Well, new quarter new Community Profile challenge. Since we're on March 2nd already I was tempted to let this run until the 17th, but the 15th is on a Sunday and that just sort of fits nicely. So, this runs through March 15, 2015.
For those of you who are confused, look to your left. Go ahead, just move your eyeballs; no need to hurt your neck. See where it says "Motorcycle Riders: There's a Road Less Traveled - Ride It"? Right under there is the Profile picture for the community. Let's put a new image there. Cool, right?
Don't forget to make sure your photo submission is a good fit for the profile image. In other words, it should be scalable, and preferably viewed in portrait (tall rectangle, not wide rectangle). It's always a shame when we get a nice image but once cropped to fit, all the good stuff is gone. Just be aware of this when you're submitting.
The rules are the same as last time and the time before that and the time before that. In fact, the rules have been the same since computers were fancy mythology people used to tell their children so they wouldn't study liberal arts in college:
1] You MUST own the rights to the picture or have the permission of the rights holder to use it. Image must also be of something motorcycle related.
2] If you used the image to enter last time, you can't use it to enter this time. That doesn't mean you can't use an image you shared before, only that you can't use an image you entered in one of the Profile contests in the past.
3] Tag your contest entries with #MRPROFILE0315 . If you can't tell by the tag, this contest ends on March 15, 2015. On that day we'll tally the votes and change the image accordingly.
4] No nudity, hate speech, blah, blah, blah. Seriously, if it's offensive, it's gone. It's that simple. That means no religious images or political speech. This is a motorcycle community, not a soapbox.
5] Pro shots/marketing materials are allowed by those of you representing a company, product or service, but it shouldn't be the focus of the image.
6] Ties will be decided by the moderation staff and if we can't decide, well, I'll use a picture of my feet. Yes, I have pictures of my feet.
7] Something else I'm sure I'm forgetting.
Don't forget to vote, too.
Google+ Chief Architect says there'll be "no big user-facing changes" connected to the reorganization of G+, Photos, and Hangouts that we've been hearing about over the past several days. ¹
His full comment: ²
A lot of misunderstanding and speculation. :) The internal org was renamed "Photos and Streams," because Sundar likes org names that match what the teams do. And since our org includes Photos, Google+, Blogger, and News, there you have photos, plus several streams of content.
No big user-facing changes tied to this at all.
So stand down, gravediggers. This "ghost town" is still alive and kickin', and we ghosts aren't goin' anywhere anytime soon.
¹ Context: http://goo.gl/2ds9g4
² Via: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AmyBethInverness/posts/67gicvzi8VV
I spose it was one of the ones you didn't want me asking you and you having to explain in a way I could understand...yet again....or some shit like that.
am I right?
I'm not in a position to help financially, but some of you might be able to throw a couple of bucks their way.
My family and I have some very VERY dear friends who recently suffered a terrible loss... Their home of over 40 years was destroyed in a fire and they lost everything, including their wonderful family pets. These were my own parents closest friends when I was growing up and I consider their children my cousins.... I've shared photos with you all of when we went to a balloon festival with them and video of our time flying in their tiny plane... and they were the ones to scatter my dad's ashes after he passed away.
Please, if you can find it in your heart to donate anything... even $5... it will make a big difference to some very special people.
Thank you all so much...
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While driving home I came upon a traffic slowdown in a place where there's not normally a traffic slowdown. Not unless there's flooding or snow or something. It's a six lane road (three each way) and I was in the far left lane since my next turn was a left.
In the middle lane I notice someone on foot. A girl, maybe a teenager; petite, nonetheless. She looked like she was trying to cross the road but not at the traffic signal intersection just 30 feet behind me. I saw her go up to a car and try to get into the driver's door but the car sped off. At that point I was thinking someone left her at a nearby store and she was trying to get in, recalling my childhood when my mom drove off in a parking lot because I wouldn't leave.
When she couldn't get into the car she went to the next one, a silver sedan, in the center lane. She tried the passenger door but the silver sedan (Mercedes? Lexus?) sped off. By this time I was passing the silver car myself and the last I saw of the girl she was trying to get into a black SUV (4Runner?) behind the silver sedan.
Now I wondered if she was being pursued or in distress so I called the police. They put me on hold and I took that opportunity to turn, go around the block and drive back to the area I saw her last. When the dispatcher finally came back I told him what I'd seen, that I'd turned around and that I could no longer see her anywhere.
I don't know if she finally found her ride, ran into a nearby 7-11 or wondered off into the neighborhood nearby. I can't recall seeing anyone chasing her, so I don't know if she was in distress or merely agitated and acting irrationally.
Like I said - odd.
I'm just thankful they had the foresight to get video. Apparently we need to do that every time we interact with police anymore.
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