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Matt Austin
Attended University of Missouri - Rolla
Lives in Fairfax, VA
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I need to resolve to do these more often. 10 1/2 lb brisket to smoke tomorrow. Have a good weekend; I will. :)
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Story blurbs I heard on the news that fill me with a little bit of national pride: The National Park Service is investigating using border collies (emphasis, I suppose, on border) to run off Canadian geese from attractions on The Mall.

(U!S!A! U!S!A! U!S!A!)
The National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canadian geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall.
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I'm pretty sure they started with the, erm, bombing first. :-P 
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(Proposed) Texas Bill Defines Photography as "Messing With Texas"
A week after Los Angeles agreed to train its law enforcement that public photography is not a crime, a bill has been proposed in Texas that would make it a
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It's the kind of thing that to me feels like a weasel law. I think most people, envisioning practical enforcement of the law, envision something like people running up with big cameras and stuff or even just a bunch of people being in the way of legitimate action, and of course you can say "Yeah, we don't want that to happen." But I don't think that's going to help anything.

In the first case, interfering with police in the course of their duties is already unlawful. If someone is standing within 25 feet of an officer watching something go down, it's not likely to matter if they have their iPhone out or not.

This is more likely to keep, say, an Eric Garner type case from happening in the future than anything else (and I don't mean the part where he choked to death).
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Bark don't bight 
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Everyone! Stop what you're doing right now!

Go look at this photo by my friend +Elizabeth Hahn and give it some love. Awesome, awesome shot.
 
Half Dome by Fire and Moonlight

Earlier today I saw a post by +Richard Creamer about the #MeadowFire  in Yosemite.  I had been looking for a place to shoot the moonrise but this looked more interesting!  (I did get the moon here and there too).  

The fire is somewhere between 300 and 400 acres, and lightning caused.  It really was amazing to see so much of Little Yosemite Valley (the area behind Liberty Cap) on fire.  It looked to be spreading away from the main Yosemite Valley and up the canyon.  And the best news is just before I left there was a nice rainstorm.  Hopefully the random lightning goes away, and leaves just the rain.  

For more updates see http://www.nps.gov/yose/blogs/fireinfo.htm
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  • University of Missouri - Rolla
    B.S. Mathematics, 2003 - 2007
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Hey, I am a photographer, software guy, baseball fan, and all around nerd.
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Rolla, MO - Lee's Summit, MO - Huntersville, NC - Lynchburg, VA - Charlottesville, VA - Grand Prairie, TX
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I wish my company's office was still right across the street, because this was a favorite lunch destination. I'm not a soup person, so I didn't tend to get the pho, but their chicken and shrimp platters I always found both tasty and generous and their crispy rolls are some of my favorite in the area. Every once in a while, I'll make a drive to eat out there again, it's a good (if small) restaurant.
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