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Ben Collins-Sussman
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California blood moon. ISO 200, f/11, 40 sec.
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very nice
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Looks to be forty years old -- I'd be surprised if it weren't out of order.
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This is a nice pic. Not to mention the weather is really nice today even though its cloudy now.
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Artwork du jour... A portrait of +Harper Reed done on my flight today. cc +Bridget Nicholson.
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You are rapidly improving! Nice work!
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Amused at mags calling RasPi a "microcomputer". That's what they called my Apple II about 30 years ago.
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I still have the floppy with the game that I coded in AppleSoft Basic in 8th grade to win a school contest. I used an Apple IIc.

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    Software Engineer / Eng Manager, 2005 - present
  • Collabnet
    Software Engineer, 2000 - 2005
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programmer, Googler, composer, banjo player, book author, public speaker, radio ham, interactive fiction writer, photographer, dad
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I'm a programmer and musician; I live in Chicago with my wife, kids, and cats.

My friends tease me that I "collect hobbies", but everything I do seems to have three common themes:

  • Art vs. Science: I like activities that require combining both technical problem-solving and artfulness.
  • Collaboration: If the activity isn't social, I'm not very interested.
  • World-building: I like creating and exploring pocket universes.
For details, see my Website.
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  • University of Chicago
    Mathematics, 1990 - 1994
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Ben Sussman
The anonymous reviewer who said it was "overpriced" is simply ignorant: this is what real food costs. Real food raised on local farms, one animal at a time, as humanely as possible. No industrial assembly-line cranking out slime-filled "meat". Whole Foods certainly is a nice halfway point between real and industrial food, but it's still not as tasty. I've bought steaks and burgers from both Whole Foods and Butcher and Larder on the same day and the taste-test comparisons were really striking. This is what real food costs, but also what real food tastes like. I'm a repeat customer, and guests at my cookout have been repeatedly stunned at the quality of what I serve them. You get what you pay for, and you get to support a family business doing right by the world too.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Visiting NYC on business, I came here on the recommendation of a friend. He claimed it was "the best Chinese food in all of Manhattan". And holy smokes, I have to agree! Every single dish was just AMAZING. The flavors were so intense and perfect that every time we tried a new dish, our conversation would just come to a halt; there would be a quiet pause of awe as we tasted the food. Not surprisingly, we were the only non-Chinese folk in there, which I suspect is a good sign about the quality and legitimacy of the place. I plan to come here on every future business trip.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
I've been coming here for my "birthday lunch" with co-workers every year, for 10 years now. A real tradition. I love this place -- it's like a museum, the last remnant of a thriving jewish immigrant neighborhood that was here half a century ago. The menus haven't changed (literally -- the signs on the wall are like 70 years old!), and the food is the most awesome jewish comfort food ever. Get the corned beef or pastrami, and your life will be complete.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Poor to fairService: Good
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I checked into the Harbor Court hotel craving sushi, and by serendipity Google+ tells me that one of the best sushi restaurants in the city is *right next door*. Amazing. The food was simply incredible -- really fresh ingredients put together creatively. Every dish was outstanding and a taste experience. Quite pricey, but you really get what you pay for. Now I understand why people keep coming back here. The waiter was extremely friendly and made us feel comfortable and relaxed at every turn; truly great service.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This is seriously amazing ramen. I thought I knew what ramen was, but I was mistaken. The broth wasn't the typical translucent stuff you typically see in a pan-asian restaurant; it was fully opaque and truly intense, full of spice and "umame" in a way that's hard to describe. Add homemade noodles, seaweed, egg, and porkbelly, all served at the perfect hot-but-not-too-hot temperature. I am born again.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very goodService: Very good
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