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Dinner: blackened pork tenderloin
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Back at you @googledocs - this is from this year's Women in 24x7 (#SRE, NetOps, DCOps + HWOps) summit in Dublin. Michelle Duffy. 23h23 hours ago. Michelle Duffy @wandermom. @dbetser @geogrins For your re-tweeting pleasure :). Google Docs · 22h22 hours ago. Google Docs @googledocs ...
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I know it's summer when... BCLK 150 -> 140 to keep the processor under shutdown temp.
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Games, mostly. Planetside 2 is CPU limited for me in any sizable battle (48+), even at 1440p.
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Some great games in today's steam sale: The new Wolfenstein and the expansion were both fantastic games, and you can pick up both for $25 today.
Wolfenstein®: The New Order reignites the series that created the first-person shooter genre. Under development at Machine Games, a studio comprised of a seasoned group of developers recognized for their work creating story-driven games, Wolfenstein offers a deep game narrative packed with action, adventure and first-person combat.
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Different :-) I never played the original; I started in the Doom era of games.
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This is $2 at the moment. TWO BUCKS. If anyone in earshot doesn't yet have this book, science the shit out of it right now. 
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Listen, I'm all for saving the environment, being a good steward of my (or my company's) money, &c, but when you show up at the airport and Uber can get you home before your 75 minute public transport ride even starts, I think there's a clear call.
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:-D.

FWIW, public transport is 1/5 the cost of uber (even Uber is about $50 from SFO->Sunnyvale). I estimate Uber would be twice as expensive if it weren't VC funded and taking advantage of the working class.

It would still be better than cabs, though. I've taken a cab from SFO twice in my 8 years here in the bay (once when I arrived too late for Caltrain; once when I was so sick I didn't want to risk it). Both times, I had terrible experiences:

- When I was late, I ended up in a cab that had a severe mechanical issue -- driving at 60 (that's a fast as the cabbie would go) on 101 cause a deep vibration that was unsettling
- When I was sick, I negotated with the cabbie who told me it would be $100; when we arrived, he demanded the meter price ($140). I told him to go fsck himself,  but ended up settling on $120, so I guess it worked.

In short: I wouldn't support Uber if they were disrupting any industry but cabs, which are so corrupted and anti-consumer that literally any change is better than none.
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Huh. Interesting. I was definitely in the "never refrigerate" column before.
People, even experts, swear that you should never put a tomato in the fridge. They are wrong. Here's the follow-up to our tomato-storage tests from earlier in the summer, with some basic tips for how you really should store your tomatoes.
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"Once fully ripened" is important phrase.
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Wow. And the update isn't a recall, it's "optional". Suddenly a new car fails to appeal.
I was driving 70 mph on the edge of downtown St. Louis when the exploit began to take hold.
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Went to the Giants game today with +Adam Klein​ and friends. Was a beautiful day and -- I can't believe I'm saying this about a baseball game -- an exciting and suspenseful end.
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I keep trying to teach her the rest of the Greek alphabet but my cat is stuck on µ.
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Currently happily employed as a site reliability engineer at Google working on search.
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    Computer Science, Management of Technology, 2003 - 2007
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Love this place! Reasonably priced sandwiches that don't skimp on ingredients. I've been there a score times and tried a dozen different sandwiches, and never been disappointed with what I get. Note that this faces plaza del sol, right next to Philz, and the patio on the plaza is a great place to eat while watching people.
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