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Robert Hamilton
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Mobile obsessed product manager, lapsed stand-up comedian.
Mobile obsessed product manager, lapsed stand-up comedian.

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Ah yes, the lure of a return to a simpler G+; one without friends, foes, trolls or users.
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I have been learning Python; I mostly like it.

Some of the documentation is verbose. Here's an example: "The rules for time adjustment across the world are more political than rational, change frequently, and there is no standard suitable for every application aside from UTC."

This could be put more concisely (not to mention helpfully) as: "When it comes to timezones you're on your own."

Python manages to feel like a language from the future that's trapped in the past.

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Clearly it's important to learn about computers, maths and magnets.
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Improv comedy time... I'm taking part in Panelized on March 1st in San Francisco.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panelized-tickets-20875027770?aff=pfcal has tickets and there'll be time for catching up after the show :)

"Panelized is an interactive and comedic panel discussion where the so-called experts on stage have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Literally. With an audience member actually keeping score, the panelists better figure out how to make their points. Panelized plays on the first Tuesday of each month with a variety of rotating panelists and moderators from comedy, tech and wherever we can dig up mouthy, funny people."

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Red Rabbit is celebrating its fourth anniversary today - congrats to +Sonny Mayugba​ and the whole team.

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Comedy fans in San Francisco...this is for you :)

We're just one day way away from the event people are calling somewhat smaller and less expensive than the Superbowl. PANELIZED is an improvised panel discussion, with an audience member keeping score LIVE! Discounted TICKETS still available.

https://www.facebook.com/events/949163531787490/

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Comedy time. Tomorrow evening (Thursday) in San Francisco, I'll be part of Panelized. What's that?

It's an interactive and comedic panel discussion where the experts on stage have absolutely no idea what they're talking about. Literally.

I will be one such clueless expert - come along and have fun :)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1630114367241125/

PS I have some free tickets to share

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For anyone wondering if I have assimilated too far into American culture, I should point out that I did not use the word "gotten" at any point during my conversation with the journalist. For the further avoidance of doubt, I am not an embattled office worker.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/powerpoint-karaoke-brings-stress-relief-to-silicon-valleys-embattled-office-workers-1426728632?mod=e2fb

#speechless

PS http://www.speechlesslive.com/ is happening in San Francisco this evening. I am going along but not performing.

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Today is my last day at Google. Almost every one of the 2,790 days of my time as a Googler were great fun, not least because we got to do things like this:

http://gizmodo.com/5231976/new-version-of-google-mobile-iphone-app-features-added-ninja

I'm off to work on a new project which I expect will be at least as much fun. It may even contain a ninja.

Thank you to everyone at Google for making it the best big place to be.

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Festivities open with some freshly made egg nog.
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