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Scott Winberg
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Interesting.  Yahoo bound?
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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I, for one, am very grateful for an alternative to facepuke
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Now the song is stuck in my head.
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Ours is mostly a destroyer.

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"What kind of pooper is your dog?" 

Hilarious. 

Like the mutt she is, Minnie is a mix of Destroyer, Controller, and Wanderer, 
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and the wanderer and the controller 
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ahahah you found that too
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Still amazing.
 
You know, because we can.

Here's a pic of a car on Mars driving, zapping, and drilling the surface, taken by an orbiter traveling overhead, that is then sent via radio waves to giant dishes on Earth that pick out the signal from the noise of the universe and put it on the web.

Look at that beautiful rover and those delicate tracks.

(More: http://www.uahirise.org/releases/msl-kimberley.php)
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First tequila that I have had in about 25 years. Go big or go home! 
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Was just there over the weekend. Got to love hanging out in Old Town
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I don't take selfies often, but when I do, it's for +NASA  

#globalselfie  http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/globalselfie/#.U1Z0P61dVho#g 
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Well Happy Earth Day Mr. Winberg.
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Nice vette pulled up by us as we ate our ice cream. 
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Right outside of Scrumptious. Nice car. There were a couple of older cars cruising there too.
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Throwback to the early 90's.  My friend and I rode our motorcycles down to southern Colorado to see the sights.

#throwbackthursday
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A bunch of the guys I work with fought that fire.  It was sad to see their pictures of the destruction.
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Photoshpere from this weekend.
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