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Chris Ball
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Lives in Boston, MA, USA
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Our yearly donations: 8 years and 8%: Always giving more. May you find the happiness of giving in the new year! http://madprime.org/articles/2013/12/eight-years-and-eight-percent-always-giving-more/ 
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Merry Christmas from France.  :-)
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+Madeleine Ball Actually, that was just trying to rescue the image after the top right branches were blown out (for the walking one)
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Straight out of camera (okay, phone) with the HTC One's HDR mode. Pretty good!
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Makes me miss Cambridge a little bit
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+Madeleine Ball found a huge cicada that had come to visit our (eighth floor) balcony this morning.  I got out the macro enlarger lens and took photos..
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Pleasant St; Cambridge, MA.
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I've walked up and down pleasant st quite a few times, there's a hotel at the end of it where I'd sometimes stay. Most inconvenient hotel in cambridge, far from anything of interest.

I guess that's why it always had a reasonably priced room for me :-(
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Hey, I have a working cell phone again! Now to listen to voicemail from the last month..
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Rebuild; Cambridge, MA.

You don't usually get to see all the way into a building from across the street.  This is a nail salon ("Glamourama") at the corner of Broadway and Columbia.  Two months ago the building was hit by a car head-on in the middle of the night -- you can see the way the front door has crumpled.  It's been closed since, and they're repairing the structural damage now.
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Beat The Belt; Cambridge, MA.

Beat the Belt, a 1980 mural by Bernard LaCasse, on the side of the Shell Station at 727 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA. Commemorates successful citizen resistance to the Inner Belt highway (I-95) that was proposed to run through Cambridge; the project was cancelled.

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+Gregory Russo It's on the side of the Micro Center building (Magazine St and Mem Drive).  I like the poetic choice to put Hubway bikes there.  :-)
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  • FlightCar
    VP of Engineering, 2013 - present
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Free software, Linux, photography, ethics, guitar, vegan food, bicycles.
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I work on software for FlightCar, and previously for One Laptop Per Child. I maintain the Linux kernel's SD card subsystem. I enjoy vegan food, classical guitar, photography, Python and JavaScript, and bicycles.
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Brighton, England - Cambridge, England - London, England - Manchester, England