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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.

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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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 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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There was a 4 alarm house fire on our street today.

The owners appeared physically unharmed, but they likely lost much of the home. Not sure on the cause, but firefighters smashed the roof to extinguish the flames and it didn't spread to any neighboring structures.
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Ah, loose/lose.  :-)
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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. ( 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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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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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:
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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 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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You Can Now Buy the Pixel C on the Google Store

"Pixel C is designed from the ground up alongside its keyboard,, so you can switch in an instant between swiping and typing. Plus, the screen adjusts to different angles, so you can work or watch comfortably wherever you want."
Shop at the Google Store for Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, Android Wear, Chromecast, Nest, plus a selection of accessories.
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Any place where we can get a hands on experience with one?
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Tonight I Nabbed a Google Bike from a Bike Thief

Google may seem like a big faceless corporation that can afford to lose a few bikes, but the reality is that these basic rides are valuable tools for the employees who use them to make meetings and appointments across our far-flung campus. Our great facilities teams make them available for our use, and because of their trusting nature, a number are taken each year, as you can guess. It's incredibly frustrating to see these obvious Google bikes ridden around town by people who they don't belong to.

Tonight, a few blocks from home, I saw a young man (in his 20s, I assume), sitting next to one at a local business. I decided I'd see if I could get the bike back to where it belonged.

I approached him and he remained seated, wearing earbuds in his phone, as I asked him where he got the bike. He ignored me. I asked him again, and he took his earbuds out.

He mumbled, "on the street in Santa Clara."

I told him the bike was a Google bike and that I worked at Google. Could I take it? He didn't have a good answer.

I said, "can I take the bike?", and asked if the drink in the basket was his. It was. I gave him his drink. I took the bike.

Then I had the matter of taking the bike home. I popped the trunk and placed the bike in there, pinning the wheel so it wouldn't slip out in normal driving. Then with my trunk open and rear wheel loosely spinning, I drove home and the bike is now safe in my backyard. I'll return it after the holiday.

And yes, this may not have been the safest decision ever, but it was successful. Please don't steal our bikes. We'll give you free email if you choose not to.

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Not only bikes, people are trying to break in too around area :( so I turned off location settings.
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Marketing, evangelism, public speaking, public relations, writing, tweeting, plussing, demand generation.
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    Google Analytics Advocacy. Prior work at Google includes Developer Relations, Google+.
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    Dir, Corporate Marketing, 2001 - 2009
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