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Louis Gray has been at 13 events

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Ingress4,293,862Edoff Memorial Band Stand & Lakeside Park Garden Center Registration: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Anomaly: 12:00 - 4:00 pm   *1st Measurement at 1:00 pm* Cross-Faction Meetup: 4:00 - 6:30 pm All times are local. *Please note that in order to attend this XM Anomaly, you MUST register and order your tickets here in order to receive an Abaddon in-app medal:* http://events.ingress.com/xmanomalies/abaddon/oakland This event is a part of the #Abaddon Anomaly Series, spanning the globe in over 28 cities.   The world around you is not what it seems.  Statues, public art, and historical sites have been activated as Ingress Portals.  XM Anomalies are free player events that bring together hundreds of Resistance and Enlightened Agents of all Levels for an intense burst of walking, running, and biking gameplay.  Find your faction leaders for this event at: https://goo.gl/3rpQKT More details to follow.#Abaddon XM Anomaly Primary Oakland, CA, USA2015-12-12 09:00:00743  
Ingress4,293,862Shaper Septicycle 2014.42: AF02-GOLF-05 (Recife, BR)  AF04-SIERRA-01 (Ponta Delgada, Azores)  AF07-PAPA-03 (Casablanca, MA) [V] AF07-ROMEO-09 (Seville, ES) [V] AF09-SIERRA-11 (Montpellier, FR)  AF13-SIERRA-00 (Athens, GR)  AF14-CHARLIE-11 (Durban, ZA)  AF14-SIERRA-09 (Ankara, TR)  AM01-FOXTROT-06 (Denver, CO, USA)  AM01-GOLF-09 (Omaha, NE, USA)  AM01-JULIET-03 (Madison, WI, USA) [V] AM01-KILO-05 (Toronto, CA)  AM01-KILO-12 (Columbus, OH, USA)  AM02-ECHO-01 (Albuquerque, NM, USA) [V] AM02-GOLF-13 (Wichita, KS, USA)  AM02-HOTEL-12 (St. Louis, MO, USA)  AM02-LIMA-11 (Alexandria, VA, USA)  AM03-GOLF-00 (Houston, TX, USA)  AM03-KILO-10 (Atlanta, GA, USA)  AM05-JULIET-11 (Merida, MX)  AM06-HOTEL-04 (Guatemala, GT) [V] AM06-NOVEMBER-05 (Caracas, VE)  AM15-MIKE-01 (Santiago, CL)  AS10-GOLF-01 (Colombo, LK)  AS10-KILO-05 (George Town, MY) [V] AS11-MIKE-10 (Ho Chi Minh City, VN)  AS12-ECHO-03 (Mumbai, IN)  AS13-PAPA-04 (Taichung, TW)  AS14-ALPHA-07 (Riyadh, SA) [V] AS15-PAPA-09 (Shanghai)  NR01-ECHO-00 (Budapest, HU)  NR01-ECHO-13 (Belgrade, RS)  NR01-FOXTROT-02 (Zagreb, HR) [V] NR01-FOXTROT-06 (Vienna, AT)  NR01-GOLF-03 (Milan, IT)  NR01-GOLF-06 (Geneva, CH)  NR02-FOXTROT-04 (Dresden, DE) [V] NR02-FOXTROT-15 (Warsaw, PL)  NR02-GOLF-08 (Hanover, DE)  NR02-GOLF-12 (Dusseldorf, DE)  NR02-HOTEL-03 (Utrecht, NL)  NR03-GOLF-00 (Oslo, NO)  NR03-GOLF-09 (Copenhagen, DK)  NR04-DELTA-08 (Nizhny Novgorod, RU) NR04-KILO-11 (Reykjavik, IS)  NR13-ROMEO-10 (Portland, OR, USA)  PA01-ALPHA-14 (Nagano, JP)  PA03-ROMEO-11 (Canberra, AU)  PA04-PAPA-08 (Brisbane, AU)  PA07-SIERRA-08 (Christchurch, NZ) [V] Shaper Septicycle 2014.43: AF02-FOXTROT-11 (Salvador, BR)  AF07-SIERRA-02 (Porto, PT)  AF11-SIERRA-13 (Naples, IT)  AF13-CHARLIE-10 (Johannesburg, ZA) [V] AF14-ROMEO-10 (Alexandria, EG)  AF15-NOVEMBER-01 (Jeddah, SA)  AM01-CHARLIE-07 (San Jose, CA, USA)  AM01-ECHO-06 (Provo, UT, USA)  AM01-LIMA-12 (Syracuse, NY, USA)  AM02-DELTA-04 (Las Vegas, NV, USA)  AM02-DELTA-12 (Tijuana, MX)  AM02-JULIET-06 (Bloomington, IN, USA)  AM02-KILO-00 (Cincinnati, OH, USA) [V] AM02-KILO-11 (Charlotte, NC, USA)  AM03-FOXTROT-03 (Ciudad Juarez, MX)  AM04-KILO-01 (Tampa, FL, USA)  AM05-FOXTROT-05 (Leon, MX)  AM07-KILO-06 (Panama City, PA)  AM07-LIMA-02 (Medellin, CO)  AM12-MIKE-01 (Arequipa, PE) [V] AM12-NOVEMBER-08 (Santa Cruz de la Sierra, BO)  AM14-ROMEO-11 (Ciudad del Este, PY)  AM15-PAPA-11 (Rosario, AR)  AS02-NOVEMBER-09 (Perth, AU)  AS07-NOVEMBER-11 (Surabaya, ID)  AS10-KILO-08 (Phuket, TH)  AS11-PAPA-04 (Cebu City, PH) [V] AS12-HOTEL-01 (Kolkata, IN)  AS13-PAPA-07 (Kaohsiung City, TW)  AS15-SIERRA-15 (Kagoshima, JP)  AS16-NOVEMBER-08 (Beijing, CN)  AS16-ROMEO-04 (Busan, KR) [V] AS16-SIERRA-13 (Hiroshima, JP)  NR01-GOLF-08 (Zurich, CH) [V] NR01-GOLF-10 (Luxemburg City)  NR01-HOTEL-10 (Lyon, FR)  NR02-CHARLIE-08 (Krasnodar, RU)  NR02-KILO-02 (Cork, IE)  NR04-CHARLIE-03 (Samara, RU)  NR04-FOXTROT-09 (Helsinki, FI)  NR05-SIERRA-09 (Portland, ME, USA)  NR06-CHARLIE-05 (Omsk, RU)  NR06-SIERR#Darsana Global2014-11-15 09:00:005355  
Google Chrome Developers142,415We will be streaming all Chrome Dev Summit sessions live on YouTube. For more information about the event, check out the website and join the Chrome Dev Summit community.Chrome Dev Summit Live Stream2013-11-20 18:30:001812  
Google+12,209,253The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033725  
Google Developers2,260,843Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005058  
The White House3,143,246In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034041  
Verizon2,077,387Experience the Newest Droid Before its Public Launch!2012-11-19 18:00:001116  
Paul Kinlan48,886Google Cloud Developer Relations are in the UK.  Specifically Manchester for a meet and greet session.  We want to know what you need to build great services on the internet.  Come along at 11 today   http://googleclouddev.eventbrite.com/ I will share pictures here. TechHub Manchester 77 Dale St  M1 2HG Manchester United Kingdom Cloud Developer Relations in Manchester TechHub2012-10-03 11:00:008  
Android Developers881,335@111169963967137030210  and @109486821799932251955  are going to dissect Music Player apps on this week's Clinic. The Friday App Clinic: Music Players2012-08-24 22:00:00129  
Android Developers881,335Join us this week for an NFC themed Q&A when we invite the speakers from #IO12 sessions "NFC and Android Beam" with Martijn Coenen and Robert Hamilton  to join the Android Developer Relations team. We'll be answering any Android development questions, but we've got the NFC and Android Beam experts on hand, so this will be the best time to ask those questions specifically! Ask your questions here, or in the moderator page in the linked Google Developers Live event.Android Developer Office Hours: NFC2012-08-08 23:00:0093  
London 20121,450,972The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here!  We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world. We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games. We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web. // What you need to do now Tell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details. Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with! // What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pm On the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments. Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface.   Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004683  
Vic Gundotra6,923,279Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002648  
Mohammad Khatib20,307Pictures and updates live from Google I/O 2012. Invite all your friends who are at I/O. Install Google+ new app and Enable Party Mode on your phone and let the pictures be uploaded automatically! Let's collect all the pictures from Google I/O into one place! And test Google+ Events! #io12   #io2012   #io12extended   #partymode  Google I/O 20122012-06-27 09:00:0091  

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2015-08-28 00:34:56 (94 comments; 12 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

This Afternoon, I Found a Semi-Automatic 22 Handgun in My Yard.

I was WFH today, and offered to take my son shoe shopping this afternoon, between emails. As I turned past, and slightly bumped, the bush in our front yard, I heard a clatter on the walkway that sounded a lot like if you drop your phone. Instead of a phone, it turned out to be a gun. It is a small one, so I thought it was a toy, and brought it in the house for my wife to see. After looking more closely, it's labeled as a Jennings Firearms semi-automatic 22, and Google found lots of web pages about the weapon.

Why it was in our yard, I have no idea. Maybe the police officer who's scheduled to come by later will know more, about why someone chose to dispose it in our yard. (Or leave it and hope to get it again later?) But it's not the usual thing one expects to find on the way to Payless Shoes.
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Most reshares: 26

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2015-10-06 06:48:27 (10 comments; 26 reshares; 91 +1s)Open 

​Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device
/by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols  #chromeos   #chromebooks  

"... Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that "by the end of this year, there will be more Chromebooks than every other device combined" in schools. Pichai also added that every day, an average of 30,000 Chromebooks are activated and most of those sales are to new customers."

Most plusones: 298

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2015-11-25 02:49:38 (39 comments; 12 reshares; 298 +1s)Open 

Tonight I Nabbed a Google Bike from a Bike Thief

Google may seem like a big faceless corporation that can afford to lose a few bikes, but the reality is that these basic rides are valuable tools for the employees who use them to make meetings and appointments across our far-flung campus. Our great facilities teams make them available for our use, and because of their trusting nature, a number are taken each year, as you can guess. It's incredibly frustrating to see these obvious Google bikes ridden around town by people who they don't belong to.

Tonight, a few blocks from home, I saw a young man (in his 20s, I assume), sitting next to one at a local business. I decided I'd see if I could get the bike back to where it belonged.

I approached him and he remained seated, wearing earbuds in his phone, as I asked him where he got the bike. He ignored me. I asked... more »

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2016-02-02 19:19:44 (18 comments; 5 reshares; 71 +1s)Open 

4,920 Girl Scout Cookie Boxes Just Showed Up In My Garage

It's Girl Scout cookie season. And, like last year, our home is the cookie cupboard for the area, so the truck arrived with all our pallets, and now we are overflowing with Thin Mints, Trefoils, Do-si-Dos, Savvanah Smiles and Tagalogs. Our daughter, as part of her troop, is selling the cookies, and for the first time, you can order online.
https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/sarah9881

Otherwise, I have to eat all these, and nobody (except me) wants that.

4,920 Girl Scout Cookie Boxes Just Showed Up In My Garage

It's Girl Scout cookie season. And, like last year, our home is the cookie cupboard for the area, so the truck arrived with all our pallets, and now we are overflowing with Thin Mints, Trefoils, Do-si-Dos, Savvanah Smiles and Tagalogs. Our daughter, as part of her troop, is selling the cookies, and for the first time, you can order online.
https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/sarah9881

Otherwise, I have to eat all these, and nobody (except me) wants that.___

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2016-01-27 23:51:04 (8 comments; 7 reshares; 79 +1s)Open 

Android Special Edition Figurine: Chinese New Year 2016
#android   #CNY2016  

You might have seen +Dead Zebra, Inc's post about this year's Android mini collectible for the 2016 Chinese New Year. (http://www.deadzebra.com/android/2016-chinese-new-year-android/) I just managed to snag a few for me, and they'll be taking space on the shelves at home where they belong. Nice bright red colors on this one.

Android Special Edition Figurine: Chinese New Year 2016
#android   #CNY2016  

You might have seen +Dead Zebra, Inc's post about this year's Android mini collectible for the 2016 Chinese New Year. (http://www.deadzebra.com/android/2016-chinese-new-year-android/) I just managed to snag a few for me, and they'll be taking space on the shelves at home where they belong. Nice bright red colors on this one.___

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2016-01-27 17:34:56 (1 comments; 5 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Google's Head of Virtual Reality Won't Stop Until Everyone Is Using VR
/featuring +Clay Bavor and +Google Cardboard 

"... it was no surprise that when Google announced in June of 2014 that it had built a virtual reality headset almost entirely of cardboard, many people thought it was another of the company’s gags—if several months delayed. The project, dubbed Google Cardboard, has been anything but a joke. On Jan. 27, Google will announce that 5 million Cardboard have shipped."

Google's Head of Virtual Reality Won't Stop Until Everyone Is Using VR
/featuring +Clay Bavor and +Google Cardboard 

"... it was no surprise that when Google announced in June of 2014 that it had built a virtual reality headset almost entirely of cardboard, many people thought it was another of the company’s gags—if several months delayed. The project, dubbed Google Cardboard, has been anything but a joke. On Jan. 27, Google will announce that 5 million Cardboard have shipped."___

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2016-01-20 23:42:34 (8 comments; 1 reshares; 55 +1s)Open 

Five years ago, my 2 year old twins got gifts from the Microsoft store

+Timehop reminded me of that trip earlier today, and to be honest, what I'm most struck by, aside from their reaction, is that I don't think their room or carpet have ever been this clean since. /cc +Kristine Gray 

Five years ago, my 2 year old twins got gifts from the Microsoft store

+Timehop reminded me of that trip earlier today, and to be honest, what I'm most struck by, aside from their reaction, is that I don't think their room or carpet have ever been this clean since. /cc +Kristine Gray ___

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2016-01-14 22:49:09 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 14 +1s)Open 

Listen Different And Learn
#diversity   #siliconvalley   #socialmedia  

"For most people, new ideas and perspectives make us uncomfortable. It’s easier and less taxing to surround ourselves with people who agree with our worldview, and reinforce our way of thinking, to make us believe we are correct. We self-select our communities, both in the physical world, and the online space, and these friends or peers become an extension of our own identity.
A byproduct of this selection process is that our communities end up looking a lot like us and behaving like us."

Listen Different And Learn
#diversity   #siliconvalley   #socialmedia  

"For most people, new ideas and perspectives make us uncomfortable. It’s easier and less taxing to surround ourselves with people who agree with our worldview, and reinforce our way of thinking, to make us believe we are correct. We self-select our communities, both in the physical world, and the online space, and these friends or peers become an extension of our own identity.
A byproduct of this selection process is that our communities end up looking a lot like us and behaving like us."___

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2016-01-12 22:20:21 (12 comments; 8 reshares; 87 +1s)Open 

New Android Google Edition Figurine: Tech Stop
/via +Erin Pierce and +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android   #lifeatgoogle  

At Google, when we have issues with our laptops, tablets or phones, we have excellent colleagues trained to make things work again, and dedicated spaces, called Tech Stop. Google's famous for its cafes, yes, but smart geniuses at Tech Stop are even better. This special edition Android figurine showcases the Tech Stop employee with a zipup jacket and mandatory Ethernet cable.

For fun, you can see a deleted "Tech Stop" scene from The Internship:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGYns3cC4YY

New Android Google Edition Figurine: Tech Stop
/via +Erin Pierce and +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android   #lifeatgoogle  

At Google, when we have issues with our laptops, tablets or phones, we have excellent colleagues trained to make things work again, and dedicated spaces, called Tech Stop. Google's famous for its cafes, yes, but smart geniuses at Tech Stop are even better. This special edition Android figurine showcases the Tech Stop employee with a zipup jacket and mandatory Ethernet cable.

For fun, you can see a deleted "Tech Stop" scene from The Internship:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGYns3cC4YY___

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2016-01-11 20:24:35 (8 comments; 15 reshares; 89 +1s)Open 

Report: Chromebook sales surpassed 51% in K-12 market nationwide
#chromeos   #chromebooks   #education  

"'It's a tidal wave: Chrome is the clear U.S. market leader now,' says Mike Fisher, associate director of education technology at Futuresource. He says districts are drawn to the Chromebook’s Web-based operating system, ease of use, IT manageability and $200 to $300 price range."

Report: Chromebook sales surpassed 51% in K-12 market nationwide
#chromeos   #chromebooks   #education  

"'It's a tidal wave: Chrome is the clear U.S. market leader now,' says Mike Fisher, associate director of education technology at Futuresource. He says districts are drawn to the Chromebook’s Web-based operating system, ease of use, IT manageability and $200 to $300 price range."___

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2016-01-06 18:56:33 (18 comments; 6 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

New Android Google Edition Figurine: Product Safety
/via +Alex Ruiz and +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android  

This little fig looks to respect and protect, and comes with its own laptop and flashlight. I feel safer just knowing this droid exists.

New Android Google Edition Figurine: Product Safety
/via +Alex Ruiz and +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android  

This little fig looks to respect and protect, and comes with its own laptop and flashlight. I feel safer just knowing this droid exists.___

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2016-01-04 22:08:26 (22 comments; 9 reshares; 92 +1s)Open 

New Android Mini Collectible: I <3 My Dog
/by +Andrew Bell of +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android   #dogs  

You already know I have lots of Android figures at home. But I also have two dogs: one beagle and one mutt. This new Android mini collectible is for all of us who are dog owners, and comes with a little dog droid to boot. Woof.

New Android Mini Collectible: I <3 My Dog
/by +Andrew Bell of +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android   #dogs  

You already know I have lots of Android figures at home. But I also have two dogs: one beagle and one mutt. This new Android mini collectible is for all of us who are dog owners, and comes with a little dog droid to boot. Woof.___

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2015-12-08 19:19:52 (10 comments; 4 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

You Can Now Buy the Pixel C on the Google Store

"Pixel C is designed from the ground up alongside its keyboard,, so you can switch in an instant between swiping and typing. Plus, the screen adjusts to different angles, so you can work or watch comfortably wherever you want."

You Can Now Buy the Pixel C on the Google Store

"Pixel C is designed from the ground up alongside its keyboard,, so you can switch in an instant between swiping and typing. Plus, the screen adjusts to different angles, so you can work or watch comfortably wherever you want."___

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2015-11-30 02:15:00 (15 comments; 0 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

There was a 4 alarm house fire on our street today.

The owners appeared physically unharmed, but they likely lost much of the home. Not sure on the cause, but firefighters smashed the roof to extinguish the flames and it didn't spread to any neighboring structures.

There was a 4 alarm house fire on our street today.

The owners appeared physically unharmed, but they likely lost much of the home. Not sure on the cause, but firefighters smashed the roof to extinguish the flames and it didn't spread to any neighboring structures.___

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2015-11-25 02:49:38 (39 comments; 12 reshares; 298 +1s)Open 

Tonight I Nabbed a Google Bike from a Bike Thief

Google may seem like a big faceless corporation that can afford to lose a few bikes, but the reality is that these basic rides are valuable tools for the employees who use them to make meetings and appointments across our far-flung campus. Our great facilities teams make them available for our use, and because of their trusting nature, a number are taken each year, as you can guess. It's incredibly frustrating to see these obvious Google bikes ridden around town by people who they don't belong to.

Tonight, a few blocks from home, I saw a young man (in his 20s, I assume), sitting next to one at a local business. I decided I'd see if I could get the bike back to where it belonged.

I approached him and he remained seated, wearing earbuds in his phone, as I asked him where he got the bike. He ignored me. I asked... more »

Tonight I Nabbed a Google Bike from a Bike Thief

Google may seem like a big faceless corporation that can afford to lose a few bikes, but the reality is that these basic rides are valuable tools for the employees who use them to make meetings and appointments across our far-flung campus. Our great facilities teams make them available for our use, and because of their trusting nature, a number are taken each year, as you can guess. It's incredibly frustrating to see these obvious Google bikes ridden around town by people who they don't belong to.

Tonight, a few blocks from home, I saw a young man (in his 20s, I assume), sitting next to one at a local business. I decided I'd see if I could get the bike back to where it belonged.

I approached him and he remained seated, wearing earbuds in his phone, as I asked him where he got the bike. He ignored me. I asked him again, and he took his earbuds out.

He mumbled, "on the street in Santa Clara."

I told him the bike was a Google bike and that I worked at Google. Could I take it? He didn't have a good answer.

I said, "can I take the bike?", and asked if the drink in the basket was his. It was. I gave him his drink. I took the bike.

Then I had the matter of taking the bike home. I popped the trunk and placed the bike in there, pinning the wheel so it wouldn't slip out in normal driving. Then with my trunk open and rear wheel loosely spinning, I drove home and the bike is now safe in my backyard. I'll return it after the holiday.

And yes, this may not have been the safest decision ever, but it was successful. Please don't steal our bikes. We'll give you free email if you choose not to.
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2015-11-08 00:58:55 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 80 +1s)Open 

Day two in Tahoe: A shallow lake, more trails, and ice skating

No bears today, but we didn't go up into the hills. Just lots of smiles.

Day two in Tahoe: A shallow lake, more trails, and ice skating

No bears today, but we didn't go up into the hills. Just lots of smiles.___

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2015-11-06 20:11:08 (6 comments; 1 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

Why did the black bear cross the road?

To get to the other side. This one was traveling the California/Nevada border, flanked by a touch of snow. All my kids got to see him stroll by.

Why did the black bear cross the road?

To get to the other side. This one was traveling the California/Nevada border, flanked by a touch of snow. All my kids got to see him stroll by.___

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2015-11-02 18:56:17 (4 comments; 19 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

Chrome OS is Here to Stay
#chromeos   #chromebooks   #chromies  

"Over the last few days, there’s been some confusion about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android. While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating systems, there's no plan to phase out Chrome OS."

Chrome OS is Here to Stay
#chromeos   #chromebooks   #chromies  

"Over the last few days, there’s been some confusion about the future of Chrome OS and Chromebooks based on speculation that Chrome OS will be folded into Android. While we’ve been working on ways to bring together the best of both operating systems, there's no plan to phase out Chrome OS."___

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2015-10-31 05:45:10 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

Techdirt: Google Fiber Looking Like A Disruptive Broadband Revolution

+Google Fiber can't come to my house soon enough. And if I ever left the Bay Area, I can't imagine moving somewhere that doesn't already have Google Fiber. It's a game changer.

Techdirt: Google Fiber Looking Like A Disruptive Broadband Revolution

+Google Fiber can't come to my house soon enough. And if I ever left the Bay Area, I can't imagine moving somewhere that doesn't already have Google Fiber. It's a game changer.___

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2015-10-30 17:08:31 (16 comments; 2 reshares; 173 +1s)Open 

Two thirds of my kids went as Microsoft products for Halloween

My wife made the Minecraft pixel costumes for the wolf and creeper by hand.
Nice job +Kristine Gray!

Two thirds of my kids went as Microsoft products for Halloween

My wife made the Minecraft pixel costumes for the wolf and creeper by hand.
Nice job +Kristine Gray!___

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2015-10-22 21:32:48 (10 comments; 6 reshares; 117 +1s)Open 

Android Halloween 2015 Special Edition Figure
/by +Andrew Bell of +Dead Zebra, Inc #android #halloween

This little figurine isn't really all that scary. Maybe it carries some kind of curse.


Android Halloween 2015 Special Edition Figure
/by +Andrew Bell of +Dead Zebra, Inc #android #halloween

This little figurine isn't really all that scary. Maybe it carries some kind of curse.
___

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2015-10-20 02:13:10 (18 comments; 20 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

The Trailer You've All Been Waiting For
#starwars #youtube #theforceawakens

OK. I'm ready to see this now.

The Trailer You've All Been Waiting For
#starwars #youtube #theforceawakens

OK. I'm ready to see this now.___

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2015-10-14 05:48:16 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 54 +1s)Open 

Layoffs and Loyalty in a Liquid Valley
/via +louisgray.com  #siliconvalley   #business  

Today, Twitter announced job cuts impacting 336 employees. I've been in a front row seat for multiple rounds of layoffs before. I've been laid off before. It's emotionally draining, and there's a tug of war for loyalty between the company and employee that never truly ends until you separate. Here are some of the stories from my experience. 

Layoffs and Loyalty in a Liquid Valley
/via +louisgray.com  #siliconvalley   #business  

Today, Twitter announced job cuts impacting 336 employees. I've been in a front row seat for multiple rounds of layoffs before. I've been laid off before. It's emotionally draining, and there's a tug of war for loyalty between the company and employee that never truly ends until you separate. Here are some of the stories from my experience. ___

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2015-10-08 15:15:53 (18 comments; 2 reshares; 134 +1s)Open 

Rocking the Project Fi jacket this morning

Of course, on the way to school, my second grader asks, "Daddy, is that jacket for Facebook?"

No. No it is not.

Rocking the Project Fi jacket this morning

Of course, on the way to school, my second grader asks, "Daddy, is that jacket for Facebook?"

No. No it is not.___

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2015-10-06 06:48:27 (10 comments; 26 reshares; 91 +1s)Open 

​Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device
/by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols  #chromeos   #chromebooks  

"... Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that "by the end of this year, there will be more Chromebooks than every other device combined" in schools. Pichai also added that every day, an average of 30,000 Chromebooks are activated and most of those sales are to new customers."

​Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device
/by +Steven Vaughan-Nichols  #chromeos   #chromebooks  

"... Google CEO Sundar Pichai said that "by the end of this year, there will be more Chromebooks than every other device combined" in schools. Pichai also added that every day, an average of 30,000 Chromebooks are activated and most of those sales are to new customers."___

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2015-09-06 01:57:15 (40 comments; 12 reshares; 182 +1s)Open 

Google Express Just Delivered a New OnHub

The reviews for Google's new wireless router have been exceptional, and I've honestly been a little jealous it's one product I don't already have. It's been sold out everywhere, from Best Buy to Amazon, Fry's and the Google Store online. So this morning, when I saw it on +Google Express​, I had to try and see if I could get my hands on one. And boom. It's here. I'll be setting it up tonight, and will let you know how it goes.

Google Express Just Delivered a New OnHub

The reviews for Google's new wireless router have been exceptional, and I've honestly been a little jealous it's one product I don't already have. It's been sold out everywhere, from Best Buy to Amazon, Fry's and the Google Store online. So this morning, when I saw it on +Google Express​, I had to try and see if I could get my hands on one. And boom. It's here. I'll be setting it up tonight, and will let you know how it goes.___

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2015-09-04 17:22:52 (15 comments; 9 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Marketwatch on Going Solar: Renting or Buying

Over a year ago, we entered a PPA (power purchase agreement) with +Sunrun and added solar panels to our house, with an expectation we'd save about $60,000 in the 20 year contract. We've already saved more than $4,000, and brought our monthly bills down from about $300 a month to less than $20. This month's bill is $16.16 for a standard home with kids who use electricity constantly.

If you're interested in Sunrun, check them out: http://tinyurl.com/gosunrun or ask me anything you like. Our savings details are here: https://goo.gl/wrkdfx

Marketwatch on Going Solar: Renting or Buying

Over a year ago, we entered a PPA (power purchase agreement) with +Sunrun and added solar panels to our house, with an expectation we'd save about $60,000 in the 20 year contract. We've already saved more than $4,000, and brought our monthly bills down from about $300 a month to less than $20. This month's bill is $16.16 for a standard home with kids who use electricity constantly.

If you're interested in Sunrun, check them out: http://tinyurl.com/gosunrun or ask me anything you like. Our savings details are here: https://goo.gl/wrkdfx___

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2015-09-01 00:53:08 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Having a Clear Call to Action Can Drive Real Results
/via +louisgray.com  #analytics   #marketing   #pr  

About 15 years ago, as we made plans to launch the first version of our website, we wanted to capture that initial traffic burst, and turn it into long-term customer engagement. Our plan: Deliver a clear call to action for our newsletter on every page. On the +Google Analytics team, I get questions often about calls to action and how to optimize landing pages. Here's one story of real success.

Having a Clear Call to Action Can Drive Real Results
/via +louisgray.com  #analytics   #marketing   #pr  

About 15 years ago, as we made plans to launch the first version of our website, we wanted to capture that initial traffic burst, and turn it into long-term customer engagement. Our plan: Deliver a clear call to action for our newsletter on every page. On the +Google Analytics team, I get questions often about calls to action and how to optimize landing pages. Here's one story of real success.___

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2015-08-31 20:59:20 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 52 +1s)Open 

This little bird strayed too far from the nest

Yesterday evening, at a group picnic with friends and family, the kids gathered around a tree in the park, having discovered a small bird that had prematurely left its nest. With mother nowhere in sight, eyes shut, and barely able to fly, it was in a perilous spot, be it from curious grubby kid hands, predators or simple starvation and neglect.

I was able to capture the bird and pass it to our local wildlife society so it can be rehabilitated and released (thanks to +Chris Beaupre and +Todd Beaupre). But before we passed it along, this little animation was maded from my close up photos. Tweet tweet!


This little bird strayed too far from the nest

Yesterday evening, at a group picnic with friends and family, the kids gathered around a tree in the park, having discovered a small bird that had prematurely left its nest. With mother nowhere in sight, eyes shut, and barely able to fly, it was in a perilous spot, be it from curious grubby kid hands, predators or simple starvation and neglect.

I was able to capture the bird and pass it to our local wildlife society so it can be rehabilitated and released (thanks to +Chris Beaupre and +Todd Beaupre). But before we passed it along, this little animation was maded from my close up photos. Tweet tweet!
___

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2015-08-28 00:34:56 (94 comments; 12 reshares; 147 +1s)Open 

This Afternoon, I Found a Semi-Automatic 22 Handgun in My Yard.

I was WFH today, and offered to take my son shoe shopping this afternoon, between emails. As I turned past, and slightly bumped, the bush in our front yard, I heard a clatter on the walkway that sounded a lot like if you drop your phone. Instead of a phone, it turned out to be a gun. It is a small one, so I thought it was a toy, and brought it in the house for my wife to see. After looking more closely, it's labeled as a Jennings Firearms semi-automatic 22, and Google found lots of web pages about the weapon.

Why it was in our yard, I have no idea. Maybe the police officer who's scheduled to come by later will know more, about why someone chose to dispose it in our yard. (Or leave it and hope to get it again later?) But it's not the usual thing one expects to find on the way to Payless Shoes.
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This Afternoon, I Found a Semi-Automatic 22 Handgun in My Yard.

I was WFH today, and offered to take my son shoe shopping this afternoon, between emails. As I turned past, and slightly bumped, the bush in our front yard, I heard a clatter on the walkway that sounded a lot like if you drop your phone. Instead of a phone, it turned out to be a gun. It is a small one, so I thought it was a toy, and brought it in the house for my wife to see. After looking more closely, it's labeled as a Jennings Firearms semi-automatic 22, and Google found lots of web pages about the weapon.

Why it was in our yard, I have no idea. Maybe the police officer who's scheduled to come by later will know more, about why someone chose to dispose it in our yard. (Or leave it and hope to get it again later?) But it's not the usual thing one expects to find on the way to Payless Shoes.

Of note, the photo attached is from the Web (http://clocknuts.com/Firearms/002-P-0607.htm) and is the same model we found. I'm glad I found it, and not the kids, and that neither the wife nor I managed to discharge it. Guns are dumb.___

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2015-08-26 06:13:15 (19 comments; 10 reshares; 82 +1s)Open 

Jelly Belly CEO's Extreme Right Wing Husband Kills Party-goer With Tank

Excerpt: "That the chairman of Jelly Belly stores a fleet of military vehicles 45 miles outside of San Francisco may come as a surprise to the many whose associations with the company trend toward bubble gum over big guns. But Rowland has also been known as an avowed conservative who donated to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign, and who most recently spoke out against equal rights for trans students in California schools."

Sounds like a winner.

Jelly Belly CEO's Extreme Right Wing Husband Kills Party-goer With Tank

Excerpt: "That the chairman of Jelly Belly stores a fleet of military vehicles 45 miles outside of San Francisco may come as a surprise to the many whose associations with the company trend toward bubble gum over big guns. But Rowland has also been known as an avowed conservative who donated to the Yes on Prop 8 campaign, and who most recently spoke out against equal rights for trans students in California schools."

Sounds like a winner.___

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2015-08-19 15:16:17 (18 comments; 16 reshares; 232 +1s)Open 

First day of school!

Braden gets shipped off to kindergarten today. Awesome and AutoAwesome.

First day of school!

Braden gets shipped off to kindergarten today. Awesome and AutoAwesome.___

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2015-08-17 00:15:27 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 98 +1s)Open 

Off the Grid for a Week, Gallivanting in the Forest
#family #vacation #california #nature

You haven't heard from me for a bit. That's because this week, my family and I took a little break and unplugged. We were completely out of cell phone access (even with Project Fi!) and had no Internet ... for pretty much the whole week. We enjoyed the great outdoors and many activities at a camp in Calaveras County. On the final day, we took a trip through Big Trees State Park in Calaveras, seeing the giant Sequoia, Redwoods and more.

We're back! Here are some of the pictures.


Off the Grid for a Week, Gallivanting in the Forest
#family #vacation #california #nature

You haven't heard from me for a bit. That's because this week, my family and I took a little break and unplugged. We were completely out of cell phone access (even with Project Fi!) and had no Internet ... for pretty much the whole week. We enjoyed the great outdoors and many activities at a camp in Calaveras County. On the final day, we took a trip through Big Trees State Park in Calaveras, seeing the giant Sequoia, Redwoods and more.

We're back! Here are some of the pictures.
___

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2015-08-07 19:57:44 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 37 +1s)Open 

Android Summer Edition 2015 Figurines
/by +Andrew Bell, of course.  #android  

I've had this set in the wall of fame in the home office for a while, but didn't share earlier. The right Android figure in particular is a little revealing. It may not even be safe for work.

Android Summer Edition 2015 Figurines
/by +Andrew Bell, of course.  #android  

I've had this set in the wall of fame in the home office for a while, but didn't share earlier. The right Android figure in particular is a little revealing. It may not even be safe for work.___

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2015-08-07 19:55:20 (8 comments; 3 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

Android Boot Camp 2015 Special Edition Figure
/from +Andrew Bell of course.  #android  

I haven't posted all the new special editions recently. But here's a great one. Gotta get through Android Boot Camp to get your apps in shape.

Android Boot Camp 2015 Special Edition Figure
/from +Andrew Bell of course.  #android  

I haven't posted all the new special editions recently. But here's a great one. Gotta get through Android Boot Camp to get your apps in shape.___

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2015-07-30 18:29:29 (5 comments; 2 reshares; 23 +1s)Open 

Tech Company Shifts Position Sunnyvale As Major Hub for Next Decade
/via +louisgray.com  #siliconvalley   #housing   #business  

You say Cupertino and think Apple. You say Mountain View and think Google. Sunnyvale sits between those cities and the pressure of both growing quickly, along with expansion at LinkedIn and others, is dramatically increasing demand. Housing prices in Sunnyvale are up faster than all the surrounding towns. I think this is going to continue to accelerate.

Tech Company Shifts Position Sunnyvale As Major Hub for Next Decade
/via +louisgray.com  #siliconvalley   #housing   #business  

You say Cupertino and think Apple. You say Mountain View and think Google. Sunnyvale sits between those cities and the pressure of both growing quickly, along with expansion at LinkedIn and others, is dramatically increasing demand. Housing prices in Sunnyvale are up faster than all the surrounding towns. I think this is going to continue to accelerate.___

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2015-07-15 20:58:19 (8 comments; 5 reshares; 28 +1s)Open 

Q&A With +Sunrun Customer +Louis Gray
http://tinyurl.com/gosunrun

Hey wait. That's me! I've been sporting +Sunrun solar panels on my house for just over a year, and have been telling just about everyone why it's made sense. We've already saved over $3,500 compared to our bills before going solar. Every time the sun is out, we're saving money. They asked me a few questions for their blog, and I was more than happy to oblige. If you're looking at going solar, start here http://tinyurl.com/gosunrun

Q&A With +Sunrun Customer +Louis Gray
http://tinyurl.com/gosunrun

Hey wait. That's me! I've been sporting +Sunrun solar panels on my house for just over a year, and have been telling just about everyone why it's made sense. We've already saved over $3,500 compared to our bills before going solar. Every time the sun is out, we're saving money. They asked me a few questions for their blog, and I was more than happy to oblige. If you're looking at going solar, start here http://tinyurl.com/gosunrun___

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2015-07-10 04:55:49 (12 comments; 6 reshares; 272 +1s)Open 

Seven Years Ago: Sarah was not very big #tbt

+Timehop​ also reminds me it was 93 degrees that day. Quite warm in our little apartment. She came home to us once she was all of two kilograms. But she's much bigger now.

Seven Years Ago: Sarah was not very big #tbt

+Timehop​ also reminds me it was 93 degrees that day. Quite warm in our little apartment. She came home to us once she was all of two kilograms. But she's much bigger now.___

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2015-06-27 03:05:43 (2 comments; 7 reshares; 166 +1s)Open 

Big day today. Big week this week. Happiness brings more happiness. Here's +Android's #andproud sign from Google campus.

Big day today. Big week this week. Happiness brings more happiness. Here's +Android's #andproud sign from Google campus.___

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2015-06-03 22:12:46 (7 comments; 4 reshares; 64 +1s)Open 

I'm in Seattle today and just wrapped up a presentation at Search Marketing Expo Advanced on bringing +Google Analytics​ and AdWords together. (http://g.co/GoogleBP) With the clouds clearing outside the conference center, it makes for a very nice view. The fun colors inside the meeting room weren't so bad either.

I'm in Seattle today and just wrapped up a presentation at Search Marketing Expo Advanced on bringing +Google Analytics​ and AdWords together. (http://g.co/GoogleBP) With the clouds clearing outside the conference center, it makes for a very nice view. The fun colors inside the meeting room weren't so bad either.___

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2015-05-31 06:19:41 (5 comments; 1 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

Another season of Little League coaching ... in the books

My kids love baseball (and so do I). In fact, I've pretty much raised them on it. Now that my four year old and six year old are both in Little League, they are constantly playing in the backyard and making each other better. Their constant practice has made them great players and leaders on their teams - even at a young age. It's been a lot of fun to watch, and be part of, as their dad and as an assistant coach to both teams. 

Already looking forward to them both playing at the next level starting next season as they move up. /cc +Kristine Gray 

Another season of Little League coaching ... in the books

My kids love baseball (and so do I). In fact, I've pretty much raised them on it. Now that my four year old and six year old are both in Little League, they are constantly playing in the backyard and making each other better. Their constant practice has made them great players and leaders on their teams - even at a young age. It's been a lot of fun to watch, and be part of, as their dad and as an assistant coach to both teams. 

Already looking forward to them both playing at the next level starting next season as they move up. /cc +Kristine Gray ___

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2015-05-28 21:42:41 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 45 +1s)Open 

On Google, Apple and Silicon Valley's Homeric Struggle With Diversity
#io15   #siliconvalley   #google   #diversity  

+Selena Larson was among the many of us (myself included) happy to see some of Google's women engineers representing the company on stage today. Working at Google, I interact daily with elite female colleagues, and seeing them on stage is commonplace. But it's a rarity in tech, and this should change. Good signs are good signs, but there's a lot more to do. Thanks for writing this up, Selena.

On Google, Apple and Silicon Valley's Homeric Struggle With Diversity
#io15   #siliconvalley   #google   #diversity  

+Selena Larson was among the many of us (myself included) happy to see some of Google's women engineers representing the company on stage today. Working at Google, I interact daily with elite female colleagues, and seeing them on stage is commonplace. But it's a rarity in tech, and this should change. Good signs are good signs, but there's a lot more to do. Thanks for writing this up, Selena.___

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2015-05-15 17:29:49 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 30 +1s)Open 

Google Workshop: Measure Success With Website Analytics

Here's a quick video I did yesterday on +Google Analytics, talking about setting up goals and meeting objectives for your business online. Good to be back in the studio.

GA Workshop: Measure success with website analytics
#analytics   #goals  

Yesterday we recorded an intro video on Google Analytics goals from Analytics Advocate +Louis Gray. This video teaches you how to measure your website traffic to understand your customers,  improve your online business, and how you can set measurement goals that are right for your business and learn how to use data to make better business decisions. Run time is just under 20 minutes.___Google Workshop: Measure Success With Website Analytics

Here's a quick video I did yesterday on +Google Analytics, talking about setting up goals and meeting objectives for your business online. Good to be back in the studio.

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2015-05-14 17:21:52 (8 comments; 2 reshares; 22 +1s)Open 

Preaching to Our Choirs and Setting Up Blinders for All Else
/via +louisgray.com  #filters   #siliconvalley  

"Our personal positions on politics, sports, and yes, even technology, have us in a constant state of affirmation seeking, and the desire to be part of a group of like-minded people, to reinforce our position and strengthen our decided upon beliefs, that we just might be right. And should somebody in our streams disagree with us, or launch into an off topic rant, we can easily unfollow them, and "clean up" the channel."

Preaching to Our Choirs and Setting Up Blinders for All Else
/via +louisgray.com  #filters   #siliconvalley  

"Our personal positions on politics, sports, and yes, even technology, have us in a constant state of affirmation seeking, and the desire to be part of a group of like-minded people, to reinforce our position and strengthen our decided upon beliefs, that we just might be right. And should somebody in our streams disagree with us, or launch into an off topic rant, we can easily unfollow them, and "clean up" the channel."___

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2015-05-02 16:27:02 (6 comments; 18 reshares; 68 +1s)Open 

The Verge Takes On Online Photo Storage Services
/via +Casey Newton for +The Verge 

Regarding Google+, he says: "Google’s take on photos is still easy to recommend. It offers you unlimited free uploads at a size of 2048 pixels, and it applies some really fun effects to your photos: turning bursts of pictures into looping GIFs, and automatically creating slick vacation photo albums whenever you spend a few days away from home. By default Google shows you highlights of your photos rather than your entire timeline, giving you a pleasing high-level view of your collection. And its web-based editing tools are superb."

Check out the article. Good stuff.

The Verge Takes On Online Photo Storage Services
/via +Casey Newton for +The Verge 

Regarding Google+, he says: "Google’s take on photos is still easy to recommend. It offers you unlimited free uploads at a size of 2048 pixels, and it applies some really fun effects to your photos: turning bursts of pictures into looping GIFs, and automatically creating slick vacation photo albums whenever you spend a few days away from home. By default Google shows you highlights of your photos rather than your entire timeline, giving you a pleasing high-level view of your collection. And its web-based editing tools are superb."

Check out the article. Good stuff.___

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2015-05-01 21:38:39 (8 comments; 9 reshares; 97 +1s)Open 

Getting Electricity from the Sun, not from the Grid

Elon Musk's announcement of Tesla Energy yesterday is fantastic and good news, offering more ways to get off the electricity grid through the power of solar. Here in California, where we've got plenty of sun (and no rain), my +Sunrun solar panels have been exceptionally busy. In April, we had 29 days out of 30 where we gave significant energy back to the grid. On April 30, we used less than one kilowatt hour.

Going solar was our best move of 2014. If you haven't seen the Tesla announcement, watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKORsrlN-2k

Getting Electricity from the Sun, not from the Grid

Elon Musk's announcement of Tesla Energy yesterday is fantastic and good news, offering more ways to get off the electricity grid through the power of solar. Here in California, where we've got plenty of sun (and no rain), my +Sunrun solar panels have been exceptionally busy. In April, we had 29 days out of 30 where we gave significant energy back to the grid. On April 30, we used less than one kilowatt hour.

Going solar was our best move of 2014. If you haven't seen the Tesla announcement, watch it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKORsrlN-2k___

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2015-04-30 00:36:27 (40 comments; 5 reshares; 173 +1s)Open 

My kids' first Chromebooks arrived today
#chromeos #chromebooks #chromies

On Monday, a colleague alerted me to Walmart's featuring refurbished Acer Chromebook 11 laptops for only $129 each. I've been openly thinking about getting them Chromebooks for a while, as their reading and writing improves, and this deal was too good to pass up. Shockingly, they arrived today - two days early. Amazing. Getting them set up, as you can expect, is a breeze.

The Web is what you make of it.

My kids' first Chromebooks arrived today
#chromeos #chromebooks #chromies

On Monday, a colleague alerted me to Walmart's featuring refurbished Acer Chromebook 11 laptops for only $129 each. I've been openly thinking about getting them Chromebooks for a while, as their reading and writing improves, and this deal was too good to pass up. Shockingly, they arrived today - two days early. Amazing. Getting them set up, as you can expect, is a breeze.

The Web is what you make of it.___

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2015-04-25 23:14:10 (5 comments; 6 reshares; 101 +1s)Open 

Found This Sphinx Moth In Our Front Yard Today

I was all set to take my 4 year old to Little League this morning when I spotted this big and beautiful moth in the front yard. It was too picturesque to ignore. After giving it the photographic treatment, I released the moth in our back yard on our tree, so it can continue on its mission. (Hat tip to +Terrie Gray for identifying)

Found This Sphinx Moth In Our Front Yard Today

I was all set to take my 4 year old to Little League this morning when I spotted this big and beautiful moth in the front yard. It was too picturesque to ignore. After giving it the photographic treatment, I released the moth in our back yard on our tree, so it can continue on its mission. (Hat tip to +Terrie Gray for identifying)___

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2015-04-17 20:58:18 (12 comments; 2 reshares; 75 +1s)Open 

New Google Glass Mini Collectible Android Figurine
#android   #lifeatgoogle   #googleglass  

This cool penguin comes with his own shades and Google[x] snowboard. He is going to be joining my growing army of figurines at home this evening. (Insert obligatory cc of +Barry Schwartz here)

New Google Glass Mini Collectible Android Figurine
#android   #lifeatgoogle   #googleglass  

This cool penguin comes with his own shades and Google[x] snowboard. He is going to be joining my growing army of figurines at home this evening. (Insert obligatory cc of +Barry Schwartz here)___

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2015-04-17 03:32:14 (5 comments; 10 reshares; 121 +1s)Open 

A Smiling Crab from Santa Cruz

My kids have been on Spring Break all week. Today, I joined them and ditched the office to head to the beach. While there, we met one of the natives, who carried big pinchers, but was quite friendly, as you can see. It was fun to see the crab scuttle sideways, but he didn't get far. Eventually, we released him and he's no doubt sleeping off the experience.

A Smiling Crab from Santa Cruz

My kids have been on Spring Break all week. Today, I joined them and ditched the office to head to the beach. While there, we met one of the natives, who carried big pinchers, but was quite friendly, as you can see. It was fun to see the crab scuttle sideways, but he didn't get far. Eventually, we released him and he's no doubt sleeping off the experience.___

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2015-04-12 02:52:16 (3 comments; 3 reshares; 81 +1s)Open 

Ladybugs of Las Palmas

A while ago I shared this photo with +Terrie Gray, my mom, a well known photographer and nature nut. But today, I looked again at this casual photo and realized it's not half bad for a little smart phone. And by little smart phone, I mean the big Nexus 6. You can zoom in and even see the reflection off the ladybugs' backs, and catch the drops of dew. So watch where you walk in the park and don't squish these ladybirds.

Ladybugs of Las Palmas

A while ago I shared this photo with +Terrie Gray, my mom, a well known photographer and nature nut. But today, I looked again at this casual photo and realized it's not half bad for a little smart phone. And by little smart phone, I mean the big Nexus 6. You can zoom in and even see the reflection off the ladybugs' backs, and catch the drops of dew. So watch where you walk in the park and don't squish these ladybirds.___

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2015-04-01 16:50:38 (10 comments; 5 reshares; 46 +1s)Open 

The Story Behind Free Tibet Goji-Chocolate Crème Pie.
#lifeatgoogle   #freetibet   /featuring +Laszlo Bock 

This is a Google legend that has escaped the Googleplex. The best part? On April Fool's Day, this story is real. Truth is always stranger than fiction.

The Story Behind Free Tibet Goji-Chocolate Crème Pie.
#lifeatgoogle   #freetibet   /featuring +Laszlo Bock 

This is a Google legend that has escaped the Googleplex. The best part? On April Fool's Day, this story is real. Truth is always stranger than fiction.___

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2015-03-31 17:10:43 (9 comments; 4 reshares; 96 +1s)Open 

Chromebooks for $149! Amazing Entry Level Price

It looks like I just found my kids' first laptops. While I'll be enjoying my Pixel, these new Chromebooks make it even easier to get them connected to the sites and apps they love. It's really incredible when you think these cost a fraction of say... a watch.

Chromebooks for $149! Amazing Entry Level Price

It looks like I just found my kids' first laptops. While I'll be enjoying my Pixel, these new Chromebooks make it even easier to get them connected to the sites and apps they love. It's really incredible when you think these cost a fraction of say... a watch.___

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