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And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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50 Google+ Tips by +Rick Eliason 
1. Create A Killer Hovercard: goo.gl/ifDhJW
2. Sharing to Circles vs. Publicly: goo.gl/1qr0YO
3. Google+ Communities: goo.gl/NC21Ly
4. Share Your G+ Posts on Other SM : goo.gl/QeefiD
5. Report Issues With G+ or Suggest Ideas: goo.gl/FywX2c
6. Create A "Save For Later" Circle: goo.gl/PmBRWf
7. Add A Large Image To Your Post: goo.gl/lVr3yj
8. The Various G+ Keyboard Shortcuts : goo.gl/7BaxMs
9. Share Someone Else's G+ Post : goo.gl/DYJo3U
10. Create A Mini Blog on G+: goo.gl/zEVIOM
11. Host A Google+ Hangout: goo.gl/2P0n0Q
12. Leave A Wake of Value-Add In Your Path: goo.gl/lpCzaD
13. Take Control Of Your G+ Notifications: goo.gl/WHU0p3
14. SEO Your Google+ Posts: goo.gl/oYb6J1

15. How To Find Things On G+: goo.gl/rY18uQ
16. Formatting For Beautiful, Engaging Posts: goo.gl/mnfP5d
17. How To Disable Comments & Shares: goo.gl/Bkc6Mp
18. Attract More Comments With Gifs & Image Posts: goo.gl/VGcNhl
19. Start A Conversation With Someone : goo.gl/VXOVmy
20. Create An Event Using G+: goo.gl/IUFmlP
21. Enable Automatic Hash-tagging: goo.gl/MuoV9h
22. Don’t Give Up At The First Hurdle: goo.gl/2zdPQ8
23. The Benefits of Link Shorteners: goo.gl/pwfGXo

24. Understanding Ripples & Using Them To Your Advantage: goo.gl/Z47kxp

25. What Not To Do On G+ (Part 1): goo.gl/IdP51J

26. Edit Posts - Did You Know You Could Do That?: goo.gl/aFsKU9

27. Choose The Best Link Thumbnail For Your Post: goo.gl/wXTSh4

28. Start Building Your Author Rank: goo.gl/4427P3

29. Link G+ To Your Content With Authorship Tags: goo.gl/Rn4GGJ

30. Curate & Streamline Circles for Awesome News Streams: goo.gl/e8lNhh

31. Use Eye-Grabbing Headlines: goo.gl/p45IPK

32. Use Google Drive With Google+: goo.gl/zpwHHC

33. Track Circle Shares With CircleCount: goo.gl/TXfe2j

34. Be Awesome With AutoAwesome: goo.gl/Inq2bX

35. Build Your Following By Watching Hangouts: goo.gl/Rjgrhi

36. Overcome Difficulties With Plus-Mentioning People: goo.gl/nQsT9T

37. Write Posts That People Are Actually Looking For: goo.gl/D8NwGh

38. Use ‘The Google+ Effect’ To Improve Your Twitter Experience: goo.gl/hLE1Ia

39. Learn How To Use Images Appropriately & Legally: goo.gl/D3dzCc

40. Learn To Schedule Posts With +Do Share:  goo.gl/1BUcrN

41. Build A Community Around Your Passion: goo.gl/IsFrHg

42. Optimise Your Profile/Page/Community For Search: goo.gl/YMblJF

43. Share Beyond Your Circles & GPlussers: goo.gl/ryHWHQ

44. Blocking & Muting People - As Simple As It Sounds?: goo.gl/wqsXnN

45. Extend The Life Of Your Best Posts: goo.gl/tGw9g7

46. Merge Multiple Google+ Profiles Together: goo.gl/sRKzp8

47. Using Your About Tab More Effectively: goo.gl/sNqUDQ

48. Posting Multiple Photos Per Post: goo.gl/sM32aP

49. Use Google+ ...Every Day: goo.gl/fS0tIq

50. What Not To Do On Google+ (Part 2): goo.gl/3ahoO4
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Very early thoughts on dogmas surrounding data ownership and use (I may be way off with this)
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Sometimes it’s useful to generate a column of data based on a series repeating x number of times. Here's a formula for doing this in Google Sheets
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Useful to see how context affects invention and invocation
 
talk by Alan Kay on invention vs. innovation (incremental improvements, which are also important and difficult to do)
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Extracting data from HTML pages with Google Apps Script can be a bit fiddly. There are a number of web services such as +import.io  that turn this into a point and click expereince. I particularly like import.io because they appear to have spent time of the developer experience with lots of example code and client libraries. Here's a click look at how you can integrate Google Apps Script with the import.io service

(hopefully they'll take the time to add a client library for Apps Script) 
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HTML Editey now comes with a simple live preview.
This makes sense only if you are working on a single page containing styles and images with absolute URL's.
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Disappointed to not make the headline for the Seaboard Community News but hey another time ;) 
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Isn't centre spread better than headline anyway? ;)
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Quite pleased with how this works in the end. All the data is hosted in Google FusionTables and rendered using Google Visualization API. One of the reasons for doing this with Visualisation API is because if people want a pie chart they can have it (or use the editor for something different).

It's still beta but if don't mind some bugs you can try it at: http://sites.hawksey.info/oerhub/survey-explorer/
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I wish the client thought so :( Ho hum
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