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Mark Striebeck

I live in Silicon Valley, work at Google and am married to a wonderful wife with 2 awesome children.
I am managing Wildfire development at Google. Before that I worked on Gmail, testing infrastructure and AdWords. I used to be very actively involved in the Agile community (I even served on the board of directors of the Agile Alliance). Now, there is very little time for that.
In my spare time, I am taking astro images. And in winter, me and the kids are avid snowboarders.



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About 2 weeks ago I could just get enough data in for this image before the rain finally came to the bay area.

The parrot nebula is part of a larger region known as the Seagull Nebula. It's an HII region and emission nebula with an embedded star - HD 53367 - wich ionizes it. HD 53367 is a young 20 solar mass star with a 5 solar mass companion in a highly elliptical orbit.It's at a distance of 3750 lightyears from earth and has a diameter of ~100 lightyears.

More details: http://mstriebeck-astrophotography.blogspot.com/2014/03/ngc-2327-parrot-nebula.html



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About 8 weeks ago "I'm not always comfortable when a man tells me that he is gay. I don't understand his world. But I do understand that he is part of mine."

Dale Hansen makes an awesome argument why it shouldn't be a big deal that an NFL player is openly gay.

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About 7 weeks ago Lol - as always Jon Stewart finds something funny. Even in something so blatantly bad...
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About 10 weeks ago From +George Takei's Facebook stream. Couldn't wait until he shares it here!
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About 6 weeks ago I used the few cloudless nights to capture this image. It's the Medusa Nebula (or Abell 21). It is a so-called planetary nebula (an emission nebula) in a distance of 1,500 lightyears in the constellation Gemini. It was discovered fairly recently (1955) and it was first thought to be a supernova remnant. It has its name from the braided serpentine filaments of glowing gas which look like the serpent hair of the Medusa (from the Greek Mythology).

http://mstriebeck-astrophotography.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-medusa-nebula.html

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About 11 weeks ago Hilarious!!!

... and not even exaggerated. 

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About 6 weeks ago Best F#@king Error Page on the Internet!
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About 13 weeks ago
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About 12 weeks ago Very proud of our company that we make #1 spot once again.

But it is sad that all these reports focus mostly on perks like microkitchens or bikes. The reason why most of us love working here is the types of challenges that we tackle, the amazing people to help with that and the autonomy that we get to do our work. For me, that makes this place so unique and great.

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About 1 day ago The clouds made it almost impossible to take some good pictures. But I was able to capture a few good ones.