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Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501214CC G+
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301CC G+
Chris Smith1,928Here is my Chicago Photographers Circle. I plan to share this once a week. If you're not on the list and you'd like me to add you, let me know. As I'm learning more about Google+, I'm finding out that users don't always appreciate these huge circles. But it serves a purpose for me. It's every photographer I know in Chicago or that shoots Chicago fairly often.2014-02-08 13:42:25368305CC G+
Ramón Sansone López0Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003CC G+
Giulia Fiore0The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223CC G+
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018412CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN Geek List #3122 more geeks!!!!This circle contains a bunch more geeks/developers techie types that I found today. Keep the suggestions coming!2013-06-21 01:01:30120123CC G+
Don Dobbie3,342#sharedcircles  2013-05-29 19:26:154863212CC G+
Barry Grau3,491I haven't shared this circle of Chicago Area Photographers in a long time. Add to it and reshare if you'd like2013-03-21 22:20:44203102CC G+
Timothy Coxon655PageRank 5 PeopleHaving just managed to work out a fairly good semi-automated process for getting all the people I follow graded by Page Rank and into appropriate circles I thought I'd share one. This is my PageRank 5 circle. Which is probably the best circle to circle for ambitious engagers ;)PR7 & PR8 were exclusively the domain of brand pages.PR6 had some people in there (still mostly brands) but more than likely you wouldn't stand a chance of engaging with them.  Would like to thank +CircleCount for giving me the final piece of the puzzle this process turned into, +Jim Banks for providing a different but still essential piece and +Joshua Berg for his series of articles on pagerank/g+ that initially started this latest obsession ;)Oh and if you don't already and want more of this kind of thing circle +Euro Maestro ;)  #pagerank   #sharedcircle   #timothycoxon  2013-03-19 22:44:235631315CC G+
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmPart 2[Part 1 of Relevant +Shared Circles on G+  :https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/5QvAYUjxhW1]This 2nd MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 2nd 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 41 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.The 41 +mention ed referenced above are:Pages:+Schemer, +HangoutParty, +G+ Live Hangout Events , +Kickin' and Plussin' , +Funny Pictures & Videos, +Having said that , +1000 zombies , +Handmade , +Mashable , +Animated Gifs! , +First Friday Art Walk , +2013-01-04 20:38:55500341532CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,783FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-22 20:33:08375417CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,133FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-13 07:13:53394025CC G+
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216CC G+
Louis Gray146,793Happy Thanksgiving: Here Are 100 Incredible Google+ People #circles   #sharedcircles   #gratitude   #thanksgiving  I was thinking about writing some "Why I'm Thankful for Google+" post and telling you many of the reasons I enjoy this network, but the truth is, no matter what features or unique qualities are poured in here, it wouldn't amount to next day leftovers without you guys. So I walked through my Circles and wanted to highlight, for you, 100 of my closest friends from Google+, whose posts I regularly enjoy, engage with, and many of whom reflect my offline relationships as well.No pages or brands are in this "Top 100". But you won't go wrong by adding this circle of sharp, engaging, humorous, clever and unique people. Thank you for being part of Google+. Didn't make this list? Keep engaging, and I'm sure I'll share you in the future.2012-11-21 21:32:2610015228CC G+
Cynthia Yildirim23,029New Google+ users might not have this circle yet of Google Employees on G+, I'm  not an employee, but going to include myself in the circle anyway. :D  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-11-09 01:27:54213201CC G+
AJ Durling0This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302CC G+
Cesare Riccardo16,012                               *********My dearests !************If you add and share there is the risk you do  your daily right thing !!   :))2012-09-02 09:55:25454191727CC G+
Tim Moore23,086My Shared Circle of the weekGooglers who are just #awesome . _Don't stalk, just talk, they won't bite_  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-08-29 20:23:364492010CC G+
Natalie Villalobos157,779Who Let The Googlers Out, Who Who Who?!I know, I don't really like that song either, but I think it's cleverHave been receiving some requests recently around sharing my Googlers circle. So, here it is - in all her glory. These folks are global - so by adding all 363 of us you'll be sure to have world-wide coverage. You can also find all the active-on-G+ Google Community Managers on the About section of my profile. Take one, or collect 'em all.  #googlersusegoogleplus   #nowthisiscommunity   #google   #techies   #creatives  2012-08-09 23:01:043637946119CC G+
Kurt Smith122Google+ Power Users Circle ShareThis G+ Power Users group includes some really good people to follow and many whom will follow you back. Make sure you've got them in a circle. #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccircles   #publiccircleshare   #circleshare   #circlessharing  2012-07-28 17:08:3749918516CC G+
Jessica Garcia (RealLipsMcgee)0I am not sure who originally shared this but I know I pulled it from +Chris Brogan. If you want to change Google+ from a ghost town to a party just follow the circle. 2012-07-07 20:23:22499429CC G+
Sara Ataie23,050This is a very important Circle that I haven't shared at all.... Hope you enjoy it and find it as fun and interesting as I have!!! #Geek 2012-06-30 18:34:56493115CC G+
matthew rappaport52,599500 Active +Hangouters for you to Chat with and Get to know . . Again this is just Part I, you were not "omitted" by me, if you feel bad you didn'tmake this +Shared Circles on G+!I feel like I +mention ed all of you yesterday... still working on it..https://plus.google.com/111048918866742956374/posts/hYTZsRoWZje+Tom Samacicio for instance is in this circle and he's great.. CIRCLE UP!Ask him about CB Radios!+Pearl Lombardo is a lot of fun too.. CIRCLE HER (she calls SHENANIGANS a lot!)Happy 1st #PLUSversary  week to you all! #sharedcircles  Enjoy your FRIDAY and see some of you tomorrow with +Vivienne Gucwa leading the +The Google + One Year Anniversary Photowalk in Central Park tomorrow12012-06-29 20:33:37500414244CC G+
Thomas Power29,643to follow the Google I/O 2012 event over the next few days please use/share this Circle. This event is critical to the development of your knowledge of the Google+ ecosystem and most importantly the G+API.2012-06-27 06:15:011945610CC G+
Scott Knaster5,498version 4 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersIf you've already added the previous version of this shared circle, just add +Rich Hyndman and you'll be up to date. That's the only change in this version.Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-27 03:51:201963176CC G+
Christian Kurzke (cnkurzke)8,673WOW, #io12  has not even started yet, and +Google+ is already on fire!If you guys try to stay on top of what's going on here, I'd like to share who I have on "speed dial" here in my "Movers and Shakers" circle.Most of them are Googlers, some of them are speakers, others are helping making stuff happen behind the scenes.All around, a great group of people to follow if you're here at Google IO, or if you're watching and following from home.Remember, most sessions are LIVE broadcast, all other sessions are recorded and available later!Let's ROCK THIS TOWN!(yeah, and follow me for my whacky music selection i'll share with you throughout the week... ;) )2012-06-26 19:22:093147411CC G+
Mano Marks0I'm getting really excited about Google I/O. We have a full set of +Google Maps API sessions. My session in on Wednesday, and will be live streamed. Of course all sessions will be recorded and posted. Here's a shared circle, started by +Scott Knaster of #io12  speakers.2012-06-26 16:39:05194247CC G+
Scott Knaster5,466version 3 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv3: added one +Robert Pufky , removed another +Robert Pufky  (apologies to both), added +Ali Afshar .Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-26 16:01:541951124CC G+
Scott Knaster5,435version 2 update: Shared circle of Google I/O speakersv2: added +Daniel Hermes , removed +danny hermes (apologies to both)Whether you're coming to San Francisco for Google I/O or participating online, there are many ways to keep up. Here's another: follow the I/O speakers by adding this shared circle. #io12  2012-06-25 16:26:241940342CC G+
Kimberly Iudakova24,679This is my first shared circle on Google+ I have been on here for almost a year at the end of June and wanted to give it a whirl.. I was inspired by Thomas Hawk and thought I would give it a try.. Now what you will find in here is a mixing pot of fun people depending on what you like..so dig around pick a few or bag the whole circle at once. *CAUTION* *ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK*  *>;)~*2012-06-13 07:22:1149810618CC G+
Annika „Skywalker“ O'Brien0Posting this "Super Robot" circle of DIY-ers, Robotics people and actual doers of stuff. Many of them are involved in hackerspaces and/or work with children. Posted at the bequest of +Craig Shipp.2012-06-13 01:26:11903111CC G+
Jaana Nyström50,117My 8 circles of Googlers!This is just the beginning...I have found out that even Google employees are not really connected on Google+... This must be remedied!For Google employeesSo after many gruelling hours of collecting people and sorting out the circles here are the results.I will start with Google 1 by Jaana and also notify all the people in the 8 circles WITH THE POST YOU'RE IN so that you may get connected if you wish.The circle in +CircleCount:  http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z12wdxwjttr3xxo0u22celljpvm0wvzfsLook for the other 8 circles, they're coming up soon.EDIT:  One or two mistaken identities or job changes have come up in all the circles so far, sorry about that. #Google   #circleshare     #Jaanatip  2012-06-08 17:49:159422225CC G+
Michael Kendle (doeiqts)0Here's a circle of tech people. The circle is bigger but only lets me share 500. If you're interested in tech, this is a good place to start.2012-06-07 13:57:05501115CC G+
Jaana Nyström49,593I've been hoarding these peeps...My Googlers CircleGoogle employeesEveryone in this circle works for Google, been collecting the guys since July last year.Well, worked at the time of me adding them, anyway...Here it is in +CircleCount:http://www.circlecount.com/sharedcircle/?id=z13uvt3okqj2cxxvc22celljpvm0wvzfsVery international...  If you have some more to add that I've missed, please comment! #circleshare   #CircleSunday  2012-06-03 13:44:1447837828CC G+
Robert Pitt21,486[CIRCLE]Thought I would share my Googlers circle, enjoy and make sure you give feedback to these guys :)2012-04-16 19:51:00222114CC G+
Domingo Rogers494Welcome to Thursday - Today I wanted to share a circle I've been growing slowly ever since I got started with Google+ as a 1st Generation Adopter. I've aptly titled this circle Googlers. It mostly has those that are of course employees that work at Google, but also includes the pages of some Google products. Some share more information than others, but all are worth while to include in your circles.Do you have any other Googlers that you would recommend for this Circle?2012-03-29 13:20:1470000CC G+
John Holme3,233My Google Google Group :-)2012-02-29 15:30:01201010CC G+
Carmelyne Thompson26,261That's a big circle! 500 of the developers I follow. Sorry if I missed you.Developers: Android, iOS, Python, Java, Ruby, Javascript, Asp/.Net, Perl, PHP, C/C++, Cocoa, Chrome ext, some Googler devs-2012-02-23 21:29:24501211422CC G+
Gabriel Fitzpatrick1,771New Anti-censorship circle has filled up. Add and share to reward them for their dedication to freedom.The first one is below.https://plus.google.com/u/1/115645093395056483635/posts/FtwDEkN1j822012-02-10 14:02:01497503CC G+
Jaana Nyström27,889#circlesharing #circlesunday My Google employees CircleHave you noticed that there is another circle sharing possibility: When you look at a certain circle's stream, there is a green button on the right saying Share this circle.That's what I'm testing right now. Works like a charm.I've been collecting this circle for a long time. Googlers from all over the globe.Enjoy! :-)#G+Tip #googleplustip #Jaanatip PING +The Best Circles on Google+ +Shared Circles on G+PS: Here's a Googler circle from +Natalie Villalobos with +58 peeps different from my circle. You might like to add this, too:https://plus.google.com/u/0/109895887909967698705/posts/VrfWQrgcVmUCombining the two circles is a good idea, that's what I did. Now it's a MEGA Googlers circle, have to share that later! :-)2012-02-05 10:04:22335221121CC G+
Chris Hoyt1,112Circle Back to GoogleLooking for people who work at Google? Here's a great circle that's a strong addition to any search you've already performed on Google Plus and that I'd include with any other search for Googlers that you've already conducted.What's interesting to me (and that I'm getting around to pointing out) is that whether you're just looking to expand your network as a member of Google+ or actively #recruiting and #sourcing online, I believe that you'll find infinite value from the proper care and feeding of Google Plus circles. In fact, if done correctly (and maintained) it's a fantastic way to filter your Google Plus stream and check the pulse of any company, organization or interest group.In the event you missed it, I did an article back in August that mentioned my interest in Circles and how I'd be exploring the management of them. (http://www.recruiterguy.net/recruiting-management-circles) So far, I've not been disappointed in the ability to really hone in on an area of interest by filtering my streams based on these circles and simply watching the conversation flow. Of course, being able to quickly see all of the updates from a particular company or interest group is just the start. The more proficient we get with our filtering, the easier it is to get the latest from fun entrepreneurs, CEO's, diversity interest groups, active and passive jobseekers and more - these are just a few of my own circles, mind you. You have the ability to filter by profession, seniority, geography, language, etc.The possibilities are endless!I'd love to hear how you, or others, are using circles to manage the information stream you've found in G+ so far.2012-01-04 20:07:36348211CC G+
Stephanie L Davis19,590I was asked by #SMMCamp attendees to share my "Googlers" circle. These are people who work for Google; community managers, engineers, developers, free-lancers; staff... etc. Cheers!2011-12-08 20:06:303648513CC G+
Jaana Nyström13,601All Googlers CircleThis is my Googlesphere with people and Pages: Did I miss someone?Their posts are not all about Google, but about life and stuff, too! :-)Did not include myself... Oh how I wish I could! Hahhahaaa! *wink *wink2011-12-03 15:10:281711238CC G+
Louis Gray71,017It's been a little while since I shared with you my Googlers circle. This circle includes a massive number of people working on the Google+ project, company execs, and a lot of sharp people working on many of the services you use every day, including +Blogger +Android +YouTube, etc. Now that we can share 500 at a time, have at it. But this circle isn't for everyone, so if you do add them, expect geekiness ahead.2011-11-22 19:13:55500623669CC G+
Alister Macintyre0This is my Google Workers circle which I am re-sharing with Shared Circles on G+ page. These are people who are employed by the Google company. Some of them talk about the company's products, but most are just interesting people.2011-11-14 03:10:13168131CC G+
Dimitar Tsonev1,419Most followed people on Google+Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 11:17:07500206CC G+
Andrew Gorospe0500 circled on G+Andrew Gorospe shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:14:33500503CC G+
siam simte0For those who think Google Inc. employee must be Totally Circle ; Here's your chanceWhatever and however they're awesome thoughsiam simte shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 20:18:31473000CC G+


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2014-04-18 02:17:48 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 77 +1s)

Once again, my annual recycling program test device has arrived!

To quote +Brian Swetland:

"This is a standard recycling program test device. You are intended to separate the bound paper part from the plastic wrapper and deposit them in the appropriate recycling container(s). Your local waste management or recycling provider will register the arrival of this test device, verifying end-to-end operation of their system."

Test complete from my end. Awaiting confirmation of receipt from recycling provider.

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2014-04-15 15:21:25 (8 comments, 20 reshares, 68 +1s)

Q: So, why is Silicon Valley studded with an implausibly large number of abandoned barns, shacks, and other things that don't look like they belong here?

A: Because this all used to be orchards. This all made sense, fifty years ago.

Q: Right, but shouldn't they have, like, torn them down by now?

A: No. Abandoned barns in Silicon Valley are a better investment than historical stock market returns.

Q: Wouldn't they be an even better investment if there were, like, usable buildings on the land?

A: No.

Q: You have got to be shitting me.

A: Proposition 13 makes abandoned barns an enormously lucrative investment. You see, the assessed value of a piece of property is capped at a rate well below the rate of increase in property values out here. So you can just get the... more »

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2014-04-07 15:49:25 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Coffee nerds, you should definitely get one of these: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/390812913/manual-coffeemaker-no1

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2014-03-28 01:34:23 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 24 +1s)

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2014-03-27 18:20:25 (8 comments, 70 reshares, 106 +1s)

How Google deals with search warrants.  You should watch this.  It has cows. Also, "Nice Moustache."

Way of a Warrant

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2014-03-02 17:29:06 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 48 +1s)

Sunset across Carson Valley

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2014-02-05 03:17:55 (8 comments, 12 reshares, 29 +1s)

Sometimes entropy just needs a helping hand

(Wait for the part where they drop in a bunch of engine blocks)

A cars worst nightmare / Maszyna do mielenia samochodów

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2014-02-05 00:08:30 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 47 +1s)

15 years ago (on Feb 1st, 1999) I first set foot in a Google datacenter. Well, not really -- in the Google cage in the Exodus datacenter in Santa Clara.  Larry had led me there for a tour (I wasn't an employee yet) and it was my first time in any datacenter.  And you couldn't really "set foot" in the first Google cage because it was tiny (7'x4', 2.5 sqm) and filled with about 30 PCs on shelves.  a1 through a24 were the main servers to build and serve the index and c1 through c4 were the crawl machines.

By that time we already had a second cage, immediately adjacent, that was about 3x larger and contained our first four racks, each containing 21 machines named d1-42 and f1-42 (don't ask me what happened to the b and e racks, I don't know).  I don't recall who manufactured d and f but they were trays with a single large motherboard and a Pentium II CPU. (L... more »

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2014-02-04 23:57:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

what was I supposed to remember again? #throughglass

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2014-02-03 19:07:41 (13 comments, 8 reshares, 50 +1s)

Today, for the first time, our report on government requests for user information encompasses all of the requests we receive, subject only to delays imposed by the DoJ (http://goo.gl/kjTltW) regarding how quickly we can include certain requests in our statistics: http://goo.gl/7J7uyN

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2014-01-30 01:13:46 (22 comments, 8 reshares, 132 +1s)

So this happened... just another day at the office.

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2014-01-17 14:30:39 (44 comments, 5 reshares, 35 +1s)

Oh for crying out loud. Really? Really REALLY?

2014-01-17 14:02:27 (85 comments, 283 reshares, 250 +1s)

This is a great example of why storytelling is so important.

You tell a story to keep the attention of your audience.  You elicit an emotion to get them to retain what you wanted them to learn.

This short video does this very well--it tells a story and elicits a strong emotion at the end.  Well done.

EDITED: Changed link to original ad on YouTube thanks to +Ron Mecredy.

Speed ad - Mistakes

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2014-01-16 00:28:06 (14 comments, 3 reshares, 140 +1s)

Found this going through old computer stuff.  I can't tell you how many hours/days/cough weeks we spent playing this on my dad's Atari 800.

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2014-01-15 18:03:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)

Saw this at the office on a huge bolt cutter. I liked the diagram. I think it's saying your hand will split in half and worms will come out.

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2013-12-24 19:01:16 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Anyone have any strong recommendations for what to use to clean (mostly dust, some fingerprints) off of old photos before scanning?

A little creative searching seems to point to Pec-12 photographic emulsion cleaner and Pec pads... any other suggestions?

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2013-12-13 20:33:23 (6 comments, 17 reshares, 54 +1s)

This makes me very happy: Sites penalized for spammy comments that link to them!

http://www.theawl.com/2013/12/the-new-spammer-panic

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2013-12-11 17:15:37 (15 comments, 60 reshares, 40 +1s)

FFS people, we really can't get 100K signatures to ask the government to get a warrant first?

I am disappoint.

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/reform-ecpa-tell-government-get-warrant/nq258dxk …

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2013-12-05 17:17:52 (14 comments, 63 reshares, 110 +1s)

Want to download a copy of all your Gmail? You got it: 

http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/download-copy-of-your-gmail-and-google.html

Huge congrats to the team working on Takeout.

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2013-12-01 18:53:28 (18 comments, 3 reshares, 30 +1s)

Jerusalem, November 2013

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2013-11-30 22:34:11 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 36 +1s)

Tel Aviv, November 2013. The beach, Jaffa, and a few views from the office

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2013-11-26 13:39:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

Photos from Eclipsecon, mostly of Ludwigsburg Palace

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2013-11-25 23:17:10 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)

A few shots of Istanbul from last month

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2013-11-25 21:57:54 (9 comments, 32 reshares, 75 +1s)

I don't think I've ever put that much thought into sea level before. My mind is kind of blown by this.

2013-11-22 19:21:36 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)

A Pi Story.

One that I've never told to anyone before, but that simply Must Be Shared After All These Years.

Many many many years ago, I worked on a large software project with some friends, including +Ben Collins-Sussman and +Karl Fogel. The software was for A Big Bank, and part of the project required writing out a custom CD-ROM for each of their big corporate customers every month. The CD was basically a website that included a whole bunch of account transaction information, and served as a kind of local, static supplement to the fancy webapp that we built for them.

So, if a customer requested (and paid for, of course) a monthly summary of their transactions, we'd build a full static website in a RAM disk, create a disk image from that RAM disk, and then shoot the disk image over to the CD burner.

Now, The Big Bank purchased some fancy schmancy CD... more »

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2013-11-20 21:57:53 (3 comments, 15 reshares, 40 +1s)

U.S. government agencies claim they don't need a warrant to ask for private content—such as Gmail messages, documents, photos and YouTube videos. (Here at Google, we push back.) We urge reform to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a warrant for online info, just like for offline. 

If you're in the U.S., sign this petition to the White House today—we need 100,000 signatures to guarantee a response: http://goo.gl/N2C7Uu

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2013-11-07 18:10:58 (13 comments, 11 reshares, 36 +1s)

Read this. This is the biggest danger yet to free speech on the internet. It's the first step down a slippery slope:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/business/international/google-is-ordered-to-block-images-in-privacy-case.html

2013-11-02 22:55:28 (14 comments, 4 reshares, 22 +1s)

TIL: Mercedes uses OVER 100 Free/Open Source licenses in their cars.

boggle

http://www4.mercedes-benz.com/manual-cars/ba/foss/content/en/assets/FOSS_licences.pdf

h/t +Karl Fogel 

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2013-11-02 02:52:06 (3 comments, 20 reshares, 68 +1s)

That mouse really wanted that cracker.  Good job mouse.

Мышь vs. Печенька

2013-10-30 20:48:58 (6 comments, 14 reshares, 51 +1s)

This is the big story in tech today: 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html 

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I'm just going to post my thoughts on this. Standard disclaimer: They are my own thoughts, and not those of my employer.

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Fuck these guys. 

I've spent the last ten years of my life trying to keep Google's users safe and secure from the many diverse threats Google faces.

I've seen armies of machines DOS-ing Google. I've seen worms DOS'ing Google to find vulnerabilities in other people's software. I've seen criminal gangs figure out malware. I've seen spyware masquerading as toolbars so thick it breaks computers because it interferes with the other spyware.... more »

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2013-10-30 00:58:16 (6 comments, 3 reshares, 19 +1s)

Record-breaking royalties paid in 2013, but Copyright owners insist file-sharing is killing their industry and get sites blocked in the UK.

Errrr......

Exhibit A: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/digital/copyright/article/59732-ccc-paid-a-record-188-7-million-in-royalties-in-2013.html

Exhibit B: http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/oct/29/record-labels-isp-piracy-block-music-filesharing

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2013-10-28 11:09:49 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Some photos from #wppstream  in Antalya, Turkey.

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2013-10-22 22:17:38 (11 comments, 24 reshares, 62 +1s)

THESE ARE SO SO GOOD!

Adult Wednesday Addams:

Adult Wednesday Addams: The Apartment Hunt [Ep 1]

(Watch all four: http://www.youtube.com/user/heymelissahunter/videos)

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2013-10-12 19:34:29 (7 comments, 7 reshares, 35 +1s)

Clear account of the outrageous behavior of one of SciAm's affiliates towards scientist and writer DNLee, DNLee's on-point and witty response, and SciAm's cowardly removal of DNLee's response (and her whole blog hosted there). I'm not renewing my SciAm subscription unless SciAm restores DNLee's blog, apologizes, and censors their affiliate.

2013-10-11 13:00:27 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

I just reported Ventra to the Better Business Bureau, and you should too. Here's what I said:

- Ventra's registration process is broken: they sent me my account credentials months before allowing card registrations (in emails that look like spam), don't have a process for looking up a forgotten username, and are all-around terrible at communications about registration and account status. After finally registering my card after being told numerous times that the numbers printed on it were invalid, it took over 48 hours for my CTA card balance to transfer over. When it finally did, I got another email telling me that the value had transferred, and if I ever used my CTA card again I'd be double charged. I didn't actually see the email until much later - thankfully I wasn't double charged at that time.

- Ventra's hardware is faulty: I've been double charged... more »

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2013-10-10 18:50:48 (27 comments, 66 reshares, 173 +1s)

"Columbus discovered the New World much like a meteorite discovered the dinosaurs"

Oh how I love +Matthew Inman.

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/columbus_day

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2013-10-10 16:14:14 (6 comments, 7 reshares, 25 +1s)

So, you all (hopefully) saw my photos yesterday; if you didn't, you may have seen the media coverage about my employer, Google Australia, installing 2 monorail carriages in our new office space yesterday (e.g. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/google-installs-monorail-carriages-in-its-office-20131009-2v7fl.html)

Now! For those of you who don't know, confession (and story!) time: this was my fault.

At Google, we have (like most large companies do) an internal ticketing system for keeping track of jobs for our building management team ('Facilities', or 'REWS'). This system is usually populated with requests like, you know, 'the door on level X isn't working properly' or 'the pinball machine isn't working' or 'you know what would be awesome? An electric keyboard. We don't have one, can you buy us one please?' or whatever (all real,... more »

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2013-10-09 22:52:21 (1 comments, 8 reshares, 48 +1s)

Here's a Testing On The Toilet variant that salespeople can get on board with.
+Brian Fitzpatrick 

2013-10-08 21:33:09 (23 comments, 16 reshares, 37 +1s)

Google Takeout now has a fancy new interface--check it out!

https://www.google.com/settings/takeout

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2013-10-04 20:28:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

u wot m8

"So warm and comforting . . . the aroma of rich, creamy noodles seasoned with herbs and cracked black peppercorns."

via +Riff Zifnab 

2013-10-04 19:40:39 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Our book 'Team Geek' recently received a Jolt Finalist award, and +Brian Fitzpatrick and I will be doing a book signing event in Chicago this coming Monday.  Come on down to Hyde Park and say hello!

2013-10-04 17:42:54 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Can we please declare a moratorium on naming things with the suffix -palooza?

#StopTheMadness

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2013-10-02 03:56:49 (47 comments, 30 reshares, 90 +1s)

This is fascinating.

Cycling in the US from a Dutch perspective

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2013-10-01 05:37:01 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

This aggression will not stand, man!

This aggresssion will not stand, Man.

2013-09-30 03:49:20 (4 comments, 13 reshares, 31 +1s)

This is utterly hilarious. Do not consume beverages while reading.

"Today, if a person uses a desktop or laptop, she is justifiably angry if she discovers that her machine is doing a non-trivial amount of work. If her hard disk is active for more than a second per hour, or if her CPU utilization goes above 4%, she either has a computer virus, or she made the disastrous decision to run a Java program."

https://www.usenix.org/system/files/1309_14-17_mickens.pdf 

2013-09-26 12:20:05 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Internet cut off in Sudan for almost a day:

http://www.google.com/transparencyreport/traffic/explorer/?r=SD&l=EVERYTHING&csd=1379900241103&ced=1380197940000

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2013-09-25 20:25:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I just backed the Hale Dreamer.  Mostly cause the Nixie tube clock is so amazingly awesome.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/joeborn/hale-dreamer-get-more-sleep-with-a-smart-android-a

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2013-09-25 16:50:41 (22 comments, 79 reshares, 324 +1s)

+vint cerf may not be the world's most interesting man, but he's right up there. :-)

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2013-09-24 03:05:56 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 11 +1s)

Hey +Ben Collins-Sussman, we should wear lab coats EVERY DAY!

Enclothed Cognition

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2013-09-23 21:23:09 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)

Countries by most used web browser.  Fascinating!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Countries_by_most_used_web_browser_%28update%29.svg

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