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Brian Blakesley
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we noticed right away that Chewie never seems to age... ;-)
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Archaeologists working in suburban Seattle have discovered the oldest tools ever found in western Washington, at an ancient stone-working site dating back more than 10,000 years. The find includes an array of bifaces, scrapers, and projectile points, some of which were fashioned in a style that experts describe as “completely new” for this region and period in its history. Read on to discover what was found:
#archaeology   #seattle   #washington   #anthropology   #history   #science   #news  
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“…The way to check your camera is the same: enable the “overview” option in playback mode and take a look at the camera name displayed in the upper right hand corner of the screen. That’s the actual camera you have, regardless of what it looks like from the outside:




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At the end of 2014, Nikon issued a notice saying that fake D800E DSLRs have been discovered during service center repairs. Technicians found that the camer
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Via several folks in my stream today, but this one's public, so hat tip to +Carrie Canup  on the reshare cred.
 
What's Really Going On in your G+ Stream?
This is geek stuff, but it's really good geek stuff.  It's really good especially if you're wondering if your time spent growing your presence on this platform is worth it.    

Great work, +Eric Enge +Stone Temple Consulting 
h/t +David Amerland +Peter Herzog 
The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it
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Another great circle of active plussers, courtesy of +steph wanamaker 
 
#followfriday  this is my awesome men who comment circle!
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thanks for reshare  +Brian Blakesley 
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damn you...I'm at work...damn...now I'm not going to get anything done.
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This is a hell of a long read, but it's a great peek behind the scenes at what Disney had to do to get MyMagic+ off the ground and running.

As someone who's used the bands, I think they're great, and I can't wait to see them turn up in Anaheim.
Inside Disney's radical plan to modernize its cherished theme parks.
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Sweet and clean, #Gold #Ford F-1 is something you'll need to see right here!
Shannon's relationship with her 1952 Ford F-1 hasn't been about the journey to find the perfect truck, but the connection she's had with it over the years.
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Join the Pony Express to deliver 100 letters! #GoogleDoodle
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Hello to all the new folks who have hooped me here in the last few days. Hope you all find something to enjoy in my stream, and thanks for stopping by.
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Spent the weekend up at Christopher Creek, just outside Payson, AZ. Gorgeous spot, though it was a bit chilly at night.
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Mid 30's overnight, but the daytime temps were in the low 70's. As long as you plan to sleep warm, it's perfect.
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I type numbers and letters on a keyboard to make bits of slilcon do my bidding. Sometimes I type to convince complex assemblages of carbon atoms to do the same.
Skills
Obfuscation +3, Curmudgeon +6, Trolling +99
Employment
  • Large Hosting Company
    Penguin Ordinance Technician, present
    Yup.
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Male
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Friends, Networking
Story
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Meat Popsicle / Photographer/ Lamp Maker / General Geek
Introduction
Hello, and welcome to the "about" portion of the program. You ended up here in one of several ways:

1. You're a stalker.
B. I circled you and you're trying to figure out who the heck I am.
3. Some poor misguided soul tricked you into coming here
4. you ended up here by telling Google that you were feeling lucky.

So, In order: A. Eww. Get a life. 2. I usually circle people re-actively, so you probably already circled me. In some cases though, I will add folks who seem to have similar interests, so check below and see if we match up somehow. C. You should hit that person. Twice. And finally, D. Yeah, uh. Probably not the droid you were looking for, sorry about that.

If you came by because you linked to me out of a photography related community, you might be more interested in google.com/+Bblakesleyphotography, which is where most of my photography activity happens.

When I'm adding people back, I DO look at your about section. If you seem like a good fit for one of my preexisting circles I'll drop you in as appropriate. If there's not enough info to make a call, I'll deposit you in my "figure out" circle until  I figure out the best place to stick you. You are welcome to drop me a private message with a quick intro to help me place you.

However you ended up here (except if you're a stalker), welcome. If you are looking for circles to add me to, I'm into the following things:

Photography:
In general I'm into all kinds of photography. In particular, these are the kinds of things that really get my attention in the field.
  • Landscapes
  • Motorsport
  • Astrophotography
  • Light painting
  • Night Photography
  • Wildlife

Geeky Stuff:

I'm a geek by profession, working as a Linux Engineer for one of the largest domain name registrars in the world. As such, pretty much all things techy are a part of my DNA. These are the geeky things I really get down on.

  • Computing
  • HPC
  • Linux
  • Gaming (PC or table top. I'm not really a console guy.)
  • Ingress (Enlightened) @sixdaemonbag
  • Science Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Steampunk
  • Comic Books
  • DRAGONS! (Yes, they're THAT important to me).

Science!

I'm a scientist at heart. That probably explains my profound interests in science in general. In particular, I am fascinated by geology and earth science disciplines, as well as by everything related to space and space exploration. I wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid, and really, that desire has not faded now that I'm an older kid. Some day...

Transportation:

Planes, trains, automobiles, motorcycles, boats, pogo sticks. You name it, and I'll probably be interested in it. In particular:

  • Air Cooled Volkswagens
  • Hotrods / Street Rods
  • Airplanes of all kinds, but especially vintage piston engine stuff.
  • Steam locomotives
  • Rocketry. Amateur to NASA, I loves me some rockets.

Art and Artistic expression:

I love art in all kinds of forms. I'm married to an artist, and I'm pretty creative myself, though I can't draw and only paint by numbers.

Music:

I am, and have been, a child of METAL! for a very long time. I'm also into all kinds of other genres, and the better orchestrated and executed it is, the higher the odds are that I'll dig it. I'm not super excited about the top 40 crap that infests the airwaves today, nor am I all that into hiphop or country. My iPod is a mix of thrash, death, and power metal, with techno, industrial, some new wave, some classical, and a lot of Primus thrown in.

Writing:

If you're still reading this, you'll note I tend to be prolific with my words. Some friends maintain that it takes me 3 paragraphs to say "Hello!" (they might be right, but the jury's still out). I like to write, but I seldom have time for it anymore, and I fear I've lost my muse somewhat.  I still enjoy writing when I get the chance, and at some point down the road I'll get the stories in my head out into the sunlight. Until then, they're my secret. 

Food:

I like food. I like it a lot, but I'm very picky about what foods I like. Food as an art form is also interesting to me, especially if the food is tasty. I enjoy cooking, and People enjoy eating the things I cook. What more can a guy ask for?

Other:

There's a bunch of other stuff I enjoy as well, but this is long enough as it is. if you think I'm a fit for a circle, add me.

Bragging rights
I own a hat with feathers, and I've worn it while riding an elephant.
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Currently
Greater Phoenix, AZ area
Previously
Flagstaff, AZ 86001 - Yuma, AZ 85365
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