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Marcus Hanwell
Works at Kitware, Inc.
Attended University of Sheffield
Lives in Rexford, NY, USA
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It's pancake day!
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 I wish I'd written this.

Apple software has long been second-rate. Is there anyone who really like iTunes? MobileMe/iCloud? But, it's gotten so bad lately that even the Apple fanbois can't stand it anymore.
There always have been two great virtues in Apple 's policy of keeping the development of hardware and core software in-house: their seamless integration with each other and their quality.
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Most of the original Apple fans (like myself) stopped buying their products years ago... I haven't been happy with their phones since the 4. The media is just finally realizing it's not lucrative to continue to sow Apple's nonsense into their stories, so now everyone is hearing about what happened years ago as if it were breaking news. Sheesh...
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Nice post about collaborative document editing, having used Word, LaTeX in git, Overleaf, Google Docs, and Authorea I have had similar experiences. Word seems like the one most people in a group will know, but it scales terribly. LaTeX with git is great with the right group, but not worth it if people need to learn the tools and work on a collaborative document, Overleaf seems to provide a nice middle ground.
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Finished constructing my birthday gift...a TARDIS!
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Happy birthday. 
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First trip of the year, visiting our North Carolina office, hotel next to a nice little bar with quite an extensive beer list
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Yep quite cool indeed. 
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Great post from +Jono Bacon on the unique qualities of the people in open source, very nicely put and I appreciate the perspective. I have worked in a number of environments during my career, and have always loved working in open source the most!
2016 is going to be a great year for open source because of the people in the community.
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Thanks, +Marcus Hanwell!
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Productivity is inversely proportional to coffee consumption so this is a disaster.
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A new approach to #openscience publications that I came across today, looks interesting and the tools shown on the site look like a breath of fresh air. Look forward to seeing how it gets used, and whether they can have an impact on scholarly communication.
PubPub is a platform for totally transparent publishing. Read, Write, Publish, Review.
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I attended a talk on this the other day. Good stuff.
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Check out the latest tomviz release, featuring accelerated contouring and a number of other improvements. This is our final release before moving to Qt 5, and exposing deeper integration with ITK for segmentation.
We are very pleased to announce the release of tomviz 0.7.2 (article on Opensource.com with some background). This release is primarily a bug fix release, but it also adds several new features befo…
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I was supposed to fly home at 8:15pm Thursday, Southwest canceled despite there being no snow until way after midnight Friday (my connection from BWI made it to Albany). Managed to find a Delta flight for this morning after the best Southwest could offer was Sunday late afternoon! Wish me luck as I attempt to get home! Driving the rental car to the airport was a lot more "interesting" than normal, made it unscathed but there were a few concerning moments...

Who thought being a programmer would be so exciting, currently figuring out ice on our jet bridge, send me some you can make it vibes ;-)
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I don't see competition helping with that, maybe in premium travel....
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Trying to get some binaries built for windows, on my third reboot, about fifteen mins in... #fail
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On dual boot systems, it is often a good idea to change the boot order temporarily so that Windows boots by default if you haven't updated windows for a while. 
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A nice post I just came across taking a long hard look at startup culture, and why you might just want to consider a different path. I ran my own consultancy for about seven years, and like working at a company with no VC investment where we have an opportunity to make a difference in the world.
About 12 years ago, I co-founded a startup called Basecamp: A simple project collaboration tool that helps people make progress together, sold on a monthly subscription. It took a part of some people’s work life and made it a little better. A little nicer than trying to manage a project over…
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It reminds me of why I like doing science: because it is fun. It is really that simple.
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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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Rexford, NY, USA
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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.
Introduction
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.
Bragging rights
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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cryos
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Used to be a lot better, food was OK, ambiance not as good as I remember, appetizers don't seem as varied, still decent food but everything seems more limited than before
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Service was good, steak cooked well, limited but decent beer selection.
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Good fish and chips, not the best I've had but great for the south of England. Curry sauce was all wrong, chips were great, and having seating is a great option for a chippy.
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Refused to give us tap water, claiming "it was broken" which is not legal for a licensed establishment to the best of my knowledge. Many beers were off, staff seemed short and a little rude
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Friendly staff, decent rooms, good beer selection and a nice breakfast. Would go back.
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OK for a beer, pretty average food and service. Wouldn't rush back...
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Nice place for a quick beer, food looked good, reasonable prices, a little loud and certainly popular.
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