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Victor Akujobi
Masters student Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London
Masters student Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London

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Just got my custom url woop woop

Damn ain't I lucky. Yesterday, I did a rm -rf * from my desktop instead of the wordpress directory and I lost all the files on my desktop. For my non UN*X oriented friends, I did a recursive remove of all the files on my desktop. I thought I lost all my photos, but fortunately,  Adobe Lightroom kept a duplicate copy of my RAW (digital negatives) files in my Photos directory. I did in fact lose my Final Year Project Files, but I have the report itself saved in Dropbox, and a few books in pdf format that I had previously saved. The main issue right now is that I lost my Photoshop installer files which I could get back in the future anyways.

So all in all, I got a clean desktop anyways so I'm not feeling that bad!!
Never again. Time Machine, Here I come!!

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I have to seriously admit, Google's on a roll. Chrome on iOS is pretty much my default browser on the iPad, that swipe to change tabs thing? They totally stole it from my head. Don't even get me started about tab syncing across multiple devices, and finally I just got the new Google Plus iOS app and my mind has been blown. Mountain View definitely has something going here and I'm extremely impressed.

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Sometimes, the best camera is the one you have with you. I spotted them rollerblading while handcuffed together in an effort to raise money for charity. I didn't have my K-r, so I shot it on my HTC Desire. I've spent ages in lightroom and photoshop but cant make any good come out of it :( If you were in my shoes, what would you do to improve the quality of these images
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Care for another 'urban legend'? This was has been verified as true by a couple sources.

A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?

Thanks +Kyle Salewski providing the actual video link here:
Stop and Hear the Music

+Christine Jacinta Cabalo Points out that Joshua Bell has this story on his website:

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RIP Whitney.

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Damn, she's good...

Just updated Chrome to 16.0.912.77 on the mac, is it me or does anyone else find it much snappier?
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