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Disconnecting
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 12
On Appreciation
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2016 Resolutions
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2015 Year in Review
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 13
Six Months with the Apple Watch
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 15
20 Years
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 13
Lotusphere 2015 Photos Are Up
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 16
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Lotusphere 2015 Photos Are Up
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 16
On Appreciation
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 16
Six Months with the Apple Watch
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 15
2016 Resolutions
Sun, Jan 3rd 2016 15
Oliver Heinz’ ConnectED Community Photo
Tue, Feb 3rd 2015 13
20 Years
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 13
2015 Year in Review
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 13
The 2014 Greyhawk Recap
Thu, Jan 1st 2015 12
Disconnecting
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 12
We’re the subject of an IBM Whitepaper
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John Roling
Blog Title Greyhawk's Meanderings
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Disconnecting
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 10:40a   John Roling
IBM Connect (formerly Lotusphere) starts next weekend in sunny Orlando, Florida.  This is a tech conference I’ve attended every January for nearly the last 20 years.  I’ve attended as a developer, an admin, a speaker, the press, a blogger, and as a pointy haired boss. This past week has been filled with throwback photo apps showing me pictures of this day and that day in history, and every one has been brimming with pictures of this awesome yearly pilgrimage.  So many memories of really w
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On Appreciation
Fri, Jan 22nd 2016 11:26a   John Roling
My pointy hair and I have been thinking about this topic a lot over the last six months and it was finally time to sit down at a keyboard and get it out. There are a lot of things that determine job satisfaction in this world.  Money, benefits, being challenged and not bored, work/life balance, commute time and more.  To me however, one of the most important things is simple appreciation for the work that you do. Now I work in IT.  And in IT you have to have pretty thick skin as generally the
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2016 Resolutions
Sun, Jan 3rd 2016 5:57p   John Roling
Maintain or Lose Weight This past year I did pretty well bringing my weight down, but I would really love to lose another 10-15 pounds.  I need to keep at it and at least maintain where I am, but it would be good to get some exercise going too.  If I can do that, I might be able to shed some more weight. Focus on Photography Okay, I failed on this last year, but photography is a passion for me, something I love.  So I am going to try to post at least one picture a day on Instagram.  If I kee
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2015 Year in Review
Fri, Jan 1st 2016 1:54p   John Roling
Every year, I go back and look at my resolutions and see how I did.  Let’s take a look once again. Get Healthier On this I think I did pretty well overall.  That curve on my weight chart keeps going down, but I’m not totally where I want to be yet.  I did it mainly through what I ate.  What I really need to do is actually commit to exercising.  But I feel pretty good about this one. Do more with my Photography I pretty much failed miserably at this again.  I barely took the DLSR out th
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Six Months with the Apple Watch
Wed, Nov 4th 2015 8:17p   John Roling
Six months ago, I received my shipment containing Apple’s newest gadget, the Apple Watch.  I’ve been wearing it every day since, and I get asked quite a bit what I think of it, and whether it’s worth a purchase.  For me, the answer is yes, but it may not be for everyone. You have to understand that I’m somewhat of a gadget addict.  I like new technology and tend to try everything as it comes out.  So I was excited to receive this new toy and put it through its paces. So what does i
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20 Years
Wed, Jun 3rd 2015 12:10p   John Roling
20 years, two decades, 7305 days (according to Siri), three homes, five full-time employers, two children, three cats, six dogs, six vehicles and one woman. 20 years ago today, I married my soulmate.  It was a beautiful early summer day as we said our vows next to the Kankakee river in Wilmington, Illinois. We were surrounded by family, friends, and geese wearing bow ties. We were about a year out of college and were just starting our adult lives.  We had actually lived for a time in a van dow




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