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Then +Andrew Oplinger​ could actually say he married a wilding from north of the Wall.


Republican presidential hopeful Scott Walker calls building a wall along the border between the US and Canada a
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+Adam Powell I.... it was beautiful..... 
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Hilarious. : )
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Four years!! I've been working on the magazine for four years! Longer than any "real" job I've ever had.  Check out and vote in our annual cover contest - Yes you the reader gets to pick our Anniversary cover!   #veuxmag   #magazine  #fashion 
 
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Because today I tried to register for the robotics session that our local library is offering and was refused based on the fact that I am a girl. Even after speaking to the Assistant Library Director Elaine De Bonis, where I explained that I have been participating in library programming since I was only a few months old I was still turned away. Mrs De Bonis explained to me that boys academic and literacy skills don't improve over the summer br...
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I've written a new article for Kings River Life Mag!  This one is about saying goodbye to the animals you foster... 
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Squidly!!!!!!
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Another shrimp of rainbow doooooom! 
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Version Control is Sexy

John Oliver can rant about infrastructure.

I'll rant about document version control and collaboration tools.  Many of the jobs I've had have required collaborative document writing and editing and I've come to realize that the question of who has the "master" document is the bane of my professional existence.

When I was still in private practice, I worked for a senior attorney who would edit pleadings and motions by making us all print it out, make individual edits by hand, and then give it to her assistant to incorporate.  While her assistant was inputting the changes, we had to sit there and wait (not that there was ever much downtime in a law firm...). This often resulted in working at 8 or 9 p.m. at night and a very frazzled legal secretary who had several attorneys breathing down her neck.

"Are you done yet? How about now?"

I introduced the team to Google Docs but they viewed it with a lot of suspicion (it was new technology, after all).  Most of the concerns were around security.  Lawyers are always harping on security and confidentiality; of course they don't recognize the irony of printing out reams of papers and carrying it around in bags and boxes.

Yeah, your banker's box is somehow magically sealed because you scrawled CONF in permanent marker on the label.

I've also had jobs where I've had to write large work papers or briefs with 3-4 teams, often times with people outside of my current company.  Typically, what happens is a draft is sent out to the teams for review and end up in the hands of a dozen or so people, who make edits on their own.  They send it back and some poor sucker is left holding the bag and trying to work in half a dozen edits and comments to create a new master draft.

(Never mind what happens if it turns out you've been editing from the wrong "master" document. Do you know what's not fun? Moving edits and comments from one "master" document to the more recent "master" document.)

Rinse. Repeat.

DraftDocument_V1_JaneEdits_SameepEdits_v2Company1_08312015.doc

Or the team liaison is tasked with taking their team edits, vetting it with the other teams, and then going back to their internal team with the changes.  Can you imagine editing a 40 page document with a third party, middle-person as the conduit?

Do you know how long that takes?! I do. I unfortunately do.

I wish more teams would use Google Docs or some other co-authoring/co-editing tool.  I wish people would get over their squeamishness about collaborative editing or that Google Doc would be able to somehow earn the trust of these big old school Fortune 500 companies (because the default still is Microsoft Word or SharePoint) and get on their internal IT security approval lists. 

Because it would honestly save companies hundreds of employee hours and hundreds of thousands of dollars.  And save me from all these grey hairs!
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+Jerry Morrison Yeah we live and die by Word's tracked changes!  And we love SharePoint's co-authoring abilities.  The problems really stem when we have to collaborate with people outside of our internal networks (e.g. third parties)!
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So... People keep saying diversity in the workplace matters because it presents valid view points which may be different than your own. I think bic might have been able to avoid this hilariously facepalm advert...
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I thought Bic might have learned their lesson after the reviews on this product went viral: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004F9QBE6

Guess not. 
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This airline seating arrangement could be a nice alternative to the middle seat... or a new form of hell.
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sounds just as bad as another idea i read a while back, standing room only flights...

http://jalopnik.com/5958986/europes-no-1-cheap-airline-wants-to-offer-standing-room-only-flights
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Between starting a new job, flying to Canada for a wedding, and the doing layout for two enormous issues - it's been a crazy week!  But super pleased with how these two books turned out!  
 
Need a little excitement to get you through the week?  Look no further!  ISSUE 24 is now LIVE!  Two amazing books to get absolutely lost in. Tearsheets will be sent out to the contributor who submitted the editorials in the next few days.

Blurb - Book 1 - standard magazine paper: http://www.blurb.com/b/6266963-issue-24-lost-found-book-1

Blurb - Book 2 - standard magazine paper: http://www.blurb.com/b/6266988-issue-24-lost-found-book-2

MagCloud - Book 1 - premium magazine paper: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/942231?__r=136655

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For those of us in the Northern hemisphere, June brings with it the end of the school year, the start of summer holidays, warmer weather and the adventures that accompany it. ...
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Home is where the heart is

Recently, my hometown of Sudbury was found to be the happiest place in Canada.  Of course Buzzfeed (being Buzzfeed) made a list about it.  They got a lot of it right - if you love the outdoors, there's no better place to be.  Beautiful lakes, fishing, hiking, skidooing, boating. They did miss  Science North (one of the best science centers in the world!) and Dynamic Earth in their rankings...

Sudbury is cheap and convenient.  You can drive from one end of town to the other in 30 minutes.  You can buy a 4 bedroom house for $250K with a massive yard and still have money left over for your pickup truck, boat, and skidoo.  And there is no better place to get wild blueberries than along the side of the highway in July.

I used to get asked a lot when I was moving back to Sudbury, like it was inevitable.  I didn't really have the heart to tell them never, if I could help it.  Sudbury just didn't make me happy because it didn't provide me with the things that I found to be fulfilling.

I like ballets, and orchestras, and shows, and (my latest obsession) escape rooms.  I like trying out new restaurants. The kind of career path I'm trying to forge isn't available in a small northern community.  I love the hustle and bustle of a big city.  I love not requiring a car.  I love having shops that are open on Sundays or 24 hours a day.  It's a rare day that I look at something and think "That's really cool, I'd like to try it" and not have the opportunity.

Sure, hiking and fishing are great - but as a once in a while thing and not an every weekend thing.  There's only so many times a month you can walk through Bell Park.  Going to Science North more than once a year might be pushing it.

I remember walking down the street, downtown Toronto with another ex-Sudbury friend, and the both of us feeling giddy in the big city.  It was energizing!  It was exciting!  It was....hella expensive!

I'm not saying I'm better than the folks who stayed.  I'm saying what makes me happy wasn't in Sudbury.  In some ways, I'm envious of those people - if Sudbury was my town, it would mean I could be living closer to my family. 

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The worst are the people who tell me "Oh, I could never move away from Sudbury and live apart from my parents. I love them too much."  pointed look  Pul-eeze.  I love my family too.  Get off your sanctimonious high horse.)

Sudbury was a phenomenal place to grow up.  For me, Sudbury is a wonderful place to be from.  It's a wonderful place to visit.  But it's not home.
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+Alexander Lucas  That's...so rude.  Maybe next time you should say something like "Hey man, no judging.  If incest is your thing, you rock that! Gotta keep the bloodlines strong, right?" wink 

Or not.

I'm lucky in that if I lived in Sudbury I could practice law.  People don't really understand that some people might want a job that's not in a mall or selling crap.  Not a lot of people in Sudbury have "careers" so much as "jobs", you know?  I don't want to work for the awful university in Sudbury (we have a long and sordid and terrible history together).  They don't get that Andrew kind of likes working at Google and may not want to do IT for a mining company.  I know so many people with advanced graduate degrees in Sudbury who are working as admin clerks or cashiers or bank tellers.
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I made this! :D
In Book 1, I interviewed Daniella Alonso - and inspired by #askhermore  , I did!  I also interviewed local makeup artist Chris Scott, who has made makeup easy and do-able.  In Book 2, we feature +Jason Bekolay 's butt (so gloriously captured by +Lori Ebbitt hehehe)
 
So much content that we had to split the issue up into two books!  Issue 23 is now launched and live!

Blurb - Book 1 - standard magazine paper: http://blur.by/1y8wVGI

Blurb - Book 2 - standard magazine paper: http://blur.by/1JmWi99

MagCloud - Book 1 - premium magazine paper: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/909975

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What does minimalism mean to you? There is a sense of freedom that comes with being able to bring fashion, words, and photography back to the basics. Conversely, the act also ...
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Education
  • Osgoode Hall Law School
    Juris Doctor
  • Laurentian University
    H. B.Sc. Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Laurentian University
    M.Sc. Biology
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
    Barrister-at-Law (2012)
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I help fix your legal problems, sell your product and get your creative works into the public consciousness
Employment
  • VEUX Magazine
    Editor, Layout Design, Writer, present
  • AVW Publishing Inc
    Director, present
  • Sherrida Personal Mgmt
    Talent, 2009 - 2012
  • Groia & Co
    Student at Law, 2011 - 2012
  • Alpert Law Firm
    Summer Law Student, 2010 - 2010
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Got 11x17 posters printed from them! From the quote phase all the way through to delivery, they were prompt, professional, and the posters came out perfectly. We've printed similar posters at other places and they've always had borders or the colors have not been rich, but the ones from AlphaGraphic came out exactly as we envisioned it.
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I am an experienced driver of 15+ years who needed to do her California behind-the-wheel test. I booked with A Precision Driving School because I needed a car for the test, they offered pick up and drop off, and it also included a 90 minute lesson. Sweet! My instructor was Raj. She was awesome. She was very calm and knew her stuff but also very friendly and personable. She gave lots advice on how to improve my driving, correcting bad habits that I had fallen into, and also gave me tips on the driving test itself since I didn't really know what to expect (I had done my first driving test many many years ago in Canada so things are a little different!) She was also very patient since the DMV was running a little behind schedule - I never felt like she was upset that we had wait, and we chatted the whole time. I passed the test no problems! Thanks Raj!
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Dr. Minami, Jasmine, and the staff are courteous, friendly, and professional. I'm a pretty social person and talking to Dr. Minami and the staff put me at ease right away. I felt like I was in very good hands they whole time. The appointment was not rushed, they took the most complete set of X-rays I've ever had done (I'm a new patient here, with new insurance), and explained everything they did every step of the way - it wasn't just random jabbing and poking. Every concern I had listed was acknowledged and dealt with, even if it was just in the form of an explanation. Dr. Minami checked for oral cancers too. The receptionist made sure everything was squared away with my insurance - it was as seamless and painful a dentist trip as ever! I also appreciated that they didn't try to "upsell" me on treatments I didn't need!
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I needed 6 keys copied and wandered into this shop after seeing the KEYS sign in the front. The place is delightfully disorganized and charming, with classical music playing. The owner is a quiet (and slightly deaf?) old gentleman who shuffles around the store and knows where everything is in the chaos. It is chaos. Don't try to find anything yourself. This is what your tool room would look like if it had been your grandfather's, passed to your father's, who let your older brother used it, and now it is yours. Prices were good and service was prompt. 6 keys took about 5 minutes, and cost $13. Tested them at home - they all work no problems.
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I tried Modvellum after purchasing a LivingSocial deal, and then later came back because they offered a deal on a second facial. I had Kaoutar the first time and liked her so much I booked my second one with her as well. She explained everything she was doing and was a warm, relaxing presence. The venue itself is very clean and cute. They aren't too pushy with the products which I appreciated.
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Needed to get Canadian passport photos done, which has different requirements than US passport photos. He knew exactly what those requirements were. The office is right by the Powell Stn, inside a gorgeous building (though the office itself is tricky to get to!). I was in and out within half an hour, and we chatted the whole time. He just took the photo with a point and click camera, no fancy lighting - so don't walk into here expecting reflectors and softboxes. He manipulates everything digitally, and then he keeps your photograph on file in case you need to come back for other forms of ID. What I care the most about when getting passport photos done is that it is not rejected by the processing agency. No problems with the photos from A Better Passport Photo. I received my renewed passport this morning. THANKS!
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I've gone to Ryan twice now. First time I wanted him to cut my straight long hair so that it would have side-swept bangs and he did a perfect job. Just the right length and thickness. The cut he gave me had a great natural shape! The scalp massage during the shampooing made me purr. Very relaxing!
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