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Martin Heller
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From today's Feaster Five Road Race in Andover, MA
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Red Hat’s robust, easy-to-use, and highly scalable PaaS now builds on Docker, with some temporary limitations
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Broke down tree trimmer
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My Sweet 16 Scavenger Hunt album
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The Stripe album
of the +Chrysta Rae Photography Scavenger Hunt!!! 
WILL BE HELD AT 12 NOON (Mountain time zone)

What is the scavenger hunt?
Only the most inspiring, creative and fun way to learn your camera, to push your limits, to experiment, and shoot things in ways you didn't think you could.

I host this event a few times a year
for anyone of any level of photography to participate.

I open the game up to 500 Photographers
I give you 10 items to shoot 
I give you a period of time to shoot and enter your photos.
Then I have them judged by amazing photographers - this round by   +Robin Griggs Wood, +Sandra Parlow  and our winner from last round, +Mark Rodriguez   

I then open the albums up to the public - every morning over the course of 10 days. 

There are 10 categories:
This is the TENTH - the "STRIPES" album. Please see previous days for the "Violet", "Electric", "Brick", "Fish", "Bunny", "Angry", "Urban Legend", "Juicy" and "plumber" albums.

This event is an amazing way to use your camera in new ways. 
It gets you seeing things in new ways,
It helps improve your photography skills, 
gives you a huge audience, 
and let's everyone celebrate each other's successes. 
Make new friends,
and be a part of a community of photographers who care about each other, teach each other, and inspire one another.

The sign up for the next round of the scavenger hunt will be announced on day 10 of reveals from this round.

The group of "scavengers" that participate create a community unlike any other on G+. 
Support, encouragement, friendships even some #huntsmack is enjoyed. 
We become a family over the course of the round. 

This is a negative-free zone -
I have zero tolerance for any critiques that are uninvited. 

Please be respectful and remember that every person went out there and took the time to shoot these images 
and put thought into them and tried their best. 
As always, I am proud of every single one of you.

(NONE of the images were taken by ME - this is a collection of images taken by multiple photographers participating in the scavenger hunt. All copyrights apply)

With that - I present to you the "*STRIPES*" album,
1 item seen in 273 different ways.

Cover shot by +Mark Rodriguez 
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Software, network, and data security seem more often ignored than observed. Here are a few real examples of the consequences, and why they happened.
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+Dave DeBaeremaeker And still breaches happen because there's no way to defend against vendor implemented vulnerabilities (either as a result of poor programming practice or as a result of management or governments insisting that vulnerabilities are intentionally included.) People have to do their jobs. At some point there's always a risk vs. productivity trade-off.
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Grrr. Apple iMac 21.5" Mid-2011. Grrr.

It's out of warranty and Apple Care, and has a white screen of death. After starting in safe mode it turns itself off.

I'm able to get to system recovery. Disk first aid fails.

I do have a current Time Machine backup. I'm not sure whether it's best to restore that (which will take all day) or reinstall El Capitan (maybe only a few hours). Or it might be time to bite the bullet and upgrade the iMac.

I'm currently using my MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt monitor. I have all my current writing saved in Dropbox, but photography I'd have to get my last month's images from the SD cards and/or the iMac's Time Machine disk, and reconstruct my Lightroom catalog on the MBP, which has half the disk space onboard. (512GB SSD vs 1TB conventional disk.)

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After more investigation, it appears that the hard disk on the iMac has unrepairable S.M.A.R.T. errors. I should be able to replace it and restore from my Time Machine backup. 
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From the front porch

Theme: Around the House
#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris
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That's a lovely looking neighbourhood you have there Martin! 
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#BWProject26 | Curated by +Tisha Montgomery +Brandon Luk +Lauri Novak +Al Chris 
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Beautiful composition and lighting Martin! 
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My submission for STRIPES
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Amazon’s simple, scalable compute service runs your functions whenever needed, but is limited to Java, Python, and Node.js
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Hacker, writer, editor, photographer, leader
  • Self
    Freelance, 2014 - present
  • Tubifi
    Chairman, 2013 - 2014
  • Tubifi
    President and CEO, 2012 - 2013
  • Alpha Software
    VP, software developer, writer, editor, 2010 - 2012
  • Physical Sciences Inc.
    Principal Research Scientist, Division Manager, Director of Development, 1982 - 1986
  • Dupont
    Senior Physicist, 1980 - 1982
  • New England Nuclear
    Senior Physicist, 1978 - 1980
  • Martin Heller & Co.
    Owner, 1986 - 2010
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Andover, MA
Philadelphia, PA - Haverford, PA - Providence, RI
Old hacker who also writes a little and takes an occasional picture

Martin Heller does a little freelance writing and consulting, when he's not taking his camera for walksHe is also a Contributing Editor and reviewer for InfoWorld. Previously, he was President and CEO and then Chairman of Tubifi, and before that he was Vice President of Technology and Education at Alpha Software. 

Formerly a Web and Windows programming consultant, Martin developed databases, software and sites, and wrote, edited and consulted from his office in Andover, Massachusetts from 1986 to 2010.

Martin has been Senior Contributing Editor and the "Mr. Computer Language Person" columnist for, Senior Contributing Editor and the Programming Windows and Web Dev columnist for WINDOWS Magazine, a frequent reviewer at PC Week (now eWeek) and GCN, and a writer for  Developer Pipeline, ComputerWorld and DevX. In addition, Martin was Series Editor for the Microsoft .NET Development Series, published by Addison-Wesley.

Martin is the author or co-author of nearly a dozen PC software packages and half a dozen Web applications. One of Martin's publicly viewable programming collaborations is a free Web site devoted to diagnosing and repairing PCs running Windows, PC Pitstop.

Dr. Heller is the author of Advanced Windows Programming and Advanced Win32 Programming, both published by John Wiley & Sons. He is also a co-author of Networking Windows NT, also published by Wiley.

Martin is available for Web site development, software and business consulting, content development, writing, editing, application and component design and development, and expert testimony. His rates are available on request.
Bragging rights
First programmed computers in 1964. Has a Ph.D. in High Energy Particle Physics from Brown.
  • Brown University
    Physics, Sc.M. & Ph.D., 1972 - 1980
  • Haverford College
    Physics & Music, 1968 - 1972
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Martin E. Heller