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Daniel Corbett
Software Architect / Engineer, into Agile, C#.Net, Cloud Dev, O/O development, and more.
Software Architect / Engineer, into Agile, C#.Net, Cloud Dev, O/O development, and more.
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My awesome wife's blog post ...
For those that did not catch my late night post, here is my review of +Moog Music Inc Mother-32 synthesizer. 

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Just to note to people this is the third hurricane in 5 years for the mid-atlantic. This is exactly the type of thing global warming causes. Increase frequency of extreme weather events. I should note, the projections may be conservative, as this storm is already exceeding them. It was not supposed to hit category 3 until saturday earlier in the day. The National Hurricane Center said there are "no limiting factors" for this hurricane to increase in intensity. So excuse me while I freak out.

Just to note for everybody concerned. 1. I am on high ground. 2. I live in an all brick row house. 3. DC is inland enough to soften the blow of a hurricane. 

With all that being said. I DO have friends in Virginia Beach, and it seems like Isabel that is where it is most likely to hit first. I saw the damage Sandy did, and in terms of hurricane intensity, it was not nearly as significant as this, it was just a very big storm.

Also important to note, the part which is being left of the news is the fact a very large storm system basically parked itself on the east coast independent of the hurricane. This has ALREADY caused significant flooding and storm damage in many places, and the east coast right now is pretty saturated in rain which increases the risks with a major storm like Hurricane Joaquin. 

I would like to say I am not worried about this storm. That would be a lie. I saw friends lose their homes and businesses to Sandy a few years ago in NYC/NJ, and this is looking like the potential to be a much worse storm. 

#hurricanejoaquin

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A agree entirely with my wife's comments.
Syntetic Theater is a DC Area Arts Treasure
Both Fox and the WSJ have no taste, and no appreciation for art. This is not the least bit surprising from conservatives though. I have been to many Synetic's silent Shakespeare productions, as well as many others from the company, and they are for the most part some of the best theater performances I have ever been too. I have been calling Synetic the DC areas hidden secret for some time. Synetic is just as much a dance troupe as it is a theatrical group, and that part is missed in these screeds. It should be noted Shakespeare has been adapted to Ballet since at least 1935, so the concept of blending Shakespeare with dance (and removing the words) is anything but new. The contemporary approach to dance and theater may not suit all tastes, but  it is without question a form of fine art. Shakespeare has been interpreted and re-interpreted many times over, in the form of Operas (18), Ballets (6), and contemporary film, both explicitly and loosely based on his works. What Synetic does is not the lowest common denominator, but possibly one of the highest. It targets the universality of the stories, in a production that provides some of the best dance, set work, and music from an independent theater group in the country. This group is provided federal funding for a reason, because they have done a significant amount of work to advance the arts. This is frequently an innovative theater, that is willing to take risks. 
If you are ever in DC, and Synetic has a production running, go see it. The company is a national treasure, and a large reason I have not left DC. 

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So true!

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Very sad...   but I believe it, unfortunately.

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Haha!

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Wow... this is interesting!   The Vagus nerve apparently is a transfer point for Parkinson's disease from the gastrointestinal tract.
Parkinson's May Begin in Gut and Spread to the Brain Via the Vagus Nerve

A major epidemiological registry-based study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital indicates that Parkinson's disease begins in the gastrointestinal tract; the study is the largest in the field so far.

The research is in Annals of Neurology. (full access paywall)

#neurology   #parkinsons  

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Interesting...   Check this out!  :)
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