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For anyone struggling with depression looking for a motivator to get out daily, this could be it.

I started playing #Ingress after moving from my home town. During a period of unemployment that followed, playing this was one of the only things that gave me any sense of accomplishment. It helped me get out of the house and on my bike.

Chatting with other players has helped me develop a local circle of friends that I otherwise wouldn't have. I've found all the players I've come across (both on my team and the opposition team) to be friendly and willing to have a bit of a yarn.

If you'd like to check it out, I'd be more than happy to email you an invitation and help you choose a team to join, just let me know 😊
 
A different spin on Sojourner
There have been a lot of comments about Sojourner since its release, mostly complaining about some of the negatives of this medal. I'm not here to talk about these.

I want to talk about #Depression  and Ingress, and how Sojourner creates a positive challenge for those of us that struggle with depression.

A fair number of you know that I play pretty hard. What you probably don't know, is that like anyone with depression, my level of play is dictated by my mental state. The better I feel? The more I get out and play, and the more it reinforces this behaviour - more exercise in particular spawns a better mental state, further exercise etc.

The worse I feel? Well, I don't play at all. Will happily take a few days off and not play at all other than chewing through cubes recharging portals. Some days with depression you just won't leave the house - and no, I don't have a couch portal ;)

What does this have to do with depression then? Well, for someone with depression, it is incredibly hard to expect to maintain a long run of hacking day-to-day required for Sojourner.

But does this mean that one should ignore it and give up? Absolutely not. Whether you choose to do Sojourner is your call.

As someone that falls prey to depression, I'm choosing to accept the Sojourner challenge, because it directly challenges my depression. Getting out and hacking twice a day, ideally morning and night, is something that can be pretty hard for someone with depression. Sojourner challenges that head on.

So yeah, I'm accepting the Sojourner challenge solely to challenge my depression, and to force me to get outside every day, for 360 days. Like everything in life, it is easy on the easy days - the challenge is keeping the streak going on those down days.

I also want to challenge my Ingress friends that struggle with depression to also accept this challenge. Get out into the world every day, no matter what :)

#AHackADayKeepsDepressionAway  
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Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway, the place where we giveaway a cool Android or tech gadget each and every Sunday. Last week’s winner of the Nexus 5 is: Chris (Netherlands). Congratulations Chris, enjoy your new Nexus 5! This week we are giving away an LG G Watch! LG G Watch The LG G...
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Sunset

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This was my view of the sunset from the bottom of my driveway, looking across the road over the paddock.

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I was tagged by +Sheridan Tighe. If I tag you and you want to play, do the following:

1. Post a picture you take each day for the next five days
2. Use the tag #fivedayquest
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4. Tag someone new each day

Today I'm tagging +Ford Shortland. No obligation to play.
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Satdy arvo cuppa

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Shot through my f/2.0 Sony G lens on my handy lil snapper 😉

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Today I'm tagging +Ronald Grande. No obligation to play.
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+Android Authority are giving away a Nexus 5 this week. Would you like to win it?

Enter here --> http://is.gd/ZygMWh

#nexus5   #internationalgiveaway   #competition  
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Over 4 days, I ran 19 cellular data speed tests, using a total of 1.34GB of data. I've found +Ookla Speedtestto be a great app but didn't expect it to use that much data! 
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Thirsty Praying Mantis

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I moved this guy from a dry concrete area to a tree and got him into the tree using a wet leaf I found on the ground. The little critter just wouldn't leave the leaf though, he just sat there drinking the water from it like you see here.

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I'm game... Watch for it tomorrow... :D
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NEW SERIES OF GLOBAL XM ANOMALIES?
The Ingress Report has unconfirmed intel of a series of global XM Anomalies occurring over the next 3 months. The data indicated the following:

May 17:
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA (P)
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA (S)
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Gee, +Ronnie Shalvis makes this look easy 
Checkout my Website: http://www.ronniestreetstunts.com I got a new camera so I went out and filmed my self with it. This happened to be just before a big sno...
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This demonstration has been around for a few years now and I figured it was about time I gave it a shot myself. Many have made fire tornado's using nothing m...
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Damn it now I want to start playing with fire again.
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