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As promised, +Angela Chien​, here are all my medals,
2014: top row
2015: middle row
2016: bottom row

50 total including bonus medals, 13 from this year.
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Show off!  Congrats though, and DO keep up the good work.

Don't make me pull out my foot/road march log book!  You in trouble then, eh? ;D
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Because +Benson Leung, the world is now a safer place.
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+Robert Cooper a bunch of lightning kid ones in the US were bad, and I reviewed them. I emailed the seller and made sure they pulled each cable as I found them but I would not call Lightning Kid proactive about fixing this problem... 
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408K Race to the Row

Did a 8k on Sunday got some pretty cool bling.
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When we were developing Udacity 's Android Fundamentals one of the decoy L dessert code names that +Reto Meier threw around was Lamington.

Finally had one today. Interesting.

Lamington is a sponge cake dipped in a chocolate sauce and covered in dried shaved coconut.
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A fresh home made Lamington is a taste sensation and can never be done justice by a commercial packaged product. 
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Hey look, I'm infinitesimally more Internet famous y'all.

Met a lot of Udacity students and chilled with a bunch of folks I only see at the +Big Android BBQ. Thanks to +Aaron Kasten and all the IDEAA peeps for putting on a good show.
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It was the celebrity year for sure.😉
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Sorry we missed you, I was there too :D
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Did a Spartan yesterday, am sore AF today.
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+Angela Chien​ I'm off doing a race this weekend but I'll post one once I get back home
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Did the Brazen Hellyer 5K this morning. Yes that's a TMNT racing buff.


Endomondo didn't start properly and I didn't notice for about 10 minutes so it wasn't optimal but it was a nice otherwise.
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I do it for the bling. Did a 5K, got 2 more medals, and a new PR (easy when you're slow). Vegging now.
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When I'm speaking in the slot right after lunch and I use a mix of self-deprecation and heckling to keep the audience engaged, I'm all like...

#pixelpushing
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It should be great. Nice meeting you earlier
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Apple published an Android app

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apple.movetoios

Seriously though, I am surprised that they'd publish this app because it publicly is acknowledging Android as a threat. It will be interesting if Apple rejects it when/if Google tries to publish an app like this on the App Store. [There's a restriction that you aren't supposed to mention Android in an app description -- and sometimes in the app itself if you get a picky reviewer.]
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I don't even think it is that "Android is a threat" anymore. Like literally everyone in the western world has a smartphone now. If Apple wants to grow market share, they have to do it by converting Android users now.
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The views expressed here are my own, I only post about my work stuff when I find it interesting or organic. 

Author of Learning HTML5 Game Programming, and Three.js By Example, geek, lover of donuts.

I got to do this: http://www.informit.com/promotions/promotion.aspx?promo=138930

Publicationshttp://goo.gl/sB79G

I frequently speak at conferences.

TakeOff Conf 2013
Codemotion Roma 2013
Devoxx UK 2013
Devoxx France 2013
jsDay Italy 2012 - Three.js
CodeMotion IT 2012 (Rome) - Three.js
Mobile HTML5 CodeLab 2012- Canvas, SVG, and WebGL
Devoxx 2011 - Intro to HTML5 Game Programming
SpringOne2GX 2011 - Ratpack (Micro web framework)
GR8 USA 2011 - Beginning Griffon
SpringOne2GX 2010 - Enterprise Griffon
Geecon 2010 - Game Programming with Groovy
RuPy 2009 - Griffon:Swing just got fun again
JavaOne 2009 - Griffon in Depth
Devoxx 2008 - Griffon: Re-imaging Desktop Java technology
JavaOne 2008 - Boosting Your Testing Productivity with Groovy
JavaOne 2008 - Extending Groovy's Swing User Interface Builder

I did an AMA: 
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Really spartan rooms. No TV but decent wifi. Treat it as just a place to sleep and you'll be fine. It is on a fairly busy street and you can hear the commotion in the hostel cafe. It is non smoking but you smell the illicit kind alot. Soap is upon request. :/
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Fresh & Easy stocks less brands than Safeway or Whole Foods and has less hours (8A-10P for F&E, Safeway is 24/7) but IMHO more convenient. There aren't any staffed check out lanes, everything is self scan. No need to make small talk if you are having a bad day. F&E has coupons in the flyers they send out and they accept most manufacturers coupons. They don't double coupons.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Bad and slow service.
Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
They went to great pains to give you the atmosphere of Texas. There were cow hides and rodeo pictures, saloon doors and even a cactus!The menu advertised that the chef trained in Texas and I can safely say it was a decent Tex-Mex restaurant. There was a nice hit of spice in the things that were supposed to have it and they pour drinks pretty stiff. My margarita, for which I had to wait a bit too long, was mostly alcohol. We sat at the bar and saw them pour shots for other guests. They were easily 1.5 oz shots. Some things used local variants of ingredients, like for example, my friend's fajita was accompanied by a slice of beet with non-romaine/iceberg lettuce and my bacon burger had this not quite mayo concoction, but to focus on those things means that they got a lot right. Minor gripe: They charge by the mozzarella stick. A somewhat insane 24 CZK or $1.20 PER MOZZARELLA STICK.
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Food: Very GoodDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Great little restaurant. Well priced great Thai food. And they are exceptionally fast. There have been several times that I've gone there to grab takeout. I've ordered, ran to the starbucks several doors down and by the time I returned, my order was ready. Lunch can be a little crowded. I've never not gotten a seat but did have to sit at the counter a couple times. They can make the food as spicy as you want and don't dumb it down. Their "hot" is what is as hot as the Thai restaurants I've dined at in ethnic areas of larger cities. Most of their entrees are under $10.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I had the Warm Spicy Lamb Cabbage Rolls as a starter, and the Local Chicken Bomba over Rancho Gordo Cannelini Beans as a main, and Apple pie à la mode for dessert. Great California cuisine. Light but filling at the same time. Other than being slightly pricy, would definitely go back.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Since moving to Mountain View, the restaurant at this location has gone through at least 2-3 refabs where they totally changed the cuisine. I have to say that SteakOut is my favorite of the 3. They have a great and reasonably priced selection of beers and they have CurryWurst (German street food - sausage and fries with curry ketchup). The menu is big but not massive, it seems clear that what is on the menu are things that they can do well.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago