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My new profile is all set up ... so please follow it back :-) I'll try to phase this one out over the next couple of days ...
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Done. Not sure I have the brainpower ATM to switch mine over to my Google Apps account, may just leave it with this Gmail addy and not worry about it.
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I have to admit ... I've never seen anything cast a shadow on the sky! The photo of Mt. Rainier is spectacular! (linked from http://findout.rei.com/blog_detail/?contentid=7951254425215701969)
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There's a lot that we don't know. And that's not a bad thing, so long as we remember what it is we don't know.
There is an awful lot we don't know about a user visiting our website. For example, almost everything. And we know less and less every day as the web gets bigger and its users more diverse. Let's acco...
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When it comes to making a sale, creating a positive customer experience and building a relationship is what it's all about.
Des Traynor, COO of Intercom, stresses the importance of good customer communication and explains how to connect to your customers to turn them from idle browsers into active, loyal and passionate vis...
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Awesome article by a long-time friend of mine.
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That's an excellent article. He made a point that I am constantly amazed that (almost?) nobody in the media makes, but he didn't even take it far enough (at least not explicitly) and that is that "It is in the 1%'s enlightened self interest to ensure that our society is "healthy, stable, educated, infrastructurally connected and employed" otherwise it will be much harder for them to continue to generate income in the 99% percentile range.
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Read this before it goes away.

It's a very interesting (and educational) read.
Stevey's Google Platforms Rant I was at Amazon for about six and a half years, and now I've been at Google for that long. One thing that struck me…
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Wish I could see (and photograph) something this cool!
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Double Arches

The first photo I posted on Google+ was actually my second attempt to take this shot. This is the first.

I had visualized this shot for almost a year before the conditions all came together to allow me to take it -- a clear moonless night, the Milky Way in the right position and, most difficult (for me), the time to make the run up to Joshua Tree National Park to take it. When the conditions all materialized, I called my good friend/ adventurer/ photographer +Phillip Colla and off we went on the 3 1/2 hour drive. We shot until 2:30 a.m., drove back home and both went to work the next day.

Notice I didn't say we worked the next day; just that we went to work.

This is a six-shot panorama. For each shot, the shutter was open for 30 seconds, during which we time light-paint the arch for a few of those moments. All very scientifical/artistical. Sorta.

I like this version better than the one I posted earlier, which was taken a month (OK, one lunar cycle) later, because the Milky Way is a bit lower and, therefore, further left so it echos the rock arch a bit more closely. (That has nothing to do with being taken one lunar cycle earlier; Unlike the moon and the sun, the Milky Way alway rises in the exact same spot and follows the exact same path across the sky.) I also processed it with new (for me) software - Nik's Dfine for noise reduction, and Viveza for color and lighting. Even though the lighting on the rocks is a bit too harsh, overall I'm much happier with this version. Just gives me a reason to go back next year.

And . . . I'm hoping to boost the number of people in my circles; so please feel free to share. Thanks!
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To all of my new Circlers .. followers ... Google+ers ... whatever we call ourselves:

It seems Google is enabling Google+ for Apps users over the next few days. That means I'll be gradually migrating all of my stuff from here to my other account (assuming Google sticks with their regular MO and doesn't let me simply merge the accounts).

So don't be shocked if another "Eric Mann" who bears a striking resemblance to me re-adds you to his circles in a day or so. :-) Feel free to do the same!
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Not so sure a contact lens + haptic feedback + a 360-degree treadmill = my own personal holodeck ... but it's still an intriguing concept. I think I'd be interested in testing a real-time head's up display/augmented reality system some day. Just not today :-)
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Birth Pangs
LkCa 15 b is a young planet, so young in fact it is still in the process of forming. Surrounded by a swath of cooler dust and gas which continues to add to it's mass, the hot protoplanet is an example of the youngest planet observed while it's forming. Astronomers from the W.M. Keck Observatory used the adaptive power of Keck's 10-meter telescopes and a technique called aperture mask interferometry to observe the young planet. The adaptive optics allow astronomers to use a deformable mirror to rapidly correct for atmospheric distortions of starlight while the interferometry involves placing a small mask with several apertures in the path of the collected light, which allows the astronomers to manipulate the light waves.

"It’s like we have an array of small mirrors,” said Kraus. “We can manipulate the light and cancel out distortions.” The technique allows the astronomers to cancel out the bright light of stars. They can then resolve disks of dust around stars and see gaps in the dusty layers where protoplanets may be hiding."

http://keckobservatory.org/news/first_close-up_view_of_a_planet_being_formed/
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Today we officially launched a sneak peak of our new website. The existing one is http://hawksoftinc.com. The new one is at http://beta.hawksoftinc.com. Take a look at the before and after and let me know what you think!
The HawkSoft Client Management System provides the independent insurance agency with the tools they need to manage their paper, their customer and their agency. HawkSoft Client Management System take...
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I accidentally left one of my favorite coffee mugs in the office when I left my last job. Thankfully, a friend still at the company was able to rescue it for me!
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You're welcome :P
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