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Scene at the Stonewall Inn (birth of the American Gay Rights movement) this evening. #lovewins #marriageequality
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Ever wanted a dead-simple app that displays New York transit maps (subway, bus, bike, commuter trains) with a single click in full-screen mode without all the clutter and ads? I ended up developing one myself here.
Explore full-screen New York City transit maps and store them for offline-v...
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Google Crisis Response has been activated for the Nepal earthquake starting with the Person Finder. #nepalearthquake  
 
The Crisis Response team has activated for the magnitude 7.7 Nepal Earthquake, and we've launched a Person Finder instance for the event which you can use to help track missing and displaced persons from the quake. 
I'm looking for someone · I have information about someone. PLEASE NOTE: All data entered will be available to the public and viewable and usable by anyone. Google does not review or verify the accuracy of this data. About Google Person Finder · Developers · Terms of Service.
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Here is a high-resolution #photosphere  of the Android figures at the Google headquarters in Mountain View, CA, United States. This is at the new location on Landings Drive. 

Exact location:
37.418392, -122.087885

Collection of my best photospheres
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Why move? Bldn 44 was way nicer. You could find an actual treasure in the basement of that building.
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If you complete this Google Account Security Checkup by February 17th, you'll get 2 GB of extra free space for your Google Drive account:

Security checkup: http://goo.gl/ccgyV0
More info: http://googledrive.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/safer-internet-day-2015.html

(Google for Work/Education users not eligible).
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+Minh T. Nguyen FYI there are compleation problems for Page accounts.

Unable to update the phone number set when originally adding a username to the Page.
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For those who looking for the www.nycsubwayguide.com, I am having serious trouble with my domain registrar, so the domain will be down  until some time next week. In the meantime, please visit the content over at www.enderminh.com/subway. #nycsubwayguide  
Illustrated with more than 70 pictures, this detailed beginner's guide breaks down everything you need to know about using the subway. You'll learn how to read the subway map, properly differentiate between the many subway services, and identify the correct trains and platforms. Filled with detailed information and many pictures, this guide will alleviate your fear and confusion about taking the subway and allow you to navigate it confidently and...
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Great job on this much needed guide!
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I am so happy that our country is moving a step forward today. Proud to be supporting marriage equality for many years and I am ecstatic to see that equality prevailed today with the SCOTUS decision to legalize marriage across all 50 states.   #proudtolove #lovewins #marriageequality  
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Proud of this company, proud of my smart and open-minded friends, and proud of the company I work for taking a stand on tolerance.

As an aside, my parents are still married, I haven't suddenly become gay, and I haven't seen God vengefully smite our country yet.

Guess everything's still more or less intact, including Traditional Marriage(tm).
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Call loved ones in Nepal for 1 cent per minute

To help people communicate with friends and loved ones in Nepal, we’re reducing the cost of calls through Google Voice into the country for the next week from 19 cents to 1 cent (that’s 0.01 USD, with similar cost in other supported currencies) per minute.  We chose 1 cent, instead of making calls free, to prevent spammers from abusing our systems and possibly adding more load to the already stretched Nepalese telephone network.

If you don’t have a Google Voice number, you can make calls at this reduced rate using the Hangouts Dialer (http://goo.gl/Fxv5WK) on an Android phone, or through your computer (http://goo.gl/Qw7JZL), from most places around the world (http://goo.gl/teHdiO)

Already, people in Nepal with a data connection can use Hangouts or Gmail to call phones in the U.S. and Canada for free, while calls to India are 1 cent per minute.  Voice or video calls between Google accounts are always free.  Please note that telecom infrastructure has been impacted in the country, so lines may be busy or unavailable at times.
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For those who are looking for a legit download of the free Vietnamese input method tool VpsKeys 4.3, I've uploaded it here: http://tiny.cc/vpskeys -- Help spread the word, since VpsKeys no longer can be downloaded from its original website.
VpsKeys 4.3. Shortlink to this page: http://tiny.cc/vpskeys. VPSKeys is a freeware input method editor developed and distributed by the Vietnamese Professionals Society (VPS). One of the first input method editors for Vietnamese, it allows users to add accent marks to Vietnamese text on ...
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Thank you! It was helpful!
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New York's bike-sharing program Citibike interviewed me the other day, and here is my member profile that was posted this morning on their blog.
From the author of the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to the New York Subway, Minh N. is a Software Engineer, public transportation supporter and lover of Central Park.  He grew up  in Germany, works in Chelsea and now lives in the Upper West Side. We’d say he’s quite the adventurer. Photo Courtesy of Minh N. Why did you choose Citi Bike? I am a big fan of public transportation, and while the subway gets me to most places in the city, I have found t...
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Bike footage was captured via Google Glass.
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I just added support for VNU to my popular Vietnamese Conversions online converter. It now supports all kinds of conversions between VPS, VNI, VietNet/VIQR, VISCII, TCVN, VNU, VietWare and Unicode.
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Phương tiện nầy giúp bạn chuyển dịch nhanh giữa các bài viết tiếng Việt có Formats và Encoding khác nhau, ví dụ như là Vietnet, VIQR, VNI, VPS, VISCII, TCVN, VNU, VietWare và Unicode. Chỉ cần Copy và Paste bài Text tiếng Việt vào Khung dưới đây, và chọn loại chuyển dịch (Conversion) nào thích ...
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I found it on google search and used it today. Very helpful. Thanks!
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Here is a high-resolution  #photosphere  that I took while driving along the Rim of the World Highway from Los Angeles to Big Bear Lake in California, United States.

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great photosphere
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Senior Software Engineer
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  • Google
    Senior Software Engineer, 2010 - present
  • Demand Media
    Lead Software Engineer, 2009 - 2010
  • Microsoft
    Senior Software Design Engineer, 2005 - 2009
  • Expedia, Inc.
    Website Development Engineer, 2004 - 2005
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Vietnamese American German Liberal Trekkie
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I am the Vietnamese American software engineer, cat lover and Star Trek fan, who grew up in Germany, lived for the most part in California, but now reside in New York City
Education
  • Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
    Software Engineering, 2006 - 2008
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Computer Science, 1999 - 2001
  • Santa Monica College
    Computer Science, 1997 - 1999
  • Leibniz High School
    1997
Summary: It took 5 phone calls and 36 hours to receive the certificate of insurance 30 minutes *after* the delivery was already at my building. I hate to add yet another negative review to the string of bad reviews but I have to. These folks run a disorganized mess of an operation. I had Ikea furniture that was supposed to be delivered on a Tuesday between 9am to 7pm (yup, that's the window I had to work with). On Monday morning, I email them stating that my building requires a certificate of insurance along with all the details and requirements. I immediately received an automated email with a ticket number back. By 2pm, I call them on the phone and they promised that I will get the COI by end of day. At 6pm I call them again and they said that I shouldn't worry and that I will get the COI first thing in the morning before my delivery around 3pm. On Tuesday morning at 10:30am, I receive a robocall stating that the delivery is 30 minutes out. Confused and concerned, I call them again stressing that my building will deny access if the COI doesn't arrive before the delivery. They promised yet again that the COI will arrive before 3pm and that the robocall is incorrect. At 2pm, I call them a fourth time, and they promised me that I will get the COI "within the next 20 minutes". Two hours later, with no COI received, the delivery arrived at my building. My super was kind enough to start letting them in without a COI, while I call them a fifth time -- this time insisting to stay on the phone until I receive the COI. This is when I finally received it via email. This entire ordeal took 5 phone calls and 36 hours. In each call, they kept on asking me the same questions: when did I send the email? Which email did I send it from and which email did I send it to? It seems these people don't even have a case management system. I don't mind that COIs take a while, but I mind the disingenuous/inaccurate statements and promises given. If my super wasn't nice about it, he would have denied access to the building. I honestly don't understand how Ikea continues to work with them with all these negative reviews. I will email this review to Ikea and recommend others to do the same.
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This is a small place with lots of light bulbs. If they don't carry it here, you probably won't find it elsewhere in the city. The folks there are really nice and upbeat, and helped me find a replacement for a special light bulb I needed. The prices are very cheap too.
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Upscale Vietnamese restaurant with very reasonable prices!
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reviewed 6 months ago
This restaurant (also known as "The Alley of the Far East") does not serve your typical Vietnamese restaurant food. Instead, it has an extensive menu of unusual street-food/finger-food (ăn nhậu) kind of specialties. If that's what you are into, this might be your place. The place is clean, has a fun street-food/alley kind of setting (along with Vietnam-style telephone poles and cables as decoration) and the waiters are attentive.
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No frills, plain-old, quick, but good barber shop.
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This review is strictly for the Mtoni Palace Ruins tour/dinner and concert. Do it. I believe they have the dinner concert only on Tuesdays, so you have to book in advance. The tour guide was some conservationist and he personally gave you a tour of the ruins. The highlight though was to actually have dinner at the center of the palace ruins. It's a small square courtyard with some nice tables, candles light on the floor and absolutely stunning setting. While you are having dinner, you'll get exposed to Zanzibar culture, food, dance and music. It really was a magnificent dinner to remember.
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reviewed 7 months ago
This is a card/print/design shop run by two very nice guys. On the one side, it has a lot of very original and trendy cards for various occasions (these aren't your usual generic Hallmark cards), on the other side there are some nice crafts and books that you can buy as gifts. This is also a design studio, where Don can probably help custom design shirts, cards, and posters. Personally, I came into this shop for some last-minute printing of a wedding program and cards, and Don and Joe were very nice and accommodating.
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reviewed 10 months ago