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Just passed my 4 year #Googleversary  last month and was taking a stroll through memory lane. 

A lot has changed here at +Google in the four years I've been here-- I've met a ton of great people and have worked on some amazing products and have also witnessed some crazy feats in technology. 

But at the core of it all is a great group of people, and kindness-- something that can easily be forgotten when you spend your days staring at the screen and immersed in bits, bytes and blips.

We often have the ability to forget that every action is tied to an actual human-- at some point in time every line of code was someone's thought, every note on a dollar in a conference room was a person's honest intention. 

Today, this photo reminded me of how good (and silly) people can be.

Original copy from my dollar post, in 2012:

"Spotted in a +Google conference room:

A $1 bill with a post-it note that reads:

"Found $1 1/17/2012 Please help it find its home"

So many great things about this-- the dollar still sitting there, the dollar having a note, and the fact that I get to work with such an honest community of people.

Thanks."

#thanks   #flashback   #GoodnessGrows  
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One of the advantages of WFH when feeling a bit under the weather. Though it makes typing a little tough.

#cats #lilalovin #meow #olBlueEyes #crazycatpeople
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Such exciting news!
 
Today we’re unwrapping the best holiday gift we could’ve imagined: the first real build of our self-driving vehicle prototype.  

The vehicle we unveiled in May (goo.gl/qDUtgq) was an early mockup—it didn’t even have real headlights! Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical “car” parts like steering and braking, as well as the “self-driving” parts like the computer and sensors. We’ve now put all those systems together in this fully functional vehicle—our first complete prototype for fully autonomous driving.

We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern California in the new year.  Our safety drivers will continue to oversee the vehicle for a while longer, using temporary manual controls as needed while we continue to test and learn.  Happy holidays!
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i can take it withe me hhhhhh
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"Meowy Christmas!" 

Happy holidays from my house to yours! 
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Have a #Chromecast ? Nerdy about American Politics? ( #election2014 )

Then grab your Chromecast, get ready to #leanback  and join +NPR and +NPR Politics for an #NPRParty  

  Cast http://elections.npr.org/ from your Chromecast as soon as the polls start to close (cough 7pm  EST cough ) for live reporting, in glossy, no-muss, no-fuss format. Just the way you like it. 
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Looking to intern at +Google? We'd love to have you! 

Explore some of the options below -- remember, the application deadline is SOON (read: end of October/early November), so apply NOW!

Have questions about the programs? Let me know-- I'd be happy to answer them, as I've been a BOLD / Intern mentor for the past several years :)

Good luck! 
 
Can you picture yourself at Google? Lots of people have reached out to ask when internship applications are available for summer 2015. Browse software engineering, IT, operations and more intern roles here: http://goo.gl/gr8s16 +Google Students 
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For what it's worth, I gave up a full time job with full benefits to work at Google for one year. It was the best decision I have ever made. I can relate to the financial hardship aspect, but like +Melissa Daniels said, some choices will impact the rest of your life more so than you'd think in very positive ways. I've learned more in one year there than I did in 5 years at other companies doing similar things. 
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"Oh Captain, my Captain."

So sad to hear about the passing of #RobinWilliams today.

For more information on suicide prevention and resources visit: http://www.suicideispreventable.org 
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Pretty impressive photo series showcasing #WomenInTech and the impact that women have made on society.

 
Code written by hand...

That ain't no small feat! Probably most today's coders couldn't do that...

More pictures of women who changed the world: http://www.idealistrevolution.org/powerful-photos-of-women/
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The things you find while strolling through the Internet... 

#humor   #nerdy   #java   #jar  
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I laughed. 

"It's a TRAP!" 

#starwars   #nerdy   #lol  
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A chance to ask the #chromecast  team anything on +reddit?  Sounds like trouble. I mean, a wonderful idea! No, I was right the first time. It sounds like trouble. Can't wait to hear/see/read what you guys come up with! 

#ama   #ChromecastAMA   #reddit   
 
Come by Chromecast's AMA and ask us anything! We'll be answering from 2 to 5 pm PT today goo.gl/dmLUyT
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Maybe +Jacky Hayward​ can help +Nicholas Brickhouse​
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Are you a #Developer ? Then you should stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW and hop on over to the +Google Developers blog to complete our first developers survey! (Okay, fine, you can submit that last CL -- but THEN, you should head on to the Developers blog!) 

The survey should only take 10 to 15 minutes of your time, and in addition to helping us improve our products, you can also help raise money to educate children around the globe. For every developer who completes the survey, we will donate $10 USD (up to a maximum amount of $20,000USD total) to your choice of one of these six education-focused organizations: Khan Academy, World Fund, Donors Choose, Girl Rising, Raspberry Pi, and Agastya.

Ready, set, survey!
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  • Yahoo!
  • Edelman
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Googler. Shopaholic. Chromebook lover :)
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I'm addicted to the Internet. And gadgets. And gadgets that run the Internet. Give. Them. To Me. 

I have a sweet spot for shopping, designer jeans, and single-handedly may be keeping the magazine/print industry in business. 

These thoughts and opinions are my own, and not that of my employer
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  • University of California, Santa Barbara
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Recently picked up a bite at the Tritonville Bar & Terrace as a result of staying at the Sandymount Hotel. Staff was always quite busy but was able to balance their tables with the right amount of attentiveness. As an American, I'm partial to my hamburgers/ "Beef Burgers" as we're spoiled in the States-- so perhaps ordering one in Dublin wasn't the best idea as I was slightly disappointed in the flavor. (Beef was good, composition was, well-- "meh"-- left me wanting something more-- even if it was just a basic burger). However, I have gone back again and ordered the Pasta Carbonara, which was good-- cream sauce was rich and tasty-- nice on a blustery night. If you're short on time, staying in the hotel and don't want to venture out, I'd recommend it. It's also a nice place to pop in and grab a pint, read an eBook on your Nexus7 or Kindle and relax for a bit while sports are on in the background, as the booths are comfortable.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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Adorable from the outside (the gardens are a treat to look at!) for an American, the Sandymount's rooms leave you wanting just a little bit more. The rooms are sparse and simple (but are kept quite tidy), but unfortunately the walls also fall under that category-- sparse. With a room on "Garden level" you can hear the pitter patter of footsteps from above (and even the scuffle of "friends" outside your door on a weekend night). But don't dismay-- the front desk staff at Sandymount is terribly helpful-- they'll clear away any Dubliners that may disturb you and even offer a shuttle to take you into local services. They're kind, provide maps and anecdotes and are receptive to crazy Californian's staying in their hotel. Overall, it's quaint, and it has free WiFi (that's a plus!) that you top off each night and works (reliably) throughout the hotel.
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