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Charlie Andrews
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Sloooowly getting better at this figure drawing thing!

(sketch of Fiora's player portrait from LoL - http://gameinfo.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/game-info/champions/fiora/)
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On our video conference units, one of this guy's pictures came up today and I thought "wow, that looks amazing". Looked up the picture and it turned out it was from Glacier. 
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Wow. This was way better than I expected it to be.
 
Great talk by Cal Newport on why "follow your passion" may not (scratch that, is not) the right career advice... Also, his book "So Good They Can't Ignore You" is a great read - recommend it.
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Good post on something that a lot of people I know have been concerned about.
 
Concerned about unknown people circling you? 

Many people who are new to Google+ get concerned by notifications that a person they do not know circled them. The truth is that having someone circle you is completely harmless. Circling on Google+ is not like "friending" on Facebook, which is a two-way relationship. 

The most common concern is that the unknown person might be able to see your private information. They cannot. A person who adds you to one of their Circles can only see information you share as Public. They cannot see posts or anything else shared only with your Circles (unless, of course, you add the person to your Circles).

Another common concern is that the unknown person might be able to spam your Stream. That too is impossible. Having you in one of their circles allows the person to attempt to share posts with you but the posts will not appear in your Stream unless you reciprocate by adding them to one of your circles. 

So the next time you see that a stranger circled you, you can take comfort from the knowledge that it affects you in no way whatsoever.
#googleplus   #googlepluscircles   #googleplustips  
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+Nicholas Comment You were definitely right about the awesomeness of Avatar. I just finished season three of The Last Airbender and am now watching The Legend of Korra on Amazon Prime.

I have absolutely no regrets on spending two dollars per episode on the show - everything about it is frickin' awesome. The art, the story. Just pure awesomeness. Truthfully, I feel a little bit guilty that The Last Airbender was free on Amazon Prime because I feel like the amount that I enjoyed the show didn't match at all the amount that I paid for it.
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I like it a lot. It definitely has a different tone than Avatar, though. A little bit darker, a little more grown up. I think that I like the character of Aang a little more than the character of Korra, but I have to say it made me said when they showed Aang grown up in the show and he was very serious. I hope they go back and show him grown up and playing practical jokes on someone or something - I felt like The Legend of Korra's version of grown-up Aang was not what I expected at all.
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Very nifty!
 
Wie Tabellen eigentlich aussehen sollten: 
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Doing a better job of getting out and taking pictures this year - here's to more :)
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Dude the 60D is sweet but heavy and bulky hehe. I haven't heard of the Micro 4/3 and I can't find it on google for some reason :/ But have you looked into mirrorless cameras? They are awesome and really small but it doesn't look like you can buy a camera soon it seems hehe. Also are you getting around well with all the numbers to work with - shutter speed, apt and iso?
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First edit with lightroom - very excited about the possibilities!
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Really cool video with lots of important people extoling the virtues of learning to code: What most schools don't teach
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Officially headed to Scotland this summer with +Erin DelBene +Steve Ragatzki and +Luke Easterday! Have to start collecting my plaid kilts for attire.
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New blog post on how technology has adversely affected the middle class: http://typist.cc/blog/technologys-war-on-the-middle-class/

Thanks to +David Andrews , +Erin DelBene , and +Andrew Rockwell for reading drafts!
We all know it – technology is killing jobs. Now we've been given the evidence to support this observation: a recent Associated Press analysis has found that the negative effects of outsourcing on the...
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More and more lately I've become incredibly jealous of people that have artistic ability. I know "jealous" isn't really a fair word - they've worked much harder at improving their skills than I have - but there are some underrecognized people out there capable of some really amazing stuff. This girl is a perfect example:

http://www.sarahmarino.com/index.php/illustration/two-new-friends/
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    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Microsoft
    Software Developer Intern, 2012 - 2012
  • OASIS Advanced Engineering
    Software Developer Intern, 2011 - 2011
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    Computer Science, 2008 - 2012
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A great honest breakfast served by a very kind and attentive staff. I went here with my family for brunch during a week-long vacation to Sagamore Beach. The seven of us came in on a Saturday and, despite the restaurant being busy, we got in within 20 minutes. The hostess made sure to keep us updated about the table status along the way, too. I ordered the house stack of french toast with strawberries on top and my wife ordered some sort of smorgasboard with eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, and pumpernickel toast. My french toast was delicious, as were my wife's sausages (deliciously savory without being too greasy) and toast (love pumpernickel). The only minor gripe I have was that I'd much prefer hot, real maple syrup as an alternative to the fake maple syrup available on each of the tables, even if it's an option I have to pay a dollar or two more to exercise. Overall, it was a great experience though, and I'd highly recommend it!
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A bit off the beaten path, but holy crap: the "classic with cheese" was hands down the best pot pie I've ever had in my life. Well seasoned, not too much breading, and an overall great dish. It was substantial but not completely filling, which was perfect because it left room for two sides that I split with my fellow diners: - Wedge fries with ginger ketchup. I'm not usually a huge fan of wedge fries (I often feel like the potato-to-fried-surface-area ration is off), and I'm also not a huge fan of ginger. Somehow, despite this, these were some of the best fries I've had in my life. - Spicy green beans. I never knew green beans should be spicy. They should. I'd definitely recommend this place to a friend.
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reviewed a month ago
If you go to Slows expecting BBQ that will compete with the best Texas BBQ, you're going to leave disappointed. If you go to Slow's expecting damn good Detroit BBQ, you're probably going to leave very happy. The food is tasty, the prices are reasonable, the portion sizes are enormous, and if you're responsible and box up half for leftovers, you'll get two meals out of it. I definitely feel comfortable recommending Slows to friends.
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reviewed a year ago
I stopped in to this small smoothie shop yesterday and got the Go! Pro smoothie, which had almond milk, chia seed, Vega protein powder, banana, cacao, berries, and honey in it. It was delicious! I'll definitely be recommending this place to friends. My only gripe is that $7 is quite a bit to spend on a drink, even a delicious one, so this will have to be a once-in-a-while type of outing for me.
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Okay. Pete seemed like a really nice guy. And I liked the old, small-timey vibe of the shop. And I really liked the price ($12). But... the hair cut. When I walked in and sat down, he started cutting before even asking me about how I wore it. I interrupted him and showed him a picture of the style I was after and, after glancing at it for a quarter of a second and moving on, he said "I'll fix you up". He then, unsurprisingly, proceeded to give me a hair cut that didn't match at all what I showed him. If you're after a cheap, generic cut and don't care too much how your hair is styled, Pete's Barber Shop might be for you. But if you care about how it's styled, I'd spend a bit more money and go elsewhere.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Three words: great bagel sandwiches. I've stopped in here for both breakfast (bacon, egg, and cheese on a plain bagel) and lunch (turkey, bacon, and avocado on a sesame bagel) and left happy both times. The highlight for me both times was the brown butter and sea salt chocolate chip cookie, which is out of this world. My only small complaint is that the portion sizes are fairly modest for the price point: at some other delicious bagel sandwich shops I've been to (like CBA in Chicago), I always leave feeling full and satisfied. At DIB, I usually leave craving a bit more.
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I ate at Chartreuse with my wife's family and we loved it. Like many of the recently crop of restaurants in Detroit, Chartreuse is a small plates restaurant; unlike those other restaurants, I felt like Chartreuse specialized in "lighter" foods, with the salad-like "twice cooked egg" dish being especially delicious. This is definitely a place I'll have to take my vegetarian sister when she's in town. The "Last Word" cocktail that I had was also incredibly tasty. I'll definitely be going back.
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