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Surprise news story (to me at least) of the day.

I wish +Vic Gundotra all the best for the future and thanks for all you've done for +Google+
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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Have to admit that I didn't know that Welsh, Scots and the Northern Irish were recognised as "national minorities" and "officially protected" but, welcome to the club Cornwall.
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If you thought 197mph in the wet was nuts (see last post) then you want to see what happens in the video at the other end of the link.
 
Incredible Driving Trick Of The Day (VIDEO)

Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, an SUV is cruising down the road... and then tilts onto two wheels. But that's just the beginning. Because then its passengers get out, change two tyres, and get back in again.

Watch and be amazed...

http://huff.to/1jSTa7x

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Download speeds between 80Mbps and 52Mbps available with fibre broadband to my house apparently.

Obviously won't find out actual speed until connected but, compared to a current average of 1Mbps, even 52 Mbps would be bloomin brilliant.
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I'd be very happy with 52 :)
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+IFTTT has been released today on android.

Have heard murmurs about it before due to the web version but, never really got into it. Time to give it a second chance and see how the android app version works out.
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Saw it in my RSS, personally.
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Anybody know what this does?
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Thank you all for your responses earlier.

The cable in the picture is a random one me mum found in the glove box of her "new" second hand car.

Have to admit even I was surprised that within less time than it took to get from Talsarnau to Porthmadog (approx 30min) there was an answer.

I'm afraid there's no prize +Dan Brookes although if there had been, you wouldn't have got it because you had the wrong answer.
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If you think this is nuts have a look at this - https://plus.google.com/106205195557987423476/posts/Nomnf9euQTq
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The contents of my GTA Online garage.

Roll on when bigger garages are available. Had to sell a couple of cars to get the truck and the Harley type motorbike in.

#gtav
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+Jim Wall yes you're right! Thanks for your help :) you can customize the bike really good
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Intriguingly, according to @bt uk website not only is broadband now available in Talsarnau but, apparently fibre optic broadband is also available
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Job hunting. If you have any genuine job offers then feel free to get in contact. Link to my CV at LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/james-wall/14/14/62a
Employment
  • Looking for a job
    2013 - present
  • The Cinema Bookshop
    Sales assistant/ Duty Manager, 2009 - 2011
  • UBU Bars
    Bar Supervisor, 2005 - 2008
  • UBU Bars
    Full Time Bar Assistant, 2003 - 2005
  • RamAir
    DJ, Programme Controller (at various times), 2001 - 2008
  • TSA/Tech
    Technician assistant, 2001 - 2007
  • UBU Bars
    Part Time Bar Assistant, 2001 - 2003
  • Somerfield
    Grocery Assistant and Till Assistant, 1999 - 2000
  • Books +
    Sales assistant/ Duty Manager, 2011 - 2013
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Talsarnau
Previously
Bradford - Trefenter, Ceredigion
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jack of a few trades. master of none
Introduction
A big, hairy, friendly welshman
Bragging rights
Had me right leg squashed between a car and a wall but, some how no broken bone. Helped derig a Bryan Adams gig in Leeds. Had lunch on the terrace next to the Thames at Palace of Westminster. Have ridden in the cab of one of the steam trains on the Ffestiniog Railway. Have been up Snowdon twice (once on foot and once by train). I helped build the set for a play that appeared at the fringe in Edinburgh. I've walked 6 of the 7 Carneddau in a day. Appeared on BBC's News at Ten for approx 2 seconds. Was asked by Danny John Jules (aka Cat in Red Dwarf) to take a photo of him, his wife and Sendhil Ramamurthy (aka Mohinder Suresh from Heroes) at LFCC 09 which i did. Said "Hello" to John Peel when he visited the student radio station i used to help out at
Education
  • UBU Bars
    NVQ Level 3 in Bar Management
  • Coleg Ceredigion
    BTEC National Diploma in IT Applications
  • Penglais Secondary School
    GCSEs in variety of subjects
  • Ysgol Gynradd Brynherbert Primary School
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