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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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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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Very nifty!
 
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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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+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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    Computer Science, 2008 - 2012
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    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Microsoft
    Software Developer Intern, 2012 - 2012
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    Software Developer Intern, 2011 - 2011
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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 - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months 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 11 months 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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reviewed 11 months ago
I went to Mercury Bar with some friends after a Tigers game and before a visit to nearby Sugar House. It's known for its awesome burgers, fries, and milkshakes, and it definitely didn't disappoint; the Southwest burger and the garlic fries were both delicious. The "Hummer" spiked milkshake was delicious, but my wife left wishing that the taste of rum in the drink had been masked a little better. Overall, we loved it, and we'll definitely be going back!
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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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reviewed 11 months ago
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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reviewed 12 months ago
Headed to Sugar House with 6 or 7 friends after a Tigers game and Mercury Bar visit. The interior has an intimate, hip vibe that's perfect for cocktails. We ordered a round of the Class Act punch, which was one of the most delicious drinks I've had, and incredibly strong to boot. Everyone loved their drinks, and I'll definitely be going back.
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