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Simons Mith
Works at Aurora Metro Publications
Attended The prestigious Cruella de Vil College of Evil in Stoke Poges
Lived in 42.23144, -50.955033
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Post Index (about 75% done)
The linked index files make it easier to browse through, find and refind my posts. It's all maintained manually because G+ doesn't provide the elementary tools to do that automatically.

Amusing, or Pleasing (last updated January 2017)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/4_2QcB
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/h1mCdmuRbXV

Animated GIFs (last updated August 2016) https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/7dKDfKXWVQn

Artists - Original Content (last updated January 2017)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/QUXV9
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/7sFL4owwCqJ

Books and Writing (last updated January 2017)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/AzsTsB
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/LYmC6QDRhms

Dwarf Fortress (community) (last updated November 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/N33ZzynWdgJ

External Collections (last updated August 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/2EbSZggtSjr

Fantasy Writers (community) (last updated August 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/Jd2XxLeYZWc

Fantasy Writing (community) (last updated October 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/GL66KnCz8VN

Food and Drink (last updated December 2016)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/wOeUx
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/FSemy7uAHqK

Google+ User Feedback Archive (last updated October 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/DUanxsc7ya1

Interesting... (last updated June 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/NVFimsHMTzo

Mathematics and Computing (last updated January 2017)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/YSqKoBKn289

Memes and Text in Images (last updated December 2016, work in progress)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/EEQQ9
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/iFQtvYCqG7M

Mostly Astronomy (last updated December 2016)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/E5JWsB
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/JRX4xzQiqix

Music and Videos (WIP, last updated January 2017)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/wzPQ9
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/GQMBmyFc283

Pictures and Picture Flurries (WIP, last updated January 2017)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/EN61o
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/cqRpmgbK1f1

Pinned Posts (last updated January 2017)
Collection: https://plus.google.com/collection/Mix_o
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/FLyabAJWHgG

Star Wars D6 (community) (last updated December 2016)
Community: https://plus.google.com/communities/109192465386999311385
Index: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/jG8ihFhFw11

Tentacles (community) (last updated November 2016)
https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/4v9phnvfLU9
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Thanks for the recommendation +Simons Mith!
I couldn't agree more ;)
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Muhammad Ali
Cassius Clay

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But this is the image I intended to finish on.
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Succubus

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Incredible painting by Mark Molchan, posted late so people don't freak out.

Someone probably will anyway, instead of just unfollowing this Collection, which would just make it easier on everyone.
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I want to make a pun about sucing on my bus, but that seems childish...
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Second Macchu Picchu view, via +tomislav kostich 

(Oh, wait, first one has disappeared back into the stream as of June last year. Link: https://plus.google.com/104879277024913363852/posts/F7HVr2afvu1
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Octopus Costume

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The most adorable and perfect mimicking disguise. I think this octopus' mom taught him well.
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For decades, political scientist Gene Sharp has promoted nonviolent strategies for countering oppression
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Acorn Art

Yeah, a very scrambled mixture this time round...

#flurry   #gallery  via +Jyoti Q Dahiya 
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Fuck You by Marion Peck

A generically useful picture.

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A small collection of art by women.

This is "Fuck You" by American pop surrealist Marion Peck.
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Painted Tractor

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"Kontury I"
Painted tractor in Pyrenees, Latour de Carol, France,
by artist Patrik Prosko.
Photo by Patrik Prosko.
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Curvaceous Car

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Higgs Boson CGI

Sharing for the image here. It's just a computer-generated fractal, but quite a cool one. via https://www.shutterstock.com/g/sakkmesterke

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The Higgs Boson was spotted in an ultra-rare interaction between force-carrying particles called W-Bosons, which could explain how the Higgs boson imparts mass to other particles.
The Higgs Boson was spotted in an ultra-rare interaction between force-carrying particles called W-Bosons, which could explain how the Higgs boson imparts mass to other particles.
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Simons's Collections
Work
Occupation
Terrorist. (Reason here: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/saudi-arabia-declares-all-atheists-are-terrorists-in-new-law-to-crack-down-on-political-dissidents-9228389.html)
Skills
Technical writing, editing, proofreading, book layout and typesetting, ebooks, training and mentoring, computer system administration, HTML and CSS, hardware, software and network technical support.
Employment
  • Aurora Metro Publications
    2009 - present
  • The Open Emuversity
    Technical Author (contract), 2011
  • Lead
    Technical Author (contract), 2008
  • PowerGen Italia
    System Administrator, 1998 - 2004
  • Hair Fare
    Technical Writer (contract), 2006
  • Orbital Mind Control Lasers Inc.
    Field Testing, 2002
Places
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Previously
42.23144, -50.955033
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Story
Tagline
As we journey through life, discarding baggage along the way, we should keep an iron grip, to the very end, on the capacity for silliness. It preserves the soul from desiccation. - Humphrey Lyttelton
Introduction
I may not be as colorful as my avatar, but I do have better posture.

What to expect in my stream
I like to keep my feed as eclectic as I can, but certain posting trends are emerging. If Google+ ever gives us effective filtering tools, I'll try to be conscientious about tagging things into categories so that you can filter out the stuff you're not interested in. I don't categorically guarantee to keep what I post safe for work, but so far it mostly has been.

Sciency and computery stuff
I'm a sucker for sciency things, especially in areas I don't know much about. Maths, physics, astronomy, cryptography, computer programming, chemistry, geology, and anything else that comes my way. I'm interested in raytracing and CGI in general, computer art, fractals and cellular automata.

Pictures
This includes sci-fi and astronomy, cyberpunk, steampunk, fantasy, fine art, CGI, sculpture, and scenes of natural earthly beauty. Beautiful animals, plants, fungi, minerals, machines. Especially if they're _strange_ and beautiful. Beautiful women - or men, if I happen to chance across them. This seems only fair to me. :-) Silly pictures and memes too, sometimes.

Musical stuff
I love posting examples of high talent, and I also love especially unusual or entertaining pieces. It'll be a science-themed version of Bohemian Rhapsody one day, the Muppets the next, and then Mongolian throat-singing the day after, if that's what I find. Familiar pieces on unfamiliar instruments; unfamiliar works by familiar artists. One Song to the Tune of Another.

Silliness and satire
Silly images; daft cartoons; serious articles on improbable subjects. Improbable articles on serious subjects, especially if the silliness hides a worthwhile serious point. I have many comedy heroes, from Monty Python and Spike Milligan to Bill Bailey and Tom Lehrer. Expect some overlap with the other categories.

Worthy stuff like women's rights and LGBT issues
This is rarer, but if I come across something that deserves resharing I will reshare it. I'm privileged in all sorts of ways, so if I can help by spreading the word about some abuse suffered by a minority I may pass it on.

Politics and philosophy
Not so much of this, but not necessarily none at all. Just because I post something, especially something objectionable, doesn't necessarily mean I agree with it. But remember: objectionable speech is the only kind of speech that needs protecting. If we overlook that, we cede victory to the tyrants before any 'debate' has even started.

Post frequency
About one post per day, on average. Sometimes little flurries of a few posts on a single day. Image flurries usually have 20-30 posts, and happen every few weeks.

Where I post
Mostly in collections and as comments. I do make the occasional stray post of my own that I haven't decided how to categorise yet. I post system-specific RPG material in communities only - at present that's just Star Wars D6 content, which I post here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109192465386999311385
Other RPGs, such as EarthDawn, Golden Heroes, RuneQuest, Feng Shui or whatever, if I started posting about them I'd join a suitable community first. General RPG stuff has mostly been in the GM tips or map-making communities I follow, but may also be cross-posted, because there might sometimes be overlaps with my writing and/or mathematical interests.

How to contact me
First, I don't do hangouts with anyone. Just don't like 'em. Text communication is by far my most preferred channel. On G+, probably the best way to contact me privately is to create a post shared just with me, and for public contact just +mention me in a post.

Blocking policy
I cheerfully block and flag people who appear to be spammers. I block racists, bigots, sexists and the barely-literate, and if your posts lead me back to your website, and your website fires popups at me, I'll block you and your entire domain. I also block the perpetrators of clickbait. Web site writers take note: web sites are ten thousand a penny. I don't have to visit the same site twice in my lifetime if I don't want to, so I have a merciless one-strike policy. One popup, one auto-playing video, one sliding pane, or any other piece of modern HTML gimmickry and you're banned forever more, and good riddance.

Deletion and locking policy
My general motivation for deleting, moving or locking content is housekeeping rather than censorship of any kind. If I delete a post it's usually within minutes of creation, often where I've made a setup mistake; then I'll redo the post properly. Long-standing posts may be removed if all the content vanishes and I can't recreate it - no point keeping a blank post. Posts which are in some way sensitive may have their viewership restricted as I deem appropriate. (Happens about once a year.) Junk and worthless comments may be silently deleted and their owners blocked. Comments or resharing may be turned off if an old thread starts to attract off-topic attention. Everything else is likely to stay even if it's embarrassing or contentious.
Bragging rights
I am pledged to use my evil somewhat for good!
Education
  • The prestigious Cruella de Vil College of Evil in Stoke Poges
    System Administration
  • University of Neasden
    Maniacal Engineering
  • Shepparton College of Hair Design and Beauty
    Moths, Psychics, Chemiserie
Basic Information
Gender
Mayonnaise
Looking for
Friends, Dating, A relationship, Networking
Birthday
January 1, 1890
Other names
104879277024913363852, a_liar, not simon.smith@cableinet.co.uk