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Thanks all ! Don't want to overwhelm the streams, so I am adding one old Album every day or so to my Archive Collection in order to make it easy to get to the photos I've uploaded over the years to Google+ Classic which the New Google+ is hiding due to its focus on mobile and DE-integration of Google Photos into a new separate service. My best shots can always be found, albeit with watermarking for protection against down-loaders, on where I sell prints and gift items. I'll be posting a coupon code tomorrow good through January 6th, 2016 for 20% off anything in my store.
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All hail the Golden State #Warriors who now own the season opener record with a sweet 16 wins in a row. Can they make it to 34 ? Ironically, the team they crushed this evening, the L.A. #Lakers , own the #NBA all time mid-season win streak record of 33 games. The world champs are playing BETTER  basketball than last year, Curry's numbers rule the league, erasing all doubt about his MVP status.
Warriors dominate in historic 16th straight win No matter what happens the rest of the season, the 2015-16 Warriors will always be remembered for what they accomplished Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. The Warriors dominated the Lakers 111-77 for their 16th consecutive victory to open the season — a streak no other team in the history of the league has achieved and something that seemed unfathomable three weeks ago. [...] the Warriors have been ...
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Thanks to +Diana Boyd for finding and sharing this method of clawing back your #PhotoAlbums into the new and ruined #GooglePlus  by way of #Collections. And thanks to +Justin Hill for explaining the steps in the original comments. Wow! Google+ is officially FUBAR now. Great trick but what a pain it is gonna be to do that to all my Albums. OUCH !!! Tested the method with one Album, will do the rest later. . .
Albums :- My G+ Albums of Photos, Art and Memories. Ok. So having seen the new version of G+ it's highly apparent that our photo and image albums seem to be very well hidden and pretty much unobtainable to anyone looking at our profile pages. I have found a way around this obstacle by sharing the albums I want found and putting them all in a collection which can be easily located in G+ and my profile page! 
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Interviewed on Monday at my Dream Company - +Tesla Motors !

I was sent there by a Temp agency that robo-called me for an assembly line opportunity, something I have no experience with but I was willing to do the work to get a foot in the door with a great company. The Temp agency gave me a screening test that a six year old could have aced and congratulated me for passing.

After passing the widget building screening test at the Tesla hiring facility the next business day, finishing first, and even helping teach the proctor how to grade the results <GRIN> I told the interviewer gal I'd be happy working there forever, any shift, any pay. Later a nice young man from #HR - with a straight face, looked me right in the eyes and said they'd be taking a pass on me because Tesla felt I was over-qualified.

I responded "So what? Aren't you? What kind of manager thinks this way? Just hire me, let me do a great job and help you change the world while I'm paying my dues, then you can promote me (or not) as you see fit."

This from a company run by a super-genius, my Hero, #ElonMusk .

Are YOU #OverQualified for your job?

Aren't we all, if we are growing and learning ?
Tesla designs and manufactures premium electric vehicles. Tesla currently produces the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV crossover.
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I've been uploading my best #photos this year and I think I've reached that critical mass of quantity and quality to begin marketing the images. If you are shopping for photographic prints big or small, home or office, please consider these collections at As an incentive to click that BUY button, I've created a #discount code for my #GooglePlus followers. Please use "GOOGLEPLUS20" at checkout for a 20% discount on all Lobby Art Photos and #Gift items. Sale ends January 6, 2016 (My Birthday). #BlackFriday everyday through the 12th day of Christmas!
This ugly beauty pulls photographers to it like a tractor beam. Moments before the shutter-box of my Nikon D800 zombie-fied and crapped out I managed to check off a major bucket list item by capturing a nine shot HDR of this abandoned truck in Bodie, California - a gold mining ghost town in the High Sierras close to Mono Lake and the Nevada border. Been wanting to try a shot like this ever since reading "The HDR Book" by RC Concepcion. I especial...
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#Erdogan just bought himself a ticket to regime change, #Putin will see to that. Not a Hillary style drive-by shooting war like in Obama's Arab Spring fiasco, but more of a good old fashioned revolt of the Generals. Time to bring back the secular ideals of Attaturk and shovel Erdogan's Turkey-centric Islamic #Caliphate dreams into the ash heap of history.
CBS News reports that US officials think downing of Russian plane that made brief incursion into Syrian airspace was unnecessary.
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#JonathanPollard , held hostage in US prison through Judicial trickery for 30 years by career Arabists in the State and Defense Departments was at long last freed on parole Friday.  The abuse continues though as Pollard is now under virtual house arrest for five years and is forced to wear a GPS ankle monitor like a child molester. This is probably intended to discourage #Israel from bringing him home to the heroes welcome he deserves. Odd that many of the same folks who praise Snowden,  Assange and Manning are quick to brand Pollard a traitor. Pollard was the whistle-blower who revealed that #CasperWeinberger  violated the law by withholding vital intelligence from our ally Israel.
President Reuven Rivlin on Friday welcomed the news of Pollard's release, commenting that it was Israel's responsibility and obligation to secure his release.
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Your comments are some of the most outlandish distortions I've ever read.  Pollard was and is a traitor to his country.  He should never be released.  
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That red banner across the top  of the new #GooglePlus is kinda annoying, eh ? Sadly I think they've mucked it up even worse now, I've reverted back to the #ClassicVersion until they force the new G+ down our throats. Vic G. , long since departed, had the right original vision; photo-centric and fully integrated with all the Google services. This version, driven by engineering focused Dave B. and Bradley H. , is all about lightening the load on Google's data infrastructure and pleasing the Reddit/Twitter crowd of potty-mouthed haters who boo-who'd about the loss of anonymity on #YouTube which they had turned into a sewer of flame wars and road rage comments. The software engineers are proud that they've  off-loaded CPU cycles to the users by forcing extra clicks to find stuff which used to be part of the Home page and eliminated fun goodies like view counts, auto call-out when replying to comments, and lots of other self serving under the hood server side verses client side changes. #Community focus simply acknowledges how most folks behave on the system, no problem. #Collections focus is a smokescreen for the De-integration of #Photos into a nascent separate Instagram style service which is doomed. I need to find an app to download and archive all my thousands of posts and photos just in case Google+ goes really kaput now! <GRIN>
The Californian search giant has begun a total redesign of its social network, which will see increased focus on the platform's Collections and Communities.
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Bruce N. Goren, Bruce Neal Goren, brucegoren, HDTVBG
Video Maven, Cat Whisperer, Fruit & Veggie Gardener, Sales & Marketing Tech Writer, Voiceovers, DSLR Photographer.
We boomers are living in the science fiction future of our teenage years.

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California Master Gardener 2015, Lifetime Member California Rare Fruit Growers, Valedictorian Oaksterdam University 2014
I'm actively seeking work, full time or freelance on-site or remote from here in San Francisco. I've worked at TV stations, networks and post facilities in every studio, field and engineering capacity. I make my living as an expert freelance web video editor, sales consultant, voice-over artist and technical marketing writer. I frequently share my expertise on several LinkedIn special interest groups and post daily to my stream on Google+. I've sold and supported consumer and professional video hardware/software/services. In the past I've worked at web casting, computer animation, post-production, broadcast operations and management. Going forward I plan to merge my horticulture training with my tech experience to explore new opportunities. I've had many terrific jobs, often with game changing start-ups. I'm ready for fresh challenges. My sweet spots are with Video, Technical Sales, Technical Marketing Writing, Fruit Tree Grafting, Cannabis.
Q3 & 4 of 2014 saw me editing the back catalog of instructional classroom and laboratory videos for roadshows and a distance learning VOD project with technical trade school client Oaksterdam University. I am proficient with several of the Adobe Creative Suite tools including Premier Pro, Bridge, Camera RAW and Photoshop. The Google NIK Collection is my go-to plug-ins library. In 2013 I temped (through Volt) as a contract E-mail Support Representative at GoPro; handling RMA's, writing helpful tips, suggesting knowledge-base articles and providing troubleshooting guidance focusing on our broadcast and production professional customers. Publishing history - . Video editing demos -- Voice-over demo reel - SmugMug Site - http://www.LobbyArt.Photos
  • Bruce N. Goren
    Freelance, 2007 - present
  • WMT-TV, Cedar Rapids Iowa
    After learning Telecine, VTR operations, and color camera registration I moved on to become responsible for the electronic graphics and animation for the evening newscasts and special events. Also, I occasionally ran audio for taped productions.
  • WQAD-TV, Moline Illinois
    Broadcast Operations Engineer, 1980 - 1981
    On master control I operated the transmitter by computer assisted remote control, aired scheduled materials, switched between video sources, and initiated quality control adjustment and interpretation of the broadcast television signal. With the financial support of the station I completed a 90 hour certificate in Broadcast Electronics at Scott Community College in Bettendorf, Iowa, and at the encouragement of the department, went on to acquire my F.C.C. First Class License.
  • CNN, Atlanta Georgia
    Master Control Engineer, 1981 - 1982
    At CNN network operations I was instrumental in implementing quality control for incoming tapes and live satellite remotes. I also trained new employees as the engineering department expanded its responsibilities into tape operations. The duties of master control engineers include camera shading as well as on-air switching, router and machine delegation, quality control and light maintenance. Engineers keep the daily log and discrepancy report. Additionally, we evaluated and dubbed commercial matter for system playback.
  • WSB-TV, Atlanta Georgia
    TV Engineer, 1982 - 1984
    At WSB-TV my duties were on-air control operations. I switched NET/LOCAL transitions and cut-ins, rolled shows and breaks, operated the transmitter, kept the logs, and prepared quality control reports. During the late night local news cut-ins I doubled as Air-Control/Technical Director.
  • VideoStar Connections, Atlanta Georgia
    With VideoStar I freelanced with west coast satellite uplink operations. Duties included set-up and strike-down of the dish and mobile technical operations center, monitoring broadcast signal quality and interfacing with the client and vendor utilizing both C, and Ku band gear.
  • Cable Music Channel / The Post Group, Hollywood California
    Responsible for the "day-to-day" on-air technical operation of the CABLE MUSIC CHANNEL. Brought on-board to create and implement operational procedures and supporting documentation. Conducted interviews, trained and supervised on-air operators. Worked with software contractors during ongoing systems development. Wrote the operations manual, designed forms, and developed database using IBM PC. Worked in tandem with the Supervising Production Coordinator. Interfaced with Cable Music Channel Traffic, Production Group Stage, Post Group Engineering and Personnel. Reported directly to the Senior Vice President, Post Group. After Turner Broadcasting ceased operations of CMC, I returned to KLCS.
  • KLCS-TV, Los Angeles California
    TELEVISION ENGINEER, 1984 - 1995
    At KLCS-TV I rotated between several staff duty positions including field camera, A/B roll videotape editing , and live studio technical directing. I also operated Chyron and electronic graphics, master control, studio camera, video control, and audio. Frequent remote assignments, a daily live studio presentation, as well as extensive in-house instructional program production made KLCS a busy facility. Over the years, I personally trained dozens of young professionals who have gone on to successful production and engineering careers at TV stations and Post facilities throughout Southern California.
  • TV Technology Magazine
    Computer Graphics Columnist, 1992 - 1995
    From my computer animation studio in Val Verde I wrote about using computers in production and post-production for TV Technology. As the west coast news correspondent for TV Technology I traveled to trade shows and user sites to report on new developments and practical applications. As a technology analyst, I reviewed and tested new hardware and software provided to me on loan by major manufacturers.
  • CSI Digital, Los Angeles California
    My responsibilities at CSI Digital included configuring, demonstrating, installation, and support of Silicon Graphics workstations running high end solutions such as Discreet Logic FLINT and Alias|wavefront PowerAnimator. Pre-sales, I accompanied account executives as a demo artist and technical resource in the field. During the sales cycle I performed technical reviews of system quotations. Post sales I was the customer's first line of tech support and training after completing turnkey installation.
  • The Museum of Television and Radio, Beverly Hills California
    TECHNICAL MANAGER, 1996 - 1997
    During the construction phase I helped supervise audio/video/data sub-contractors in liaison with a project manager and our New York based executives. Having hired and trained an engineering staff of five I managed all daily technical operations. My responsibilities encompassed technical staff development, daily audio/video/computer operations, facilitating A/V requirements of rental activities and broadcasting/taping museum presentations. It was my job to evaluate, purchase, maintain and install broadcast or computer equipment and I implemented changes to our phone switch and voice mail systems. I worked with the database contractor to analyze the library software and develop new features. Reporting to the Vice President, I was responsible for senior management decisions and museum operations nights and weekends. MT&R is a state of the art television master control, theater, and radio studio for transmission, production, individualized listening, video on demand & exhibition.
  • Preferred Video Products, Burbank California
    I was invited by PVP to participate in a challenging turn-around situation for one year. PVP represents and distributes high-end professional video equipment to major market broadcasters, telecommunications common carriers, film and video post facilities, and networks. Under the guidance of President/CEO Richard Lyons I developed sales & marketing tools, wrote ad copy, web pages, and white papers in support of the NAB’98 rollout of MTI’s IntelliDeck and Digital Restoration Services SGI software. Overseeing five regional sales representatives I generated quotations, reviewed contracts and set up technology demonstrations. After the first year I stayed on in a consulting role for PVP, performing business development, technical writing, and website maintenance on a contract basis.
  • Enron Broadband Services, Burbank California
    SENIOR SALES ENGINEER, 2000 - 2000
    Championing customer causes with Engineering, Implementation, Network Operations, and Product Development, I supported the Media and Content vertical market Deal Originators. We promoted and prescribed our MediaCast service for streaming live or on-demand video, bypassing the congested and over-subscribed Internet via the Enron Intelligent Network. An in-house resource/evangelist for high quality encoding and digital pre-mastering/restoration, I’ve demonstrated EBS products at industry trade shows such as NAB, Sun Digital Media Universe, and Real Conference2000. Traveling with the Venture Capital group, I contributed technical reality-checks to our due diligence process. Evaluating technical requirements or feasibility of deals for Strategic Alliance and New Product Deal Originators, I participated in exploratory and negotiating sessions with first to market innovators and ePower partners leading to millions of total contract value dollars.
  • Teranex, Burbank California
    Teranex is a manufacturer of massively parallel SIMD Architecture video processing computer platforms. We provided format conversion, pre-compression processing and encoding software to the Post Production, Broadcast, and Broadband video markets. Presenting our technology story at trade shows and private demonstrations, I supported Teranex sales initiatives and helped close deals working with the Regional Sales Managers. As a first line of liaison in the field, I provided customer feedback to Product Management as well as on-site installation and upgrade assistance for Customer Service. I contributed feature and product ideas to Engineering, sought out and created opportunities for Business Development and generated leads for my territories by researching new and previously targeted verticals.
  • Advanced Video Designs, Burbank California
    Preparing product requirement documents, white papers, web pages, feature descriptions, help files, press releases and business proposals are some of the assignments I completed while freelancing with AVD. The company introduced a high definition digital disk recorder at NAB 2003 to the Telecine and Post Production market, a dual channel HD I/O interface board for OEM’s was to follow later that year.
  • Good Guys!, Valencia / Daly City, California
    Product Specialist, 2003 - 2005
    Starting at store 44 in Valencia and later at store 02 in Daly City - Serramonte I sold Camcorders, Digital Cameras and many types of High Definition Big Screen TVs including Plasma, DLP, LCoS, Direct View and Rear Projection LCD and CRT. In this customer facing retail environment my compensation was commission based and I consistently exceeded my gross profit targets for product, accessories and extended service protection. Repeat customers and referrals sought me out for my friendly, honest and knowledgeable solutions to specific requirements or general technical issues.
  • Pacific Coast Visions, Santa Clara California
    Sales Executive, 2005 - 2006
    Pacific Coast Visions (PCV) is a Manufacturer’s Rep firm in the Broadcast, Industrial and Pro A/V marketplace. Calling on over 100 Northern California channel sales and designer/consultant partners for top flight OEMs including AutoPatch, Winsted and Chyron was my primary responsibility. Traveling within an extensive territory, I demonstrated product and trained dealer sales staff while providing quotation support and manufacturer liaison. Prior to my hire, this territory had gone completely fallow due to illness and neglect. I cleaned up and expanded the account list, sought out new business and built sales back up from zero in short order.
  • Riptopia, San Francisco California
    Sales Account Manager, Western Regional, 2006 - 2007
    Riptopia converted music CDs into digital files for use on an iPod or media server. Reporting to the Director of Business Development and the A/V Partners Pipeline Executive I handled our western states & provinces dealer channel for the US and Canada calling on Tweeter, Bang & Olufsen and hundreds of Custom High-end Home Theater design/build professionals. Representing Riptopia on the phone, in the field and at trade shows such as CEDIA and EHX, I applied a mix of hunter/farmer/teacher techniques and used NetSuite to seek out, sign up and generate revenue from new and existing Riptopia re-sellers.
  • Vsolay / Point Marketing, Brisbane California
    Associate Producer / Video Editor, 2007 - 2007
  • Equilibrium, Sausalito California
    Sales, 2007 - 2007
  • Cheap Computer Graphics (D.B.A.)
    Animator / Consultant, 1986 - 1995
    Freelancing with my own equipment or in a client studio I provided quick turnaround on 3‑D animations, effects, and simulations. Using my TARGA/32, TIPS, and TOPAS system I produced 3‑D animations, computer generated stereo‑pair views of CAD models, and slides of frame grabs from videotape. In August 1990 two of my stereo pairs were displayed at the annual SIGGRAPH convention in Dallas and included as part of the technical slide set. I also conducted Beta site testing and evaluation for OEMs as well as convention demos and end user training for local VARs.
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Best bakery on the planet. Next time you are lamenting how nutty and dysfunctional #SanFrancisco is, remember that this is also the home of Schubert's Bakery. I've heard that the secret to their incredible Princess Cake is that they import fresh sheets of light green marzipan icing from Europe by overnight air express! Yum.
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