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Works at IT Profressional with interests in Computers, Electronics, Photography, Open Source Software, Linux, Ruby/Rails.
Attended University of Southampton
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A practical use for my spare Raspberry Pi2!

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Great blog from Hagen Graf of the set-up of his new #Nextcloud box below!
Last Saturday at Nextcloud conference in Berlin the Nextcloud Box was announced. Frank said it’s a part of his promise/desire to make the world a better place by bringing your data home. How can the world be a better place with Nextcloud Box? What is Nextcloud Box? Nextcloud Box is a project between Western Digital Labs, … Continue reading "First setup of my Nextcloud Box"
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Painting on Tower Bridge.
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I'm not surprised this research comes from Finland and France.

Finns stare and considers breaking eye contact rude!

In Paris, most people "stare" on the Metro.
 
Researchers study neurological effects of direct eye contact

Eye contact is a powerful social signal. Another person's direct gaze not only increases physiological arousal, but it has, in fact, several different types of effects on cognition and behaviour. Research has shown that seeing another person's direct gaze increases peoples' awareness of themselves, improves memory for contextually presented information, increases the likelihood of behaving in a pro-social manner, and makes people evaluate the gazer more positively. But why does a direct gaze have such diverse effects?

link: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-neurological-effects-eye-contact.html
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To live a good life, I want to not want
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You only see what your brain wants you to see.
 
Perplexing Optical Illusion Stumps the Internet
https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/09/19/perplexing-optical-illusion-stumps-the-internet/

via MyModernMet

Take a good, hard look at the image above. No matter how long you stare, there is a flutter of black dots that glitter at the intersections of the gray lines. It seems like there are only three or four of them at a time, but in reality there are 12. This stupefying optical illusion occurs because your brain won’t let you see them all at once—even once you’re convinced that all the dots are there.

Game developer Will Kerslake recently brought this visual trick to the internet’s attention, and it’s caused the world to scratch its collective head and make us ask ourselves, “How does it work?”

A scientific paper from October 2000 called Variations on the Hermann Grid: An Extinction Illusion provides some insight to how this phenomenon occurs. The abstract reads: “When the white disks in a scintillating grid are reduced in size, and outlined in black, they tend to disappear. One sees only a few of them at a time, in clusters which move erratically on the page. Where they are not seen, the grey alleys seem to be continuous, generating grey crossings that are not actually present.” This crowding makes it hard to recognize these objects, as we typically “do not combine information from multiple fixations in a fully integrated and detailed representation.”

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https://blog.adafruit.com/2016/09/19/perplexing-optical-illusion-stumps-the-internet/
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Monster prominence rises up from the Sun.

And it's a big one.

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160919.html
A different astronomy and space science related image is featured each day, along with a brief explanation.
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Those trees could be cut down and another building built 😊 
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Yesterday, we announced Google Trips, a new app to assist you in your travels by helping you create your own “perfect day” in a city (goo.gl/G2VbkR). Today on the Google Research blog, we go deep inside Google Trips, where there is an algorithm that was invented 280 years ago!
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Drool....

Start saving now +Glen T ! ;-)
 
Photokina 2016 kicked off with something rather special. We held a press conference to tell the world about a 'little' project we’ve been working on for a few years now.
Photokina 2016 kicked off with something rather special. We held a press conference to tell the world about a ‘little’ project we’ve been working on for a few years now.
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and their lenses are designed for sensors up-to 100 Meg pixels. Crazy!
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Looking forward to try this one out... 
Have you been excited by the prospect of responding to your WhatsApp, Viber, and other messages directly from your Android Wear smartwatch only to find out
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The Walkie Talkie building.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34116610
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Fascinating read...

Put simply, economists define rent as the difference between what people are paid and what they would have to be paid to do the work anyway. In other words, a rent is excess income, income that does not generate any effort.

So if your farmland happens to be more fertile than surrounding farmland, you get more production out of it for the same effort, and that extra income you get is a rent. Rent-seeking entails getting hold of wealth produced by others. Lobbying government to obtain a subsidy is an example.


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"What do you want to do before you die?" - - - "What if tomorrow is your last day?"
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Father to three beautiful children.
Husband to a beautiful wife.
Son to a caring mother and a guiding father.
Brother to an adventurous sister.

Grateful to have a loving and supporting family - well... more like a clan!
Grateful to have very good friends.
Grateful to have friendly and understanding work colleagues.

Loving my interactions with people on G+

Trying to reciprocate the good deeds that I have received from people over the years.
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Interests: Photography - Linux - FOSS User/Developer - Ruby/Rails - Android - Finding the middle path.
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  • University of Southampton
    Masters in Electronics & Information Engineering, 1989 - 1993
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  • IT Profressional with interests in Computers, Electronics, Photography, Open Source Software, Linux, Ruby/Rails.
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  • Saba Software
    IT Consultant, 2006 - 2015
  • WILink Ltd
    Senior Technical Architect, 2002 - 2005
  • WILink Ltd
    Head of Systems Administration, 1999 - 2002
  • Motorola LMPS
    Development Manager, 1996 - 1999
  • Nokia Mobile Phones
    Design Engineer, 1993 - 1996
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