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Matt Abdou
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Swiss Army Knife of technology
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I'm a tech guy. As of May 2012, I've been a professional developer for 15 years. My father had to drive me to and from my first web developer job because I was too young to get a driver's license. Writing code and making things work is not just a job, it's a passion.

I'm also into cars (I've had two cars with engines that I've personally built and installed), play 8-ball and 9-ball in APA leagues, and enjoy gardening to occasionally get my eyes off of flickering pixels.

I spent the first 30 years of my life in the Boston area, then I got tired of the cold weather and snow and moved out to California. The only thing I regret about moving to Silicon Valley from Boston is not doing it 5 years earlier.
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Won 2012 GoogleTV Hackathon, Project Glass Foundry Participant
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We can now store 200GB of data on a device that is the size of my smallest fingernail
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+Renaud Lepage​ you going to be shooting porn in 4k? Lol
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Ok people, Google has hid meaning in part numbers in the past (look at the power supply for the Chromecast). This is the portable battery that comes with the Project Fi welcome kit. The part number is SUNG52. Does anyone see any hidden meaning behind this, or is this just the manufacturer's actual part number?

(btw, please ignore my roommate's crazy conspiracy theory about a British guy creating it or whatever he was babbling on about)
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Damn it - guess I have to buy a Nexus 6 now
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+David Bowen If you decide not to use your invite, let me know. I'm still waiting on mine. already got myself a N6.
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It's all about trash bags and razor blades, folks. Trash bags and razor blades.
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Mine were for coffee and toilet paper. All about that synergy.
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Finally got around to installing the +Turbosmart USA LLC blow off valve in my 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost
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+Puleen Patel I just heard. Also, gasoline engine. Nope.

I'd be all over that car if it had been a Tesla.
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This weekend I ran my 2015 Ford Mustang Ecoboost in the autocross competition at the Good Guys car show in Pleasanton, CA. It was a lot of fun and definitely the largest car show I've ever seen. I recorded my final (and fastest) run through +Google Glass
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No worries =) Even though the course was small it was still a lot of fun to watch people run it, especially the pro class. Al Unser Jr was there running the pro class. Another advantage of a course that can be run in about a minute is that a lot of people get to run it multiple times.
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I'm buying a programmable doorbell and setting it to play this
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I wish I could share my new Project Fi phone number with everyone, because I just hit the "easy to remember phone number" lottery. Seriously, I am never letting this number go. Ever.
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Ok Project Fi, let's do this thing
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+Matt Abdou​ call me if you wanna chat about coverage and tmo / sprint switching..
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Because in a small plastic box sticking out of my cell phone is the most convenient place to store my drugs #wtf
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These are really amazing. I've never seen anything like this.
 
#thefeelz... I really enjoyed the embrace sculpture with the golden heart in the middle! ♡
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Conversation with a coworker this morning
Him: "Cool microphone - what's it called?"
Me: "The Snowball"
Him: "That's kind of an odd name, why not just call it the Ball?"
Me: "Would you buy the "Blue Ball" microphone?"
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Before I knew anything about recording, I used to plug one of these into Audacity, stick it in front of my guitar amp or acoustic, and call it good. Sound quality wasn't half bad on it considering. 
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Earlier today I visited Fremont Ford to look at a new Mustang. Specifically, a 2015 Mustang turbo. They were the only dealer in the bay area that had the exact car I wanted and now I'm glad they were because their sales team was an absolute pleasure to work with. My salesman Omar Omari was extremely friendly and helpful and the finance manager is an absolute magician!! I wasn't sure if I could even get financing approved for this vehicle - not only did he get me approved but I got a low interest rate with a small down payment, they took over $1000 off the sticker (without me even asking) and I was given more than the KBB value for my trade-in. I've purchased several cars in my life and this was the best buying experience I've ever had. Definitely ask if Omar is available when you arrive - I wish every car salesman was like him!
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I've worked with many automotive and motorcycle repair shops over the years and Spec-1 is one of the absolute best. Glen and his crew took my old, beat-up Honda Nighthawk 750 and made it run like new again. Not only that but they answered all my questions, patiently provided me with updates every time I called (which was almost once a day) and even fixed problems on the bike that I didn't know were there. All of this for a very reasonable price - the final bill was far lower than I expected. You can trust these guys and know that qualified and honest mechanics are working on your ride.
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The pharmacy manager - an older Asian man - isn't very helpful and insisted on giving me the wrong prescription. If possible, I recommend going to another pharmacy.
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