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Playing Catch-Up

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A few weeks ago my neighbor was commenting that he hadn’t seen anything new on my site for a while.  Sadly, I’ve mostly been posting to astrophotography forums on Facebook and completely neglecting what I deem my primary personal repository for higher quality images.  So here goes.

Messier 103 November 23, 2016 from Allen, TX

Messier 103 November 23, 2016 from Allen, TX

Messier 45 - Pleiades Allen, TX Nov 19 and 20, 2016

Messier 45 – Pleiades
Allen, TX Nov 19 and 20, 2016

Messier 27 - Dumbell Nebula August 3, 2016

Messier 27 – Dumbell Nebula
August 3, 2016

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tedgould
1 day ago
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I am this neighbor! Check out what space looks like next to my house.
Texas, USA
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The Corporate Goals

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The Corporate Goals

More goals.

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tedgould
3 days ago
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Companies that want employees to believe in them need to have values worth believing in.
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grok

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 12, 2017 is:

grok • \GRAHK\  • verb

: to understand profoundly and intuitively

Examples:

"Understanding your character is as important as the lines. If you don't believe you are someone different, how will anyone else believe you? You must grok the role—or at least try." — Joseph Garcia, quoted in The Orange County (California) Register, 1 June 2014

"The Chronicle asked several insurance experts to read through the policy, which is written in impenetrable insurance-ese that makes it pretty hard for civilians to grok." — Carolyn Said, The San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Mar. 2014

Did you know?

Grok may be the only English word that derives from Martian. Yes, we do mean the language of the planet Mars. No, we're not getting spacey; we've just ventured into the realm of science fiction. Grok was introduced in Robert A. Heinlein's 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land. The book's main character, Valentine Michael Smith, is a Martian-raised human who comes to earth as an adult, bringing with him words from his native tongue and a unique perspective on the strange ways of earthlings. Grok was quickly adopted by the youth culture of America and has since peppered the vernacular of those who grok it.







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tedgould
14 days ago
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Huh, I didn't realize this was a real word and not just a computer term.
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Howard Hughes ponders prime property in Allen for huge mixed-use project

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tedgould
17 days ago
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Wow. Shocked at all the major developments happening in Allen right now.
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National Geographic photographer shares tips for controlling light

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National Geographic photographer Bob Holmes has posted a video on YouTube explaining how to control the three different types of light to give your pictures the trademark look from the famous magazine.

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tedgould
18 days ago
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Light is the key to photography, I like how he contrasts the human optical system to the camera: "the camera is literal."
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patshead
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Plano, TX
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Highland Park Ladies Are Loving This Tinder-like App for Moms

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I laughed, at first, when I saw the email. “Peanut, the Tinder-like app that helps women meet as moms, connect as women” was about to debut, the email read, “bringing mom dates to Dallas.” I couldn’t help but be skeptical: I missed the dating-app age by several years and though I’m technically a Millennial by […]

The post Highland Park Ladies Are Loving This Tinder-like App for Moms appeared first on D Magazine.

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tedgould
21 days ago
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Like the author my first instinct was to giggle at this, but I left the article wondering if the dating apps may have stumbled on a method to make other relationships work as well.
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