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Nicholas Gracilla
Works at Neoteric Design
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Device manufacturers like +Nest need to let their customer's data go. +SXSW 
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yes the new smart devices raise significant privacy concerns
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We're headed to +SXSW — but where should we eat and hang out in Austin? 
We're going to try out a collaborative map for Austin. Do you know any must-see spots, must-eat restaurants, don't miss scenes or bars? Let us know in the comments! View SXSW 2013 in a larger map. Pos...
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The future, as envisioned by Motorola in 1961. Outstanding hand colored illustrations! ht +Aron Silverton 
Created in 1961, the lavish, full-color ads from Chicago's own Motorola show a fanciful and slightly futuristic lifestyle.
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ht +Nic Aitch for this great article on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint network comparisons if you're thinking about an #iPhone5  upgrade this fall.
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Been looking for a new photo workflow. Thanks +Brian Fitzpatrick for highlighting this one, which I hadn't seen before. 
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As a newbie +SXSW attendee, I was amazed. Top notch poster art, too. 
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Great talk by Phil Liben at #sxsw  this morning.
Phil Liben, CEO of Evernote, gave a great talk this morning: "Chaotic Good: The Right Alignment for Your Company." Or: everything I ever needed to know from business, I learned from Dungeons...
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I'm taking the Neoteric Design team on a spring roadtrip... to sxsw. 
For five days, March 8-12, we're going to be immersed in some of the best presentations of cutting-edge emerging technology, showcases of the best sites, games, and startup concepts available, present...
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I'm trying out #Aperture 3.3.2 on Lion 10.7.4, but it crashes on "switch to Library." I've created new libraries with no content, but can't switch between them on the fly. Original iPhoto library works fine. Any suggestions, +ApertureExpert, +Aron Silverton ?
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Note to self: Aperture 3.4.1 upgrade (which requires 10.7.5) solved this problem. 
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Shout out to +Google Creative Sandbox, which inspired our Brown Bag lunch talk on Minimum Viable Creative Briefs. 
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"Everything we've ever made before is a disaster compared to this. Throw that dreck away immediately. This, today, is the pinnacle of design. It will never be better again for 18 months."
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  • Neoteric Design
    Principal, 1999 - present
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Web consultancy principal
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Principal at Neoteric Design: a Ruby on Rails development and design firm in Chicago. We're focused on agile Ruby on Rails application development, user-centered website redesigns, website content management systems, and mobile content delivery.

I'm also an accomplished home cook, urban gardener, and do a fair amount of traveling. 
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Every time I call, it's busy.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Stellar Wine Company has a great selection of wines, at reasonable prices, and from vineyards and growing regions that are outside of the ordinary, usual, and expected. Their seminars and wine tasting events are informative; I've learned a lot at them. This is the perfect wine shop to explore and browse in — it has a broad, but focused collection of wines, so I'm never overwhelmed. Luis is a real professional, too, and can direct you towards exactly what you need. I recommend them.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Top notch Italian cuisine in Andersonville. Their pastas are particularly remarkable, and come in half plates which makes the meal not so over filling. A great wine menu features, of course, Italian wines, and is a great way to get to know some unusual varietals. Beautiful patio dining.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Full disclosure: They are a client. But the Bridgehouse museum offers a great opportunity to get off Michigan avenue for a bit, see the architecture and gears of a real bridgehouse museum, and learn about the history of the Chicago River. Good views. Great for kids. Note there are stairs, and no elevator, so be ready for that.
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reviewed 3 years ago
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This is not a good theatre in Chicago. Dirty, sticky, and just tried to watch "Into The Woods" with obviously blown front speakers that sounded like rattling tin cans. I will not come back.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I try to eat here once a week. It's delicious, unpretentious, home style Japanese cooking. Do not miss the ikegeso (sp), a tempura fried squid. Perfect noodle dishes for winter. BYOB!
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
It's a great spot for lunch with your work mates. Top notch tapas, great sangria, prompt and attentive service. It can get a little loud though, especially in the evenings. The patatas bravas are great.
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