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Know thy (Linux) perf tools: http://bit.ly/1t69Uwy - perhaps the most comprehensive overview I've ever come across. 
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I am considering building my own PC. My main objective is a workhorse  workstation to function as a hypervisor that  supports lots of VMs. I am not going to use a baremetal hypervisor. Instead either Windows as the base OS with  virtual Box or VMware as the hypervisor or  Linux with KVM as the hypervisor. Reasonable graphics card with dual monitor support . Not interested in a gaming powerhouse.    Any resources, suggestions, tutorials, recommendations that you can point me to? 
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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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2013 from Google Auto awesome
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Does this T-Rex have a staring problem or is it just us?
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Interesting way to advertise the "Carrie" remake...fun to watch but I wonder what unsuspecting / unknowing customers thought when they experienced it.
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Amazing. In just two weeks, already 50,000 students working through our Developing Android Apps course! Can't wait until they all finish and start publishing awesome new apps in the Play store :)

(Don't forget, if you select "View courseware" you get access to everything at no cost)

Course Link: https://www.udacity.com/course/ud853
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We recently produced a new solutions paper that looks at how to overcome the challenges of deploying large applications in Cloud Platform. Our paper discusses a solution that shows how to use the right tools for different developer expertise, different data storage requirements, batch processing, custom analysis engines, and much more. 

Our sample solution showcases Google App Engine applications written in PHP, Java and Python. We use Google Cloud SQL for storing video metadata, to capitalize on the popularity and reduced learning curve of MySQL, and we store the videos in Google Cloud Storage for speed and scalability. The mobile client is written in Java and runs on Android. Hadoop clusters running on Google Compute Engine analyze and add sentiments to users' comments. And the whole shebang is orchestrated by another App Engine application. To learn how to build a solution like this yourself, get started now by reading all about it. 
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Om nom nom! The Galapagos Giant Tortoises eats on average 32-36 kilos of greens every day. They live over 100 years of age - the longest living vertebrate on earth - so remember to eat your vegetables!

Say hello to more Galapagos Giant Tortoises on #StreetView: http://goo.gl/xowssV
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Principal Engineer, X.commerce Cloud Platform
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  • eBay
    Principal Engineer, 2012 - present
  • Dell
    Storage Software & Solutions Architect, 2010 - 2012
  • Hewlett-Packard
    Senior Software Engineer, 1998 - 2010