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Darren LaMarr (LastGasp)
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Dear +NIA Ops  +Joe Philley +Ingress  and company.   #thankyou  

I know we complain a lot about the game and the changes that happen in the game but I think it's important to note that we do it out of love, adoration and obsession for the game you have created. 

I am sure you don't hear it nearly enough so I personally want to thank you for all of the fun you've given me and new people you have introduced me to through this amazing, entertaining and enjoyable world you have created.

Please don't get discouraged and keep on trying new things on us. It makes me feel good to know that you care enough to keep on trying.


Agent LastGasp 

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Sorry but please revert the UI. The hack button is no longer easy to reach when playing Ingress with one hand (I am in Seattle... the other is occupied with my coffee!). I don't need that much space for "missions" and drop hacking is now more difficult. #BADUI #carpaltunnelsyndrome   #fail  
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You may want to take a look at a few posts on g+. There are several.
I know the game is free... but have you EVER considered making a poll (like this one) before implementing your ideas or proposed changes?? Design should implement function before fashion. User interface design means looking at real world application- phone in hand, "thumb reach zone," ease of use, most common actions, least common actions, etc. etc. etc. Maybe it's true that you are collecting travel data via the game and its users. Missions provide more of that- ok, I get it. Smaller buttons across the board however?!?? IDK. Maybe I'm missing something.
You guys know how marketing works right? If you are providing a service or have a product that meets a need, you tie in your client base so that they have (or feel like they have) partial ownership- a vested interest. You cater to your market and simultaneously balance to your own goals/agenda. You request feedback and input. Consumers become your greatest (FREE) advertisers through word of mouth. Consumers believe in your product and it sells itself.
I can understand the complexity of programming and design to span a myriad of devices and interfaces. I realize that with any change you will meet opposition. And I realize that the fiction behind the game has its role. But...
I really like this game. I mean really REALLY like it. You may not fully realize how ingress has impacted my life. I discovered it less than a month after my first divorce, and the amazing people I have met through playing the game has allowed me to heal and grow in immensely positive ways.
And, so as not to be just another whining complainer... Thank you for the Long-Press recharge. Thank you for the Illuminator Badge. Thank you for Trekker and for Translator and for Engineer. Thanks for going easy on IITC users. Thank you for working hard at eliminating bots, dual accounts, cheaters and the like. Thank you for the Anomalies. I have so many great memories of traveling and battling thanks to you and this game!
Keep up the good work. And please. Please try to keep us in the loop more often. I guaranty it will be a win-win-win!
Cheers, LJBusekrus

ps. Please correct me if I'm wrong on anything above. Knowledge and understanding are vastly more valuable than personal righteousness.

+John Hanke +Brian Rose +Susanna Moyer +Roland Jarvis +Devra Bogdanovich +Ingress +NIA Ops +Niantic Project  #ingress   #enlightened   #resistance   #ENL   #RES
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Found this guy while hiking out to Dungeness. He was a cool customer and let me walk right by him without gouging my eyes out.
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If possible can you post one 3840 x 1080px yours is 1280 x 853px. There are very few good dual monitor background images online. I resized it myself, but the sun wen from round to oval. On windows (which I have at work) you get an image at 3840 x 1080 and then use tile to get it across two monitors at once.
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My birthday treat. :-)
Happy birthday to me! Thank you love! @carrielamarr #scotch #whiskey #macallan
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Lovely sunset in Seattle tonight. #spaceneedle #sunset #seatle #landscape 
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Yes it is but again the people here are very cold and hate 
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Beer selfies (root for the kid).
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Animal Skull found while hiking to Dungeness Spit Lighthouse
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Tree at Sunset This was taken at my favorite sunset spot in Seattle, Marshall Park.
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I could probably invert it and crop down. Send me the resolution and I'll see.

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Decided to take a day hike out to Paradise Valley today. I was hoping the rain would hold off another day and my hopes were not in vane. While it was mostly cloudy throughout it stayed rain free. The ...
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Thanks cousin!
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Thanks for the new badges +Ingress ! May I suggest one more for all those that have reached 16 before today? The "Onyx Asterisk."
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the Black asterisk.... would be more appropriate to have it before the last freebie badge - innovator
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Darren LaMarr: Video Producer, Photographer, Cook, Blogger, Progressive, Resistance Agent.
Hi, I'm Darren LaMarr.

To learn more about me check out my AboutMe page on my MidLifeCrazyMan blog. Thanks!

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Played Shadow Cities, then QONQR now Ingress. I love location based multi player games.
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The Pho Kings found themselves south of downtown this week allowing them to partake of another new pho place called Pho Hiho. We had heard good things about this place so we decided to put them to the test for our lunch. We were not disappointed. Pho Hiho is located in a strip mall south of downtown Seattle. It's a very small place with a kitchen on one side and some tables along the other. There only seemed to be one area where a larger group could have lunch, we had six with us for this day. The place was busy with both the people at the twelve or so tables plus a constant stream of folks coming in to pick up to go orders. Service was a bit slow throughout our entire meal. From being slow to give us menus to the odd sight of having them bring us one bowl or plate of food at a time, the entire process from beginning to bill was slow. It's lucky for them then that while service may have been slow the pho was absolutely delicious and perhaps some of the best that I've had in Seattle which I found a bit surprising because my first impressions were not nearly as favorable. After the slow service when we finally got our plates of condiments was I happy to see a unique addition of cilantro but the basil was a bit wilted with black spots and the sprouts looked a bit sad though plentiful. I ordered the combination pho, which in other places is usually just a combination of meat but in Pho Hiho it also has tripe and tendon. The broth was beefy without being greasy and had a unique, almost minty smell. This could perhaps be attributed to the tripe and tendon as I've never had them before. The broth was also very hot as it should be at any pho shop worth going to. I loaded my bowl up and then dug in, winnowing our pieces of chewy tripe and melt in your mouth tendon. The meat was plentiful and tasty adding a great texture to my bowl of soup. Soon we reached the end of our bowls, very satisfied and happy with what we'd had. I'm not certain how often I'll be back down in south Seattle, but given the chance I'll certainly try to go back to Pho Hiho again. Ratings Location: B Condiments: B+ Heat Index: A Broth: A+ Meat: A Overall: A- (three out of three pho bowls)
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For Seattle, the eponymous pho shop would have to be the Than Brothers Pho shops which are sprinkled all over town. I have one mere steps away from the front door of my office which makes for a quick, hot and convenient bowl of my favorite Seattle fast food. This was the place I would go before I began to understand the variations of pho available to me. And I was happy with my bowl then. I am still happy with my bowl but I rarely go now that I know that happy is just not enough when it comes to a bowl of pho. Happy is merely okay on the pho scale. I have to say that their many locations make them a very convenient stop. And they are consistent too. The condiments are always reasonable though occasionally the basil can be a bit wilted. For those that like tripe and tendon, Than Brothers has that available in their choices of meat additions. It never takes long for your bowl to arrive, I like how efficient they run their pho shops and the broth is almost always hot enough to satisfy though never is it as hot as i would like and have experienced at the better pho shops in town. I always take a sip of the broth of my soup before I spice it up. At Than Brothers you can pretty much guarantee a solid if uninspired bowl of beefy broth. It’s slightly oily but still hits the spot. They also have a truly vegetarian bowl of soup available to complement their beef and chicken soups. Their prices are modest and a good value falling in the lower end of most places I’ve visited in town. If you’re in the Seattle area and looking for a good bowl of pho and see a Than Brothers around you can be assured that you’ll get yourself a consistently good bowl of soup. Ratings Location: A Condiments: B Heat Index: B Broth: C+ Meat: B+ Overall: B (two out of three pho bowls)
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Public - 9 months ago
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