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Beginning of the end, just a heads up g+ will be going the way of other failed google services:

"According to two sources, Google has apparently been reshuffling the teams that used to form the core of Google+, a group numbering between 1,000 and 1,200 employees. We hear that there’s a new building on campus, so many of those people are getting moved physically, as well — not necessarily due to Gundotra’s departure.

As part of these staff changes, the Google Hangouts team will be moving to the Android team, and it’s likely that the photos team will follow, these people said. Basically, talent will be shifting away from the Google+ kingdom and towards Android as a platform, we’re hearing.

We’ve heard Google has not yet decided what to do with the teams not going to Android, and that Google+ is not “officially” dead, more like walking dead: “When you fire the top dog and take away all resources it is what it is.” It will take copious amounts of work for it to un-zombie, if that’s even a possibility.s."

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Today, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+,..
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I'm trying to reason with them but they seem like loons.
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Somewhere in the world there's a Prius owner who's also a good driver that doesn't screw the flow traffic up for everybody else.
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Gee, who could have ever seen this coming?

"The San Mateo resident is reveling in the role of unofficial ambassador of Glass, and some in the tech community have lauded her for the unapologetic embrace of the new technology. But others have saddled her with a moniker that Google is fighting hard to minimize: the "Glasshole.""
When a woman at the bar told Slocum, "You're killing the city," a reference to a larger backlash against tech workers in San Francisco, Slocum announced that she wanted to "get this white trash on tape." The San Mateo resident is reveling in the role of unofficial ambassador of Glass, and some in the tech community have lauded her for the unapologetic embrace of the new technology. Slocum even asked Google to fly her to the popular South by Sou...
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Taken on the 1 frwy Sunday (CA) with a Lumia 928 (great phone)

#mybeautifulearth   #earthday  
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So we're outraged by nearly fully clothed women on comic covers now too just b/c their boobs are big? Screw it, just draw what you want.
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Productive day of animation tests for The Call's animated trailer, and have a small studio lined up for a good price for voiceover work. Decide to go more literal than usually would be done in this situation and keep the wind lines from the comic for the animated stuff.
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Scene 1 first stage, getting the old man's slow walk against the wind, as well as testing out a few of the simplified animation techniques I wanted to use. Don't want to spend forever on things like particles, so I'm just using image planes and doing simple animations instead. In this rough version you can see the edges of those images, in the final version the transparency will fluctuate more especially for the wind, and the back mountains may each be separate .png files. Doing rendering in passes will allow for more isolated lighting on the main character, but there was no reason to do that at this stage. Up next, working on keyframing the hair dynamics and doing the cloak animation over the top of the character, as well as adding some light snowfall.

Good about blender from these tests: the node system while not revolutionary makes animation pretty fast especially with the mouseover hotkeys.

Bad about blender: it sometimes needs to be restarted due to the software equivalent of brain cramps, the reality is it's not a very polished program as you'd expect from free software. Also the viewport is brutally slow.  Importing and working with images isn't very intuitive, and it often feels like it'd be easier to just do it all in the compositor. 

Tip: don't have any hair particles visible while animating your IK skeleton, even in solid/wireframe mode.
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I always wonder why some of these companies don't just stay out of the stock market/acquisition arena but I guess the answer is just "money".
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New business card designs for a client (they're a live cover band)
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Right now we're focusing on Facebook and the official website which I'm almost done with. I will be using g+ to promote but I have to teach them how to use the site, I've found it's not as intuitive for a lot of my clients as FB is, although I personally think the multimedia integration is better here than FB

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Just to clarify when they say safety is "paramount" they mean "silly nonsense". 

https://www.comixology.com/The-Call/digital-comic/74469
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App design, Web design, digital comic book illustration.
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MC3PO, SBDANUTT, Young Chauncey, The Boot-Knockin' Mudokkon
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Comic book artist and writer, web designer, Flash aficionado, app designer.
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Comics - artist (illustration and digital painting), writer, I do two webcomics currently and am working on a print one.

I'm mainly a web designer, living in San Diego. Originally from the Bay Area - it's way more boring down here but I can't leave because the weather is amazing. 

Spend most days listening to music compulsively while building websites.  I work on my webcomics, 'Future Kings' and 'The Call' in my free time.   Love drawing and writing comic books, and  I also read them whenever possible. Favorite comic artists right now include Goran Parlov, John Romita Jr., Mignola, Rafael Grampa, and Paul Pope. Really too many greats to mention though. 

Got rid of cable 7 years ago when I realized there were TV shows about things like housewives arguing, but I do love Sons of Anarchy and Breaking Bad (which I really think is one of the best-made shows ever).

In the pursuit of improved art I don't play video games too much anymore, but Metal Gear Solid is my favorite franchise, followed by Uncharted.
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I have successfully avoided both political correctness and Jersey Shore. Write, paint and letter my own webcomic on a pretty regular schedule. 40+ pages in so far.
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Oakland - Vallejo - San Diego - Pleasanton