Author Archives: Kevin Sonney

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.

Work Travel Considerations

[Note : Reposted on the proper blog.] So I am doing a lot of travel back & forth to Seattle for work. And I got to thinking – while the reimburse me, it would be nice to consolidate the spending … Continue reading

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I’m not dead, even if that was close one

So last week I flew out to Seattle for one of my regular visits.[1] Lots of good work-stuff was done, and as has been mentioned elsewhere at least one adventure was had on the ground. Getting on the ground was … Continue reading

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2012 Convention Schedule (as it stands)

The 2012 Convention Schedule as we know it to date : Jan 5-9 –  MagFest – National Harbor MD Feb 24-26 –  MystiCon – Roanoke, VA Apr 6-8 – UrsulaV Art Show Opening, B&N Event – Beaumont, TX May 25-27 … Continue reading

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Where I slept in 2011

I saw this on a friend’s journal, and figured it made for an interesting look back. And so : – Pittsboro, NC (naturally) – Williamsburg, VA – New Orleans, LA – Orlando, FL (two locations, one trip) – Chicago, Il … Continue reading

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Hello 2012

2011 was a fun ride, for the most part – good company, good travel, good gaming, good friends, and a good job all sort of blend together into what is qualified as, I think, a good year. 2012 started with … Continue reading

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RSS Woes

As many of you might have seen (or heard), Google Reader recently got “updated” to a new UI and backend. It now talks to Google+ (good) but stripped out almost all the features that the hardcore reader users like myself … Continue reading

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Local Lunch Thursdays

For those of you who listen to KUEC regularly, you’ll notice we’ve become more and more involved in the local food scene here. There are serveral local businesses – Lily Den Farm and Abielicious Bakery[1] in particular – that produce … Continue reading

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Spider Lilies with 0pt-0ut, Mechanikill, Dark30, ShadowBunny, Orgavin, and JoeHendrix

So last night I hauled my ass to Raleigh to catch Spider Lilies at Shakedown Street as part of SIGNAL 2011. And it was awesome.

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All we ever do is eat and play music

Looking over my last few posts, you’d think my life had become nothing but food and music. Far from it. But I can’t talk about work too much (it’s a good job but busy), a lot of my life gets … Continue reading

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Food doesn’t have to be pretty

So I’m at the farmer’s market today, and there is a table out with the words “Ugly Peach Sale” on the sign. So I ask and find out that (a) an Ugly Peach is one that has a blemish or … Continue reading

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