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Looks like I'm I/O bound...

Very sneaky Google.. Very sneaky. Apparently if you go the Google Developers page, you'll see hidden urls directing you to play a text adventure game. If you're lucky enough to find an unused one, you'll get a message that says that a registration code will be sent within 48 hours.

I can relax a bit now.. Until I actually see the code in my mailbox.

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Alright, can't do it anymore. #timewasted   #unproductiveday  
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Ready?

Well, this is it guys. Just a few more hours until I/O registration starts.

I just finished my tax and received about $300, which is weird considering I always had to pay for the past 5 years. Hopefully I can use the money towards this high demand ticket.

Crossing my fingers real hard. Ladies and gentlemen, good luck.

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Google IO registration starts tomorrow morning!

Registration for Google’s annual developer conference starts tomorrow on April 15th and extends through April 18th. Registration was supposed to begin last week, but Google needed a little more time to prepare for this years’ registration process. Unlike the mad frenzy and rage inducing server crashes of the past, Google I/O registration is being handled a bit different this year. Instead of first come first serve, potential attendees can sign up over the course of a few days and then are randomly selected, getting their proverbial golden ticket.

With Android Wear, Google Glass, and Android TV (guessing), the 2014 conference is going to be mind blowing. This just could be the biggest IO for Android to date. I'm excited. I hope that I get an invite either as a press member or through the random number generation process so that I can keep all of you informed. Wish me luck and good luck to all of you that wish to attend the +Google Developers conference too!
If you're the developer type, registration for Google's annual developer conference starts tomorrow on April 15th and extends through April 18th. Registration was supposed to begin last week, but Google needed a little more time to prepare for this years' registration process.
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Lol. Hopefully +Evan Sidarto 
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Finally!

I've been waiting for this feature for quite a while. You can now stream live Youtube events to your TV using Chromecast. A bit of hiccups here and there, but nothing serious. Perfect timing since they're live streaming Coachella on Youtube this weekend (and next week's)
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+Rian Yulianto W Bisa, kan yang penting pakai Chrome browser
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+Google Glass at Work

I couldn't help but agreeing with everything this article says. Google recently launched a program to focus Glass development for work/corporate purposes.

This has been occurring in my mind for a while. So far, Google has been campaigning hard to make Glass an everyday use, to eventually replace smartphones. While the intention is great, I don't think the technology is there yet. I think it's going to be a while for us to see game changer Glass apps for normal, daily usage.

I always felt Google should focus on designing different kind of Glass for different purposes, mostly related to enterprise/industrial work. They will be the ones benefiting the most from the concept of Glass. Somebody has been developing a Glass up for firefighters. That's a really great idea, except the built has to be very robust to withstand all the heat and other extreme conditions. We see surgeons performing surgeries with Glass. How do we make sure Glass will be sterilized?

My current company provide solutions for manufacturing companies to collect and analyze data, and react when something falls out of control limits. A lot of operators have their hands full most of the time, and it would be great if they can get instant notifications while not sacrificing whatever they're doing at the time. I see a lot of potential here, and quite excited to see where this is going.

You can apply from the following link:

https://developers.google.com/glass/distribute/glass-at-work
Summary: With Google’s new Glass at Work program, look for apps to help businesses and enterprises. Perhaps Glass is a better fit for these organizations; there are certainly good consumer uses but Android Wear will help with those.
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There are a few surgeons doing surgery with Glass already +Hailey Nguyen . I think it's one of the best use case for it.
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I/O is going to be legend...wait for it...

First of all, my apology of the amount of Google I/O related posts lately. You can tell I'm pretty excited about this.

So apparently registration won't begin this morning like what most people assume. We still need to wait until 4 PM PDT to submit our application.

I mean, after a one week delay. what's another few hours eh?

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Hopefully I can get ticket +Daniel Foo 
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Ask an Explorer

Google is letting anyone in US to purchase +Google Glass tomorrow. It will be a one day sale only with limited quantities. If you're on the fence of acquiring a unit, or even just slightly entertained of the idea of getting one, you might want to get more information beforehand. Below you can find my honest opinions on why you should / shouldn't get one.

Why you should get one
· You're planning to develop for Glass / wearable technology in general.
· You're a tech early adopter that like to explore the possibilities and the current lack of apps doesn't really bother you.
· You're okay with being the center of attention once in a while, most likely getting stopped on the street by curious strangers.

Why you shouldn't get one
· You want a consumer product out of the box. Let's face it, Glass is still a beta product. Nothing more, nothing less.
· You don't like being the center of attention.

That's all I have for now. I might update it if I think of something else, but I think that should give a general idea.

In the meantime, let me direct you to the hashtag #askanexplorer where you'll have the opportunity to ask some people about Glass. Please feel free to ask me about it in the comments as well.

A few people are doing a live Hangout tonight to answer some questions. Make sure to check their stream for links to join.

+Keith Barrett 6 PM Eastern
+Keith Achorn 8 PM Pacific
 
Become a Glass Explorer on Tues April 15

Whoops. So... we’d planned to post this next week, but it looks like the cat's out of the bag now. Over the past several months, we’ve been trying out different ways to expand the Explorer program. Some of you signed up at Google I/O, some told us what you would do #ifihadglass , some were referred by a friend, some joined through their school or university. Our Explorers are moms, bakers, surgeons, rockers, and each new Explorer has brought a new perspective that is making Glass better. But every day we get requests from those of you who haven’t found a way into the program yet, and we want your feedback too. So in typical Explorer Program fashion, we’re trying something new. 

Next Tuesday, April 15th at 6am PDT, we’re opening up some spots in the Glass Explorer Program. Any adult in the US* can become an Explorer by visiting our site and purchasing Glass for $1500 + tax – and it now comes with your favorite shade or frame, thanks to feedback from our current Explorers. The number of spots available is limited, so mark your calendar if you want to get in. You can find us on Tuesday at: http://google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one

We’re excited to meet our new Explorers, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts about Glass.

*To everyone outside the US... we know. Sorry :( We’re just not ready yet to bring Glass to other countries.
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SoGE San Francisco Photowalk / Outing!

For those of you living in the San Francisco Bay Area, or happened to be visiting the area, join us for the first Society of Glass Enthusiast (SoGE) SF photowalk at the upcoming Cherry Blossom Festival at Japantown, SF on April 19th!

Whether you take pictures with high end dSLR cameras, point and shoot, phone, or just basically want to have some fun and meet cool people, make sure not to miss this event. This will also be an unofficial collaboration with Google Local SF so get ready to meet some awesome, cool people! This event is open to everyone and not just limited to those that own +Google Glass 

Please RSVP at http://goo.gl/bXxewC and follow our discussion!
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Tonkatsu Maisen

One of my friends is a big fan of this place, so he recommended us to visit this restaurant during our trip to Tokyo. They serve really delicious tonkatsu (deep fried pork cutlet), unlike anything I've tasted before. 

When I get tonkatsu in US, it's usually thin, dry, and a bit hard to chew. This one is different. At 2700 yen (~USD 27), the kurobuta tonkatsu that we ordered was one of the most expensive items in the menu. I can tell you it's really worth the price.

The tonkatsu is thick, juicy and have crispy breading. Very delicious. You also get free flow steam rice and cabbages with every order. Perfect when you're really hungry. 

Maisen is actually a chain, so they have a few shops around the area. The one that we went to was located at Shibuya. I'd recommend you to visit this place if you happen to be in Tokyo.

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Haha the grill is just to make sure the bottom doesn't get soggy +Natty Netsuwan
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Oops..

And the waiting game continues.. It looks like they also added an extra day for people to make their submission. 

We all can relax this week.. Or getting more anxious.. Either way..

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Update on Google I/O Registration Window -- opening next week:

We're still working to make the registration process even easier for you, and it will now be open four days starting next week (opening next Tuesday and closing Friday). After the registration window closes, applicants will randomly be selected and we'll send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter. #googleio   #io2014  
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I know you play fair, but it would be fun anyways :)
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Tech Enthusiast. Traveler. Photographer. Sports Enthusiast. Glass Explorer. SF City Expert. Novice Glass/Android Developer
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I'm a Field Service Engineer / System Integrator working for a tech company located in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm originally from Indonesia have been living in US for quite a while.

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I consider myself a power Google+ user with a broad interest in many things. You could put me in the following circles category

  • Glass Explorer: Don't worry, you won't find any empty #throughglass posts from me. As an early adopter of Google Glass from June 2013, I've been using the device passionately and challenging every aspects of it. The cool part of being an Explorer is that I get to meet a bunch of other people from different backgrounds.
  • Tech Enthusiast: Many people consider me a die hard Google fan. The truth is, I use whatever works for me, and it just happens most of them are Google products. You will see posts regarding tech news if I find it interesting (Google / non-Google)
  • Traveling: I travel a quite often around US for my work. Whenever I find something interesting, I'd like to share it on my stream. Sometimes I get to travel overseas, whether for work, vacation or visiting families, so expect a lot of stories from those trips as well.
  • Photography: I admit, I rely mostly on Google Glass and my Nexus 5 quite a lot to that photos these days. I used to be pretty serious about photography in the past, even got the pleasure of shooting for a friend's wedding. I don't really do much of those anymore, but I'm starting to get back in the action with the arrival of Fuji X100S and Sony Alpha 7. Paired with some Eye Fi cards, you're guaranteed to see more and more photos shared from these cameras. I'm also a curator for the FisheyeFriday photography theme here in Google+
  • Sports: I've become a fan of San Francisco 49ers since moving to the Bay Area, but my true allegiance stays with Indianapolis Colts, where I used to stay for quite a while. I'm also a big tennis fan, and I have attended some Grand Slams tournament like Australian Open and Wimbledon. But in general, I just follow most major sports in general.
  • Local City Expert: The title of City Expert is given to those that have written 50 reviews in Google Local and opted from the program, but I like to consider anyone that enjoy finding new, cool spots in the city a City Expert. I'm a City Expert for San Francisco Bay Area, so I like to share some cool places I discover. Mostly restaurants, so expect of plenty of food photos. I'm also a regular contributor to the #FoodFriday theme here in Google+
  • Android/Glass Developer: Ever since I got Glass, I've been trying to go back into the programming world. I've tried to develop simple apps for Glass, Android and Wear. I've been trying to talk to as many people as possible, attending workshops, events and such, and I share my experience from time to time.
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You can follow me if you like good stories. If you look at my public posts in my stream, I never really share empty posts. I will make sure people can learn something by reading my stories, as I would get the same from the people I follow.

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Stayed at this hotel during our trip to Osaka. It's a nice hotel conveniently located next to a train station. The downside is that the train station is not JR, for JR pass holders you still have to pay more money. It takes about half and hour and one exchange to reach the nearest JR station at shin Osaka. The hotel itself is great, with nice convenient room. I really have no complain. There's nothing much around the area though. The happening place Dotonbori is about 30-40 minutes walk, so it isn't that close.
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They have great tonkatsu. Nothing like what you will ever find in US, or in any other places in the world. Their cut is thick, juicy and with crunchy breading. It's absolutely delicious. Get the kurobuta pork cut if you happen to eat there. It's a bit expensive sitting at 2700 yen but absolutely worth it. They also have the tonkatsu sandwich that's also sold at train stations. Perfect for snack or light lunch.
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Had a great lunch with my coworker and a client earlier today. The place is uniquely located in the middle of a residential area. Don't get the wrong impression though because when you go inside, the place looks quite fancy. I had the oxtail dish (forgot the name) with some tomatoes, onions and sweet potatoes. It was quite delicious. My coworker had the seared tuna and he didn't enjoy it as much. Too much sesame he said. My client had the steak and lobster and he thought it was really good. Overall it was a good lunch although it's on the expensive side. It's good to treat yourself or your family once in a while.
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I was bored Friday night (so sad, I know), and was planning to go to my usual ramen place. Before that, I searched around at that other reviewing place to see if there's anything new. That's how I found out about this place. This place must be new since apparently I will be the first reviewer. Allow me to share my experience. I heard the word 'Tsukumen' for the first time from my Japanese colleague. It's basically a dipping style ramen, so it's quite different from the usual soupy based ramen you find elsewhere. I found out that Yokohama Iekei Ramen actually serves this, and it's near where I live. Fun! They have different levels of spiciness for the ramen. I asked the waitress how hot the second level is, and she said it's quite hot. I decided to order it anyway. It's basically a red, oily broth with pork, egg, and some other ingredients. I actually quite enjoyed it. It has a sharp flavor, and the spiciness level is perfect for me (I have quite strong tolerance to spicy food). One thing is that the broth is really oily. I almost had to wipe my mouth with napkins after a few bites. Overall it's a good meal, but I wasn't that impressed. This is my first time eating Tsukemen so I don't really have other preferences. I'm going to Tokyo next month so will definitely find some place that serves good Tsukemen for comparison.
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A few of us had the pleasure of visiting Sukiyabashi Jiro at Roppongi Hills, Tokyo during our visit to Japan last week. This is not the main restaurant by the 85 year old father located in Ginza, but instead it's a mirror restaurant owned by his younger son (Ono Takashi). Both are featured in the documentary 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'. If you enjoy sushi, I'm pretty sure you've watched, or at least heard about this documentary. (If you haven't, it's available in Netflix) We tried so hard to get a reservation at the main location in Ginza, but we weren't able to get reservations. We weren't even able to call in. I asked my coworker in Tokyo to help us make a reservation, but the phone call never went through. This was months before our trip. Roppongi Hills it is then. We came in with high expectations. We were also afraid that the place might just be another tourist trap. There's also the question if we will be disappointed by not going to the main location in Ginza. The food is not cheap, with pricing ranging around $200-300 per sitting. I don't want this to be a long review, but I must say food and experience is really worth the price of admission. You don't just pay for the item/food, but you're also buying the experience. Takashi's English is pretty good, so he took his time explaining every single sushi he served us. He really paid attention to details as well. What I noticed is that for the shrimp, he left the tails for all the guys, but cut it for the one served to one of my female friends. Same thing for the tamago served at the end. It was left as a whole for the guys, cut in half for the girls. The food itself was amazing. I don't have a very sensitive tongue, and although I enjoy sushi very much, I'm usually quite indifferent. This one is not case. I can see that the sushi he served us is on a much different level. Everything is fresh, and they all taste delicious, unlike anything I've tasted before. Even the wasabi was freshly grated. The uni was really soft and sweet. He gave us some fish that I've never eaten before. Or even heard of. This was also the first time I didn't feel the need of dipping my sushi into the soy sauce, since I'm afraid it will spoil the taste of the fish (I poured some, but didn't use it). He asked us to chew the octopus slowly and feel the taste changes as we chew. Yes, this is the octopus that was massaged for 40 minutes before being served. The texture is very different to the octopus I've ever had before. I wore my +Google Glass and asked for permission to take photos and videos (he was quite fascinated by it). He said it's alright as long as it doesn't show other customers. You can see from the albums a few videos I took when he was making some of the sushi. It's quite an art I'd say, the amount of precision involved during the process. So is it worth it? The total damage for my meal is 26500 Yen, which is equivalent to about $265. And I think it's worth every single Yen. The problem is now I'm spoiled. I'm not sure I will be able to find a better sushi anywhere else anytime soon.
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I seriously love this place. Went back for the second time in two weeks, and the owner Bill and his wife (which is Indonesian!) greeted us happily. They still remember us! What's interesting is their opening hours. They're only open for dinner on Friday. and brunch for Saturday and Sunday. Had a big, hearty meal of prime rib earlier this evening. I asked for medium and the meat is cooked perfectly. The bread was served warm from the oven, and there's this Yorkshire pudding served with the meat that is out of this world! The meal comes with dessert of creme brulee but I took it home since my stomach was just too full. Overall they serve great food, friendly atmosphere. Will definitely come back again.
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This place is a decent place to get Thai food. The interior is a bit on the fancy side, and lights a bit dimmed. Perfect for first dates or just a night out with your friends. I've seen big groups taking the long table as well. The food is good, but doesn't feel that authentic. They serve varieties of beer and wine as well. I would go once in a while if I happen to be in Embarcadero area, but to be honest there are other Thai places that I'd more willing to go.
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