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I took this photo one night taken during our African Photo Adventure in Namibia.  The next big adventure was just announced: The Venice Photo Adventure over at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/venice-carnival-photography-adventure/ — pop over and jump on the Alternate List if you're interested!  
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Love it. Astrophotography is so much more accessible today.
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Marvel's Dr Strange movie looks awesome and Inception-y and Matrix-y:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSzx-zryEgM
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James Bond looks less cool when you consider things in context:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7qn5Iw5TDM
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The different types of milks you can buy or--better yet!--make!

Home made nut and seed milk by far surpasses what you can get in stores.

Try adding spices, a pinch of salt, and superfood powders to it and blending it up.

Bonus: make it with high quality water.

(Note: if you drink other milks, I don't think you're cruel, even though the image implies that.)
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Some Abraham humour

"Your propensity toward a negative thought softens while you sleep, because momentum stops while you sleep, because while you're sleeping your attention is not upon it it [what's bothering you],and so the momentum does subside.

Now, when you wake up in the morning, the tendency is to visit with the same people, or return to the same thoughts, and so you get, usually—we started to say "up to speed" but what we mean is—"down to speed" with what's been bothering you the day before... but you don't need to."

— Abraham-Hicks, Boston, 2016-05-21

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The follow on from that:

"Don't take the biggest issue and try to make that one work. Take things that are easier, and try to become light hearted about things. Don't take life so seriously, you see... and whispering don't watch television. (fun) There's a lot to rail against there, isn't there?

Esther gets up; she meditates; she dances to music; she gets tuned in, tapped in, turned on; she writes focus wheels; she acknowledges that everything is really, really good. And then, "just to catch up," she turns on the television and forgets everything good in her life.

You just gotta decide: do I want to feel good, or not? And if you want to feel good, do the things that feel good. And don't beat up on yourself if you miserably fail. (Fun) That's step 5."

(In case you don't know, step 4 is about getting good at really consistently allowing. Step 5 is about being okay and relaxing when you aren't doing that, and not making a big deal of it.)

Video that quote is from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POn_Tt03caA
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wtf, Google+

I usually say that Google+ is the best social media app that was somehow strangely abandoned. It was so much better than pretty much anything out there, but somehow it's now a broken shadow of its former self.

Case in point, you now have to go to settings to enable your circle streams. Like, what the hell. I don't even know what Google+ is for anymore.

At least the Communities feature still works well. 
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Yes, we need some moderators. It's on my list of things to do. I'm picky about who I give moderator permissions to, as they can cause a lot of trouble if I don't choose well and train and supervise them properly. Right now supervising one person (me) is easier.

I am also good at prioritising. I have lots of things to do--some more important than others.
I know it seems like the community is filled with trolls and spam, but in reality, that isn't the case. If you think I'm wrong, please +mention me on the posts in question.

Recently we had about 4 violent images. That isn't people "taking over the community."

While the violent images posted recently are unpleasant, the community isn't on fire. I understand people want posts like that removed quickly, but a few day response time isn't that bad.

If people don't like that, they can:

* Mute the post
* Report the post to Google

Out of all the recent violent posts, I think we had two people out of almost 30,000 report it to me. About four other people made comments that will not result in anything being done about it, which shows they probably haven't read the community guidelines.

From the beginning when this community had a few hundred members, I encouraged people to see it as their community, rather than my community. I'm just a steward. If you see a problem, report it. if you don't report it, don't expect anything to change.

It's like seeing trash on the side of the street: if you complain about it, or just walk past it, nothing changes. You have to take action and be an active member of your community.

One report (+mention me in the comments) is enough for me to take notice of it, but more is helpful, too. If I don't deal with something a few days after reporting, report it again.

The community is doing okay. Believe me, much worse things could be happening.

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The new Justice League movie looks... lighter than Batman v Superman.

Promising.

The new Flash (played by Ezra Miller) looks great, too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gglkYMGRYlE
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The new Wonder Woman movie looks awesome. I hope it inspires generations of women to do kick ass things.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lGoQhFb4NM
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Wonderful analogy for allowing

"Of course, there is always replenishment happening, to some degree or another. But when you are pushing, and trying, and efforting, and worrying, then you're not letting everything that you're asking for in as you are asking for it.

And so, it's sort of like water that is going in the bucket faster than it's going in the top. After a while, the bucket is going lower and lower, and in time it's going to run dry, and then you're going to have a day or two where you need the water to replenish a litte more.

And so, if you can get that visual of the happier you are, and the less efforting you're are offering, and the less struggle, then the more you keep that replenishment coming."

— Abraham-Hicks, Cancun Land Cruise, April 23 - 30, 2016


From: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjzt8Zv-6Uk
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Google I/O 2016 video summary

I almost fell asleep during a video summary of Google I/O 2016.

I guess incremental improvements are important, but I dunno... I don't think Google are focusing on the right stuff. It feels like they're taking lots of shots they aren't fully committed to (cough Google+ cough). That's a very Google thing to do, but I don't know if it makes for quality products.

I sort of want something with similar polish to Apple, but with the freedom associated with Android.

E.g. I've tried the "Simpler, faster, better" version of Google+ three times now, and I've reverted back each time because it's buggy and doesn't work. It's new and great! But functionally underperforms.

That doesn't cut it, and it's a thing that needs to go away: launch products that are buggy and don't work properly. I know it's not easy to do, but it really gets in the way of creating a wonderful user experience.

We need technology that's almost indispensable. The car was probably one such thing. Computers. The iPhone. Air conditioning. Autonomous cars (we can drive, but once the tech. is up to scratch, it could change the way we do things). Fire (super basic; super useful). Things that are more fundamentally game changing, rather than "oh, that'd be nice."

I still thing there's huge potential in wellbeing. E.g. Our devices should probably be able to tell us that "you're heart rate is increasing. Are you stressed? Perhaps take a break." We shouldn't need technology to do that for us since that's what our emotions are for, but getting people to pay attention to their emotions is probably a taller order than building said technology, and the technology might help facilitate that.

https://youtu.be/f7_4QoZwH54

If you prefer to read:
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/18/11701030/google-io-2016-keynote-highlights-announcements-recap
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I'm a lover—of life, people, nature, and food. :) 

I like to enjoy life and experience, share, and bask in wonderful moments. 

Painting with light—photography—is a fun way to do that and something I enjoy. You can see some of my creations by going to the Photos tab of my profile. 

I call them creations rather than photos because I feel photography is evolving into something more than just taking pictures. Google+ opened me up to the wonderful world of post-processing, something that has helped me see the world differently and given me a wonderful way to express myself and share some of the beauty I encounter so often.

Though I've come to learn that beauty is all around us; it's just a matter of relaxing into a place where you can see it.

I think we're now in a place where we can very easily share not just what we see and hear, but the moments we experience. That's something that's always been available to us—you don't need an electronic device to feel connected to someone—but technology does open things up in new ways. 

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I feel one of the best ways to get to know someone is by interacting with them, so if you'd like to get to know me, you're welcome to explore the posts I've made on Google+ or the tweets I've made on Twitter.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you feel inspired to, either directly or via the things I share.

You can send me a message (or email) via Google+, an @ message via Twitter, or a message via YouTube

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