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Pretty! (◕‿◕)✿ 
 
I am thrilled with how well my #HarveyMilk covers turned out, and very grateful that the staff of the 18th Street Post Office in The Castro applied the cancels so carefully. 💚
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Amazing!
 
Seriously gorgeous.  I'm sending in ten for servicing.  Here is my cachet for the issue: http://mcg.ee/quilled-paper-heart.jpg

#stamp #stamps #stampcollecting #philately #USPS #postmark #FDC #FDCs #postmarks
The 2016 Quilled Paper Heart stamp from the United States Postal Service showcases the intricate beauty of paper filigree.
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❝Modern humans have existed approximately 100,000 years. Our species suffered and died, most of its children dying in childbirth. Most other people having a life expectancy of 25 years. Famine, str…
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Regardless of your beliefs, or lack thereof, +Joshua McGee and I wish you joy. May your season be merry. 💚 
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Right. /sarcasm
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They think they so great shouting at Muslim women.
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Farewell, sir. Thank you for the amazing legacy. 

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Philately is an awesome hobby, and my honey has built an amazing site about that. If you like stamp collecting, you should take a look. (◕‿~)✿
 
Is anyone reading this a stamp, cover, or postmark collector?  (It's OK, you don't have to admit it publicly if you don't want to. 😛)

I have a new site dedicated to postmark collecting, and I'd love feedback from knowledgeable (or at least thoughtful and literate) people.

If you'd like the link (before I start publicizing it), leave a comment here and I'll send it to you privately, or send a request to me directly (by sharing a post only with me).

Thanks!

#stampcollecting   #stamps   #philately   #firstdaycovers   #postmark   #postmarks   #collecting  
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Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help! 😊
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Would you please help my honey find the right solution for this? Thank you. (◕‿◕)✿
 
I want to do some tabletop product #photography, and I'm searching for an inexpensive setup.  I've looked at shooting tents, umbrellas, reflectors, and so on at Amazon, but I don't always even know the right keywords to search for.

What I'm trying to accomplish is to put some stuff on a table and provide continuous, reflection-free lighting while I shoot stills with an iPhone camera.  That's literally it.  I don't need to do Chroma Key, or have a seamless background, or cover a flash, and I definitely don't own (nor want to own) professional mounting fixtures other than the tripod-with-a-cell-phone-holder that I already have.  I won't be shooting anything larger than a 14" cube.

It seems to me that a couple of desk lamps fitted with LED bulbs, and a tablecloth for the surface, would work if I had some sort of diffusing screen between the bulbs and the subject.  But I could be wrong.

For a newcomer hobbyist who just wants to take some reflection-free photos, can anyone make a recommendation for a setup?
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I just use a huge piece of white cardboard I got at Michael's or somewhere.  Just set it against a wall and it bends without any crease.
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ISP support:  "I'm sorry you're seeing slow download speeds.  I'm going to walk you through a few steps."

Me:  "I've tried EVERYTHING already.  I'm an engineer.  This is on your end."

ISP support:  "I understand, but I need to run through these steps with you."

Me:  "Fine."

ISP support:  "Can you unplug your modem, wait thirty seconds, and plug it back in?"

Me:  "I've done that already AT LEAST five times."

ISP support:  "I'm sure you have.  I'm sorry, but I need to ask you to try this."

Me:  "Fine."

{{ ... I unplug the modem ... }}

{{ ... The call drops ... }}

{{ ... I go silent ... }}

+Monica McGee:  "What just happened?"

Me:  "I realized that I probably should have called them on my cell phone and not through Google Voice."
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Been there, done that. More than once.
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What if the “placebo effect” is itself the myth?  Maybe sugar — when pressed into pill form — really does cure everything. 😉
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If you follow one link from social media today, make it this one from +The New York Times.

#photography   #YearInPictures   #YearInReview   #NewYorkTimes  
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I am Monica (Salcedo) McGee, known for being a fiercely outspoken atheist, on  Monicks.net, on Twitter (@Monicks), and here on Google Plus. I am a humanist, a freethinker, a rationalist, and an egalitarian. I am married to Joshua McGee, (@McGeekiest). I also occasionally write over at gawd.me

I am an atheist guided by reason, instructed by science, motivated by kindness - and I'm also kinda nice. 

I am a secular humanist. I rely on reason to understand the world, and compassion guides my effort to apply my knowledge ethically. 

I behave decently to everyone without any expectation of rewards or punishment after I'm dead.

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