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I wrote another blog post with a bunch of pictures about the Steve Jobs movie. This one is about when I got to hang out while they filmed the Mac intro.
A few weeks after visiting the "Steve Jobs" production office, I got to watch some actual filming. The Mac was introduced at Flint Center in Cupertino in 1984. In the movie, Flint Center got to play itself. The place was nice...
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Hey, the Steve Jobs movie called. They didn't want me for my acting.
Last January the Steve Jobs movie came to town and called me up. I was leaving work one day when I got a phone call from a guy named Todd Marks. He said he was on the crew of a new movie about Steve Jobs. He said they're film...
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Wow! Thanks for posting this. What a great look behind the scenes.
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It's exhibition football season! Time for my annual tradition of watching the first two plays of the first game and then falling asleep on the couch.
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Choked me up. Well done.

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This is happening in my office right now. :)
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OMG DOGGIES!!
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Can you name these four guys?
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That's Brian Wilson with the dark shirt
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When layoffs happen, there's plenty of press about the companies and their strategies. Never very much about the people. Great heartfelt post by +Louis Gray.
 
Layoffs and Loyalty in a Liquid Valley
/via +louisgray.com  #siliconvalley   #business  

Today, Twitter announced job cuts impacting 336 employees. I've been in a front row seat for multiple rounds of layoffs before. I've been laid off before. It's emotionally draining, and there's a tug of war for loyalty between the company and employee that never truly ends until you separate. Here are some of the stories from my experience. 
Layoffs Are Painful. Even if the X Doesn’t Land on You (Image: Dreamstime) In seventeen years of work in Silicon Valley, I’ve only left a job by choice once — in 2011, when I made the jump from being a partner at my own con...
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For my geeky friends who are interested in OnHub, there's some good stuff in the online help here: https://support.google.com/onhub
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Don't worry. He'll be awesome once the World Series starts. http://www.overthemonster.com/2015/8/13/9146967/red-sox-pablo-sandoval-uh-oh
Pablo Sandoval is having a rough year at the plate. Is it a fluke, or should we expect this kind of performance for the next four years?
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Today I learned cool stuff about the actress who played T'Pau on Star Trek. I learned it by reading one of my own posts that I had forgotten. Terrible memory FTW.
 
Celia Lovsky played T'Pau on Star Trek, told Edward G. Robinson the truth about Soylent Green, and (in real life) was married to Peter Lorre.
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The old story that the giant glove at AT&T Park contains women's underwear has been confirmed. On to the next mystery.

#SFGiants  

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After the Giants’ three World Series runs and the subsequent media exposure, the humongous glove behind the AT&T Park bleachers might be the sports world’s best-known sculpture of an object. “This model was, for me, the most sculpturally interesting, so we made a mold of it and put it in the presentation model, and everybody loved that mitt,” he said, still unaware of the difference between a mitt and a glove. “Jack Bair’s father’s mitt has fiv...
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  • Google
    Technical Writer, 2005 - present
  • Microsoft
    1996 - 2003
  • General Magic
    1990 - 1996
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    1983 - 1990
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I've been a Googler since 2005. I used to work at Apple, Microsoft, General Magic, and a few other places. I like cool tech. I'm an explainer. I like big books and I cannot lie.

I write true tales of Silicon Valley at http://witlesstohistory.com.
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