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  • Matthew DeVries2013-03-14 02:50:04
    This didn't take long.

    #reader #googlereader 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-10-15 16:22:03
    At some point, someone in this world needs to stand up and lead a crusade to STOP ATTACHING FILES TO EMAILS!

    There is no reason for it in this world where +Google Drive is free.

    Put the friggin document on your +Google Drive and share it to the person. Sending multiple 10s of megabites via email wastes bandwidth, storage space, and time. The world needs to realize this. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-11 18:06:59
    Big advantage here, you can mute posts. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-01-04 19:46:00
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    I will +1 and Share this every time... EVERY TIME!!
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-01-28 17:52:27
    Finally, science brings some rationality to this ridiculous debate. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-08 23:43:12
    I had surgery in July. Since then I've been living off store bought meals, because everything I eat needs to be high in protein and be kind of pre-processed due to my impaired digestive tract. Today I got sick of it, and cooked for the first time since July. 

    It needed to be ground meat, cause I still can't tolerate whole muscle, but still, I cooked dammit. Also the first time cooking in this kitchen. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-11 14:24:17
    Infuriatingly, this is literally outside the front door of my apartment. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-02 00:07:18
    FINALLY some real information on Half Life 3 #halflife3   #Valve   #GabeNewell  
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-02-21 18:40:15
    What is the best outer coat worn by a Sci Fi paragon?

    e.g. (in no order)

    1. Captain Jack Harkness
    2. Captain Malcolm Reynolds
    3. Captain John Crichton
    4. Major Motoko Kushnagi

    FEEL FREE TO ADD YOUR OWN NOT ON THE LIST

    (I'm going to be buying a new overcoat in the fall, this is a backdoor way to get ideas :) )
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-17 15:58:46
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    Defining Ones Own Wanderlust

    As a photographer, one of my favorite quotes of all time is by Marcel Proust, "The true voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes". This means that you don't need to travel half way across the world in order to have new experiences or see beautiful things.

    However, I originally got into photography not because of my love of the art (that came later), but because of my love of travel. Of experiencing contrasting ways of life. Of seeing first hand some of the most beautiful places on this planet.

    So I ask you, what is the top three places you would want to visit and why?

    I will start it off (in no particular order)...

    - Myranmar (Burma):
    In 2011 Burma finally democratically elected their new leader, after years of brutal military rule. The country is becoming increasingly westernized and I want to capture atleast a piece of their culture before this change happens.

    - Mongolia:
    Mongolia has been one of those counties that has been at the top of my list for years. Between the Govi desert, ancient horse culture and varied mountainous terrain, there is a lot to love.

    Venezuela:
    While Venezuela is not "untraveled", it doesn't receive that many visitors from North America. With some of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen (Dragon Falls and Angle Falls), amazing caribbean beaches and dense jungles....I could spend weeks here and not touch the surface.
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-11-27 20:35:39
    Yeah, I'm done with #Ingress. Someone let me know if they take measures to balance the game so noobs and people with jobs and such can play the game without the no-life full time jackass already max leveled players just coming up behind you and one-shotting everything you spend hours doing. 

    DIAF FuzzyPat
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-15 14:47:01
    So. I don't hate Arrow.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-03-23 03:33:03
    OMG, I grew up in the Detroit area watching Canadian TV across the river. This used to play sometimes between Canadian sesame street and Mr dress up instead of commercials.

    Total Canada propaganda.

    +Amanda Blain ever seen it ? 
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-01-18 06:11:07
    Wow. This is amazing. To me anyway. I've lived that moment. Not with my father, thankfully. My best friend, but I wonder what that second would have looked like.
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-09-14 14:55:54
    Obsoleting all that tech to landfills for no performance upgrade or any discernible advantage of any kind, not even moving to a superior industry standard like microUSB.....

    That's just revolting. That's all blood-tech too. Compounding Apple's blood-tech footprint exponentially. They have to be one of the worst companies in the world.    
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-11-26 15:59:40
    #Ingress is giving me the same frustrations as World of Warcraft did, which led to me quitting that. People with lives and jobs cannot participate and compete with the no life losers who have fuckall to do with their days and seemingly infinite money for gas to drive around all day breaking what I was able to carve out 2 hours of my day to do. 

    This guy, FuzzyPat, he just owns everything in my town, and anything you do he comes by and undoes it in minutes. 4am he's out there breaking shit. 

    Zero funs are being had. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-16 15:21:02
    See +David Pilasky for the good versions
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-05-28 13:18:08
    I don't have an E-bike, but I'm thinking about these as road tires on my mountain bike for commuting. There's no reason these shouldn't work on a regular bike, right? 

    They look quite sticky and pretty fast. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-12-06 14:57:10
    Scenes from my commute this morning. It's rough this time of year. It makes you slow for many reasons. The chiefest of those being that those of us in northern climes have to always ride with at least one pannier full of kitty litter, for when we inevitably get stuck in a snowbank, we have to have it to put under our tires to get traction. It makes the commute much more difficult.  
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-23 00:34:13
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    A friend told me I should set out and post all of the things I carry every day on my bike commute. He seems to think I carry a ridiculous amount of things. Keep in mind, this lecturer carries every single day, a pedal wrench and full sized floor pump.

    The stuff on the left, is carried in my Kona Messenger Bag. It goes everywhere with me. 

    The stuff in the middle is carried in my every day Ortlieb Backroller Classic Pannier. 

    The Stuff on the right is carried in my Towpeak wedge pack. 

    The Stuff on the front right is carried on self or on bike.
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-01-31 05:57:06
    I am almost starting to think I really did begin this hell. I want to ride this so much. #stormofthecentury 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-11-12 03:19:15
    Saddest song in anime history.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-21 01:53:45
    Should keep me warmish 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-05-12 23:33:12
    Some pictures from part of my trip to see +Jenny M last month. Miss her :(
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-11-09 16:37:47
    FYI - TODAY I WILL BE RESORTING YOU ALL IN TO 4 CIRCLES

    They will be: 

    Slytherin 
    Hufflepuff
    Ravenclaw
    Griffendor

    Where do you belong? 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-08-15 22:40:09
    Who's got 2 thumbs and no longer has to pay for ranch at his local watering hole because he's a "regular"?

    #mademan 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-19 18:15:59
    This had me giggling beyond reason, then I read the reactions of the stick up their asses humorless twonks on Facebook, and my delight was kicked into overdrive.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-12-25 08:05:27
    Merry Christmas to all, now you're all gonna die!
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-01-24 01:54:19
    Should the jockey gears sit on the cassette? Brand new disc trucker. Zero miles. Smallest front ring. YouTube video in about an hour. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-09-10 16:15:00
    Need a new bank in Cleveland. Is PNC any good? How is their Android app?
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-03-03 21:38:22
    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?!
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-12-20 14:57:35
    SIGNS I MIGHT HAVE A PROBLEM

    I had a dream last night that I bought and was riding a brand new Surly Disc Trucker. The thing that told me that I was in a dream and woke me right the fuck up? SRAM brifters on a Sora groupset.....
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-08-31 03:22:52
    As a child of a Detroit family, who had literally lost uncles and cousins on the assembly lines. (Seriously, died with wrenches on their hands), I hope you all appreciate they fact that I have gone as long as 9 days this summer without ever starting my car. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-19 03:36:49
    I sentence you to DEATH............... by snoo snoo
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-11-17 20:32:43
    JUST STOP USING THAT SILLY ADDON THAT CULLS PEOPLE WHO DON'T POST PUBLIC

    Public posts should be a very very very rare thing on G+.

    It pretty much goes against the entire point of circles.

    If most of your posts are public, you're pretty noisy and not putting much thought into your posts if you're not considering who the audience for your content should be.

    Bots have circled you. All public posts do is share your life with the bots.

    (note that in the last 2 weeks I have posted publicly more than I should, because for a second there I thought there was maybe something interesting and useful and cool about "ripples". I was wrong so I've cut them back to near zero.)
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-16 00:27:29
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-11-20 22:46:13
    I became a Bicycle Commuter in April of '13. (h/t +Tom Ligman) Since then, I'm constantly swapping my work clothes and play clothes between work and home. Work clothes off at the end of the day, play clothes on, ride home. etc. Every single one of those days. This song plays as a I change in my head. 

    Every.single.fucking.time 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-14 12:14:04
    My new local coffee shop finally open. 100' from my door.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-04 15:03:37
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    +Kelly Maloney 

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    When I hear someone say they like Windows 8. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-11-07 17:09:33
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    +Jason Blade +Lisa Nieves +Kelly Johnston +Jeff Martin +Steve Berry

    I don't think I've loved a picture series more than this.

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    When's the last time you opened your computer?

    Via /v/
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-03-05 16:34:37
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    Morning Cup: Writer's Block

    (Via: http://apostrophe9.tumblr.com/post/18791632292/ilovereadingandwriting-via-piccsy-writers)
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-06-20 21:23:20
    NBA Players are drama queen wimps.
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-01-23 15:12:51
    Winter List: How I can tell I gone too many days without riding my bike
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-19 21:20:24
    Is there an actual Safety Dance (like the Macarena or the Hustle, or the Human Centipede), or is it a conceptual thing that each of us must find within ourselves? And if it's actual thing, why don't they tell us what it is? 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-12-22 18:16:51
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    Cause there's no way of knowing no way to know know how long it will last

    How did you spend the first day of spring?
    #thankyoufossilfuels
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-07-17 01:05:47
    WTF +McDonald's ?
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-07-07 14:56:15
    Not content with abusing and destroying the lives of its assembly workers, Apple has moved on to destroying the earth as well. I know for certain this will stop trendy hipsters from purchasing Apple products.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-14 12:12:49
    My new local coffee shop finally open. 100' from my door.
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-10-28 13:46:35
    All that follow me, know that in the last 2 hours, I have spared you from 5 ripple tests


    YOUR WELCOME!
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-19 20:36:20
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-11-17 21:06:17
    The font and background of email should be the recipients choice, not the sender's. Email clients, please turn the options in the proper direction.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-01-18 03:20:47
    This effect cost me a wife once. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-02-19 15:28:08
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    I have been doing all kinds of research the past couple of days.  Not really sure entirely to what end - but something will manifest eventually, I'm sure.  

    I sort of wonder what people might think of an image like this -- it's directly out of instructions in a 15th century manuscript of magic.  _Liber Iuratus Honorii_ or the Sworne Book of Honorius.  Anyone else notice the devised and obvious translation from Sprite to Spirit in the text?  I think he meant Sprite. ;)  Alas.  I'm almost positive probably no one has read the book - I just like old ass books of magic. 

    A couple things I've noticed that has totally fascinated me about medieval magic books.  They're absolutely swarming with religion.  I think people with a ton of religion would be surprised to read about how much your forebears were totally and completely convinced, with lots of prayer, devotion, purity, ritual and concentration - you could invoke angels and demons to do work for you.  In fact what you see below you is a great summoning circle.  In fact the 'greatest' one as it has the name of god around the edge (72 letters) and angel's names all around that.

    Gasp is that a pentagram you see in the center?  It is.  Not at all "evil" but in fact the most sacred symbol there was.  With the other names of god all around and inside of it.  

    This was a way to trap and guide a greater spirit to work for you.

    I think it's kind of cool that 600 years ago, people believed this would work.  But I'm pretty sure I think it's cool because it was 600 years ago.  

    I've dug even deeper than this, following a trail of bread crumbs of early science (which of course is alchemy) and lore to find the nascent beginnings of it all.  It's not a broken trail like so many fanciful authors would have us believe - it's quite an easy trail to follow.  I suppose I'm a bit disappointed that the rabbit hole isn't quite so deep as fiction would lead us to believe.  But oh, the fodder for stories is rich and deep indeed.   Perhaps this is where it's leading me, to tell a story of my own.
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-12-09 17:10:21
    Hmmmmmmm
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-14 22:48:05
    If your card swipe machine generates a tip field on the receipt for a carryout order, you're an asshole
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-28 21:19:42
    Neat trick!
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-03-14 16:03:27
    For all of you who are Rage Quitting +Google Plus because of them killing #Reader #GoogleReader. I can tell you, this approach totally works. 

    Way back when +Paul Buchheit  et al put in that terribad FriendFeed update that ended attribution of service that put a particular story in your feed, I totally RageQuitted and flamed them to the point that all the FriendFeed admins blocked me. 6 months later, FriendFeed was blobbed by Facebook and it was dead. 

    I KILLED FRIENDFEED WITH MY RAGEQUIT

    So all of you ragequitting Google+ over reader, I can tell you, it totally works
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-02-03 18:07:47
    +Liza Sperling I hope you weren't planning to use that thunder.

    Also, it was awesome! Thanks for the tip. This is going in the permanent rotation. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-10-27 23:08:49
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    There is so much internet art that I wish was real posters.

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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-16 12:57:48
    Who has 2 thumbs and put on his helmet to walk to his car on this storming morning?
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-09-01 02:50:28
    Chris Rock quote: If you vote against Obama because he can't get stuff done, it's like saying, "this guy can't cure cancer. I'm gonna vote for cancer."
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-26 00:20:16
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    VICTORY!! CISPA is dead, rejected by Senate Committee, won't even get a floor vote.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/04/25/aclu-cispa-is-dead-for-now
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  • Matthew DeVries2011-11-08 16:45:00
    How many envelopes do you typically destroy when printing a single one since you only do it like once every 9 months and you have to figure out how to do it from scratch each time?
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-02-12 14:03:22
    You've just torn the clean pants. Do you:

    1. Wear the dirty pants?

    2. Wear the suit pants? 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-02-17 15:09:31
    What I'm finding so far:

    Pinterest is the me I wish I was, I want to be, the me I'm working toward becoming. An idealized perfection

    Google+ is the me I actually am, almost pathologically unfiltered

    Facebook is the meatspace me. The me that the people from my family and my long forgotten past expect me to be and I find the prospect of trying to change their view to be so tedious and terrifying I just say "fuck it" and be that.

    Twitter no real place in my world any more. I don't have a lot of thoughts I want the whole world to know. Not cause I'm private, I just don't care what they think.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-01-17 17:05:50
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    For Trek's sake, please, please, please help Michael Dorn gather some traction on this spinoff. I mean, really. Who wouldn't want to see Captain Worf????

    #startrek  #trek #worf   #trekkies   #trekkers  
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-05-21 01:36:41
    +Tom Ligman someone once told me that it was important that your valve stem be at the bottom of your room when putting air in your tires and measuring pressure.

    Is that really a thing?
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-09-11 13:39:41
    EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    EMERGENCY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quick! I sync'd my Chrome browser to my work computer!!!!!  How do I stop it bringing my url prediction from my home computer to my work computer!!!!! How do I delete URL Prediction!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


    +Louis Gray Who at google do I talk to?!?!
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-11-29 02:19:12
    As God as my witness this is the greatest 5 minutes in television holiday special history.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-06-20 15:44:33
    Does Joss Whedon know that my new beard and mustache trimmer looks exactly like fucking Serenity? 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-03 12:42:37
    Wow
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-07-11 14:15:45
    Me this morning.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-10 12:57:25
    Am I the only one that cannot understand the difference between a website you visit in the chrome browser and an application for the chrome browser? 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-11-15 20:44:25
    I actually signed an online petition. I must have really gave a shit about the issue. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-05 15:13:46
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    I so love images that make HDR-tists look like they're wasting their time. 

    This is single exposure. 

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    Send Shivers Down My Spine

    Happy #FloralFriday everyone!!! I am showing something different than my regular floral work today.  I thought this would be just perfect!!

    Have a great day and start to a fabulous weekend!



    #FloralFriday does have a community (https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101224450803598731206) and I will go through the posts there as well as using the search engine like I normally do.  I do find that you will have more interaction by posting to your stream and circles than posting to the community.  I don't think a lot of people are going through shots there yet. 

    Here is the info for #FloralFriday :

    -- Use the hashtag #FloralFriday , you can tag +FloralFriday on your photo.

    -- You can plus mention me like this +Tamara Pruessner, you don't have to tag me on the photo.

    -- I will try to share some throughout today...your photo has to be public and unlocked .  I don't share everyone's shot, please don't get upset if yours doesn't get shared.  I pick randomly.

    -- Please be sure to share this post with the instructions for #FloralFriday , if you want to be a part of the fun and spread the word far and wide and have EVEN MORE flowers in your stream!
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-21 14:44:28
    I so very much hope so. I want this thing closed. Let the private sector pick this up. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-06-23 05:59:52
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    Kangaroo Island, South Australia. I would love to take my motorcycle and ride on this road. Epic!
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-03-08 17:48:04
    ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY destabilize a Ugandan Warlord by liking a Facebook Status
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-11-24 14:00:23
    Good coffee. Peanut butter. Stick blender. Surprisingly good.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-07-11 14:46:58
    For me, it's more about terrain than distance. I'd actually prefer a 3x longer commute than what I have (4 miles), but over flat ground. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-10-25 17:22:11
    Does anyone else enjoy the Film Sack podcast on the +frogpants network? It's my favorite podcast of the week. It stars +Scott Johnson +Brian Ibbott +Brian Dunaway and +Randy Jordan .

    A couple of weeks ago, they must have introduced a new feature of the show, that I somehow missed. It must have happened in the closing part or something. I have no idea what this new feature means and what they're pointing out when they refer to it. They call it Chicken The Bucket. Does anyone know what they are highlighting when they call a scene Chicken The Bucket?
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-03-23 01:07:23
    Finally! I located them!
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  • Matthew DeVries2012-12-31 14:35:31
    Be safe out there. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-06 21:10:42
    I guess a broken axle is a thing. Anyone ever seen one? Note. I'm not a trials rider. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-03-15 20:36:09
    Why in the name of all that's right don't public toilets have lids? 

    My toilet in my apartment has a lid. I religiously make sure to put it down before I flush. Now on a risk level? What ever I put in that toilet, that gets aerosolized on flush and flung into the general air I breathe and onto my toothbrushes and shaving razor has a VERY small chance of actually hurting me, because whatever that was, was already inside me 10 seconds ago and wasn't hurting me then.

    So cool, the lid is there, I use the lid, but I probably don't really need the lid, but dammit, the world makes sure that lid is there. 

    So WHY THE HELL don't public restrooms, where it's hundreds of non-related people using these things every single day? Where you'd want to make sure these many and varied zoonotic bugs that can easily jump human to human don't get in the air and leave via the plumbing? 

    That is a thing that makes zero sense. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-05-11 16:50:41
    Luckily I have the best girlfriend in the world who keeps my well equipped!!
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  • Matthew DeVries2014-02-21 15:33:28
    Behold! A new box has appeared in the habitat!
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-11-19 02:11:54
    RESHARE:
    I have no explanation.

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    Riddle me this. Every night I come home, this cat spends 20 minutes snuggling and hanging out under the bike. On days I drive, she spends that time bugging me. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-02-10 06:37:24
    I have a graduate degree in pharmacology. I have spent way more time than you studying and learning why drugs do what they do. I have no clue or understanding why different types of booze, with the exact same EToH content have v completely different and predictable drunks.

    Currently: gin drunk. Smiling and laughing 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-03-06 18:26:47
    Even bad people can stand for good things.

    On this matter, Senator Paul is dead on. While I voted for Obama both times, this time around was only because Mitt Romney was so horribly horribly evil. Had the Republicans ran pretty much any other human being on the planet, I would have voted against President Obama due to his stance on Drones, expansion of the Patroit Act and domestic spying, and negotiating secret international treaties re: digital media ownership. 

    As for Senator Paul he also has some truly disgusting stances, but on this solitary issue, he's absolutely right. I hope keeps going for days, so that the fucking muggles will actually pay attention to this issue. 
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-10-06 21:23:48
    I guess a broken axle is a thing. Anyone ever seen one? Note. I'm not a trials rider.
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  • Matthew DeVries2013-04-09 15:58:58
    In 30 years now of spreadsheets, why can't a cell yet have text followed by a formula?
    Why fuck do I need to burn a cell to put the text for what the cell next to it is telling me?
    Why can't I just have one cell that says "Total People = 11" and that 11 come from an =counta command?!
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