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Frosted

I captured a few shots of the frost we’ve had the last two days, mostly in our shaded front yard. I’m really impressed with the detail a phone camera can capture these days… even when it overwhelms my server!

Some succulents we planted in the bark near the utility box are slightly frosted around red and green edges.
Leaves from our front maple tree fallen amid the grass, all frosted.
One of our sidewalk lights is covered in tiny ice crystals in front of our completely frosted lawn.
A blue juniper along our front sidewalk, covered in white frost.
A neighbor's rosebush, with a few flowers left, pinkish-red and edged with frost.

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Instagram-negative

If you were on the media social much shortly before Christmas, you no doubt heard quite the kerfuffle about changes to Instagram’s Terms of Service that would take effect on January 16th, 2013, in part related to Facebook’s purchase of the service earlier last year. While much of this response was overblown, and based on misunderstandings of the relevant legalese, and Instagram later apologized and canceled some of the changes, the folderol was a reminder to me that you can’t really trust a service you’re not paying for for hosting your content under the license you want. Thus, I quit.

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Nicolas Ward

Software engineer in Natural Language Processing research by day; gamer, reader, and aspiring UltraNurd by night. Husband to Andrle
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