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A Look Behind The Doors of Google X

Ever wonder who was responsible for Google's self-driving car, +Google Glass, Google's WiFi balloons, and their glucose-monitoring contact lens?

It's the folks at Google X, the no-longer-secret extreme R&D division  of the company, profiled here in this fantastic article by Jon Gertner.

That Sergey Brin and CFO Patrick Pichette are unwaveringly supportive of the efforts of Google X speaks volumes, both to the company's resources and to its commitment to long-term, 'moonshot' style innovation.

If this article is to be believed, the people in charge of Google X take their responsibility to innovate very seriously, discarding no idea without vigorous discussion and (if appropriate) experimentation. And they attract the brightest and most forward-thinking minds in their fields-- people who are not afraid to dream big and then poke holes in their own ideas (I believe that +Greg Trujillo would fit in very well :)).

Anyway, this is a lengthy article but WELL worth the read if you're interested in knowing more about some of the exciting inside workings of Google! Thanks to +Mike Capern for sharing it with me!

#google   #googlexlab   #mustreadarticle  
Space elevators, teleportation, hoverboards, and driverless cars: The top-secret Google X innovation lab opens up about what it does--and how it...
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We're always looking for show guests! If you'd like to be on the show, just tell us a little about yourself under the "Join the Survival Team" category... and be sure not to leave out any of your epic zombie survival skills! (No skills beyond nerdy enthusiasm actually required.)
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*Hitting the Road with Your #ZombieDefenseTeam

I have just been having the best time setting aside time to nerd out with my best friend +Greg Trujillo and all the other people who come to watch +Zombies On Air every Sunday night. I don't care that I'm a total zombie newbie; I'm just having a blast learning the lore and talking hypothetical zombie survival strategies :)

We had an epic second show last week thanks to +David Amerland, +Sam Stormborn Ormandy, +Mia Voss, and +Dustin W. Stout, talking about the practical questions and diving into the psychological depths of the zombie apocalypse.

This week, I'm delighted to announce that Dustin will be back, along with #psywarrior  and ex-Infantryman +Nicholas Cardot, to dive in a little more and talk about the ups and downs of choosing to hit the road: transportation options, survival kits, seeking out supplies, and more. As always, I expect a jam-packed 30 minutes full of vigorous debate and nerding out!

Hope to see you on Sunday night!

#zombiesurvival   #zombies   #hoa   #hangoutonair  
 
You made the decision: it's time to get the #$%! out of here.

Last week on ZOMBIES ON AIR, we asked a simple question: in the face of a zombie apocalypse, do you stay or do you go?

You, +David Amerland, +Sam Stormborn Ormandy, and +Mia Voss all responded-- and most of you said you would not hesitate to GET OUT. To head for higher ground, or forests, or boats. To seek other survivors, supplies, and/or a safer place.

This Sunday night, grab your GTFO bags and join +Greg Trujillo, +Carolyn Capern, +Dustin W. Stout, and +Nicholas Cardot as we dive into another invigorating postapocalyptic nerd-out, discussing the most pressing practical and psychological questions facing you, our audience of would-be zombie apocalypse survivors:

Transportation: what's your vehicle, and where do you get it? Do you choose safety from zombies or speed and mobility?
-How much can you really bring with you? 
-Do you try to find other survivors, or stick with your core group?
-What do you do when your best-laid plans go awry?

ZOMBIES ON AIR - Sunday @ 8pm ET/7pm CT/6pm MT/5pm PT

Catch up on the last two episodes on YouTube:
Zombies on Air, Episode #1 - Be Prepared
Zombies on Air, Episode #2 - Get Out or Hunker Down?

#zombiesonair   #zombiedefenseteam  
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Look Ma, I'm on TV!

+DENNIS N. DUCE and +Sherrill Duce tuned in on the big screen for our EPIC +Zombies On Air conversation last night with +Sam Stormborn Ormandy +David Amerland +Mia Voss and +Dustin W. Stout-- and look at the awesome gif that Dennis grabbed!

If you missed the episode, here's the YouTube replay link: Zombies on Air, Episode #2 - Get Out or Hunker Down?

THANK YOU to our phenomenal panel of zombie fighters-- we appreciate you sharing your nerd-expertise! 

To ALL the amazing audience members who tuned in-- THANK YOU! Especially to those of you who commented-- our #zombiedefensepack  of future survivors (or zombie bait):

 +Sherrill Duce +Lorien Green +Kristin Drysdale +Jen Smith +DENNIS N. DUCE +Craig Burton +carey g. butler +Ryan Minor +Joe Ray +Jeff Sieh +Jahnny S. +Tim Longwell +Maggie Unzueta +BandWidth Hangout On Air and +Sara LaMothe (in spirit :))

Stay tuned for Episode 3 next week -- same time, same channel!

#hangoutsonair   #zombiesonair   #HOA   

(ping to Mom -- +Donna Capern :))
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I love the 'in spirit' +Carolyn Capern ;-) Hopefully I'll be able to watch the next one!
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How to care for introverts.
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Much (extroverted) respect :-)
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In writing or photos or videos or song...speak the message only you can say.

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When I saw this I immediately thought of you +Carolyn Capern...I feel the same way about my art...If I don't feel moved...compelled...piqued then I have wasted my time and talent...
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+Carolyn Capern This is great stuff. It reminds me of the song Beddingfield. Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten (US Version)
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Who are you writing for?

If you can't answer that question (or, even worse, if your answer is "everyone"), do yourself a favor and go back to the drawing board. Think about your voice, and your convictions, and your passions, and what you really just have to say.

Then you'll find out who really wants to hear what you have to say.

If you've ever doubted whether people want to hear what you have to say...

If you've ever second-guessed posting something, even though you really want to say it...

If you've ever craved an audience of people who care about what you say...

My latest guest post for +Google Plus Daily is for you. I hope you read, and find something that resonates. 

#bloggingtips   #findyourvoice   #digitalstoryteller   #googleplustips  
 
Your Google+ audience - Who are you writing for?

Today's guest post by +Carolyn Capern asks the question: "Who are you writing for?". Make sure to read this excellent piece if you're trying to find and build your audience on Google+.

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I think ALL writing needs to start with that question!
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Almost time to nerd out, zombie style.

It's Sunday night-- let's dive into the postapocalyptic world of the zombies!

+David Amerland and +Mia Voss will be joining us for some hardcore nerding out-- hope you can tune in live!

#hangoutsonair   #zombiesonair   #zumbawithzombies   
 
When the zombie apocalypse starts, do you know where to go?

Last week we kicked off our new Zombies on Air show series with a look into the beginning of survival decisions (and a good-sized amount of griping about the lack of The Walking Dead in our lives). 

This week, we'll take a look at one of the most important factors of your zombie survival strategy: your location. City or country? Apartment or house? Basement or attic? Ocean, lake, or mountains?

It's one of the most important decisions that you'll have to make early in a zombie apocalypse: do I stay or do I go?

Join your hosts, +Greg Trujillo and +Carolyn Capern, as we take on this critical survival topic with guests +David Amerland and +Mia Voss!  No marketing or SEO talk allowed-- it's Sunday night zombie time.
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Me too :) 
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Biographically: I'm a Star-Spangled Canadian, Florida resident, and New Englander at heart.
Professionally: I'm a partner at CT Social. I handle social media strategy and long-term management for our clients, as well as work on business development and general management within the company.
Academically: I studied Political Science and History in undergrad, and am considering going on eventually for a Masters in history or communications.
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A client took me to lunch there on a Thursday. I went back with a large group of friends that Saturday. That should tell you how much I enjoyed Schumann's. The food was fantastic and incredibly reasonably priced (especially for a downtown restaurant)-- thus far I have tried their knockwurst and their bockwurst, along with German Potato Salat (authentic, hot, vinegary) and green beans (fresh, crisp, and oh-so-buttery). The atmosphere was quirky and very German feeling, the service was friendly and prompt, and (though I didn't try it) the bar menu was extensive. If you're looking for a place with hearty delicious comfort food to eat in downtown Orlando, definitely consider giving Schumann's a try!
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Fantastic little burger joint-- a little pricey, but you absolutely get your money's worth (although you may not be able to eat the whole thing)! I tried the Lone Star burger, and was very impressed-- both burger and friends were delicious. Friendly and helpful staff and a cool eclectic atmosphere on Edgewater Drive make this an awesome place to visit for a good meal. Highly recommend.
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If you're looking for a hole-in-the-wall thin crust pizza experience in downtown Orlando, this is a great place to go. Reasonably priced slices with awesome garlic bread, and their full-sized pizzas look awesome too. The pizza is a little greasy, I guess, but it's not at all overwhelming and tastes oh-so-delicious. The staff is very friendly and it's a really relaxed atmosphere with counter service and upstairs dining. I've been several times and always look forward to stopping by!
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We went to Cafe Annie before taking in a show at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, and I'd certainly recommend it to other theater-goers since it is a rather close proximity. The food was good-- not the best Mediterranean I've ever had, perhaps, but my falafel sandwich was satisfying and delicious. The service was friendly and pretty good speed, too, especially considering that we had a very large group. Just make sure you aren't in a rush; this may be a place better enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
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Cafe Murano is among the best Italian food I've found in the Orlando area so far. When you feel like trying out a place that's not Olive Garden, you definitely want to seek out a place like this, with its hearty classic meals. Loved the drinks and the pasta dishes that I've tried-- ravioli and spaghetti. The service was great, the atmosphere was lovely and relaxing, and it was very conveniently located to stroll over and see a movie afterward! Women in the area should also take note of their Thursday Ladies' Night! Great fun.
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There is a reason this place is one of the best-loved BBQ restaurants in Orlando. John Rivers has brought his amazing taste and innovative cooking style to create a place with incredible food and a fun, rustic atmosphere. Expect long lines almost whenever you go, but it is worth it. I loved their selection of glass-bottled sodas in particular, and I always get the Burnt Ends sandwich-- half pulled pork, half brisket. The sides are phenomenal, from the mac and cheese to the corn to the INCREDIBLE baked beans. This is certainly not a place to go with the vegetarians in your life, but everyone else...go here and seriously indulge your taste buds. (And I've heard, but haven't verified, that the cupcakes in their bakery are awesome too.)
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After the disappointment that was Beth's Burger Bar, Hamburger Mary's was a delightful find. The food was great and reasonable for the quality. The menu was expansive, ranging from their signature burgers to some awesome-looking appetizers and other entrees like chicken pot pie and salads. Fun atmosphere in a great downtown neighborhood...I've heard good things about their Sunday brunches too!
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