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Oh the life...

The other day, I rediscovered Web Components and Shadow Dom. I come back to read more, so now I have to get a grasp of Shady Dom on/vs Shadow Dom. Learning, and it's never ending! 

Apparently, when I make my sketch-notes public, the reader is also seeing the way I think and remember "stuff". Sorry. (No, I'm not Canadian, but somedays I wish I was.) Sorry, because sometimes it only makes sense to me.

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Dear Luke (and you know which Luke you are; and I'm just going to defer every UI/UX rant I do for G+ to you from now on... Because because!) Haha. No more view count for images. Does it cause slow rendering issues to show view count on images/photos? I suppose there's only .0000001% of us who will miss it. /sad face

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I guess it takes a lot of time to render it especially via JS.
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When roll outs happen...

G+ User: Enough! You are, all of you are beneath me! I am a god user, you dull creature app, and I will not be bullied by...
G+: Puny user.
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Not all USB (TypeC) cables are the same.
Do NOT buy this #USB   #TypeC  to Type-A cable from +OnePlus.

It is not spec compliant (uses a 3A identifier resistor instead of the "Default USB Power" one), and may cause damage to your charger, hub, or PC USB port if you use it with #ChromebookPixel  or #nexus6p   #Nexus5x .
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I will try chika thank you for give me a time misss you carmelyne
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Putting this on top of the today-i-learn (til) list.
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I was going to re-share it to my private bookmark circle, but you might find this interesting too. In hindsight, I should make my private circles into collections. :D
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Bonding and life lessons with daughter #1.

She and I had  to remove a drained out battery. I assigned her the task of completely removing the car battery. (Yes, we work like this in our household. Girls do stuff.)

So on the morning she's suppose to complete the challenge, I asked her if she consulted friends or any elderly guy about the battery removal, she immediately replied "Of course! I asked 'KA GOOGLE' how to do it!" I laughed so bad. Well, my Filipino friends will get it. For you, the English translation is "I asked Sage Elderly GOOGLE." 

Don't worry. She successfully took it out and I put it back after the battery got charged at a nearby auto shop.

Lesson learned: in case you need to remove a car battery, remove the negative cable first and then the positive. When placing it back, put the positive cable back first then the negative. Make sure the cables don't touch any metal parts of the car during the process (Why? Because battery drains.). Wear gloves and goggles, but we didn't! Doh!

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With this and Cardboard, we're making the Star Trek communicator badge and the Holodeck into reality. 23 and me can do the Star Trek medical tricorder. Weeeeee! Engineering tricorder, anyone?
TIME magazine has a great article up today about one of the most important things we're working on at Google: the universal assistant. Simply searching for web pages isn't what people want, nowadays: they want to be able to talk into their computer (or into their phone, or simply speak into the void) and have it understand what they mean, what they want, and make it happen.

I'm extremely excited about this area: So excited, in fact, that I've made it into my day job. For the past several months, I've been focusing on this full-time, and this is what I expect to be spending the next several years on: making "ambient computing" -- computing that is seamlessly present wherever you are, so easily accessible that you barely even realize that you're interacting with a computer -- a worldwide reality.

You may not know this, but before working on Google's social products, I spent years building major chunks of our search systems and our systems infrastructure; the "universal computer" has long been a dream of mine.

I often tell people that "any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." That's more than just a quip: the defining feature of magic is that it transforms your wish for what the world should be like into physical reality, without you having to perform any intervening steps. ("Abracadabra" is not just a nonsense word: it's Aramaic, "avra ke-davra," "may it come to pass as I have spoken." It's all about your words turning into reality.)

To achieve that, we have to go far beyond simple things like search: we have to have systems that make it easy for people to interact with and extend the assistant to do everything conceivable. That's where I'm spending my time, and I'm looking forward to being able to tell people more in the future!
It's right out of Star Trek—literally
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Am I the only one experiencing this? I was too excited to see share functions to other networks. Too bad because it doesn't work (yet).
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dear carmylen before 60 days' I want to change facebook you send me to change name please kindly help me Dear
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Finally! Consistency too of look and feel + functionality which makes it easier for users.
Oh hai new Google+... you sure feel a lot faster! Great case study of the engineering efforts behind the scenes:

Hooray performance!
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Wow! I did not know Gene Roddenberry survived 3 plane crashes.
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A fascinating story. I love the history: taking risks in business, being open to the possibilities and thinking outside the box.
Play-Doh was Originally Wallpaper Cleaner ... fascinating story -- ""The story of Play-Doh began when Kutol, a Cincinnati based soap company, was about to go under in the late 1920s.  Cleo McVicker, just 21 years old, was tasked with selling off the company’s remaining assets, which at the time comprised mainly of powdered hand soap. Once that was done, the company would be too.  Cleo, however, managed to turn a nice profit in performing his task, the result of which was that the company managed to barely stay afloat.  Cleo then hired his brother, Noah, and they set about trying to make the company viable again.

This brings us to 1933 when Cleo was at a meeting with Kroger grocery store representatives when they asked him if he made wallpaper cleaner.  Wallpaper cleaner was a hot commodity as, at the time, coal was the leading way to heat one’s home, being much more efficient and cheaper than wood.  This had the negative side effect of leaving a layer of soot everywhere that was difficult to clean off of wallpaper as you couldn’t get it wet. (This was before vinyl wallpaper.)

In a bold stroke, Cleo told them he could make the wallpaper cleaner for them (even though no-one at Kutol knew how just then).  Kroger subsequently ordered 15,000 cases of wallpaper cleaner from Kutol with a $5,000 penalty (about $90,000 today) if Kutol didn’t deliver on time. This penalty was more than Kutol had available to pay if they failed. Luckily for the brothers, Noah McVicker was able to figure out how to make wallpaper cleaner using a version of a then common formula for it.

nfortunately for the brothers, though, while this provided the staple income for their company for about a decade, after WWII, sales began to dwindle with coal heat slowly being replaced by oil and gas furnaces. These furnaces obviously didn’t produce the same type of soot issue that burning coal did, so cleaning wallpaper regularly wasn’t something that was needed anymore.  Sales further dissipated shortly thereafter when vinyl wallpaper became available.  This type of wallpaper could be cleaned with nothing but soap and water, so the McVicker’s product was now virtually obsolete. ...

enter Kay Zufall in 1954, the unsung hero of Play-Doh history and the sister-in-law to Joe McVicker.  Kay was running a nursery school and needed cheap materials to have her kids make Christmas decorations.  In the process of searching for said cheap decoration materials, she read in a magazine that you could use wallpaper cleaner for this task.  Knowing the trouble her brother-in-law’s company was in, she went out and bought a bunch of Kutol’s wallpaper cleaner, to see if it would work for this application.  After not only observing that it worked, but that the kids had a blast playing with it, she called Joe and told him they needed to make their now obsolete wallpaper cleaner into a toy. Joe took a look at the Christmas ornaments made by the kids and agreed it was a great idea.  To facilitate this, they simply removed the detergent from the dough and added an almond scent and some coloring. (It was originally white.)

Joe decided to re-christen the compound which would now be a toy: “Kutol’s Rainbow Modeling Compound”.  Enter Kay Zufall to once again save the day, assuring him that this was a horrible name for their product.  She and her husband, Bob, then set about trying to think up a better one.  In the course of their discussions, Kay came up with “Play-Doh”, which they both loved and suggested the name to Joe, who also liked it.

Thanks to some connections to school board members formed from selling soap, the company initially sold their new product to schools all throughout Cincinnati.  They then began trying to market it to stores, with only a marginal amount of success locally.
While at this point it had saved the company, without money for major advertising, Play-Doh seemed to be destined for very slow growth- at least until Joe McVicker managed to talk his way into an audience with Bob Keeshan, better known as Captain Kangaroo.

He showed Keeshan the Play-Doh and explained to him that Kutol had no money for a national advertising campaign nor money to have the product put on the show.  However, if Keeshan would agree to use the product once a week on Captain Kangaroo, they’d give the Captain Kangaroo production company 2% of the sales generated, so long as he continued to show it.  The Captain agreed and Play-Doh quickly became a national hit, even appearing on other children’s shows thanks to the Captain Kangaroo exposure.

Further, even though they still sold the wallpaper compound for 34 cents per can, they were able to get $1.50 per can of Play-Doh despite the fact that the cans contained the same amount of the compound and the two products were virtually identical, save the cleaning compound was white and had a small amount of detergent added. ..."

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