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Nathan Dabney
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Attended Portland State University
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That is almost too damn cute... Stop living the perfect life already, you're just making the rest of us super-sad!
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"WHY IS THERE A BALL PIT AT YOUR WORK!?"

"I have no idea."
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Because ball pit
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Seems legit...
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Starting "Take Your Child to Work Day" @Google with a quick breakfast. Someone is extremely happy to be here...
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+Cheyenne Gillis counting to 10 in an epic game of hide-and-seek with Eve...
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Dude, you captured so much in that photo! That's awesome!
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My coworkers are pure awesome.

"Where is Lucas going?"

"He's using a mini helicopter to deliver M&Ms to random people."
 
My friend Doug took some video of my first (unsuccessful) attempt to transfer snacks from +Elizabeth Schweinsberg  building to mine.  I have, however, successfully delivered M&Ms to people on the ground.   (The first ~30 seconds are the interesting part).

The failure mode:  I was telling the copter to climb, to keep tension on the string.  So the quadcopter was going max power, and gps said it wasn't climbing.  So it decided the batteries must be dead, and started its automatic landing sequence.  On a patio crowded with furniture.  :(
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Haha! The next time I see +Elizabeth Schweinsberg on the patio I'll know what she's doing!
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“We wanted to have a decent image of a theory conforming Warp ship to motivate young people to pursue a STEM career" - Rademaker

Awesome.
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Ok that's amazing! I'm still trying to wrap my head around Relativity, let alone exploit loop holes in it. Amazing.
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If you're not paying for the product, you are the product.

I have to admit, this is a catchy line.  It appeals to the inner cynic in us all and makes a certain amount of sense in a core, "what can you do for me," type of thinking.

But it's hog-wash.

I work for Google so I follow the news about the company and I'm really tired of seeing that first line, or some variation of it, spouted by people who really don't care enough to want to think it through.  It does not work that way!

Yes, Google is a company.  And yes, Google is a reasonably large company (though not that large compared to the likes of IBM, GE, etc.).  But though a company is a single entity in the eyes of the law, it is not run like that.  Google is full of many thousands of individuals, many of whom are more rabid about user privacy than the privacy watchdogs that complain.  I've watched them take Larry and Sergey to task on stage about the smallest things.  I've done it twice myself.  If the leaders of the company purposely violated our users' trust, there would be open revolt and the founders would be lucky to not find themselves strung up by their toes.

Everything Google does is done for our users.  Your happiness is always the first priority, even above Ads.  (I've seen this is both policy and various practical implementations.)  You are not product; you are our customers!  That's simply the way we view it and it permeates the company from bottom to top.  Everything is done to make a better service for you.

Even Ads is viewed as a service to our users.  Random ads are garbage.  Useful ads are a benefit.  Yes, it's also a benefit to our publishers and yes, it's also a benefit to our shareholders.  Since when did win-win-win arrangements become a bad thing?

I won't claim that Google always gets it exactly right or that we haven't made mistakes.  We don't and we have.  And we admit it.  And it will happen again.  Sorry.  But everything is done with the right intent even if it doesn't always work out as hoped.  Hindsight is perfect.

Google is the most moral company in which I have ever worked.  But guarding our users' privacy doesn't just make moral sense, it makes business sense.  If we purposefully violated our users' privacy, we wouldn't have a business at all before very long.
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Star Wars Fan Art – Luke and Slave Leia… Minion Style

Slave Leia is the gift that keeps on giving to scifi fandom. This bit of art by DJKopet is a nice twist on the usual theme though giving us a thoroughly minionized (new word, I claim copyright and trademark and everything else!) version of Luke Skywalker and Leia.

I like that it’s not just the way they look that takes from Despicable Me, but also the way they are acting.

I see Boba Fett in the background. I wonder how he will manage to screw up this attempt at being a bounty hunter?

http://eoghann.com/2014/04/star-wars-fan-art-luke-slave-leia-minion-style
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I am going to be able to chronicle my daughter's childhood using images of her signing the B40 whiteboard when she visited for lunch. Best. Scrapbook. Ever. Also laziest, but whatever.

Happy Holidays!
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Any Doctor Who fan will have longed to see inside the TARDIS for themselves – and now they can, thanks to a bonus feature on Google Maps.
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Crisis Ninja
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  • Google
    2007 - present
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April 18
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I break big things.
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  • Portland State University
    Bachelor of Science in Mathematical Sciences, 2006
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