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Ultra Music Festival live on You Tube all weekend
Not the same, as being there, but pretty damn cool.
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Grand Budapest Hotel
Another Wes Anderson masterpiece. You must check it out!
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Now you can get to your favorite Google products even faster by customizing how they appear in your Google bar. Just drag and drop to rearrange the apps and bring your favorite products to the top.

You can also easily add Google products that aren’t part of the Google bar, like Google Keep and Google Scholar. Learn more: http://goo.gl/hw2cri

We're rolling this out over the next couple weeks, so please hold tight if you aren't seeing it yet.
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Candy Gets Crushed!
Sorry...that one was just teed up
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The coming economic bomb - university systems
I love those scary headlines. Seriously, this article nails it. Great breakdown. Good journalism still exists. Hopefully, Melody Petersen and the OC Register will keep digging.
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Pornstars on LinkedIn??
It's been 3 years this July since I left LinkedIn. Some of you may connect that anniversary to the start of some other social network. Recently, I hopped back on for two reasons. First, I needed to access their data through the API and needed an account to do so. Second, I honestly wanted to see what some old friends (those that never logged in here) from past companies were up to.

The annoyances surfaced quick
I got sucked in and figured I should set up shop there again. But as soon as I did the annoyances resurfaced. All the spam. The ridiculous constant pushes to connect to people I may have emailed once in my life. Fake emails being sent to people from my own gmail account. I mean they're really absurd over there. 

Anyway, one of the funniest moments so far was when I connected to an old colleague. On the right side, LinkedIn tells you the other profiles people looked at when they looked at his. Look at that list. ;o)  

I love how professional the "professional" network is.  And who knew Jenna Jameson was a teacher. Who knew???
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"First Google+ Hangout!! Hop on to twitter to register"?????
 
Introducing the first of our Team Transamerica Google+ Hangout Series! Hop onto Twitter for a chance to chat live on April 1st with PGA Tour Professional Zach Johnson and Golf Channel's Steve Sands: http://bit.ly/GHangoutZach
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The Top 10 Google Glass Myths

Mr. Rogers was a Navy SEAL. A tooth placed in soda will dissolve in 24 hours. Gators roam the sewers of big cities and Walt Disney is cryogenically frozen. These are just some of the most common and -- let’s admit it -- awesome urban myths out there. 

Myths can be fun, but they can also be confusing or unsettling. And if spoken enough, they can morph into something that resembles fact. (Side note: did you know that people used to think that traveling too quickly on a train would damage the human body?)

In its relatively short existence, Glass has seen some myths develop around it. While we’re flattered by the attention, we thought it might make sense to tackle them, just to clear the air. And besides, everyone loves a good list:

Myth 1 - Glass is the ultimate distraction from the real world
Instead of looking down at your computer, phone or tablet while life happens around you, Glass allows you to look up and engage with the world. Big moments in life -- concerts, your kid’s performances, an amazing view -- shouldn’t be experienced through the screen you’re trying to capture them on. That’s why Glass is off by default and only on when you want it to be. It’s designed to get you a bit of what you need just when you need it and then get you back to the people and things in life you care about. 

Myth 2:  Glass is always on and recording everything
Just like your cell phone, the Glass screen is off by default. Video recording on Glass is set to last 10 seconds. People can record for longer, but Glass isn't designed for or even capable of always-on recording (the battery won’t last longer than 45 minutes before it needs to be charged). So next time you’re tempted to ask an Explorer if he’s recording you, ask yourself if you’d be doing the same with your phone. Chances are your answers will be the same.

Myth 3 - Glass Explorers are technology-worshipping geeks
Our Explorers come from all walks of life. They include parents, firefighters, zookeepers, brewmasters, film students, reporters, and doctors. The one thing they have in common is that they see the potential for people to use technology in a way that helps them engage more with the world around them, rather than distract them from it. In fact, many Explorers say because of Glass they use technology less, because they’re using it much more efficiently. We know what you’re thinking: “I’m not distracted by technology”. But the next time you’re on the subway, or, sitting on a bench, or in a coffee shop, just look at the people around you. You might be surprised at what you see.

Myth 4 - Glass is ready for prime time
Glass is a prototype, and our Explorers and the broader public are playing a critical role in how it’s developed. In the last 11 months, we’ve had nine software updates and three hardware updates based, in part, on feedback from people like you. Ultimately, we hope even more feedback gets baked into a polished consumer product ahead of being released. And, in the future, today's prototype may look as funny to us as that mobile phone from the mid 80s.

Myth 5: Glass does facial recognition (and other dodgy things) Nope. That’s not true. As we’ve said before, regardless of technological feasibility, we made the decision based on feedback not to release or even distribute facial recognition Glassware unless we could properly address the many issues raised by that kind of feature.  And just because a weird application is created, doesn’t mean it’ll get distributed in our MyGlass store. We manually approve all the apps that appear there and have several measures in place (from developer policies and screenlocks to warning interstitials) to help protect people’s security on the device.

Myth 6: Glass covers your eye(s)
“I can't imagine having a screen over one eye...” one expert said in a recent article. Before jumping to conclusions about Glass, have you actually tried it? The Glass screen is deliberately above the right eye, not in front or over it. It was designed this way because we understand the importance of making eye contact and looking up and engaging with the world, rather than down at your phone.
 
Myth 7 - Glass is the perfect surveillance device
If a company sought to design a secret spy device, they could do a better job than Glass! Let’s be honest: if someone wants to secretly record you, there are much, much better cameras out there than one you wear conspicuously on your face and that lights up every time you give a voice command, or press a button. 

Myth 8 - Glass is only for those privileged enough to afford it
The current prototype costs $1500 and we realize that is out of the range of many people. But that doesn’t mean the people who have it are wealthy and entitled. In some cases, their work has paid for it. Others have raised money on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. And for some, it’s been a gift. 

Myth 9 - Glass is banned... EVERYWHERE  
Since cell phones came onto the scene, folks have been pretty good at creating etiquette and the requisite (and often necessary) bans around where someone can record (locker rooms, casino floors, etc.). Since Glass functionality mirrors the cell phones ("down to the screen being off by default), the same rules apply. Just bear in mind, would-be banners: Glass can be attached to prescription lenses, so requiring Glass to be turned off is probably a lot safer than insisting people stumble about blindly in a locker room.

Myth 10 - Glass marks the end of privacy
When cameras first hit the consumer market in the late 19th century, people declared an end to privacy. Cameras were banned in parks, at national monuments and on beaches.  People feared the same when the first cell phone cameras came out. Today, there are more cameras than ever before. In ten years there will be even more cameras, with or without Glass. 150+ years of cameras and eight years of YouTube are a good indicator of the kinds of photos and videos people capture--from our favorite cat videos to dramatic, perspective-changing looks at environmental destruction, government crackdowns, and everyday human miracles. 
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A curious thing has happened
I've installed Ubuntu on my non-chromebook laptop (read windows) and I started learning linux for the first time.

Seriously...what has become of me
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Big Data, obscure algorithms and a crap load of coffee
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Business Analytics, Econometrics, SAS, R, Cognos, Map Reduce, Hadoop, Python programming, Big data is my b....!
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Enjoying today, but constantly thinking about 10 years out. Loving every minute of it. 

Bold predictions encouraged. Status quo is death.  



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I excitedly watch youtube videos about Bayesian Inference. And oh yeah...I'm a First Tier Google Glass Explorer!
Education
  • University of Colorado at Denver
    Finance & Management
    Masters of Finance Masters of Management - All while changing diapers and keeping a day job going!
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    MIS & Finance
    Coldest place on earth I think! After suffering here I went straight to Vegas for two years to thaw
There's no better theater this side of the Potomac. Beer, wine, great food and leather seats now. Well done! Assigned seating is a great touch when you get in last minute from the bar.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great spot for a couple pints before a Bethesda Row movie. Had the Bacon Bleu Burger and it was perfect. Next time we might head back late for the DJ upstairs.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
We've been taking our two Lhasas here for nearly a year for grooming. They always look great and smell even better for several weeks. Best shampoo ever!!
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I tried to wean myself from the offer deals that are out there, but yesterday I was taking a group of teens into town for a staycation day. I needed a deal. Absolute Noodle hooked us up with $40 for $20, so I checked it out. The bowls are huge, the food is fantastic and the service was spot on. You know what I appreciated the most? They didn't treat us any differently because we had the deal. Too many places put these things out there and then treat you like crap because you actually come in and use them. The BBQ pork spare ribs fell off the bone. Delicious. We all tried different bowl combinations and all of them were great. I'll definitely be back with the wife next time we're in the Chinatown area.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I've gone to the Bethesda location a few times, but this new location's a little more convenient. I dig the BBQ because I love that Korean BBQ sauce. My wife went with the Original and loved it. During their Grand Opening they are giving away some prizes so go check em out.
Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
DO NOT GO HERE! Even if someone gives you tickets for free it's not worth it. It's not like aquariums you're used to visiting and they should really just be straight with people. After seeing the other great stuff in DC, you might be duped into thinking this is awesome, too. It's not.
Appeal: Poor to fairFacilities: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My son has been asking to go here ever since we moved to DC. I'm not sure what he was expecting to happen. Maybe he thought they'd be all animatronic. I finally brought him and a couple friends yesterday during a little staycation day here in town. It was a total bust. The only bright side was the Groupon deal I found that got us 2 for $25. But honestly, that was still way too much. I admit, the concept is cool. These wax figures are amazingly life like, but once you see a few, the novelty wears off quick and the tourist bus crowd will annoy the hell out of you. There are dozens of people jumping in front of you to take a picture with every single president. I'm convinced the only reason this place is still in business is the tourist bus deals. There weren't many individuals heading on in there. Want a sure bet on your trip to DC? Stick with the Smithsonians.
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Appeal: Poor to fairFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago