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It'll be stuck in my head now, but it's definitely a piece of my childhood.
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Buyable Pins

So I thought I'd make a quick post and maybe slow down or stop a few people from being taken in by what I can only assume is about to go viral with misinformation. (I really hope it doesn't) 

Pinterest is about to unveil buyable Pins. 

What this mean is that some Pins will allow you to purchase products. Before you think the sky is falling.. 

What does this mean? 

Well first lets talk about what it doesn't mean. It doesn't mean that Pinners will be able to easily monetize stolen art work. I suspect people are going to lose their shit about this, assuming that they will be able to. 

Buyable Pins (right now) have to be connected to a Shopify store. This means that you must have a Shopify account (which costs Money). You also must convert an account to or start a new Pinterest Business page. 

So not just anyone is going to do this, and when they do there is a paper trail. It is also a barrier to entry. That is the good news and should prevent most cases that people are going to be worried about. 

However there is bad news. A Shopify Account isn't really hard to get, nor is a business Pinterest Page. As such though there is a credit card connected and a paper trail, Copyright violators if they are fairly brazen can still Copy your work and try to sell it as their own. (just like if they were making prints and selling them at a flea market) Once found out though it should be easy enough to stop them, as now they aren't just violating copyright but committing a more substantial crime. 

It should be safe to assume that this isn't going be a situation of the sky falling. I do expect that angle to be taken though as that was my first reaction before I read up on it. 

In fact it is such a small thing, that... well... here is a picture of me being totally destroyed in a beer jugging contest over a decade ago. The glasses are the same size, and we started as the same time. 
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at 23 I was 125. Most of that was muscle mass in my Legs (about 40-45lbs of my total body weight). My BMI was Underweight but because of my legs holding so much of my body mass I was still classed as dangerously underweight. (I had a 30inch waist and 22inch thighs (my hips were 36inches) 

Yet when I'd go to Mickey D's I'd order 2 Big Mac Combos + 2 extra Big Macs on the side. 

And Taco Bell it was 12-20 Tacos. 

I miss my metabolism being crazy. 
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I phone shot of the results of my first attempt at making Falafel from scratch. It was a massive success. There was a slight learning curve, and it was time consuming as I have a 2 cup cuisinart that is likely almost as old as me. With a 10 cup I could have been done in 20 minutes not 2 hours. But it is so dirt simple to make. 

It is also so so so yummy :) 
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I really feel bad about missing the Walk in Toronto this Saturday I can barely walk a km without having to stop and rest my leg right now. Sadly I won't get into see a specialist until November. 

As I was thinking about the walks though I realized I've taken a lot of photos of the Toronto Skyline. From damn near every angle I can think of. 
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Aw man that sucks.  Hope you get better soon though +Rob Elliott 
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Congratulation   +Rob Elliott   your photograph has been selected to be displayed at +Photo Mania Canada #photomaniacanada.  Thank you for sharing your fantastic work us!
Have a great day!  :)
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So it looks like I may have lost my primary Media Drive.. Thankfully about a year ago I diversified and moved most of the data to two other drives. While looking at how much was saved I found this from my second month trying to figure out photography. Not amazing but not bad for what it is. 

So Consider it a #TBT  
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Happy Canada Day! You Hosers 

#canadaday2015   #happycanadaday  
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+Google+ you need to fix the Arabic text across all of Google. I'm not a native speaker, and I'm still learning so when some writes words with these letters ت ث I can't distinguish them because the font you are forcing is compressing to the point that you have to context to figure out what it says. The Default Arabic really needs to be at least 1 1/2 times the size. I shouldn't have to Magnify to 150% for the characters to become distinct. 
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I'm doing something for the first time today. Any guesses :)
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Ya I need a bigger food processor I have a really tiny one it's taken a silly long time (90 minus... and I don't think processed it enough... worse case I'll make it smaller.. but about to drop the first ones in the oil
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#happyfathersday  to my dad +Bob Elliott 

He screwed up a lot. I mean a lot.. Moved us around constantly as a kid  even moved without telling us, forget me at places, constantly forgets when we are supposed to do something. But when it counts he was there, never taught me to hate, and let me do my own things. Gave me an appreciation for Cultures and peoples, politics and social responsibility. 

He was not perfect.. oh my so not perfect.. but he's my father and I'm good with that :) 



We are also a family of gallows humour, dry wit and sarcasm, people don't always get that, so for those that read this, this is gallows humour and sarcasm it isn't mean in anyway 
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Fantastic portrait & well written Rob
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Went to watch a local Soccer match last night. Niagara United vs Toronto Croatia. Niagara lost 3-0 it was the predicted result.. Niagara has let conceded 3 times as many goals as any other team in their league. Took some photos in the second half. Sports isn't really my thing but it gave me a chance to play with the NX1 in this setting though. 
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Brampton, Ontario - Sarnia, Ontario - Waterloo, Ontario - Milton, Ontario - Acton, Ontario - Etobicoke, Ontario - Mississauga, Ontario - North Bay, Ontario - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Wawa, Ontario - Ear Falls, Ontario - Marathon, Ontario - St. Catharines, Ontario - Thorold South, Ontario - Thorold, Ontario
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It's about the emotion of the moment.
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I am a Niagara Falls, Ontario based hobbyist photographer. Having lived all across Ontario growing up, I have seen an amazingly wide cross section of city and landscapes as well as a whole cast of characters from all walks of life. This has lead me to focus on capturing moments and places that can hold meaning or tell a story, both Urban and Rural. 

I work in the Financial Industry with a big five bank for my day job, and am passionate about technology, history, and culture. Of late I have been enjoying organizing and participating in photowalks through my connections on Google+. 

When I'm not photographing I'm usually reading about history, Wikipedia, or researching one thing or another. I also tend to Hike or Walk a fair bit. I spent my formative years in the Niagara Region and recently moved back after nearly a decade away. 

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Moved 33 times, trying to slow that down. Been bitten by a Python, a few dogs, twice by a cat, at least one fish, and a frog.. I'm tasty.
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