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Kris Pena
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I played hide-and-seek with Bugdroid and his dog at Google I/O 2014! Do you want to join the search? #iohunt
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Holy cow!? Did I just win a ticket to Google I/O!?!? Google, you better not be messing with me, you'll break my heart!
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:-) you lucky .. I tried 30 already .. 
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Oh Google, why do you torture me so?
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And the next phase of waiting begins...
 
An Update on Google I/O 2014 and Registration

Today we launched the Google I/O 2014 website at google.com/io. Registration will remain open from April 8 - 10 and you can apply any time during this window. We'll randomly select applicants after the window closes on April 10, and send ticket purchase confirmation emails shortly thereafter. 
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A birthday Doodle? Why thank you Google. You're always so thoughtful.
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Thanks for an Absol-utely amazing #pokemonchallenge, trainers.

Though we aren't hiring any Pokémon Masters this #AprilFools, leave a comment of where you found the 150th (or 151st) Pokémon by 12 am on 4/21 for a surprise. 
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Design, Develop and Distribute at I/O 2014
#io   #io2014   #developers  

Whether you're a developer who's interested in the latest developments in the Googleverse or someone who wants to build the next billion dollar app, Google I/O is the ticket for you. The registration window will open at 4pm PDT today (April 15) and will remain open until April 18 at 2:00 PM PDT.
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Only 126 days until the 7th annual Google I/O, when we come together with amazing developers like you to talk about what's next. On June 25-26, 2014, we’ll be broadcasting live from Moscone West. You can join us in person in San Francisco or remotely, via a live stream and through I/O Extended community events around the world. 

More details to come next month, including registration info. In the meantime, you can check out highlights from last year at https://developers.google.com/events/io/

Also, quick note for those who want to join in person: this year we’re making some changes to registration, so you won’t need to scramble the second registration opens. We'll be implementing a new system, where you can submit your interest to attend Google I/O 2014. Successful applicants will then be randomly selected and notified shortly thereafter. We’ll be following up with more details from +GoogleDevelopers, so stay tuned.
Google I/O 2013 brings together thousands of developers for three days of deep technical content focused on building the next generation of web, mobile, and enterprise applications with Google and open web technologies such as Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, Google Web Toolkit, App Engine, and more.
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I'm an Android Developer at AVAI Mobile in Austin, TX.  In my free time I enjoy caving, hiking, travelling to new and exciting places, and enjoying the beautiful Austin weather.
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  • University of Texas at Austin
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2009
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I was all set to write a 4 star review after I took my phone in because it had stopped charging and within a few hours they handed me back a working phone. Then, it stopped working about a month later, so I took it back. No big deal, any number of things could have happened and they offered a 180 day warranty, so it would be fine. Only it wasn’t quite so fine this time. I think it would be good for the techs at CPR to learn 2 important lessons: 1. COMMUNICATE!: Over the course of the week they had my phone, I called several times. At least 3 separate times I was told a technician would call me back later that day. They didn’t call once. 2. COMMUNICATE!! If you can’t communicate with your customers at the very least you should be able to communicate with each other. You should never have to ask a customer “was the phone in pieces when you dropped it off?” That’s not terribly professional and is more than just a bit concerning. It seemed one technician left for the day and when I arrived later to pick up my phone they had no idea if it was fixed or not or even what it’s original condition was To their credit, the technicians at CPR were generally friendly and courteous. They never talked down to me or tried to pass off the problem. In the end, I got back a mostly working phone at no extra cost, but the lack of communication and the extended time frame made for a very frustrating experience.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This has become my go to tamale place when my family is visiting during the holidays. To put that in perspective, the family is from San Antonio, they know tamales and it's hard for Austin to compete. That said, Mi Ranchito gives San Antonio a pretty good run for its money. They offer all the standard flavors. We're also fans of the jalapeno and sweet potato. You can place your order in advance in half dozen increments. I also ordered the fajita plate once and remember it being pretty good. I've been meaning to make it down to sample some of their other offerings and hope to update with more info.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I eat here whenever I'm passing through town and sometimes will go a bit out of my way if I'm really craving good barbecue. You pick your meat right off the bit. My personal favorites are the pork ribs and the jalapeno sausage. Yes, you want them to dip it. You then hand it off inside to have it sliced, weighed, and packaged. A word of caution though: I've seen some severe cases of sticker shock when people load their tray up with meat at the pit and then freak out once it's weighed and priced. Quality barbecue is expensive and Cooper's is no exception. You can always make up for it on the unlimited and delicious free beans. Make sure to get one of the cobblers. It doesn't matter which flavor, they're all outstanding.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This is a great place to stop in for a quick lunch. I always get a gyro and save room for baklava for dessert. It's also fun to take time to browse the shelves and see the unique international items they stock. One word of caution, check the expiration date before you buy as a few of the lesser in demand things seem to have sat there a while. I usually make a point to take home some of their homemade hummus and pitas every time I go.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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I stop in at Storm's about once a month. They're a cut above your average fast food drive-in and for a small town I'll take them over Sonic any day. I always get the regular burger with cheese, a side of okra (what? okra at a fast food burger joint!), a side of spicy curls (curly fries), and a cherry lime squeeze (tastier than its Sonic competitor, but minus the real cherry on top). I got the regular fries by mistake once and they were dry and tasteless, the spicy curls really hit the spot though. The service is fast and friendly. They don't tell you your sum until they bring the food out, but its not terribly complicated to just do the math or wait until they arrive with your food.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
This is an unassuming East Austin restaurant with just a few tables inside an unheated concrete building. There's not a lot of variety to the menu, but who needs variety when you have a few great offerings. We ordered a Super Burrito, a San Diego, a horchata, and a California Style Churro. Both burritos were huge and delicious. I preferred the San Diego because, fries in a burrito, how couldn't it be better? On my scale of Austin burrito restaurants I'd rank it a solid 8 of 10 (above the larger chain options, but on par or better than the locals). The churro was only ok, but I wasn't there for the churro.
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I'd been wanting to check out these food trucks for a few months, so I stopped in for lunch since the weather was perfect for outside eating. I wanted to try Wasota specifically as as far as I know it's the only west African cuisine in the area. On first glance at the menu, it seemed a little bit expensive, but the plates sounded tasty. The owner was super friendly and was genuinely interested in making sure we enjoyed his food. I ordered the beef served with rice and plantains. It was delicious! It was also quite a large serving and the plantain chunks were huge. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and will return soon to sample the other items on the menu.
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Public - a year ago
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