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+500px is offering a 25% discount on prints for the remainder of the weekend. Spring's a time for celebrating renewal. What better way than to renew your boring walls with some great art? 

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Will Google Hangouts ever not be terrible?

Firstly, there is no native Mac client (nor Windows, but, I can't sincerely care about that). This makes zero sense. There are iPad and iPhone clients. You have to be basically the worst developer ever to not share the majority of your code between a Mac and iOS app. It can't be more than a few days work to write a UI for a Mac version of the iOS app, especially for Google. Their UI's are universally awful particularly at launch so the expectations are already low.

AND

- I'm sitting here on the Google+ page and I know for a fact there is an incoming message from someone in a hangout that I have not yet seen. I just got the notification on my phone. Yet there is no indicator whatsoever on this page that there is such a message waiting. Nothing.

HOWEVER

Eventually, and with seemingly no relationship to anything important (like timeliness) a chat window will eventually pop up if that person continues to send messages.

Google, you built G+ by ripping off facebook left and right. Why stop now? Facebook chat works better than this. That's pretty sad (but not surprising.)

And get us native clients. The web is still a terrible application platform and will be for another decade at least. If you can't be arsed to port the iOS client to the Mac App Store with even exactly the same UI, at least open the proper APIs so someone can write their own client.
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Conduits of Cellulose and Steel on a Brick Wall

Well, probably steel. Or aluminum. Whatever. Steel is the coolest sounding typical metal for a title :P

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Flower Soaking in Sunlight

The calendar says spring, but, the light says summmmmer!

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Very rare pic...
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You know you're a camera geek when... you have a Siemens star hanging in your closet at all times.
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It's not about making an image nobody else has ever made. It's about making one that you have never made. It's not about saying something unique. It is enough to say it again, in your own way. Then, your work is uniquely personal. But, don't go looking for what makes you stand out. Just do things the way you feel they should be done. Speak with your own accent naturally. Personality is a quality of art that is so subtle that searching for it deliberately in your own work will smother it. You will only be lost so long as you seek your self.


…or something like that.
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Abandoned at the Doorstep

Hipster title alert.

Also, I'm just blasting these out today amirite? Yea. Maybe this is the last one.

Maybe.

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No. Nothing personal, but, I reserve such interactions for people I know.
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Borg Cube has Landed ... in Salt Lake City, apparently. 

I mean sure, it's purportedly a new federal courthouse. But I swear... take a walk around this monolith and you may be concerned about uninvited assimilation taking place.

One of these days I'll have to head down here with a proper architecture setup and do this place the ominous justice it deserves.
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I've got mixed feelings about it. Walking around it, it looks better. You can't see the detail in the grating that's covering the whole thing from the road, for example.

And for all I know, it is entirely functional, super efficient, or whatever. I dunno. Sometimes buildings like this take a little time to learn to appreciate. Sometimes they are just bad.
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I've owned five different D800 bodies...
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Springtime Cliché

Well, we can't resist all of the cliché images, can we? We may not get (much of) the sakura over here, but, we get... something. Something that smells odd and honestly, I imagine it's some kind of fruit tree, but, I'm sure this particular tree never actually produces any notable fruits. Maybe it's apricots? Plums?

When I was a kid my grandmother would sing me this song about apricot trees at seemingly random times (we had a blossoming tree at her home, but, it was apples, not apricots) which went something like...

I looked out the window, and what did I see?
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree!
Spring had brought me such a nice surprise,
Blossoms popping right before my eyes.
I could take an armful and make a treat,
A popcorn ball that would smell so sweet.
It wasn't really so, but it seemed to be
Popcorn popping on the apricot tree.

And by "something" I mean "exactly." 

Also, this pic seems popular over on 500px. Maybe you haunt that site? http://500px.com/photo/66437997
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My primary interests are on the creative side. I write poetry, create artistic images, and engineer software.

I taught myself to write software and became a Sr. Software Engineer.  Next I'm teaching myself photography and have no idea what will come of that.

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