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Ben Collins-Sussman
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programmer, Googler, composer, banjo player, book author, public speaker, radio ham, interactive fiction writer, photographer, dad
programmer, Googler, composer, banjo player, book author, public speaker, radio ham, interactive fiction writer, photographer, dad

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O hello there , is the the corrosion group? :-)

I too experienced corroded contacts after about 2 months of use , to the point where I couldn’t charge anymore. Sent it back and the contacts were replaced. But after another 3 weeks, I’m starting to see corrosion again. I’ve taken to keeping a piece of electrical tape over the contacts while I’m wearing the watch, just to protect them from my sweat. Not sure it’s going to work, though. Would love to hear if/when anybody receives a non-corroding back at some point.

Pictured below: my original back, before it got replaced.

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The end of summer.
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Attempting to miniaturize my sketch-in-the-field equipment -- a tiny 7.5" x 6" sketchbook, a tiny watercolor kit, and a tin containing a single mechanical pencil, a fountain pen, a ink brush pen, and a water brush. It all fits into my trenchcoat pocket
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2015-11-01
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The 2nd edition of our book is out! We expanded the contents and tried to make it less software-engineering specific, so as to be useful to a broader audience -- hence the title change from "Team Geek" to "Debugging Teams".
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Division Street, Chicago
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Calder's Flamingo
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Trying out a quick-sketch method using fountain pen and brush pen -- exercises in monotone.
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2015-09-02
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Today is the 100th anniversary of the worst Great Lakes disaster in US history -- and it happened on the Chicago river, just a couple blocks away.  The SS Eastland capsized while people were boarding for a summer company cruise and picnic , and 844 people drowned -- mostly immigrants working for Western Electric.  (My own great grandfather was late for boarding, arriving after the disaster already happened!)

In 2012 a few of us wrote a musical about the event, performed at Lookingglass Theater.  This weekend a few songs from the show will be sung down at the riverfront as part of a 100th anniversary memorial event.  The event is open to the public -- Saturday at 8:30pm, right on the new riverwalk at Clark and Wacker.  If you're in Chicago, stop on by.

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Bring your kids to Daley Plaza today! Google is running a huge science fair full of amazing STEM activities for kids! #GeekStreet
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