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Robert McMahan
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Inspiration stems from interaction with others and is undeniably rooted in social clustering. Human nature drives this need for a connection with other people and sparks a desire to communicate in some form. Those that live in solitude away from this mingling are far less likely to be as creative as those forced into cramped spaces within dense cities. Even though there is this uneasy absence of personal space it creates multiple opportunities for thought waves to cross paths. Ideas being whirled around in a mixer are then poured out into the martini glass of intellectual brilliance. Sparks fly as the blades of intellect cross paths and the life blood of creative thought gushes outward into the open air. Time is limited here and everyone is always seeking the best way to spend it, wanting nothing more than to leave a legacy behind; a reason to have lived, a purpose for existing. Being a part of something larger than one's self is human instinct bored into the heart of what we call a soul and living there with no hope of ever overcoming this feeling. If you try to fight the current you will only languish and drown, but if you follow it, a pool of existence awaits at the other end and if auspicious an ocean of endless aspirations.
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Faced with a decision in life sometimes it’s hard to choose the right path. Be it simpler to set sail with the wind or do nothing at all, those decisions make us who we are as people. Conscious obligations or uncaring indecision light the path toward future events. Karma as some prefer to call it, but it seems more appropriate to describe it as the ebb and flow of life’s stream; slowing carrying us in the direction of the ocean and forcing us to make that ultimate decision, sink or swim. There is always a feeling deep inside that guides with accuracy that is at times frighteningly exact; a kind of internal nagging at thoughts that always seems to give the right answers. It becomes choice only after hearing this voice and walking into the tide or against it; struggling against the thought of submitting to your own will or giving in to what is known to be correct. It seems a natural progression to wrestle with it for a while and take into your own hands the fate that was given to you, free will. Becoming aware of self and slowly understanding who it is we are and that which sets us apart from the rest. Given this new power the mind repeatedly seeks out adventure and new experiences during which we slowly become aware of ourselves and what matters most to us. Eventually this road leads to a realization, sometimes an epiphany and others a growing understanding, but all the same it comes to a fork. The direction chosen at this point given all the knowledge of having lived through an array of different emotions and experiences is an important one. Learn from past mistakes, grow into your own, and live a life fulfilled or continue down a path that only leads back to where you once were. The choice seems simple in retrospect, but the reality of it is that the choice is still ours to make and there are many that make the mistake of hitting the restart button; starting over on their journey alone, everyone else having decided to continue forward. Keep your head in the present and let go of resentment; dwelling within the fiction of changing what’s already done is a useless endeavor. Instead, strive to undo what was done wrong in the past by changing who you are in the present.

Other writings and photography:
http://paper.blackwire.io/
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For a while now I've been working on a project I put together, but until now it didn't had a face. Well, now it does. Presenting The Paper Wire Project
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Photo and writing: http://goo.gl/EvbcA
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Something fun and also very helpful if you're looking to create a unique name for a business or web domain. This online application takes several words that you input, splices them all together, and outputs an array of new words. Some of these strange looking words are actually very clever and can really help you out while brainstorming for a unique name. Give it a go!

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Random Word Generator: http://goo.gl/Zr2PG

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#random   #names   #domainnames   #domain   #website   #businessname   #uniquename  
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Talks of the open society that is springing up all around us have started to pop up here and there, but no one could have explained it better than this man. I love the idea of life moving in this direction and completely agree with every viewpoint he's brought up. Have a watch and I promise you won't be disappointed.

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http://on.ted.com/a1ZR

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#ted   #openworld   #information   #collaboration  
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If you use an android phone then you'll really love AirDroid. A fantastic application that allows you to do everything you would normally do on your phone from your computer such as texting, checking contacts, and looking at photos. It also makes transferring files to and from your phone on any OS a snap including pictures, ringtones, music, and more. Very organized and wonderfully designed, this app gets 5 stars in my book.

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Air Droid: http://goo.gl/QKAtm

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#androidapps   #android   #airdroid   #mobilefiletransfer   #keyboardtexting
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Open source is inspiring imagination throughout the world. A group of developers created an open source motherboard of sorts that's being used everyday in amazing projects. It's a part of a whole in the creation anything from watches that connect to your phone via bluetooth and display messages on your mobile to satellites that could one day be floating overhead. A thriving new community of intelligent DIYers that were given the open source tools to bring their imagination to life has sprung up and websites like Make and Instructables continue to build thriving communities around these imaginative people. Technology and the capabilities of others always keep me locked in to the world around me out of curiosity and pure astonishment. The growth of humanity and the capacity for knowledge seems to be ever expanding upwards toward the sky along with our willingness to work more collectively in an effort to better ourselves and those around us. It's my sincere hope this never changes.

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Instructables Community: http://www.instructables.com/
Make Community: http://makezine.com/
Mossimo Banzi ( a co-creator of arduino ) Ted Video: http://goo.gl/jBHvX

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#opensource   #tedtalk   #imagination   #diy   #technology  
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Those little things in life that just make you smile. Something as simple as a bird on the handlebars of a stranger's bike can strike a feeling inside that begs to be captured. The world through my eyes and the adventure within the everyday is contained within a simple photograph. This exploration continues with each consecutive shot, bursting from the side of one image to form another with equal importance but an all together separate emotion. Continue this journey with me and as you stare into my world feel free to let your mind wander through the pages of my life.

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http://goo.gl/qNbxa

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#journey   #photography   #blackandwhite   #art
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Hey, that's not a hat... and where do you think you're going with my memory card?

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#newcamera   #nikon   #d7000   #totoro  
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