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Phillip “cosmo” Cocks
Works at ACME (A Co. that Makes Everything) Inc.
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Please checkout the NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle from +Peter From :))
 
The NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle | APRIL 2014 | READ THE WHOLE POST BEFORE ASKING FOR INCLUSION

The first PAC (March 2014) was a great success and I want to thank everybody who participated in it! Like my old APC Circles, this new April PAC is full of great photographers! I have checked EVERY SINGLE ONE of them and guarantee that your feed will flood from quality images when you add this circle.

How To Qualify To Future PAC Circles

If you're a professional or an amateur photographer mainly sharing your own original work in your feed, then you're eligible to ask for inclusion in the May PAC.

The difference between this circle and the old APC is that I now will be giving away FREE accounts to the Pixativity Photographer's Directory every time I share this circle. I will pick three photographer's from the circle and add them to the directory while I compile the circle (you will be notified). 

(For those of you not remembering the _APC, it's one of my most shared and popular circles since I started here on Google+ a couple of years ago. Many participants have received thousands of new followers and some of the people I helped promote in the APC now boast more followers than I do! I love that! It speaks for the positiveness and quality of this circle. The PAC will be of the same high quality!_

The Guidelines

Yes, there are rules and guidelines. :) If you want to participate in the PAC you need to do the following:

1) Plus and comment this post to show that you want to participate (you must do that here on the original post). Please state what kind of photography you're into in your comment. You also may tag friends of yours to help promote them as well. I'll add them too if they meet these guidelines. Tagging friends increases your chances of being added.

2) Reshare this post to help promote your fellow G-plussers. That way YOU will receive more attention once the circle is released. If you do not reshare, I probably won't add you to the circle since this is a joint effort to promote good photographers. YOU deserve to be reshared, right? So does your fellow G-plussers.

The post must be reshared in your personal feed and publicly.

Pages will NOT be accepted into the circle.

3) Please do NOT add external or internal links to albums, websites, blogs etc. in the comments. This post is neither the right place for advertisement nor for spam. Thanks.I will check your feed anyway, be sure of that. :)

4) Premium Members of the Pixativity Photographer's Directory website are automatically included in the circle. Still members should reshare this post and  let me know that you did so in the comments.

(How to obtain a Premium account to the PPD can be found here: http://maps.pixativity.com/join/).

Please Note

If I do NOT add you to the circle there's always a reason for that. 1) You do not mainly share your own original work in your feed, 2) You are a web marketeer, SEO-specialist etc. or 3) I did not like the mix of your feed (yeah, I know, it's a very subjective thing to create circles like this) or 4) I just missed your comment of some reason – mistakes happen, I am only human.

Another thing: I cannot add everybody in one circle but be assured that I check ALL feeds and you are welcome to ask for inclusion in the next edition of the PAC.

Release Date

The next circle will be released in May. Keep an eye open for the up-coming Announcement Post.

Now, let's make this April PAC another success story. :) Add the circle and reshare it.

Cheers!
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Neat photographer's circle from +Peter From :))
 
Time to share The NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle

Now that we have launched the Pixativity Photographer's Directory, it's time to share the BRAND NEW Pixativity Pro/Amateur Photographer's Circle. This, at the same time, means that I have decided to six feet the old APC. ALL old circles are no more and I have trashed them from my circles.

It was a delight to put this circle together and I have found lots of great photographers. You won't be disappointed. :)

How To Qualify

If you're a professional or an amateur photographer mainly sharing your own original work in your feed, then you're eligible to ask for inclusion in the new PAC.

The difference between this new circle and the old APC is that I now will be giving away FREE accounts to the Pixativity Photographer's Directory every time I share this circle. I will pick three photographer's from the circle and add them to the directory while I compile the circle (you will be notified). The three lucky ones have been notified. :)

(For those of you not remembering the _APC, it's one of my most shared and popular circles since I started here on Google+ a couple of years ago. Many participants have received thousands of new followers and some of the people I helped promote in the APC now boast more followers than I do! I love that! It speaks for the positiveness and quality of this circle. The new PAC will be of the same high quality!_

The Guidelines

Yes, there are rules and guidelines. :) If you want to participate in the PAC you need to do the following:

1) Plus and comment this post to show that you want to participate (you must do that here on the original post). Please state what kind of photography you're into in your comment. You also may tag friends of yours to help promote them as well. I'll add them too if they meet these guidelines.

2) Reshare this post to help promote your fellow G-plussers. That way YOU will receive more attention once the circle is released. If you do not reshare, I probably won't add you to the circle since this is a joint effort to promote good photographers. YOU deserve to be reshared, right? So do your fellow G-plussers.

The post must be reshared in your personal feed and publicly.

Pages will NOT be accepted into the circle.

3) Please do NOT add external or internal links to albums, websites, blogs etc. in the comments. This post is neither the right place for advertisement nor for spam. Thanks.

4) Premium Members of the Pixativity Photographer's Circle website are automatically included in the circle.

Please Note

If I do NOT add you to the circle there's always a reason for that. 1) You do not mainly share your own original images in your feed, 2) You are a web marketeer, SEO-specialist etc. or 3) I did not like the mix of your feed (yeah, I know, it's a very subjective thing to create circles like this) or 4) I just missed your comment of some reason – mistakes happen, I am only human.

Another thing: I cannot add everybody in one circle but be assured that I check ALL feeds and you are welcome to ask for inclusion in the next edition of the PAC.

Now, let's make the new PAC a success story. :) YOIU desrve it.

Cheers!
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System Engineer
Skills
Time traveller, with a preference for the present.
Employment
  • ACME (A Co. that Makes Everything) Inc.
    System Engineer, present
  • BAE Systems Australia
    System Engineer, 1980 - 2010
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Adelaide, South Australia
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Queensland_(QLD)_Australia______ - Los_Angeles_(LA)_USA______
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If you are in a hurry to get to the future, You will not enjoy the present :))
Introduction
I see the beauty of the world reflected back at me :))
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<<About Me>>
I'm interested in photography, guitar, finance, business, science, physics, nature, mind, spirituality, computer security, computing, system engineering, world politics, etc. I also have a vested interest in pain management techniques.

I have lived with my family in Los Angeles, USA and Queensland, Australia. I also spent a few weeks in Yeovil, UK. I currently live in Adelaide, South Australia (my home town).

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= PHOTOGRAPHY THOUGHTS =
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<<About My Images>>
Bold, yet Calm.

<<Landscape Photography>>
I guess landscape photography involves some degree of "endurance". I keep going back time and time again, always enjoying getting my feet wet, and occasionally capturing a glimpse of mother nature's raw beauty :))

<<Milestones>>
First HDR photo in June 2010, with Canon PS A620.
Purchased Pentax K-x DSLR in November 2010.
First post on G+ on 17 July 2011.

<<Workflow>>
DSLR to take bracketed images.
Picasa as the photo library manager.
Photomatix Pro to generate hdr image.
Photomatix Pro to generate tonemapped image.
Picasa for the post processing magic.

<<Camera Gear>>
Pentax K-x DSLR
Pentax 55-300mm Lens, f4.0-f5.8
Sigma 10-20mm Lens, f4.0-f5.6
Pentax 18-55mm Lens (not used for some time).
Induro Tripod, CT114 Carbon 8x
Manfrotto Ball Head, 322RC2 Grip Action

<<Computer Gear (photo related)>>
HP LP2475w 24inch LCD/IPS monitor.
** I highly recommend this monitor **

<<Improving Your Photography>>
It's not about gear. It's about light, composition and post processing.

<<Well Being>>
If you are feeling a little blue,
Try a little magenta.

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= SPIRITUAL THOUGHTS =
=====================

<<Thought for the Millennium>>
The Universe experiences itself, through us.
The Universe experiences life, through us.
The Universe itself, is life.
--Phillip Cocks, April 2011

<<See Forever>>
Being present with the realm of consciousness,
one can see forever.
There is much to discover along the way.
Time is very still.
A distraction has its limitations,
As one can see forever.
--Phillip Cocks, 21 Nov 2011

<<No Feel>>
For someone who thinks,
that they do not know how to feel.
Remember that you feel the water between your toes,
the warmth of the breeze against your skin,
the sound of waves from out at sea,
the colour of light within your vision,
and above all,
the sense of presence in your mind.
--Phillip Cocks, Jan 2013

<<Nothing>>
If nothing matters,
There would be nothing.
If nothing matters in your life,
There would be nothing in the Universe.
The Universe is limitless,
and so too is your life.
--Phillip Cocks, Nov 2014

<<Spiritual Teacher>>
A spiritual teacher,
Is someone,
Who always has an answer,
But never tells you what to do.
-- Phillip Cocks, 13 Feb 2014

<<Universe>>
The universe is the result,
Of what we have thought.
-- Phillip Cocks, 30 Oct 2012.

<<The Paradox Of Presence #1>>
Life's too short, to be in a hurry.
--Phillip Cocks, Feb 2012

<<The Paradox Of Presence #2>>
If you are in a hurry to get to the future,
You will not enjoy the present.
--Phillip Cocks, Mar 2012

<<Birth, Life and Death>>
The Universe thanks you for participating.
-- Phillip Cocks, Feb 2013

<<Brain>>
If the Brain is easy to understand,
My brain won't be smart enough to understand it.
-- Phillip Cocks, Mar 2013

<<I Can't>>
I'm looking thru closed eyes,
I can't see what I'm supposed to see.
I'm listening thru closed ears,
I can't hear what I'm supposed to hear.
I'm feeling thru closed senses,
I can't feel what I'm supposed to feel.
I'm ruminating about the past and future,
I can't appreciate the present.
-- Phillip Cocks, Mar 2013

<<The Cat>>
When you look at your cat,
You are looking at,
The projection of yourself,
Onto the world.
-- Phillip Cocks, 8 Nov 2012.

<<Now>>
Now, is ALWAYS the best time in history to be alive.
-- Phillip Cocks, 12 Oct 2012.

<<Self Esteem>>
Thomas The Tank Engine, had one major goal in life,
"to be a really useful engine".
--Phillip Cocks, 26 Sep 2012.

<<Time Travel>>
What would you do if you could time travel?
I would travel to the present :))
--Phillip Cocks, 27 Aug 2012

<<Present>>
Learn from the Past,
Plan for the Future,
Live in the Present.
--Phillip Cocks, May 2012

<<The Paradox Of Time>>
Time is something I'm not all that interested in.
Time is moving forward but who cares.
If there were no time, there would be no past or future.
The ego thrives on pain and suffering.
The ego is preoccupied with the past, and a myriad of possible futures.
If there were no time, there would only be the present.
If there were no time, there would be no ego.
I wonder - Did the ego create time?
--Phillip Cocks, July 2011

<<Beauty>>
I see the beauty of the world reflected back at me.
--Phillip Cocks, August 2011

<<Presence>>
I stand in a remote sandy desert
I hear the breeze
I feel a presence
.
I look to the distant horizon
I see the sun rise
I feel a presence
.
I am in a calm place
I hear the water bubbling, and see the water flow
I feel a presence
.
I am surrounded by emptiness
I see and hear nothing
I feel a presence
--Phillip Cocks, 28 Dec 2010

<<A Creative Person>>
Someone who can anticipate what others will do, and then do something quite different (in a positive manner).
--Phillip Cocks, Jan 2012.

<<Anger>>
Handle with care, when in the presence of an angry being.
--Phillip Cocks, Apr 2012

<<Eckhart Tolle>>
The spiritual psychiatrist.
-- Phillip Cocks, 13 Feb 2014

<<References>>
Eckhart Tolle
-- http://www.eckharttolletv.com/
-- https://www.eckharttolletv.com/about/eckhart/

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= FINANCIAL THOUGHTS =
=====================
<< Buy, Bye >>
There are lots of good buys out there.
Good bye to my car,
Good bye to my house,
Good bye to my shares,
Good bye to my wealth.
--Phillip Cocks, 11 Dec 2014

<< END RESULT for the World Financial System >>
"... we are going to need a shovel."
--Phillip Cocks, Sep 2012

<< END RESULT for the World Financial System #2 >>
"... we are going to need a (bigger) shovel."
--Phillip Cocks, Nov 2014

<< Cheap >>
A lifetime of cheap stuff,
Will not make up for, no job.
--Phillip Cocks, Jan 2015

<< The Financial System As A Dare Devil >>
When the dare devil headed down the ramp,
He couldn't turn around,
He dare not look back,
He had to take the leap of faith,
In himself, and in the chosen technology,
Eventually exceeding the limits, of even the darest, dare devil.
-- Phillip Cocks, 8 Dec 2012

<< History Never Repeats >>
The deplorable consequences to the American investing public, with their misplaced reliance upon and confidence in the competency and integrity of purpose of the investment trustees, is woefully exemplified by the Goldman-Sachs Trading Corporation.
–Senate banking and currency report, June 1934
--Phillip Cocks, Oct 2012.

<< Gaming The System >>
The gaming that occurs between Two Year Olds and Parents,
Is similar to,
The gaming that occurs between Investment Bankers and Regulators.
--Phillip Cocks, Aug 2012

<< The Paradox Of Experts >>
Will the stock market go up or down?
o 50% of random predictions are incorrect.
o 85% of experts predictions are incorrect.
--Phillip Cocks, Mar 2012

<< Rule Of The Moment >>
“Never believe anything, until it’s been officially denied.”

<< Wall Street Analyst >>
Someone who is very good at predicting the PAST.
--Phillip Cocks, September 2011

<< Investment Adviser >>
A white collar gambler, who gambles with YOUR money.
--Phillip Cocks, September 2011

<< Financial Reality Check >>
The financial crisis was not the problem; it was the *solution*. Let all those people who made the bad loans take their losses (possibly even bankruptcy), and start over from a "cleaner" slate. Also, protect the deposits of bank customers (ie: working class people), but let the bank owners and shareholders face the music.
--Phillip Cocks, Nov 2011

<< Running Scared >>
When you get in debt, you become a slave.

= MANAGE YOUR OWN INVESTMENTS =
================================
The only person you can TRUST to manage your investments is YOU. The mainstream media and its associated advisers are not independent. When mainstream does report some reality, it is usually about 1 to 2 years behind the times, and certainly way too late to do anything constructive with the information. Please educate yourself.

= OTHER =
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Re-factored all my albums/photos in Jan 2012.

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I'm either retired or unemployed - all depending on when the money runs out!
Education
  • System Engineer Playground
    School Of Hard Knocks, present
  • University of South Australia
    Degree in Electronic Engineering
  • Woodville High School
    Stuff I Should Know
  • Ridley Grove Primary School
    Fight To Survive
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