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Michael-Rainabba Richardson
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A handful of shots I've processed from Yesterday's photowalk with +Trey Ratcliff here in Phoenix.
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#TreyUSA Look forward to seeing more fellow photographers here in the valley!
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Just hit a route link from a rather well known photographer being sponsored by Google and found there was no way to save this to My Maps or otherwise. Surprising and disappointing.

+Google Maps Guys? https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/maps/7RRJ2sLtN2M

UPDATE: I found a site that could take the Maps Link (with route) and export to .KMZ which I could then import into My Maps.

Tool: http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/map_input?form=googleearth

Result: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zP7WtjH8OIac.kKAQX5-TQR8E&usp=sharing
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On Windows 10 Pro, Windows touch-pad set to no delay and Synaptics SmartSense/palmcheck disabled and still there is easily a 1 second delay between typing and the touch-pad working.

Anyone other ideas on how to stop this annoying behavior that shouldn't be on be default anyway (only poorly designed laptops really need it anyhow).
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FINALLY working on my pilots license for real

I've had a few false-starts towards my powered license, but each time I lost the motivation just enough and didn't really undestand why until a few weeks ago when I was in Chicago (doing a production at Lollapalooza to bring vantage.tv to the public for the first time) when a friend hooked me up with an instructor and we took a Cessna 172 out, did a touch-n-go at Midway, flew out over lake Michagan than did some slow-flight work before returning, all after dark.

That same friend got me interested in gliding simulators such as Condor and Silent Wings, some months ago. I've been building and playing with toy/model/rc gliders my entire life and I've always been fascinated. Somehow though, I never made the connection and suddenly I realized that it's not so much "flight" that I'm interested in as "unpowered flight" (soaring, gliding, para-gliding, para-sailing, etc..). This realization motivated me to locate an instruction school nearby and I was luck to find AZSoaring.com (owned by a family that's been gliding for decades and largely managed by a champion aerobatic glider pilot). I think I've found that hobby I've been looking for my entire life. No sound but the wind, almost nothing obstructing my view of the world, and the perfect balance between me, nature and machine.

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+vantagetv​ powered!

"_For the first time ever in music festival history, visitors of both the Samsung Galaxy Experience and Samsung Owner’s Lounge were able to view performances from the Samsung Galaxy main stage in virtual reality._" 
Samsung heads to Lollapalooza 2015 and gives owners a sneak peek of its newest virtual reality experience.
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You guys are fast! Love the video and look forward to seeing you again here in the Valley.
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In case anyone else wants the route in My Maps for tonight's photowalk with Trey.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zP7WtjH8OIac.kKAQX5-TQR8E&usp=sharing (Can be saved to Google My Maps and easily accessed in Google Maps app then)

The KMZ is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9B7fZZOyzuxZUlNeHdUeE81Wnc/view?usp=sharing (useful for scouting in Google Earth or your own nav needs).
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Super cool use of Leap!
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+Michael-Rainabba Richardson Ah, thanks for the link! I found the Samsung-related search results before, but I (incorrectly) skipped past them. It sounds like the project/experience was well-received!
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What was their reason for shutting things down?
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+Joshua Bailey Thanks for the update. That sounds even more interesting. Something related to roaming crowds wouldn't have surprised me. Any idea what that was about?
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+Microsoft Corporation​ My first attempt to upgrade to Windows 10. Exactly why I waited and why it was my laptop and not my workstation first.

Vista called and said you can have their reputation.
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+Loren Dias I will keep your name handy if I go that direction again. The issue I've had with Linux again and again over the last ~15 years (early days of RedHat) is that it's (to use your Big Mac metaphor) organic farming that produces quality beef the way Windows is McDonalds and produces a BigMac. If course I'd rather the organic beef, but I'd starve long before my farm would be ready to start raising cattle. For the taxes imposed by Windows (mc Donald's), I get something passable for food that only occasionally update my stomach. I also never have to wonder "if" out "how" I'll get what I need with Windows where with Linux, it always started out sounding simple, but half a days work later and I'd still be screwing with something make process to install a dependency needed for an app that I'd only need for a 10 minute task, or figuring out how to fix some audio issue, or unable to play [insert game/vr-app/sim name here] that I really wanted to use for all of an hour, so spending 3 to find out it couldn't be done was infuriating. In other words, all those theoretical benefits never come close to offsetting the practical costs for a workstation. Production is another story entirety and I use it heavily there, but it's a breeze in that context.
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Man of many trades, master of very few. Father of 3, husband, entrepreneur, CTOx2, student, lover, US Marine, and more.
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I've been involved in I.T. at least part-time since 1993 and full-time at an enterprise level since 1999 (USMC warehouse management systems). Currently I'm involved in virtually every aspect of maintaining a production network and related system critically responsible for $1m+ of business revenue (to include software/DB architecture and development). If my current venture doesn't pan out, I hope to find a future with Google, perhaps as a Developer Advocate where my vast knowledge-base could be well utilized and I would be exposed to fresh ideas (I love learning and sharing). I'm a true but tolerable INTJ (see Jung - Myers-Briggs or Keirsey Temperament). As is the case with most INTJ's, I don't respond well to people being mentally lazy, but I'm not antagonistic to the extent that INTJ's are stereotyped to be.
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Father of 3 amazing children (3rd arrives very soon), US Marine, CTO vantage.tv, CTO AZPrep and Happy to be alive!
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  • ITT Technical Institute-Tempe
    Information Systems Security (BS), 2004 - 2007
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    General Studies and Electronics, 1995 - 1998
Good good, good service and a nice, clean little place.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Don't know what all the complaints are about. It's not like they're greedy. As a veteran, i paid $18 for my wife and myself, then my 3 children, 5 and under were free. For that, we had lots of safe viewing options at various points on the crater rim, insider and out as well as the museum. It's a nice facility and the staff different harass me even 25 minutes after closing as i got amazing shots of the sunset. I'll go again i expect.
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Cute, spacious, unexpected
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
I may have given it a 4 star until I went to get breakfast. Apparently "my rate" (that's not how you refer to customers you value) didn't include breakfast. That wasn't an issue in itself, but when I saw what they were serving for the extra $15.00, it left mem feel they were being incredibly petty. As if that weren't enough to cost them a star, while I was checking out the options (and realizing the breakfast was nowhere near worth that), a man was starting to serve himself and two young children and a staff member started berating him because "You have to pay for the kids. They aren't included." and such. She went on loudly for quite some time with a fairly agressive and rude tone. It's not like these 5-6 year old kids could eat much and even then, that's just a horrible way to treat customers. The hotel itself was pretty decent otherwise. There were no refrigerators in the rooms and the carpet outside my bathroom was wet every time we showered even though there was no sign of water from the bathroom, but the location was good and things were clean and comfortable.
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Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Nothing special about my experience
Public - a week ago
reviewed a week ago
Great experience. Jason is terrific to fly with and learn from. Everyone is friendly and there's no pressure. Scenery is amazing and I've already scheduled my first 2 courses.
Public - 3 weeks ago
reviewed 3 weeks ago
Looks bad from the outside. Lobby is nice though. Things start smelling and looking bad past the front desk. Room smells old and musty. Wallpaper is peeling. Air conditioner is broken so it's clammy at 1am. Shower is missing hardware. Drain doesn't flow so by the time i had warm water, the tub was half full. I haven't seen roaches so 1-star is a bit rough, but 2-star feels a bit generous so I'm going with 1.
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reviewed a month ago