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Hard work. Proper training. Practice. 
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You should be very excited about this documentary on Uranium not only because it sounds utterly fascinating but also because +Veritasium is your host! 

Documentary Dates:
US: PBS, July 28 & 29 @ 10pm ET / 9pm Central
France & Germany: July 31 @ 10pm
Australia: August 6, 13, 20 @ 8:30pm EST
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Huge props to +Derek Muller for not only sticking to his ideas and the science, but also expressing his feelings towards the matter. 
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Google+ Auto Awesome getting all artsy with a photo from the commute home. 
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Dear Daughter,

This Father's Day I'd like to reflect on the father I am. 

First and foremost, I am not perfect. Nobody's perfect, but parents especially feel pressure, both internal and external; they are relied upon as responsible guardians of their children.

As an introvert, you will find me behind-the-scenes. While Mommy does a great job planning and executing fun activities and vacations, I'm at my best doing chores around the house, keeping your clothes and shoes fit as you grow, changing your wet diaper no matter the situation and location. I'm perhaps most comfortable behind the lens of a camera, removed from the action. I love and cherish our one-on-one time, like quick trips to the playground or occasional visit to the ice cream shop.

I completely condone and actively pursue experimental methods. I do my best to learn from failure: the method is as successful as it is painful. It's especially painful when I raise my voice to get your attention to keep you safe; you react with painful tears. But it's almost always my own failure of getting you into bad situations or habits, or a lapse in my attention. I do my best to learn from my own failures, to find effective ways to help you learn and experience the world in a safe and responsible manner.

I am more logical than most, quickly finding the B's and C's between A-to-D's. But as you grow and mature, you constantly challenge my theories. Although causing an insane amount of confusion, it continually reminds me to acknowledge and check my biases. A child's B's and C's are simple, but based off such a smaller set than adults that I often cannot find that seemingly magical path right when it's plainly in front of my eyes. This serves a reminder that other adults have different ways of thinking than I know; that even in adult life I must assume nothing.

I love you for the person you are, and will love you for the person you will be. Your growth and maturity are both my responsibility, and my own source for growth and maturity. You make me the father I am, and will be.

Love,
Dad 
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Straight from the heart.  Alexis is blessed you are her Dad.
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"You're looking at the world with a bias whether you think you are or not." +SmarterEveryDay
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Blizzard-like conditions in Chicago. So it's like a blizzard but not an actual one. In other words, it's snowing outside. :p
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First attempt to view comet with binoculars fails. Even chimping the camera proves futile. I resort to photo processing to view the comet Lovejoy amid the light pollution of Chicago city lights. 

Reference: http://earthsky.org/space/watch-for-comet-lovejoy 
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Fancy! Coffee served in a French press. 
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A little bit foggy in Chicago on this day.
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Not currently, +maggie h . No time, and it took up too much room. 
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Amateur photographer; professional problem solver
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Andre Aguto Alforque
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
  • Paraclete High School
    1992 - 1996
  • Our Lady of the Assumption
    1986 - 1992