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Our current houseguest is our neighbor's pup.

Can you resist that smile? I didn't think so.

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Cute:) 
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4,920 Girl Scout Cookie Boxes Just Showed Up In My Garage

It's Girl Scout cookie season. And, like last year, our home is the cookie cupboard for the area, so the truck arrived with all our pallets, and now we are overflowing with Thin Mints, Trefoils, Do-si-Dos, Savvanah Smiles and Tagalogs. Our daughter, as part of her troop, is selling the cookies, and for the first time, you can order online.
https://digitalcookie.girlscouts.org/scout/sarah9881

Otherwise, I have to eat all these, and nobody (except me) wants that.
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+Brad Morrison you steal it, you pay for it.
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Google's Head of Virtual Reality Won't Stop Until Everyone Is Using VR
/featuring +Clay Bavor and +Google Cardboard 

"... it was no surprise that when Google announced in June of 2014 that it had built a virtual reality headset almost entirely of cardboard, many people thought it was another of the company’s gags—if several months delayed. The project, dubbed Google Cardboard, has been anything but a joke. On Jan. 27, Google will announce that 5 million Cardboard have shipped."
Cardboard is a hit, but what else is the search giant working on?
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They're not going to get me to use it, unless they can fix the eye-focus problem. It's gives me a migrane-level headache every time I use any 3D stuff, for more than a few minutes. 
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Listen Different And Learn
#diversity   #siliconvalley   #socialmedia  

"For most people, new ideas and perspectives make us uncomfortable. It’s easier and less taxing to surround ourselves with people who agree with our worldview, and reinforce our way of thinking, to make us believe we are correct. We self-select our communities, both in the physical world, and the online space, and these friends or peers become an extension of our own identity.
A byproduct of this selection process is that our communities end up looking a lot like us and behaving like us."
For most people, new ideas and perspectives make us uncomfortable. It’s easier and less taxing to surround ourselves wit…
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New Android Google Edition Figurine: Tech Stop
/via +Erin Pierce and +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android   #lifeatgoogle  

At Google, when we have issues with our laptops, tablets or phones, we have excellent colleagues trained to make things work again, and dedicated spaces, called Tech Stop. Google's famous for its cafes, yes, but smart geniuses at Tech Stop are even better. This special edition Android figurine showcases the Tech Stop employee with a zipup jacket and mandatory Ethernet cable.

For fun, you can see a deleted "Tech Stop" scene from The Internship:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGYns3cC4YY
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I would love to get my hand on one of these GSE's. Now, is that ethernet cable CAT6e+ ? I would expect nothing less. 
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New Android Mini Collectible: I <3 My Dog
/by +Andrew Bell of +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android   #dogs  

You already know I have lots of Android figures at home. But I also have two dogs: one beagle and one mutt. This new Android mini collectible is for all of us who are dog owners, and comes with a little dog droid to boot. Woof.
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Omg!! How to get this?!
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We Need Smart and Personal Streams, Not Just the Latest Updates
#twitter   #media   #social

"Once again, the tech web is aflutter about a proposed change in Twitter’s timeline — as they have finally made a choice to offer more than a simply chronological feed of updates displayed in the order they were posted.

While a chronological order of tweets can be considered a hallmark definition of what Twitter is today, and truthfully, one of its most addictive features as each new Tweet rolls in, it’s also a detriment to those who aren’t ready to be constantly hooked to the information IV drip."
Once again, the tech web is aflutter about a proposed change in Twitter’s timeline — as they have finally made a choice …
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My objection to "smart" and "personal" streams is that often they're just smart enough to be dangerous in much the same way that DWIM was ("Probable typo: 'rm -f /~', correcting to 'rm -f /'"). I've noticed too often that every passing diversion gets picked up on as if it were the only thing I'm interested in, and the stream gets locked into a feedback loop until I do something horribly drastic (last time with YouTube it took literally stopping history tracking and wiping my stored history clean) to reset things. That's not useful at all. If it wants to be smart, at least honor what I've told it I'm interested in instead of ignoring me. And introduce the engineers to this little concept called "negative feedback", because right now it seems they're applying positive feedback with the gain cranked up to 11 and that never ends well (the Tacoma Narrows bridge being the most well-known example).
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How to run a fantasy stock portfolio with friends, leveraging Google Finance and Google Sheets #finance   #stocks

If you follow the stock market or news in general, you know that 2016 has opened up rough for those used to consistent gains. At the beginning of this year, I set up a fantasy stock market contest with a few friends, and in near real-time, we're seeing our virtual portfolios rise and fall, and competing with one another - all by leveraging Google Finance and a shared Google spreadsheet. It's never been more fun to watch all of us lose money. Here's how to set yours up.
It’s no secret the stock market has been more than a little bit rough this year. After years of growth and optimistic en…
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+Barry Schwartz maybe we can open it up the next round. :) /cc +Adam Singer 
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Android Special Edition Figurine: Chinese New Year 2016
#android   #CNY2016  

You might have seen +Dead Zebra, Inc's post about this year's Android mini collectible for the 2016 Chinese New Year. (http://www.deadzebra.com/android/2016-chinese-new-year-android/) I just managed to snag a few for me, and they'll be taking space on the shelves at home where they belong. Nice bright red colors on this one.
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welcome to the year of the monkey folkes
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Five years ago, my 2 year old twins got gifts from the Microsoft store

+Timehop reminded me of that trip earlier today, and to be honest, what I'm most struck by, aside from their reaction, is that I don't think their room or carpet have ever been this clean since. /cc +Kristine Gray 
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+Emil Georgiev I've used Timehop longer than the feature that works with Google Photos or the same deal with Facebook. It works. /cc +Dan Trevino 

Also, not all content I've done in the past is in Google Photos... for example, tweets, blog posts, etc.
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Report: Chromebook sales surpassed 51% in K-12 market nationwide
#chromeos   #chromebooks   #education  

"'It's a tidal wave: Chrome is the clear U.S. market leader now,' says Mike Fisher, associate director of education technology at Futuresource. He says districts are drawn to the Chromebook’s Web-based operating system, ease of use, IT manageability and $200 to $300 price range."
Microsoft leads worldwide, but school districts are moving to lower-cost devices.
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That is great news! I still would like to see a Chromebook convertible i.e. I was hoping that Pixel-C was ChromeOS instead of Android.
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New Android Google Edition Figurine: Product Safety
/via +Alex Ruiz and +Dead Zebra, Inc  #android  

This little fig looks to respect and protect, and comes with its own laptop and flashlight. I feel safer just knowing this droid exists.
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"Requires a wide angle lens" haha
I want to see it !
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Marketing, evangelism, public speaking, public relations, writing, tweeting, plussing, demand generation.
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  • Google
    Program Manager, 2011 - present
    Google Analytics Advocacy. Prior work at Google includes Developer Relations, Google+.
  • Paladin Advisors Group
    Managing Director, 2009 - 2011
  • BlueArc
    Dir, Corporate Marketing, 2001 - 2009
  • 3Cube
    Web Marketing Manager, 1999 - 2001
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Googler, Blogger, Dad of 3
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I run Google Developers Live and am the author of louisgray.com. At home: dad to three kids five and under, including boy/girl twins.

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I snagged the GOOG +1 license plate before I joined Google.
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    Political Science, Mass Communications, 1995 - 1999
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On the “Steve Jobs” set, where 2015 was like 1984
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A few weeks after visiting the "Steve Jobs" production office, I got to watch some actual filming. The Mac was introduced at Flint Center in

Becoming Steve Jobs - Books on Google Play
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#1 New York Times Bestseller There have been many books—on a large and small scale—about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history

Maps Mania: Google Cars Sniffing Out Gas Leaks
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Last year Google teamed up with the Environmental Defense Fund to equip Street View cars with air-quality sensors to detect natural gas leak

Preaching to Our Choirs and Setting Up Blinders for All Else
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Just about four years ago, Eli Pariser raised some very real flags about the "filter bubble", concerned that many of us on the Web were limi

Elon Musk - Books on Google Play
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Elon Musk is the most daring entrepreneur of our time There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk's relentless drive

Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity
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On Monday, I have a crazy plan to set a new personal record for Fitbit steps. The goal? 100,000 steps in a single day, blowing away my previ

Thomas Hawk Digital Connection » Blog Archive » How Apple Botched This M...
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I'm a huge Apple fan. My wife and I both have an Apple iPhone 5s and both own MacBook Pros as our primary computers. We have 5 Apple TVs con

Apple's iPad: the next big thing? - Fury.com
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NOTE: This post was written in 2001, nine years before the actual iPad was announced by Apple. --------. At least five times in the past 10

Inside Google’s Secret Drone-Delivery Program
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After two years of development, the Silicon Valley company reveals to The Atlantic that it has substantial research effort into building fly

Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren’t Anonymous After All | Threat Level...
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White hat hacker Ben Caudill is halfway through his sandwich when he casually reaches over to his iPhone, swipes the screen a few times, the