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Google Play8,470,420Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout   ABOUT THE MOVIE: Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006789  
Michael Washington2,360Pre-Order Starts the 25th!Guild Wars 2 Release Date!2012-08-28 09:00:0057  
Christopher G Morin1,394It will be time to get lost in #guildwars2 ! Like T.O said get your popcorn ready !Guild Wars 2 Preorder Launch Party !2012-08-25 06:00:0074  
London 20121,460,534The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here!  We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world. We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games. We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web. // What you need to do now Tell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details. Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with! // What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pm On the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments. Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface.   Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004693  

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2015-05-17 19:47:31 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

So, if I'm correct (and I'm assuming here) it looks like this chipset POPPED apart, like, the soldering broke? (Every time I would power it on, it would make a holy racket.  Vibration up the wazoo right from this piece here)

Did I guess right? Can I repair it?  Or do I buy a new chip and install it on the mobo?  It's a 3 year old system, but it's still good if I can get it up and running somehow.  

I don't mind trying to fix it myself (or giving my son directions) so, Google+ what should I do?

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2015-05-23 21:14:12 (7 comments, 24 reshares, 290 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-17 14:01:07 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Okay tech people -- I love advice (and I mostly listen to you awesome people, too!) These are the options that Time Warner Cable has on offer for my modem (I use a NetGear Router on top of whatever this will be, this one down here will be bridged)  BUT; which one should I tell them I want??

Okay tech people -- I love advice (and I mostly listen to you awesome people, too!) These are the options that Time Warner Cable has on offer for my modem (I use a NetGear Router on top of whatever this will be, this one down here will be bridged)  BUT; which one should I tell them I want??___

2015-06-13 15:52:52 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Look at all the junk orbiting Earth
www.alexras.info/code/orbital_objects

Dang. -_-

Look at all the junk orbiting Earth
www.alexras.info/code/orbital_objects

Dang. -_-___

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2015-06-12 22:52:44 (2 comments, 10 reshares, 186 +1s)Open 

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2015-06-09 13:45:48 (26 comments, 2 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Okay Network Gurus can this be done:

Is it possible to set up a home system where every room (that we choose) has a hardline?  Can you bridge multiple routers from one modem so each room has a hardline connection?

The ideal set up (if this is possible) is one modem and 4 or 5 routers w/ a hardline.

I would rather do this difficult thing than just have a sparse wifi signal with signal boosters in my new home.  Signal Boosters have never been very good/reliable and my new home is.... large, very very large.

Is this possible??

Okay Network Gurus can this be done:

Is it possible to set up a home system where every room (that we choose) has a hardline?  Can you bridge multiple routers from one modem so each room has a hardline connection?

The ideal set up (if this is possible) is one modem and 4 or 5 routers w/ a hardline.

I would rather do this difficult thing than just have a sparse wifi signal with signal boosters in my new home.  Signal Boosters have never been very good/reliable and my new home is.... large, very very large.

Is this possible??___

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2015-06-08 02:34:33 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Do you understand the gravity of this achievement?  This is something to be noted.

Achievements in Science like this seem to happen so much that people just don't take notice anymore unless you can make extra lives happen in Candy Crush Saga.  This is is truly something people.  Read the article.

Even if you don't understand evolutionary biology, or even if you don't believe it - read the article.  A computer AI solved a problem humans could not solve for 120 years.

An AI helped us further our understanding of regenerative gene therapies based of a previously not understood planaria gene algorithm.

This is beautiful.

___Do you understand the gravity of this achievement?  This is something to be noted.

Achievements in Science like this seem to happen so much that people just don't take notice anymore unless you can make extra lives happen in Candy Crush Saga.  This is is truly something people.  Read the article.

Even if you don't understand evolutionary biology, or even if you don't believe it - read the article.  A computer AI solved a problem humans could not solve for 120 years.

An AI helped us further our understanding of regenerative gene therapies based of a previously not understood planaria gene algorithm.

This is beautiful.

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2015-06-07 21:58:28 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

Find this Table for me (so I can buy it!) and you get a fee (paid by me!) from The Hunt website :)

Find this Table for me (so I can buy it!) and you get a fee (paid by me!) from The Hunt website :)___

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2015-06-05 12:39:02 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

For all you App developers out there - become a founding member of The Grid and get cracking as soon as beta invites roll out!

https://goo.gl/G7vP3G <--- sign up here   

For all you App developers out there - become a founding member of The Grid and get cracking as soon as beta invites roll out!

https://goo.gl/G7vP3G <--- sign up here   ___

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2015-06-01 22:33:19 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 74 +1s)Open 

My daughter after watching Jorah Mormont in the credits of Game of Thrones:

"Jorah Mormont, actual Disney Prince."

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My daughter after watching Jorah Mormont in the credits of Game of Thrones:

"Jorah Mormont, actual Disney Prince."

😁___

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2015-06-01 00:06:54 (15 comments, 11 reshares, 194 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-30 14:40:31 (5 comments, 5 reshares, 61 +1s)Open 

Just saw this on StumbleUpon - probably one of my favorite genres of Concept Art <3

Just saw this on StumbleUpon - probably one of my favorite genres of Concept Art <3___

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2015-05-29 15:13:53 (23 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

So this just happened like literally 15 minutes ago;

I am driving along, minding my own business when this woman pulls out in front of me from a subdivision, oblivious because I need to SLAM on my brakes to avoid hitting her.   

Not only does she do that, but she then only speeds up to about 30 MPH on a 45 MPH speed limit road and is just oblivious.

So I'm right behind her, because yeah I had to slam on my brakes.  She nearly the stops her car and looks in the rear view mirror and takes out her phone and starts taking pictures of me.

She continues to mess with her phone while driving - which is actually illegal in the state, but whatever.   We come to a red light and she takes more photos of me.  I flip her off in the photo -- because that's just my jam.  lol

Anyway, I'm just going the way I normally go -- which just happens tobe th... more »

So this just happened like literally 15 minutes ago;

I am driving along, minding my own business when this woman pulls out in front of me from a subdivision, oblivious because I need to SLAM on my brakes to avoid hitting her.   

Not only does she do that, but she then only speeds up to about 30 MPH on a 45 MPH speed limit road and is just oblivious.

So I'm right behind her, because yeah I had to slam on my brakes.  She nearly the stops her car and looks in the rear view mirror and takes out her phone and starts taking pictures of me.

She continues to mess with her phone while driving - which is actually illegal in the state, but whatever.   We come to a red light and she takes more photos of me.  I flip her off in the photo -- because that's just my jam.  lol

Anyway, I'm just going the way I normally go -- which just happens to be the way she is going.   But I'm sure at this point her un-hinged wild mind thinks I'm following her.  She is going really slowly in the lane, there is no passing.   So I'm just toodling along.  We both make right turns at the next light.  It's just the way I'm going lol  

That opens up to a two-lane and she pulls over to the left - which is the fast lane - but she slows down and almost stops her car.  I'm assuming (wrongly) that she wants to say something to me so I roll down my window and hollar, "Do you have a problem?  Are you crazy?"  She isn't even looking at me.  She is looking away, but filming me with her phone.   

Actually - she was talking a Selfie film.  Of herself and me.  It was so psychotic!  I immediately got this horrible creeped out vibe from her.  She freaked me out - it was so creepy.   I drove on and just went on my errand.

I called the Sheriff's Office right after - but they told me if she wasn't actively doing it RIGHT then, there was nothing they could do.

What the hell is wrong with people???___

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2015-05-23 21:14:12 (7 comments, 24 reshares, 290 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-21 21:26:48 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 87 +1s)Open 

Thanks everyone  The fan came in today and I installed it and it works gorgeous.  The chip was not damaged and my son now has a machine again!  It's a very quiet & nice fan :)

I installed it like this btw, not laying down.  What a bitch it was to screw in the bar - my son had to push the system against my hand as I screwed it in lol   :)  The things you learn :D

Thanks everyone  The fan came in today and I installed it and it works gorgeous.  The chip was not damaged and my son now has a machine again!  It's a very quiet & nice fan :)

I installed it like this btw, not laying down.  What a bitch it was to screw in the bar - my son had to push the system against my hand as I screwed it in lol   :)  The things you learn :D___

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2015-05-19 20:08:44 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-17 19:47:31 (33 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

So, if I'm correct (and I'm assuming here) it looks like this chipset POPPED apart, like, the soldering broke? (Every time I would power it on, it would make a holy racket.  Vibration up the wazoo right from this piece here)

Did I guess right? Can I repair it?  Or do I buy a new chip and install it on the mobo?  It's a 3 year old system, but it's still good if I can get it up and running somehow.  

I don't mind trying to fix it myself (or giving my son directions) so, Google+ what should I do?

So, if I'm correct (and I'm assuming here) it looks like this chipset POPPED apart, like, the soldering broke? (Every time I would power it on, it would make a holy racket.  Vibration up the wazoo right from this piece here)

Did I guess right? Can I repair it?  Or do I buy a new chip and install it on the mobo?  It's a 3 year old system, but it's still good if I can get it up and running somehow.  

I don't mind trying to fix it myself (or giving my son directions) so, Google+ what should I do?___

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2015-05-17 02:57:03 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 147 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-17 01:07:27 (4 comments, 14 reshares, 182 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-15 12:36:19 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, for me at least, resides in that special category along with Star Wars, The Hobbit, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away... literary and cinematic experiences that were so profoundly enriching that I demarcate my life as the time before I experienced them and the time after I experienced them.  Clarke;s work is a collection of rarities. The story captures the essence of Faerie that Professor Tolkien described in his essay "On Fairy-Stories" while rendering it with incomparable craftsmanship.  But don't just take my word for it.  Neil Gaiman, celebrated author, said the book, "it [is] to my mind the finest work of English fantasy written in the past 70 years."

A seven-part television series based on the book premieres on BBC One on May 17.  BBC America premieres the serieson ... more »

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, for me at least, resides in that special category along with Star Wars, The Hobbit, Ghost in the Shell, Spirited Away... literary and cinematic experiences that were so profoundly enriching that I demarcate my life as the time before I experienced them and the time after I experienced them.  Clarke;s work is a collection of rarities. The story captures the essence of Faerie that Professor Tolkien described in his essay "On Fairy-Stories" while rendering it with incomparable craftsmanship.  But don't just take my word for it.  Neil Gaiman, celebrated author, said the book, "it [is] to my mind the finest work of English fantasy written in the past 70 years."

A seven-part television series based on the book premieres on BBC One on May 17.  BBC America premieres the series on June 13.  The cast shows great promise.  I am very hopeful the series can capture the spirit and charm of Clarke's incandescent storytelling genius.___

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2015-05-15 00:50:30 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 161 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-12 18:00:10 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

There sits my new +Amazon.com Echo, the svelte Alexa who sits next to her very big brother, my gigantic Origin system.  She fits nicely right next to him, I think :)

She is remarkably capable of understanding my natural speech.  It has been a delight so far. <3 <3 <3

There sits my new +Amazon.com Echo, the svelte Alexa who sits next to her very big brother, my gigantic Origin system.  She fits nicely right next to him, I think :)

She is remarkably capable of understanding my natural speech.  It has been a delight so far. <3 <3 <3___

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2015-05-12 00:24:45 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-11 17:39:33 (3 comments, 14 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

Simply looking at these makes my heart grow expansively. <3 

http://imgur.com/a/XRAfu?gallery

There is nothing better than Studio Ghibli animation.  *Nothing*

Simply looking at these makes my heart grow expansively. <3 

http://imgur.com/a/XRAfu?gallery

There is nothing better than Studio Ghibli animation.  *Nothing*___

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2015-05-11 12:35:47 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

What must be the case with the Infinity Wars movies is Thanos never actually gets all the Infinity Stones.  Why do I say this? Because in the comics when Thanos did get all of the Infinity Stones in the Infinity Gauntlet he took on everyone.  And I mean EVERYONE.  Forget the Avengers.  Thanos took on the gods (Zeus, Odin, etc.), Doctor Strange, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders, Galactus, the Elders of the Universe, Lord Chaos, Master Order,  and even Eternity himself - and beat them all.  What I suspect we will see is some of the current Avengers sacrificing themselves to deny Thanos - Thor, Iron Main and Captain America possibly (in part to make room for future movies with alternative actors for those roles).  Should be a wild ride.

What must be the case with the Infinity Wars movies is Thanos never actually gets all the Infinity Stones.  Why do I say this? Because in the comics when Thanos did get all of the Infinity Stones in the Infinity Gauntlet he took on everyone.  And I mean EVERYONE.  Forget the Avengers.  Thanos took on the gods (Zeus, Odin, etc.), Doctor Strange, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four, the Defenders, Galactus, the Elders of the Universe, Lord Chaos, Master Order,  and even Eternity himself - and beat them all.  What I suspect we will see is some of the current Avengers sacrificing themselves to deny Thanos - Thor, Iron Main and Captain America possibly (in part to make room for future movies with alternative actors for those roles).  Should be a wild ride.___

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2015-05-09 11:47:02 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 157 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-08 21:09:48 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Wow, this is the best one of these I've found so far.  I love this stuff -- it totally helps me to stay focused and work, too.  I prefer rain, thunder and a fireplace -- sometimes I add a Coffee Shop to those three :)

Wow, this is the best one of these I've found so far.  I love this stuff -- it totally helps me to stay focused and work, too.  I prefer rain, thunder and a fireplace -- sometimes I add a Coffee Shop to those three :)___

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2015-05-08 01:26:51 (1 comments, 6 reshares, 163 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-07 20:31:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Going to share the collections I've curated - I've added nearly all my posts going back to 2012 :)  Will be adding loads more soon as I've just got back from Britain! 

Going to share the collections I've curated - I've added nearly all my posts going back to 2012 :)  Will be adding loads more soon as I've just got back from Britain! ___

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2015-05-07 20:29:41 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I was in Scotland - sorry I couldn't share this sooner.  I'm activated on Desktop, but not on Mobile yet :P

Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic

Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.

Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.

Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.

Collections is available on Android and the web, and iOS is coming later. For Android users, make sure to update your Google+ app to get access to Collections.

For inspiration on interesting topics, check out our Featured Collections page here: g.co/collections

Create your collections today and share what you love.___I was in Scotland - sorry I couldn't share this sooner.  I'm activated on Desktop, but not on Mobile yet :P

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2015-04-25 19:29:23 (6 comments, 5 reshares, 64 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-24 18:19:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

I'm going to continue on this wallow in privilege by sharing my only woe today.

I'm always stuck between two aesthetics. Designer and the complete opposite - cute/chibi.

I love both equally.

It is why I want a pink Hermès Birkin. Whatever I carry/wear with that bag validates all other choices. That is what I tell myself anyway. 😋

I'm going to continue on this wallow in privilege by sharing my only woe today.

I'm always stuck between two aesthetics. Designer and the complete opposite - cute/chibi.

I love both equally.

It is why I want a pink Hermès Birkin. Whatever I carry/wear with that bag validates all other choices. That is what I tell myself anyway. 😋___

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2015-04-24 02:10:12 (18 comments, 1 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

This is basically just a gigantic whine/rant about myself.   -_-

This is basically just a gigantic whine/rant about myself.   -_-___

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2015-04-23 13:40:12 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

A masterpiece truly.

A masterpiece truly.___

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2015-04-23 00:05:18 (6 comments, 20 reshares, 279 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-19 03:11:12 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 86 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-17 20:27:00 (4 comments, 8 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-16 17:35:46 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-16 16:05:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4O6smZrLE

WITH CLOSED CAPTIONS:
https://www.facebook.com/gary.yourofsky/videos/10151672130767089/?fref=nf

I am not a vegetarian or a vegan and I won't change my eating habits because of this video -- but that does not deny the charm and beauty of this child and his innocence <3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX4O6smZrLE

WITH CLOSED CAPTIONS:
https://www.facebook.com/gary.yourofsky/videos/10151672130767089/?fref=nf

I am not a vegetarian or a vegan and I won't change my eating habits because of this video -- but that does not deny the charm and beauty of this child and his innocence <3___

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2015-04-16 13:22:28 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

This is a wonderful and charming write up of the first read-through of the live action Beauty and the Beast <3  Cinderella was spectacular so I have high hopes for this!!  Cannot wait :)

This is a wonderful and charming write up of the first read-through of the live action Beauty and the Beast <3  Cinderella was spectacular so I have high hopes for this!!  Cannot wait :)___

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2015-04-16 00:36:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/15/this-house-is-just-waiting-for-a-horror-film

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/15/this-house-is-just-waiting-for-a-horror-film___

2015-04-15 13:35:42 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Best article I've read in a long time, concise and easy to understand - with solutions to all the problems stated no less:
http://notapattern.net/2014/10/14/ways-men-in-tech-are-unintentionally-sexist/#the-list

quoted here, for more eyes to see:::::


Ways Men In Tech Are Unintentionally Sexist
A friend of mine posted this on Twitter:


I really respect the amount of self-awareness it takes to ask that question! It’s easy to disavow the trolls sending rape and death threats, but it takes much more courage to acknowledge that you might be perpetuating harmful attitudes in less-obvious ways.

[Author’s Note: I felt like it was important to establish some context, but you can also skip the 101-level discussion and jump right to the list.]

This question hints at two important concepts: implicit biases and microaggressions.
W... more »

Best article I've read in a long time, concise and easy to understand - with solutions to all the problems stated no less:
http://notapattern.net/2014/10/14/ways-men-in-tech-are-unintentionally-sexist/#the-list

quoted here, for more eyes to see:::::


Ways Men In Tech Are Unintentionally Sexist
A friend of mine posted this on Twitter:


I really respect the amount of self-awareness it takes to ask that question! It’s easy to disavow the trolls sending rape and death threats, but it takes much more courage to acknowledge that you might be perpetuating harmful attitudes in less-obvious ways.

[Author’s Note: I felt like it was important to establish some context, but you can also skip the 101-level discussion and jump right to the list.]

This question hints at two important concepts: implicit biases and microaggressions.

We have all internalized harmful stereotypes about women — it’s part of growing up in a culture that inculcates gender roles from a very early age. Our culture has deeply-embedded patriarchal power structures (ditto racist and classist and ableist and transphobic and homophobic and so on…) that we all absorb and have to intentionally question and deprogram. We all, regardless of our background or our conscious beliefs, have implicit biases that affect the way we see the world.


Groups that are dominated by one sort of person tend to develop ways of talking and thinking that implicitly center the identities and experiences of that one sort of person, which becomes a self-perpetuating cycle, because it communicates to outsiders that they are different (at best; unwelcome interlopers or second-class citizens, at worst). It can introduce, or exacerbate, the further self-fulfilling prophecies of impostor syndrome and stereotype threat. It can put pressure on people to conform to a certain type in order to succeed.

This context is the heart of why inclusive language matters, why a seemingly-harmless joke isn’t that harmless, and why small things seem to sometimes get blown out of proportion.

Which brings us to microaggressions: “social exchanges in which a member of a dominant culture says or does something, often accidentally, and without intended malice, that belittles and alienates a member of a marginalized group.”

These are little things. Things that many people do without thinking about them and certainly without intending anything by them. Things that individually are meaningless, but in aggregate set the tone of an entire community.

Little things reinforce stereotypes and implicit biases instead of challenging them. They insulate members of the dominant group from having to confront their own biases. They communicate underlying attitudes and community norms. Language may or may not shape the way we think, but it is a powerful signal about what sort of behavior is and is not acceptable, and what your personal expectations are.

Worse, those little things can subtly reinforce the attitudes of actual abusers and signal that they are welcome in our community. (Example: rape jokes are seen as tacit nods of approval by actual rapists.)

Communication is tricky even on the best of days; the best defense against misunderstandings is to develop a finely-tuned sense of empathy, and try to notice as much as possible what we’re doing that might create distance from someone else and keep us from questioning our own assumptions about the world.

Sometimes it’s hard to see these things without getting defensive, or going too far down the road of guilt and excessive self-flagellation. I think it’s important to realize that every single one of us makes this kind of mistake, no one is immune. The determination of character, in my opinion, isn’t whether you slip up, but what you do about it afterward.

If you care about others, nothing feels worse than realizing you accidentally stepped on someone else’s foot. I really think it’s a natural reaction to bristle a bit, to try to minimize it, to protect ourselves from feeling bad. Once I recognized that defensiveness as a natural part of the process, it was much easier for me to realize I was doing it, then apologize and move on instead of digging myself deeper. It takes practice.

The good news, though, is that little things are easy to change. Personally I believe that if you can change the outward tone of a culture, you stand a good chance of changing the actual beliefs and attitudes of that culture.

Caveats: not everyone notices or cares about every single thing on this list, and I’ve probably missed some that my own privilege blinds me to. This is a list specifically focused on sexist microaggressions; while some of the things on this list might also apply to, for instance, transfolk or non-binary folks or people of color, I can’t claim to speak for anyone other than myself.

The post is written as “things men do”, because that’s the question that was asked, but of course anyone can (and does) perpetuate harmful stereotypes.

Finally, this list is written for those who, like me, try to err on the side of being maximally-inclusive. Many of these things are common in our culture, and while I try to model good behavior, I don’t correct others’ usage unless they ask. I consider this an application of the robustness principle.

So, without further ado.

1. Using “guys” to mean “people”.
I fear I’m earning a bit of a reputation for this one among my colleagues, as I sometimes good-naturedly respond to “Hey guys,

?” with “I’m not a guy, but
”. Yes, most people intend this in a gender-neutral way; no, it is not actually gender-neutral. If you think about it, “guys” is only gender-neutral in a situation where maleness is the assumed default.
Many women don’t notice or mind this, but to some in our male-dominated field it can be a tiny, pointed reminder of the extra work they have to do just to fit in, be seen, be taken seriously.

Personally, it can also make me wonder if I’m being seen at all; I often read a message to a mailing list, or in a chat room, that begins “hey guys” and wonder whether the speaker realizes that not everyone on the list is a man. Worse, I worry it sends the wrong message to other women who might observe the exchange. For instance, if a woman was thinking of getting involved in WordPress development, could all the “guys” messages on the wp-hackers list make her think there aren’t any women in that community?

Don’t do the “guys and girls” thing either, which is marginally better but still makes it feel like an afterthought. Try: “folks”, “y’all”, “everyone”, “team”, “channel”, or just “awesome people”. :) If my own experience is any indication, it’ll sound weird for a month or two and then become normal.

Relatedly, avoid assuming male users in your documentation. Just stop worrying and embrace the singular “they”.

2. Similarly: “girls” for “women”.
Yes, I know it’s the best we have as an informal analogue to “guys”, but it infantilizes women and sounds patronizing. It might subconsciously encourage us to take women less seriously. In general, “girl” should be used to refer to female children only. Like “guys”, this will sound weird for about a month and will then become normal.

Some folks are reclaiming “lady” for informal usage, but I’ve found that can be a bit loaded (personally, I don’t think of myself as a lady; when I was a child, my grandfather would reprimand me for wearing jeans or climbing trees, because those things were “unladylike”). YMMV, but for people you don’t know well, I would stick to “women”.

3. “Mom” as an example of a non-technical user.
I know: your mom, like a lot of people, may not be very good with computers. (My mom, on the other hand, while she doesn’t really give herself credit for it, is quite good at figuring computer stuff out. She programmed with punchcards in college and can do things with Excel that I have no idea how to do. It’s my dad who always needs computer help.)

This tired old trope erases the vast number of computer-literate women who happen to be mothers, as well as encouraging condescension. Again, the context here is a society and a professional field where women already struggle to be taken seriously; no need to pile on.

This trope has its own article on the Geek Feminism Wiki, which suggests alternatives: “When the purpose of the statement is to convey the idea that something is “really simple”, ideal nouns will refer to non-human or purely technical categories, such as cat, non-technical user, Ubuntu user, or “newbie.””

4. Using avatars that are male by default.
If the default (or unset) avatar on your site reads as male, you’re making an implicit statement that your “normal” user is male and anyone else is an exception. Personally, I think using a non-gendered (even non-human) avatar can really showcase an app’s creativity.

5. Describing software or algorithms as “sexy”, “hot”, etc.
By sexualizing something that does not need to be sexualized, you’re creating a college-frat-boy type environment, as well as implicitly conflating quality with sexual attractiveness. If I work with you, I want to know that you’re enough of an adult to be able to appreciate something (or someone) without wanting to fornicate with it.

Anyhow, it’s vague. What is so great about it? Is it really efficient, does it solve a problem in a new way, does it scale really well, does it have a great UI?

Related: Referring to hardware (or cars, or whatever) by female names or pronouns. Yeah, okay, grand naval tradition and all that, but it’s still kind of weird. Can you not tell the difference between women and objects?

6. Assuming women they meet are in non-technical roles.
If you meet a woman in a professional setting, like a conference (or the afterparty!), your first assumption should be that she’s there because she’s interested in the material. This seems obvious, but most women have had the unfortunate experience of being assumed to be “the marketing chick” or there with a boyfriend.

Under no circumstances should you ask a woman to prove her technical knowledge to you (even in jest).

Additionally, there’s a lot of implicit misogyny when you feign surprise upon discovering that a conventionally-attractive or feminine-presenting woman is also a geek. If you tell a woman approvingly that she’s “one of the guys” or “not like other women”, well, I’m gonna go out on a limb and say you’ve got some assumptions you need to rethink. (And I’m saying that as a woman who was proud to be called both of those things at one point.)

So, don’t say something like “Wow, I would never guessed you were a nerd!” Technical women often have to walk a fine line between looking properly “nerdy” (at the risk of coming across as sloppy) and looking put-together (but risking being taken less seriously).

7. Fetishizing “hot geek girls”.
It’s not a compliment to get comments like “Wow, a beautiful woman who’s also into kernel hacking?? Will you marry me?”

Rule of thumb: Don’t say anything you wouldn’t say to a man! It’s disrespectful to focus on someone’s appearance instead of their accomplishments.

The “fake marriage proposal” is extra weird because it’s grounded in a measure of success predicated on one’s desirability as a sexual or romantic partner. Women are people in their own right and have value independent of their relationships to men. A radical idea, I know.

An unsolicited “I find you attractive!” remark isn’t a compliment, it’s a note from a boner. I think it’s pretty safe to say that the vast majority of women in technical careers didn’t get into them in order to serve as eye candy or find a date.

We don’t want to be singled out and given extra attention because “ooooh, a woman!”. Yes, being a woman in tech has its unique challenges, but no one wants to feel like they’re only getting attention because of their gender. We want to be treated normally, like human beings who happen to share some perfectly ordinary and normal interests with you.

8. Denigrating things by comparing them to women or femininity.
Don’t casually accuse someone of being “girly” or a “pussy”, or say that they “fight like a girl”, or make fun of them for liking “chick flicks”. Stop policing masculinity with comments about men who cross the line into “too feminine”.

Be on guard for unnecessarily-gendered terms (hysterical, shrill, “man up”, “grow a pair”, ballsy). Notice how those examples are all predicated on the assumption that acting like a man is inherently good, and acting like a woman is inherently bad?

Those are some of the most overt ones, but this kind of thing is weirdly common. I recently called out a cyclist friend for referring to the lowest gear as the “granny gear”.

9. Stereotyping women’s needs… or ignoring them.
Emery boards as conference swag? Really? Protip: Women use battery packs and stickers too.

Conversely, many apps just outright ignore features that disproportionately affect female users (like the conspicuous absence of period tracking functionality in the Apple’s new Health app). The whole issue of swag t-shirts is a big one in this category.

Which brings us neatly to…

10. Using dark UI patterns.
If you write software that enables harassment and stalking, or makes it difficult for users to protect their personal information, you’re disproportionately driving women off of your platform or making them do extra work. Respecting user’s privacy and emphasizing consent in software design is fundamentally an issue of equality — not just gender, but across the board.

Watch out for requirements, such as “real name” policies, that unfairly impact marginalized groups. Commit to writing software that embodies affirmative consent.

11. Repeating generalizations about gender essentialism.
“Women just aren’t interested in programming/math/logic.” This is a thing that people really think, and say out loud. Statistically, the variation between individuals dwarfs any biological differences, and perpetuating these stereotypes has a real, harmful effect.

Even complimentary stereotypes, like “women are better at communicating” or “women have a better eye for design” contribute to the problem by encouraging a “men are from Mars, women are from Venus” approach to gender. This is also known as benevolent sexism.

Similarly, don’t reduce the gender gap in tech to a problem of “getting more women into the pipeline”. The reality is that women leave the industry at every stage of their careers. Solving the pipeline problem is necessary, but not a magic bullet.

On the flip side, don’t excuse bad behavior with “boys will be boys” type excuses. Dismantling gender stereotypes is also about having more respect for men — believing they are just as capable of empathy and self-restraint as any other adult human being.

12. Assuming every woman in tech feels the same way and/or wants to discuss her experiences “as a woman in tech”.
We’re not a monolith, we can’t all speak for each other, and we often want to just talk about our work instead of being seen as women first. See the Ada Initiative’s great post, Breaking The Unicorn Law.

13. Staying quiet when other men do these things.
Finally: this is everybody’s work. It’s not just the responsibility of those affected to speak up — we all play a part in setting the standards for the communities we’re a part of. Leigh Honeywell has a great post about how each of us can help, in the infosec world or anywhere else:

We aren’t doomed to being the harassment and sexual assault capital of the tech world. We can make a difference. And it starts with each one of us standing up for what we think is right, in the moment when it happens.

The concept of “privilege” seems to often come across as an insult, but I think it’s also a statement that you have power in a particular situation, and it’s possible to use that power for good. Those with more privilege have the power to amplify the voices of others, to challenge the status quo without fearing the consequences of speaking up.

Anyhow, that’s what I’ve got. These things serve as a starting point, an MVP, if you will. It’s certainly possible to do more, if you’re willing to devote the time and energy, but these suggestions are the “low-hanging fruit”: small, simple changes that will build the foundation for a better tech culture.___

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2015-04-15 00:37:00 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

Fun time waster: http://zenphoton.com/#AAQAAkACAAEgfwADAWsAwwLOAG//AAAC5AB+A3QBnv8AAAAvALoDZAIQ/wAA

Made this with 3 clicks, I wonder what else it can do...

Fun time waster: http://zenphoton.com/#AAQAAkACAAEgfwADAWsAwwLOAG//AAAC5AB+A3QBnv8AAAAvALoDZAIQ/wAA

Made this with 3 clicks, I wonder what else it can do...___

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2015-04-14 17:44:14 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

Just got this - hopefully it arrives before this weekend so I can test it out on the trail before a big trip that's coming up.

Anyone have any experience with f-stop hiking backpacks?

Just got this - hopefully it arrives before this weekend so I can test it out on the trail before a big trip that's coming up.

Anyone have any experience with f-stop hiking backpacks?___

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2015-04-14 01:08:44 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

This article is brilliant and awesome.  Every pretentious jerkface should read it :D  

And then everyone else too, so we can laugh at the pretentious jerkfaces when they pop up.

(The best part is the comments where you get the chestbeaters freaking out over their sacred cow being beaten.)

This article is brilliant and awesome.  Every pretentious jerkface should read it :D  

And then everyone else too, so we can laugh at the pretentious jerkfaces when they pop up.

(The best part is the comments where you get the chestbeaters freaking out over their sacred cow being beaten.)___

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2015-04-13 14:31:48 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/3044670/how-the-grid-will-automate-web-design-without-killing-the-designer

Sign up here:::  http://thegrid.io/#25689

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Sign up here:::  http://thegrid.io/#25689___

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2015-04-12 13:27:18 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/11/covent-garden-candy-shop-hope-greenwood

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/11/covent-garden-candy-shop-hope-greenwood___

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2015-04-11 21:03:38 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

https://twitter.com/jen_sketch/status/586995714057723905

Can you spot the hidden picture? ;)  

https://twitter.com/jen_sketch/status/586995714057723905

Can you spot the hidden picture? ;)  ___

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2015-04-06 21:21:58 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 70 +1s)Open 

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/6/a-dartmoor-sunset-catalog-surfing

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/6/a-dartmoor-sunset-catalog-surfing___

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2015-04-06 02:25:55 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

http://jensketch.com/woolgathering/2015/4/5/summoning-a-fairy-to-do-your-bidding

http://jensketch.com/woolgathering/2015/4/5/summoning-a-fairy-to-do-your-bidding___

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2015-04-05 20:11:56 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 58 +1s)Open 

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/5/tarletons-quarter-the-buford-massacre

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/5/tarletons-quarter-the-buford-massacre___

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2015-04-03 16:06:14 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 47 +1s)Open 

http://jensketch.com/photo-blog/2015/4/3/fairies-you-dont-really-know-what-you-think-you-know

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