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A little over a year ago I started something that has changed my life. I was tired of not being able to do the simplest of tasks like getting out of bed, or walking up a flight of stairs. I started eating healthier and got more active. I started playing this game called +Ingress which forced me to go out and walk all over the place. Through that game I have met so many awesome people and haven't had more fun playing a game and being social since, well... I dont know when. During this passed year I have lost 140lbs and have finally said good by to the 300s. Thanks everyone for all of your support! 
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#TheSparkProject   #Ingress #Sitrep #BTTC

Operation: Back to the corners
Objective: Field Juliet-13 
Mind units: 73.9 million

Bringing together multiple agents from across the cell, the Enlightened of Juliet-13 successfully created a multi-layered, onioned field on Saturday, 14th March just after lunch time. There were 20 large fields, 14 onion layers, 1 bacon and sausage butty eaten on the side of a road, intel operators diving into their car to clear links (again), multiple miles driven, many happy smiles, days out enjoyed by all, many red hands from being so cold, picnics and hot brews had. 

This op was to bring new and old players together: people who had never been involved in fielding before. Most importantly, we wanted local people to make the fields at the anchor points instead of a random agent not local to the area turning up to make a link. The result was amazing: level 5 players sending op links, teams in Derby, Fylde and York making fields within the main field path, using the blocking links as baselines to create multi-layered beauties, encouraging the old and new players together.  The teams themselves felt autonomous where they could make it their op too and shape it to suit themselves and the op.  People felt included and not simply ordered around.

The plan was originally conceived by the three chaotic monkeys.  It was decided that someone new and up and coming was needed to promote growth in the community, a different perspective, new ways of thinking, someone dynamic and someone to take the teddy by the ears and show how it’s done, the true ENL way.

Enter MightyBaker. She handled it all like a pro and many thanks should be indeed passed to her for her 1st  big op which she ran on her own with a little support from the chaotic monkeys  as and when she asked. It was her show .. and what a result …

Agents involved in closing the fields appeared in regional leaderboards for 5 cells (Juliet 8, 12, 13, 14 and 15). We won’t list the individual MU scores per player as it was a collective effort  and would miss the point of what we were going for.

We had teams placed in key locations.  Some blue strongholds were identified and teams were assembled for the day ready to lightning strike and create blockers for the link paths.  As always, the diagonal was the hardest to get through but for many, this wasn’t hard. Even though our intel operator had to dash out to break a link, something that was required of him last year when Four corners was first pioneered covering an entire cell.  A random player unaware of the op appeared at Alton towers where the link path was going through, but agents on hand dealt with it as quickly as possible. The youngest clearance agent on the operation was just 6 years old . There are many individual and group heroes from the day who have their own personal stories of the day and events that transpired to make this the success it was . To all of you,Thank-you.

Please post little stories in the comments below,  if you wish,  of the action that happened around you . 



The anchors themselves were in beautiful locations across the region – 18th century Castle Howard in the north east, Twycross Zoo in the south-east, the medieval Powis Castle in Wales in the south west, and Furness Abbey near Barrow-in Furness/Hodbarrow lighthouse near Millom in the north west.  Some marvellous locations for cake!

"If you have never run a field operation before, other than in your own back yard, I was that person too. What do you say if someone suggests you do?  ....Hell Yeah!!!" - Agent @Mightybaker 

Agents :

Chazmark0
ST02CMC
Fourwinds
ST02AMP
MightyBaker
DBash
ATR0P0S
Doherty 
geoffenator
Agentzarniwoop
willus
incubus
BlueJez
UnkleAzazael
hagryd
TimeCaller
ladydiane
DejaMoo
lagomorpheus
snafupax
NeonSnail
Rhapsody2052
DrMonsterAlex
AgentTheBeast
ClumsyNinja
Slaybraham 
Kajun
Splashmonkey
LC4KTM
Day13
mynameisholmes
andolly
m1nime
teri77
godsbrother
eiviitsi
MrsKytro
Kytro
CodeCutter
Kenti
LakesGeek
FL0SSY
WrongwayUK
Darr3nL
DanzigRazor
Rdced
oneshot80
superlamb
Arniuk
armigedon
epsilon2
neelam
birdstar
idrisdraig25
HB0mb
Mezzo
CoconutHunter
Mapman1
Doherty
V8Dave
Garabit
2BWithU
KrisBBacon
PhoenixBurn
nhsa
Shadow2249
Wiggles101
Otter
CammerUK
Gangledore
Rossler
rbrt75
Pinkladyx
Grumpydoggy
eiviitsi
Enceladus
Nadofone 
Matuku
DanBennett
Beanoir
KittenFuzz
AgentJoeMc
JonnyJM
Skullmember 
dizz26
dadmin2
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Wow.  That was some fine margins on the fields!
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When you are using TeamCity to build a project with multiple branches, it's desirable to have different build numbers depending on the branch. This post explains how to dynamically set the TC build number depending on the current branch.
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So, has anyone received the Android Lollipop update on their Nexus device yet? ‪#‎waiting‬
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I used the NexusRootToolkit earlier this week to flash my Nexus 7 which had soft-bricked... it's a really good app
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One of the interesting challenges in creating an IDE is tracking changes to a language as it evolves. ReSharper 9.0 shipped with early support for C# 6.0, but the language wasn't done yet. Now that the design is stable, the recently released ReSharper 9.1 provides full support for the new ...
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This looks interesting - a series of radio programmes about programming languages, starting with Fortran. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05pmpf5
The history of computing is dominated by the hardware; the race for speed and power has overshadowed how we've devised ways to instruct these machines to do useful tasks. In this 5 part series Aleks Krotoski tells the story of the languages we've used to talk to the machines. FORTRAN is the oldest of what are called high level languages and marked a revolution in computing. With its invention programmers no longer had to work at the level of the ...
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Changing someone else's code: how it looks vs. how it feels
Source: http://redd.it/2r9by0
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That should be: "changing someone else's legacy code"
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Geek friends - my eldest son Ben fancies himself as the next StampyLongNose (don't ask) and wants to record videos of his MineCraft exploits.
In order to achieve this, he is badgering me for some screen recording software (for Windows 8). As a long-standing SnagIt user, I am aware of TechSmith's Camtasia Studio product, but don't fancy paying GBP179+VAT on this embryonic hobby. Can anybody suggest anything cheaper?
I have a license for Premiere Elements which could be used for post-production, so I guess we just need something to handle the initial screen capture.
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I think Jing is free and by the Camtasia people?
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My current client have just cancelled the project that I was working on, and hence my contract.
If you're in need of an Agile .NET contractor in the York / Leeds area, then feel free to drop me a message or call on 07901 828483. My CV is online at http://blog.iannelson.systems/cv
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At Bolton Abbey in Yorkshire, a compelling reminder that the beloved landscape of Yorkshire is fundamentally a human landscape, not a purely natural one.
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