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ADB Episode 43: Keyboard Input

In this episode, +Tor Norbye and I talk with Shumin Zhai of Google Research. Shumin has worked for years in the area of language processing, specifically around user input on keyboards. Some of his work ended up in the Gesture Typing feature of the Google keyboard, which is all about translating user input into specific word suggestions. We talked about this work, language processing, research, and about the field of interpreting user interface input in general.

One of the things I love about doing this podcast is getting to have an in-depth conversation with people that work on a wide variety of things. Often it's about APIs for developers, but this time it's all about the underlying research and functionality of gesture typing, user input, and language processing.
Which is pretty cool.

Favorite word:
Corpus: A dead body of text.

http://androidbackstage.blogspot.com/2016/02/episode-43-keyboard-input.html
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Okay, just arrived into SFO in time for the big game. When does the Superbowl start?
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+Andrew Kelly something you use with a superspoon.
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Perfect schwag for a developer conference in Minnesota:
beer openers and lip balm.
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I like how you used ze sch in schwag sire!
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I love all of the football spam at the airport this morning welcoming the eager fans arriving for The Big Game, but I want something to celebrate the fact that I'm getting the hell outta here.
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Thanks, +Matt Coddington. I'll see what I can do.

Over time, Minnesota has become a mythical place to me, a place that I enjoyed, miss, and would like to return to one day.
It's good to go back occasionally to remind myself why I left.
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My kid got this postcard from [unnamed college] this week. It seems like fine material to consider as part of a larger brochure of features. But this is basically all the school had to say for itself. This and a return address.

Ensuite bathrooms? Cars on campus? Picking a college based on these criteria would be like picking a car for the cupholders. Or a job for the font on the application. Or a spouse based on shoes.

We'll definitely put this on the list of hotels schools to consider. At the bottom.
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"Oh yeah, we teach you stuff too."
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#TravelDiaries : South Carolina

A rolling stone gathers no moss, which makes it an easy target in the swamps.

It’s always interesting to tour different parts of the world to see how the wildlife has evolved to adapt to its environment. Here, we see a turtle which has chosen to cover herself with a thick, ugly coating of moss and algae in order to evade detection by predators. We can also see that this clever ploy has worked, as indicated by the fact that the turtle is resting on a branch instead of in an alligator's stomach.

Note that the strategy for the turtle here was not so much hiding from predators (nobody would fall for such a pathetic attempt. It’s like holding up a twig and pretending to be a tree). Rather, the turtle has made herself so unattractive that no sober animal would want any part of her. Moreover, it’s a known fact that carnivores hate eating their vegetables, so if you make it impossible to get the meat course without greens, it is that much more likely that the carnivore will move onto the next platter in the swamp buffet.

A side benefit for the turtle is that all of that green goo is a fantastic exfoliant. I’m sure that little reptile has clear, smooth skin if you could ever scrape away enough of the layers of festering swamp slime to see it.
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Management:
A pyramid scheme in which success results in promotion instead of jail time.


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Management: when doing a job greatly you'll get promoted until you do your job badly. Then you are stuck with that job. 
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Don't tell anyone that I opened the door. I couldn't figure out how else to get out of the stairway.
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I one found a sign that read "Emergency door. Must remain closed (except in case of emergency)".
That one was totally clear :)
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Over time, Minnesota has become a mythical place to me, a place that I loved, miss, and would like to return to one day.

It's great to go back occasionally to remind myself why I left.
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At least it wasn't very cold. ☺
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Wait, I'm going where this weekend? Why?
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I hope it's to give me a free Pixel C!

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I'm pretty excited to have the Super Bowl in town this year.

It's like when neighbors you don't know throw a party and invite a million people, but not you.
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Seriously +Christian Kurzke​, I saw it on the news out here in the bay area last week. New San Francisco works for me!
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I've been spending a lot of quality time with Skyrim lately.

It's so good at the RPG thing that I'm almost embarrassed to have spent so much time with early games in the genre like Temple of Apshai and Wizardry (oooh, those fancy 3D vector graphics!).

I think if I'd had Skyrim when I was in high school, I'd still be in high school.
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I'm with you +Chet Haase​! I put in over 300 hours playing Skyrim over the course of a few years. It's an incredible game. 
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Graphics geek: graphics and animation software for the Android group at Google.
Employment
  • Google
    Senior Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Adobe Systems
    Senior Computer Scientist, 2008 - 2010
  • Sun Microsystems
    Senior Staff Engineer, 1999 - 2008
  • Micron Technology
    DirectX Drivers Mgr, 1998 - 1999
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Graphics geek, comedy nerd
Introduction
I'm a software geek, working at Google, making Android graphics and animation more excellent. In previous lives I've worked at Sun on the JDK, at Adobe on Flex, and various other places in Silicon Valley, always working on graphics software.

In my copious spare time, I write. I write humor on my blog Enough About You... along with my G+ stream at google.com/+ChetHaase and on Twitter via @chethaase. I also occasionally post technical articles on CodeDependent. I co-wrote the book Filthy Rich Clients with Romain Guy, wrote another programming book Flex 4 Fun about Flex graphics and animation, and wrote humor books Round and HolyWhen I am King.... and the long-anticipated sequel, When I am King... II. Like women and childbirth, I eventually forget the pain of the process of writing a book, and will probably make the mistake of writing another one eventually. As soon as the scars from the last one heal.

I also have developed a strange and disturbing attraction to the microphone. Any microphone. You may find me giving a technical talk at a developer conference or user group, or doing some standup or improv in a comedy show. I've also been seen in videos ("You may know me from such hits as DevBytes..."), either work-related or posted on my comedy blog and YouTube channel.

None of what I write in my blogs, on Google+, or anywhere else has anything to do with my employer; they're just my thoughts, my jokes, my mistakes.
Bragging rights
4, no 5, books published so far. If I lose my mind, I may write more.
Education
  • Carleton College
    Math, CS, 1983 - 1987
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Codedependent: September 2011
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Codedependent: Old Views Don't Die; They Just Fade Away
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Old Views Dont Die They Just Fade Away. One of the app developers here on Android asked me about the best way to animate adding and removing items from a UI