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Congrats to Amit Singhal on 15 years at Google!

Amit Singhal, one of the unsung heroes of Google, just celebrated 15 years at the company. If you've ever gotten a magical answer from Google, you probably have Amit to thank for it.

I can't think of another person who has taken on so many different roles--individual contributor, manager, and head of search, not to mention dealing with press--and done such a superb job in each role. When a regular person hits a wall and gets discouraged, that's when Amit is just getting started. :) It's always fun to see how he cuts to the root of a problem and solves it. I'm proud to call him my friend.
Fifteen years ago, on this day, I joined a small startup called Google; and here I am, fifteen years later, enjoying every moment of this beautiful journey that I started with Google on Nov 28, 2000.

A lot has changed in the last fifteen years, Google has grown up a lot, and I have experienced tremendous personal growth. But one thing that has not changed, is the Google mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. This mission is one of the things that keeps me so engaged at Google. I feel proud to come in everyday knowing that what I will do will improve the lives of over a Billion people, and that is exactly what my employer wants me to do.

The second reason that has kept me at Google, in fact has made the last fifteen years the best professional ride anyone could every experience is my wonderful colleagues at Google. The people at Google are just amazing, and they are not just amazing in their respective areas, they are some of the most amazing human beings you will ever meet. I have made friends at Google that will last a lifetime, and that is the true wealth I've accumulated in my life.

On a personal note, when I joined Google, my two kids were four years old and six months old. Even though I had a few jobs before coming to Google, my kids only remember their Dad as a Googler.

Today... I am feeling Thankful.

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Everyone at The Verge thinks I'm crazy for continuing to buy phones with only 16GB of storage, but the trick to living on a tiny hard drive is expeditiously backing up and removing the many gigs of...
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Have you tried Google Music?

For $10 a month, you can get access to tens of millions of songs with Google Music. But for that price, you also get YouTube Red, which removes ads in YouTube. And with YouTube Red, you also get the YouTube Music app, which is "optimized to present a vast collection of additional options — from live concert footage to karaoke tracks with embedded lyrics to instructional videos on how to play that bass line — which don’t exist on any other music streaming service." That quote is from the article.
YouTube is first and foremost a video portal, the world’s largest and most popular online collection of moving images. But it’s also a search engine, the world’s second largest, trailing only its...
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+Steven Fernandez I rarely do hear the same songs because I use the thumbs down all the time. I also have over 50 stations. They also have something new where you can create variations. It's much better than it used to be. I'm not big on new music, anyway. Can't really stand the stuff. I listen to a lot of music from the 1920s blues. Also New Orleans old time jazz. They have a lot on there, and all kinds of artists. Plus the bios. Love Pandora.
The other services have almost no old blues on them. Only the newer blues, which I don't like.
 With the other services, I'm not able to create a channel for, let's say Allen Touissant or Blind Blake or Mississippi John Hurt. I can with Pandora. For 4.99 a month.
I also love 90's grunge, which they have a boatload of that. They have a station called 90's Alternative/Grunge that I listen to a lot.
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Google is open sourcing TensorFlow, its machine learning system

This is huge news, for at least a few reasons:

1. Machine learning is going to have a massive impact on the world. We've already seen that in areas from voice recognition to image understanding to language translation. In many ways, applying machine learning to problems unlocks all kinds of new opportunities. Tons of niches would support specialized startups applying machine learning to specific domains.

2. In the past, Google has released papers like MapReduce, which described a system for massive parallel processing of data. MapReduce spawned entire cottage industries such as Hadoop as smart folks outside Google wrote code to recreate Google's paper. But the results still suffered from a telephone-like effect as outside code ran into issues that may have already been resolved within Google. Now Google is releasing its own code. This offers a massive set of possibilities, without reinventing the wheel.

3. In many ways, machine learning has been an example of "secret sauce." I'm incredibly excited that Google is releasing technology so that the entire world can benefit, not just Google. It's the kind of decision that makes me proud of Google and its people.

Smart people and smart companies often succeed by noticing when something has changed in the world, because change unlocks new opportunities. Well, something has changed. If you're still in school, starting out, or working at a smart company, please think hard about how you could make the world better by applying machine learning to an important issue or a problem that you know well. With TensorFlow now open source, you have a great new tool at your disposal.
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I am using python to develop some models. What I loved about TensorFlow is that , it can be installed just like any other package .
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So cool. :)
My team at Google has been very big proponents and innovators of USB Type-C. I've worked on two Pixel products now that use the connector and its related technologies (Power Delivery, Alternate Mode, USB 3.1). It really is an amazing little connector.

However, now that there are more and more Type C products rolling out from Nexus, One+, Nokia, and more, this I have found painfully true : USB Type-C will only be as good as its ecosystem, and more specifically, the worst of its ecosystem.

I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.

You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables... What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.

I've been contemplating setting up a blog where I document bad cables and perhaps give some insights into USB Type C as well.

#USB   #TypeC ,
#Nexus   #ChromebookPixel   #PixelC  

 Edit : Want to help check your questionable cables, and have a Pixel 2015?
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Looks like whole milk isn't too bad for you after all.
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Search for "A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away" on Google, and it's got an awesome surprise for you.
Searching the film's memorable first lines on Chrome will deliver results that mimic the opening scene of the original Star Wars.
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true browser support, google, does not work in the latest firefox. yeah, right. #backin1990's #optimizedforIEonly #etc.
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"You need to ... violently sweep your Life Table of the debris that is getting in the way of you doing the much more satisfying activity of actually creating something you care about."
I generally keep this place pretty well disguised as an Early Retirement Financial Blog, but secretly it is a Life Improvement Blog. The glitzy monetary veneer allows me to get lots of media attent...
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Please, don´t return from your holidays!! Relax and enjoy the life with your family :-)
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If you're a software engineer, this is worth your attention.
Open Source Release of TensorFlow

I'm very excited to announce the open source release of the TensorFlow machine learning library that I and many others at Google have been building.

This blog post gives an overview:

The web site has a number of tutorials and documentation about the system:

The source is on GitHub:

You might also be interested in the whitepaper we've prepared that describes TensorFlow in more detail:

We'd love to hear what people think.
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omg people skynet and all the concepts in that show are fiction. lol. ps machine learning is bin around for a long time, longer than just in the industry. 
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I'm a USB drive this year for Halloween!
I went a little overboard for Halloween last year. And as you can tell from my the Halloween category on my blog, sometimes I get a little too excited about Halloween. So this year I decided to go …
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The end of the month is a perfect time to brainstorm/plan a new 30 day challenge! An easy/simple one to start is to take a picture a day. But the sky's the limit--what have you always wanted to try? Why not give it a shot for October?

Let me know what you might try this month, or give me suggestions for my own challenge!
Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't? Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
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I stayed here for the Folsom Triathlon. The hotel is older, but the staff were very nice--they called the room to check whether everything was fine with the room. They also let me check out an hour late so I could clean up after the triathlon. The location is very convenient for Nimbus Dam Recreation Area.
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Showed up just as they were closing one day and Henry let me in and helped me find the right tool. Good folks here.
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Very good food. Pretty fast for an upscale restaurant. Can get crowded/loud, so consider doing takeout. Especially good: BBQ ribs, the French dip sandwich.
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The staff were very nice. I think this the nicest hotel in Auburn.
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The bagels really are delicious.
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The lady who runs this bagel shop is fast and competent. If you come in regularly, she'll remember your order and your name. A nice place to grab bagels on the weekend.
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