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Miguel Rodriguez has been at 7 events

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Swiss Photography Club G+968The +Swiss Photography Club G+ would like to invite you to a photo walk in and near *Luzern* on *Saturday 8 June*. The walk will offer long exposure, street and landscape photography opportunities. *The Photowalk* We will start the day in the city center of Lucerne, where there will be opportunities to do city/street photography near the old town. At the end of the morning we will grab a few sandwiches in preparation for the afternoon part of the walk . In the afternoon we will go up to the Pilatus mountain. Pilatus is one of the most legendary places in Central Switzerland, and one of the most beautiful. On a clear day the mountain offers a panoramic view of the Vierwaldstättersee (lake Lucerne) and 73 Alpine peaks.  To get to Pilatus we will travel by boat from Luzern to Alpnachstad, where we will take the cogtrain up to Pilatus. The combined boat/cogtrain trip takes about  1 1/2 hour. Obviously there will be plenty of shooting opportunities on the boat as well. For those who are interested and still have time, it will be an option to stay in the evening and to do some long exposure and night photography at the lake. For more info please visit:  http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/lucerne.html http://www.myswitzerland.com/en/pilatus1.html *Schedule* 08:15 - 08:30 Meet at the Luzern main train station (at the big arch in front) 08:30 - 08:45 Organize Tickets for the public transport to the Pilatus 08:45 - 11:30 Morning Program in Luzern city 11.50 - 13:30 Travel to Pilatus (sandwich during travel) 13:30 - 16:15 Afternoon Shooting from the top of mount Pilatus 16:25 - 18:00 Transfer back to Luzern Mainstation 18.00 - 19.00 Farewell drink, small dinner for evening-shooters 19:00 - 22:00 Tentative evening shoot *Gear* All lenses are useful. Those who want to do long exposure photography, will need to bring the necessary kit: ND filters, cable release, tripod, etc. *Costs* Combi-ticket boat and cogtrain to Pilatus:      CHF 80,= (CHF 40,= with halftax) *Organizers* +Martin Weibel and +Johan Peijnenburg  Hope to see you in Luzern! The SPC Organization Team LUZERN & PILATUS PHOTOWALK2013-06-08 08:15:0029  
Jens “Google Plus Yoda” Graikowski582,011HANGOUT FOR THE FIRST F1 GRAND PRIX OF THE SEASON Last year we did several "Formula 1 Race hangouts" and though I'd have wished attendance to have been a bit higher, we had great fun with the few who did come. This year (after G+ has settled down a bit) I hope that we get a few more peeps to watch the races together with us. Here is how it works: ➢ We all watch the race on our own individual TV sets. There is not going to be a race broadcast in the hangout for several reasons. ▸ A broadcast would take over the hangouts audio and would make it impossible for us to talk. ▸ It means, we can all watch the race in the language we prefer (in my case it's German). ▸ The broadcast would take up a hangout spot. I'd rather have one of you guys there. ➢ I'll invite participants in two steps. ▸ About an hour before the race starts (find out here, when exactly that will be in your time zone: http://bit.ly/Ynm5nT) I will invite all of those of the "Google+ Paddock Club".  ▸ Just before the race I will invite my Formula 1 circle. GET YOU GOOGLE+ PADDOCK CLUB PASS! So if you want to make sure, that you get a spot, join the "G+PC"! To join the club you can either click on "Going" at this event or +1 the second comment at this post: http://bit.ly/ZfYUhL. Either way you'll be added to the "G+PC" circle. I'd also like your ideas on how to make the Formula 1 Race Hangout more interesting.Formula 1 Race Hangout - Melbourne/Australia2013-03-17 07:00:0048  
Tim Utzig15,418Thought it might be fun to post a pic of your country, city or state this week, now through Wednesday - as many or as few as you'd like. Just thought it would be a fun way to share a little bit about your country, experiences and some of your favorite destinations and maybe meet a new person. Just take a pic and post it here. Open to invite friends as well.  #YourFavoritePlace  Your Favorite Place2012-11-17 18:00:00191  
LeWeb1,114,499Join us for a google hangout with Le Web speaker, Rafi Haladjian, CEO of Sen.se. "At Sen.se, we believe there is no such thing as the Internet of Things. We rather believe in an Internet of Everything where Humans, Nature, Machines, Objects, Environments, Information, Physical and Virtual spaces all mix up, talk, intertwine, interact, enrich and empower each other in all sorts of ways. This is what we are building and we think that we are not alone."LeWeb Speaker Hangout with Rafi Haladjian, CEO of Sen.se2012-10-16 19:00:0027  
LeWeb1,114,499Smart Things is one of those companies that as soon as you hear about it...it just blows your mind.   It opens your eyes to the magical things that technology will do in the near future.  It's the kinds of thing that we imagined as kids, or saw in movies.  We've arrived at that day in "the future". The concept is simple.  Smart Things is building a platform that allows every day things to connect to the internet.  Watch the video on their (super successful) kickstarter page to see exactly what it can do. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/smartthings/smartthings-make-your-world-smarter Then join us on Thursday for what's sure to be an amazingly insightful hangout with LeWeb speaker Alex Hawkinson, the CEO of SmartThings. If you don't want to join the actual hang out, don't worry, you can watch the whole thing live on YouTube, and ask questions in the comments. Can't make it live?  We have you covered too.  All the videos will be available on our YouTube page at http://youtube.com/leweb And remember, Dec 4-6 is coming up fast.  Get your tickets to LeWeb Paris now, and see more amazing speakers like Alex take the stage and blow your mind.  http://www.leweb.co/register/parisLeWeb Google Hangout with Alex Hawkinson, CEO of Smart Things2012-10-09 19:00:0093  
LeWeb1,114,499Imagine if you could get updates to your phone whenever your houseplants need to be taken care of?  Philipp Bolliger invented just that. With the Koubachi Wi-Fi Plant Sensor, you can track the health of your houseplants and get notified when they need to be watered.  On Tuesday, join us with Philipp for a google hangout, where you guys can join in, ask questions, or just enjoy the show on our youtube channel at http://youtube.com/leweb It's all part of our LeWeb Speaker hangout series, where we bring in amazing entrepreneurs and innovators to talk about "The Internet of Things" and learn more about their stories. Get your ticket to LeWeb Paris on December 4, 5 and 6, to see amazing speakers like Philipp take the stage and share the future of "The Internet of things": http://paris.leweb.co/LeWeb Hangout with Philipp Bolliger, Founder and CEO of Koubachi, The Wi-Fi Plant Sensor2012-10-02 19:00:0049  
LeWeb1,114,499Join us on Tuesday, Sept 25th for a Google Hangout with Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings.  We'll be asking him questions about building his company, about the future of the internet of things and much more. We'll also be inviting members of the LeWeb community to join in the hangout or tune in on the livestream on our YouTube page: http://youtube.com/leweb RSVP to add this to your calendar, and we'll be creating the hangout and sharing the link on our G+ page right before the interview starts. -- Cédric and his company Withings is hustling at the front lines of the "Internet of Things" movement.  They've reinvented previously simple technology like baby monitors, body scales and blood pressure monitors to take advantage of the technology that people have at their fingertips today in smart phones and tablets. You can check out their amazing products and learn more about the company here: http://www.withings.com/Hangout with Cédric Hutchings, CEO of Withings2012-09-25 19:00:0079  

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2015-05-07 00:51:43 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

The first road-legal self-driving truck has been issued a license plate by the state of Nevada. The vehicle is "NHTSA level 3" certified, which means that it can drive itself, but a driver is required to be able to take over control if the need arises. (Level 4, at which nothing has yet been certified, can operate completely autonomously, without any humans paying attention at all)

Daimler (which owns Freightliner) is pitching this as a solution for driver drowsiness, which is a significant issue for truck drivers. Going forward, this is likely to be an important milestone in getting autonomous transport into our day-to-day world.

Most reshares: 4

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2015-02-27 09:42:17 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Avoiding the "Star architect" effect, or a reminder to keep your end users in mind
i'm a sucker for modern architecture. There is one star architect: Santiago Caltrava whom I like.  The problem is that everywhere I go Mr Calatrava has designed beautiful architectural monuments but has forgotten the needs of the end users.  Take the example of this beautiful looking bridge in Bilbao, Spain.

This bridge crosses the main river and it has a beautiful set of stairs going up.  It fits within the city and its new monuments. It seems almost perfect except for one thing:  The original design had the floor made out of glass.  Of course this would be a nice touch except that the city where it was built has these days of non stopping rain all year long. 

When I spoke about the bridge with the waiter at the fantastic fish restaurant I had lunch he was telling meabout... more »

Most plusones: 16

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2015-06-21 18:24:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Sunset by the lake of Zurich. 

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2015-08-04 06:07:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Chocolate, sun and fireworks in Zurich 

Chocolate, sun and fireworks in Zurich ___

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2015-07-27 06:17:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Berlin on a cloudy and windy day 

Berlin on a cloudy and windy day ___

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2015-07-14 17:17:51 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Twenty years ago this day, one of the random generators in life put me on a plane to Switzerland with a one way ticket and all my possessions in a backpack. I was supposed to be here one year only, but life knows better than that. Plus, once you have tasted the chocolate there is no going back.
Of course, I'm proud of my Mexican roots, and thankful for my friends in the US and in Europe. But for now, this is the place I call home. Therefore, today I celebrate the day with the best chocolate cake there is.

Twenty years ago this day, one of the random generators in life put me on a plane to Switzerland with a one way ticket and all my possessions in a backpack. I was supposed to be here one year only, but life knows better than that. Plus, once you have tasted the chocolate there is no going back.
Of course, I'm proud of my Mexican roots, and thankful for my friends in the US and in Europe. But for now, this is the place I call home. Therefore, today I celebrate the day with the best chocolate cake there is.___

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2015-07-12 05:14:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

New York at night from the Empire State Building

New York at night from the Empire State Building___

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2015-06-27 19:54:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Sunset by the lake. 

Sunset by the lake. ___

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2015-06-21 18:24:13 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Sunset by the lake of Zurich. 

Sunset by the lake of Zurich. ___

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2015-06-19 19:34:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Beautiful sunset by the lake of Zurich. Taken from Horgen. 

Beautiful sunset by the lake of Zurich. Taken from Horgen. ___

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2015-06-18 12:48:44 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Do you ever stare at the wallpaper and see faces or animals?  Well, neural networks can also see them. Take a look at the picture gallery and enjoy the text that explains how the system works and what they did to create this "Computer generated art"

Do you ever stare at the wallpaper and see faces or animals?  Well, neural networks can also see them. Take a look at the picture gallery and enjoy the text that explains how the system works and what they did to create this "Computer generated art"___

2015-06-15 19:46:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Yann LeCun, explains convolutional neural networks in simple language. Worth watching and showing it to people interested in understanding AI.

https://www.facebook.com/Engineering/videos/10153304607812200/

Yann LeCun, explains convolutional neural networks in simple language. Worth watching and showing it to people interested in understanding AI.

https://www.facebook.com/Engineering/videos/10153304607812200/___

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2015-06-13 10:28:05 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Ufenau island in the lake of Zurich 

Ufenau island in the lake of Zurich ___

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2015-06-07 18:02:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Very nice time lapse videos from the ISS

High Roller
Crystal Methed
#triphop   #internationalspacestation  

If you have big screen and big sound, cue this up, crank it to ten, and enjoy both the thumping rhythmatica of High Roller while watching the amazing visuals from the International Space Station. ___Very nice time lapse videos from the ISS

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2015-06-05 06:12:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Picknicking with the bears...

This bear was onto it!___Picknicking with the bears...

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2015-06-01 14:08:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Where the streets have no name, live in San Jose. 

Where the streets have no name, live in San Jose. ___

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2015-05-31 15:44:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Herons by the lake of Zurich 

Herons by the lake of Zurich ___

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2015-05-31 15:16:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Sunday walk in the Au peninsula by the lake of Zurich. 

Sunday walk in the Au peninsula by the lake of Zurich. ___

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2015-05-26 19:46:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This has huge potential.

Now all that's needed is a Free Software cloud platform to take control of our homes. Why not kick it off coming Friday in Berlin?

https://www.digitalstrom.org/en/alliance/developer/digitalstrom-hackathon-berlin/

This has huge potential.

Now all that's needed is a Free Software cloud platform to take control of our homes. Why not kick it off coming Friday in Berlin?

https://www.digitalstrom.org/en/alliance/developer/digitalstrom-hackathon-berlin/___

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2015-05-19 23:54:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Wanna Weav?
Very interesting idea.
The aim of Weav isn’t merely to find its place in a heavily populated world of music-related digital platforms: it’s to entirely change the way musicians create (and audiences listen to) music. The premise is simple enough: when a track is sped up or slowed down by a listener at home today, it inevitably becomes distorted.Cute Little Apps thinks it has a solution: asking musicians to record different elements of a song suitable to be played at different speeds, leaving the listener able to move the BPM up and down while receiving an audio blend that is always pleasing to the ear.

Looking forward to the Beta.

Hat tip +Lars Rasmussen 

http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/the-inventor-of-google-maps-wants-to-change-the-way-you-listen-to-music/

#Music   #Weav  

Wanna Weav?
Very interesting idea.
The aim of Weav isn’t merely to find its place in a heavily populated world of music-related digital platforms: it’s to entirely change the way musicians create (and audiences listen to) music. The premise is simple enough: when a track is sped up or slowed down by a listener at home today, it inevitably becomes distorted.Cute Little Apps thinks it has a solution: asking musicians to record different elements of a song suitable to be played at different speeds, leaving the listener able to move the BPM up and down while receiving an audio blend that is always pleasing to the ear.

Looking forward to the Beta.

Hat tip +Lars Rasmussen 

http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/the-inventor-of-google-maps-wants-to-change-the-way-you-listen-to-music/

#Music   #Weav  ___

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2015-05-19 23:47:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Is Technology making the Universal Basic Income already a reality?

Technology creates prosperity. It reduces the costs of almost everything we need. But it is a double edged sword that eliminates jobs that can be automated. This raises the question of what will folks whose job gets displaced do for a living? Some thinkers propose a Universal Basic Income that would allow to cover the basic needs for everyone. I actually believe that this income it is already being distributed.

#selfdrivingcars   #basicincome   #technology  
https://medium.com/@ursushorribilis/is-technology-making-the-universal-basic-income-already-a-reality-a15c6420ed45

Is Technology making the Universal Basic Income already a reality?

Technology creates prosperity. It reduces the costs of almost everything we need. But it is a double edged sword that eliminates jobs that can be automated. This raises the question of what will folks whose job gets displaced do for a living? Some thinkers propose a Universal Basic Income that would allow to cover the basic needs for everyone. I actually believe that this income it is already being distributed.

#selfdrivingcars   #basicincome   #technology  
https://medium.com/@ursushorribilis/is-technology-making-the-universal-basic-income-already-a-reality-a15c6420ed45___

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2015-05-18 16:13:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Want the music to change speed to match what you are doing?
Now there is also an app for that. From the team lead by +Lars Rasmussen

Want the music to change speed to match what you are doing?
Now there is also an app for that. From the team lead by +Lars Rasmussen___

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2015-05-09 09:02:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Ran the Sola Stafetta again. Uetliberg to Felsenegg. 

Ran the Sola Stafetta again. Uetliberg to Felsenegg. ___

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2015-05-07 00:51:43 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

While everyone is talking about the self driving car the real action and benefits are in trucks that are in the road most of the time

The first road-legal self-driving truck has been issued a license plate by the state of Nevada. The vehicle is "NHTSA level 3" certified, which means that it can drive itself, but a driver is required to be able to take over control if the need arises. (Level 4, at which nothing has yet been certified, can operate completely autonomously, without any humans paying attention at all)

Daimler (which owns Freightliner) is pitching this as a solution for driver drowsiness, which is a significant issue for truck drivers. Going forward, this is likely to be an important milestone in getting autonomous transport into our day-to-day world.___While everyone is talking about the self driving car the real action and benefits are in trucks that are in the road most of the time

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2015-05-06 18:53:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

A friend of mine is walking through the Andes for 6 days fundraising for the kids in Gaza and Irak.

Hint: +Richard Branson, maybe you can help spread the word?

Its for a good cause, help her help the kids.

https://www.justgiving.com/Sophie-BullockUK/

A friend of mine is walking through the Andes for 6 days fundraising for the kids in Gaza and Irak.

Hint: +Richard Branson, maybe you can help spread the word?

Its for a good cause, help her help the kids.

https://www.justgiving.com/Sophie-BullockUK/___

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2015-05-04 20:30:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Try their Timeful app on your phone, a great idea by one of my favorite authors +Dan Ariely 
Now part of Google.

Timeful is moving to the next step. What an adventure.  ___Try their Timeful app on your phone, a great idea by one of my favorite authors +Dan Ariely 
Now part of Google.

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2015-05-01 20:03:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Might get this before the Tesla car...

Incredibly inspiring. So worth 20 minutes of your time. I've already ordered mine. Elon has the amazing ability to make things happen. He doesn't just dream, he executes and delivers against his ideas. That's inspiring.

www.theverge.com/2015/5/1/8527543/elon-musk-tesla-battery-feels___Might get this before the Tesla car...

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2015-05-01 19:18:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

When satisficing goes wrong
I am a satisficer.  Not only that, I am the satisficer of the family.  A satisficer will optimize decisions by taking the first solution that will "satisfy" the issue at hand. This is contrary to a maximizer, who can spend hours analyzing the pros and cons of all possible solutions to a problem. As you might imagine, my wife is the maximizer in the family.

Usually a satisficer has an easy life.  You have an issue, you search for a solution, find the first one that works and take it. Then you can draw a check mark on the issue and keep on with your life.  Except when it goes wrong...

Our DVD player is some 8 years old.  It survived our little kids, playing thousands of hours of cartoons, usually over and over.  But lately it has issues reading disks.  It will work, sometimes the second, sometimes the fifth, sometimes the eighttime y... more »

When satisficing goes wrong
I am a satisficer.  Not only that, I am the satisficer of the family.  A satisficer will optimize decisions by taking the first solution that will "satisfy" the issue at hand. This is contrary to a maximizer, who can spend hours analyzing the pros and cons of all possible solutions to a problem. As you might imagine, my wife is the maximizer in the family.

Usually a satisficer has an easy life.  You have an issue, you search for a solution, find the first one that works and take it. Then you can draw a check mark on the issue and keep on with your life.  Except when it goes wrong...

Our DVD player is some 8 years old.  It survived our little kids, playing thousands of hours of cartoons, usually over and over.  But lately it has issues reading disks.  It will work, sometimes the second, sometimes the fifth, sometimes the eight time you insert the movie.  A replacement was due.

So I go to the store and as a good satisficer would do, buy the first DVD/Blue ray/USB/ Networked/ DLNA/ Youtube/ Netflix/ you name it player.  A fine device.  Except for one thing.  I did not check the cable outputs. My new player has a minimalist design. An HDMI output, a coaxial SPDIF audio out, an Ethernet connector and a USB input.

I get with my shining new device home.  I realize that my 10 year old projector does not have an HDMI input.  My maximizing wife started grinsing at me.  But a satisficer will not give up easily.  I looked at my online electronics distributor and promptly found a HDMI to VGA connector adapter.  I ordered it and once it arrived I unboxed all componets.

The god of the maximizers had several blows in store for me. After connecting the adaptor the screen of my projector was black. I had also forgotten that my Denon audio system had an optical SPDIF interface and not a Coaxial like that devilish minimalist device had.  

I could see the grins in my maximizing wife turning into a wide smile.  The final blow came when I connected my PC monitor and realized that the lowest resolution that HDMI offers is way higher than my 10 year old projector.

So for once my satisfizing went wrong.  I am now in Maximizers land, trying to decide if I should get a new projector, what to do about the audio input, or if I should just get an "older" DVD player with less functions that will display something in my old projector.

Decisions, decisions. I've drifted to maximizing hell, all I wanted was for my daughter to see the latest Tinkerbell movie comfortably...

p.d. My maximizing wife is now ROFLOLing 

#satisfizer   #maximizer   #hdmi   #cablesalad  ___

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2015-04-26 14:11:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Beautiful spring weather this weekend. Tons of flowers, bees and butterflies. 

Beautiful spring weather this weekend. Tons of flowers, bees and butterflies. ___

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2015-04-24 07:29:07 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

I got a Visual Studio license for the next 5 million years...
I wonder if support is included...

I got a Visual Studio license for the next 5 million years...
I wonder if support is included...___

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2015-04-23 15:07:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

digitalSTROM Algorithms. Keeping track of historical temperature data.
When interviewing candidates that want to join our digitalstrom team I always have some algorithm questions ready for them.  And what I am looking for is someone who can not only get the task done but also somebody who would choose the most efficient algorithm that gets the task done.  
One example of an algorithm question I use is keeping track of the historical temperature data for our customers. Choosing the right algorithm can make a big difference on the amount of data that we have to keep in our backend servers for every installation.
The problem description is quite simple: We have a smartphone application where the user should be able to view the indoor temperature of a given room together with the outdoor temperature.  We want the user to be able to zoom in and out in time, and to scrollth... more »

digitalSTROM Algorithms. Keeping track of historical temperature data.
When interviewing candidates that want to join our digitalstrom team I always have some algorithm questions ready for them.  And what I am looking for is someone who can not only get the task done but also somebody who would choose the most efficient algorithm that gets the task done.  
One example of an algorithm question I use is keeping track of the historical temperature data for our customers. Choosing the right algorithm can make a big difference on the amount of data that we have to keep in our backend servers for every installation.
The problem description is quite simple: We have a smartphone application where the user should be able to view the indoor temperature of a given room together with the outdoor temperature.  We want the user to be able to zoom in and out in time, and to scroll through the graph.
Returning the raw data to the smartphone will not work for all cases.  The smartphone has limited memory resources and network bandwidth.  Lets assume that you receive a new temperature value every 5 minutes. If the user zooms out to a week the graph would have to display 12*24*7= 2016 data points.   That's just for a week.  The smartphone app will be slow if we use raw data.
- The first question I expect from a candidate is how many data points can we send to the smartphone application so that it stays responsive.  About 1000 is a good answer
- The second concept I expect is to get some kind of aggregation defined. Once the zoom level reaches a given scale an efficient implementation will use a different data set that returns data every hour, and then every day, and then every week.  The smartphone app will then fetch the aggregated data when zoomed out.
And its now that things start getting interesting.  Fetching the stored data to calculate the rolling average on every query is definitely a poor design decision.  I would expect the candidate to come with a schema for keeping a rolling average.
Aggregating data for one hour requires adding the 12 five minute values and dividing them by 12 once the hour is reached. But there is a small detail to consider.  If we only wait until the hour is finished to calculate the value, the graph will have a gap at the end. For example, if it is 10:55 we would have data for:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and then a gap of 55 minutes.  We can do better than this.
We can create an algorithm that will keep a rolling average of the last hour. This algorithm will have to keep track of 2 numbers:
- The total of the sum of all temperatures
- The number of data sets
Calculating the value of the 10:55 data point is easily done by dividing the sum by the number of data sets.The same needs to be done for the day and week series.
The best engineers will also cover corner cases like what happens if the server were we are keeping the data restarts.  Using our algorithm we just need to make sure we store our total and count for every of the series we are keeping.
As the old saying goes: „All roads lead to Rome“. But we want the one that will get us there faster and spending the least amount of resources. ___

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2015-04-15 05:34:36 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

That's what I call setting the priorities right...

Remember - always get a good social media picture before taking care of any emergency. ___That's what I call setting the priorities right...

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2015-04-13 10:40:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

So true.

Infographic: How managers affect their employees' wellbeing: http://virg.in/ZoKbp #virgindisruptors ___So true.

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2015-04-12 08:59:24 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

View of the lake of Zurich. Taken in an iPhone with HDR fusion. Effects with Snapseed 

View of the lake of Zurich. Taken in an iPhone with HDR fusion. Effects with Snapseed ___

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2015-04-11 06:36:32 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

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2015-04-10 05:26:53 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Thanks to +Alan Dayley for sharing these slides on Agile.

Mile High Agile 2015 was last Friday in Denver. Two of my colleagues from +SolutionsIQ and myself led sessions during the one-day event. We had a lot of attendees in our sessions, easily obvious since 850+ were registered!

While reading slides is not the same as experiencing the session, these decks can give you some of the ideas we were talking about. Let me know if you have questions.___Thanks to +Alan Dayley for sharing these slides on Agile.

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2015-04-06 19:46:25 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Greetings from Switzerland. Doing HDR using HDR fusion on my iPhone and filtering using Snapseed...

Greetings from Switzerland. Doing HDR using HDR fusion on my iPhone and filtering using Snapseed...___

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2015-04-06 07:23:45 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

A different kind of quesadilla. Love the mix of cheeses.

Salvadoran Rice Cheese Cake recipe (Quesadilla).

At the request of the smart and wonderful, +Giselle Minoli, here is my recipe for Salvadoran quesadilla. (Salvadoran quesadilla is completely different from Mexican quesadilla: The Salvadoran Quesadilla is a sweet and delicious, soft and creamy cake with a hint of cinnamon.)

This is my own version, of course, so it's a little different than the typical recipe.  Also, this particular quesadilla was baked in a wood-fired oven, the same way it used to be done in El Salvador when I was little. To make the 3-tiered layer cake I made a double batch and put it into three nesting cake pans.

I grew up eating this wonderful treat, always with a cup of homemade hot chocolate. My mom taught me how to make this, except she doesn't use any eggs (she doesn't like them) so it's possible to skip the eggs if that's your preference. But you'll need to add a cup of buttermilk if you do that.

Salvadoran Rice Cheese Cake (Salvadoran Quesadilla)

1/2 cup brown rice flour
1/2 cup white rice flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon ground ceylon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup almond meal 
4 eggs
1 cup plain sheep milk yogurt, room temperature 
1 cup labneh cheese, room temperature (or creme fraiche or mascarpone cheese)
1 cup crumbled sheep feta cheese, room temperature 
1 cup grated parmesan or aged pecorino cheese
1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sucanat (or organic sugar)
1 stick goat butter, room temperature or melted (or organic butter)
2 tablespoons cup raw sesame seeds

Preparation:

1 - Pre-heat oven to 350F

2 - Prepare rimmed cookie sheet by greasing it with butter and dusting it with rice flour until well coated. Discard of excess flour.

3 - Sift flour with baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a medium bowl (using sifter or medium mesh strainer). Add almond meal and mix until well combined and set aside.

4 - In a large bowl, using electric hand mixer or large whisk, beat the eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar and continue to beat until well combined.

5 - In a medium bowl, using a hand mixer or whisk, combine yogurt, labneh, feta, parmesan or pecorino and vanilla until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture and mix until well combined. Add egg mixture and mix until the batter is smooth  (tiny chunks of cheese are okay).

6 - Pour batter and spread evenly with a rubber spatula into the cookie sheet. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until it looks dark golden brown and it springs up at the touch of the finger and the edge pulls away from the edge of the pan. Remove from oven and allow to cool off on wire rack. Cut into squares and eat warm. Can be reheated for a soft consistency.

Variations: 

- For added nutrition, add 1/4 cup ground yellow flax seeds or 1/4 cup chia seeds mixed with 1/4 cup buttermilk (or organic milk)

- Use only whole grain brown rice flour

- Make it without eggs by adding one cup of buttermilk

Here is the cookie-sheet:
http://www.amazon.com/Nordic-Ware-Natural-Aluminum-Commercial/dp/B000G0KJG4/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1428261733&sr=1-1&keywords=aluminum+cookie+sheet___A different kind of quesadilla. Love the mix of cheeses.

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2015-04-02 18:56:54 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Traditional Easter pie from Sprungli in Zurich, Switzerland.
We can't agree on what are the rabbits carrying in their hands...

Traditional Easter pie from Sprungli in Zurich, Switzerland.
We can't agree on what are the rabbits carrying in their hands...___

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2015-03-31 18:21:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Great thoughts on bringing change...

Transformation Axioms

Agree or disagree? Either way, tell me more.

* An organization's successful transformation to Agile must include changes in process (teams, product definition, workflow, etc.), culture (ex. hierarchy, management, policy, etc.) and technology (ex. technical practices, architecture, automation, etc.).

* Changing these three areas at the same time is nearly impossible, at least to start.

* Process is where most organizations start and end their change.

* Without congruent change to culture and technology, change to process will be superficial or even damaging. 

* A significant part of the backlash against Agile ideas is a result of experiences with superficial and damaging process change without congruent culture and technology changes.

* Successful process change, even partial improvement can create the positive energy to trigger culture and technology change.

* People of passion and vision at all levels of the organization are the reason for success and positive change.

* If you are one of those passionate visionaries, you need to change your organization, or change your organization, so that improvements to work life and the world increase.

* Agile is not the point, it is a path. A better world is the point.___Great thoughts on bringing change...

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2015-03-31 18:20:25 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

After the storm. Clear skies 

After the storm. Clear skies ___

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2015-03-24 18:12:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

At the Urania bar in Zurich. 

At the Urania bar in Zurich. ___

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2015-03-24 07:22:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Foggy morning by the lake.
With view of the alps. Shot from Wädenswil 

Foggy morning by the lake.
With view of the alps. Shot from Wädenswil ___

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2015-03-20 17:39:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

At the bay by Alameda across from San Francisco 

At the bay by Alameda across from San Francisco ___

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2015-03-17 01:24:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

At Stanford 

At Stanford ___

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2015-03-15 10:08:03 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

For those scrum practitioners out there.

Tom Roden and Ben Williams launched a new #50quickideas book: Fifty Quick Ideas To Improve Your Retrospectives. The book is now available in progress on LeanPub, and we expect to have the final version in Q3 this year https://leanpub.com/50quickretrospectives - enjoy!___For those scrum practitioners out there.

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2015-03-01 17:22:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Old iron works in the Basque Country
Beautifully preserved in the town of Beasain 

Old iron works in the Basque Country
Beautifully preserved in the town of Beasain ___

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2015-02-28 23:10:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Restaurant Azurmendi
With its 3 Michelin stars worth the trip. Fantastic food and service. Excellent culinary adventure. 

Restaurant Azurmendi
With its 3 Michelin stars worth the trip. Fantastic food and service. Excellent culinary adventure. ___

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2015-02-27 18:48:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

More food porn
In the Basque Country 

More food porn
In the Basque Country ___

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2015-02-27 18:22:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

San Sebastián in the Basque Country 

San Sebastián in the Basque Country ___

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2015-02-27 09:43:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Avoiding the "Star architect" effect, or a reminder to keep your end users in mind
i'm a sucker for modern architecture. There is one star architect: Santiago Caltrava whom I like.  The problem is that everywhere I go Mr Calatrava has designed beautiful architectural monuments but has forgotten the needs of the end users.  Take the example of this beautiful looking bridge in Bilbao, Spain.

This bridge crosses the main river and it has a beautiful set of stairs going up.  It fits within the city and its new monuments. It seems almost perfect except for one thing:  The original design had the floor made out of glass.  Of course this would be a nice touch except that the city where it was built has these days of non stopping rain all year long. 

When I spoke about the bridge with the waiter at the fantastic fish restaurant I had lunch he was telling meabout... more »

Avoiding the "Star architect" effect, or a reminder to keep your end users in mind
i'm a sucker for modern architecture. There is one star architect: Santiago Caltrava whom I like.  The problem is that everywhere I go Mr Calatrava has designed beautiful architectural monuments but has forgotten the needs of the end users.  Take the example of this beautiful looking bridge in Bilbao, Spain.

This bridge crosses the main river and it has a beautiful set of stairs going up.  It fits within the city and its new monuments. It seems almost perfect except for one thing:  The original design had the floor made out of glass.  Of course this would be a nice touch except that the city where it was built has these days of non stopping rain all year long. 

When I spoke about the bridge with the waiter at the fantastic fish restaurant I had lunch he was telling me about the stories of the old ladies falling on the bridge because of it being so slippery.  He also mentioned another monument built by Mr Calatrava: The airport terminal building. Its a beautiful building that looks like a bird, except that this geometry together with the rain resulted in water leaks all over the place.

I was wondering how to avoid what I call "The Calatrava" trap.  In software we also sometimes design beautiful constructs that our customers like but the end users abhor.  What I believe to be the key is to understand that the customers are not always the end users.  

Let me give you another example. Another building by Mr Calatrava is a magnificent palace of congress in Valencia Spain.  Very futuristic lines. One small problem: Its made out of glass, which in the Mediterranean sun result in a fantastic warm green house. The costs of air conditioning for the building were horrendous last time I visited.  I am sure that the majors of the cities, both Valencia and Bilbao are very happy with their monuments. They show modern architecture, vanguard thinking.  But the citizens think otherwise.

What could Mr Calatrava done different:  Visit the places. I'm sure he did not realize that a glass floor in a bridge on a rainy city was not a safe thing, or that a glass building in a sunny city was an environmental disaster.  The buildings are beautiful, but not useful.  In the end the people help themselves. In this bridge in Bilbao they ended up with a large black carpet and nobody falls now.

So next time you are designing a software solution please think about the end users and not only about the customers.  Maybe that cloud backend based solution that your customers are so sold on, is not going to be a practicable solution once the end users start using it.

And yes, I do believe that an agile software development will help here, provided you have a product owner that will represent the end user as well as the customer.

#architecture   #softwarearchitecture   #agiledevelopment  ___

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2015-02-27 09:42:17 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Avoiding the "Star architect" effect, or a reminder to keep your end users in mind
i'm a sucker for modern architecture. There is one star architect: Santiago Caltrava whom I like.  The problem is that everywhere I go Mr Calatrava has designed beautiful architectural monuments but has forgotten the needs of the end users.  Take the example of this beautiful looking bridge in Bilbao, Spain.

This bridge crosses the main river and it has a beautiful set of stairs going up.  It fits within the city and its new monuments. It seems almost perfect except for one thing:  The original design had the floor made out of glass.  Of course this would be a nice touch except that the city where it was built has these days of non stopping rain all year long. 

When I spoke about the bridge with the waiter at the fantastic fish restaurant I had lunch he was telling meabout... more »

Avoiding the "Star architect" effect, or a reminder to keep your end users in mind
i'm a sucker for modern architecture. There is one star architect: Santiago Caltrava whom I like.  The problem is that everywhere I go Mr Calatrava has designed beautiful architectural monuments but has forgotten the needs of the end users.  Take the example of this beautiful looking bridge in Bilbao, Spain.

This bridge crosses the main river and it has a beautiful set of stairs going up.  It fits within the city and its new monuments. It seems almost perfect except for one thing:  The original design had the floor made out of glass.  Of course this would be a nice touch except that the city where it was built has these days of non stopping rain all year long. 

When I spoke about the bridge with the waiter at the fantastic fish restaurant I had lunch he was telling me about the stories of the old ladies falling on the bridge because of it being so slippery.  He also mentioned another monument built by Mr Calatrava: The airport terminal building. Its a beautiful building that looks like a bird, except that this geometry together with the rain resulted in water leaks all over the place.

I was wondering how to avoid what I call "The Calatrava" trap.  In software we also sometimes design beautiful constructs that our customers like but the end users abhor.  What I believe to be the key is to understand that the customers are not always the end users.  

Let me give you another example. Another building by Mr Calatrava is a magnificent palace of congress in Valencia Spain.  Very futuristic lines. One small problem: Its made out of glass, which in the Mediterranean sun result in a fantastic warm green house. The costs of air conditioning for the building were horrendous last time I visited.  I am sure that the majors of the cities, both Valencia and Bilbao are very happy with their monuments. They show modern architecture, vanguard thinking.  But the citizens think otherwise.

What could Mr Calatrava done different:  Visit the places. I'm sure he did not realize that a glass floor in a bridge on a rainy city was not a safe thing, or that a glass building in a sunny city was an environmental disaster.  The buildings are beautiful, but not useful.  In the end the people help themselves. In this bridge in Bilbao they ended up with a large black carpet and nobody falls now.

So next time you are designing a software solution please think about the end users and not only about the customers.  Maybe that cloud backend based solution that your customers are so sold on, is not going to be a practicable solution once the end users start using it.

And yes, I do believe that an agile software development will help here, provided you have a product owner that will represent the end user as well as the customer.

#architecture   #softwarearchitecture   #agiledevelopment  ___

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2015-02-26 15:04:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Bilbao and its Guggenheim museum. 

Bilbao and its Guggenheim museum. ___

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