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Mike Wiacek
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I'm loving the gray paint. :-D
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isn't that painting upside down..?
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Going to spend a few days in NYC next week... Pondering trying airbnb for the first time. Or hoteltonight at the last minute... decisions decisions. If folks want to meet up to roam around and take photos, drop me a line! :-)
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I love Gerhard Richter's squeegee  paintings.  (Seen in the Tate Modern)
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Everyone is a photographer now a days.
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I think it's great that photography is so accessible to so many people now.  Modern cameras (be they phones, slr's, or point and shoots) remove the hurdles of gadgetry and allow more free creativity. That's a win for humanity!
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About 2 months ago I announced a personal project to take headshots of 100 Googlers.  Why? Mostly as a personal challenge, but also because I think most people view Google as a web site, and they don't realize there are smart, funny, brilliant, talented, diversified, and passionate human beings behind it.

Google is a corporation, but it's full of the most amazing people I've ever met.  So while my initial goals for this project were personal self improvement, I've learned just how lucky the entire world is, that these people come to work everyday, only to try their hardest to make it better.

So right now I'm not even half way done. I'm only 36 into my goal of 100, and I'm so super excited to see what happens next.  I have no idea who's coming through the door on any given day, it can be an engineer, sales person, lawyer, or executive. I try and treat everyone the same, and I employ a bunch of stuff +Peter Hurley taught me to make people feel relaxed in front of the camera.  It's been a wild ride, and I can't wait to see where it takes me.

Here's a sample of 7 of the recent head shots I've done! :-)
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Amazing project, looking forward to seeing all! 
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Trying to pick a new color for the bedroom. I want to go gray, but there are SOOOO many shades.  I'm leaning to the gray on the left of the green tape at the top.
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I think either of the ones to the left of the green tape will look nice:)
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Point Lobos yesterday
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Damn you restoration hardware! Why must I want to buy everything you sell and why must it be so expensive?
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Hello
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So Colbert is going to host the late show... I wonder if he'll still be the faux right wing character he is on the Colbert Report?  I wonder if CBS even realizes that's an act, haha.
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I heard a news story this afternoon about this very topic. I believe I was listening to NPR and they said that he will his natural self and not in character  - so hopeful someone has clued CBS in too :)
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This totally made me laugh...

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Occupation
Google Security Defense Special Forces - Bravo Team :-)
Skills
C++, Python, JavaScript, Security, Malware Analysis, Photography, Photoshop, Nik Software, Retouching, Compositing
Employment
  • Google
    Fighter of the Bad Guys, Defender of the Good, Keeper of the Peace, 2006 - present
  • HostMySite.com
    Engineer, 2003 - 2004
  • Magpage Internet Services
    Engineer, 1999 - 2003
  • Department of Defense
    Security Analyst, 2001 - 2006
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Currently
Mountain View, CA
Previously
Santa Clara, CA - Philadelphia, PA - Odenton, MD - Severn, MD - Baltimore, MD - Longport, NJ - Philadelphia, PA
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I work on security. My team and I work our butts off to make Google safe. I also take photos.
Introduction
If you like my photos, you can check out my online portfolio right here!

I tend to use my Google+ stream to talk about photography, random political thoughts, social commentary, good recipes, and interacting with anyone and everyone.

I don't tend to talk much about security here. :-)

I love meeting new folks, so reach out and say hi.


Bragging rights
Lived on both coasts. Shoots with both Canon and Nikon. And of those things, we all know which is the better two. :-)
Education
  • UMBC
    2004 - 2006
  • La Salle University
    1999 - 2003
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Airbnb
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Make travel planning as mobile as you are with the Airbnb Android App! Airbnb opens the door to the world’s most interesting places to stay

Chrome Beta
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Super Hero Birthday Bash!
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Every day, as I look at my baby boy, I see traces of the little boy he is becoming more and more evident. It might be his gorgeous hair, dar

Timely Alarm Clock
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Timely is the beautiful Alarm Clock for Android, featuring a stunning user experience and revolutionary cloud integration to backup and sync

The Digital Photography Book: Part 4
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Scott Kelby, author of The Digital Photography Book (the best-selling digital photography book of all time), is back with another follow-up

Ethan at Month Seven
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This month has been one of the most crazy ever - crazy busy, but crazy fabulous. Here is a peek at our adventures! Stats At our six month ap

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Google+ Photos
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Galaxy Nexus
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Galaxy Nexus. First phone with Android 4.0, Face Unlock, Android Beam, an amazing HD screen and 4G LTE fast.

Google Accounts
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Google Accounts. Sign in to personalize your Google experience. Google has more to offer when you sign in to your Google Account. Sign in on

Zenfolio
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elegant photo hosting

Kindle
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Kindle books on your phone including thousands of free books. No Kindle required Read books on your phone, including thousands of free Kindl

Box Mix Made Better - Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
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Zesty lemon is the perfect flavor to compliment the gorgeous spring weather we've been having lately. With that in mind, I came up with a li

Google Drive
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Keep everything. Share anything.*** Google Docs is now a part of Google Drive! *** * With Google Drive, you can store all your files in one

Barcode Scanner
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Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan Data Matrix and QR Codes containing URLs, contact info, etc.Als

Project Glass
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Thoughts, designs, and stories.

Python Programming Language – Official Website
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Home page for Python, an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented, extensible programming language. It provides an extraordinar

Chrome
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The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet.Search and browse fast with Chrome on your Android phone and tablet

KelbyTraining Webcasts | KelbyTraining.com
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KelbyTraining Webcast. Be sure you sign up for a chance to win one of the cool prizes brought to you by the National Association of Photosho

Amazing and delicious.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
The food here is amazing. The tomato and mozzarella salad is totally amazing. The tomatoes are incredibly sweet and the cheese is delectable. The orange and caramel crepes are phenomenal. Highly recommended just expect to wait a while between courses.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Poor to fair
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
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