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John Curtis (vrtual)
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You seen our cool animated ad for beany.biz yet?!
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Getting around to sifting through some of the photos I shot in Austin, Tx during #SXSW 2015.

Shot on a $50 android cheapy phone I got the day I left. Pretty hideous quality but I tarted them up a bit with dodgy effects for your viewing pleasure.
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Decided this post looked better with a UFO than a street light.

The sunglasses remain unedited.
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Been loving my Texas bbq, tacos and hot sauce but tonight I kick back with a California cab sauv and pizza before the opening night of #Sxsw music.

Tonight? Natalie Prass. Looking forward to that. 
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial - Austin, Tx.

Been wanting to visit Austin for years, mainly because of the amazing guitarists that seem to spawn there. Stevie Ray Vaughan was / is one of my all time favourites, taken way too early from us in 1990.

But here's some shots of the memorial with the Austin skyline in the background. I'm here for #SXSW  
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Clever analogies - pinball and entrepreneurship!
Video games? Pfffft. Playing old-fashioned pinball can make you a better business owner.
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One of the most amazing things about #SXSW is the breadth and depth and (let's be honest) fame of the presenters.

One can sit directly across from these guys, listen to their stories, their insights and you're left present to their lust for life, and a laser-like focus on what is important to them. It's no accident they got where they are but they remain grounded and human

Here's a snapshot of the folk I've listened to (and in some cases met up close and personal) in the last week from the music world:

  * Adrian Belew 
  * Henry Rollins
  * Snoop Dogg
  * Peter Erskine
  * Robert Trujillo
  * Chuck D

I hate to explain who each of them are, so if you don't know look 'em up. But having access to hear these people first hand and ask questions is both inspiring and challenging and one of the best things about South by Southwest. +SXSW 
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Selfie! Austin!

#Austin  
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Those sunnies are worthy of me! ;)
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And then there was Level 12

Thanks Austin TX for the gold Explorer and Pioneer badges

Wasn't all beer and skittles to get there though (well not many skittles) as my weekly stats will testify 😃

I should point out all this done on a crappy 2g connection that takes over a minute to fully deploy a portal. Oh the hardship...

#ingress 
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Pilgrimage to Austin - Ingress Style

One off the bucket-list! Yesterday I (vrtual) got to visit the Stevie Ray Vaughan memorial in Austin, Tx. 

#ingress   #srv  
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  • University of Waikato
    Plant Phys + Com Sci
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Cloud-services evangelist, champion of the SME and (ex-)developer of Motion Capture Pipelines at Weta Digital.
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Software developer / cloud services expert
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Software engineering (Python, Java, Javascript, HTML5), Google Apps & Vend & WorkflowMax deployment.
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  • Kloud
    Director, 2011 - present
  • Weta Digital
    Motion capture pipeline architect, 2002 - 2012
  • Stimulus NZ Ltd
    Director, 1994 - 1997
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Wellington
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Beautiful fish dishes. Crazy busy at lunch. Pricey but very good.
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Friendly staff, cool shop. Had a lovely caesar salad - offered with anchovies and free-range chicken. Coffee was excellent too!
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