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Two new species of vividly marked peacock spiders have been discovered in southeast Queensland, Australia—this one nicknamed 'Sparklemuffin'.
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Growing up, one stair pic at a time
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Time flys. Thanks for reminding us how fast it goes by. 
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Running down this street, listening to this song... Yellow Everywhere 
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Better than running down the street with yellow underwear.
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Magical days
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Pho.  It's what's for breakfast.
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Whoa, that looks delicious! 
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I wonder if "OK Google" understands slurred speach?
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Because it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere: Cocktail recipes now served on Google Search
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I love watching this team keep at it, making sparks until they've fanned a fire
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Who says 6th grade basketball games can't be exciting?

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Congrats +Brian Glick!
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[SF Bay Area Storm links - expand below]
If you’re a weather watching geek like me, any system that brings with it higher than normal precipitation and winds will be super interesting to you.. especially in the weather-boring San Francisco Bay Area.  The storm that’s arriving on our doorstep later this evening is a once in a decade or so thing.. so I’m watching closely!  :)  

People from outside the area will scoff (and so did I when I first arrived here from Ontario, Canada) but heavy amounts of rain and wind have significant impact to a ground surface area that don't get either in extreme doses very often.  That includes fragile trees/limbs and waterways that fill up fast.  I've come to appreciate the impact and no longer compare it to other areas.    

Here are the sites I have fired up in Chrome and I’m sharing them here:

Weather Underground Map [] - Tons of weather station data, webcams, radar etc that you can toggle on and off.  You can pretty much camp out on this mashup throughout the storm. is also a great weather site, powered by NOAA. 

Google Crisis Response Map [] - This map is the best place to see all official alerts (eg: National Weather Service), see Red Cross shelters if they end up being set up and community storm reports.  

Google Public Alerts [] - Clearinghouse for National Weather Service Alerts for Northern California.  When you go through to specific alert pages, tweets and news for that specific alert are also shown.

NWSBay Official Twitter account [] - National Weather Service San Francisco and Monterey Bay area.  Super geeky, TONS of data posted here.  

NOAA Real time river flood info and forecasts [
USGS WaterWatch []

+NBC Bay Area *meteorologists to follow*: +Rob Mayeda, [Jeff Ranieri:]. Local video, maps on NBC Bay Area Weather site as well!

Twitter "BayAreaStorm" hashtag: []
*Google+ equivalent: #BayAreaStorm   

Super cool wind direction visualizer [] - Pure eye candy, nothing else.  :)  [via +Alex Roux]

Have I missed any?  

Another tip: Go on to your city/municipality’s website and email yourself a few links to things like Utility Outages [eg here: for Palo Alto].  This can end up being a lot easier to search down from your computer than on mobile if you’ve lost your electricity.  Also searching terms on Twitter like “outage yourcitynamehere” are good as well to see official accounts of municipalities or public utilities tweeting updates.  

Enjoy the storm - should be fun to experience together!  
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Co-Founder & VP Product, Pencil Networks
  • Pencil Networks
    Co-founder & VP Product, 2013 - present
  • Google+
    Sr. Product Manager, 2011 - 2013
  • Google
    Google Apps Partner Lead, 2006 - 2011
  • JotSpot
    Director Developer Relations
  • UC Berkeley
    Industry Fellow, Center for Document Engineering
  • Inovie Software
  • Peregrine Systems
    Software Engineer
  • NCR
    Software Engineer
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San Francisco, CA - San Diego, CA - Lexington, MA - Dorrington, CA
Co-founder & VP Product Pencil Networks, dad at home, and music & big tree lover 24/7
I’m a technology entrepreneur, product manager, and evangelist currently at Pencil Networks, a company I co-founded with Yogesh Sharma. Pencil aims to be the easiest way for parents to connect, organize and fundraise. We believe more involved parents, active school communities, and streamlined communications can have a huge impact on the development of children and the prosperity of communities.

Previously I spent ~7 years at Google where I founded the Google Apps partner program, launched and grew the Google Apps Marketplace, and launched Google+ Sign-In.

I joined Google through the acquisition of JotSpot, where I was an early employee and ran developer relations and partnerships. JotSpot was a wiki application platform that became Google Sites. 

Before JotSpot, I founded collaboration software startup Inovie Software, where I was CTO and product manager. We sold a web-based collaboration suite called TeamCenter and bootstrapped to 120+ customers and a couple million dollars in revenue before being acquired by SDRC, a public software company in the PLM space.

I kicked off my working days as a software engineer at Peregrine Systems and NCR, where I developed enterprise network management software and hacked UNIX internals. I’ve also been a lecturer at UC Berkeley's iSchool in the area of XML and e-business.

A techie at heart, I was a PhD student in Computer Science at UC San Diego for a few years. I ultimately dropped out with a Masters after my 6,000 mile motorcycle trip across the US convinced me to pursue entrepreneurship instead of academia :)

Specialties: Entrepreneurship, Product Management and Strategy, Developer Programs, Partner Programs, Strategic Alliances, Software Development Management, Software Architecture, Product Marketing, Collaboration Software.
  • University of California, San Diego
    Computer Science Masters
  • University of California, San Diego
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  • Lexington High School
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