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Google is killing the gmail notifer taskbar app.  This displeases me, a lot.
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Nothing to monetize.
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Got an invite to tour SpaceX Mission Control.

So, uh, that just happened.
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Whoa, congrats!
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You should probably make sure you've opted-out, here:

https://plus.google.com/settings/endorsements
Google+ aims to make sharing on the web more like sharing in real life. Check out Circles, Events and Hangouts, just a few of the things we've been working on.
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It is bad because you will not be notified of when your personal information will be used.  However, if you have read their plan and feel that this is a 'fair trade', then go ahead and leave the box checked.

My opinion is that your personal information is the currency of the 21st century, and that most people are unaware that Google and Facebook are not 'free'.  I want full control of when my personal data is used, and, someday, hope that there will be a page where you can 'sell' your information in exchange for services, rather than the current 'ha, ha, no it is free, really' model.
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I need some properly trained servants for a LARP dinner.  Hrm.
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Unfortunately I'm not free that weekend either. 
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A bit of a drive, +Matthew Brenner, but the hours are flexible and you can work most of it from home.

http://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/npo/4016892647.html
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You know, I think it's a cool world where you can consider jobs like this! :D
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Bones.  BONES.   What have I DONE?  I'm never going to paint all of these things!
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In the past week, I have seen a surge of random strangers adding me to the circle, and it turns out most of them are fronts for companies.

It is very important for you to go to your Gmail settings, find the "Email via Google+" setting, and decide, NOW, who is allowed to email you via Google+.  The default setting is "Everyone".  this means total strangers can find you, circle you, and email you.

If that is fine with you, then leave it alone.  But you should still take some time to think about it.

Thank you.
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Thank you for pointing this out, Brian!
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I need some honest feedback on this short story.   Be gentle, but truthful.

http://vfocus.com/~bcj/Thirty-Five.pdf
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I like the overall structure of the story. The cuts to the backstory are a nice touch. But overall, the use of detail is inconsistent. In some places the details work. In others, they clash. For instance, Sierra and her father are identified as Portuguese. But their names and the non-English words they use are Spanish. It's also hard to understand the passage of time - the story simply flashes from one location to another, and those locations lack much in the way of description, which gives them a certain sameness.

And while some of the detail issues are minor, some are more important. For instance, I don't really understand what the team was moving that required them to use Panzers, given the amount of attention that they attracted to themselves.
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Have a G+ update. 

I am the new Programs & Marketing Coordinator at the Artisan's Asylum, a 40,000 square foot makerspace in Somerville, Ma.  This is an incredible job which, combined with my work for Artemis, puts me in 'dream job' territory.  No, I'm not being handed suitcases full of cash, and that is O.K.

Still single.

I'm also (still) the person in charge of the meal plan for Tales of Valor, a spiffy LARP that runs out in Western Massachusetts.  I, with the help of The Breakfast Don Quixote (note: a woman named Katherine) have wrangled the meal plan into offering a balanced set of healthy(er) meals, adding more veggies and more protein for the players.

I still get to actually LARP, too.

Working on my model railroad still, going to lay down the cork roadbed, which will enable me to start laying track.

Working on starting a tabletop wargaming group that delivers what I want from the hobby.  Narrative, juicy, scenery-chewing battles.

My car...is slowly dying.  I'm going to need to deal with this within a year.

And, lastly, the new friends and acquaintances I have been making as part of the new job means that I'm now bumping into people as I walk around Somerville.  Something that has not happened since I lived in Amherst, ages ago.

It is a nice feeling.

And there you go!
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There you go. Glad it's overall positive for you Brian!
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I have been offered the position of Marketing and Events Coordinator for the Artisan's Asylum.
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Just raising money.  ;)
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Happy birthday, +Wil Wheaton!  Watching ALL the tabletop, today, while preparing for Gencon.
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Unseelie Slurpee.
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