Rod Dunne2013-02-26 19:42:42
CGI!... Actors no longer needed.
Audrey Hepburn Galaxy Commercial
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-07 11:55:17
    Mitt and Ann Romney secretly pleased they don't have to move into a smaller house. ;)
    #election2012  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-09 12:24:14
    Milky Way over the Cliffs of Moher
    by Damien Stenson
    Super take on what is a normally an over-seen view of one of Irelands landmarks.
    Original on http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=394842770585888&set=a.223193854417448.52085.223011774435656&type=1
    #ireland #irelandphotography
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-06 14:56:10
    Please +1 this post if you have SEEN it and also have me circled
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    A social experiment called #viewershiptest
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    My # of followers = 12,000
    Viewership rate as a percentage =
        (Number of plus ones / Number of followers) X 100

    Implies the following viewership rates would be witnessed with 12000 followers
    2% = 240 plus ones
    1% = 120 plus ones
    0.1% = 12 plus ones

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    If you want to join in then
    - Copy and paste this post (changing the figure for YOUR # followers above)
    - Use the hashtag #viewershiptest so others can follow the results.
    - (optional) Post your results after the post is live for TWO DAYS in the following Google form I set up https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ

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    Purpose of this test

    I'm curious to see just how many people view or see my posts.
    - It may indicate viewership is quite high... just that folks generally don't interact with my posts.
    - Or it may show that the viewership is low, or people think this is spam, or that posting on a Saturday is always going to have low results.

    Either way, if you too are curious then try posting it for yourself to see your viewership rate.
    - Maybe you have 100 great engagers in your timezone all actively participating.... in which case kudos.

    MICRO LEVEL: In the absence of Google providing engagement rates this was a makeshift approach I thought may work at a micro level.

    MACRO LEVEL: If folks join in posting their own #viewershiptest post results to my form ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHR2ZEp1d2RqbjZISkl2RFY3SlpPUEE6MQ ) then it may be useful for showing some independent statistics.

    Cheers, Rod Dunne
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-25 22:29:20
    The Revolution was Not Televised

    While Greeks, Cypriots, Italians & Irish pay through the nose for failing banks, with payments that are only paying off foreign investors, you have to wonder why we were so lazy, so fearful of revolting against the Government and Banks.

    Think it wouldn't work?
    Think it would involve violence?

    Think again... and Think of Iceland.
    How to start a revolution: Learn from Iceland!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 20:27:31
    Robert Cialdini's Psychology of Persuasion - A 12 minute animation

    .... What get's us to saying YES!

    I really enjoy RC's books so this is a great/fun overview

    #psychology #persuasion #animation #persuasionscience  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-29 09:59:32
    Small OR Faraway?
    (... or big table & chairs)

    Farmer denied permit to build horse shelter. So he builds giant table & chairs which don't need permit.
    .. via twitter
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-24 15:31:02
    Some days, it feels like this is all I see on social networks :(

    #caturday #bacon #ingress #googleglass #blackfriday

    http://squidinky.com
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-01 10:19:14
    RESHARE:
    Universal truths..
    [via +Vincent Murphy]

    Reshared text:
    True story.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-12 12:53:47
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    The joy of playing.. upstaging the rest of the group.
    via +Steve Faktor 

    Reshared text:
    Now this? THIS is how you upstage someone!

    via +Kristin Guttormsen 
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-25 21:06:45
    Take your paper based  #Resume , roll it into a ball and throw it into a basket labelled 'Lame'.
     For there is one - lets call him Robby Leonardi - who has made all resumes obsolete.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-15 13:55:02
    It was like Christmas morning today - Awoke to find Santa Postman delivering the first print copies of my book Erebus... 440pgs of bliss :)

    Get a load of my '2001 Space Odyssey' Monolith book posing ;)

    http://squidinky.com/erebus
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-07 18:08:36
    Just me, or does every White House initiative now look like a snoopers charter?
    #nsa #prism #spyingfromcradletograve
    https://twitter.com/whitehouse/status/342720617952460801
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-06 12:36:54
    Crossing the Rubicon...
    3 quotes happened across my transom all about BOUNDARIES _ in the space of 60 mins._

    #kismet #boundaries #crossingtheline  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-25 20:16:32
    Happy 110th Birthday to George Orwell
    Sadly '1984' was meant to be a dystopian critique, not a blueprint.

    Oddly not celebrated by a Google (Inc.) Doodle today... woulda been a bit hypocritical I guess.

    Pic: https://www.facebook.com/GeorgeOrwellAuthor
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-15 21:14:28
    Redux of the old John Glenn gag... ;)

    If we'd worn the masks it would have been exactly like this > The Simpsons - Dr. Zaius [Planet Of the Apes]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 21:26:29
    Wave bye bye to free Google Apps.. for Business

    How long before email/drive/other storage heavy apps get a price tag?
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-09 21:18:37
    Tonight, I shall be mostly watching - The Third Man - on DVD.

    Written by Graham Green. Welles is killer diller though is only in it for a few minutes (great writing, everyone talking about Harry Lime the whole time building tension).

    Also features Joseph Cotten as the grumpiest man alive.

    Remember the zither music? Do- pee- doo- pee- do, p- do- pee- doo- pee- do, ba- do- pee- doo- pee- do- bee- doooooo...

    And sure what did 500 years of democracy and peace produce for the Swiss?

    ba- do- pee- doo- pee- do- bee- doooooo...
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-04 15:35:37
    Great-great Grandpa Dunnes arrest mugshot in 1864 #NYC .
    http://c.bbca.me/5m2f

    Great-great grandpa Dunne was a gentleman & a scholar, running the numbers, and the rackets on the side. He did the Big Con up in Indiana for the mobsters, grifting the old-timey widows out of their millions so had to dress smart.

    #backintimemugshot  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-02 15:17:12
    Ripley-tastic
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-19 13:02:14
    Fact!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-08-26 22:25:16
    Testing the theory which says the equation for maximum viral-icity (MV) is

    MV = ((cG + Q) ^ b)/R

    where
    - cG = confirmed genius
    - Q = quotation; smarter the better; needs explaining to others => best of all
    - b = buns (real or painted on vase).
    - R = Relativity (to computers/internet/geekology)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-21 10:44:29
    Great story for a Sunday - Irish surfing champion invades Iran... Oh okey, she's there to promote surfing with the Iranian women. Major kudos to her for surfing in that heat, in a hijab, in a stretch of water I wouldn't feel confident goin through on a boat.

    Really great spirit to doing this too:
    "I've seen a lot of newcomers fall in love with surfing and I hope to be back in Iran next year getting a few of those women I met out on a board for the first time. That would be something to get them out frolicking in the ocean, with all the freedom of the sea to enjoy."

    #surfing #iran #empowerment #reclaimsport  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-18 22:29:48
    Insta-shots. Digital cameras. Cameraphones. Bugger that... go old school
    How to use an Afghan box camera "kamra-e-faoree"
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  • Rod Dunne2012-09-30 10:31:41
    RESHARE:
    Let's not breakdown why this is funny... just that its killing me with the smarts ;)

    Reshared text:
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-19 12:38:55
    Finally!!! I've found the job I was born to do!!!
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-01 18:28:28
    Doubtful Sound - Jan 2013. Spent 2 days on a boat in this wonderful place... and this is one of the few cloudy shots I got (at daybreak). I'd show the other (sunny) shots but given the poor weather in Europe at the mo it may be rubbing it in a bit to show em :)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-21 18:17:11
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    This has to be grounds to get these #NRA crack pots sectioned under the mental health act?

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    Defiant #NRA leader rejects gun controls, asks to put police in schools

    National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre defiantly blamed violent video games and movies, the media, gun-free zones in schools and other factors during the organization’s first public statement following the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week. 

    Read more: http://nbcnews.to/XULBBk
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-26 16:34:50
    Memo to Google+ developers.

    Adding a 'You May Know' link to a profile that is almost completely empty, incl no profile pic, is pointless... actually gets up my goat.

    No offense to Robert... this profile was probably recommended as I've remarked on author Robert Greenes books a few times.... dunno if its the same person (since they provided zero info).
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-02 22:08:05
    Not even Blue Thunder used to land on glaciers - #coolasflip  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-29 20:15:45
    Reason 7 parallel processing with James Wiltshire of The Freemasons
    from the R7 press launch

    Definitely making me consider hardware upgrades now so I can get this.
    +Propellerhead #musicmakestheworldgoround
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  • Rod Dunne2012-08-23 17:17:02
    Result!!! Back of the net!!! I LANDED MY VANITY URL FROM GOOGLE.

    Put in the application and after being verified I got confirmation.
    Here it is in all its glory:
    https://plus.google.com/100807029253466370478

    Woot woot!!!!!!!! My lucky number

    Rod 100807029253466370478 Dunne

    ;p
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-05 10:23:10
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    Reshared text:
    Where were you?
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-10 14:55:03
    A Lifetime of Hats
    Some new, some vintage, some silly, some tatty.
    Some in the shop, I thought looked dead natty.

    Of cities I’ve been to, people I knew.
    Reminders of ideas, events I went through.

    Each has a story, waiting to be told.
    And some I bought, just because it was cold.

    They just kept appearing, ’till one day I found.
    I have quite a few, laying around.

    http://squidinky.com/a-lifetime-of-hats
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-19 17:45:52
    I don't have to say anything... if you like Bruce Lee you'll dig all 80 seconds.
    #brucelee #nunchuks  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-27 12:36:31
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    Branson really just gets it.

    Via +dawn ahukanna 

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    The way you treat your employees is the way they will treat your customers http://virg.in/gcJMy
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-29 23:47:01
    Tweetalong - a - MOON with Duncan Jones

    On tomorrow while it airs on UK BBC2,  there'll be a tweetalong using https://twitter.com/search?q=%23MoonBBC2 with director Duncan Jones.

    Its a superb movie so
    (1) if you ain't seen it then its worth a viewing or
    (2) if you have seen it then the tweetalong should be killer diller.

    Ain't in the UK? No probs... do like I'm doing (and Duncan - he's in the US) and watchalong the DVD starting 10pm GMT.

    #moon #space #samrockwell #duncanjones  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-30 12:28:21
    My New Sci-Fi Novel SOUNDINGS is now out on Kindle too!
    Amazon.com Kindle > http://goo.gl/5Zfys
    Amazon.co.uk Kindle > http://goo.gl/obaVF

    Other versions:
    EBook version: http://goo.gl/oZbrc
    Paperback: http://goo.gl/EEPHE
    (iTunes to follow in a few weeks...)

    Genre
    Sci-fi... of the Bladerunner and George Orwell variety.

    Summary/Back Cover Blurb
    What becomes of a deep space explorer once a long-settled land is reached?
    Astronaut Linien Primae arrives on Aesop, a human colony 4000 years in the making.
    For most arrivals, conforming to the leisure classes is a way of life, all watched over and entertained by Cybernet's Neural Swarm.
    But a society of docile unquestioning citizens makes for a sickly sort of equality.
    It's too much like voluntary servitude for Linien… and he wants none of it.
     
    Front & Back Cover Below
    The Glass Jar & the Beach have a bearing on the story.

    #kindle #scifi #scififriday  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-09 16:07:12
    Seduced by Fraternity, Destroyed by Erebus – My New Sci-Fi Novel in the Shops Today!
    Please SHARE with your Sci-Fi friends

    Kindle edition:        http://goo.gl/Vqygl
    Paperback edition: http://goo.gl/U0R0p
    eBook edition:        http://goo.gl/azsls

    Erebus, my new sci-fi novel, went on release today so I thought I’d provide you with some background about the book’s themes, story & genesis in my blog post > http://squidinky.com/erebus

    Brief Story Pitch
    Deep-space explorer Linien Primae and the crew of the Spirit of Eden finally reach the habitable planet EREBUS. The planet’s volatile weather system and low-quality vegetation have the crew wondering whether landing had been such a good idea. A wave of terraformers had already arrived 120 years previously but they fail to welcome the newcomers.
    But worse than that… they are being watched.
    By conscription or by choice, the crew is marooned without hope of salvation.

    FYI: The book covers adult themes, in a sensitive & adult way. The book may not be suitable for young children in the same way that, say, reading Stephen King’s The Shining would be too grown up for them.

    Please SHARE with your Sci-Fi friends

    #scifi #spaceexploration #novel #writing  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-18 20:49:10
    Dublin from Space courtesy of Cmdr. Hadfield
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-20 22:14:54
    Why I love Twitter
    I made a remark about Gladiator, the movie, and the actor/comedian Omid Djalili (who was in it with Oliver Reed) replied back to me.
    Well it made me giggle :c)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 13:35:26
    lol.. Communities Landrush.
    Think I need to go offline for 48 hours until all the dust settles ;)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-05-25 22:09:04
    Jaron Lanier - "I’m quite concerned that in the future someone might not know what author they’re reading. You see that with music. You would think in the information age it would be the easiest thing to know what you’re listening to."

    Why the internet is destroying wealth distribution & the middle classes > http://www.salon.com/2013/05/12/jaron_lanier_the_internet_destroyed_the_middle_class/
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-26 16:29:32
    Just back from Skyfall - the new Bond flick... its the bizznizz.
    Don't read the summaries or anything - they can only spoil the surprises.
    Well filmed, structured and cast.
    Kudos Mr Mendes.
    Javier is almost as creepy as he was in 'No Country...'
    #007friday #bondjamesbond #ahhIvebeenexpectingyou  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-13 22:11:58
    Life imitating art
    - Scuffles in the Ukrainian parliament ( +The Guardian) VERSUS
    - Caravaggio - The Taking of Christ

    [Scuffle by Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2012/dec/13/scuffles-ukraine-parliament-in-pictures#/?picture=401026733&index=5 ]

    #caravaggio #art #lifescenes #politics  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-15 09:17:12
    Being a Content Creator
    For creatives, self-employed-ee-ers, scribblers, doodlers, ad peeps and noodle-bakers everywhere.
    Made me smile...  :)
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  • Rod Dunne2013-08-04 23:21:45
    Can anyone name some big phase of pop culture in music over the last 20 years?

    ... anything since 1990 that would be considered an emerging phenomena, rebelling against what came previously, defining youth culture, and all that good stuff.

    [I'm struggling to think of anything big in Western culture, so if theres examples globally then I'd love to hear]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-13 10:10:54
    Christmas: Bah Humbug
    Its not all about the giving of presents... sometimes its more important to get your message across, whatever way you can.
    NSFW
    #nsfw #christmas2012 #bahhumbug  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-09 23:15:12
    4 Minute White Knuckle Ride - Eye Poppin!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-10 11:54:35
    Sci-Fi: Erebus - Reading the first 80 pages or so, FREE, online

    For anybody curious to read a sample of my new book, the Amazon Kindle version will display about 20% of the books content. Just click the Look Inside on the book cover image > http://goo.gl/NQMA6

    The total book length = 440 page in print; so this Kindle preview shows about 80 pages.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-10 16:54:03
    The push back starts here

    Can't say I'm surprised by this article.
    I'm firmly in the 'dont f**king film me without my permission' brigade.

    I know many see Google Glass as cool tech and the wave of the future, but its all the bad elements of Orwell's 1984 wrapped up and sugarcoated to slip in omnipresent surveillance beneath the radar.

    [EDIT: How long before they are banned at:
    - Children's playgrounds
    - Beaches
    - Changing rooms
    - Public toilets
    - Airport security (yoink!!)
    .... and the list goes on.]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-04 18:53:55
    Social Media Usage
    Which social media users are most involved?
    Here's one indicator (as seen on http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying)

    Note:
    - Linked in pipping G+
    - This is for a UK site... which may or may not be relevant.
    - Its just 'one' indicator... I'm sure theres many more that could counter this one. But the numbers being so large give it some added weight.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-08 20:56:57
    Guess it wasn't just me who thought this - #GNU founder Richard Stallman states Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else's web server, you're defenceless. You're putty in the hands of whoever developed that software.


    http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/29/cloud.computing.richard.stallman
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-29 13:38:17
    By Way of a Thank You for Your G+ Support in 2012 for my Novels...

    Just to say thanks for the support, shares, +1's, kind words & reviews this year I've put a 50% discount on my first novel Terra Swarm in the ebook/kindle editions...
    It'll stay sub-$1.99 for the next 7 days.

    Kindle edition: http://www.amazon.com/Terra-Linien-Primae-Terrasodes-ebook/dp/B008LBCYE0/
    Ebook edition: http://www.lulu.com/shop/rod-dunne/terra-swarm/ebook/product-20600305.html

    Ebook users can also enter the code AMPLIUS on Lulu.com at checkout and get an additional 20% off(through January 2 2013).
    This code can also be applied to the paperback versions of my other books on Lulu.com (ebook & paperback versions).

    Thanks again for the support this year.

    Feel free to share this with your amigos who got kindles/ebook readers over Christmas. If they're anything like me then the novelty of paying $10-$20 for a digital version of a novel may have already worn off since the 25th ;)

    Cheers, Rod.

    ____________________________________________________
    What the hootin heck is my fiction novel about?

    Linien Primae is awoken to answer the call of duty every Terra Swarm space explorer must face – rejoining a long established hive mother ship on the way to habitable planets. But what he finds aboard the hive makes him question the very logic and voluntary servitude his mission demanded of him.

    Commercial enterprise had used cues from social animals in nature to form terra swarms of individual space craft to explore, probe and infest the galaxy. Thousands of craft consolidated as hive ships once suitable terra firma was identified. They were all meant to be bound by swarm intelligence directives to ensure the best chance of long-term survival.

    One purpose. One vocation.

    The nature was right. The execution flawed.

    - This was the first book in my fiction trilogy featuring the autonomous anti-hero Linien Primae.
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-22 19:27:53
    Gruinness? Spuinness? Or just green spinach #Guinness?
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-02 00:26:43
    Where Has the Art of Album Art Gone?
    A pine for the loss of the art of album art. A lost opportunity for record companies and diminishing loyalty for the music buying public.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-10 09:39:32
    Fans of Mad Men and advertising biz/consumerism/neuromarking in general will get a kick out of this article. Tears apart the Madison Avenue mindset from the 50s & 60s with archive footage from the BBC... courtesy of top notch documentary maker Adam Curtis.

    The real characters (Rosser Reeves, Norman B. Norman, & Bill Bernbach) are so much larger than life...

    Long, but top quality read :)

    #advertising #madisonavenue #madmen #consumerism #neuromarketing  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 11:32:06
    UK Peeps ahoy... Via national treasure +martin shervington :)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-10 09:49:22
    RESHARE:
    Funny, coz it's true. Via +Tom Kraus 

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    Social media expert - LOL!
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-22 20:35:27
    Naming your son 'Luke' so that you can spend the next 60 yrs saying 'Luke, I am your father'... Beyond fandom
    #reasonswhyidmakeabadparent ;)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-23 21:58:30
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    The Beatles live. An overhead shot, pre-wireless.

    #beatles   #johnlennon   #paulmccartney   #georgeharrison   #ringostarr  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-05-26 16:35:25
    Arthur Miller on Suffering & Psychoanalysis

    "My argument with so much of psychoanalysis, is the preconception that suffering is a mistake, or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness. When in fact, possibly the greatest truths we know, have come out of people’s suffering. The problem is not to undo suffering, or to wipe it off the face of the earth, but to make it inform our lives, instead of trying to “cure” ourselves of it constantly, and avoid it, and avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call “happiness”. There’s too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man, rather than freeing him – of defining him, rather than letting him go! It’s part of the whole ideology of this age, which is power-mad!’"
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  • Rod Dunne2013-02-11 21:08:44
    All hail the trifeld hootinard!
    A NEW POPE (BETTER QUALITY) #Pope Wars
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-09 18:27:57
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    Circles vs Communities - People vs Ideas

    [snip] There is a quote from the female protagonist in V for Vendetta that sprung to mind when considering the power of communities and circles:

    We are told to remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail. He can be caught, he can be killed and forgotten, but 400 years later, an idea can still change the world. I’ve witnessed first hand the power of ideas, I’ve seen people kill in the name of them, and die defending them… *but you cannot kiss an idea, cannot touch it, or hold it… ideas do not bleed, they do not feel pain, they do not love*… And it is not an idea that I miss, it is a man… A man that made me remember the Fifth of November. A man that I will never forget.”

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    Is Google+ Communities a move away from people-centric social networks, to interest-based connectivity? And is this a bad thing long term for Google?

    #communities #communitiesgplus #interestnetworks  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-29 16:11:15
    My New Novel SOUNDINGS is on the shelves
    EBook version: http://goo.gl/oZbrc
    Paperback: http://goo.gl/EEPHE
    (Kindle & iTunes to follow...)

    Genre
    Sci-fi... of the Bladerunner and George Orwell variety.

    Summary/Back Cover Blurb
    What becomes of a deep space explorer once a long-settled land is reached?
    Astronaut Linien Primae arrives on Aesop, a human colony 4000 years in the making.
    For most arrivals, conforming to the leisure classes is a way of life, all watched over and entertained by Cybernet's Neural Swarm.
    But a society of docile unquestioning citizens makes for a sickly sort of equality.
    It's too much like voluntary servitude for Linien… and he wants none of it.
     
    Front & Back Cover Below
    The Glass Jar & the Beach have a bearing on the story.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-30 17:37:18
    I love Brazilian beats, especially with odd time signatures.
    This is me noodling with 7/8 + 3/4 + Samba + basic 4/4

    Starts with a Surdo in 7/8, adds a Rancheira in 3/4, followed by a Samba in 7/8. Then the basic 4/4 drops in to lock them together.
    ... at which point I've tried out a few BPM changes :::::CCCC))))

    #timesignatures #beats #brazil  
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  • Rod Dunne2014-03-10 09:18:30
    Spring sprung Sunday
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-01 21:02:38
    After all that happy Pink Floyd I needed a maudlin burlesque version of Hey Jude --- in minor chords no less.

    So just to be clear, it's the original version, but with the chords all mashed into sad minors!
    #beatles #paulmccartney  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-03 11:50:33
    Another wordy niggle.
    In fairness, its my own bloomin manuscript I'm finding these silly errors in :c)
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-05 22:47:17
    After todays Irish gov budget, this post on Twitter seems poignant & fitting
    [via +Neil Buckley]
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-09 14:23:19
    Is Google+ Communities a move away from people-centric social networks, to interest-based connectivity? And is this a bad thing long term for Google?

    #communities #communitiesgplus #interestnetworks  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-07 10:02:14
    I set up a community for self-published writers/authors/poets.
    Please share on to any writing buddies you may have.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-14 21:46:09
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    Just so yee know :)

    Reshared text:
    The Ireland community is owned and managed by Irish people living and working in Ireland. It is linked to our verified Ireland page. Many of the G+ Irish people are already on board. You’re all welcome to join if you genuinely love Ireland, we’re not interested in gathering numbers so no Johnny Spammers and Circle me ups please!  
    #GuaranteedIrish  #Communities
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-10 17:38:10
    Right now at a UN meeting in Dubai, authoritarian regimes are pushing for full governmental control of the Internet in a binding global treaty -- if they succeed, the internet could become less open, more costly and much slower. We have only 2 days to stop them.

    www.avaaz.org/en/hands_off_our_internet_i/
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-15 21:22:30
    The Doors of Perception & the Perception of Doors

    Okey, this is a long shot... but... who likes really ornate doors and doorways?

    Old buildings can be very plain on the brickwork but the craftsmanship, paneling and carpentry on some of these Old Doors of #london are just spectacular.

    Selection of about 40 old pics... real Sherlock Holmes stuff each and every one, and sadly, probably many are now replaced :(
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-08 12:12:30
    Words cannot describe how awful this video is - horrendous police brutality in the US

    If You See Something, Film Something II: Recording Police is a Dangerous but Necessary Thing to Do!
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  • Rod Dunne2012-11-02 22:00:23
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    Bad form Google.
    Stuff like this stops folks wanting to create content (the great quality content that is meant to be the lifeblood of the internet/social) when we find out its just a dupe to rake in some money from other means.

    #fail #epicfail #exploited #itsallaboutthemoney  

    via +Melissa Bagley 

    Reshared text:
    IS PICASA SELLING YOUR PHOTOS THAT YOU'VE UPLOADED TO GOOGLE+?! Please read if you are a photographer!
    
    #googlefail  (interesting to note that this is an established hashtag)

    Ok maybe I'm just slow, I must have missed some important announcement right? Did you know that you can allow people to order your prints through Picasa Web Albums? Did you know that you won't get money for this, but Walgreens might? This is helpful if you are just sharing private albums with your friends and family, but what if you have greater aspirations and are sharing with the public! Did you know that by default Picasa is set to allow anyone to order prints of your uploaded photos? BY DEFAULT

    If you think that's ridulous let +Google+ +Google know by sharing this post OR create your own, I don't care...I just think it's ridiculous that the default is set as it is and should be changed! Tag +Google+ and +Google and add the #googlefail  hashtag.

    Once you've shared this or created your own post see here for instructions on how to change your preferences: http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=59465
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-22 19:59:29
    Is this the coolest old-fashioned photography in Dublin?

    An insight into the Analogue Studio, featuring Alex Sapienza, a photographer specializing in 19th Century wet plate photography techniques.

    via amigo john martin on Twitter
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-28 13:17:52
    Early Well Wishes for 2013 to Yee

    I'm not really a Christmassy kinda guy. And New Years Eve parties are something I don't do well either (long story which must be retold over pints)...

    but...

    I do like the idea of a new year and a new start.
    And wishing it'll be even better than this one.

    Hopefully you/me/we all have a healthy & prosperous 2013 without too much drama and bad stuff, and lots of the good stuff instead. You know -- great times with friends, side-splitting laughs, banter, positive change, good cries, learning new things, yummy meals, etc.

    So whatever plans you make for 2013, and you should dream up some good ones, then I hope they come true for you by this time next year.

    Keep on keeping on.

    Pic: By Rod Dunne, Someplace in the West of Ireland
    #happynewyear2013  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-09-23 11:12:26
    What song would you like played at your funeral?
    #funeralsong  

    Morbid question... but give me your funniest answer... no sad stuff please.
    Better still - post your own vid with the tag #funeralsong  

    My favourite is below (via commedian Frankie Boyle on +The Guardian) - Will insist the congregation must also dress up like the band/audience and dance about the aisles in slow-set mode. Yayyy
    #bringbacktheslowset
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-03 18:21:49
    Intolerable
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-20 23:16:26
    Happy Birthday George Roy Hill - Born Dec 20 1921

    George was the director on one of my favorite movies of all time - The Sting - which justifiably won a bucket load of Oscars. Crisp script, top-notch performances & super direction.

    Prior to it, he'd also directed 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' - another corker!!!

    Happy Birthday George!!!
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  • Rod Dunne2013-04-21 14:17:59
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    Really beautiful version of this tune, from some v. talented musicians
    via +Anonymous

    [And for sub-text fans... Where else would you expect to find talented creative musicians congregating? Oh, of course.. ]

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    Best Flashmob Ever: Flashmob Performs 'Here Comes the Sun' in Madrid Unemployment Office …  #Spain #Unemployment #FlashMob   
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  • Rod Dunne2013-08-25 21:35:39
    Words just can't describe this. Is modern media making us so desensitized to true heroism...
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  • Rod Dunne2014-02-20 08:46:16
    Arsenal vs Bayern - me warming up on the sidelines.

    Luckily I didn't get called up to be super-sub [not being a pro footballer doesn't help too]. Not a great result tho.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-15 23:21:45
    Out for some crimblee drinks with amigos tonight and we ended up in a pub with a DJ playing dub reggae (a rarity in Dublin). Needless to say, I had a big happy head as (a) the Guinness was yummy and (b) the DJ played my favorite John Holt tune.

    #christmascameearly  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-09-20 16:30:20
    Dispatches from Planet EREBUS
    Our own correspondent: Linien Primae

    Fact is, the landing didn't go well. The Spirit of Eden is busted up. The other craft didn't have an easy time of it either - atmospheric contamination killed propulsion. The Serendipity landed to the north, distress signal transmitting but no comms so I've sent a search party.

    Gjoa isn't happy with us landing, but it'd be another 8 years before we get to another habitable planet like his. Chiseller hacked their GPS and got the map below of habitable sections near Gjoa's citadel. Why he chose Erebus as a name is a concern - in Greek mythology it was a region of the Underworld where the dead had to pass immediately after dying. So, not good.

    Crew still malnourished so hoping to ID plant life we can grow hydroponically back in the hive (left in orbit over Erebus).

    Getting a distinct feeling we're being watched, though not picking up lifeforms on the scanners.

    Dispatch again when contact made.

    - Linien Primae, Spirit of Eden:  on the surface of Erebus

    ================================
    EREBUS by Rod Dunne COMING SOON
    Updates on http://squidinky.com

    Previous adventure for Linien & the Sprit of Eden crew:
    Terraswarm available on:
    - Kindle: http://goo.gl/fxosq
    - eBook: http://goo.gl/AeEGJ
    - Paperback: http://goo.gl/XmPA9
    - iTunes: http://goo.gl/dHqCb
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-17 00:56:02
    Sharing, for no other reason than your ears deserve it.
    Have a good week.
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-04 20:47:29
    A?
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-15 11:38:12
    Theres one thing, theres one thing, that turns these grey skies to blue, and thats....
    ABC - Look of Love (Live 2005)

    Still sounds great, tho not sure I'll be able to get the harrowing sight of Nick Beggs (Kaja) in a leather kilt out of my mind %c\
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-30 16:38:02
    Is it #movember yet? Expect to see this played out in households around Nov 30th ;)

    #movember2012  
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-21 11:16:52
    Brazilian media pulling out of Google News. At last, folks finally copping that content aggregation doesn't equal traffic to their site.
    #tipoftheiceberg  
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20018221
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  • Rod Dunne2012-12-13 14:43:29
    Did the Irish public agree to the 31 BILLION Euro bailout of Anglo Irish Bank? No.

    Did Dail Eireann vote on accepting this bailout, and the related promissory notes (something they are meant to do as part of our constitution)? No.

    So who did - 1 person - the minister for finance. Doesn't sound right, does it?? Its a fundamental question being asked at the high court>
    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/opinion/2012/1213/1224327803116.html

    #ireland #exploited #corruption  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-06-09 12:30:45
    An excellently written piece from +The Guardian
    Snippet that got the grey matter a-going...
    The way things are supposed to work is that we're supposed to know virtually everything about what they [the government] do: that's why they're called public servants. They're supposed to know virtually nothing about what we do: that's why we're called private individuals.

    This dynamic - the hallmark of a healthy and free society - has been radically reversed.

    Now, they know everything about what we do, and are constantly building systems to know more. Meanwhile, we know less and less about what they do, as they build walls of secrecy behind which they function.

    That's the imbalance that needs to come to an end. No democracy can be healthy and functional if the most consequential acts of those who wield political power are completely unknown to those to whom they are supposed to be accountable.

    #opensystems #prism #whistleblowers #biggovernment  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-26 18:49:54
    Happy Birthday Mr. Nimoy
    Get thee to Liverpool
    The Bangles - Going Down To Liverpool
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  • Rod Dunne2012-10-14 19:07:34
    Starbucks to send a submarine to the Titanic? 
    McDonalds also send a man to Jupiter?
    The revolution will be televised and streamed!!!

    Am I alone in thinking this Red Bull Jump today was a big ole marketing exercise? Pointless millions (thankfully of private business $$$'s) that could have been spent on humanitarian acts to boost society's impression of these companies.

    Instead now we'll have every Big Biz looking for increasingly reckless ways to use psychoanalytics to exhibit Liberty, Power, Individuality and the Power of the One to market their heartless, soul-less brands.

    When acts like this gain such recognition in society as some form of bravery/courageousness, is it holding a mirror up to modern global society's blandness? In times of war, a country's citizens would find such acts ridiculous (e.g. the antarctic expeditions to the South Pole during World War 1).

    By supporting such daredevil acts, is society trying to move back to some idea of Age of Enlightenment, when humans were thought to be above and separate from nature? Its the 'You Can Do Anything' mentality gone to its polar extreme.

    Congrats to the fella. But if he had turned into a human fireball (as some scientists warned) then it would have been the biggest televised suicide on  record... hardly commercially/morally responsible.

    Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

    #bahhumbug  
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  • Rod Dunne2013-03-17 21:24:57
    After seeing the great Irish tune +Micheál Walsh posted by Luke Kelly ( https://plus.google.com/117427258440464356913/posts/JUFnuF8G9NG ) I suppose I'd better post my own favourite Irish tune by a great Irish rocker.
    Rock on Phil & Happy Paddys Day
    Phil Lynott - Old Town [HQ Music Video]
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