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Last week, I published an essay about the incredibly consistent pattern of my contacts consisting of 80% men – my address book, my Twitter followers, people I followed on Twitter, my LinkedIn network. Once I realized just how biased my network was, I resolved to improving it. I'm happy to report that every metric I focused on has improved since I started writing this essay about a month ago. There's a lot of room for improvement, but it's progress nonetheless.
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Rick, you're welcome to follow me on Twitter and boost your gender diversity ratio! 
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Such sad news. Dan lived his life to the fullest.
 
I just had the immensely sad task of sending the following to all Google employees. My thoughts are with everyone in Nepal, and with Dan's family and friends.

"Early this morning, Nepal experienced the worst earthquake in its history, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Current reports are that over 1,000 people were killed. It's a terrible tragedy.

Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. +Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly.

The Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder[1] for Nepal, and is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort. Google.org is committing $1M to the response, and we’ll have gift-matching available soon.  

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, and with Dan’s family and friends during this terrible time."

[1] http://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake
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Talking to a colleague at Google earlier this week, who shared that she'd recently read about the fact that in its original incarnation, the word priority did not have a plural .

Sure enough, the Ngram Viewer would appear to back that up.
Google Ngram Viewer: '[priority]', '[priorities]', 1800-2000 in English.
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Who knew. ;)
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Listening to Santana on vinyl tonight. New pre-amp comes tomorrow, excited for the upgrade.
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nice!
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Going through photos from this year, this #AutoAwesome  picture of our trip to the Grand Tetons is still one of my favorites.
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post card perfect. If your fam likes the mountains, you should check out Asheville, NC. It's really gorgeous, but a different type of mountain look. 
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It's not the thing you fling, it's the fling itself.

For my money, one of the best scenes on television in the last 30 years.
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I LOVED this show and this scene, in particular.  If only Netflix would stream this series.
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Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network
A month or so ago, I got to wondering whether there was any way to determine the gender of my LinkedIn network. Surprisingly, LinkedIn doesn't even ask for gender on sign-up, so I couldn't just pull the info directly from LinkedIn. And I didn't need a 100% ...
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Hey Rick, I've known you about 20 years... Am I in your contact list? I can help balance your gender inequality problem. :-) I'd be happy to volunteer. Courtney
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Took this picture of the lupine just outside the entrance to Yosemite National Park yesterday on our way home.
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That was a pretty flowers...ok great
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Have you joined Jet yet? Very interesting take on online shopping. Sign up now to get early access!

https://jet.com/#/ji/cmhhw

(More on Jet's approach via Re/code: http://recode.net/2015/01/09/five-ways-the-guy-behind-diapers-com-plans-to-challenge-amazon-again/)
Email issue. API Type. Endpoint. Method. Request Headers. Request Body. Response Code. Response Headers. Response Body.
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Last moonrise of 2014, over Half Dome. Happy New Year, everyone!
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Happy New Year Rick!
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Most people here already know that G+ does a great job with photos; I just wrote up my latest attempt to centralize all of my family's photos in one place. I'm quite happy with the end result: 75,000 images (50 years worth!) – instantly accessible by phone, computer, and TV. With #AutoAwesome , Stories, and search integration too.
A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s digital photos. Then I remembered the…
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Very nice, I've started doing this myself.
Do you have a particular naming structure? This is the only problem I'm having: Suppose I have a photo of Bill and Ben at the beach, what do I name it? "Bill and Ben at the beach.jpg"? "1.jpg" with a "1.txt" describing it?
I'm leaning towards the latter as it expands better.
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It's things like this that make me amazed that we share an employer.

Congrats +Alan Eustace, this is astounding.
A helium-filled balloon lifted Mr. Eustace to 135,908 feet. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose using a small explosive device, he was on the ground.
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Political junkie. Husband. Partner @ GV. Father of 3. Not in that order.
Introduction
I'm a tech entrepreneur who currently works as a partner at Google Ventures, where I run the Startup Lab. I was previously a product manager at Google, where I worked on YouTube (homepage, social strategy, accounts), Google+ (Google Profiles) and Blogger (monetization, platform, partnerships), and before that I ran the publisher services team at FeedBurner prior to the acquisition by Google.

For a whole lot more detail than you were looking for, I suggest you swing by my CV.
Bragging rights
Barack Obama hung out at my house once.
Education
  • University of Richmond
    JD, Law, 1993 - 1996
  • Lafayette College
    AB, International Affairs & French, 1989 - 1993
  • L'Université de Bourgogne
    Baccalauréat, 1991 - 1991
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Gender
Male
Birthday
October 26
Relationship
Married
Work
Occupation
Partner @ GV
Employment
  • GV
    Partner, 2011 - present
  • YouTube
    Product Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2007 - 2011
  • FeedBurner
    VP, Publisher Services, 2005 - 2007
  • Socialtext
    VP, Business Development, 2004 - 2005
  • Interface Software
    VP, Vertical Markets, 2001 - 2004
  • iManage
    Marketing Director, 1999 - 2001
  • TrialNet
    VP, Business Development, 1997 - 1999
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Currently
Mountain View, CA
Previously
Acton, MA - Maynard, MA - Naperville, IL - Foster City, CA - Easton, PA - Richmond, VA - Bethel, CT - Danville, CA - Dijon, France