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chee chew
Works at Amazon.com
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Lives in Redmond, WA
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  • MIT
    Computer Science, 1988 - 1993
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Cheevil when i'm being mischievous, Choda when i'm being wise (yeah, i'm usually cheevil)
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still trying to figure out what to be if i grow up
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now at amazon leading the consumer engagement team which includes much of what i find to be some of the most compelling amazon features...  reviews, wishlists, mobile, etc.

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until 2014 i had the honor and privilege to be a googler in kirkland/seattle leading
hangouts
chrome
and random other stuff

i do things the way i think they should be.  do what's right, do what's efficient, do what helps people.  rules are guidelines and guidelines bend. 

to understand my typing is to understand me....

why no capitals?
several y's... emacs lover...those who know emacs know you use your left pinky a lot.  then started developing rsi in left pinky... had to reduce use.  never learned how to use the right shift key.  dropping caps made a huge difference in pain.  also found that it made a *very* big difference in typing speed... so less injury and higher speed... never went back.  now use caps for emphasis..  some do it for style.. e e cumings and such.  those who know me know that's bogus b/c i have no style.  its about pragmatics.

from emacs to efficiency to pragmatics to ignoring the style....  my lack of caps illustrate me.
Bragging rights
my mom can't believe i wear sweats to work. don't own a single pair of jeans.
Work
Occupation
management overhead helping w/ g+ hangouts and chrome
Employment
  • Amazon.com
    Vice President, Consumer Engagement, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Vice President of Engineering, 2007 - 2014
  • Microsoft
    Dev -> General Manager, 1993 - 2007
  • HP Labs
    grunt, 1990 - 1993
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Redmond, WA
Previously
Penang, Malaysia - Columbia, SC - Lexington, KY - Cambridge, MA - Palo Alto, CA - Cupertina, CA - Bellevue, WA - Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA

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a day to remember!  :)
 
The current map of the United States where same-sex marriage is legal. Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 5-4 in Obergefell v Hodges that same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited and ordered its validity and enforcement in all states and areas subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Constitution.

#SCOTUS   #SameSex   #Marriage   #Freedom   #Right  
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A great day fighting the evil religous nutters! :-D 
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extreme foos....
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I pity the Foos?
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exciting end to our weekend...  our alaska flight 601 blew out two tires while landing.

pilots landed in about 3000 ft.  they said it usually takes about 7000.  

it was super bumpy, and the plane was tilting to the left, but we stayed on the runway.

biggest bummer was that we didn't get to exit via the slide!
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You don't want to use the slides, actually, they can cause minor injuries.   Remember, they're built to move people quickly, not perfectly.
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nice.  only thing they forgot was eliminating extraneous caps.
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These suggestions are about spending more time writing so readers can spend less time reading. Removing caps has the opposite effect. 
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For the first time in the 20 years that Amazon has allowed users to review products, the company is taking legal action against businesses it claims sells fake reviews to third-party sellers. The S...
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They're not concerned about humorous reviews; they're concerned about Amazon sellers that pay "straw man" fraudsters to "stuff the ballot box" with glowing reviews of their product.
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way to stand up, sony!

wish they had made it free or $.99 or something like that to maximize viewership....
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How bout negotiating the contract between multiple companies, PR for it, negotiating how it works with talent/their approval, also original movie theater deals usually prevent them from releasing it online so they had to bypass that, etc
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jon stewart is awesome.
Jon addresses a racially motivated shooting at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., which took the lives of nine parishioners.
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went to see what all the hype was about this weekend.  cupcakes were good, but not amazing.  cupcake royale wins our family taste test.
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Sprinkles = a lot of hype, but not much content.  Kind of like an iPhone  ;-)     Vons/Safeway cupcakes are twice as good for half the price.
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:(

rest in peace, venkat.  was very good to work with you on hangouts for enterprise.
 
Venkat was one the kindest and charismatic leaders I've ever met. He made you feel like you mattered more than the issue you were arguing about. His untimely death is a reminder to me of how short and fragile life can be. It was an honor to have worked beside him.

My thoughts are with his wife and children. They lost an amazing man.


Venkat Panchapakesan, YouTube's engineering chief and a "deeply admired" tech veteran, died on Monday.
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RIP Venkat Panchapakesan.
A legacy that still highlights his genius.
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congrats +Gülay Birand & sea/kir googlers :)
Real Change launched an app Thursday that will allow people to download an electronic version of the paper to their phones. Street vendors will then get credit for the purchase.
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bell rock in sedona.

imho, it pretty closely resembles the fremont troll.  can't believe sedona would plagerize so blatantly!  ;)
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Huh
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nice interview, +Amit Fulay  :)
 
Smart suggestions is one the things I am most excited about ..
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Stickers.
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