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Ed Albetski commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Ancient Media: Books'
"Haven't been posting much, but have been reading. I just finished John Banville's (writing as Benjamin Black) THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE a new Philip Marlowe novel. Robert B. Parker tried some years ago to resurrect Marlowe, but his efforts…"
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Henry Brown commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Ancient Media: Books'
"Exclusively Technical books but a true treasure trove of FREE e-books from MS MSDN Blog Largest collection of FREE Microsoft eBooks ever, including: Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Office 2013, Office 365, Office 2010, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics…"
Jul 9
Ed Albetski commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Travel'
"Got back this weekend from a last minute 7 day Bahamas cruise out of Baltimore on Royal Caribbean.  We were looking for a weekend at the beach for our anniversary but waited too late to book. So in checking for a possible cruise, found this one…"
Jun 23
Henry Brown commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Gov Gourmet'
"Houston is offering their version of Washington Dining Week except it is for a full month Houston Restaurant Week(s) Looking foward to the first and last week (will be on a 3 week vacation to Germany including a Rhine River Cruise from the 5th to…"
Jun 19
Henry Brown commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Ancient Media: Books'
"RIP Daniel Keyes From Boing-Boing: Daniel Keyes, the MD who wrote the classic science fiction novel Flowers for Algernon, has died at 86, of complications from pneumonia. I met Keyes when he received the Science Fiction Writers of America's…"
Jun 19
Henry Brown commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Ancient Media: Books'
"from Library of Congress: Stellar Authors Join 2014 Book Festival An even broader lineup of authors, poets and illustrators for readers of all ages—including such writers as chef Cathal Armstrong, Mona Simpson, Elizabeth McCracken, Jack…"
Jun 3
Henry Brown commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Ancient Media: Books'
"RIP Jay Lake one of a couple zillion obituaries this one from Cory Doctorow from Boing Boing"
Jun 1
Ed Albetski commented on Ed Albetski's group 'Travel'
"Wonderful news, Henry!  I know they can be pricey, but Uniworld and Viking offer really fantastic and romantic river cruises in France, Austria, and Germany. You cruise down rivers during the night and tour cities and castles by day, dining on…"
Apr 25

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Current Title:
Retired
Current Agency or Organization
After 30 years of Federal Service with the Departments of Commerce and Defense
What Best Describes Your Role?
Technology
Educational Background (Degree, School):
Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria, VA
BS Biology George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Graduate Work Economics George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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Ed Albetski's Blog

GOV LOOP NFL POOL ends another season!

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

The Break Room's NFL Pool has crowned another champion.  

For the first time we have a come from behind victory and a repeat pool winner. Ian, who has been closing it up by winning two of the playoff rounds won this week as well by picking the Seahawks and 50 points. This allowed him to overtake Greg for this year’s victory.

The week’s summary is easy Ian, Tommy, Rick, and John strategically picked Seattle, cashing in on one of the great upset routs we have seen in some time.…

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DC Restaurant Week Jan. 13 - 19 2014

Posted on December 18, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

This is my twice yearly public service blog about Restaurant Week in DC (January 13-19). Do you take advantage of this? Restaurant Week takes place twice a year, once in the frigid cold of the post-holidays and then again in the dog days of August. Times when diners are likely to be few. For all the details, Google "restaurant week dc.” For those out of the area, many cities schedule these. A three course lunch (starter, main,…

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Restaurant Week! There is still time!

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 2:30pm 0 Comments

Summer Restaurant Week in Dc runs through the weekend, so there is still time to make reservations.

One interesting part of this is we get to see what is "in" at all the trendy places. what the food fads are. One year watermelon gazpacho was "the" appetizer. Then there was the year when height on the plate was the thing; your entree looked like the chef was playing Jenga with your food. Then there was the "deconstructed" phase where a "burger" appeared as separate stacks of…

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Are You Ready For Some Football? 2013-14

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 9:34am 0 Comments

The Gov Loop NFL Pool is gearing up for the 2013-2014 season!

No buy-in, no pay-out, no money involved, just bragging rights for the week and a beautiful metal water bottle prize for most correct picks over the season.



I’ll be posting the weekly pick sheet in the NFL POOL Discussion in The Break Room group. Download it and put an "X" next to the team you think will win each game and pick the total points scored in the Monday night game as a tie-break. If you…

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DC Restaurant Week August 19-25

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 8:29am 0 Comments

This is my twice yearly public service blog about Restaurant Week in DC  (August 19-25). Do you take advantage of this? Restaurant Week takes place twice a year, once in the frigid cold of the post-holidays and then again in the dog days of August. Times when diners are likely to be few. For all the details, Google "restaurant week dc.” For those out of the area, many cities schedule these. A three course lunch…

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At 10:15am on August 17, 2011, GovLoop said…
Hey Ed - You running a football pick 'em again this year?  A couple people have asked me if something like that was occurring so thought would be cool if you did it again.
At 5:03am on July 29, 2011, Siobhan O'Connor said…
Thanks Ed. Can't wait to get cooking!!
At 9:59am on June 10, 2011, Lisa L Seay gave Ed Albetski a gift
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Hi Ed, Thank you for inviting me to your interesting and intertaining groups!
At 1:44pm on May 20, 2011, Charles A. Ray said…
Congrats to your son.
At 4:57am on May 20, 2011, Charles A. Ray gave Ed Albetski a gift
At 1:19pm on May 12, 2011, Jon P. Bird said…
As an old-line journalist, I try to straddle the line between the old and the new. Paper, as a storage medium, has existed for over 2100 years. There's nothing like the feel of a good book, but I also carry a NOOKcolor with me, because there's nothing like having an entire library at your disposal.
At 5:46pm on March 16, 2011, GovLoop said…
Hope you feel better - sorry to hear about that.  Vacation sounds fun.
At 7:57am on March 16, 2011, GovLoop said…
Ed - thanks for the Paris recommendation.  How's retired life going?  Doing any fun travels?
At 11:13am on March 2, 2011, Tam Walton said…

Hi Ed,

I wasn't really sure if I was civil.  Matter of fact, I labored after sending because I'm not born rude.  But I'm so tired of being beat up because of my employer - who does a lot of good work!  Anyway, thank you again for your comments.  Have a great week!

At 2:53pm on January 25, 2011, Carol Davison said…
ED, I am a GS-14 performance and development human resources specialist in search of a leadership development assignment in fulfillment of the Department of Commerce's executive leadership development program.  It must be in the Federal government, but doesn't have to be in HR.  Any suggestions? 

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