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A nice blog post about the #Kubernetes project that I work on.
Google has been running containerized workloads in production for more than a decade. Whether it's service jobs like web front-ends and stateful servers, infrastructure systems like Bigtable and Spanner, or batch frameworks l...
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For the first time ever I watched Doctor Who (8, Capaldi) with one of my kids (my nine year old boy, the almost 12 year old girl is not up for it). I grew up as a huge Doctor Who fan (esp. Baker) and I suspect the only reason I did a PhD was so I could be called "Doctor". I've found all the re-booted Doctors to be disappointing but after watching just one Capaldi episode I think my faith might restored. The boy approves too and I suspect we will be in the thick of it for the next week or so as we devour series 8. It's much easier for me to related to an older, wrinkly, gray haired Doctor with a Scottish accent and an attitude problem.
Adventures in Space and Time.
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The variance of the quality has gone up. I think the best half-dozen or so Dr Who episodes ever have been since the reboot. And they are way better than anything from the old days. But most episodes are much worse.
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Two wonderful heroes fighting for love in a cold climate.
 
'Being gay in the south is just being brave': Alabama couple fight back against discriminationhttp://bit.ly/gayinthesouth

Shanté Wolf-Sisson, 21, and Tori Wolfe-Sisson, 24, were the first couple to marry when same-sex marriage became legal in Alabama on February 9. 
Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://is.gd/subscribeguardian Same-sex marriage may soon become the law of the land in after the US supreme court hears oral arguments next week, but the fight for equal rights for gay people promises to be long and bitter.

#gaymarriage   #gayrights   #alabama   #supremecourt  
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As +Shriram Krishnamurthi pointed out I drew an incorrect conclusion from my (multiple!) readings of the last journal entry about Paul Hudak. However, my thoughts are still very much with him and his family.
Check out this CaringBridge website, where you'll find the latest updates, a planner for organizing hands-on help and a place for Guestbook messages of love, hope and compassion.
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This is the beside table reading that +Stephanie Weirich and +Steve Zdancewic left for me in the guest room. I guess I should not really be that surprised. I will be sure to leave a #Python book on their beside table when they come to visit us.
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One of the better X-books.
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At a dinner with research peers we were asked by the waiter about wine and someone said "Let the gray haired guy pick". I am clearly getting too old for this game. Perhaps it is time to pack it in. It makes me very sad.
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Hey, at least you have hair, dude.
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Sous vide rack of lamb Spoons-style. +spoons​
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5 gallon kettle targets the somewhat unusual 3.5 gallon ferments. My parents constructed this based on electricbrewery.com but for a 20 amp circuit.
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I think this is what David Bowie meant when he sang "Heroes".
 
Okay, this is awesome. A complete transistor level simulation of the 6502 processor, done via a process that involves melting the cover of the chip with 200°F hot sulfuric acid to expose the die, taking 72 microscope images, stitching then together to make a 342Mpixel image, and then finding polygons that represent wires and transistor to then emulate the whole thing in software.

The slides from the SIGGRAPH talk are great:
http://www.visual6502.org/docs/6502_in_action_14_web.pdf
Visual Transistor-level Simulation of the 6502 CPU and other chips! Welcome to Visual6502.org! Here we'll slowly but surely present our small team's effort to preserve, study, and document historic computers. We aim to present our work in a visual, intuitive manner for education and inspiration, ...
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As a life long #Labour  supporter I feel I need to vote for someone else yet I can't find a sensible alternative. #Conservative  (heartless bastards that only care about the haves and not the have nots), #LiberalDemocrat  (willing to throw out any principle to get into government), #SNP  (not standing in Cambridge and I would never vote for people that want to break up my home), #UKIP  (some interesting policies but stuffed with racists), #Green  (I would love to vote for a proper Green party but the UK Green party make UKIP look sensible). What is an Asian supposed to do?  In the UK the term "Asian" includes Indians (unlike the use of term in the USA).
Nearly a quarter of Asian voters do not know which party they will support at the general election, according to a BBC survey.
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Someone asked me tonight how much an #ASPLOS  paper costs. I replied "How much does it cost or how much is it worth?". How not to win friends and influence people.
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Programmer.

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Pretty sure I have almost every pop CD sold in the 80s.
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Software engineer.
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2012 - present
  • University of Birmingham
    Professor (part time), 2010 - present
  • Microsoft
    Principal Architect and Researcher, 2004 - 2011
  • XIlinx
    Prinicpal Engineer, 1997 - 2004
  • University of Glasgpw
    Lecturer, 1991 - 1997
  • VLSI Technology
    Engineer, 1992 - 1992
  • British Telecom
    Engineer (various projects), 1991 - 1995
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Glasgow - Bracknell - Ipswich - London - San Jose - Portland, Oregon - Seattle - Sophia Antipolis - Cambridge, England - Punjab, India - Palo Alto, California
I had an excellent coffee and a wonderful gluten-free lemon cake (thankfully they have a separate GF spatula). My daughter devoured a croissant which she declared "excellent" which makes a change from the usual croissants in the USA which taste like machine oil.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Ordered a takeout (carry out) from an Indian restaurant in Mountain View and I went to great pains to explain that I need the food to be gluten-free and I even called the restaurant back when there were a few fried potato-based chips on top of one of the chicken dishes (perhaps fried in the same oil as other gluten containing things like samosas). Despite the chef's assurances I am now in a great deal of pain and discomfort. This is not a gluten-free restaurant and although the food was very tasty I will have to cross it off the (very short) list of restaurants worth risking.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This turned out to be an excellent spot for lunch during our trip down the coast. I went with my wife and two young kids (ages 6 and 9). The kids had very good burgers and got free ice cream for finishing their plates (as advertised on the menu). My wife and I both the tomato bisque and BLT sandwich combo which was also very good. Service was also very good and the ambiance was nice.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I picked Robin's because of the high overall score and some of the positive reviews. I dined with my wife and two young children (ages 6 and 9). Things got off to a rocky start when they seated us in the patio area rather than inside the nice and lovely and warm restaurant (most of the pictures on the restaurant website are of the actual inside). Normally I would not mind too much, but this is November and it was quite cold outside and the table we were given was in quite a cold and drafty spot. We expressed our concern and we were offered a couple of undesirable sounding tables inside but I sensed they preferred us to ghettoized in the patio area because we have kids (all the interior diners were kid free). I can't say I appreciate this kind of apartheid. I've dined with my daughter in multi-Michelin-starred restaurants and she typically behaves better than many of the adults. After having put our jackets back on we finally ordered and found the food to be quite good although quite expensive for what it is. We had spicy minced lamb spring rolls [7/10] and chicken satay [8/10] for starters and rogan josh [7/10] and a 5-spice duck dish [5/10] as mains and the kids had pasta [8/10] and pizza [7/10] and they also wolfed down the remaining duck that we gave up on. We all had dessert (all items very good) and a $50 bottle of wine (which was rather good, Heretic I think, from Paso Robles).Service was quite good. I feel the tables were packed too close together. My 6 year old son moves around a little bit in his seat (overall he is quite well behaved) but occasionally he bangs against the seat behind him (just a few mm away) so we had to injure the ire and stares or a fellow diner who would not even acknowledge our accept our apology which left a bad taste in our mouth (of course, not the restaurant's fault, but a few more mm of separation would help). Although the food was good, I am not sure the price vs. performance ratio was right so I am not sure if I would return.
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Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
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Excellent food with many gluten-free items. Very good service and nice ambiance. Everything we ordered was at least very good: mussels with a spicy broth, dates wrapped in bacon, lamb sliders, marinated lamb skewers, seafood and chorizo paella and garlic bread. There were even two excellent gluten-free desserts. The fries were marked on the menu as being gluten-free -- but they are not since they are fried in the same oil as other items containing gluten.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed a year ago
We had a wonderful meal at Commonwealth restaurant in November 2012. We started off with an amuse bouche which comprised a few small cubes of some tuna-esque fish in some preparation I can't recall although I do remember my rvery positive eaction and it was served with a fairly dry Cava [9/10]. The first course of the tasting menu was venison tartare, huckleberry horseradish, arugula, juniper cracker served with a glass of frappato (Tami, '11, Sicily, Italy). The horseradish was dotted on the venison as small spheres and it gave a lovely spicy bite to the venison which was well match with the peppery wine [10/10]. The second course was perhaps the weakest (relatively speaking): octopus, almond gazpacho, bone marrow, saffron-preserved lemon emulsion served with a disgusting glass of chenin blanc (Domaine Deletang, dem-secm '07 Montlouis-Sur-Loire, France). It looked fabulous on the plate and the octopus was very nicely charred and fairly tender. The octopus was too cold for my liking (lukewarm is perfectly for charred octopus but I think cold is wrong) and the other bis and bites on the plate did not come together to make a coherent dish. The wine was too sour for my taste and the food. [6/10]. The third course was beets, fromage blanc, pumpernickel, watercress, sorrel, smokey hay oil (really, I am not making this up) with a glass of tempranillo (JC Vizcarra, '09 RIbera del Duero, Spain). The beets were cooked in several different ways and the combination with soft fromage blance and the bite of the pumpernickel worked very well and the temperanillio was an excellent accompaniment. Susan does not usually like beets (beetroot) but even she cleaned her plate. Each course had a convincing explanation of why the matching wine was chosen. [8/10]. Another highlight of the evening were the sweetbreads, asian pear, brussel sprout, celery root-chestnut veloute servered with a glass of pinot noir (Alghren Vineyards, '09 Santa Cruz Mountains, California). These were by far the best sweetbreads I have ever eaten: they were very soft and delicately flavored and they had a gorgeous light crust which gave them a very satisfying crunch. Utterly devine. The match with the root-chestnut veloute was inspired and the small hard balls of asian pear added a wonderful sweet touch to the soft sweetbreads. The pinot noir had a wonderful slightly musky aroma and was very well matched to the dish. [10/10]. The fifth dish was carrot-orange sorbet served with ginger soda. The carrot favor was very intense (and I suspect the carrots were not peeled which lead to a nice earthy taste). The ginger soda was also very good but I am sure it was also 0% ABV. [7/10]. The last dish was a spectacular dessert: peanut butter semifreddo, chocolate ganache, frozen popcorn served with a glass of tawny port (Niepoort, Duro, Portugal). It tasted like a head on collision between an ice-choc and a snickers bar with stunning results. I often find that even in fancy restaurants desserts are not made to the same quality as the preceding dishes but this is absolutely not the case at Commonwealth. It is worth coming here just to eat this dessert. The tawny port was a nice match but this dish was so outstanding that you could have it without wine and not loose much. [10/10].
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago