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Simón Ruiz
Worked at Canterbury School
Attended Bloomington High School North
Lives in Fort Wayne, IN
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Stupid, stupid mistake... forgot my camera out on a tripod (taking continuous 30 second exposure pictures) while camping. Nobody stole it (thank God!) but it got rained on. :-(
Got it sealed in a plastic bag with a bunch of silica gel packets to see if that might help. sigh This may turn out to be one stupid, expensive mistake...
Hope the pictures I got are worth it!
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Get a Pentax next time, weather and dust sealed:) I have a Pentax k200 that works like a champ. 
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I was already quite proud of the young men whom I mentor in Canterbury School's High School Robotics Club, the Canterbury Automated Vehicle Society (CAVS), well before yesterday's championship tournament began. However, I am now quite happy to see their efforts publicly recognized and rewarded.
Their robot and driving skills won them this year's Youth B.O.T. (http://www.youthbot.org/) championship tournament first place trophy! (left)
Above and beyond that, their continuously improved robot design (engineering mechanisms to address each of the game's challenges) and their commendable sportsmanship (remarked upon by competing teams) earned them the judge's choice Technical Award trophy (right) for the second year in a row; quite surprising as this is an honor which is traditionally not awarded to the first place winners.
What an amazing end of the season for these bright and hard working young men. And what a crowning achievement for my two Seniors!
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Thanks; I'd like to think I've had some small positive influence on these boys. I've been privileged to see them grow over the past few years, and I'm honored to share in their experience. :-)
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Agreed. I can't think of anything creepier.
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Did you add me to a circle despite not knowing me? Why?

I've got a stream, lately, of notifications that people are adding me to their Google+ circles. (A few days ago, over 40 people added me, 28 of them on a single notification e-mail).

Thing is, the overwhelming majority of these new notifications—unlike the first stream of notifications when I first joing G+—are from people I don't actually know.

Is anyone else in this same boat? Any theories as to why?

The one I have is that, since I'm on a lot of mailing lists, my e-mail address may be in people's contact lists and that some people are just automatedly adding their entire contact lists...?

I realize it doesn't hurt to have a bunch of people I don't know adding me, and that I don't need to reciprocate, and that I can write a filter so Gmail doesn't bug me constantly about this, but I'm curious.
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+Mohammed Firdaus Halim: Ah! Right on. That seems to explain it. :-) +Vern Ceder It's not a problem, I was just a little weirded out by the sudden popularity.
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An incredibly geeky weekend awaits. :-)
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Good luck!
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My face, by Rob Ludwick
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You did, silly.
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Who's got two thumbs and an LPI certification?
points at himself with both thumbs This guy! :-D
(Hardest exam I've ever taken. whew! I'm not used to not having documentation at hand when I'm working on this stuff, nor to using paper and pencil.)
#indianalinuxfest
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Congrats! LPI!
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We're such dorks
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Current students of mine: I will not add you on any online social networking tools I use. No "friending" on Facebook, no "circling" on G+.

It's nothing personal, just a policy I follow for professional reasons.

Try again after you graduate, if you like, and the situation will be different.
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    2000
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