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Simon Pankhurst
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Google trying to be awesome, and not doing too bad at it.
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I was travelling home a couple of weeks ago and came across this. Of course I had to stop and take a pic.
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Stayed on Magnetic Island near Townsville in a beautiful location that had two of there statues out front. They were so beautiful that I had to get a shot. Now I wish I had worked the angles a bit more to get a less traditional shot.
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Interesting article showing a disturbing trend. 
 
Plague of game dev harassment erodes industry, spurs support groups

The greatest threat to the video game industry may be some of its most impassioned fans. Increasingly, game developers are finding themselves under attack by some of the very people they devote their lives to entertaining. And this growing form of gamer-on-game-developer cyber harassment is starting to take its toll.

Developers, both named and those who wish to remain anonymous, tell Polygon that harassment by gamers is becoming an alarmingly regular expected element of game development. Some developers say the problem was among the reasons they left the industry, others tell Polygon that the problem is so ubiquitous that it distracts them from making games or that they're considering leaving the industry.

Read the rest @ http://sbn.to/1cQhh6P
#gamedevelopment #opinion  
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Fishing with the kids today. Was lots of fun!
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Very interesting series of articles looking at the possible effects of social media. 
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Took a trip to Paronella Park in Queensland, Australia. A beautiful place with a beautiful story. Took this trip after the night tour. No superimposed moon, was lucky enough to be able to capture all of the elements in one shot. A little bit of overexposure on the rocks but generally happy withe the capture. CC welcome.
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Took a trip to Darymple National Park yesterday and noticed the clouds and knew I had to take a picture. Lucky I didn't meet any road trains head on! :)
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Just heard the news. I met Andie on Xnetgoth a number of years ago. So sad to hear of the tragedy. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. The world has lost a great person.
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I wonder what the statistics are like in Australia... certainly a good topic to discuss with students as we look at social media this coming term. 
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Interesting video. Will definitely show to kids at school.
This is a powerful spoken word poem by Shane Koyczan. It's worth your time and you may want to share it with your students. Text and audio of the poem. Video project contributed to by many animators. To This Day from To This Day on Vimeo.
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Just what I needed today. Planning to do something different tomorrow, just not sure what.....?
 
*Adventure is Not Dangerous, Routine Is*

Routine... habitual or mechanical performance of an established procedure... The same thing over and over. Talk about horror ... As the holidays approach try something new. Expand your comfort zone.  Live life. Have a picnic. Call an old friend. Try a new food. Try a Google Hangout. Take pictures. Talk to strangers.

Go life live. It's yours for the taking.

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  • Education Queensland
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I am currently the Acting Teacher-Librarian at Charters Towers State High School. I am married with three beautiful kids. I am also a hobby photographer and internet fanatic.
Education
  • James Cook University
    Bachelor of Education, 2000 - 2004
  • Kadina High School
    1988 - 1993