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Victor Akujobi
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Attends Imperial College London
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Just got my custom url google.com/+VictorAkujobi woop woop
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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 know man. You know the funny thing, google drive is still my main backup. I know I'm crazy!!! How are you getting on? Post college life treating you well?
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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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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:
http://www.joshuabell.com/news/pulitzer-prize-winning-washington-post-feature

http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/bell.asp
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In my opinion, i do not think that people are ignorant and do not appreciate the talent and the beauty this world holds. If u see the contrast in this post you will see the reason for their behaviour. One is that the musician in the post is very famous and had sold out concerts which cost €100 per ticket. It is obvious that the people who go to his concerts are high class and comfortable people who have the time and money to absorb and enjoy the beauty of life and €100 is nothing to them. The people using the metro station are lower class individuals who need to work extra hard to have a stable standard of living some of them might even hold two jobs. So they do not have the time to waste to enjoy the beauty of this world. They need all the time that they can get to make as much money as they can to have a manageable life, to pay for rent, groceries etc.. The kids that stop to watch are young, innocent children who have no responsibilities in life yet. So we can see that there is always a reason behind every behaviour and action.
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Damn, she's good...
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yeah! man i 2nd dat....pure talent...
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Nice talk about body language
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I'm incredibly excited to start my new role at Yahoo! tomorrow: http://pressroom.yahoo.net/pr/ycorp/236553.aspx
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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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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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Nah man, none of this... Sigh Get off my lawn etc etc...
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Google+: new safety enhancements, now available for teens

Teens and young adults are the most active Internet users on the planet [1]. And surprise, surprise: they're also human beings who enjoy spending time with friends and family. Put these two things together and it's clear that teens will increasingly connect online. Unfortunately, online sharing is still second-rate for this age group.

In life, for instance, teens can share the right things with just the right people (like classmates, parents or close ties). Over time, the nuance and richness of selective sharing even promotes authenticity and accountability. Sadly, today’s most popular online tools are rigid and brittle by comparison, so teens end up over-sharing with all of their so-called “friends.”

With Google+, we want to help teens build meaningful connections online. We also want to provide features that foster safety alongside self-expression. Today we're doing both, for everyone who’s old enough for a Google Account (13+ in most countries [2]).

Safety starts with your circles
The difference between friends, acquaintances and strangers is a crucial one—especially for teens. Google+ includes circles to help people manage their different relationships, but we’re going a step further for our younger users.

Sharing content
With Google+ you can share privately with your circles, or publicly with the world. Posting something for everyone to see is a big deal, however, so when teens try and share outside their circles, we encourage them to think before they post. [Screenshot #1]

Receiving notifications
Google+ is a great place to connect with close friends, as well as discover others with common interests. We want to help people explore the community safely, however, so we give users control over who can contact them online. By default, only those in teens’ circles can say hello, and blocking someone is always just a click or two away. [Screenshot #2]

Hanging out with friends
Google+ Hangouts bring people together using live multi-person video, and the results range from heartwarming [3] to awe-inspiring [4]. However, we recognize that connecting face-to-face is special and serious, so if a stranger outside a teen’s circles joins the hangout, we temporarily remove the young adult, and give them a chance to rejoin. [Screenshot #3]

Our newly launched Google+ Safety Center [5] describes these and other changes in more detail, but our approach is straightforward: build awesome features that teens really want, encourage safe behavior through appropriate defaults and in-product help, and make abuse reporting tools easy to find and use.

People and pages for the young(er) at heart
The joy of real-life sharing lies in connecting with everything we care about—from family and friends, to businesses and brands. Teens, like adults, deserve a rich experience online, so today we’re welcoming some of their favorite individuals and organizations to the Google+ community. [6]

Between strong user protections and teen-focused content, it’s our hope that young adults will feel at home (and have some fun) on Google+. And of course, we do have at least one thing in common with our newest users: we’re both busy growing up.

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#googleplusupdate

[1] http://www.itu.int/ITU-D/ict/facts/2011/material/ICTFactsFigures2011.pdf
[2] http://support.google.com/plus/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=1350409
[3] Google+: Just hanging out together
[4] Highlights from the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu Google+ Hangout
[5] http://www.google.com/+/safety
[6] +106 and Park +A THIN LINE +AKB48 +Ashley Tisdale +Big Time Rush +Cody Simpson +ESPN +GLEE +Greyson Chance +Google Science Fair +Harry Shum Jr +The Hunger Games +Lea Michele +Mindless Behavior +Nickelodeon +Scotty McCreery +Selena Gomez +Shay Mitchell +Teen Vogue +The Annoying Orange +Material Girl Collection +Victoria Justice +Young Hollywood
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  • Mime Consulting
    Web developer, 2014 - present
  • Creme Software
    Software Developer/Data Analyst, 2012 - 2013
  • HEAnet
    Network Engineer Intern, 2011 - 2011
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Masters student Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology at Imperial College London
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  • Imperial College London
    Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology, 2013 - present
  • Dublin City University
    Physics and Biomedical Sciences, 2008 - 2012
  • Ennis Community College
    Leaving Certificate, 2006 - 2008
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