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Don MacAskill has been shared in 46 public circles

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ibrahim aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis2,715And this is my circle with the top (professional) photographers on Google+. Enjoy!2014-02-18 18:34:27494023CC G+
Coyeb Sundel02013-10-24 15:38:53499023CC G+
Andrew Rhodes0I've created a shared circle of some of my favorite professional and amateur photographers around Google+.  Active G+ users only!  Feel free to add to the circle or create your own based on it! #Photography   #Photographers  2013-09-26 17:24:1642613412CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117CC G+
Ram bo0I was a long time not here, therefore I want share a circle with you, with a lot of fun and interesting people. please add and share it2013-02-21 09:39:35467234CC G+
Zbynek Kysela2,176Kick Ass Photographers on Google+ SHARE! SHARE! SHARE!===============================================HOW TO BE PART OF IT: 1) Add this circle to your circles - Add circle2) Be a Kick Ass Photographer ;)3) Share added circle with option "include yourself in shared circle" and original text + hashtags (copy, paste). Done. You're welcome :) ZbynekMy entire social presence:http://xeeme.com/bouchac*********************************************2012-12-15 06:32:244919011CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi15,807World's best Photographers circles (1/5) by Rami Saarikorpi (November update). If I'm missing any one, please notify all the missing persons and when they share this circle they will be add to it (if they are qualified). THIS IS IMPORTANT: if you are in this circle, Share it at your wall also! This is the only way to get in other peoples circles!PS: If you are not in this circle, remember to check the other 4 circles before sending me mail or notification of being not in one!2012-11-02 07:57:20484123CC G+
AJ Durling0This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 1/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:32486608CC G+
Lotus Carroll1,659,859+Photo Talk Plus Alumni CircleWow, +Thomas Hawk and I have done 36 shows - here are all the people who have helped us along the way with discussion and interviews, laughs, good times, and lots of glasses of wine. Such an amazing group of people - you couldn't go wrong circling them and getting to know them better. :) Thank you so much to all of you who have been a part of this, and to everyone who watches and supports the show. You guys seriously rock!Thanks to the Always Awesome +Keith Barrett for helping us broadcast and providing a chatroom for our fun loving viewers, and to our amazing sponsors who support our show and share our enthusiasm for the photography community: +Adorama / http://adorama.com+Blurb Books / http://blurb.com+Drobo / http://drobo.com+SmugMug / http://smugmug.comSubscribe to YouTube here: http://goo.gl/JTyHnSubscribe to our Podcast on iTunes: http://goo.gl/RBd0g Follow us at +Photo Talk Plus  & http://phototalkplus.com for more!2012-08-24 02:00:1113020774CC G+
Thomas Hawk3,183,511A GREAT circle to add!  Wow!  I can't believe we have had 131 different guests/panelists on 36 episodes of Photo Talk Plus now.  These are some of the most active, engaged, talented photographers on G+ and big time contributors to our photo community here.Thanks to all of you for coming on the show at some point in the past year (and if we forgot anyone so so sorry) and for participating and for helping us week in and week out to review top photography stories on G+ and some great interviews with some super talented people.Thanks especially to our sponsors who make the show possible each week +Adorama +Blurb Books +Drobo and +SmugMug.  Check them out at http://adorama.com http://blurb.com http://drobo.com and http://smugmug.com 2012-08-23 22:54:32131389127CC G+
Heidi Anne Morris47,403A share of my +SmugMug circle for +Jason Keomany who's just getting started over there ...Jason there is a +SmugMug Users Group on G+ too :)) psif you are in this circle in error and not using +SmugMug (i was going to write something sarcastic then but decided not to, lol) just say and i'll whip you out;O)) x H pps a few videos i've collected http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB75BD7AB31B6C781&feature=edit_ok you should also check out +James Beltz  Phototips site. http://www.phototips.biz/p/test-12.html#+Ryan Oakley  is awesome too ... this should keep you busy ! :O)) Introduction - Create a Gorgeous Photography Website with SmugMug in 90 Minsif you know of anyone else who's wonderfully helpful when it comes to Smugmug please holla ♥ 2012-08-17 17:51:3143112410CC G+
Heidi Anne Morris46,451my SMUGMUG USERS circleQuestion about +SmugMug & the elusive Google Plus 1 Button....I've just spent over an hour Googling and searching Smugmug and Digital Grin, I also checked out +SmugMug Users Group here on G+, to no avail..... Could anyone please tell me and others what the latest news on the integration of the Google Plus 1 Button to +SmugMug  is?I've not been able to find any recent updates or comments about the subject.I've read a little about adding the Plus 1 Button manually but CSS and Java script and all that code frighten the pants off me...Does anyone have an "idiots guide" on how to manually add the button while we wait for +SmugMug to add it fully, please? I know I can find the button info here https://developers.google.com/+/plugins/+1button/ (I think thats correct)Any time saving tips greatly appreciated :O)) Many thanks Heidi 2012-07-22 15:21:534242564CC G+
Joe Martinez26,875Best People to Circle on Google+ Part 2This is the 2nd circle of amazing people and brand pages to add to your Google+ circles! Know of other amazing people I should add to this circle? Let me know in the comments below! This circle includes people like +Mitch Hayes, +Colin Lovett, +Tessie L'Amour, +Johnny Roquemore, +Amanda Spurlock, +Jason ON, +Mark Bruce, +Naren Mangtani, +Ward Plunet, +Tom Rolfson, +Mellie B, +Nate Jay, +Daniel Ibanez, +Brian Matiash, +Rich Pollett, +Maria Bartiromo, +Matt Uebel, +Mari Thomas, +Kim Flowers, +2012-07-02 01:53:32442442033CC G+
Thomas Hawk2,480,3142,000 Kick Ass Photographers on Google+Part 3 of 4 (La-Ro)Part 1 of 4 (A-Ev) here:  http://goo.gl/Z333gPart 2 of 4 (Ev-La) here:  http://goo.gl/dX7lRThis is the fourth time since joining G+ almost a year ago that I'm sharing my photographers circle.  I shared it with 500 photographers, 1,000 photographers, 1,500 photographers and now 2,000 photographers.  I have to break my circle up into four 500 photographer circles as that is the G+ limit.  Each day this week (Mon.- Thurs.) I'll share a different circle.  Today is the third circle and includes photographers with the last name's La-Ro. A few notes about these circles.  I always get hated on when I share them by people.  Inevitably if I include 2,000 people, I will leave 50,000 people out.  This is not intentional or personal.  This circle is not "the best" photographers on G+ or in the world.  It doesn't mean if you are not in my circle that you are not a "quality" photographer.  This list is simply photographers that I've stumbled across for whatever reason over the past year and have chosen to follow their work.  In some cases I've gotten to know the photographers in this circle personally -- through photowalks and trips, hangouts, in real life, etc.  Many of these people are or have become my friends.  Most of the photographers in my circle though I don't even know.  They are just people whose work I admire and want to consume -- I hope many are future friends.  :)I use some objective criteria with this circle but I use a lot of subjective criteria too.  This is, afterall, my own personal circle that I look at and +1 from every single day.  My aesthetic taste and personal preferences may be very, very different than yours.  This is ok.  Art is subjective.  That said, here a breakdown of my own preferences and biases that influence who I add into my circle.1.  I like people who are active on G+.  If you haven't posted one of your photos in the last month you probably are not in this circle.  I use a script to uncircle inactive people regularly.2.  I like photographers who mostly post their own photographs.  I dislike clutter and "dumb stuff" in my photographers circle.  Excessive reshares, circle shares, memes, gifs, youtube videos, posts not about photography, web links, etc. make me uncircle or move people to a different circle.  I also like photographers who regulate how much of their photography they post to their stream.  I don't want to see 50 shots in a row of someone's vacation.  I think about 5 photos max a day feels about right to me.3.  *Controversial* I dislike signatures and watermarks.  You will find photographers in my circle that use them.  It's just a bias, not a hard and fast rule.  I mostly want this stream to be as watermark/signature free as possible.  I totally understand and respect your reasons and decision for using watermarks/signatures.  I hope you equally respect my decision to not want to consume photos mared up with them.  Please don't turn this into a discussion about watermarks/sigs, I've spent the last 10 years thinking heavily about this issue.  It's just a personal preference and bias.4.  I like people who are active, positive, helpful, enthusiastic G+ community members.  I dislike people who are rude, mean, complainers, trolls, harrasers, etc.  If you say mean things to people, about people, about their art or their work I don't want to follow you.  I'm fine with debate and disagreement.  It should just be done respectfully -- there's a huge difference between respectful disagreement and rude behavior.  Not only will you not be in this circle if you are rude, I'll probably block you too.  I want to surround myself with positive 2012-06-06 16:11:54497156130318CC G+
bish s10,331500 people from my photography circle for +Stephanie Fecik. My circle has more people but the sharing feature limits me to only 500 of them!2012-05-29 19:48:23500503CC G+
Zouhair Aarab0in this Circle I'll share with you the most fascinating pictures of Morocco, besides providing you with the necessary information about traveling to this magical nation2012-05-17 16:43:50500101CC G+
Joe Martinez25,016Best of the Best People to Follow on Google+ Circle #2A few weeks ago I shared the first circle of amazing people to follow on Google+ and now as promised here is the 2nd circle! These are some of the best posters out there on Google+ so make sure to add the circle if you want more outstanding content in your stream! Also feel to share as well! Some of the amazing people included in this circle are: +Jeremy Hall, +Farran Lee, +Tracie Smalls, +Elle Gray, +Tom Rolfson, +Siegfried Hirsch, +Marvin Chow, +Dalai Lama, +Mona Nomura, +Victor Bezrukov, +Adam Sandler, +David Greene, +Johnny Roquemore, +Richard Branson, +Natascha Otero, +Boris Gorelik, +Vince BadPanda Herrera, +Anthony Dash, +2012-05-15 06:44:45415391936CC G+
Robert Scoble1,236,665500 Hand Picked Photographers. Unfortunately only 500 people can be shared (I have 617 in this circle). I also am near my maximum of 5,000 circled (Google keeps me from circling more) so it's tough to add more, but I'm always looking to see more great photography, so if you aren't in this circle, leave your URL below so we can all check you out.By the way, I need to go through all my circles and look for inactive people again. It's been a while since I did that. If I were you I'd throw these 500 into a temporary circle, watch it for a while and move the ones you like into a circle of your own.Thank you to those of you who bring beauty into our lives. Everytime I need some inspiration I look to this circle.2012-04-22 18:03:4850014653148CC G+
Joe Martinez19,571Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow - Version 11What better day to share this circle than on Leap Day?! :P Please feel free to share and add this circle! This circle is perfect to add if you are new to Google+ or are looking for more engaging and interesting people to follow on here! You'll find something for everyone here. You have some heavy hitters like +Chris Pirillo, +Michelle Marie, +Daria Musk, +Robert Scoble, +Tom Anderson, +Lamarr Wilson, +Alida Brandenburg, +Chee Chew, +Lisa Bettany, +Mike Elgan, +Michael Mozart, +Felicia Day, +Wil Wheaton, +Gary Whitta, +Trey Ratcliff, +Veronica Belmont, +Dalai Lama, +Natalie Villalobos, +2012-02-29 22:31:00501491745CC G+
Rami Saarikorpi10,129World's best Photographers in G+ (Circle 1/5)These photographers circles is a collection of world's best photographers. Over 2000 members!If you are not in these circles (and you should), just share it and you will be added. (if you are a photographer)ATTENTION! If you are not in the first circle, check the other 4 circles that are published by me.2012-02-20 08:13:50495137CC G+
Jasmin Smith0Also, here's my Google+ starter kit with the top 400 people to follow. Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #share #shared #circle #database #public #gplus #gplustips #google #googleplustips #googleplus2012-02-01 19:04:114041403CC G+
Joe Martinez13,925Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow - Version 9!This is definitely a circle you would want to add if you are new to +Google+ or are looking to add more interesting and engaging people to your stream! Feel free to add or share this circle! My circle has been maxed out so I have removed all brand pages from it and created a separate circle for them! I'm still about 30 over the limit of the circle so I might have about 30 people who won't show in the shared circle. Some of the heavy hitters included are: +Casey McKinnon, +Felicia Day, +Rose McGowan, +Louis Gray, +Alida Brandenburg, +Linda Lawrey, +Lamarr Wilson, +Tom Anderson, +Scott Beale, +Kim Sherrell, +Lisa Bettany, +Chee Chew, +Wil Wheaton, +Justine Ezarik, +Sarah Hill, +Dalai Lama, +Ashley Tisdale2012-01-16 18:25:37501604771CC G+
Adam Carlson0A while back I made a post over at +Pixelated Photographer about why I loved Google+... Since then I have slowly been filling my Photography circle with more and more people. Today I wanted to share that with y'all so that you too can benefit from the awesomeness that is Google+.This is by no means a complete list but rather a jumping off point for people struggling to get into the G+ experience. As I wrote in my article I use Google+ completely different then I use Facebook. To give you an idea I would say that 98% of my G+ activity is photography related and 2% is personal. Compare that to Facebook where I would say it is 99.9% personal and 0.01% Farmville and other BS. The nice thing about this is I know what I am going to get when I go to each. When I am in the mood for some great tips, images, articles, or discussions I head over to Google+. When I am in the mood to see pictures of my buddies new baby, be reminded of my Sister-in-laws birthday, or block Farmwille requests I hit up Facebook. Point is each is a tool and each can have a purpose, but you need a starting point. Hence the sharing of my photography circle. One really cool thing I want to point out in case people who don't usually use the G+ service may have missed, Google+ has Hangouts! If you don't know a Hangout is basically a video chat within Google+. You can create your own, or join other peoples. Recently Google started beta testing a new feature of the Hangout where instead of having to actually join the hangout you can just watch it Live via a YouTube feed. Awesome!So why do I like this? Well take a photographer such as +Trey Ratcliff from Stuck In Customs (one of many things). I personally would consider him one of the best photographers on the planet. He also does an amazing amount of giving back to the photography community. His site has lots of free info including a very popular HDR tutorial, and he makes posts every single day with really amazing photos and info. Now just think if you could hangout (pun intended) with him and ask him questions. Guess what, you can! Trey hosts tons and tons of hangouts. Maybe you don't want to join, but instead just want to eavesdrop a little. You can do that too. And a great bonus is Trey has lots of really awesome photography friends who often join in on his hangouts. People like +Thomas Hawk and +Lotus Carroll. Now not only are you getting to listen in on one amazing photographer, you are listening in on several amazing people talk about questions I am not even advanced enough to think of, let alone ask. So there you have it. My second "I love Google+" post of what will probably be many. Give my photography circle a try and let me know what you think or if you have any that I might be missing since I am always looking for new photographers to follow. Thanks! ~ Adam2011-12-30 00:36:4540100CC G+
Joe Martinez10,003Best of the Best Google+ People to Follow - Version 7!This is my circle of some the best people to follow on Google+. So if you are new or need new people to follow make sure to add this circle or feel free to share it as well! The circle has grown to over 500 people but since it only allows you to share 500 not everyone will be shown. The circle includes known greats like +Chris Pirillo, +Amanda Blain, +Trey Ratcliff, +Robert Scoble, +Liza Sperling, +Natalie Villalobos, +Vic Gundotra, +Adam Sandler, +Casey McKinnon, +Lamarr Wilson, +Dalai Lama, +Guy Kawasaki, +Wil Wheaton, +Steve Ward, +Lisa Bettany, +Jeri Ryan, +Arianna Huffington, +Dave Veffer, +2011-12-15 22:45:49501541633CC G+
Dimitar Tsonev1,419Most followed people on Google+Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 11:17:07500206CC G+
Andrew Gorospe0500 circled on G+Andrew Gorospe shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:14:33500503CC G+
Giuseppe Basile27,107THE TOP 500 MOST FOLLOWED PEOPLE ON GOOGLE+Hey G+,I have had this circle as a standalone one for the past few weeks before any mention of What's Hot. I get my daily dose of fresh, exciting and HOT content from viewing this circle daily.Its a nice mix of tech people, celebs, photographers and just all round funny and exciting peopleData has been pulled straight from www.socialstatistics.comCircle away & don't forget to share...Cheers GiuRipple -> https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=6FHbuorsWtiGiuseppe Basile shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:33:455006126989CC G+
Paul Meriweather1,111Here is my photography circle, feel free to share!Paul Meriweather shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 13:11:25501403CC G+
Paul Meriweather1,111Wanted to share my CEO circle's. The first is almost 500 and the second one is 50. These are folks who currently or formerly hold the title of CEO in their profile.Paul Meriweather shared a circle with you.2011-10-26 13:06:184981467CC G+
Jeff Rushton0World Photographers #1 (updated)Jeff Rushton shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 00:59:59500010CC G+
Joseph Belcher II0+Javier Rivera This is my Artist CirclesJoseph Belcher shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 23:24:47234000CC G+
Jason Dell2,859My Amazing Photographers Circle has grown to 243. I am sure most of the faces are familiar but I hope you find a few new photogs to follow.Jason Dell shared a circle with you.2011-10-20 20:21:132442114CC G+
Tracy Benham0+Kol Tregaskes (& other friends :) there are some great photographers in this circle (they are one of my Fav things about G+)Tracy Benham shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 22:27:5689704CC G+
Ljubiša Moćić0Here is my circle of graphic designers, photographers and creative peoples.Hope you will like it.Ljubisha Rus shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 16:57:51500736CC G+
Hubert Motley, Jr01000 Words: is what they say pictures are worth. In this circle I have gathered photographers, some graphics designers and some comics artists who share their works.Hubert Motley, Jr shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 17:14:3646000CC G+
KT designer0PhotographersKT designer shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 16:31:46406301CC G+
0Stephen Matson shared a circle with you.2011-10-11 18:04:568201CC G+
Robert Scoble160,405Photography Circle, A-MI'm sharing my entire photography circle tonight for the first time (I had to split it into two parts so you can see it all, because Google only lets me share 500 people in one circle). More than 500 photographers. I've tried to keep it to only active photographers and only folks who post high-quality images. As with all my circles, these are a work in progress. If you are missing from them, please let me know. Also, if you see people who aren't active (in other words, who haven't posted in the past month) or who aren't high enough quality to keep in here, feel free to drop me a line at scobleizer@gmail.com or leave a comment here and I'll reevaluate. Thanks!Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 07:35:1037312411782CC G+
Bart Dorsey0My Photography CircleJames Dorsey shared a circle with you.2011-10-01 15:24:28250103CC G+
Juan Gabriel Calderón-Pérez0Photography Circle! :-)Juan Gabriel Calderón-Pérez shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 05:19:5776212CC G+
Leo Laporte146,965As promised on TWiT Photo - my photography circle. Thanks to all the great photographers and photo fans who suggested these folks! http://twit.tv/photoLeo Laporte shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 21:05:13217112128177CC G+
Matthew Marley1,782This is my tech circle for all the geeks out there :)Matthew Marley shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 08:10:11101000CC G+
andreas vichr4,252#avphotoshare #SharedCircles – This is my "Visual Kick" circle for you. The first thing I do in the morning.I like people who share visually exciting posts. So you'll find not only the usual suspects of great photographers but also G+ people that share creative, animated GIFs, typography and patterns that move. Thanks for entertaining me every day +Michiel Duvekot +Micaël Reynaud +Benjamin Cortis +Klaus-Peter Kubik +Kai Birkigt +Alireza Yavari +Giulio Bassi +Jay Puri +Jarek Klimek +Alex Koloskov +Andrea Acailawen +Steve Johnson +Javier Miranda(to name a few that I like best).andreas vichr shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 02:35:2022816911CC G+


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2013-05-14 20:14:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

About 14 years ago, I got a bad cold, and my voice became hoarse.  At the time I didn’t think much about it.  But my voice never fully recovered.  So I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with left vocal cord paralysis.  This is a nerve problem that causes your left vocal cord to not move properly.  Despite extensive examination, the doctors never identified a cause — though there was speculation of virus-based damage from my cold.  It is quite common in cases like these that a definitive cause is not found.

While this condition never really affected me — other than having a slightly weaker voice than normal which some people think sounded a little funny — it naturally raised questions in my mind about my second vocal cord.  But I was told that sequential paralysis of one vocal cord following another is extremely rare.  

Fast forward to last summer, when the same patternrepeated itself... more »

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2013-05-14 18:48:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

This is what happens when you leave your #Google  +Project Glass out where the dogs can find it...  :)

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2013-05-14 17:58:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Have lots of opinions already about #Google  +Project Glass, which I'm sure I'll get around to posting, but I thought I'd talk about a very important non-issue:  *battery life*.

Prior to having #Glass , I thought the 3-5 hour battery life was going to be a deal-killer, since that'd never cut it for a phone.  But the thing you realize once you've had these for a few hours is that you don't wear them all day, and they don't need to be on all day.  Unlike a phone, which is your primary communications device, Glass is more like a very useful add-on.

When you're sitting in front of a computer, Glass is basically useless, so you just take it off.  When you get up to go somewhere, you put them back on.  Unlike a phone, you don't feel naked without them (or when it's not juiced up) - they just help you do some interesting new things whenyou&#... more »

2013-05-13 23:31:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Only had our #GoogleGlass  for a few minutes, but it's pretty remarkable. Excited to hack some stuff together for it. I can really see how I'd want this, or something like it, on me most of the time.  I'm sure all the crazy news coverage has way more answers to questions than I do, but I'm happy to answer any...

(The office is ringing with people shouting 'ok glass' :)

2013-03-18 19:48:18 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Does anyone know how to get OpenVPN working on #ChromebookPixel ? Apparently there's support, but no-one seems to know how to do it.  Would really love to get that working.

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2013-03-13 19:50:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Most frustrating thing about the #ChromebookPixel  so far? The multiple-Google-accounts problem we've all been complaining about for awhile.  +Sundar Pichai promised me last May (see ~35:35 in the video linked) that a fix was coming soon.  Can't wait.  

(Of course, Sundar is a whole lot busier as of today... :)

Otherwise, still loving it.  Forward progress!

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2013-03-08 04:26:47 (18 comments, 10 reshares, 87 +1s)

Wow. Blown away by how much I'm liking my #ChromebookPixel . I even had momentary frustration when I went back to my #MacBookProRetina . That's a first.

Summary:  Screen gorgeous. Touch awesome (finally!). Great trackpad (a first on a Chromebook!). Very fast. Solid & well-machined.

There are things I won't be able to do on it (my IDE comes to mind, as does git) but this is a major leap in the right direction.

This is the single #Apple  competitive laptop on the market.  I wonder what the gang over in Cupertino thinks about it?

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2013-02-12 23:04:54 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)

Google Fails the Turing Test

I waited in virtual line for hours. The Nexus 4 webstore wasn’t exactly down, but it wasn’t exactly working either. The phones had gone on sale that day, and the rush of traffic was overloading, of all companies, Google. The Google Play Store kept saying the phones were sold out, but every couple of page refreshes it would correctly say the phones were available. You could then add the phones to your shopping cart, but then your shopping cart would promptly empty itself when you proceeded to checkout. I persisted for 90 minutes trying simultaneously in 3 browsers and finally got my order through. I should have instead heeded the warning of what was to come.

Ever since Google released the Android operating system, they’ve created flagship phones to show off the best of what Android has to offer. I was an early adopter - I got the G1 when Android wasfirst... more »

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2013-02-04 19:34:40 (14 comments, 16 reshares, 25 +1s)

Ok, these guys are just brilliant. Well-engineered product, seriously useful, action photographers who are into their own sports are going to love it.  Reminds me of the first time I saw a +GoPro.  Check them out here:  http://bit.ly/YP8bRG

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2013-01-23 21:56:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Some more details on why we chose +Amazon Web Services CloudSearch as the back-end of our search.

Technical details on what we're doing on the front-end here:  http://smu.gs/QlQ4Zc

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2013-01-16 03:12:37 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Hmm. Paid our $1500 for #Google  +Project Glass  developer kit, but haven't received invite to developer event in two weeks.  Anyone else missing theirs?  Am I just dumb?  Want +SmugMug to have great #ProjectGlass  support right out of the gate... 

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2013-01-12 04:04:25 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 33 +1s)

SmugMug Pro Gets National Geographic's Highest Photography Honor

Huge congratulations to SmugMug Pro Ashley Vincent, the Grand-Prize and Nature Winner of +National Geographic's 2012 Photo Contest! What an amazing photo.

Ashley's Site: http://smu.gs/UWQcra

Photo Caption:
The subject's name is Busaba, a well cared for Indochinese Tigress whose home is at Khao Kheow Open Zoo, Thailand. I had taken many portraits of Busaba previously and it was becoming more and more difficult to come up with an image that appeared any different to the others. Which is why I took to observing her more carefully during my visits in the hope of capturing something of a behavioural shot. The opportunity finally presented itself while watching Busaba enjoying her private pool then shaking herself dry. In all humility I have to say that Mother... more »

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2013-01-11 21:48:25 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 22 +1s)

A late frost just before Christmas.
I didn't realize I'd be able to see the crystals so well (looks best large) until I got back to the computer.  When I realized what was possible, I had lots of different composition thoughts, but by then the frost had melted and I'd missed my chance.

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2013-01-11 21:45:47 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

SmugMug brings you a "Behind The Scenes" look at how the masters get amazing shots of the Golden Gate Bridge during last weekend's "A Slice Of Time" Long Exposure Weekend led by +Nathan Wirth.

This particular walk was hosted by the one of the best Golden Gate photographers we have ever seen, no other than +Joe Azure. Who else was brave enough to join on a cold Sunday morning at 5:30AM? +Athena Carey +Amy Heiden +Thomas Hawk +Scott Jarvie +Karen Hutton +Cameron Siguenza +Rob Dweck +Jonathan Goody +Larry Nienkark +Swee Oh +Lorenzo Montezemolo +Paul Porter +Toby Harriman +Tressa Crozier +roma g +Ed Sweeney as well as the rest of the SmugMug team +Katherine Cheng +Schmoo Theune and +Michael Bonocore just to name a few brave (and frozen) souls. 

Most of the footage and ALL of the editing this video was done by +Chris MacAskill. Really amazingwork. Way to go Bald... more »

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2013-01-09 21:49:04 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

Special Print Sale - Let's Help Jaime - PLEASE SHARE

As some of you know, our dear friend and a very talented photographer +Jaime Ibarra has been hurting in a big way ... together we can put him back together! 

Jaime needs an operation for an umbilical hernia El PRONTO! Like most creative artists he does not have health insurance & is too damn proud to ask for assistance. His friend +Gretchen Chappelle made a promise to him last year that she'd see to it we all chip in and get him sorted out. 

After getting evaluated by the doctor, it turns out Jaime needs $5,000 for his surgery. Around Christmas time we started collecting donations from photography community for that sum. We've made a good progress, but we're not there quite yet. 

Talking to me and Gretchen about what else we can do, Jaime was kind enough to offer some of his ownfavo... more »

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2012-12-24 19:50:02 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Camera Awesome Named One of the Top 20 Apps of 2012

We got a wonderful early Christmas present today -- a top 20 pick for Camera Awesome (+Awesomize) in +TechCrunch's year end round up of top IOS and Android apps!

Almost one year ago, we launched Camera Awesome, the camera you never knew you always wanted, the camera we always dreamed of – a camera fit for the iPhone. Millions of people around the world downloaded the app and have been shooting and #awesomizing  ever since. We're grateful for your support and are gearing up to make an even more awesome splash in 2013.

And hey, #android  users -- we love you too! We want to bring #awesome  to Androids and are looking for a great Android developer to add to the team. Are you one or do you know of any? We want to hear from you: http://www.smugmug.com/jobs 
http... more »

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2012-12-19 22:08:50 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 7 +1s)

Here's the video from a great storage panel I was on at  +Amazon Web Services re:Invent Conference.  

Sorry the Q&A is missing (it was great), I'm asking AWS if they have it somewhere.  The moderator was very good about repeating questions, so it should be good video if it turns up.

My other session (where I'm the sole speaker):  https://plus.google.com/+DonMacAskill/posts/dtvhGtPrXcy

And slides from that session:  https://plus.google.com/116570889542655364711/posts/YQSVnBfNwSD

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2012-12-19 22:06:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Here are the slides of my talk from +Amazon Web Services re:Invent Conference where I go into details about how +SmugMug has grown up with AWS over the last 6 years.

You can see the video here:  http://bit.ly/ZjIgCi

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2012-12-19 22:05:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)

Here's the video of my talk from +Amazon Web Services re:Invent where I go into details about how +SmugMug has grown up with AWS over the last 6 years.  

Sorry the Q&A is missing (it was good, I thought), asking AWS where it went.  I was very careful to repeat every question so it'd make for good video, so hopefully it's around here somewhere.

You can see the slides here:  http://slidesha.re/V7q2j1

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2012-12-07 18:47:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Personally providing free flu shots to all San Francisco bay area kids at Target -- just walk in.  Research shows giving kids flu shots can have a big effect in preventing flu in the whole region and protecting elderly.  (Don't worry, I'm not actually administering the shots :)

The CDC has designated December 2–8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination throughout the flu season.  So happy National Influenza Vaccination Week.

http://shootheflu.org/where/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103295265775351483797/posts

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2012-12-01 21:09:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Dear Internet:  I need help finding kid sized dishwashing gloves for my 5 & 6 year olds.  They love helping around the house, but really need gloves.  Any ideas?  

If they don't exist, sounds like a good Kickstarter, no?  Probably lots of similar product needs out there, too...

Alas, these great looking gloves I'm embedding are adult sized, apparently. :(

2012-11-28 07:21:06 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

I bought a digital video download today that required a video player from Leaping Brain. As usual, the proprietary player wasn't great and to transfer it to my iPhone I'd need another proprietary player. Ugh. But I browsed around and found that the video had been downloaded into a hidden directory as a bunch of .mov files. Great, except none of the files would play.

It turned out the actual player, launched from their compiled app, was a Python wrapper around some VLC libraries. Nothing funny going on, as far as I could tell, but when I tried to launch the player directly, nothing happened. The compiled app was modifying the .mov files right before they were loaded into the player, and then reverting the file on disk. According to http://leapingbrain.com/mod-machine/faq/:

 "We apply our BrainTrust™ proprietary video encryption to your movies before we upload them to ourse... more »

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2012-11-27 21:07:13 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)

I'm going to cover our 6 years of using #AWS  in my re:Invent talk tomorrow, 'Ahead in the Clouds'. Should be fun.  2:05pm Wednesday in 3501B.

Should have time for questions, so come prepared.  Tell your friends.  :)

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2012-11-08 19:53:44 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)

30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography

Huge congrats to the incredible photographers featured in Rangefinder's 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography! We couldn't be prouder of the 10 SmugMuggers who made the list -- amazing! We're honored and proud to work with them, you, and so many incredible photographers around the world.

Here are the spectacular SmugMuggers who made the list:

Nirav Photography: http://www.niravphotography.com/
Erich McVey: http://www.erichmcvey.com/
Tiny Water Photography: http://www.tinywater.com/
Paco and Betty: http://pacoandbetty.com/blog/
Vincius Matos: http://www.viniciusmatos.com/
Gesi Schilling: http://www.gesischilling.com/
Ash Imagery: http://ashimagery.com/
Fer Juaristi: http://ferjuaristi.com/
JezaP... more »

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2012-11-07 22:48:04 (15 comments, 18 reshares, 31 +1s)

I need some great #Android  developers to work on Camera Awesome at +SmugMug. Millions of people will love your work and the priceless memories you'll help preserve.  And you've never heard of a company as amazing to work for:  http://smu.gs/RJiKPm

Please re-share if you want Camera Awesome for Android as much as I do! :)

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2012-11-07 20:33:37 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

SmugMug Instagram Web Profile

Very cool to see Instagram finally roll out web profiles. Please follow us for behind the scenes shots, featured photos from photographers we admire, and other good times.

http://instagram.com/smugmug

2012-11-06 20:19:17 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.
Not because of who might win or lose.
Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won't matter at all -- I'm not in a swing state).
Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan.

But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship.  It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people.  And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.

So my plea to the victors -- whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit.  It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.

[If youag... more »

2012-10-31 17:55:46 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

So with even a $399 tablet doing 2560x1600 pixel displays, can we please just make that the new standard laptop resolution? Even at 11"? Please. Stop with the "retina" crap, just call it "reasonable resolution". The fact that laptops stagnated ten years ago (and even regressed, in many cases) at around half that in both directions is just sad.

I still don't want big luggable laptops, but that 1366x768 is so last century. Christ, soon even the cellphones will start laughing at the ridiculously bad laptop displays.

And the next technology journalist that asks you whether you want fonts that small, I'll just hunt down and give an atomic wedgie. I want pixels for high-quality fonts, and yes, I want my fonts small, but "high resolution" really doesn't equate "small fonts" like some less-than-gifted tech pundits... more »

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2012-10-05 20:26:08 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)

SmugMug's HR Policy

1: Hire incredibly talented and hard-working people.
2. Paint their faces.
3. Empower them to be heroic so that every day, they can do the right thing for our customers.

Photo Credit: +Ivan Makarov 

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2012-10-04 13:20:03 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

With a little TLC (and a lot of design & engineering work!), it turns out the iPad is an awesome piece of camera equipment.  

You won't believe the shots you can get when you have a huge viewfinder, and your friends will love seeing your shots in all their glory.

Free, of course, and includes any of your past in-app purchases.  Enjoy!

More: http://smu.gs/T59EQc

#awesomized

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2012-10-03 23:36:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)

One of my favorite people (and game designers!), +Tom Hall  is making a badass Old School RPG at his indie game company he founded with another favorite old friend, +John Romero!

Can't wait to play!

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2012-09-12 02:44:23 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

The XX released their new album 'Coexist' to just one fan. You can watch how it spreads virally.  How cool! #coexist   #thexx  

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2012-09-07 16:31:26 (37 comments, 11 reshares, 20 +1s)

Sorry this update took a little longer than I'd hoped, we've been pouring over our customers' emails, tweets, and posts, and re-looking at all the data.  Hoping this helps answer some of your questions.  

Happy to answer questions in this G+ thread (or anywhere else I can find them), and I'm hoping to do a Hangout later today if I'm not crushed, so watch for that if you'd like a chance to talk (or just vent).

(Wonder if I'll get accused of slipping this out right before the weekend again? :)  We published it as soon as it was done and we were awake, of course.  +Chris MacAskill  finished editing at 6:24am this morning)

2012-09-07 16:22:08 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)

I don't get it.  Two laptops (new) and two desktops (older) (all Macs), and I cannot get Google+ Hangouts to work in Chrome.  I've tried re-installing the plugin over and over, and it just keeps failing. Works like a dream in Firefox and Safari. I'm 100% sure I must be doing something stupid, but I can't for the life of me figure it out.  Anyone have any ideas?

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2012-09-04 23:46:11 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

My thoughts on +SmugMug's price increase.

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2012-09-02 19:17:50 (23 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Smugmug is having a tough weekend.

I am wearing my Smugmug hat today while heading out with the family.

Its decision to raise prices wasn't done all that well. But they have been following up in various online forums pretty well.

I think this could be a harbinger of things to come. Smugmug was hit by cloud computing costs that were staying pretty constant but file sizes and usage has been going way up.

Do you think we will see other price increases?

+Don MacAskill is one to watch from Smugmug. He has been taking a lot of heat and has been handling it pretty well. My hat is off to him!

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2012-09-01 23:06:42 (11 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)

Why I Will Be Paying $100 More Per Year For SmugMug, And Not Think Twice About It

I just received an email from Chris MacAskill (aka Baldy), president of +SmugMug notifying me that, starting October 15, there will be a $100 increase for me to renew my Pro subscription, when that time comes (I don't even know when that is, truth be told). While no one on Earth likes price increases, some are easier to swallow then others. Here are the reasons that I WILL be paying the additional $100 per year. 

   * Best Customer Service in the Business:* HANDS DOWN. Anytime I have even needed to talk to someone at SmugMug, whether it be via email to a support hero, a comment on their blog, or with a post in their message board, www.dgrin.com, I have always received a prompt, friendly, and helpful response from someone at SmugMug. Sometimes, it has even accumulated into a directcon... more »

2012-09-01 23:03:15 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Another Smugmug Rant?

Not from me.

Am I disappointed that +SmugMug raised their prices? Sure. I was getting a great service, for cheaper than the other services. I was happy.

Am I still happy? Yep, for now I am.

So, now that +SmugMug is inline with the other services, cheaper in some cases, I still have no problem paying $250 / year. Which is what it will cost me since I am an existing client on a business account.

The reality is, cost of living goes up. Cost of business also rises. A business can only absorb the increase for so long. Hopefully this is the only increase...

2012-09-01 21:45:03 (52 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

So, +Dallas Nagata White and I have been watching this whole +SmugMug saga unfold, and I can't help but chuckle at the irony that photographers--a group known for whinging about not being paid what they are worth--aren't willing to give SmugMug the courtesy they so stridently demand for themselves. 

A lot of these photographers are saying that the $100-$150/year price increase will put them out of business, to which I say (because SmugMug can't) "if the price of a monthly trip to Starbucks for a snack and a latte will put you out of business, Smugmug's pricing probably isn't the problem!" 

And most ironic? A lot of these "spurned photographers" are threatening to give their business to Zenfolio, which charges merely $50 less for "the same service," which couldn't hold up to SmugMug's vendors in terms of print quality whenDal... more »

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2012-08-31 21:36:06 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 18 +1s)

Brilliant! Every photographer needs these! Why didn't anyone think of this before?!

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2012-08-27 18:07:10 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)

Talk about amazing photography! Some debate here at +SmugMug about who should be the subjects if we decide to attempt this ourselves.  :)

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2012-08-26 15:32:16 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

NEW! Hang With SmugMug: Guest Photographer Series

Hey Everyone! We're kicking off a fun series, where every so often, we invite a rockin' awesome photographer to host a hangout with us and give us a behind-the-scenes look at how they think about, do, and push the boundaries of their photography.

First up, the amazing +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel will walk us through how they approach composition on-location. The hangout will be first come, first serve, and we plan on airing it for everyone to watch later on. 

Date:  Sep 7, 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM EST

More Event Details and RSVP here: https://plus.google.com/u/1/b/118357019708110162087/events/c2co1avptl0nkq7ichs3csqgovc/118357019708110162087

We're just getting started, so shoot us straight. Tell us what works, tell us what doesn't, and let us know what youwant ... more »

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