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I allow myself to repost/retweek/like a giveaway once about once a month, since I get tired of having my feeds spammed when other people do it.

I guess this is the one for September.
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One more kid pic, while I'm on a roll. This one isn't mine, but he was just too cool not to shoot. My family got to know his at the park a few days back.

The X100 continues to be great for moments like this.

#child #photography #x100
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that is a cool little guy
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Is a cliché stil a cliché, if you call it a tradition?

We had our first try with the traditional Texas bluebonnet portraits last weekend, and had a blast doing it. Thanks go to +Clark Crenshaw; one of his posts sent us to a gorgeous spot, saving a lot of wandering about with 9-month-olds.

The twins didn't know what to make of it; Neil was a bit overwhelmed by all the new sights and scents.

#bluebonnets #texas #photography #child

Tagging #weareparents by +Juan Gonzalez.
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The other half of my set of twins. He's just starting to figure out how much fun a backyard can be.

For #weareparents , with Austin's own +Juan Gonzalez.

#X100 . ND + f/2 + 1/4000 = fun in the sun!
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Wonderful capture. Love the lighting on the face and the contemplative look.
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Words & deeds.

There was almost no setup here. This shot created itself, as my wife and her friend were making these awesome arrangements last weekend. It was just another excuse for me to keep getting to know my X100.

#X100 #b&w
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NICE!!!!
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Nest thermostats quietly updated last night, alongside new versions of the iOS and Android apps.

There are a few very cool new features here. The most interesting is called Airwave. In short, they leverage the time your AC unit stays cold after the compressor has been shut down, but running only the fan. Cooling your home with the AC powered down could add up to noticeable savings.

The other features all add additional levels of control, and more ability to view your energy history and evaluate your use.

This company is really doing things right. They make my appliances and utilities feel dated by comparison.
Over the next two days, all Nesters are automatically...
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Awesome.
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If I post one of the twins, I should post the other. Gotta be fair, right?

Sean is a fun to shoot because he so rarely holds still. Would you, if you were experiencing hundreds of yards of wildflowers for the first time?



#bluebonnets #texas #photography #child

For #weareparents , by +Juan Gonzalez
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That's one heck of a blue! Good lookin' little guys Robert! I'm sure they make you two very proud (and keep you very, very busy)!!
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I've already seen one large improvement on the new G+ layout. I'm always logged in with more than one account. The switch between accounts via the toolbar is now a much quicker operation. Thanks guys!
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ok thats pretty cool. The new organization is nice on the side bar.
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Half of my set of twins. He's just old enough to start not only wanting things, but demanding them. This is going to be fun...

Another one for #weareparents , curated by the awesome +Juan Gonzalez.

#x100
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Sooo cute!!! And let me just bow to you now.. I had enough trouble with ONE at a time!
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turn.

Another walkabout shot with the #X100 .
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I found +Yee Lee's post last year on How Facebook Ships Code (http://framethink.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/how-facebook-ships-code/) fascinating. It described a developer-centric environment unlike anywhere I've worked, but left me with many questions about how operations could implement the constant stream of changes.

Now we have a better picture, with +Ryan Paul's article on FB's Release Engineering team posted today at Ars.

The description of the culture strikes me as the real important lesson here, but I have to admit a few stats get my geek blood flowing. A monolithic 1.5G executable, compiled (technically transpiled) and distributed via torrent to all of Facebook's infrastructure in the same time it takes Domino's to get me a pizza? Finding creative ways to overcome lock-in to an architecture most people would never expect scale to this level? Epic.
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