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Two magical days in Pilanesberg
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What an amazing experience!
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Florence is one of the few places in the world that is even better than advertised. The geometry, the art, the poetic beauty of history that unraveled in bursts of unparalleled intellectual achievements over the course of centuries. I think that I need more chocolate gelato so that I can appropriately process.
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I'd give anything to see this in person. Gorgeous! 
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+Google Maps  - I reported that the sushi restaurant I walk by at least 2x per day (you have the locational data from my phone to verify this) was closed via the Google Maps app on my +Android  phone. 

12 hours later I received this email response from a no-reply Google Maps account: 

Hi Steven Witt, 
Thank you for your suggestion. Upon reviewing your suggested change, we have decided not to apply your suggested change to How Do You Roll? at this time, as we found the existing details to be more appropriate. 
Thanks for your help,
The Google Maps team

I would be fascinated to learn more about the algorithmic decision process that occurred over the 12 hours between my app submission  and your email response.

As it stands, the result of your process was:
1) crowdsourced data from a Google Maps user was assessed to be garbage
2) you ensured that I am unlikely to waste time providing crowdsourced data to a Google service again
3) Google Maps continues to provide inaccurate data to users with an address and hours for a restaurant no longer business
4) the public Yelp listing that also states the restaurant is closed was apparently ignored (http://www.yelp.com/biz/how-do-you-roll-houston-2)

Brutal.
Sushi Bars in Houston, TX
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Friday night overlooking the Memorial Parkway after a brief rainstorm. #Houston  
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Just a couple hours left on Kickstarter for A World of Dew. Congrats +Benjamin Woerner - more than 500 backers and 10x your original goal!
 
$20,000!! ($20,944 as of this post!) We're getting +Ryan Macklin's Fate Conversion! If we hit $23,000 by midnight AZ time tonight we're going to also get +postworldgames jim pinto's Protocol Game for A World of Dew!

Woohoo!!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/381911690/a-world-of-dew-a-samurai-noir-role-playing-game
Samurai Noir. A sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. Play characters from your favorite Chambara films in a story-driven city.
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+Steven Witt - Thank you man! :D I'm blown away by the support for my little game.
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Goodnight sun! Discovery Green Houston.
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Sunset Discovery Green, downtown Houston
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Sunday morning in Amsterdam. Fall enters with a subtle arrival, a heraldic tapestry set to unwind a week hence.
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uhmm... as it should not, +Chuck Frownfelter  ...  :)
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And one of Slate's best articles ever.
Before any of the six entrants in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup had nudged a white pawn to e4, they’d already been hailed as the strongest collection of chess talent ever assembled. The tournament, held in St. Louis, featured the top three players in the game. The weakest competitor in the...
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Kudos for this awesome hackathon at MIT on Sat-Sun, Sep 20-21. As of tonight, there are tickets left for engineers/developers and designers.
 
This is awesome - I was just talking to someone last week about the lack of innovation in breast pumps, and that the perception is that it isn't glamorous enough or high growth market to go after as a business and investment opportunity. One month in to pumping, I can attest to the annoyance of the many parts, the noise, having to set up/sit down/clean up (and not having enough time while pumping to do much other than FB or an email or two). Woohoo MIT! http://www.bostonmagazine.com/health/blog/2014/09/10/mit-hosting-breast-pump-hackathon/
MIT is holding a breast pumping hackathon to encourage engineers to figure out a way to make the breast pump "not suck."
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Today's afternoon view from the San Jacinto Monument overlooking a portion of the battleground and the USS Texas. 
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Beautiful! Viva la Texas.
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Another great sunset from Houston's Discovery Green
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Data collection and analysis
Employment
  • Consultant, 2012 - present
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Favorite Quotes
  • There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.
  • Be the change that you want to see in the world.
  • Pretty much whatever Yogi Berra said
I am interested in
  • data analysis
  • finance
  • energy 
  • information technology
  • foreign affairs
  • national security
  • OODA loops
Bragging rights
Married to a brilliant, gorgeous woman with an accent. (Dreams do come true.)
Education
  • Harvard Kennedy School of Government
    MPA, 2004 - 2006
  • MIT Sloan School of Management
    MBA, 2003 - 2006
  • Macalester College
    Computer Science, 1995 - 1999
I just saw the owner dive over the counter and sprint 2 blocks to hand a doughnut to customer who forgot it. Not only is their Metropolis coffee superb, their customer service is unrivaled! Food: They serve Bennison's doughnuts, a stellar offering from a local bakery. I have never really been a coffee fan, and then one day I walked in and deeply inhaled the aroma of their Metropolis coffee offering. My day now begins when they open for business. 'Nuff said. Decor: Minimalist. Wall features paintings for sale by local artists. Service: Beverages are consistently excellent. Wait is never more than a couple minutes, even when the line backs up to the door.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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