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Dave Bort
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Take a peek at the festive paper lanterns lighting up the historical city of Tai'erzhuang in Shandong, China for the Lunar New Year on #StreetView

Read more about this year's colorful Lantern Festival celebrations: http://goo.gl/h0tqHH
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These panos were taken using a DSLR with a wide-angle lens, and were automatically stitched together from four (three-exposure) HDR shots. So, yeah, pretty high resolution :)
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Frozen bubbles from Ohio.

Pics by +Richard Bort, bubbles by +Ann Bort
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whoa.
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Why I still use T-Mobile. Not always the best network, but they've always been the best company.

And neither Danger nor Android would have happened without them, which means I owe them big-time. :)
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They really screwed me with an ETF so I'm still pretty pissed at them (even though I got a good portion of the ETF back in a class action settlement.)

That said, their current direction is really appealing and makes me reconsider them. 
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I gravel at your feet
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Gravel!!
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Took the longer way home (101->Crescent City->199->Grants Pass->5->SEA), and caught an amazing sunset last night at Clam Beach, just north of Arcata.
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Spontaneous SEA->SJC road trip
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If only we could have gotten Ficus' warning to dbort sooner.
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They found that successful books made great use of conjunctions to join sentences ("and" or "but") and prepositions than less successful books. They also found a high percentage of nouns and adjectives in the successful books; less successful books relied on more verbs and adverbs to describe what was happening.

More successful books relied on verbs describing thought processes rather than actions and emotions. The results varied by genre, but books that are less successful, the researchers reported, used words like "wanted," "took" or "promised." Successful authors employed "recognized" or "remembered."

"It has to do with showing versus caring," Choi said. "In order to really resonate with readers, instead of saying 'she was really really sad,' it might be better to describe her physical state, to give a literal description. You are speaking more like a journalist would."
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Some little pots that my mom (+Ann Bort) made for her succulents.
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I did some volunteer tech consulting for Equal Opportunity Schools earlier this year. They do student data analysis to find kids who are likely to benefit from taking AP classes, but who aren't currently taking them for some reason.

They focus on making the AP student population look like the overall student population, especially income-wise and ethnically.

The AP classes I got to take in high school were a really important part of my college, professional, and personal successes, and I think that more people should have that chance.

EOS has a good formula down, but needs help to scale up from dozens to thousands of schools.

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Give $1 to 'Inspire educational equality' and Dave will match it. Support Equal Opportunity Schools together! – One Today by Google https://onetoday.google.com/m/D10qgsKy
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I'm a little sad that onetoday doesn't even let a user give more than $1 at a time. Seems like they're potentially leaving a lot of money on the table. I guess allowing variable amounts would be riskier for people offering matching donations, but they could allow matchers to set a cap...
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Software Engineer
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  • Google, Inc.
    Software Engineer, present
  • Danger, Inc.
    OS Lead, 2000 - 2006
  • Be, Inc.
    Media/Browser Engineer, 1999 - 2000
  • Lucent / Bell Labs
    Intern, Inferno, 1997 - 1999
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Issaquah, WA
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Sunnyvale, CA - Avon, OH - Cleveland, OH - Rochester, NY - Summit, NJ - Mountain View, CA - Palo Alto, CA
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  • Lake Ridge Academy
    High School, 1990 - 1995
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
    Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
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Consistently the best haircuts I've ever gotten. Great staff, great business.
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I've been going to Stoneway for a while now, and I love it. I shopped around for CF gyms when I started working in the area, and this place was the clear winner. Great, supportive coaches and members, and a really open community feeling. It's pretty small, capping out at 12 or so people per class, but I think that's a good thing.
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Food: Very goodDecor: Poor to fairService: Very good
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Some of the best sushi in the area.
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