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Google IO 2016Google IO 2016 TL;DR: take-aways Google IO 2016 felt very much like “Google IO beta” So many changes from last year’s formula seem to have resulted in a bit of chaos Many attendees seemed really upset about lack of freebies, even though it makes perfect sense for Google to shift the incentives...
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Important posts about the myth of the "real" programming language, and negative outcomes from language-shaming other developers:
- http://blog.aurynn.com/86/contempt-culture
- http://www.drmaciver.com/2015/12/on-criticizing-programming-languages/

Other languages sucked, the people using them were losers or stupid, if they would just use a real language, such as the one we used, everything...
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Just spent 3 hours here, and could spend a few more just fine. Pretty educational and inspirational way to chill out before flying home tonight.
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+Dor Kleiman​ that's in the bay area, so basically at the end of the trip, so sure!
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Having a guava margarita and dinner :D
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I wish Australia had squirrels. So much cuter than possums and drop bears.
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It's okay. Crisis averted. I have located a tea station at #io16, and this Moroccan mint smells amazing.
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I read Trial of the Clone by Zach Weinersmith during some of my long flights last week:
https://breadpig.myshopify.com/collections/everything/products/trial-of-the-clone-paperback

This book is interactive. It's sort of like a choose-your-own-adventure, and also a bit like a pen-and-paper-roleplaying-game.

I didn't actually manage to finish it, but I did get up to Act 3 at least 4 times. I focused on the medic and engineer professions for those attempts. Next time I think I'll try the fighter.

There are multiple zany and absurd stories contained within. Good fun. I got this from a Secret Santa last year, and I want to say "thanks" again if you're out there somewhere. :)

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No money? No problem! Spreading the word helps breadpig soar! Trial of the Clone is the very first full-length book by Zach Weinersmith (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Snowflakes). It's a choosable pathway gamebook that allows you to navigate through over 500 scenes and thousands of ...
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Trying something called "chicken fried steak". Looks and smells delicious!
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*Google #io16 Attendee Commandments*

1. Thou shalt say "please" and "thank you", and generally treat all human beings with basic courtesy. Not sure if this is just a USA thing, or whether I'm some sort of finishing-school nut job, but hardly anyone seemed to say "thanks" this week, especially to catering staff.

2. Thou shalt never cut in line. I saw this happen at least twice this week. I didn't press the matter due to the code of conduct: I'd get kicked out for anything smelling like harassment. But I did catch myself viewing new attendees on the scene and innocent passers-by with suspicion. As though all my lining up in the harsh sunlight could be all for naught due to someone else's self-entitlement syndrome.

3. Thou shalt put your smartphone on silent or vibrate during a session. This is entirely disrespectful and distracting. What the heck is wrong with these people!?!? I acknowledge that I am an awful person deserving of punishment, due to committing this grave sin in the past.

4. Thou shalt not litter. I was especially shocked to see this in California, so I'm assuming the sinners I observed were not locals. The janitorial staff are not your slaves, and this planet is not your toilet.

Anyhow, I think I've published enough proof of my irascible nature for one day. I already feel better. Venting complete!
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I was assured that it was not shameful for an adult to order a hot chocolate :D Interesting idea here: a spacious open workspace for cafe customers
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Lines and lines and lines. Heavily penalised for changing session streams (already missed 1). It's the Disney Land experience at #io16. :S

Now I need to optimise the rest of my schedule for minimal movement, instead of maximum interest / value.
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Aussie credit card in the USA: some merchant terminals charge as a cash advance (which I block) instead of normal credit account charges. :S
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I'm a technology enthusiast, and I believe fiercely in open source.
I describe myself on Twitter as a "JavaScript jockey, Google fan, Android apologist". I admire hardware designed by Apple and Sony, although Google and Microsoft tend to have much better online services.

I find software development very satisfying, with web technology being particularly fast-paced and exciting.
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