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After a 2 hour hike, just before the tip of Tomales Point, you descend into this incredible gully with a lake, a cypress grove, and (in our case) a herd of Elk. If you're really lucky (as we were), there won't be fog obscuring the view.
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Great photo! But with fog is also nice ;)
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Good Friday keeps getting better...
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wow love to observe that outside view kushstevens
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Last time Fincher got his hands on one of my favorite books, he turned it into... one of my favorite movies. Can't wait to see this.

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What's a book?
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Stop. Hammer time.

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I believe in cat language he's saying: "That's MY hammer"
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Tip: Syntax highlighting everywhere

Occasionally, I get questions from people about how I apply such neat syntax highlighting in my emails and my presentation decks.  There are online tools to do this, but frankly, it sounds like work, and I don't want extra work.  

My current favorite way is right in Android Studio — the IntelliJ plugin 'Copy' on Steroids.  (Plus, it has an amusing name.)  You can install it by going to Android Studio > Preferences > Plugins > Browse Repositories.  Now, your default Ctrl-C copies RTF text ready to paste into Gmail, Keynote, or whatever you use.  Keep doing what you're doing, just do it with more style!

(not really #androiddev, but close enough)
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Thanks. This will help me a bit
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Tomales Point is pretty spectacular. Great spot for hiking.

You can even see the elk we spotted in the photosphere :)
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Good Friday? Great Friday.
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Hmmm yummy, time for lazy day
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Science! It works, bitches.
 
TIL: Commander David Scott took a feather to the moon on Apollo 15. There he conduct one of the most awesome physics demos ever.

It's even in the mission's science report:

"During the final minutes of the third extravehicular activity, a short demonstration experiment was conducted. A heavy object (a 1.32-kg aluminum geological hammer) and a light object (a 0.03-kg falcon feather) were released simultaneously from approximately the same height (approximately 1.6 m) and were allowed to fall to the surface. Within the accuracy of the simultaneous release, the objects were observed to undergo the same acceleration and strike the lunar surface simultaneously, which was a result predicted by well-established theory, but a result nonetheless reassuring considering both the number of viewers that witnessed the experiment and the fact that the homeward journey was based critically on the validity of the particular theory being tested."

Source: http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/lunar/apollo_15_feather_drop.html
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And the people of the future will find that feather and make a theory that the Moon was once populated by falcons.
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...and once again +Romain Guy makes me feel like my very best efforts at photography are akin to a child playing with a plastic toy. Incredible.
 
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Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon is as impressive to witness in person as it can be difficult to photograph. The canyon is so wide that only the best light and a perfect sky can make it justice. I never had the chance to find Grand Canyon bathed in the right light until last week.

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I went there in the winter.  You got an awesome picture
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From bridge-to-bridge. Panorama of San Francisco as seen from the bay, courtesy of a day spent on on the water with my fantastic team. 

h/t +Peter Lubbers who organized it for us.
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lol
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I the manage the Scalable Developer Advocacy team as part of Google's Developer Relations organization, and I wrote Professional Android 4 Application Development.

I'm currently living in Los Altos California, but I'm from Perth Western Australia originally and spent 6 years living and working in London.
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    Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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    1991 - 1995
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Great little spot in otherwise quite grim Victoria. Go with a small group and get 3 or 4 small plates each and you'll be able to sample nearly the whole menu. Great tasting food at a reasonable price, and some great cocktails to go along with!
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"Delightful" is the only word to describe afternoon tea at The Goring. Friendly and accommodating staff serving a delectable selection of finger sandwiches, scones, and sweets along with an incredible selection of traditionally brewed teas served from silver tea pots. It would be difficult to a imagine a lovelier, more relaxing afternoon. Highly recommended.
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Hidden Gem tucked away off the Cabrillo Highway. Pull over at the Tanbark Trail Trailhead and head down the (steep) Partington Cove trail. You'll cross a short bridge, then head through a very cool tunnel. At the end, you'll find a beautiful sheltered cove, home to a kelp forrest and strikingly blue water. Worth the hike.
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*The* iconic image of the Central Californian Coast, take this opportunity to pause your journey along Highway 1 to get a proper look at the only waterfall in California to empty into the Ocean (or beach - depending on the tide). There's no beach access, so it remains pristine and an incredible view.
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Wonderful french bistro experience in beautiful Yountville. The food is very good, if not quite "excellent" - and expensive - but the atmosphere and service are wonderful. Definitely an experience to enjoy.
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Beautiful white sand beach with impressive rock formations that make it a great stop for anyone with a camera and the urge to take some stunning photos. The beach itself is streaked with purple from the manganese garnet deposits on the hillsides. It's a little awkward to get to - the turn-off from Highway 1 is well hidden, and the road itself is a winding 1-lane affair - and once you're there parking ($5) can involve waiting for someone else to leave, but it's worth the journey.
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Nothing quite captures the vibe of the Central Californian Coast quite like the Henry Miller library. Stop by to browse the books, stay a while to enjoy the ambience. There's always a few people hanging out on the sunlit deck: sipping coffee, reading, or even playing the piano. They also host film screenings and live music -- while I wasn't fortunate enough to attend either, the setting and atmosphere couldn't be better suited to a fun evening under the stars.
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