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Louis Gray

Louis Gray Verified in Google 

Googler, Blogger, Dad of 3

Occupation: Google (Google)

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Birthday: 04/08

Followers: 215,060

Following: 286

Views: 34,222,021

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Ingress4,435,758Edoff 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 09:00:00739  
Ingress4,435,758Shaper 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 09:00:005344  
Google+12,658,878The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033679  
Google+ Developers137,443In this Google+ Developers Live event, we will take a look at a few tricks for rendering interactive posts.Google+ Developers Live2013-07-09 23:30:00145  
Google Developers2,294,274Google 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  
Google+ Developers137,443Join us for our first Google+ Developers Live of 2013, where we introduce Google+ Sign-In and answer your questions about this update to the Google+ Platform.Google+ Developers Live: Introducing Google+ Sign-In2013-02-26 23:30:00235  
Google+ Developers137,443Join us live for a short demo of the sign in button and how to retrieve profile information using it! Comment on the Hangout Event or the YouTube LiveStream with your questions and we will be sure to answer them!G+ Platform Office Hours -- Retrieving Profile Information with the Sign In Button2012-10-02 23:30:0082  
Google Small Business3,278,503*Registration for the in-person event is closed. Join us virtually on Google+ Event to get live updates, photos, and to submit questions.* At our Social Media Week San Francisco in February, Google’s community team talked about scaling support to our large user base. Collaborating with users helps us have a wide reach, but we’re careful to stay relevant to our micro-communities, too. This time around, we’re delving into how we support our micro-communities while balancing the broader Google audience: through transparency, our super users, and real time, live interactions with our users. *Speakers* *@100535338638690515335 (Google Developers Live)* leads a community of developers who use Google technologies. He presents about using Hangouts and YouTube Live to connect developers with Googlers, other developers, and industry leaders. *@115695578304416858659 and @114489276586542400632 (Chrome OS and Chrome Browser)* work on open source products both with public issue trackers; they are able to keep users up to date in real time with new features, bug fixes, and updates. *Panel* Some of Google’s community team speak about their various experiences on developing our super user programs, including our Top Contributor program. Moderator: @111064942645349853334 (Google Voice) Panelists: - @117036693528125723667 (Chrome OS) presents about being a Google “super user,” the resources available to Top Contributors, and what he/she does to support his/her community. - @115584845914183643191 (Google+ Local) shares about supporting both consumers and business owners in Local. - @117818235930160001761 (Google+ Local Los Angeles) chats about holding in-person Google and Zagat events for Los Angeles residents. - @115695578304416858659  (Chrome OS) talks about the unique challenges of releasing hardware when just about everything is open to the public.  - @114489276586542400632 (Chrome Browser) discusses supporting the large, diverse community of Chrome users. - @100535338638690515335 (Google Developers Live) chats about fostering community using transparency and real-time interaction with our users. Submit questions and vote on your favorites: https://www.google.com/moderator/#16/e=203f1e #smwgoogleSocial Media Week - Google: Supporting micro-communities within a broader audience2012-09-26 09:00:00235  
Google+ Developers137,443Watch as @102817283354809142195 and @104523162451451372243  show you how easy it is to add the +1 button and Google+ badge to your site. +1 Button: http://goo.gl/SEDdA Google+ Badge: http://goo.gl/jzsFCAdding Google+ Social Plugins to Your Site2012-08-28 23:30:00101  
Vic Gundotra6,920,712Join 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 19:00:002647  
Mohammad Khatib20,324Pictures 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: 50

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2016-03-28 00:58:45 (31 comments; 50 reshares; 230 +1s)Open 

Buzzfeed on +Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO you HAVE Heard Of

Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.

By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."

I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact... more »

Most plusones: 299

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2015-11-25 02:49:38 (39 comments; 12 reshares; 299 +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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2016-04-29 17:29:52 (3 comments; 2 reshares; 20 +1s)Open 

How the "What's Your Current Salary?" Question Hurts the Gender Pay Gap

Using an individual's current salary level as impacting their next salary ensures that pay inequality sticks around. +Laszlo Bock and others here at Google are working to fix it.

How the "What's Your Current Salary?" Question Hurts the Gender Pay Gap

Using an individual's current salary level as impacting their next salary ensures that pay inequality sticks around. +Laszlo Bock and others here at Google are working to fix it.___

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2016-04-27 18:41:15 (1 comments; 1 reshares; 101 +1s)Open 

It's Take Your Children to Work Day at Google. My kids, along with +Jason O'Grady​'s, already asked +Laszlo Bock​ for a job.

It's Take Your Children to Work Day at Google. My kids, along with +Jason O'Grady​'s, already asked +Laszlo Bock​ for a job.___

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2016-04-22 06:35:15 (5 comments; 3 reshares; 27 +1s)Open 

Real Valley Stories: The SVP of HR and a Bunch of Lawyers Will See You Now
/via +louisgray.com  #business   #legal   #siliconvalley  

"The day had started innocently enough. I was hosting our company’s public relations firm at the office, as we worked with our product marketing and management teams on interacting with press. At a break, I stepped outside of the conference room and found the longtime senior vice president of HR waiting for me — usually not a good sign.

“Louis, please come into my office,” he said, with a tone that made it obvious this wasn’t really a choice. So I followed."

Real Valley Stories: The SVP of HR and a Bunch of Lawyers Will See You Now
/via +louisgray.com  #business   #legal   #siliconvalley  

"The day had started innocently enough. I was hosting our company’s public relations firm at the office, as we worked with our product marketing and management teams on interacting with press. At a break, I stepped outside of the conference room and found the longtime senior vice president of HR waiting for me — usually not a good sign.

“Louis, please come into my office,” he said, with a tone that made it obvious this wasn’t really a choice. So I followed."___

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2016-04-02 03:24:57 (11 comments; 5 reshares; 140 +1s)Open 

Why yes, my Nexus 6P took this photo.

It's springtime on the Google campus. Pollen has indicated this for some time.

Why yes, my Nexus 6P took this photo.

It's springtime on the Google campus. Pollen has indicated this for some time.___

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2016-03-28 00:58:45 (31 comments; 50 reshares; 230 +1s)Open 

Buzzfeed on +Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO you HAVE Heard Of

Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.

By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."

I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact... more »

Buzzfeed on +Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO you HAVE Heard Of

Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.

By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."

I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact +Caesar Sengupta and he will get you one." Less than an hour later, I had my hands on the Chromebook PIxel and I haven't used a Mac at work since.

Google is incredibly lucky to have Sundar as CEO. I bring up the story because while it's a small one, and I'm just one person, I know Sundar is friendly, approachable, humble and focused - all attributes necessary to earn and succeed the role he's found himself in today. Now, all of you know Sundar already, but this article will help you know him more, and see the person we already knew well.

Thanks +Mathew Honan for the piece.___

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2016-03-23 17:43:52 (4 comments; 5 reshares; 56 +1s)Open 

Dramatic Scene Over Mountain View Yesterday

Spotted these ominous clouds when on a 1:1 walking meeting with +Adam Singer yesterday morning. We dodged getting wet and returned to the safety of our laptops soon after.


Dramatic Scene Over Mountain View Yesterday

Spotted these ominous clouds when on a 1:1 walking meeting with +Adam Singer yesterday morning. We dodged getting wet and returned to the safety of our laptops soon after.
___

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2016-03-22 20:25:20 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 12 +1s)Open 

Humans of Silicon Valley /by +Erica Joy

"The reality is that though many in tech think they are above and beyond all the problems plaguing the rest of the US, though they believe themselves to be separate, they’re very much equal. Racism exists in the tech industry, because racism exists everywhere. It’s time we talked about that, instead of dancing around it."

Humans of Silicon Valley /by +Erica Joy

"The reality is that though many in tech think they are above and beyond all the problems plaguing the rest of the US, though they believe themselves to be separate, they’re very much equal. Racism exists in the tech industry, because racism exists everywhere. It’s time we talked about that, instead of dancing around it."___

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2016-03-15 14:58:52 (0 comments; 5 reshares; 19 +1s)Open 

New today: The +Google Analytics 360 Suite. It's a brand new enterprise focused measurement platform for any data driven company.

Google Just Turbo-Charged One of Its Most Important Products
/via +Business Insider  #measure   #analytics  

"Google announced on Tuesday it is launching a new paid-for measurement platform called the Google Analytics 360 Suite that it will offer to its biggest advertising clients

Google Analytics is a hugely important tool, which has a 82.8% share of the website traffic analysis market..."___New today: The +Google Analytics 360 Suite. It's a brand new enterprise focused measurement platform for any data driven company.

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2016-02-26 21:35:46 (0 comments; 26 reshares; 44 +1s)Open 

Watch: Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative at Google

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative came to speak with +David Drummond and others at Google yesterday, to talk about racial justice and Black History Month. His talk was incredible, and you owe it to yourself to watch this and learn. Everybody should watch this. So do.

Watch: Bryan Stevenson of Equal Justice Initiative at Google

Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative came to speak with +David Drummond and others at Google yesterday, to talk about racial justice and Black History Month. His talk was incredible, and you owe it to yourself to watch this and learn. Everybody should watch this. So do.___

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2016-02-17 06:45:38 (6 comments; 2 reshares; 85 +1s)Open 

I Should Start a Campaign: Shot On Nexus 6P

I hear that's the thing these days. Take photos with your phone that are better than those huge cameras we all had to lug around. I had a willing model showing day and night shots.

I Should Start a Campaign: Shot On Nexus 6P

I hear that's the thing these days. Take photos with your phone that are better than those huge cameras we all had to lug around. I had a willing model showing day and night shots.___

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2016-02-14 08:49:17 (4 comments; 3 reshares; 74 +1s)Open 

Our current houseguest is our neighbor's pup.

Can you resist that smile? I didn't think so.


Our current houseguest is our neighbor's pup.

Can you resist that smile? I didn't think so.
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2016-02-11 23:34:20 (10 comments; 3 reshares; 29 +1s)Open 

We Need Smart and Personal Streams, Not Just the Latest Updates
#twitter   #media   #social

"Once again, the tech web is aflutter about a proposed change in Twitter’s timeline — as they have finally made a choice to offer more than a simply chronological feed of updates displayed in the order they were posted.

While a chronological order of tweets can be considered a hallmark definition of what Twitter is today, and truthfully, one of its most addictive features as each new Tweet rolls in, it’s also a detriment to those who aren’t ready to be constantly hooked to the information IV drip."

We Need Smart and Personal Streams, Not Just the Latest Updates
#twitter   #media   #social

"Once again, the tech web is aflutter about a proposed change in Twitter’s timeline — as they have finally made a choice to offer more than a simply chronological feed of updates displayed in the order they were posted.

While a chronological order of tweets can be considered a hallmark definition of what Twitter is today, and truthfully, one of its most addictive features as each new Tweet rolls in, it’s also a detriment to those who aren’t ready to be constantly hooked to the information IV drip."___

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2016-02-09 16:40:22 (6 comments; 8 reshares; 40 +1s)Open 

How to run a fantasy stock portfolio with friends, leveraging Google Finance and Google Sheets #finance   #stocks

If you follow the stock market or news in general, you know that 2016 has opened up rough for those used to consistent gains. At the beginning of this year, I set up a fantasy stock market contest with a few friends, and in near real-time, we're seeing our virtual portfolios rise and fall, and competing with one another - all by leveraging Google Finance and a shared Google spreadsheet. It's never been more fun to watch all of us lose money. Here's how to set yours up.

How to run a fantasy stock portfolio with friends, leveraging Google Finance and Google Sheets #finance   #stocks

If you follow the stock market or news in general, you know that 2016 has opened up rough for those used to consistent gains. At the beginning of this year, I set up a fantasy stock market contest with a few friends, and in near real-time, we're seeing our virtual portfolios rise and fall, and competing with one another - all by leveraging Google Finance and a shared Google spreadsheet. It's never been more fun to watch all of us lose money. Here's how to set yours up.___

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2016-02-02 19:19:44 (18 comments; 5 reshares; 74 +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 (9 comments; 8 reshares; 87 +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; 45 +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; 56 +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; 13 +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 (13 comments; 8 reshares; 89 +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; 91 +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; 5 reshares; 75 +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; 93 +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; 53 +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; 299 +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; 79 +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; 18 reshares; 140 +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; 116 +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; 19 reshares; 139 +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; 28 reshares; 92 +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; 51 +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.
... more »

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; 239 +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; 270 +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; 165 +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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