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Marcus Hanwell
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Attended University of Sheffield
Lives in Rexford, NY, USA
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Just saw this, want! Any Google friends want to bump my invite up the list? No extra charges for tethering, international roaming, T-mobile, Sprint and wifi. Only downside is ridiculously oversized Nexus 6 but i think I could live with that all things considered...
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I just bought a Galaxy S6 Edge, aesthetically beautiful and the screen is so sharp and clear. Photos are really good on it and the text is so clear and easy to read.
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I think I am done with writing proposals and papers, for a while at least... Another big proposal funded this week, paper accepted for publication. I have been writing code this week, catching up on stuff I have been wanting to get to for months!
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Congrats Marcus!!
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I just saw on the Blue Obelisk list that the original Blue Obelisk paper has been liberated, and is now available CC-BY! This is great news, thanks to +Egon Willighagen, +Christoph Steinbeck, and anyone else who helped make this happen (and indeed authored the original or second paper/took part in the Blue Obelisk)
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Washington monument with the sun directly behind it taken on our recent trip to Washington DC. Amazing weather for the time of year. It great to take time off for a few days and spend time with family & friends!
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They finished it been so long
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From snow in Buffalo on Friday to sunshine and coffee in Cambridge, MA today. A lot of miles the last few days along with extremes of weather!
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We were hoping to, the whole family will likely be out as it is school holidays too.
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Nice article about Git, GitHub, shutdown of several other code hosting services (including Google Code's recent announcement and Gitorious not mentioned in the article).  I think this paragraph summarizes why hosting on one central site matters less today than it once did,

'The irony of GitHub’s success, however, is the open source world has returned to a central repository for all its free code. But this time, DiBona—like most other coders—is rather pleased that everything is in one place. Having one central location allows people to collaborate more easily on, well, almost anything. And because of the unique way GitHub is designed, the eggs-in-the-same-basket issue isn’t as pressing as it was with SourceForge. “GitHub matters a lot, but it’s not like you’re stuck there,” DiBona says.'
Google Code was supposed to spread the open source religion. But then GitHub came along. And GitHub, it turns out, was a much better preacher.
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This is a really interesting article, well worth reading.
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Great takedown from John Oliver on patent trolls, something that needs to be fixed as it is actively damaging innovation. The system is outdated, in need of reform - software patents tend to be too broad.
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+Marcus Hanwell The patent office needs to be funded by the government again, so that they don't have a financial need to approve fraudulent patents.
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A friend off travelling, taking in Hobbiton. It looks like lots of fun, need to get down there to see this for myself some day!
 
Huzzah for good wifi! Dustin posted photos of our trip to Hobbiton, where not only did we get to see Bag End, we also had a Hobbit Feast!
As we made our way south for our first great walk (Tongariro Northern Circuit) Katie and I went to Matamata to visit the Hobbiton Movie Set, which is at the Alexander family farm. As you'll see in the photos, the set consists of 44 hobbit holes of various sizes to enable the filmmakers to ...
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"Some of you, not all of you, are working right now on another app for people to share pictures of food or a social network for dogs. I am here to tell you that your country has a better use for your talents."
Leader of U.S. Digital Service tells SXSW how he got roped into driving a new movement of technology in government…and h…
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Yeah my connections don't go that up ;) I had dinner with Mikey and some other colleagues (iirc he was still at G at the time, but not for long after), in SV.
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Open source built on a closed core is a risky proposition, this is really a story of how risky closed source software is as a proposition to build your business on. Sadly open source depending on that closed core suffers in the same way - company is acquired/changes direction and you are out of luck...
Update. It turns out the situation is more complex than I first thought. The core of FoundationDB was closed source, but many components around it were open sourced. What this means is that people using those open source components relied on the FoundationDB core which now, alas, is no longer [...]
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I don't trust Forbes, so I have not read this, but non free software is always an injustice.  The owners control your computer for their purposes.  Shutting a program down is one of the least offensive things they can do.  That binary blob that serves you silly games or fancy videos can also be shagging your customer data rotten, spying on your communications, and cracking other computers on your network, even if the rest of your system is free software.  
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Happy Arduino Day!
With Arduino Day 2015 just around the corner, I've rounded up some of my favorite Arduino projects, tools, and articles to get you excited and inspired. So whether you're celebrating at one of the many community events or digging in to a project on your own, happy tinkering!
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Elsevier, the publisher of Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders (RASD) and Research in Developmental Disabilities (RIDD) is no stranger to controversy. It became the focus of a campaign in 2012 because of its pricing strateg...
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Technical Leader at Kitware, Inc.
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  • Kitware, Inc.
    Technical Leader, 2012 - present
  • Kitware, Inc.
    R&D Engineer, 2009 - 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Postdoctoral Fellow, 2007 - 2009
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Sheffield, UK - Pittsburgh, PA, USA - Mountain View, CA, USA - Clifton Park, NY, USA
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Physicist, chemist, scientific visualization technical leader at Kitware.
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I work at Kitware, where my job involves developing open source, cross platform scientific visualization, pre and post processing code (mainly in C++, OpenGL, Qt) for scientific visualization. Strong believer in open science, open data and open source and proud member of Blue Obelisk. Everything posted is my opinion (may or may not coincide with my company, significant other, animal guide, etc).

I work on Open Chemistry software, such as Avogadro as well as other open source toolkits and applications VTK, ParaView, CMakeKDE and several other open source projects. My Ph.D. and degree are both in physics, with a large component of materials engineering. Working hard to improve the quality and openness of open source scientific software, specifically chemistry related software such as Avogadro and 2D charting/plotting in VTK.

Favourite quotations:

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." Albert Einstein.

“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.” Stephen Hawking.
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My office door was a TARDIS (and it was bigger on the inside)!
Education
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics (Ph.D.), 2003 - 2007
  • University of Sheffield
    Physics, 2000 - 2003
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Staff are friendly enough, used them twice and been disappointed in wait times in store (with no decent estimate offered). Last pair of glasses ordered a week ago, seems like they messed up my order, delayed another week and not even an apology for the delay. Selection is OK, service isn't great. I will keep looking for a friendlier place that can at least see me in a reasonable time and offer decent estimates when buying glasses.
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Very tasty, fast service
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Meh would best describe the pizza, not bad but there are many better pizza places in the area.
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Too salty, expensive, better places around. For the price I expect much better, the vindaloo lacked potato despite the menu stating it would be there, the sauce was too thick and too salty. Wouldn't go back, or recommend. Asked for very spicy, was barely medium.
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Nice place, great beer, can be really tough actually tasting any on a weekend due to how busy they get.
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Good sandwiches, can get pretty slow at lunch time and a little pricey but they are usually tasty.
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