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Toru Maesaka
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On a roll: Setup Nagios, Route 53, build DB slaves and deal with CVE-2014-0160. All in one day (more like half a day).
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URL of what you've been busy building the last half year or it didn't happen :]
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Mission accomplished. Three digits.
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what!?
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I read an article a couple of years ago in which a Japanese executive explained why he thought software engineering wasn’t popular in Japan. “A samurai would never write software,” he said. The idea was that Monozukuri, or the proud Japanese tradition of making things, wasn’t as relevant when it came to creating relative intangibles like software and services.

Japan’s math and science curriculum is the envy of the world, but it suffers from a shortage of high-skill young computer science professionals. The truth is, you can’t produce great hardware without great software. And you can’t produce great software without great programmers.

So I’m proud to be in Tokyo today to announce that we’re donating 5,000 Raspberry Pi to reach out to 25,000 students—and partnering with CANVAS to help teachers teach their students using the credit-card-sized mini-PC.
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So you're not a samurai!? Color me disappointed....
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マンチカン親子の母の愛。
http://youtu.be/gkrgRfDcIYw

マンチカンの子猫を必死に愛する母の姿。と思いきや・・・。



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なんだこれー!可愛すぎでしょ( Д ) ゚ ゚とくにやられっぱなしの子ひどく可愛い!!ふわふわ( ´∀`)
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仕事の邪魔をされたの巻
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「眠りの邪魔すんなよ。」
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Seeing this was a great way to end the night!
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Only 15 years...
 
15 years ago (on Feb 1st, 1999) I first set foot in a Google datacenter. Well, not really -- in the Google cage in the Exodus datacenter in Santa Clara.  Larry had led me there for a tour (I wasn't an employee yet) and it was my first time in any datacenter.  And you couldn't really "set foot" in the first Google cage because it was tiny (7'x4', 2.5 sqm) and filled with about 30 PCs on shelves.  a1 through a24 were the main servers to build and serve the index and c1 through c4 were the crawl machines.

By that time we already had a second cage, immediately adjacent, that was about 3x larger and contained our first four racks, each containing 21 machines named d1-42 and f1-42 (don't ask me what happened to the b and e racks, I don't know).  I don't recall who manufactured d and f but they were trays with a single large motherboard and a Pentium II CPU.  (Later, the g rack would be the first corkboard rack.)

Some interesting details from the order:

- Yep, a megabit cost $1200/month and we had to buy two, an amount we didn't actually reach until the summer of 1999.  (At the time, 1 Mbps was roughly equivalent to a million queries per day.)

- You'll see a second line for bandwidth, that was a special deal for crawl bandwidth.  Larry had convinced the sales person that they should give it to us for "cheap" because it's all incoming traffic, which didn't require any extra bandwidth for them because Exodus traffic was primarily outbound.

- Note the handwritten "3 20 Amps in DC" change to the standard order form.  At the time, DC space was sold per square foot, and we always tried to get as much power with it as possible because that's what actually mattered.

- This particular building was one of the first colocation facilities in Silicon Valley.  Our direct neighbor was eBay, a bit further away was a giant cage housing DEC / Altavista, and our next expansion cage was directly adjacent to Inktomi.  The building has long since been shut down. 
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man this is genuine ^_^
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Smooooooth!
 
One of the things I often need-but-don't-have quick access to is a simple month calendar that'll let me look up days of the week for dates in the future. While there were some decent month calendar widgets on Google Play, I really wanted one that was really really simple and that fit stock Android's already clean aesthetic. After about an hour in Android Studio this morning and another hour just now (yes, widgets are really easy to write), it's pretty much done! While I can't share the code just yet, here's a quick preview of what it looks like.

Also on dribbble: http://dribbble.com/shots/1166113-Month-Calendar-Widget

#AndroidDesign  
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