Profile

Cover photo
Acacio Cruz
Works at Google
Attended FCT UNL
Lives in Switzerland
1,801 followers|404,904 views
AboutPostsCollectionsPhotosReviews

Stream

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some puzzling oddities in the Greek counter-proposals:

- very reluctant & meagre drops in military spending. !?!
- "Pensions: Ekas top-up grant for some 200,000 poorer pensioners will be phased out by 2020 - as demanded by lenders. But Mr Tsipras says no to immediate Ekas cut for the wealthiest 20% of Ekas recipients"

WTF? I thought this was a leftist government!?!
+Γ. Ο. 

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33353521
2
Fabian Schorp (coinee)'s profile photoAcacio Cruz's profile photoAnil Das's profile photo
3 comments
 
Maybe it's his way of ensuring a NO vote in the referendum.
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
It's been years since I wore a watch.
But today I caved for a beautifully minimalist & thin Mondaine Helvetica No.1 Light.

The aesthetics of Helvetic, the simplicity of design and the care to left align the labels with the calendar date & the bottom 6 just makes it sublime. It looks even better than the photos (the text is darker but still subtle).

It joins my other minimalist watch from Calvin Klein.
9
Eugene Kramer's profile photoPascal Gienger's profile photoOlivier Ansaldi's profile photoAcacio Cruz's profile photo
6 comments
 
+Olivier Ansaldi​ Nope, I think stop2go is a specific model only. I am more interested in minimalist design, including the form factor (ie, very thin: its hard to do)
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
A very good but brutal article on the Greek situation.

#greece #grexit
IT IS never pleasant to watch a relationship founder. Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has charged its creditors with trying to humiliate the country; he...
7
Matt Proud's profile photoPaulo Furtado's profile photo
2 comments
 
I think it's about time everyone faces the consequences... A big part of the problem is precisely the lack of (timely) consequences... One thing is certain... Cheap money doesn't solve any problem... Particularly for countries like Portugal and Greece... Only when money started to be hard to get we saw some changes taking place... not necessarily the best ones... as soon money gets cheap again "finance engineering" takes place instead of due reforms...
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm really enjoying this little headphone amp (Little Bear P8). It's based on the well known Little Bear design and you can find many variants in eBay.
This cost only $149 and makes my Grado SR-325i sound great. They were a bit harsh with my digital amp (Oppo HA-1) but sound a bit warmer with these tubes. ;-)

And, it looks great! ;-)

+Benjamin Lutch​
3
Benjamin Lutch's profile photoTodd Underwood's profile photoAcacio Cruz's profile photoAaron Isotton's profile photo
4 comments
 
But are you using a directional cable with it?
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fantastic article on the backstage of Greek bailout negotiations. Very interesting and revealing on the actual moves by some of the players.
One day many books will be written about what happened but, for now, this is a good inside view.
I have to say that Tsipras looks like a weak, indecisive leader, more concerned with his political power than actually saving the country. And the EU officials also focus on their popularity, back home. But, they don't have a country at the edge of ruin.

One day I can tell my son that is was in Greece when it decided to leave the EU. ;-)

#greece 
Only a week ago, officials on both sides of the negotiating table believed that a solution to Greece’s agonising stand-off with its creditors was mercifully at hand. In a late-night meeting on the 13th floor of the European Commission headquarters
1
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
2
1
Fernando Maia's profile photo
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
1,801 people
osman dönder's profile photo
Eric DERIAZ's profile photo
zalak modi's profile photo
Jermaine Ojwang's profile photo
chinmaya prasad sahoo's profile photo
Hayder Maan's profile photo
Younes Sabir's profile photo
Chimdindu Aneke's profile photo
atsuhiko takahashi (attrip)'s profile photo

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Among a flurry of articles, this is the best so far explaining the social and political movements background, incl. some of the intellectual roots for Syriza.. Very interesting.

Choice quotes on how this country has more than just a money crisis, it also has structural issues:

"Syriza has discovered the unguessed secret of the Greek state. Without oligarchs, it is inefficient. So thoroughly did the old parties use patronage to run the operation that they barely needed a civil service, or the shock absorbers provided by independent regulators and quangos..."

"Finance minister Yanis Varoufakis routinely handles his own press: though he has press officers drawn from Syriza, the actual press operation of the Greek state is barely engaged."

"...the outgoing government removed all computers and all soap. There is soap now, and computers,..."

...I have seen ministers confronted with ridiculously detailed operational decisions,  [...], which in Britain would be delegated to a regulator,..."

+Γ. Ο. 
The banks are closed, the bailout referendum is looming – and Europe’s only far-left government is struggling to hold on to its mass support. In less than a week, it will either be triumphant or finished
4
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
This is tremendous!

#globalwarming #climatechange
Ruling could set a very important precedent in Europe and around the world.
8
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
This article gives a lot of visibility into the infrastructure we work with everyday. Very cool stuff.
 
I didn't think Google would ever share this much info about our networking, but this gives a nice summary of the presentation given today.  TLDR: It is completely magical networking.

This stuff makes my work possible and bring so much simplicity to our software development it is hard to over-state the impact.  It solves problems most companies will never have, but if you have the problems, this is how you sort them out.
3 comments on original post
3
1
Ana Oprea's profile photo
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Irony. ;-)

From the Wulff & Morgenthaler duo. http://kindofnormal.com/wumo
#humor  
5
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
Very interesting article about the new Google Photos.
I know some power users don't like it (+Charles Lupica) but for most consumers, incl. me, it strikes a note. I'm now considering, for the first time, to move from Apple's iPhoto to Google Photos, for my library.

http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/4/8729943/laughing-and-crying-my-way-through-the-new-google-photos
I started using Google Photos after it first launched last week. I was immediately impressed for all the reasons that Casey Newton mentioned in his review: simplicity, intuitive navigation and...
3
Charles Lupica's profile photo
2 comments
 
+Acacio Cruz BTW: Deb has been trying to get a hold of you to see if and when you're still coming to Kirkland. I'll post a private message to you here on G+. 
Add a comment...

Acacio Cruz

Shared publicly  - 
 
"The FIFA president, secretary general and media director are sitting in a car. Who's driving?

Answer: The police."  ;-)

Apropos joke. ;-) 
#fifa   #corruption   #seppblatter   #seppblattercorrupt  

http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/11/fifa-media-director-de-gregorio-quits-blatter-rejects-european-parliament-call/
FIFA’s Director of Communications Walter De Gregorio is stepping down immediately. No reason was given but it comes two days after he made a deprecating joke in public about football’s scandal-hit governing body. Some reports say outgoing President Sepp Blatter sacked him, but the statement released by FIFA just says he has “relinquished his office”. De Gregorio was…
8
Mike Knell's profile photo
 
Entertainingly, Youtube's automatic subtitling stuff seems to think the conversation is in Dutch, not Swiss German. Easy mistake to make..
Add a comment...
Acacio's Collections
People
Have him in circles
1,801 people
osman dönder's profile photo
Eric DERIAZ's profile photo
zalak modi's profile photo
Jermaine Ojwang's profile photo
chinmaya prasad sahoo's profile photo
Hayder Maan's profile photo
Younes Sabir's profile photo
Chimdindu Aneke's profile photo
atsuhiko takahashi (attrip)'s profile photo
Collections Acacio is following
Education
  • FCT UNL
    1987
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends
Story
Tagline
Googler working on G+, GMail & Apps
Introduction
SRE Manager at Google.
Projects: GMail, Apps Backend, Abuse Fighting, Social (G+)
Work
Occupation
Google SRE Manager
Employment
  • Google
    Google SRE Manager, present
  • Oracle, Dynamac, Autodesk, INS, Merck Serono, Google
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Switzerland
Previously
Lisboa, Portugal - Washington, DC - Cape Canaveral, Florida
Very good location but too expensive for value. Nearby there are similar places with equal views but much less expensive. A meal for two, without wine or dessert costs near 130€.
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent beach and facilities
Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
12 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Serviço péssimo e comida pior ainda. O pior restaurante que testei, aqui na zona. Até o pão torrado foi re-torrado e foi a primeira vez que não quis acabar as amêijoas à bulhão pato, tão más que estavam. Esqueceram-se do arroz para acompanhar os pratos e a sopa do miúdo demorou imenso. Enfim, a evitar.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago