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My help was super limited and mostly after the fact, but it was beautiful.
 
#Ingress Field Report
Op: #VirginLeprechaun  

As my fellow agents know, I have been dreaming of blanketing my home town in thick green fields for longer than I care to admit.  I had the ambition and a plan, but lacked opportunity. Why not celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a thick green field?  

Now that the day was chosen, the real work had to begin. Anchors were finalized, keys collected, blocking links cleared, and agents were assembled.  Lucky (see what I did there?) for me, I had many agents who were eager to help!

Agent probatesaint and I traveled to the western anchors to prepare for the upcoming fun.  I can’t believe how nervous I had become. My long-awaited plan approached fruition. Just before the designated time, lllllllllllllll realized that all our hard work may be thwarted because of one small inadvertent link. Because of the time constraints, the plan needed to be adjusted. Thinking quickly the decision was made to enlarge the fields to eliminate the issues with the inadvertent link.  The first layer of the city field made CP and then we added another three (with special thanks to agent HarleyRatRod for letting us use his black guardian for the extra lllllayerz!!)  As the links appeared, the Green Irish Stew became thicker and agents in Baton Rouge reported that they could no longer make out roads on their scanners.  

This was a rewarding experience that brought together many agents from all walks of life, together for a common goal. The joy of creating such big, beautiful fields was outshined, only by the pride I felt in my team.  My fellow agents were not just helpful, they encouraged me every step of the way and were eager to do whatever they could. I genuinely appreciate everyone who helped make this happen.  


Special thanks to all of the helpful Agents that helped:

Agents FishBoneFry, SumOneWasted and JoeBleaux were in the perfect locations to help gather the keys. lllllllllllllll and dutchboyslim lent their invaluable knowledge and experience.  Agents lllllllllllllll, FishBoneFry, probatesaint, 42below, louisianaice, Moose765, dirtyredog, and RedDotiesRPG helped to clear links in the hours leading up to the appointed time.  Sum1DancingMath and lllllllllllllll ran intel keeping all agents informed. Agents wlk420 and VerdantChaos were even kind enough not to throw links which could be a problem in the days up to St. Paddy’s.
Last, but certainly not least, I’d especially like to thank TigerFan for putting this #sitrep  together for me!!


You guys/gals rock!

#ingress   #smurftears   #enlightened   #stpatricksday   #stpatricksday2015  

+Benjo Fernandez +Yon Korevec +Coon Ass +Josh ProbateSaint +John Pierrotti +Jacob Alberty +Travis Moore +Thomas Taylor +Eric Ortego +Larry Primeaux +stickrtrade +Jamie Cutrer +Sum1Dancing Math +Beau Champion +Troy Doty 
+NIA Ops +Ingress +Louisiana Enlightened Ingress +Matilde Tusberti 
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In honour (spelled the British way) of +Tom Dawson​​'s birthday, I'm enjoying "Where the Helles Summer" from Southern Tier Brewing Company of Lakewood, NY.

A good helles lager might be one of my favorite things on earth. It is a fantastic hot weather beer. This is a delicious example of what this style of beer can be. This is the last one from the 6 pack I bought before it actually hit the shelves at my local liquor store. (I unstacked the beer on top of it and opened the case myself. I'm telling you, I love a good helles lager.)

Happy birthday, Tom! I hope the beer and weather are half as good where you are as they are here! 
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Cheers Beau! I got a crate of some classic English ales for my birthday, so I'll share some of my favorites here! 
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$6 in Google play credit for owning a chromecast.  Happy V day from +Google
 
Google, you spoil us. 
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Rebirth Pale Ale, NOLA Brewing, New Orleans, LA

A pretty decent Pale Ale. I find that it sufficiently distinguishes itself from a typical pale ale. I don't feel that I can very accurately describe it, so I guess you should just try it if you get the chance! 😁
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Looks good. I could do with a good pale ale here soon.
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Irish Channel Stout, NOLA Brewing, New Orleans, LA

The description on the back of this beer describes it perfectly.  I don't drink many stouts, but this one has definite porter qualities to it.  Delicious coffee and chocolate notes with a definite roasted quality.  Quite Tasty!  Only available on tap (not many places have it on tap - you aren't going to sell this in great quantities) or in a 4-pack of pint cans (British style!).
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This one is new to me. From Southern Prohibition Brewing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, this is Devil's Harvest American Pale Ale. It's tag line is "A devilishly dank dry hopped ale."

It's a very nice pale ale. The right amount of hops and bitterness with a dryness that is perhaps typical of American pale ales? I seriously don't know what that means. Definitely worth a try if you find yourself in Mississippi (or Louisiana, where I found it.) 
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+Beau Champion Then it would just be a pale ale, UK IPAs are hoppy, but not nearly as strong as americans tend to make em (double malted, then hopped to hell and back to cover the sweeteness).. 
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#Ingress   #sitrep   #enlightened  

Operation: Let's Field BR

On a grey Tuesday afternoon, Agent CrayzeeKaraoke (CK) was going about his job when he stopped at Spahr's Catfish, an out of the way portal, to hack.  When he looked to see what portals he could link to, a portal 135 km away appeared.  Knowing that making big fields is way more fun than throwing lone long links he gave a shout out for intel help: "Hey, can we field Baton Rouge?  Find a portal!"  As I looked at the intel map, one portal stood out, Feliciana Baptist Church.  It was already green and had a bit of clear space south of it.  I used the intel draw tools and a plan began to take shape.  We set our sights on the 3 pm checkpoint the following day.

A frenzy then began to identify and clear blockers.  Not too many agents were available to help on a rainy school night, but the clearing began.  Trying to keep our plans under wraps, we wanted agents to clear the links in the area they usually play.  CK called agent QueenBeotch59 who was happy to help.  

We still needed another agent to throw the links from Feliciana Baptist Church, but who was available at 2 pm on a Wednesday? Well, it just so happens that Agent xGargamelx was.  The only trouble is that his car couldn't make it to the necessary portal.  After securing permission from agent ReNayNay to use her vehicle, we had a plan.  A few enlightened links remained in the way so we brought some more agents into the mix.  Agent ProbateSaint and VerdantChaos were brought in to see to those links.  VerdantChaos was able to take out the links around noon and everything was looking good.

Agents xGargamelx and CK made it to the designated portals a little ahead of schedule.  ProbateSaint snuck up on xGargamelx just to witness the grand field that was about to happen.  Alas, nature called and the whole operation was put on hold for few minutes so that everyone could be comfortable when the time came.  Finally, it was time.  First two links, then a field, then another link and another field.  Baton Rouge was fielded!  

The field lasted through the 3 pm checkpoint and lasted until just before 4 when the first one fell.  The second field fell a short time later.  There were so many folks involved in the operation that had never thrown a big field before and it was an invaluable learning experience. A big thanks to Agent VilleMaxim for his wisdom and advice and Agent h00tiemac for taking out blocking links. Agents TigerFan (myself),the fabuloushp12 and a nameless barcode provided intel and logistical support.

This was a hastily planned and beautifully executed operation.  All told, no less than 927K mind units were covered by these two fields. I think I speak for everyone involved in saying that it was a lot of fun and a great group of folks.  

+Crayzee K.​ +Heather Parker​ +Casey Wilson​ +Renee Wilson- ReNayNay​ +Jacob Alberty​ +Josh ProbateSaint​ +Chance Ragan​ +Richard Bachman​ +Jeffrey Brite​ +Patrick Oglesby​ 

Edit: I mixed up a couple of agent names and corrected them once they were pointed out to me. 
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Cool write up!
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You should do a Google Security Checkup and not just because they will give you 2GB of extra drive storage for doing it today.
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This is handy.
 
While Gogo can redirect Web requests to its own login page, the same way most hotel Wi-Fi behaves until you pay up, it hasn't been able to block non-Web services coming from Google.

Interesting. I wasn't aware of this.
Q. I didn't pay for the WiFi on a recent flight, but the Google apps on my phone worked anyway. How could that happen? A. For some time now, travel bloggers have noted that flights offering Gogo's inflight
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I've been waiting for this since the week after I got my chromecast. This is so fantastic.
 
Google isn't officially attending CES, but it looks like they're trying to crash the party anyway.
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I was JUST searching for such a thing!
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I have used this place several times for packaging/mailing and printing (usually invitations). I have been very happy with the level of service and quality of the work. Their prices are fair and their staff is great to work with. I have a friend who does my custom design work, but their staff seems very knowledgeable and I would use them if I didn't have a personal connection.
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I stopped in here with my wife and two year old while sightseeing on 16th street. My expectations weren't very high, but I was definitely impressed. My dish (chicken bacon Mac and cheese) and my wife's (steak taco appetizer) were delicious and generous portions. I smoked several beers and all were good. The waitress did a very good job. The only thing preventing five stars is the prices. They aren't bad for downtown Denver, but they aren't a bargain.
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I have been wanting to try this place for a while. I thought it would be a fun place to take visitors from Houston since they always take us to interesting and delicious restaurants there. When I saw on Facebook that they were participating in Restaurant Week, I made reservations. Side note: I ended up needing to alter the reservations and the employee who answered the phone was very nice and welcoming. They had a small but nice selection of beers on tap, highlighting the local microbrews. I was happy about that. I ordered a three course meal from the Restaurant Week selections. My cane salad was nice. The ingredients were fresh and well balanced. Little did I know that my experience had just peaked. My entree, shrimp and grits, was unimpressive. It didn't taste bad, but it was very underwhelming. The shrimp were small and had been frozen. For a restaurant in South Louisiana that shouts about LOCAL, this was very surprising. They garnished the dish with rosemary which led to an overwhelming flavor of rosemary in the food that it had touched. The grits were okay, but a little on the stiff side. For dessert I had the fried cheesecake. I'm not sure if this was a restaurant week special, but it was a little on the small side. I also found it to be a little lacking in flavor. I wiped all of the sauce off of my plate in order to get some flavor into the dish. When the bill arrived, my beer had cost me $6.75! I'm glad I only had one! The most that beer would cost you anywhere else in town is $5, which is inflated. Most places have it for $4. I had high expectation for this place and maybe that was my mistake. I won't say that I'll never go back, but I'm going to want some evidence that things have changed.
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I emailed Allied (and a few others) about tires for my wife's car. Their responses were great and speedy. They emailed me when the tires arrived so that I could get them installed. It took about an hour. I will definitely use them again.
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My favorite Mexican restaurant in Baton Rouge. The food is not your typical "tex-mex." The tortilla and bean soups are very good. The alambres is amazing.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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