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Kurt Dresner
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Attended Harvey Mudd College
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Software Engineer
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2009 - present
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  • Catan
  • AlphaBear
  • Carcassonne
  • Osmos HD
  • Words On Tour
  • Bonza Word Puzzle
  • Scramble With Friends
  • Star Wars™:KOTOR
  • 2048
  • Brain Dots
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Computer Scientist. Vegetarian. Homebrewer. Musician.
Introduction
I'm a Googler and a computer scientist whose dissertation was on coordinating autonomous vehicles at intersections. I've been a vegetarian since 2004 for basically all the reasons except flavor and religion. I play the guitar and am a music lover with a very eclectic collection. I also like to run, make my own beer, use American Sign Language, and play with my kids.
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Have 2 kids and survived 7.5 years of graduate school. You can trust me, I'm a doctor.
Education
  • Harvey Mudd College
    Joint CS/Math, 1998 - 2002
  • University of Texas at Austin
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2009
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Happy Birthday, +Lauren Stephens​!
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Kurt I only know you via +Jon Novak's +1's but you're having the best week ever!. 
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Some people have too much time and too many books :o)
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A man who once dunked my head in a toilet (with my permission) and forced me to watch several episodes of the 80's PacMan cartoon is now the CTO of Reddit. They're lucky to have him.
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Marty Weiner, apparently.
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Had an awesome evening with +Kirk McGettigan and +Mollie Page and their two lovely kids. Lasagna with zucchini and yellow squash from our garden, salad, bread, beer from +Icicle Brewing Co (courtesy +Jennifer Evans), and some Bailey's/Amaretto on the rocks to round out the evening. Here's hoping I can still run tomorrow morning.
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Thanks for dinner and the company! I hope the kiddos got off to sleep OK.
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OK, Vietnam. You have my attention.

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Toto, you’re not in Texas anymore. This place is an animal-lover’s utopia.
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Having traveled China with two vegetarians, one of whom was a royal pain in the ass, I can confirm that #2 is crucial. 
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Picked the mother lode of Cascade hops from my backyard today with the help of a friend from work. Now commence Operation Whole-Garage-Smells-Like-Hops.
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I like Operation Appropriated Screen Door a lot too :0)
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In light of Windows 95 turning 20 today, and a friend's upcoming 23rd birthday (friend claims to be "old"... not sure what that makes me), I've decided to stop thinking of myself as spiraling uncontrollably toward obsolescence and decrepitude, and instead start thinking of myself as accruing seniority.
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Windows 3.11 ftw
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I just encountered /u/GaffiganWhispers for the first time.
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+Kendra Dresner​ Blokusing with the kiddos. 
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Love that game!
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That was a long brew day. Sheesh. This beer better be fabulous.
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The green beans from our garden are so damn delicious. 
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No peas this year. 
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Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and the limits of Girl Squad Feminism
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The Grand Taylor Swift / Nicki Minaj Twitter Debate (Three days! Numerous Tweets! Three and a half celebrities! Ed Sheeran doing something s

Making Narcotics • /r/Homebrewing
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My buddy and I were brewing the inaugural batch on his new brew stand yesterday, when an officer walked into the garage and started question

'Weird Al' Yankovic, 'First World Problems' [VIDEO PREMIERE]
popcrush.com

Watch the exclusive premiere of 'Weird Al' Yankovic's 'First World Problems' video on PopCrush.

Hangouts (thay thế Talk)
market.android.com

Hangouts mang đến sự sinh động cho các cuộc hội thoại nhóm và cuộc hội thoại giữa từng người bằng hình ảnh, biểu tượng cảm xúc và các cuộc g

steel cage floor-malted death match brew day: SMASH MILD
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Such a melodramatic title with so many adjectives for a post about a 3% abv beer! Let's start over:Two Maris Otters, both alike in dignity,

Google Translate
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Break through language barriers with Google Translate.• Translate between more than 70 languages • Converse naturally and let Google transla

Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink
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For everyone who has known the pleasure of a pint, Randy Mosher explores and explains the tasting experience, guiding readers to a better un

Did You Know Kristen Bell Can Sing? Neither Did Her 'Frozen' Co-Stars
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After leaving the theater from Disney's latest animated movie musical, "Frozen," we did a little search to find out who did all that gloriou

bubbles in my beer, pt. 3
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"For several years now, beer hijacking has been an issue for small and independent commercial brewers. They’ve been working hard to differen

A Toast to My Kelty Redwing 2900 Backpack - Wandering Earl
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Back in late November of 1999 I purchased a backpack without giving it much thought. I was about to leave for Southeast Asia and I needed a

Chromecast: For Bigger Meltdowns
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Introducing Chromecast. The easiest way to enjoy online video and music on your TV—for when you want to make Buster's big meltdowns even big

Your meat addiction is destroying the planet
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"Jesus," Molly said, her own plate empty, "gimme that. You know what this costs?" She took his plate. "They gotta raise a whole animal for y

Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and Englis...
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Learn languages completely free, without ads or hidden charges. It's fun, easy, and scientifically proven.

Weekly Playlist Challenge
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Participate in weekly All Access playlist challenges!

Beverage Elements
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Welcome. Beverage Elements is your source for home brew beer and soda keg equipment including CO2 Tanks, Regulators, Beer Mix Cylinders, Keg

Vegan Peppered Turkey
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Seriously, this is probably one of my favorite vegan creations. When you make a batch please let me know. I have a feeling you may stop buyi

End Piracy, Not Liberty – Google
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Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.. Two bills bef

Tasks
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Tasks brings the full Google Tasks experience to Android. * Sync with Google Tasks at the core * Sync with Google Tasks is not just another

Delicious dishes bursting with vegetables! Yum!
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Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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An amazing buffet of VEGAN Thai food! Kids under 4 are free and they even brought us some sliced mango for the little ones, which was some of the best mango I've ever had.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Some excellent vegetarian options including a butternut squash enchilada, and some excellent tamales. Flan was also quite good.
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Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Atmosphere: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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