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Kelly Ellis
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Lipstick-wearer, moped-rider, bubble-tea-hater.

This is my personal account. While I post occasionally about Google and its products, not everything I post reflects the opinion of Google as a company.
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  • University Of Virginia
    Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, 2002 - 2006
  • TJHSST
    1998 - 2002
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    Software Engineer, present
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Brooklyn, NY - Charlottesville, VA - Ashburn, VA - Sterling, VA
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I don't even know what to say. :(
"But it’s okay ... I never think [harassment is] a big thing because they do it to everyone," said one interviewee
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I showed up to the SOLD OUT Future Islands show in SF last night, without a ticket...guess who I met on the sidewalk outside and helped get me in?!

BTW, they are insane live. Future Islands Live At Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary Show
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Many Rosie the Riveters earned #EqualPay for equal work in the 1940s. Share this if you agree it's long past time to ensure equal pay today. #EqualPayDay2014
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The irony is almost so good it hurts. Anyone remember this ad? 
Microsoft Outlook Scroogled TV Spot
Microsoft will break into your Outlook, Hotmail and instant messenger accounts -- if it deems necessary.
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This makes their anti Google commercials hypocritical. They're a giant hypocrite now.
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Check out this great essay about one woman's experience, from a young girl at computer camp to her frustrating (and to me, depressing) experience as an (extremely) technically talented woman in Silicon Valley. Not to mention, it's illustrated with delightful Princess Bubblegum images. :D

If you think girls can't really be geeks, please read!

#womentechmakers   #womenintech   #STEM  
Today, I will tell you what now seems like an impossible story, but it's a true story. It starts out like "This one time, I was at band camp…" only, it wasn't band camp; it was "computer camp." Summer 1984, I entered an unpopular girl and I left the Belle of the Ball.
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Thanks. No fear here, its primarily that I don't have much to say other than that I enjoyed reading it. :) I honestly thought her experiences at camp sounded great compared to the stories I'm used to hearing or my own memories from that age. I enjoy hearing things from a different perspective.
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I showed up to the SOLD OUT Future Islands show in SF last night, without a ticket...guess who I met on the sidewalk outside and helped get me in?!

BTW, they are insane live. Future Islands Live At Thrill Jockey 20th Anniversary Show
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100% approval rating. Well done, Kelly.
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Ladies, don't forget which U.S. political party doesn't give a sh*t about you or your paycheck.
 
Senate Republicans again kill Paycheck Fairness Act | MSNBC http://ow.ly/vChAt
- The third time was not the charm. Democratic efforts to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act have now run into a GOP roadblock in three consecutive Congresses.
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I wish I had a chance to ever be in danger of forgetting... 
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It's about time. However...

"We have employees with a wide diversity of views. Our culture of openness extends to encouraging staff and community to share their beliefs and opinions in public. This is meant to distinguish Mozilla from most organizations and hold us to a higher standard. But this time we failed to listen, to engage, and to be guided by our community."

Mozilla, I'm curious. If your employees harbor openly racist views, would you also encourage them to share those beliefs and opinions in public? Even if also publicly associating themselves with Mozilla?

I ask this because, while some views should perhaps be left out of the workplace, I don't believe that civil rights and equality are merely optional personal preferences. 
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So, because Mozilla has a culture of openness, beliefs, and opinions, Eich's personal beliefs don't fit? Sorry to see this backlash against you Eich, you did good.
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This is awesome. Jimmy Wales gets it spot-on.
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To be honest, science actually has huge problems with replicability. It's not uncommon for a paper not to be specific enough to replicate a result. Or for a result to only work on that one cell line by that one lab. Or for a result to be impossible to replicate period. There is science-the-ideal and science-the-practice. And science-the-practice is way messier. If we actually held science to the standard Jimmy Wales stated (replicable results) there is a lot we'd have to throw out. And that would be unfortunate because a lot of that is actually highly valuable stuff.
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Ugh not feeling so hot today...blaming it on the amount of spice I consumed last night. It was delicious though!
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Expensive, but worth it. Everyone knows your name, which can be slightly creepy if you aren't used to this level of service! Let me give two examples of how they went that slight extra mile, but it truly impressed me. Yesterday when I checked in, they asked if I'd like the SF Chronicle delivered this morning. I asked if they had the New York Times, and they apologized that they don't get the Sunday edition of the Times, so I said of course the Chronicle was fine. But on my door this morning...both the Chronicle AND the Times! I also asked if I would be able to use the spa facilities (whirlpool, sauna, etc) yesterday, even though my spa treatments weren't until today. They told me there's normally a $20 surcharge, but they would call up to the spa and have it waived due to my "special vacation." Which is really just a staycation! Room service is expensive but delicious. Try the lobster veloute.
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Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Yum yum yummmmm. Love this place, and greatly appreciate that just about every sandwich on the menu has a vegetarian counterpart. My favorites are the Love Triangle (veggie version of Menage a Trois) and the Ugly Owl (which is a vegetarian Elvis Kieth). Total gut bomb for sure, but the best sandwiches I've ever tasted. And you don't have to wait an hour for a sandwich any more, like when I first moved to SF! There's not much seating inside though, so take your sammie over to Dolores Park for some hipster watching.
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Best. Coffee. I go here almost daily, since it's just around the corner from my apartment. I usually get the french press coffee to go, which is probably the best coffee you can get for only $3. When I have more time on the weekends, I go for the single-cup pour-over (on the left, by the door). I've also had americanos and cappuccinos, all have been delicious. Great decor, tons of seating for gabbing with friends or pretending to read a book while you people-watch. Don't try to settle for a productive work day with your laptop, though - there are no outlets or wi-fi, which is fine with me.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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