe Blacc takes some time with us on the phone! We chat about his upcoming performance at the UMC Foundation's Evening of Hope Gala at Paris Las Vegas. We also chat about what he loves to do in Las Vegas, his new music, and more. He's ready to raise a lot of money. Tickets are still available for the gala on October 13th. Tony Award-winner Idina Menzel will be performing too! Plus, we chat with Lady Gaga's talented band leader, Brian Newman. He has a late night show at Nomad Library called "Brian Newman After Dark." This show is really cool! Newman talks about working with Gaga and the unforgettable charm of the Vegas crowd. He's bringing the old Entertainment vibe back to the strip and we're here for it! David Blaine announces a new show and location and George Strait is coming back to Las Vegas. Plus, details on what happened to the now postponed Ed Sheeran concert at Allegiant Stadium. We also have weekend brunch at two strip restaurants... Casa Playa at Wynn Las Vegas and Flanker Kitchen + Sports Bar at Mandalay Bay. We also have information about Wolfgang Puck's new restaurant, coming soon.HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. Support the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
On today's episode of Vinyl Fridays AP Lindsay & Brandon welcome two guest DJs Birdy and Ryan from the Chicago band Sweetie. Together they create a Frankenstein's Monster of an episode with genres ranging from Jazz to New Wave to Classical, Show Tunes and Punk. Also, don't forget to check out Sweetie at the Blue Island Beer Company on Saturday, September 30th (2023) for the H.O.O.F (Hands Off Our Festival) Fest celebrating the women, femmes and thems of the Chicago Punk Scene. Hayley and the Crushers, Won't Stay Dead, Heet Deth, Hi Ho, Sex Dream, Sleeping Villians and Shannon Candy will also be playing sets. Not only that, but there's also going to be tattoos and a drag show! _______________________________________________________ Main Theme song: Apache by Jorgan Ingmann Instagram: @birp60406 Facebook: @blueislandradio Twitter: @birp60406 Patreon: patreon.com/blueislandradio
Propulsive, complex, and well-crafted, FORGOTTEN WAR by Don Bentley is part military thriller and part spy novel. The story reads like an action-movie and is the perfect read for fans of Tom Clancy, Mark Greaney, and Lee Child. Don Bentley's military background gives him the unique ability to write pulsepounding action with authority. He flew an Apache attack helicopter in Afghanistan and was the air mission commander of the aerial quick reactionary force attempting to rescue Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell as part of Operation Red Wings. This operation was the basis of the book and film Lone Survivor. After his time in the military, Bentley was an FBI special agent. In his writing, Don draws from his own combat experience and hopes that fellow veterans will connect with Defense Intelligence Agency operative Matt Drake. Readers were first introduced to Matt Drake in Without Sanction (2020) and were immediately captivated by his humor, heart, and desire to do good no matter the cost that sets him apart from your typical thriller protagonist and is one of the reasons dedicated fans have been eagerly awaiting each next installment in the series. About the Author Don Bentley is the New York Times bestselling author of Tom Clancy Zero Hour, Tom Clancy Target Acquired and the Matt Drake series (Without Sanction, The Outside Man, and Hostile Intent). In 2023, he was named as the new author for the Mitch Rapp series begun by the late Vince Flynn. Don is a former FBI Special Agent, SWAT Team member, and Army Apache helicopter pilot. Learn more at DonBentleyBooks.com --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/steve-richards/support
An access broker's phishing facilitates ransomware. 3AM is fallback malware. Cross-site-scripting vulnerabilities are reported in Apache services. US agencies warn organizations to be alert for deepfakes. The US Department of Defense publishes its 2023 Cyber Strategy. Ann Johnson from the Afternoon Cyber Tea podcast speaks with with Jenny Radcliffe about the rise in social engineering. Deepen Desai from Zscaler shares a technical analysis of Bandit Stealer. And a quick reminder: yesterday was Patch Tuesday. For links to all of today's stories check out our CyberWire daily news briefing: https://thecyberwire.com/newsletters/daily-briefing/12/175 Selected reading. Malware distributor Storm-0324 facilitates ransomware access (Microsoft Security) 3AM: New Ransomware Family Used As Fallback in Failed LockBit Attack (Symantec) Azure HDInsight Riddled With XSS Vulnerabilities via Apache Services (Orca Security) Contextualizing Deepfake Threats to Organizations (US Department of Defense) Bipartisan push to ban deceptive AI-generated ads in US elections (Reuters) DOD Releases 2023 Cyber Strategy Summary (U.S. Department of Defense) New Pentagon cyber strategy: Building new capabilities, expanding allied info-sharing (Breaking Defense) New DOD cyber strategy notes limits of digital deterrence (DefenseScoop) New Pentagon cyber strategy: Building new capabilities, expanding allied info-sharing (Breaking Defense) CISA Releases Three Industrial Control Systems Advisories (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA) September 2023 Security Updates (Microsoft Security Response Center) Microsoft Releases September 2023 Updates (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA) Zero Day Summer: Microsoft Warns of Fresh New Software Exploits (SecurityWeek) Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Two zero-days addressed in September update (Computing) Adobe Releases Security Updates for Multiple Products (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA) Microsoft, Adobe fix zero-days exploited by attackers (CVE-2023-26369, CVE-2023-36761, CVE-2023-36802) (Help Net Security) Adobe fixed actively exploited zero-day in Acrobat and Reader (Security Affairs) Adobe warns of critical Acrobat and Reader zero-day exploited in attacks (BleepingComputer) Apple Releases Security Updates for iOS and macOS (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA) SAP Security Patch Day for September 2023 (Onapsis) Google Rushes to Patch Critical Chrome Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild - Update Now (The Hacker News) Critical Google Chrome Zero-Day Bug Exploited in the Wild (Dark Reading) Zero-day affecting Chrome, Firefox and Thunderbird patched (Computer) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Register in advance (or to view the recording) -- Ask a CEO: Building Cultures of Commitment September 14th at 1 pm ET Presented by Mark Parrish, hosted by Mark Graban This webinar provides an exciting and unique opportunity to ask an experienced CEO questions about leadership, culture, and continuous improvement. We'll be joined by Mark Parrish, a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mark is a six-time CEO at public, private and private equity companies, to include Igloo Products Corp. and the Stuart Dean Company, Inc.Mark provides his audience world-class lessons in leadership and operational excellence gathered over three decades from within the "living laboratories" of myriad companies and industries. How can leaders create a company culture worthy of each and every employee's full 100% commitment? How can the “business goal” of making a dollar co-exist with the “noble goal” of making a difference? How do we navigate the waters of trust, engagement, and organizational politics? Come "Ask the CEO" yourself.The formal presentation will be brief – 15 minutes. The remainder of the hour will allow the audience to interact with Mark via moderated Q&A – submitted both in advance and during the session. About Mark Parrish: Mark Parrish is Managing Partner and co-founder of Parrish Partners, LLC, the twenty-year-old, southern California-based leadership and management consulting firm. Previously, Mark was CEO, President, and Director of Igloo Products Corp., the 76-year-old, private equity owned, U.S.-based manufacturer of the iconic Igloo brand of commercial and consumer cooler and drinkware products. While in his role at Igloo, Mr. Parrish was named the Houston Business Journal's “2017 Outstanding CEO.” Immediately prior to joining Igloo, Mark was CEO, President, and Director of Stuart Dean Company, Inc., the 86-year-old, private family-owned, Manhattan-based international real estate restoration and preservation company. Stuart Dean customers include the Empire State Building, the White House, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Apple stores worldwide. Mark has an accomplished record of leading organizational transformations of U.S.-based manufacturers and service providers. His contributions have yielded tremendous value creation with well-known consumer brands, such as Harley-Davidson and Simmons, and other industry leaders, including Ply Gem Windows, Interface, Inc., and Deceuninck North America, each world-class manufacturers known for their rapid product innovation. Mark is a distinguished graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his ten years of uniformed service in Army Aviation, he served in five countries on three continents. As an AH-64 Apache pilot and Army “Top Gun,” he served in Operations Desert Shield/Storm, where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Valor. He later earned two Master of Science degrees in Engineering and Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Celebrating 70 years as the Wedding Capital of the World. What a party! We chat with a couple who had to pivot due to COVID-19 and those who simply couldn't resist the Vegas fun factor! We discuss the major monsoon we just had here in Vegas. Also, we step inside the Elvis Suite at the Westgate Las Vegas. Fashion and Celebrity Photographer Markus Klinko's ICONS Sky Villa officially opened and we got a chance to see the photographs displayed throughout the Suite. We also talk to Klinko. Will he spill on whether he's encountered the ghost of Elvis? Tune in to find out. Plus, we give you the inside scoop on the latest shows from top performers like Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Taylor Tomlinson, and Bobby Bones. And because we love you, we're dishing out our off-strip recommendations, including the best happy hour deals in town. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. It's FREE! HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDSSupport the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
On this week's episode of Vinyl Fridays Brandon is joined by guest DJ Rudy Zamora Jr., his brother from the same mother, who plays a selection of odd-ball oldies with a number of songs about animals. And Brandon scrambles to keep up with his selection of garage sale rejects. Thanks for listening. ------------------------------------------------------------- Main Theme song: Apache by Jorgan Ingmann Instagram: @birp60406 Facebook: @blueislandradio Twitter: @birp60406 Patreon: patreon.com/blueislandradio
Cannabis Trailblazer: Soc's Journey from Military to Jane TechnologiesKarson Humiston the CEO of Vangst, delves into Socrates Rosenfeld's remarkable odyssey from military service, where he flew Apache helicopters, to becoming the visionary force behind Jane Technologies in the cannabis industry. Discover how Socrates's journey unfolds, blending military precision with cannabis innovationProduced by PodConx Karson Humiston - https://www.linkedin.com/in/karson-humiston-64572b97/Vangst - https://vangst.com/Socrates Rosenfeld - https://www.linkedin.com/in/socratesrosenfeld/Jane Technologies - https://www.iheartjane.com/
Eargawd was the one that put us on to Apache Grosse and his artistry and music. Their relationship developed back in Chicago and seems like it carries on through all the travels and adventures that he endures. From his beginnings in Phoenix to his upcoming move to Spain, we were able to dive into what inspires and motivates him to be creative. Tap into episode 42 now and learn more!
The high-speed Brightline train could revolutionize sports attendance and the 2028 Olympics, we have an update. Durango Casino & Resort is hiring right now. If you need a job, now is the time! We also tell you about a new sports lounge coming to the casino. A downtown bar with a Sammy Hagar sighting. Sebastian Maniscalco adds more shows at Wynn Las Vegas in 2024. The Venetian and Palazzo start charging for parking, but locals get a reprieve for a few hours. Adele defends a fan who was standing through her show at Caesars Palace. The video has circulated worldwide. This is one of a few situations that have happened in Las Vegas... and it brings up a needed conversation about concert etiquette. People are still parking along the road to see the Sphere. Plus, we recommend a couple books by Byron Lane for National Read a Book Day. In our Vegas Tips segment, there's a downtown coffee shop that is dealing with some construction in front of its business. We tell you all about Dig It Coffee and what makes this shop special. Plus, Game On is now open at Boulder Station. VegasNearMe App If it's fun to do or see, it's on VegasNearMe. The only app you'll need to navigate Las Vegas. It's FREE! HOTWORX has so many benefits! The sauna combines heat, infrared, and exercise. More workout, less time. Tell them the VEGAS REVEALED PODCAST sent you & they will waive the $99 sign up fee! Locations: JONES & RUSSELL, BOCA PARK SUMMERLIN, HENDERSON BLACK MOUNTAIN, CENTENNIAL HILLS, DURANGO & SUNSET, W. TROPICANA & FT. APACHE, EASTERN & PEBBLE, SOUTHERN HIGHLANDSSupport the showFollow us on Instagram: @vegas.revealedFollow us on Twitter: @vegasrevealedFollow us on TikTok: @vegas.revealedWebsite: Vegas-Revealed.com
Janelle Meraz Hooper is a versatile freelance novelist and playwright renowned for her compelling narratives that bridge the gaps between cultures, histories, and generations. Born and raised near the Ft. Sill Indian Reservation in Oklahoma, her upbringing was a tapestry woven with threads of Hispanic heritage and a profound interest in Indigenous peoples. This rich background has lent vibrant hues to her writing, infusing it with authenticity and depth.A military brat and wife, Janelle's life journey has been a remarkable odyssey of connections with diverse souls from all walks of life. Drawing inspiration from her experiences, she has become a master weaver of stories, intertwining the myriad stories she's encountered into her own narratives. Currently residing in Washington State, she is nestled close to her family, who serve as a wellspring of love and support for her creative endeavors.One of Janelle's notable works is the captivating book titled Geronimo's Laptop. A true historical fantasy, this novel ingeniously blends technology with time travel to embark on a unique journey into Apache history. In this narrative masterpiece, Janelle artfully wields a laptop as a magical conduit, allowing Geronimo himself to traverse the tapestry of time, sharing the chronicles of the Chiricahua Apaches from his perspective.Though not a historian by trade, Janelle's storytelling prowess brings history to life, captivating readers young and old alike. Geronimo's Laptop not only offers a riveting account of Geronimo's life but also delves deep into the heart of the Apache people's struggles and triumphs. The novel stands as a testament to Janelle's skill in making history accessible, relatable, and enthralling to a broad audience.The roots of Geronimo's Laptop extend from Janelle's play, Geronimo, Life on the Reservation, a theatrical experience that showcases the incredible Rudy Ramos in the titular role, under the skilled direction of Steve Railsback. This production gained well-deserved recognition, earning a spot among The Los Angeles Times' esteemed 19 Culture Picks in 2021.Within the pages of Geronimo's Laptop, readers are transported to the Fort Sill Indian Reservation in Oklahoma, where Geronimo's extraordinary journey unfolds. Through the mystical laptop and Geronimo's remarkable memory, the Chiricahua Apache leader guides us through his history, from his days as a masterful war strategist to his captivity and subsequent role as a keen observer of the white man's mindset, including that of President Theodore Roosevelt.Janelle's storytelling prowess shines as she weaves a tale of resilience, adaptation, and diplomacy. With a deft touch, she explores Geronimo's attempts to sway President Roosevelt's stance on his people's freedom. The narrative deftly intertwines historical events with the imaginative flourish of fiction, crafting a tapestry that resonates with truth and heart.In Geronimo's Laptop, Janelle paints a vivid picture of how Geronimo's newfound celebrity status becomes both a catalyst and a tool for change. As he becomes a sought-after figure, drawing crowds through Wild West shows, expos, and fairs, Geronimo endeavors to use his popularity as a means to sway the president's perspective.Trains rumble to the reservation, carrying curious visitors eager to hear Geronimo's side of the story. As his popularity soars, the hope of altering President Roosevelt's view intensifies. Through this intricate narrative, Janelle Meraz Hooper exemplifies her remarkable ability to intertwine history, imagination, and the human spirit, delivering a story that entertains, enlightens, and resonates long after the final page is turned. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Don Bentley, renowned author of the Matt Drake series and Tom Clancy: A Jack Ryan Jr. Novel Book. From Apache pilot to FBI agent, his life story embodies resilience and diverse experiences. Explore his insights on failure, leadership, and trust-building, shaped by commanding military units, managing startups, and writing for prestigious franchises. Don candidly reflects on a defining day in his life, offering a glimpse into the struggles soldiers face on and off the battlefield. Don Bentley's story is a testament to the transformative power of challenges and the unwavering pursuit of growth and achievement. Key Takeaways [02:12] Don Bentley, a New York Times bestselling author known for the Matt Drake series and Tom Clancy Jack Ryan Jr. novels. From army Apache pilot to FBI agent, his journey is defined by resilience and diverse experiences. Don shares his unique perspective on the value of failure, the importance of supportive factors, and the enduring pursuit of meaningful achievements. [12:09] Don reflects on his experience of pursuing a pilot's license and navigating the unpredictable terrain of startups, valuable lessons emerge. The candid discussion touches upon the initial misconception of natural talent, the unexpected twists of startup endeavors, and the profound impact of failure on personal development. He shares his journey of transitioning from the FBI to startups, revealing the intricate balance between narrow focus and diversification. [17:03] Don's expertise in building trust and leading in high-stakes situations takes the spotlight as he shares insights from commanding military units, managing startups, and writing for prestigious franchises. His approach, anchored in humility and authenticity, emphasizes the significance of servant leadership and the value of every individual's role. [27:49] Don opens up about a defining and haunting day in his life—June 20, 2005. Serving as an Air Cavalry troop commander in Afghanistan, he recounts the challenges and tragedies of that day when tasked with rescuing a compromised SEAL team. The emotional aftermath, combined with his transition back to civilian life, offers a glimpse into the struggles soldiers face both on the battlefield and within themselves. Through the camaraderie of fellow veterans, he finds healing and a new purpose, highlighting the resilience that shapes his ongoing journey. [41:42] Closing quote: Remember, you have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment. — Ali Raisman. Quotable Quotes "Once you get used to failing and you pick yourself up, then the next thing doesn't seem so difficult to try." "And I think being a good leader is very similar to that in that your actions should show that you're a caring leader, that you're willing to do what you're asking your subordinates to do as well, not your words." "The things that are worth having are not easy to get." "The hardest things in life are the ones that are worth having." "I know what my limitations are as a person and sometimes you can't figure that out when things succeed. You can only figure that out when things go sideways." "Leadership is taking an organization where it needs to go rather than where it wants to go." "Excellence has to be worked for because that's not the natural order of things." "When you're in the thick of it, you better be calm and competent." "What we all want is to be surrounded by people that have our backs no matter what we're doing and people that we can trust." These are the books mentioned by Don Ben Bentley Resources Mentioned The Leadership Podcast | Sponsored by | Rafti Advisors. LLC | Self-Reliant Leadership. LLC | Don Bentley Website | Don Bentley Facebook | Don Benley Twitter |
Comanche Jack Stilwell worked as a teamster on the Santa Fe Trail, hunted buffalo on the southern plains, and participated in the famous Battle of Beecher Island – all before the age of 19 years of age. Jack continued scouting for the Army against the Cheyenne, Comanche, Apache, Kiowa, and Arapaho before pinning on a badge and chasing down outlaws in Indian Territory. Despite these accomplishments, there's a good chance you've never heard of Comanche Jack. But what about his brother, Frank? While the name Frank Stilwell likewise may not ring a bell, I'm willing to bet you've seen Frank's death portrayed on film on more than one occasion; an incident that saw frontiersman extraordinaire Comanche Jack come gunning for the famous Wyatt Earp. The Battle of Beecher Island - https://www.wildwestextra.com/the-battle-of-beecher-island/ Liver Eating Johnson - https://www.wildwestextra.com/liver-eating-johnson/ Check out the website for more true tales from the Old West https://www.wildwestextra.com/ Email me! https://www.wildwestextra.com/contact/ Buy me a coffee! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/wildwest Free Newsletter! https://wildwestjosh.substack.com/ Join Into History for ad-free and bonus content! https://intohistory.supercast.com/ Merchandise! https://www.teepublic.com/user/wild-west-extravaganza Book Recommendations! https://www.amazon.com/shop/wildwestextravaganza/list/YEHGNY7KFAU7?ref_=aip_sf_list_spv_ofs_mixed_d
“And I think that's the thing about writing or writing fiction in particular is that if you're good enough, you can break the rules.” Don Bentley, a New York Times best-selling author known for his thrilling Matt Drake series and his work on novels under the Tom Clancy and Vince Flynn brands. He shares his journey from being an army Apache helicopter pilot to becoming a successful writer, reflecting on his passion for storytelling and the challenges he faced along the way. He discusses the importance of being an organic storyteller and the need for aspiring authors to have a day job while building their writing careers. Don talks about writing techniques, exploring common storytelling tropes, and the balance between maintaining suspense and avoiding clichés in thrillers. He provides insights into character development, plot pacing, and the art of crafting unexpected twists. The interview also touches on the evolving role of artificial intelligence in writing and entertainment, raising questions about its potential impact on the creative process and the future of storytelling. Check out Bentley's book Forgotten War. To sign up for Bentley's newsletter and learn more of his works, visit his website: https://donbentleybooks.com/. Raymond Aaron has shared his vision and wisdom on radio and television programs for over 40 years. He is the author of over 100 books, including Branding Small Business For Dummies, Double Your Income Doing What You Love, Canadian best-seller Chicken Soup for the Canadian Soul, and he co-authored the New York Times best-seller Chicken Soup for the Parent's Soul. www.Aaron.com
In Episode 378 of District of Conservation, Gabriella focuses on two important stories from Arizona that have national relevance. These include the designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I'tah Kukveni-Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument and delisting fo the Apache trout-- Arizona's state trout. Tune in to learn more! SHOW NOTES A Proclamation on Establishment of the Baaj Nwaavjo I'tah Kukveni-Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument FACT SHEET: President Biden Designates Baaj Nwaavjo I'tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument WESTERN CAUCUS CONDEMNS BIDEN ADMINISTRATION'S LATEST LAND GRAB FACT CHECK: Can Presidents Unilaterally Declare Large National Monuments? U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces recovery of Arizona's ESA-protected state fish, prompting delisting proposal Western Native Trout Initiative Post on Apache Trout Delisting --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/district-of-conservation/support
ElasticSearch, Akka, Hashicorp, and Red Hat are starting to change their licensing models. What used to be considered open source (Apache, GPL, MIT) is morphing (with an asterisk) for the large open source projects that we know and love. But what does that mean? Is open source over? or are we transitioning to a new reality? Is legislation going to help or hinder (like the EU CRA proposed laws)? Come take a listen as we dive deep into the open source ecosystem and how is it changing right before our eyes! https://www.javaoffheap.com/datadog We thank DataDogHQ for sponsoring this podcast episode DO follow us on twitter @offheap https://www.twitter.com/offheap Java Specialist Newsletter (hi Dr. Heinz!) https://www.javaspecialists.eu/ Netbeans 18 https://github.com/apache/netbeans/releases Corretto is most popular JVM https://devclass.com/2023/05/02/amazon-now-the-most-popular-java-development-kit-vendor-for-production-according-to-observability-survey/ Layoffs at Redhat https://wraltechwire-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/wraltechwire.com/2023/04/24/red-hat-cutting-hundreds-of-jobs-ceo-says-in-letter-to-employees/?amp=1, Sonatype https://www.theregister.com/2023/05/10/sonatype_job_cuts/ Videos for KotlinConf 2023 https://blog.jetbrains.com/kotlin/2023/05/kotlinconf-2023-recordings/?_ga=2.192371426.99327395.1684372006-290954218.1684372006&_gl=1*131l38a*_ga*MjkwOTU0MjE4LjE2ODQzNzIwMDY.*_ga_9J976DJZ68*MTY4NDM3MjAwNi4xLjAuMTY4NDM3MjAwNi4wLjAuMA.. SpringOne @ Explore Las Vegas (Aug 21-24) https://springone.io/ Community Over Code (Apache) in Halifax (Oct 7-10) https://communityovercode.com/
In this mindfulness series, we are exploring resilience & reciprocity as skills we build when we bring mindfulness to our relationships with the earth, with others, and with ourselves. In today's class, we bring the lens of mindfulness to our fractured relationship with nature. Diagnosis like plant blindness and nature deficit disorder, not to mention climate crisis, highlight how removed we are from nature. At the same time, there are writers, poets, artists, and scientists all screaming for us to go outside, to remember ourselves in nature. Yet, for the most part, we don't.We don't go outside because we are busy, because we don't know where to go, or because we don't like being hot, or cold, or the bugs. We don't go outside because our culture has taught us to value comfort over all else. We don't go outside because we might be uncomfortable.In the Apache language, the root of the word for land is the same root as the word for mind… an interesting parallel, isn't it?We don't like to be uncomfortable - with our thoughts or with the weather. However, what we see over and over again through lived experience is that discomfort allows us to tap into and appreciate joy so much more than staying sheltered, closed off, and “comfortable”.Join me for today's episode of The Mindful Minute as we revive our connection to nature through resilience and reciprocity.Sign up for my newsletter at http://eepurl.com/dBYEUL to receive free mini meditations each month, creative musings, and more.Make a donation or learn more about my free offerings and live classes by visiting merylarnett.com.IG: @merylarnett #meditatewithmeryl
Shaye Lynne Haver is one of the two first women, along with CPT Kristen Griest, to ever graduate from the US Army Ranger School, which occurred on 21 August 2015. Haver and Griest were ranked 34th on Fortune magazine's 2016 list of the World's Greatest Leaders. Haver was among a group of 19 women who qualified to attend the first gender-integrated Ranger School, which began 20 April 2015. Shaye previously served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot in an aviation brigade In 2018, CPT Haver was inducted into the US Army Women's Foundation Hall of Fame. Like this show? Follow along with us on all our platforms: www.leadershipisfemale.com www.emilyjaenson.com www.instagram.com/emilyjaenson www.instagram.com/leadershipisfemale
After a short summer break, Warden's Watch picks things up with a look back at NAWEOA 2023 with Ohio Wildlife Officer Chris Gilkey, and Utah's Ethan Justinger. Now called the International Game Warden Association, this year's conference was held in beautiful Provo, Utah in early July, with a jam- packed schedule of activities that included a wide variety of training, speakers, and fun for the whole family. Our Sponsors: Thin Green Line Podcast Don Noyes Chevrolet Sovereign Sportsman Solutions “A Cowboy in the Woods” Book Hunt of a Lifetime Maine's Operation Game Thief Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH International Wildlife Crimestoppers Here's what we discuss: Game wardens watch – but it's rough on binoculars The value of conferences “Everybody is on the same page.” Utah conference provided activities for the entire family What is VirTra training? “All it takes is one” visit to NAWEOA Awards are a humbling experience Youth Room kept kids safe and entertained Speakers were both interesting and inspirational Keynote speaker Brody Young Mindfulness training with Jeff Jones “You are not alone.” Scenarios can be recreated, but there's no substitute for sharing lived experience Bill Livezey, author of Let's Go For A Ride Tracking migration patterns through collaring * Apache touch and go interlude * K9 training demonstration The annual Torch Run supporting the North American Game Warden Museum Mickey Mouse pancakes Game Warden skills competition; antler toss, fish drop, trivia, and fun The ‘Warden Spawn' youth team NAWEOA 2023 in one word Train hard, play hard, work hard See you next year in British Columbia, Canada! Credits Hosts: Wayne Saunders and John Nores Producer: Jay Ammann Art & Design: Ashley Hannett Research / Content Coordinator: Stacey DesRoches Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Google Waypoint Stitcher TuneIn Megaphone Find More Here: Website Warden's Watch / TGL Store Facebook Facebook Fan Page Instagram Twitter YouTube RSS Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
William Kwok speaks with Doc Searls and Shawn Powers about Apache SeaTunnel, an exciting and extremely useful open-source way to synchronize multiple databases. Hosts: Doc Searls and Shawn Powers Guest: William Kwok Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email email@example.com. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
William Kwok speaks with Doc Searls and Shawn Powers about Apache SeaTunnel, an exciting and extremely useful open-source way to synchronize multiple databases. Hosts: Doc Searls and Shawn Powers Guest: William Kwok Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
We aren't able to record a new episode this week, so here is a great interview we did with Michael H. of the Atheopagan Society Council. See you next week! S3E41 TRANSCRIPT: Mark: Welcome back to the Wonder Science-based Paganism. I'm Mark, one of your hosts. Yucca: and I'm Yucca. Mark: and today we have a really exciting episode. We have an interview with a member of the Atheopagan Society Council, Michael, who is joining us today, and is gonna tell us about his journey and what this community means to him and his vision for the future and all kinds of cool stuff. So welcome. Michael: Well, thank you very much for having me. Mark: I'm delighted to have you here, Yucca: Thanks for coming on. Michael: Yeah, no, I'm excited. Yucca: Yeah. So why don't we start with so who are you? Right? What's, what's your journey been to get here? Michael: Gosh. Well, I kind of have to start at the very beginning. So my name's Michael and you know, I've, I start, sometimes I go by Mícheál, which is my Irish, the Irish version of my name. And that's something I've been using more as I've been involved in the Pagan community. My parents are both Irish and. They moved to the United States in their early eighties cuz my dad got a green card working over there Mark: Hmm. Michael: and I was born in America. And then they decided they want to move back to Ireland then in 1991. So already I had this kind of dissected identity. Was I American or was I Irish? I never really lost my American accent. When I, when I moved to Ireland my sister who was born in Ireland, she actually has a slight American accent just from living with me. So she never people always ask her, are you, are you American? And she's like, I've never lived there. So it's funny that it's kind of stuck with her, but I moved to Ireland and I suddenly was kind of got this culture shock at the age of five and moving to this new country. And my mother has a very large family, so she has like, two, two brothers and seven sisters, and then I've got like 30 cousins. So , it was a big, a big change from AmeriCorps. It was just the three of us. Moving back to Ireland and. It was a very, you know, Ireland, you know, is, would've been considered a very Catholic country, and it's been kind of secularizing since the nineties up until now. But back then it was still quite Catholic. Like homosexuality was only decriminalized in 1992 and divorce was only made legal in 1995. So, I guess the first kind of sense of, of what I meant to be Irish back then was, You know, you learned Irish in school, you learned to speak Irish in school, and this was very it wasn't taught very well, I would say, and I think most Irish people would agree with that. It's kind of taught like almost like Latin or something as a dead language rather than as a living language. So you're spending time learning all this grammar. And you don't kind of develop that love of it that I think you should. I did go to like Irish summer camp in the Gaeltacht . The Gaeltacht is the Irish speaking area of Ireland, and I kind of became aware of my Irishness, you know, just through being part of all this and also. I would've introduced myself as American when I was little but people didn't really like that. It was kind of a, like a weird thing to do. So my mom eventually told me, maybe you should just stop paying that. And so throughout my I, you know, as I mentioned, it was a very Catholic country. And when I was in the Gaeltacht in Irish summer camp one of the kids said they were atheist. And I was like, what does that mean? I'm like, I don't believe in God. And I was, and in my head I was like, I didn't know you could do that, I didn't know that was an option. . So I kind of thought about it for a while. I became, we started studying the Reformation in school when I was about 14. And then I learned that Catholics believed in transubstantiation and nobody had really mentioned that before. They didn't really teach the catechism very well, I guess. I'd done my communion and my confirmation, but nobody ever mentioned that. We literally believed that the, the body and blood, you know, was that the bread and water? Oh, sorry. The bread and wine actually became literally, And the body. And I thought that was a very strange thing, that that was a literal thing. It wasn't just symbolic. And then we also studied Calvinism and all that stuff. And I was like, then I started to read the Bible and I was like, then it fun, it finally just dawned on me that I didn't believe any of this, and it was kind of liberating. But it was kind of a way of being d. In a very homogenous society too. You could be a bit of a rebel. So I think I was one of those annoying teenagers who was always questioning everybody and having, trying to have debates with everybody about religion and they didn't enjoy that . And so I went through school and I just remember hating studying the Irish language until eventually when I left school. On the last day, I actually took all my. My Irish textbooks and burnt them and I feel I . Yeah. I mean I feel so much guilt and regret about that and I think about that how important it's to me now and that, that was a real shame that, but I didn't, partially I didn't put the work in, but also I just think the structure. Was not there. I mean so many Irish people come out of outta school not really know, knowing how to speak the language, you know, and I think it is an effective col colonization as well, where, you know, you consider English is a useful language and learning French or Spanish, that's a useful thing, but there's no use for Irish in people's minds, which is a, and I find that a real shame and I. could go back and change that. In university I studied anthropology and history because I was very interested in religion. All throughout my teenage years, I was obsessed with learning about world religions, you know, there was a world religion class in, in secondary school. I didn't get into it, but I begged the teacher to allow me to. Into it because I was so interested in the topic. And he was like, fine, fine. And he kind of thought he'd humor me in one class one day and he was like, well, Michael, maybe you could talk about satanism. That's the topic for today. And I was like, well, let's start with Al Crowley. And he was like, okay, maybe he actually knows what he is talking about So, I went, I. I went to the university sorry, national University of Ireland, Minuth Campus. And it's funny because that used to be known as so it's actually, it's two campuses. They're St. Patrick's college, which is like a, a seminary for priests. And there's the I, which is like the secular version, and they're both, but they both share the same compass. So it's funny, it used to be the, the biggest seminary in Europe. They call it the priest factory cuz they pumped out so many priests that sent, sent them all over the world. And it's when you go out and you walk down the corridors, you see all the graduating classes. So you go back to 1950 and you see a graduating class of like a hundred priests. And every year as you're going down the corridor, it gets smaller and smaller and smaller. Until I think the year I graduated, there was like two people graduating as priests. Yeah. So that was, that was a, I decided to study history and anthropology at n Y Minuth and one of the books that I read. Was kind of a gateway into thinking about land and language, which are two things that are really important to me in my, when I think about Paganism. It's a book called wisdom Sits in Places by Keith Bato, bass by Keith Bassell, and. I'm just gonna read a little bit here from the book because he was an anthropologist working with the Apache, the Western Apache, to try and remap the land using the Native Apache words rather than the, the English words. So trying to make a native map and working with Apache people to find all the true, the true names of all these. so this is the quote, but already on only our second day in the country together a problem had problem had come up for the third time in as many tries. I have mispronounced the Apache name of the boggy swale before us. And Charles, who is weary of repeating it, has a guarded look in his eyes after watching the name for a fourth. I acknowledged defeat and attempted to apologize for my flawed linguistic performance. I'm sorry, Charles. I can't get it. I'll work on it later. It's in the machine. It doesn't matter. It matters. Charles says softly to me in English, and then turning to speak to Morley. He addresses him in Western Apache, is what he said. What he's doing isn't right. It's not good. He seems to be in a. Why is he in a hurry? It's disrespectful. Our ancestors made this name. They made it just as it is. They made it for a reason. They spoke it first a long time ago. He's repeating the speech of our ancestors. He doesn't know that. Tell him he's repeating the speech of our ancestors. And I'm gonna just there's another section here, a little, a few pages. But then unexpectedly in one of those courteous turnabouts that Apache people employ to assuage embarrassment in salvage damaged feelings, Charles himself comes to the rescue with a quick corroborative grin. He announces he is missing several teeth and that my problem with the place name may be attributable to his lack of dental equipment. Sometimes he says he is hard to underst. His nephew, Jason, recently told him that, and he knows he tends to speak softly. Maybe the combination of too few teeth and two little volume accounts for my failing. Short morally, on the other hand, is not so encumbered though shy. Two, a tooth or two. He retains the good ones for talking and because he's not afraid to speak up, except as everyone knows in the presence of gar women no one has trouble hearing what he. Maybe if Morley repeated the place name again slowly and with ample force, I would get it right. It's worth a try, cousin. And then he, I'm just gonna skip forward a bit and he successfully pronounces the name, which translates as water Lies with mud in an open container. Relieved and pleased. I pronounce the name slowly. Then I, then a bit more rapidly and again, as it might be spoken. In normal conversation, Charles listens and nods his head in. . Yes. He says in Apache, that is how our ancestors made it a long time ago, just as it is to name this place. Mm-hmm. So this became important to me when thinking about the Irish language because something similar happened in Ireland in the you know, we have all our native Irish place. But in the 1820s the British Army's Ordinance survey came and decided they were gonna make these names pro pronounceable to English ears. And so they kind of tore up the native pronunciation and kind of push an English pronunciation on top. So you have these very strange English Anglo size versions of Irish Place names Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: Soin in is is probably better known in English as dingle, but doesn't really have anything to do with the Irish. And there are plenty of, there are so many examples of this and I think when you're trying to learn about a landscape in your relation to a ship, to a landscape, it is important to know the native place. It's something that I think about a lot and I try to learn. One of my favorite writers is named Tim Robinson, and he's well he died in 2020. But I had the opportunity to meet him in 2009 and he was an English cartographer. But he moved to the west of Ireland, to the Iron Islands and also to Kamara. So he kind of moved between those two places. He lived there for more than 30 years, and what he actually did was he went out and mapped the landscape and talked to local people, and he was able to find some of the place names that had been lost over the years that weren't on the official maps, and he was able to help recreate a Gaelic map of those areas. I think that's a really kind of religious or spiritual activity to go out onto the land and walk it. And to name it and to name it correctly. And I think that's what I think my pagan path is in a way. It's to go and walk the land and learn it, what to call it. Cause I think language is the most important tool we have as pagans. Mark: Hmm. Michael: So those are, that's kind of when I started to think about this stuff. I've always been interested in folk. It was actually funny. There was, it started with a video game one of the legend of Zelda video games called Major's Mask Mark: Hmm. Yucca: Yep. Michael: in, in the game, they actually have like a mask festival and they dis they discuss the the history of the festival. Anna was just like, wow, I didn't, I ended up making masks with my sister and we kind of pretended to. A little mask festival of our own Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: that you're, you're familiar with that? Yucca? Yucca: Yes. Yeah, I played a lot of it. Michael: Yeah. So, but I guess I really started to think about folklore when when I watched the Wickerman as um, as a teenager. I was probably at 16 when I watched it, and it kind of opened my eyes completely. And we've talked a lot about this in the group. And I. It's watched as a horror movie in a way, but I think I really got into the, the paganism idea of, of paganism as a teenager because of watching the Wickman and just the symbolism and the pageantry. And I also just like the idea. These island people turning on the state in the form of, of the policeman. So that's kind of been something I've that I've really enjoyed over the years, watching that every every May as part of my, my, my annual ritual so, you know, after university, I, I moved to South Korea to teach English, and, but at the same time I was quite into Buddhism. I had been practicing some Zen Buddhism from about the age of 18, and, but not like, more as just a practice rather than believing in any of it. Not believing in reincarnation or anything like that. I just found the ritual of it very beautiful. And I ended up going and doing a temple stay in a, in a place at, at a temple. Up in the mountains and it was very beautiful and really amazing. You know, something you'd see in a movie because the monk, the head monk actually brought us out into a bamboo grove and we sat there meditating just with all surrounded by bamboo. And it was waving in the wind and it felt like a correction, tiger Hidden dragon or something like that. And one of the powerful events that happened on that trip. Doing the Buddhist meal ceremony where we ate in in the style of a Buddhist monk. And the idea is that you do not leave any food behind. After you're, after you're finished eating, you've, you eat all the food, and then when you wash the bowls and they kind of put the communal water back into the, the, the waste bowl, there should be no no bit of food, nothing. It should just be clean water. That comes out of, after everybody finishes washing all their bowls. So we followed all the steps to do that and, you know, some people really, really weren't into it. They didn't wanna do the work of, of being extremely thorough. And there were a few rice pieces of rice in the water at the end and the head monk said to us oh, that will now get, you're, you're gonna cause pain to the hungry to ghost. Because the hungry goats ghosts have holes in their throats, and when we pour the water outside for the hungry ghosts, the rice particles are gonna get stuck in their throats. And a lot of people were like, what? What are you talking about Mark: Hmm. Michael: But I thought that was beautiful because it doesn't, not, you don't have to. It's a story that has a purpose, and that's why, you know, It made me think about the superstitions that we have. And I don't know if I like superstition like these, calling it that. Cause I think a lot of these things have purpose and you have to look for the purpose behind them. And the purpose of that story of the honky go story, maybe for him it is about not causing harm to these, these spirits, but it's also about not wasting food. And I think it, it has more power and more meaning. And you remember. More thoroughly when you have a story like that to back up this, this practice. So I think it kind of made me rethink a lot about the kind of folkloric things that I, in my, in the Irish tradition and that, you know, I think about things like fairy forts, which are, you know, the, these are the archeological sites that you find around Ireland. Like, I think there's like 60,000 left around the country. These, these circular. Homesteads that made a stone or, or saw, or saw that you find all over the country and people don't disturb them because they're afraid they'll get fair, bad luck. The, if you, if you disturb the, the fair fort the ferry's gonna come after you , or if you could, or if you cut down a tree, a lone tree. Lone trees that grow in the middle of fields that don't have a, a woodland beside them, just singular trees. These are known as fairy trees and it's bad luck to cut them down. But I feel like these folk beliefs help preserve the past as well, because, you know, farmers who don't have this belief, they don't have any problem tearing down fray, forts and that kind of thing. They just see it as a, something in the way of them farming, especially in the kind of age of industrial agriculture. Yeah. So it just made, that was when I started to think about how important it is to keep folk belief alive. And I've really, and I really started to study Irish folk belief after that point. And I lived in South Korea as I mentioned. I met my wife there, she's from Iowa and she was also teaching in, in South Korea, and we moved to Vietnam after that. And we lived there for a couple of years, and I might come back to that later. But fast forwarding, we moved to Iowa then in 2013, and I'm teaching a course in Irish. At a local community college, but I always start with this poem by Shama Heini Boland. And I just wanted to read two extracts from it. So the first stands out is we have no prairies to slice a big sun at evening everywhere. The eye concedes to encroaching. And then moving downwards. Our pioneers keep striking inwards and downwards. Every layer they strip, they, every layer they strip seems camped on before. So I, I started with that initially, kind of trying to, as, it was almost like a gateway for my students to kind of look at. Look at Iowa with its historic prairies, which don't really exist anymore. It's all farmland. There's very little prairie land left. I think maybe 2% of the state is prairie. But that idea, that idea of our pioneers strike downwards, and I've been thinking about that a lot as well, that that's kind of a, a colonial look at the land because this land, the American land has is just as camped. As Ireland, and I've been kind of experiencing that more and more. I have a friend who's an archeologist here and just hearing them talk about the kinds of fines that they have. You know, we lived in a town where there was a Native American fishing weir was a couple of hundred years old. It you could kind of see the remains, but it mostly washed away by the time we had. But I did see an old postcard of it from the seventies, and you could see it very clearly. And so just make, and then we always it's become a ritual every every autumn, we go up to northeast Iowa to these, to these effigy mounds, which are some Native American mounds up there on a bluff, just overlooking the miss. Mark: Hmm. Michael: And that's really amazing to look at that and experience and experience that. And you know, I'd love to go back, unfortunately, Shamus, he died more than 10 years ago now, but I'd love to go back and ask him if he would consider rewriting that line, you know, because this land is just as a count on Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: and I'm trying to, trying to make sense of that and what it means. As an Irish person living in America, Yucca: Mm. Michael: Cuz we, Irish people are victims of col colonialism, Mark: Hmm. Michael: Irish people, when they moved to America, they just became white as well and had the same colonial attitudes as everybody. And I'm trying to kind of, but you know, there's, there's, there's kind of stories of reciprocation as well. Where during the famine, the Irish famine the, I think, I believe it was the Chota Nation sent Emin relief to the AR to Ireland. Even though they didn't have much themselves, they still saw this. People in need across the water and they sent money to help. And, you know, there's that connection between the Chta nation and the Irish has continued to this day. But I am just trying to figure out what it means to be an Irish person and a pagan living in this country. And that's kind of where I, where I am right now. But to get back to how I got into Ethiopia, paganism I mentioned earlier that I was really into the Wickerman and I found this group called Folk folk Horror Revival on Facebook. And somebody one day mentioned that there was this group called Atheopagan. And so I decided to join and I found a lot of like-minded people. And I've been kind of involved in the community for, for, I think that was maybe 2018. Mark: Mm-hmm. Michael: And I've been involved in the community since then and maybe on a bigger, I've been much more involved since Covid started and we started doing our Saturday mixers. And I think I've made maybe 90% of those Mark: something Michael: and we've, yeah, and we've been doing that for the last three years and it's just been. It's a really amazing, it's one of the highlights of my week to spend time with with other people in that, in that hour and 45 minutes that we spend every Saturday. Mark: Mm. Michael: Mm-hmm. Mark: Yeah, I, I really agree with you. That's, I, it's a highlight of my week as well. Such warm, thoughtful people and so diverse and living in so many different places. It's yeah, it's just a really good thing to do on a Saturday morning for me. And. We'll probably get into this more a little bit later, but the idea of creating human connection and community building I know is really important to you and it's really important to me too. I think there have been other sort of naturalistic, pagan traditions that have been created by people, but they just kind of plunked them on the internet and let them sit. And to me it's. That would be fine if I were just gonna do this by myself. But when other people started saying, I like this, I want to do this too. To me that meant, well then we should all do it together. Right? Let's, let's build a community and support one another in doing this. And so the Saturday mixers, when we, when Covid started, I think. I mean, to be honest, COVID did some great things for the Ethiopia, pagan community. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: yeah. Kind of accidentally, but that's, that's Yucca: Well that's the silver linings, right? That's one of the things we, you know, life goes on. We have to find the, the, the benefits and the good things, even in the challenging times. Mark: Mm-hmm. Mm-hmm. Michael: yeah. I think. I'm just thinking back to when we started. So it's kind of, we have maybe six or seven regulars who come to every meeting maybe. And then we have other people who join now and then, but I'm just trying to think back to the first meeting. I think we, that's when the idea of doing virtual ritual began as well in that first meeting. And we were trying to figure out how to do. Yucca: Was that was the first meeting before Covid or was it as a response to Covid? Mark: You know, honestly, I don't remember. I think it must have been in response to Covid because everybody was shut in and, you know, everybody was kind of starving for human contact. Michael: I think the first one may have been March or April. 2020, Yucca: Okay, so right there at the. Michael: Yeah, right at the beginning. Yeah. And I think, I remember in the first meeting we were talking about ritual ideas and I think the first suggestion I came up with was like I'd love to somebody do like a, describe what an atheopagan temple might look. Mark: Oh yeah. Michael: Yeah. And I left, and I think you were recording the meetings at that time, but we don't record 'em anymore, just so people can feel free to be themselves and not have a recorded recording of themselves out there, . But I know that, I think James who you interviewed recently he, he was listening to that one, I believe, and he came the next week and actually had prepared a guided meditation. Of what a pagan temple would be like to him. And it was a walk through nature. I think that was the first, our first online ritual together. Mark: Yeah, I remember that now. Yeah, and it's been, it's really been a journey trying to figure out how, how can you do these ritual things over a, a video conferencing platform. In a way that makes everybody feel like they're participating and engaged. Right. So that there's a, a transformation of consciousness. But I think we've done pretty well, to be honest. I mean, some of the rituals that we've done have been really quite moving. Michael: Yeah. And I think the ritual framework that you've worked at translates very well to. A Zoom conference as well. I dunno if maybe, if he wants to describe that, what the usual atheopagan ritual would look like. Mark: Sure. We've, we've talked about this before. The, the, the ritual structure that I proposed in my book is basically a, a five step process where the first is arrival, which is sort of, Transitioning into the ritual state of mind from the ordinary state of mind, and then the invocation of qualities that are a part that we'd like to be a part of the ritual with us, which is sort of the equivalent in Wicca or other pagan traditions of invoking spirits or gods or what have you, ancestors, what have you. And then the main working of the ritual, which varies depending on what the purpose of the ritual is. But it can be, well, we've done lots of different kinds of things. We've braided ribbons and then tied, not tied magical knots in them. We've made siles, we've we've done just lots of different kinds of things. And then gratitude expressions of gratitude. The things that we're grateful for. And then finally, benediction, which is sort of the closing of the ritual at a declaration that we're moving back into ordinary time. Yucca: So how does that look in, in a meeting, like a Zoom meeting In a digital format? Mark: Michael, you want to take that one or should I? Michael: So you know, you have maybe, I think usually when we have a ritual more people attend that and so we might have 12 people there and often Yucca: cameras on. Michael: Camera's on. Well, it's optional. Yeah. If you don't feel comfortable having your camera on, that's completely fine and you don't even have to speak. We do encourage people just to you know, leave a message in the chat so you can just listen in. You can engage as much or as little as you want. And you, you, so. We have all the people on in the conference, and maybe we'll try and get some more of the senses involved as well. So sometimes we'll like candles and everybody will have a candle in front of them. I do know for for some of our sound rituals. Mark, you've used two cameras where you, you aim one camera at maybe a focus, like what's one of the examples of that that you. Mark: Well we did that both at Sown and at Yu. So both the Halls ritual and the Yule ritual where I would create a focus or alter setup with thematic and symbolic things relating to the season. and then I would point, I would log into Zoom with my phone and point my phone at that. And then, and then I'd log in separately on my laptop for myself as a person, and then I could spotlight the focus so that it's kind of the centerpiece of what everybody experiences on their screen and sets the atmosphere. Michael: Yeah. So just a virtual focus that everybody can, everybody can virtually gather around. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: Yeah. And I think we've also used a Pinterest board in the past as well for people. I think it was at Sound again, we had that Pinterest board where people could put up notes about. Their ancestors or loved ones that they were That's correct, isn't it? Mark: Yeah. Yeah. Or pictures of people that had passed recently or. Yucca: mm. Michael: yeah. So yeah, there's a lot of digital space that you can use for this ritual. We also try not to involve too many props as well. Because we wanna make it as easy as possible for people of all abilities. And just if you don't have the space for something, for a large proper if you don't wanna make a lot of noise, you know, we're not gonna have you using chimes or things like that. So we try and make it as easy as possible. Sometimes we do invite you to bring some food to eat as well, because, you know, a lot of these are feasting rituals. So we maybe, if you feel comfortable bringing some refreshments, you might want to do. And just have a friendly meal with people online. For example, we're actually gonna start doing I'm gonna be leading full Moon meals every month on the, on the, so the first one's gonna be December 7th. And I'll post, post about that on Discord, and I think Mark will post about that in the Facebook group. Yeah. And so the idea is everybody just comes. Joins the Zoom meeting and everybody should have their meal. Whether you're, whether that's lunch or if you're in a different time zone, maybe there'll be dinner or maybe it's just a snack. And then we'll spend a minute just thinking about the providence of the food and then we'll eat us and maybe people can talk about the food that they're eating and what it means to. And I'm hoping to make that a monthly event that we meet every full moon to share a meal together Mark: That sounds. I, I, I really I have pagan guilt over how little I pay attention to the full moon. I'm, I'm always, I'm always aware of what phase the moon is in, but I, I don't do a lot in the way of observances of the phases of the moon. And so, I'm excited to have this added in to something that I can attend. Michael: Mm-hmm. . But yeah, as you can see from that format, it's very simple. And again, you, if, if people listening would like to attend as well, there's no obligation to keep your. Your camera on, there's no obligation to speak. You just, you can just listen in and just feel part of the, part of the community that way. Yucca: Mm-hmm. So in the mixers sometimes ritual, are there discussions or what else do the mixers. Michael: Usually the mixer is kind of a freeform thing. Yucca: Mm-hmm. Michael: Maybe we'll have a topic sometimes, but usually people just come and do a check in and talk about how they're, how they're getting on that week and if there's anything they wanna discuss, we just open it up to that. Depending on the size of the turn, we may require some kind of etiquette stuff. So if there are a lot of people and we don't want people to. Shut it down or have spoken over. So we'll ask people to raise their hands if they wanna speak. That's, that really is only when there's a lot of people and, and often I, I know I'm somebody who likes to talk, so it's a, I think raising hands also gives people who are less confident, or, I'm sorry, not less confident, just not at, don't feel like interrupting. It gives them an opportu. To to have their say as well and be called on mm-hmm. Mark: Yeah. Yucca: Mm. Mark: I think it's really good that we've implemented that. It, it's, it helps. Michael: Mm-hmm. I think one of the really cool rituals we had recently was for like the ATO Harvest, so that was when was that? That was in September or October. In September, yeah. Yeah. So. We were trying, I mean, usually it's, you could do some kind of harvest related and I think we've done that in the past. But I have a book called Celebrating Irish Festivals by Ruth Marshall. And this is my go-to book for, for, for ritual ideas. And this is, and I like to. Kind of some of the traditional holidays and maybe just steal from them. . So Michael Mass is is the holiday around that time in Ireland? It's a Christian holiday, but it's also it's a Yucca: were older. Michael: yeah, yeah, Yucca: Christians took for the older Michael: yeah, yeah, yeah. you know, it's about St. And he's known for slaying a dragon as just as St. George was known for slaying a dragon. But I thought, well, let's turn this on this head and let's celebrate our inner dragons. Let's bring our dragons to life. So it was the whole ritual was about dragons. And we actually drew Dragons, drew our inner dragons and shared them. Talked about what they. And kind of we were feeding our inner dragon so that they could warm us throughout the coming winter. Yucca: Hmm. Michael: Mm-hmm. Mark: as well as watching the home. Star Runner Strong Door, the Ator video, Michael: Oh yeah, Mark: which you, you have to do if you've got dragons as a theme. It's just too funny to avoid. Michael: That's an old flash cartoon from the early two thousands. That was pretty popular. Mark: Mm-hmm. Michael: Yeah. Track toward the ator. Google it, and in fact, I did a, I did the hot chip challenge as part of that ritual as Mark: That's right. Yeah. Michael: where I ate a very, very hot tortilla chip on camera. And. It was it was painful, but I'm sure, I don't know if it entertained other people, but it was, it was fun Mark: Oh yeah. It was fun. Michael: So, yeah, they're like, I mean, these rituals aren't all, they're, they're fun and they're kind of silly and goofy and but I mean, I thought at the same time they're very meaningful because people really opened up in that one Mark: Yeah. Michael: and shared some really profe profound truth. That was one of my favorites actually, and I hope we do another, another dragon invoking ritual in the future. Mark: Maybe in the spring Michael: yeah. Mark: you do it at, at both of the equinoxes. Michael: Mm-hmm. Mark: so you've joined the Atheopagan Society Council, which is great. Thank you so much for your, your volunteering and your effort. What do you think about the future? How do you, how do you see where this community is going and what would you like to see? What's, what's your perspective on that? Michael: Yeah, so just before I discovered the Pagan Facebook group I had attended A local cups meeting. So that's the covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans. And so it was just a taro reading workshop and, you know, I was, I, I like kind of using these kind of rituals just for their beauty and, but not, for not, not seeing anything supernatural in them. I was, it was amazing to, to find a group that was interested in these kind of things too, but without the they weren't incredulous. So I guess what I'm hoping for is that as we, as we kind of find more people who are, are, are aligned with us, maybe we can have more in. Experiences. That was one of the great, the great highlights of, of last year was attending the Century retreat and meeting all, all these amazing people in real life and being able to spend time together in real life. And I hope that as we kind of, as the word gets out about this group, more and more of us can meet in person or as we are able to, Mark: Mm-hmm. Michael: That's what I really hope for the future that you're finding your, your people that we are, we are being able to get these local groups together and then spend time on these important days of the year. And I believe the Chicago Afu Pagan group was able to do that not too long ago. And I know Mark, your local group meets quite regularly as well. Mark: We, we meet for the, for the eight holidays, for the eight Sabbath. So yeah, we're gonna get together on the 18th of December and burn a fire in the fire pit and do a, a ritual and enjoy food and drink with one another. And yeah, it's a, it's a really good feeling that that feeling of getting together is just You can't replace it with online connection, but online connection is still really good. So that's why, that's why we continue to do the mixers every Saturday. And Glen Gordon has also been organizing a mixer on Thursday evenings. Well evenings if you're in the Americas. And. Yeah, there's just, there's, there's a bunch of different opportunities to plug in and it's always great to see somebody new. Michael: Yeah, I think that would be another hope as well that, you know, if you've been on the fence about coming to a mixer I hope that what we've described today maybe entices you to come along. You know that there's no expectations and you can, you can share, you can just sit in the background and watch, or you can participate. There's no expectations and it's just a nice way to, to connect with people, so, Yucca: how would somebody join in? They find the, the link on the Facebook discord. Michael: that's right. Yeah. So I think, mark, you post it regularly on the Facebook group, and it's also posted on the disc. As well. So, and it's the same time every Saturday, so it's 12:15 PM Central for me, so, and that's like 1115 for you, mark, on the, Mark: No, it's 1115 for Yucca. Michael: Oh, okay. Mark: It's 10 15 for me. Michael: Okay. Okay. Yucca: one 15 for Eastern. Then Michael: one, yeah, that's right. Yeah. Yucca: Hmm Mark: And. Michael: and it's always the same time, and I think we've, I think we've only missed one week, maybe in the last three years. Mark: Yeah, I think that's right. I wasn't available and I couldn't find somebody else to host or something like that, but yeah, it's been very consistent. And I see no reason to think it isn't gonna keep being consistent. But yeah, we, you know, we welcome new people. And if you're not in the Americas, that's fine too. We've got a couple of Dutch people that come in all the time. There's a, an Austrian woman who lives in Helsinki who participates. So Yucca: E eight nine ish kind of for Europe, Mark: Yeah. Michael: Yeah, yeah. Yeah. We've even had on the Thursday night mixer, we've even had Australians join occasionally too. So Yucca: That sounds like that'd be early for them then, right? Michael: yeah, Yucca: getting up in the. Michael: Mm-hmm. . Yeah. But I'd I'd love for some of the listeners to come and join us on one of the mixers and then cuz you know, you bring new ideas. And I we're always looking for new ritual ideas, Mark: Mm. Michael: That kind of bring meaning to our lives and to everybody else's. Mark: Mm-hmm. Yeah, cuz that's, I mean, that's what we're doing, right? We're, we're create, we're, it's a creative process for us. We've got these sort of frameworks like the Wheel of the Year and the, the ritual format that I laid out. Although people can use other ritual formats too. That's fine. But it's, it's an ongoing process of creation and of taking some old traditions and folding them in where they fit but creating new stuff as well. One of the innovations that we, that we've been doing for the l past year or so is if people want to be done with something, if they want to be finished with something in their. They can write it in the chat and then I take the chat file and I print it on my printer and I take it and I burn it in my cauldron. So it is actually being burnt physically. But it just takes a little bit of technical processing before that happens. Yucca: Hmm. Mark: And it's those kinds of innovations that are really useful for online rituals. And boy, if you have new ideas about things we can do for online rituals, I, I would love to hear 'em. Yucca: So thank you so much for sharing your story and your visions or the future with us. This has been, it's, it's really been beautiful to hear and to get that insight. Thank you, Michael. Michael: Well, thank you for having me on. Yucca: Yeah. Mark: It's been delightful hearing from you and, and I, I gotta say, I, I feel like our community is very lucky. You've been exploring religion and and folklore and ritual for a long time in a lot of different frameworks and I feel really fortunate that you've landed with us cuz I like you so. Michael: Okay. Well thanks very much. I like you too, Mark: Okay folks, that'll be all for this week. And as always, we'll have another episode for you next week on the Wonder Science Based Paganism. Have a great week. Yucca: Thanks everybody.
Brian Olsen joins us again to chat about why Apache Iceberg won the table format war. We also finish our chat from last time about Data Mesh. #dataengineering #datalake #datamesh
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On today's episode of Vinyl Fridays we are joined by podcast regular Joe Sowinski who shares some selections from his record collection with an emphasis on records purchased from his local record store Let's Boogie Records & Tapes. And of course, Brandon plays some beat up old records he found in the alley. Main Theme song: Apache by Jorgan Ingmann Instagram: @birp60406 Facebook: @blueislandradio Twitter: @birp60406 Patreon: pattern.com/blueislandradio
DAVID GAUSA presents SUTIL SENSATIONS RADIO / N#437 TRACKLIST JULY 28th 2023 / 28 JULIO 2023 LAST SHOW 17th SEASON 2022/23 A SPECIAL +2h 50m XL SHOW! Peggy Gou '(It Goes Like) Nanana' - XL Recordings KC Lights, Lapsley 'Better Times' - Toolroom Notre Dame 'Yumi' (Tiesto Remix) - Diynamic/Three Six Zero JADED feat. Indira May 'Mirror' - Higher Ground Pryda 'The Return' - Pryda London Grammar, CamelPhat 'Higher' (taken from 'The Remixes' LP) - Ministry Of Sound/Universal Tiesto 'Drifting' - Musical Freedom ANOTR x Abel Balder 'Relax My Eyes' (taken from 'The Reset' LP) - NO ART Marcal Prats 'Fascinated' (Original + David Gausa Sutil Mix) - Sutil Records Disclosure 'Higher Than Ever Before' (taken from 'Alchemy' LP) - Apollo/AWAL --- TRACK OF THE WEEK / TEMA DE LA SEMANA deadmau5 & Kaskade 'I Remember' (John Summit Remix) - mau5trap --- THE TECH HOUSE ZONE Green Velvet 'Bigger Than Prince' (10 Year Anniversary Remixes - Marco Lys Remix) - Relief Jude & Frank x Andruss feat. Tot La Momposina 'La Luna' - Armada Subjekt Cloonee 'Fine Night' - Hellbent Wax Motif, KURA 'Lo Que Soy' - Insomniac Diplo feat. Nicky Da B 'Express Yourself' (Mochakk Remix) - Mad Decent Walker & Royce, Glass Petals, Elohim 'Stop Time' - Rules Don't Apply --- Vintage Culture & Fideles feat. Be No Rain 'Fallen Leaf' - Virgin Duke Dumont feat. Nathan Nicholson 'Losing Control' - EMI --- THE LAIDBACK ROOM / LA SALA 2 Skepta & Jammin feat. Etta Bond 'Touching My Body' - Mas Tiempo Echonomist & Avangart Tabldot feat. Alexandros Miaris 'Secret Places' - Innervisions Jayda G 'Scars' (taken from 'Guy' LP) - Ninja Tune METTE 'Mama's Eyes' (Original Mix) - Sony --- DAVID GAUSA IN THE MIX: #CANELAFINA TAKEOVER Maz, Apache, Maxi Meraki feat. Tabia 'Nothing On Me' - Abracadabra Francis Mercier, David Tort, Markem feat. Yas Cepeda & EURI 'Strangers (Do You Remember)' - Musical Freedom Parallelle & Nicolas Masseyeff 'Renegade' (Adam Ten & Mita Gami Remix) - Crosstown Rebels &ME, Black Coffee 'The Rapture Pt.III' - Keinemusik Anyma & Grimes 'Welcome To The Opera' - Anymax/Afterlife/Interscope Kaz James 'Stay' - Another Record Label Kaufmann 'In Control' (taken from 'Banter' EP) - Stil Vor Talent Marcal Prats 'Fascinated' (David Gausa Sutil Dub Mix) - Sutil Records Kevin De Vries, Mau P 'Metro' - Afterlife Skrillex & Boys Noize 'Fine Day Anthem' - OWSLA --- THE CLASSIC / EL CLSICO Company B 'Fascinated' (Original Club Mix) - The Summer Records / Atlantic --- If you want to know more about DAVID GAUSA, visit: Si quieres saber mas de DAVID GAUSA, visita: http://www.davidgausa.com http://instagram.com/davidgausa http://www.facebook.com/davidgausa http://twitter.com/davidgausa http://soundcloud.com/davidgausa http://www.mixcloud.com/davidgausa http://www.youtube.com/davidgausa http://www.sutilrecords.com http://www.facebook.com/sutilrecords
The Torchy's boys are back and we are riding side saddle with a true native legend. This is a mostly true retelling of Geronimo and his Apache people's surrender to the US Government and the struggle of both sides through battles and constant mistrust. Wes Studi, Gene Hackman, Jason Patric, Matt Damon and Robert Duvall in Mr. Hill's decent attempt at an epic featuring writing credits by John Milius and an accompanying epic score by Ry Cooter. The post Last Call At Torchy's #15 : Geronimo : An American Legend (1993) first appeared on Legion.
It's one of the largest all-Native run events in the nation - it's Anadarko, Oklahoma's 88th Annual American Indian Exposition, August 2nd-5th, 2023 and YOU are invited! Check out the event's Facebook here Anadarko Indian Exposition 1935: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100066746045395&sk=photos In this episode, I speak with Expo leaders, Tanner Mahseet (Apache), President and Bambi Allen (Kiowa), Secretary about: • The history of Anadarko, where more American Indians reside per capita than anywhere in the world. • The history of the Expo itself, the famous people in the Expo parade over the years. • What the Expo means to our Plains Tribes and other tribes. Come join us for: • Our parade (August 2nd and 5th at 10:00 am in downtown Anadarko) • The fair, which includes dancing (gourd dance, fire dancing, traditional, fancy dance, northern), powwows, archery competitions, Indian relay horse racing, art, jewelry, FRYBREAD!, • This year's attending “Indian of the Year” – Lane Factor from FX's Reservation Dogs! • The always-anticipated mud men! • The Anadarko Chamber of Commerce will also have a town-wide event featuring live bands, drinks on the patios of the streets and more • McKee's Indian Store's grand re-opening! Parade Tribal Lineup: Caddo, Fort Sill Apache, Osage, Delaware, Ponca, Wichita, Pawnee, Kiowa, Apache, Comanche, Cheyenne & Arapaho, Iowa, Sac & Fox, Otoe Missouri You'll also hear some tips on: • What to wear • Where to park • Powwow etiquette • Cost: there's no charge for the parade, nor for the fair (there is an entry fee for the horse racing and powwow) • Where to stay (Chickasha, Lawton and camping at the fairgrounds) • Historical and interesting places to visit while in Anadarko, such as the Southern Plains Indian Museum and more! This event is for ALL so please join us and I hope to see you there! Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast All Podcast Episodes: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/
Slán Irish Voice Two weeks ago Niall O'Dowd, founder of the Irish American newspaper The Irish Voice announced that it was to close after 36 years. The New York based Irish Voice and the Irish Echo were the principle sources of news for decades of Irish Americans and new Irish immigrants moving to the USA. Now the Irish Voice is gone. But a far sighted Niall O'Dowd realised some years ago the direction of travel for newspapers competing against the huge growth in online media services and founded the online Irish Central. Today IrishCentral.com gets over two million visitors monthly.Every Brilliant ThingListening, as I usually do on Sunday mornings, to Sunday with Miriam on RTE Radio after Sunday Miscellany I really enjoyed Altan's tunes and Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh's craic. I was also very taken by the preview of Every Brilliant Thing which is being staged at The Galway Arts Festival.Theatre Director Andrew Flynn gave us an insight into this play by Duncan Macmillan. Essentially this is about a young man who starts, at the age of seven, to compile a list of those things which make his life worth living. This is while he is battling with the challenges of the different stages of his life, including his mother's attempt at suicide. War Crimes in JeninThe Israeli Government's assault on Jenin, the Palestinian refugee camp, in the occupied west Bank left 12 people dead and scores more injured. Using bombs, Apache helicopters, drones, bulldozers and hundreds of troops Israel's apartheid regime imposed a reign of terror on the 14,000 people who live in Jenin. More than 3,000 civilians were displaced from their homes.
It's STORY TIME, y'all! This lengthy 3-part series with Author, W. Michael Farmer is perfect to tune into while you're taking a road trip or working in the yard or just listening when you can. Welcome to part 3 of this episode with Author, W. Michael Farmer about the story of the Mescalero Apache, Yellow Boy. Listeners, please be aware that today's episode does include violent content, so discretion is advised. This historical fiction trilogy isn't just the story of Yellow Boy himself. It's also a view into the lives and culture of the Mescalero Apache during a time in the late 1800s when the Apache were forced to make way for the infiltrating “White Eyes” or the non-Native settlers of the time. In parts 1 and 2, we walked through the books, “Killer of Witches” and “Blood of the Devil”. And now listeners, get ready for “The Last Warrior”, the continuation of this powerful story of the Mescalero Apache who are fighting for survival against determined ignorance from autocratic government overseers, countering attacks from those misusing their supernatural powers, and choosing sides in the White Eye conflicts! Check out “The Last Warrior” and other W. Michael Farmer books here: Website: https://wmichaelfarmer.com/books/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wmichael.farmer Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast All Podcast Episodes: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/
It's STORY TIME, y'all! This lengthy 3-part series with Author, W. Michael Farmer is perfect to tune into while you're taking a road trip or working in the yard or just listening when you can. Welcome to part 2 of this episode with Author, W. Michael Farmer about the story of the Mescalero Apache, Yellow Boy. Listeners, please be aware that today's episode does include violent content, so discretion is advised. This historical fiction trilogy isn't just the story of Yellow Boy himself. It's also a view into the lives and culture of the Mescalero Apache during a time in the late 1800s when the Apache were forced to make way for the infiltrating “White Eyes” or the non-Native settlers of the time. We left off in book 1 with Yellow Boy determined to avenge his father and others in the tribe who had been brutally murdered by the Witch Sangre del Diablo – a Mexican-Comanche with a taste for spilling the blood of the Apache and trading in their scalps for Nakai-yi (or Mexican) gold from the White Eyes. You'll be on the edge of your seat as we share the story, “Blood of the Devil, The Life and Times of Yellow Boy, Mescalero Apache, Book 2” by W. Michael Farmer! Check out “Blood of the Devil” and other W. Michael Farmer books here: Website: https://wmichaelfarmer.com/books/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wmichael.farmer Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast All Podcast Episodes: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/
Tom Dunlap was in the army learning to become an Apache helicopter pilot. As part of familial negotiations, he joined the calvary in exchange for becoming a licensed airplan pilot. He's also an attorney and has served on Commissions and other venues alloiwning him to become a valuable source of information on Aviation law. This is obviously a huge subject, but Tom got us through the basics of air space, exclusive zones, wreckage law, labor aspects, even mortgaging of individual engines. Of course, we extrapolate into potential space law analogies and your host's penchant for hypotheticals.This show is part of the Spreaker Prime Network, if you are interested in advertising on this podcast, contact us at https://www.spreaker.com/show/4863095/advertisement
Darryl Rodgers lost his son to addiction in a car accident. He is a speaker, author, and family recovery coach living in Cary, North Carolina. As a family recovery coach, he specializes in working with parents of children struggling with a substance use disorder. Darryl also serves on the state advisory board of NC Mothers Against Drunk Driving. At the age of 19, Darryl began a career as a corporate pilot. He served as a medic in the Army National Guard and became a Copilot/Gunner on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. Darryl and his wife, Kim, have been married for thirty-one years. They are the proud parents of two boys, Justin and Chase. Please leave a 5 Star Written Apple review if you enjoyed the podcast and share the link with family and friends https://apple.co/3dGfnNs and subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Looking to get into business but don't have a product? No product, no Problem. Backbone offers a 40% recurring affiliate commission. Backbone is the All-In-One Sales and Marketing Platform to Revolutionize any Business. See how you can make an excellent recurring income here: https://backbonelms.io. Connect with Darryl: Website: https://www.thefamilyrecoverycoach.com/ Grab a copy of Darryl's FREE ebook, A Life Half Lived, here: https://www.darrylrodgers.com/
This week we start our wrap-up of the 1800s by the taking a look at a few missed narrative threads, including the founding of northern Arizona's major city, a vegetable-growing recluse, and an Apache whose exploits would become legend for decades.
Welcome to another episode of Vinyl Fridays on the Blue Island Radio Podcast! On today's show Brandon is joined by guest DJ Jeff Gilman (one half of the now defunct DJ Duo, These Old Men They Play Records). Everything from Tuxedo Moon to The Supremes and everything in between! Than k You for listening. Main Theme song: Apache by Jorgan Ingmann Instagram: @birp60406 Facebook: @blueislandradio Twitter: @birp60406 Patreon: pattern.com/blueislandradio
It's STORY TIME, y'all! This lengthy 3-part series with Author, W. Michael Farmer is perfect to tune into while you're taking a road trip or working in the yard or just listening when you can. “You are stronger than we. We have fought you so long as we had rifles and powder, but your arms are better than ours. Give us like weapons and turn us loose, we will fight you again; but we are worn-out; we have no more heart; we have no provisions, no means to live; your troops are everywhere; our springs and waterholes are either occupied or overlooked by your young men. You have driven us from our last and best stronghold, and we have no more heart. Do with as may seem good to you, but do not forget we are men and braves.” These were the words of Mescalero Chief, Cadete to General Carlton in 1863. In Season 3, episode 8, my guest, W. Michael Farmer and I talked through the life and times of the great warrior, Geronimo. And over the next 3 episodes, Michael and I will walk through his 3-part book series based on the life of an Apache named Yellow Boy, starting with, “Killer of Witches, The Life and Times of Yellow Boy, Mescalero Apache”. Because Michael has completed extensive research on the Apache, you'll also learn a great deal about the Mescalero Apache way of life. A disclaimer…these books and episodes do contain realistic depictions of historic actions and events that do include violence, so listener discretion is advised. This is a story that's considered truth told along with fiction in a time when the Apache way of life was being threatened by the overtaking of Americans who were migrating west, and the terrors on the dark side in this life, witches and other evil spirits in the flesh, that still had to be destroyed to enter the next life unscathed. Check out “Killer of Witches” and other W. Michael Farmer books here: Website: https://wmichaelfarmer.com/books/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wmichael.farmer Native ChocTalk Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/nativechoctalkpodcast All Podcast Episodes: https://nativechoctalk.com/podcasts/
I had Mark Rossi on my podcast today and we had a really wonderful talk. I've known Mark for almost 30 years and he's been in my gallery almost that long as well. He's known for his sculptures of animals. He's focused primarily on the animals of the Sonoran Desert, but because he's involved in so many museum collections as well as zoo collections, he's gotten to do a lot of exotic animals as well.If you're in the world-famous San Diego Zoo, you're going to see a Mark Rossi. If you're visiting the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum here in Tucson, you're going to see a Mark Rossi. The Houston Zoo, the Minnesota Zoo, and the Philadephia Zoo - all of these places have Mark's work. So it's fun to go and find out about his story, especially for his father, Paul Rossi, who was a very well-known sculptor and painter and was the director of the Gilcrease Museum.We talk a lot about the Gilcrease, as well as Frank Waters, who was a novelist that wrote 26 different books on Hopi and Taos, and the foundation that Mark operates to preserve Frank's legacy. He was an important guy in the middle of the 20th century. This was a very interesting podcast with an individual that I've known for a very long time. It's so much fun for me when I get to crack the nut a little bit and see somebody that I've known in a new light. I got that today with Mark Rossi.
The Golden Canyon by G. A. Henty audiobook. In August, 1856, times were hard in San Diego. Dick, who worked on the ship, 'Northampton', was attacked by a ruthless gang - the next morning he found that his ship had sailed off without him. In no time, his closest friends came to him and nursed him back to health. In talking about the events, they decided it was time for a change, to make a better life for themselves, and that meant they would plan to leave and travel together in the quest to find gold in the 'Gold Canyon'. Along the way, they find themselves on the most dangerous adventure they will ever encounter in their lifetime, which includes a whole lot of 'the unexpected' throughout the journey, and meeting up with savagely brutal Apache's. Will there be casualties in this quest? And does there really exist a 'Golden Canyon'? A quick paced action adventure awaits! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Step into the captivating world of Dean Yates, the former bureau chief in Iraq whose life took a dramatic turn when a U.S. Apache gunship tragically killed two Reuters journalists in Baghdad in 2007. The shocking footage of this incident, brought to light by Julian Assange, shook the world's conscience. However, this pivotal event was just the beginning of Dean's journey, one that led him to become a staunch advocate for mental health in the journalism industry.Dean Yates shares his deeply personal story and unveils the concept of moral injury—an affliction that extends beyond post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and affects individuals from all walks of life. Through his own experiences, Dean reveals how moral injury can occur when one's sense of what is right and just is fundamentally violated. Drawing from his last role at Reuters, where he spearheaded the creation and implementation of a mental health strategy for the company's 2,500 journalists, Dean provides a rare insight into the extreme workplace trauma that can push even the most successful foreign journalists to the brink of despair. As Dean guides us through his recovery process, he reveals the pivotal role that unconditional love played in his healing journey. Whether it was the unwavering support of his family, the compassionate connections forged in the Ward 17 psych unit in Melbourne where he spent 77 days and nights with veterans and first responders, or his own unwavering commitment to self-improvement, Dean demonstrates how love—unconditional and all-encompassing—can become the guiding light that leads us to freedom. Dean confronts moral injury head-on, fostering a deeper understanding of this complex condition and offering a glimmer of hope for those who may have found themselves in its grip. Line in the Sand is an eye-opening exploration of the intersection between journalism, mental health, and moral injury. Dean Yates takes you on a transformative journey, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to raise awareness and provide solace for those who have experienced the profound challenges of moral injury in their own lives. Get ready to embark on a thought-provoking journey that will forever change the way you perceive the untold stories hidden within the shadows of journalism. https://www.deanyates.com.au/Support the showSubscribe and support the podcast at https://www.buzzsprout.com/367319/supporters/newLearn more at www.profselenabartlett.com
Military marriages face many challenges that can negatively impact your relationship. Unfortunately, the divorce rate among military couples is higher than in the civilian population. The good news is, a study published in 2017 in the Journal of Family Issues found that the divorce rate among military couples declined between 2005 and 2011. So how can we keep up with that popular trend? In this episode, Vicki Cody, an expert military spouse and author, breaks down how to keep your marriage vibrant during and after military service, mistakes to avoid, and the resources available to military couples. Vicki knows a thing or two about military marriage, she has been an Army wife for 33 years. Her husband is Richard Arthur “Dick” Cody, a retired decorated four-star general who served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. In 1991, then Col. Cody's Apache battalion fired the first shots of Operation Desert Storm. Vicki is the author of Army Wife: A Story of Love and Family in the Heart of the Army and Fly Safe: Letters from the Gulf War and Reflections from Back Home. She is also now an Army mom, with two sons active in the service as Apache helicopter pilots. In our interview, Mrs. Cody shares that one of her sons is the commander of the 101st Airborne Division's combat aviation brigade at Fort Campbell. His unit suffered a devastating loss on March 29, 2023, during a training mission when two HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed, killing all 9 soldiers aboard the Black Hawks. You'll her tell the story and how it impacted everyone. The show notes can be found here: https://laceylangford.com/podcast/Military-Marriage-Strong-and-Vibrant
Vicki Cody's narrative and journal entries-highlights the selflessness and sacrifices families make for their military members. She also illuminates the roller coaster of stress, loneliness, sleepless nights, humor, joys, and, eventually, resilience that make up her life while her husband is away at war. Her husband, Richard Cody, is a retired four-star general and served as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. She was with him – oceans apart -- as he served in the evacuation of Vietnam and later when he was in the Gulf during Operation Desert Storm.They would move 18 times in 33 years, and as she raised their family of two sons she would see them turn into Apache helicopter pilots for the famed 101st Airborne Division. When Vicki Cody got married 46 years ago, she also became wedded to the Army. In fact, her marriage has been inseparable from the military. She has spent her adult life supporting her family of soldiers and penned two award-winning books –Army Wife and Fly Safe – that help tell the story of what she and millions of army spouses and parents face when their loved ones go off to serve their country thousands of miles away. An author, speaker, and relentless military family advocate, Vicki is on a mission to help those who support our selfless service members. “Through my narrative and journal entries, I share my journey giving the reader a glimpse of the ups and downs, challenges, and triumphs, and the stress of war as seen through the eyes of the families back home,” says Vicki. “When you have no control over a situation you have to have faith; faith in yourself, faith in your partner, and during the really difficult times, I relied on my faith in God.” “Families live in fear of the late-night call or knock at the door to deliver bad news,” says Vicki. “I know many friends who have lost sons and daughters to the battle field. My books provide an authentic, insightful, and heartfelt look at those who are the backbone for our soldiers.”http://vickicody.comThe Douglas Coleman Show now offers audio and video promotional packages for music artists as well as video promotional packages for authors.Please see our website for complete details. http://douglascolemanshow.comIf you have a comment about this episode or any other, please click the link below.https://ratethispodcast.com/douglascolemanshow Please help us to continue to bring you quality content by showing your support for our show.https://fundrazr.com/e2CLX2?ref=ab_eCTqb8
This year marks 150 years since President Ulysses S. Grant signed the executive order establishing the Mescalero Apache Reservation. Although a fraction of the wide territory the Mescalero originally occupied, the establishment of the New Mexico reservation marked a stable place where the tribe could call home and practice their ceremonies and traditions after decades of conflict with the U.S. Government. It's now also a center of economic development and natural resource management. GUESTS Pascal Enjady (Mescalero Apache), language and culture assistant Jacob Daukei (Mescalero Apache), councilman for the Mescalero Apache Tribe Duane Duffy (Mescalero Apache), councilman for the Mescalero Apache Tribe
Jake Gold, Infrastructure Engineer at Bluesky, joins Corey on Screaming in the Cloud to discuss his experience helping to build Bluesky and why he's so excited about it. Jake and Corey discuss the major differences when building a truly open-source social media platform, and Jake highlights his focus on reliability. Jake explains why he feels downtime can actually be a huge benefit to reliability engineers, and why how he views abstractions based on the size of the team he's working on. Corey and Jake also discuss whether cloud is truly living up to its original promise of lowered costs. About JakeJake Gold leads infrastructure at Bluesky, where the team is developing and deploying the decentralized social media protocol, ATP. Jake has previously managed infrastructure at companies such as Docker and Flipboard, and most recently, he was the founding leader of the Robot Reliability Team at Nuro, an autonomous delivery vehicle company.Links Referenced: Bluesky: https://blueskyweb.xyz/ Bluesky waitlist signup: https://bsky.app TranscriptAnnouncer: Hello, and welcome to Screaming in the Cloud with your host, Chief Cloud Economist at The Duckbill Group, Corey Quinn. This weekly show features conversations with people doing interesting work in the world of cloud, thoughtful commentary on the state of the technical world, and ridiculous titles for which Corey refuses to apologize. This is Screaming in the Cloud.Corey: Welcome to Screaming in the Cloud. I'm Corey Quinn. In case folks have missed this, I spent an inordinate amount of time on Twitter over the last decade or so, to the point where my wife, my business partner, and a couple of friends all went in over the holidays and got me a leather-bound set of books titled The Collected Works of Corey Quinn. It turns out that I have over a million words of shitpost on Twitter. If you've also been living in a cave for the last year, you'll notice that Twitter has basically been bought and driven into the ground by the world's saddest manchild, so there's been a bit of a diaspora as far as people trying to figure out where community lives.Jake Gold is an infrastructure engineer at Bluesky—which I will continue to be mispronouncing as Blue-ski because that's the kind of person I am—which is, as best I can tell, one of the leading contenders, if not the leading contender to replace what Twitter was for me. Jake, welcome to the show.Jake: Thanks a lot, Corey. Glad to be here.Corey: So, there's a lot of different angles we can take on this. We can talk about the policy side of it, we can talk about social networks and things we learn watching people in large groups with quasi-anonymity, we can talk about all kinds of different nonsense. But I don't want to do that because I am an old-school Linux systems administrator. And I believe you came from the exact same path, given that as we were making sure that I had, you know, the right person on the show, you came into work at a company after I'd left previously. So, not only are you good at the whole Linux server thing; you also have seen exactly how good I am not at the Linux server thing.Jake: Well, I don't remember there being any problems at TrueCar, where you worked before me. But yeah, my background is doing Linux systems administration, which turned into, sort of, Linux programming. And these days, we call it, you know, site reliability engineering. But yeah, I discovered Linux in the late-90s, as a teenager and, you know, installing Slackware on 50 floppy disks and things like that. And I just fell in love with the magic of, like, being able to run a web server, you know? I got a hosting account at, you know, my local ISP, and I was like, how do they do that, right?And then I figured out how to do it. I ran Apache, and it was like, still one of my core memories of getting, you know, httpd running and being able to access it over the internet and telling my friends on IRC. And so, I've done a whole bunch of things since then, but that's still, like, the part that I love the most.Corey: The thing that continually surprises me is just what I think I'm out and we've moved into a fully modern world where oh, all I do is I write code anymore, which I didn't realize I was doing until I realized if you call YAML code, you can get away with anything. And I get dragged—myself getting dragged back in. It's the falling back to fundamentals in these weird moments of yes, yes, immutable everything, Infrastructure is code, but when the server is misbehaving and you want to log in and get your hands dirty, the skill set rears its head yet again. At least that's what I've been noticing, at least as far as I've gone down a number of interesting IoT-based projects lately. Is that something you experience or have you evolved fully and not looked back?Jake: Yeah. No, what I try to do is on my personal projects, I'll use all the latest cool, flashy things, any abstraction you want, I'll try out everything, and then what I do it at work, I kind of have, like, a one or two year, sort of, lagging adoption of technologies, like, when I've actually shaken them out in my own stuff, then I use them at work. But yeah, I think one of my favorite quotes is, like, “Programmers first learn the power of abstraction, then they learn the cost of abstraction, and then they're ready to program.” And that's how I view infrastructure, very similar thing where, you know, certain abstractions like container orchestration, or you know, things like that can be super powerful if you need them, but like, you know, that's generally very large companies with lots of teams and things like that. And if you're not that, it pays dividends to not use overly complicated, overly abstracted things. And so, that tends to be [where 00:04:22] I follow up most of the time.Corey: I'm sure someone's going to consider this to be heresy, but if I'm tasked with getting a web application up and running in short order, I'm putting it on an old-school traditional three-tier architecture where you have a database server, a web server or two, and maybe a job server that lives between them. Because is it the hotness? No. Is it going to be resume bait? Not really.But you know, it's deterministic as far as where things live. When something breaks, I know where to find it. And you can miss me with the, “Well, that's not webscale,” response because yeah, by the time I'm getting something up overnight, to this has to serve the entire internet, there's probably a number of architectural iterations I'm going to be able to go through. The question is, what am I most comfortable with and what can I get things up and running with that's tried and tested?I'm also remarkably conservative on things like databases and file systems because mistakes at that level are absolutely going to show. Now, I don't know how much you're able to talk about the Blue-ski infrastructure without getting yelled at by various folks, but how modern versus… reliable—I guess that's probably a fair axis to put it on: modernity versus reliability—where on that spectrum, does the official Blue-ski infrastructure land these days?Jake: Yeah. So, I mean, we're in a fortunate position of being an open-source company working on an open protocol, and so we feel very comfortable talking about basically everything. Yeah, and I've talked about this a bit on the app, but the basic idea we have right now is we're using AWS, we have auto-scaling groups, and those auto-scaling groups are just EC2 instances running Docker CE—the Community Edition—for the runtime and for containers. And then we have a load balancer in front and a Postgres multi-AZ instance in the back on RDS, and it is really, really simple.And, like, when I talk about the difference between, like, a reliability engineer and a normal software engineer is, software engineers tend to be very feature-focused, you know, they're adding capabilities to a system. And the goal and the mission of a reliability team is to focus on reliability, right? Like, that's the primary thing that we're worried about. So, what I find to be the best resume builder is that I can say with a lot of certainty that if you talk to any teams that I've worked on, they will say that the infrastructure I ran was very reliable, it was very secure, and it ended up being very scalable because you know, the way we solve the, sort of, integration thing is you just version your infrastructure, right? And I think this works really well.You just say, “Hey, this was the way we did it now and we're going to call that V1. And now we're going to work on V2. And what should V2 be?” And maybe that does need something more complicated. Maybe you need to bring in Kubernetes, you maybe need to bring in a super-cool reverse proxy that has all sorts of capabilities that your current one doesn't.Yeah, but by versioning it, you just—it takes away a lot of the, sort of, interpersonal issues that can happen where, like, “Hey, we're replacing Jake's infrastructure with Bob's infrastructure or whatever.” I just say it's V1, it's V2, it's V3, and then I find that solves a huge number of the problems with that sort of dynamic. But yeah, at Bluesky, like, you know, the big thing that we are focused on is federation is scaling for us because the idea is not for us to run the entire global infrastructure for AT Proto, which is the protocol that Bluesky is based on. The idea is that it's this big open thing like the web, right? Like, you know, Netscape popularized the web, but they didn't run every web server, they didn't run every search engine, right, they didn't run all the payment stuff. They just did all of the core stuff, you know, they created SSL, right, which became TLS, and they did all the things that were necessary to make the whole system large, federated, and scalable. But they didn't run it all. And that's exactly the same goal we have.Corey: The obvious counterexample is, no, but then you take basically their spiritual successor, which is Google, and they build the security, they build—they run a lot of the servers, they have the search engine, they have the payments infrastructure, and then they turn a lot of it off for fun and… I would say profit, except it's the exact opposite of that. But I digress. I do have a question for you that I love to throw at people whenever they start talking about how their infrastructure involves auto-scaling. And I found this during the pandemic in that a lot of people believed in their heart-of-hearts that they were auto-scaling, but people lie, mostly to themselves. And you would look at their daily or hourly spend of their infrastructure and their user traffic dropped off a cliff and their spend was so flat you could basically eat off of it and set a table on top of it. If you pull up Cost Explorer and look through your environment, how large are the peaks and valleys over the course of a given day or week cycle?Jake: Yeah, no, that's a really good point. I think my basic approach right now is that we're so small, we don't really need to optimize very much for cost, you know? We have this sort of base level of traffic and it's not worth a huge amount of engineering time to do a lot of dynamic scaling and things like that. The main benefit we get from auto-scaling groups is really just doing the refresh to replace all of them, right? So, we're also doing the immutable server concept, right, which was popularized by Netflix.And so, that's what we're really getting from auto-scaling groups. We're not even doing dynamic scaling, right? So, it's not keyed to some metric, you know, the number of instances that we have at the app server layer. But the cool thing is, you can do that when you're ready for it, right? The big issue is, you know, okay, you're scaling up your app instances, but is your database scaling up, right, because there's not a lot of use in having a whole bunch of app servers if the database is overloaded? And that tends to be the bottleneck for, kind of, any complicated kind of application like ours. So, right now, the bill is very flat; you could eat off, and—if it wasn't for the CDN traffic and the load balancer traffic and things like that, which are relatively minor.Corey: I just want to stop for a second and marvel at just how educated that answer was. It's, I talk to a lot of folks who are early-stage who come and ask me about their AWS bills and what sort of things should they concern themselves with, and my answer tends to surprise them, which is, “You almost certainly should not unless things are bizarre and ridiculous. You are not going to build your way to your next milestone by cutting costs or optimizing your infrastructure.” The one thing that I would make sure to do is plan for a future of success, which means having account segregation where it makes sense, having tags in place so that when, “Huh, this thing's gotten really expensive. What's driving all of that?” Can be answered without a six-week research project attached to it.But those are baseline AWS Hygiene 101. How do I optimize my bill further, usually the right answer is go build. Don't worry about the small stuff. What's always disturbing is people have that perspective and they're spending $300 million a year. But it turns out that not caring about your AWS bill was, in fact, a zero interest rate phenomenon.Jake: Yeah. So, we do all of those basic things. I think I went a little further than many people would where every single one of our—so we have different projects, right? So, we have the big graph server, which is sort of like the indexer for the whole network, and we have the PDS, which is the Personal Data Server, which is, kind of, where all of people's actual social data goes, your likes and your posts and things like that. And then we have a dev staging, sandbox, prod environment for each one of those, right? And there's more services besides. But the way we have it is those are all in completely separated VPCs with no peering whatsoever between them. They are all on distinct IP addresses, IP ranges, so that we could do VPC peering very easily across all of them.Corey: Ah, that's someone who's done data center work before with overlapping IP address ranges and swore, never again.Jake: Exactly. That is when I had been burned. I have cleaned up my mess and other people's messes. And there's nothing less fun than renumbering a large complicated network. But yeah, so once we have all these separate VPCs and so it's very easy for us to say, hey, we're going to take this whole stack from here and move it over to a different region, a different provider, you know?And the other thing is that we're doing is, we're completely cloud agnostic, right? I really like AWS, I think they are the… the market leader for a reason: they're very reliable. But we're building this large federated network, so we're going to need to place infrastructure in places where AWS doesn't exist, for example, right? So, we need the ability to take an environment and replicate it in wherever. And of course, they have very good coverage, but there are places they don't exist. And that's all made much easier by the fact that we've had a very strong separation of concerns.Corey: I always found it fun that when you had these decentralized projects that were invariably NFT or cryptocurrency-driven over the past, eh, five or six years or so, and then AWS would take a us-east-1 outage in a variety of different and exciting ways,j and all these projects would go down hard. It's, okay, you talk a lot about decentralization for having hard dependencies on one company in one data center, effectively, doing something right. And it becomes a harder problem in the fullness of time. There is the counterargument, in that when us-east-1 is having problems, most of the internet isn't working, so does your offering need to be up and running at all costs? There are some people for whom that answer is very much, yes. People will die if what we're running is not up and running. Usually, a social network is not on that list.Jake: Yeah. One of the things that is surprising, I think, often when I talk about this as a reliability engineer, is that I think people sometimes over-index on downtime, you know? They just, they think it's much bigger deal than it is. You know, I've worked on systems where there was credit card processing where you're losing a million dollars a minute or something. And like, in that case, okay, it matters a lot because you can put a real dollar figure on it, but it's amazing how a few of the bumps in the road we've already had with Bluesky have turned into, sort of, fun events, right?Like, we had a bug in our invite code system where people were getting too many invite codes and it was sort of caused a problem, but it was a super fun event. We all think back on it fondly, right? And so, outages are not fun, but they're not life and death, generally. And if you look at the traffic, usually what happens is after an outage traffic tends to go up. And a lot of the people that joined, they're just, they're talking about the fun outage that they missed because they weren't even on the network, right?So, it's like, I also like to remind people that eBay for many years used to have, like, an outage Wednesday, right? Whereas they could put a huge dollar figure on how much money they lost every Wednesday and yet eBay did quite well, right? Like, it's amazing what you can do if you relax the constraints of downtime a little bit. You can do maintenance things that would be impossible otherwise, which makes the whole thing work better the rest of the time, for example.Corey: I mean, it's 2023 and the Social Security Administration's website still has business hours. They take a nightly four to six-hour maintenance window. It's like, the last person out of the office turns off the server or something. I imagine some horrifying mainframe job that needs to wind up sweeping after itself are running some compute jobs. But yeah, for a lot of these use cases, that downtime is absolutely acceptable.I am curious as to… as you just said, you're building this out with an idea that it runs everywhere. So, you're on AWS right now because yeah, they are the market leader for a reason. If I'm building something from scratch, I'd be hard-pressed not to pick AWS for a variety of reasons. If I didn't have cloud expertise, I think I'd be more strongly inclined toward Google, but that's neither here nor there. But the problem is these large cloud providers have certain economic factors that they all treat similarly since they're competing with each other, and that causes me to believe things that aren't necessarily true.One of those is that egress bandwidth to the internet is very expensive. I've worked in data centers. I know how 95th percentile commit bandwidth billing works. It is not overwhelmingly expensive, but you can be forgiven for believing that it is looking at cloud environments. Today, Blue-ski does not support animated GIFs—however you want to mispronounce that word—they don't support embedded videos, and my immediate thought is, “Oh yeah, those things would be super expensive to wind up sharing.”I don't know that that's true. I don't get the sense that those are major cost drivers. I think it's more a matter of complexity than the rest. But how are you making sure that the large cloud provider economic models don't inherently shape your view of what to build versus what not to build?Jake: Yeah, no, I kind of knew where you're going as soon as you mentioned that because anyone who's worked in data centers knows that the bandwidth pricing is out of control. And I think one of the cool things that Cloudflare did is they stopped charging for egress bandwidth in certain scenarios, which is kind of amazing. And I think it's—the other thing that a lot of people don't realize is that, you know, these network connections tend to be fully symmetric, right? So, if it's a gigabit down, it's also a gigabit up at the same time, right? There's two gigabits that can be transferred per second.And then the other thing that I find a little bit frustrating on the public cloud is that they don't really pass on the compute performance improvements that have happened over the last few years, right? Like computers are really fast, right? So, if you look at a provider like Hetzner, they're giving you these monster machines for $128 a month or something, right? And then you go and try to buy that same thing on the public, the big cloud providers, and the equivalent is ten times that, right? And then if you add in the bandwidth, it's another multiple, depending on how much you're transferring.Corey: You can get Mac Minis on EC2 now, and you do the math out and the Mac Mini hardware is paid for in the first two or three months of spinning that thing up. And yes, there's value in AWS's engineering and being able to map IAM and EBS to it. In some use cases, yeah, it's well worth having, but not in every case. And the economics get very hard to justify for an awful lot of work cases.Jake: Yeah, I mean, to your point, though, about, like, limiting product features and things like that, like, one of the goals I have with doing infrastructure at Bluesky is to not let the infrastructure be a limiter on our product decisions. And a lot of that means that we'll put servers on Hetzner, we'll colo servers for things like that. I find that there's a really good hybrid cloud thing where you use AWS or GCP or Azure, and you use them for your most critical things, you're relatively low bandwidth things and the things that need to be the most flexible in terms of region and things like that—and security—and then for these, sort of, bulk services, pushing a lot of video content, right, or pushing a lot of images, those things, you put in a colo somewhere and you have these sort of CDN-like servers. And that kind of gives you the best of both worlds. And so, you know, that's the approach that we'll most likely take at Bluesky.Corey: I want to emphasize something you said a minute ago about CloudFlare, where when they first announced R2, their object store alternative, when it first came out, I did an analysis on this to explain to people just why this was as big as it was. Let's say you have a one-gigabyte file and it blows up and a million people download it over the course of a month. AWS will come to you with a completely straight face, give you a bill for $65,000 and expect you to pay it. The exact same pattern with R2 in front of it, at the end of the month, you will be faced with a bill for 13 cents rounded up, and you will be expected to pay it, and something like 9 to 12 cents of that initially would have just been the storage cost on S3 and the single egress fee for it. The rest is there is no egress cost tied to it.Now, is Cloudflare going to let you send petabytes to the internet and not charge you on a bandwidth basis? Probably not. But they're also going to reach out with an upsell and they're going to have a conversation with you. “Would you like to transition to our enterprise plan?” Which is a hell of a lot better than, “I got Slashdotted”—or whatever the modern version of that is—“And here's a surprise bill that's going to cost as much as a Tesla.”Jake: Yeah, I mean, I think one of the things that the cloud providers should hopefully eventually do—I hope Cloudflare pushes them in this direction—is to start—the original vision of AWS when I first started using it in 2006 or whenever launched, was—and they said this—they said they're going to lower your bill every so often, you know, as Moore's law makes their bill lower. And that kind of happened a little bit here and there, but it hasn't happened to the same degree that you know, I think all of us hoped it would. And I would love to see a cloud provider—and you know, Hetzner does this to some degree, but I'd love to see these really big cloud providers that are so great in so many ways, just pass on the savings of technology to the customer so we'll use more stuff there. I think it's a very enlightened viewpoint is to just say, “Hey, we're going to lower the costs, increase the efficiency, and then pass it on to customers, and then they will use more of our services as a result.” And I think Cloudflare is kind of leading the way in there, which I love.Corey: I do need to add something there—because otherwise we're going to get letters and I don't think we want that—where AWS reps will, of course, reach out and say that they have cut prices over a hundred times. And they're going to ignore the fact that a lot of these were a service you don't use in a region you couldn't find a map if your life depended on it now is going to be 10% less. Great. But let's look at the general case, where from C3 to C4—if you get the same size instance—it cut the price by a lot. C4 to C5, somewhat. C5 to C6 effectively is no change. And now, from C6 to C7, it is 6% more expensive like for like.And they're making noises about price performance is still better, but there are an awful lot of us who say things like, “I need ten of these servers to live over there.” That workload gets more expensive when you start treating it that way. And maybe the price performance is there, maybe it's not, but it is clear that the bill always goes down is not true.Jake: Yeah, and I think for certain kinds of organizations, it's totally fine the way that they do it. They do a pretty good job on price and performance. But for sort of more technical companies—especially—it's just you can see the gaps there, where that Hetzner is filling and that colocation is still filling. And I personally, you know, if I didn't need to do those things, I wouldn't do them, right? But the fact that you need to do them, I think, says kind of everything.Corey: Tired of wrestling with Apache Kafka's complexity and cost? Feel like you're stuck in a Kafka novel, but with more latency spikes and less existential dread by at least 10%? You're not alone.What if there was a way to 10x your streaming data performance without having to rob a bank? Enter Redpanda. It's not just another Kafka wannabe. Redpanda powers mission-critical workloads without making your AWS bill look like a phone number.And with full Kafka API compatibility, migration is smoother than a fresh jar of peanut butter. Imagine cutting as much as 50% off your AWS bills. With Redpanda, it's not a pipedream, it's reality.Visit go.redpanda.com/duckbill today. Redpanda: Because your data infrastructure shouldn't give you Kafkaesque nightmares.Corey: There are so many weird AWS billing stories that all distill down to you not knowing this one piece of trivia about how AWS works, either as a system, as a billing construct, or as something else. And there's a reason this has become my career of tracing these things down. And sometimes I'll talk to prospective clients, and they'll say, “Well, what if you don't discover any misconfigurations like that in our account?” It's, “Well, you would be the first company I've ever seen where that [laugh] was not true.” So honestly, I want to do a case study if we do.And I've never had to write that case study, just because it's the tax on not having the forcing function of building in data centers. There's always this idea that in a data center, you're going to run out of power, space, capacity, at some point and it's going to force a reckoning. The cloud has what distills down to infinite capacity; they can add it faster than you can fill it. So, at some point it's always just keep adding more things to it. There's never a let's clean out all of the cruft story. And it just accumulates and the bill continues to go up and to the right.Jake: Yeah, I mean, one of the things that they've done so well is handle the provisioning part, right, which is kind of what you're getting out there. One of the hardest things in the old days, before we all used AWS and GCP, is you'd have to sort of requisition hardware and there'd be this whole process with legal and financing and there'd be this big lag between the time you need a bunch more servers in your data center and when you actually have them, right, and that's not even counting the time takes to rack them and get them, you know, on network. The fact that basically, every developer now just gets an unlimited credit card, they can just, you know, use that's hugely empowering, and it's for the benefit of the companies they work for almost all the time. But it is an uncapped credit card. I know, they actually support controls and things like that, but in general, the way we treated it—Corey: Not as much as you would think, as it turns out. But yeah, it's—yeah, and that's a problem. Because again, if I want to spin up $65,000 an hour worth of compute right now, the fact that I can do that is massive. The fact that I could do that accidentally when I don't intend to is also massive.Jake: Yeah, it's very easy to think you're going to spend a certain amount and then oh, traffic's a lot higher, or, oh, I didn't realize when you enable that thing, it charges you an extra fee or something like that. So, it's very opaque. It's very complicated. All of these things are, you know, the result of just building more and more stuff on top of more and more stuff to support more and more use cases. Which is great, but then it does create this very sort of opaque billing problem, which I think, you know, you're helping companies solve. And I totally get why they need your help.Corey: What's interesting to me about distributed social networks is that I've been using Mastodon for a little bit and I've started to see some of the challenges around a lot of these things, just from an infrastructure and architecture perspective. Tim Bray, former Distinguished Engineer at AWS posted a blog post yesterday, and okay, well, if Tim wants to put something up there that he thinks people should read, I advise people generally read it. I have yet to find him wasting my time. And I clicked it and got a, “Server over resource limits.” It's like wow, you're very popular. You wound up getting—got effectively Slashdotted.And he said, “No, no. Whatever I post a link to Mastodon, two thousand instances all hidden at the same time.” And it's, “Oh, yeah. The hug of death. That becomes a challenge.” Not to mention the fact that, depending upon architecture and preferences that you make, running a Mastodon instance can be extraordinarily expensive in terms of storage, just because it'll, by default, attempt to cache everything that it encounters for a period of time. And that gets very heavy very quickly. Does the AT Protocol—AT Protocol? I don't know how you pronounce it officially these days—take into account the challenges of running infrastructures designed for folks who have corporate budgets behind them? Or is that really a future problem for us to worry about when the time comes?Jake: No, yeah, that's a core thing that we talked about a lot in the recent, sort of, architecture discussions. I'm going to go back quite a ways, but there were some changes made about six months ago in our thinking, and one of the big things that we wanted to get right was the ability for people to host their own PDS, which is equivalent to, like, posting a WordPress or something. It's where you post your content, it's where you post your likes, and all that kind of thing. We call it your repository or your repo. But that we wanted to make it so that people could self-host that on a, you know, four or five $6-a-month droplet on DigitalOcean or wherever and that not be a problem, not go down when they got a lot of traffic.And so, the architecture of AT Proto in general, but the Bluesky app on AT Proto is such that you really don't need a lot of resources. The data is all signed with your cryptographic keys—like, not something you have to worry about as a non-technical user—but all the data is authenticated. That's what—it's Authenticated Transfer Protocol. And because of that, it doesn't matter where you get the data, right? So, we have this idea of this big indexer that's looking at the entire network called the BGS, the Big Graph Server and you can go to the BGS and get the data that came from somebody's PDS and it's just as good as if you got it directly from the PDS. And that makes it highly cacheable, highly conducive to CDNs and things like that. So no, we intend to solve that problem entirely.Corey: I'm looking forward to seeing how that plays out because the idea of self-hosting always kind of appealed to me when I was younger, which is why when I met my wife, I had a two-bedroom apartment—because I lived in Los Angeles, not San Francisco, and could afford such a thing—and the guest bedroom was always, you know, 10 to 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the apartment because I had a bunch of quote-unquote, “Servers” there, meaning deprecated desktops that my employer had no use for and said, “It's either going to e-waste or your place if you want some.” And, okay, why not? I'll build my own cluster at home. And increasingly over time, I found that it got harder and harder to do things that I liked and that made sense. I used to have a partial rack in downtown LA where I ran my own mail server, among other things.And when I switched to Google for email solutions, I suddenly found that I was spending five bucks a month at the time, instead of the rack rental, and I was spending two hours less a week just fighting spam in a variety of different ways because that is where my technical background lives. Being able to not have to think about problems like that, and just do the fun part was great. But I worry about the centralization that that implies. I was opposed to it at the idea because I didn't want to give Google access to all of my mail. And then I checked and something like 43% of the people I was emailing were at Gmail-hosted addresses, so they already had my email anyway. What was I really doing by not engaging with them? I worry that self-hosting is going to become passe, so I love projects that do it in sane and simple ways that don't require massive amounts of startup capital to get started with.Jake: Yeah, the account portability feature of AT Proto is super, super core. You can backup all of your data to your phone—the [AT 00:28:36] doesn't do this yet, but it most likely will in the future—you can backup all of your data to your phone and then you can synchronize it all to another server. So, if for whatever reason, you're on a PDS instance and it disappears—which is a common problem in the Mastodon world—it's not really a problem. You just sync all that data to a new PDS and you're back where you were. You didn't lose any followers, you didn't lose any posts, you didn't lose any likes.And we're also making sure that this works for non-technical people. So, you know, you don't have to host your own PDS, right? That's something that technical people can self-host if they want to, non-technical people can just get a host from anywhere and it doesn't really matter where your host is. But we are absolutely trying to avoid the fate of SMTP and, you know, other protocols. The web itself, right, is sort of… it's hard to launch a search engine because the—first of all, the bar is billions of dollars a year in investment, and a lot of websites will only let us crawl them at a higher rate if you're actually coming from a Google IP, right? They're doing reverse DNS lookups, and things like that to verify that you are Google.And the problem with that is now there's sort of this centralization with a search engine that can't be fixed. With AT Proto, it's much easier to scrape all of the PDSes, right? So, if you want to crawl all the PDSes out on the AT Proto network, they're designed to be crawled from day one. It's all structured data, we're working on, sort of, how you handle rate limits and things like that still, but the idea is it's very easy to create an index of the entire network, which makes it very easy to create feed generators, search engines, or any other kind of sort of big world networking thing out there. And then without making the PDSes have to be very high power, right? So, they can do low power and still scrapeable, still crawlable.Corey: Yeah, the idea of having portability is super important. Question I've got—you know, while I'm talking to you, it's, we'll turn this into technical support hour as well because why not—I tend to always historically put my Twitter handle on conference slides. When I had the first template made, I used it as soon as it came in and there was an extra n in the @quinnypig username at the bottom. And of course, someone asked about that during Q&A.So, the answer I gave was, of course, n+1 redundancy. But great. If I were to have one domain there today and change it tomorrow, is there a redirect option in place where someone could go and find that on Blue-ski, and oh, they'll get redirected to where I am now. Or is it just one of those 404, sucks to be you moments? Because I can see validity to both.Jake: Yeah, so the way we handle it right now is if you have a, something.bsky.social name and you switch it to your own domain or something like that, we don't yet forward it from the old.bsky.social name. But that is totally feasible. It's totally possible. Like, the way that those are stored in your what's called your [DID record 00:31:16] or [DID document 00:31:17] is that there's, like, a list that currently only has one item in general, but it's a list of all of your different names, right? So, you could have different domain names, different subdomain names, and they would all point back to the same user. And so yeah, so basically, the idea is that you have these aliases and they will forward to the new one, whatever the current canonical one is.Corey: Excellent. That is something that concerns me because it feels like it's one of those one-way doors, in the same way that picking an email address was a one-way door. I know people who still pay money to their ancient crappy ISP because they have a few mails that come in once in a while that are super-important. I was fortunate enough to have jumped on the bandwagon early enough that my vanity domain is 22 years old this year. And my email address still works,which, great, every once in a while, I still get stuff to, like, variants of my name I no longer use anymore since 2005. And it's usually spam, but every once in a blue moon, it's something important, like, “Hey, I don't know if you remember me. We went to college together many years ago.” It's ho-ly crap, the world is smaller than we think.Jake: Yeah.j I mean, I love that we're using domains, I think that's one of the greatest decisions we made is… is that you own your own domain. You're not really stuck in our namespace, right? Like, one of the things with traditional social networks is you're sort of, their domain.com/yourname, right?And with the way AT Proto and Bluesky work is, you can go and get a domain name from any registrar, there's hundreds of them—you know, we'd like Namecheap, you can go there and you can grab a domain and you can point it to your account. And if you ever don't like anything, you can change your domain, you can change, you know which PDS you're on, it's all completely controlled by you. And there's nearly no way we as a company can do anything to change that. Like, that's all sort of locked into the way that the protocol works, which creates this really great incentive where, you know, if we want to provide you services or somebody else wants to provide you services, they just have to compete on doing a really good job; you're not locked in. And that's, like, one of my favorite features of the network.Corey: I just want to point something out because you mentioned oh, we're big fans of Namecheap. I am too, for weird half-drunk domain registrations on a lark. Like, “Why am I poor?” It's like, $3,000 a month of my budget goes to domain purchases, great. But I did a quick whois on the official Bluesky domain and it's hosted at Route 53, which is Amazon's, of course, premier database offering.But I'm a big fan of using a enterprise registrar for enterprise-y things. Wasabi, if I recall correctly, wound up having their primary domain registered through GoDaddy, and the public domain that their bucket equivalent would serve data out of got shut down for 12 hours because some bad actor put something there that shouldn't have been. And GoDaddy is not an enterprise registrar, despite what they might think—for God's sake, the word ‘daddy' is in their name. Do you really think that's enterprise? Good luck.So, the fact that you have a responsible company handling these central singular points of failure speaks very well to just your own implementation of these things. Because that's the sort of thing that everyone figures out the second time.Jake: Yeah, yeah. I think there's a big difference between corporate domain registration, and corporate DNS and, like, your personal handle on social networking. I think a lot of the consumer, sort of, domain registries are—registrars—are great for consumers. And I think if you—yeah, you're running a big corporate domain, you want to make sure it's, you know, it's transfer locked and, you know, there's two-factor authentication and doing all those kinds of things right because that is a single point of failure; you can lose a lot by having your domain taken. So, I completely agree with you on there.Corey: Oh, absolutely. I am curious about this to see if it's still the case or not because I haven't checked this in over a year—and they did fix it. Okay. As of at least when we're recording this, which is the end of May 2023, Amazon's Authoritative Name Servers are no longer half at Oracle. Good for them. They now have a bunch of Amazon-specific name servers on them instead of, you know, their competitor that they clearly despise. Good work, good work.I really want to thank you for taking the time to speak with me about how you're viewing these things and honestly giving me a chance to go ambling down memory lane. If people want to learn more about what you're up to, where's the best place for them to find you?Jake: Yeah, so I'm on Bluesky. It's invite only. I apologize for that right now. But if you check out bsky.app, you can see how to sign up for the waitlist, and we are trying to get people on as quickly as possible.Corey: And I will, of course, be talking to you there and will put links to that in the show notes. Thank you so much for taking the time to speak with me. I really appreciate it.Jake: Thanks a lot, Corey. It was great.Corey: Jake Gold, infrastructure engineer at Bluesky, slash Blue-ski. I'm Cloud Economist Corey Quinn and this is Screaming in the Cloud. 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