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Liz Fong-Jones
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It turns out that your security questions are easily guessable. Get u2f, seriously.
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+Glenn Willen I've done it. It's great fun. Trust me on this.
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Current mood.

(ach, this isn't subtitled. for people who can't consume this video, it's the "are we out of the woods" refrain from Taylor Swift's latest album)
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I wanted to gush about +Pill Pack Pharmacy now that I've been using their product for 6+ weeks.

I have not missed a single dose of hormones in 6 weeks. For people who know how disorganized I am, this is pretty much nothing short of a miracle. And because +Misty the Samoyed's medication is on the same schedule and I'm reminded indirectly to give her meds at the same time, she hasn't missed a medication dose in 6 weeks.

No more running out of one medication or another and procrastinating going to the pharmacy to refill, no need to fill a pill tracker, no shoving pill bottles in my backpack if I'm running late and then forgetting to take them out later; instead, just the confidence that I am in fact taking my medications the way I'm supposed to. And they even will add OTC medications like generic Allegra etc. during allergy season to make taking those easy to remember too!

It costs the same copay as a regular physical pharmacy - it's not as cheap as the 3-month mail order pharmacy options, but is such a great product that it's well worth the money.
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"we handle schedule III, IV and V drugs but not schedule II"

what a shame, schedule II are the best ones of them all
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Temporary profile name change to test something, should be back to normal in a day or two.
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+Liz Fong-Jones So… what'd you (d|r)educe? :P
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In the department of ambiguous, unfortunate headlines: "Germanwings CEO: Americans on board crashed flight"

Because 'were' was left out between 'Americans' and 'on board', it's possible to read 'crashed' as an action verb instead of a deverbal adjective.
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(and more generally as "garden path sentences" http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=204)
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This tool is amazing at Google. You want it for your personal projects.
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Welcome to google, where we build the world in 2 minutes to display helpshort :-)
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If you read one thing today, read the #hometovote  hashtag on Twitter. It will fill you with feels.
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Time flies incredibly fast as my move approaches. What started off as a medium-term event 3+ months out has become imminent.

I count a few more days this week in Camberville, then a week in NYC apartment hunting, a week and a half of work as usual in Boston, and then a week of oncall. And then we'll be making the final drive down to NYC the weekend of June 6. My start date on Bigtable SRE (after about a week to unpack and settle in) is June 15. The house should be sold around June 30.

If you want to see me before I go, you don't have many chances left...
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Best of luck to you
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The combination of a dog that has learned exactly how to get the attention of sleeping humans if she is hungry, thirsty, or needs to go out, a 30+ minute attention span towards same, and medication that makes her perpetually hungry and thirsty is not a good one. Getting sleep in 2 hour stretches punctuated by 30 minutes of relentless dogging before she finally gives up is really draining :(

Unlike humans, dogs cannot reason about their mental state and think 'I am hungry but that is not actually true, and I am not actually in danger of dying if I don't eat'. Therefore every hunger pang really is an emergency requiring a human to solve, and I am not sure there is a way to train my dog to resign herself to feeling hungry all the time and not bug me without also aversively training her to never solicit help from humans with needing to go pee outside.
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Yeah. that sounds about right. Similar reaction while in the car indicates barrier issues. The question them becomes, how to deal with it. I don't recall if we've had another dog here yet, but we've certainly had them at my old place.
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Wow. Driving while black, except taken to a whole other terrible level :(
 
This is appalling.  Absolutely appalling.  I hope she'll be able to find justice.
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+Liz Fong-Jones exactly - messages must be sent and at as painful a level as possible
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"I go to UVA" isn't just a statement of fact, it's a magical rhetorical talisman, it's a message to cops, to racist townies, to store owners and even visiting old alumni that you are one of the "good ones."

It means you're protected — I could be a star athlete, or have rich parents, or be on student council, you can't just treat me like any other black person living in Charlottesville. In your gut you know it feels awful to use, playing into this trope, especially surrounded by white kids whose behavior is often worse than yours, who are oblivious to the invisible protection that UVA provides.

"I go to UVA" is a nasty little golden ticket, born of a frothy mix of classism and institutional racism, and it's doled out to only those certain African Americans that ventured into the hallowed white spaces deemed off limits just a generation before (UVA didn't integrate until 1972). I used it exactly twice, once while being harassed by a shop owner at a store across the street from where Martese Johnson was beaten, and once more when I was being stared down by a cop that pulled me over. ❞
Journalists, pundits and authors love to claim how "hard" it is for them to write certain stories.Sometimes this is just a cheap emotional trick to...
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+Adam Liss​ amen to that; well said
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Course 6-3, 2012 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Special Student (Course 6), 2010 - 2011
  • California Institute of Technology
    Bio/CS, 2005 - 2008
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Elizabeth Fong, Zhen Fong, Lizthegrey, Liz Fong-Jones
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Introduction
I make your intertubes work (or more specifically, bits and pieces of Google). Also a feminist, trans rights advocate, disability rights ally, social justice activist, and occasionally a sex-positive blogger and poster of vegan food porn. Veteran of the #nymwars.

Obligatory disclaimer: opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.

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Work
Occupation
Site Reliability Engineer
Employment
  • Google
    Senior Site Reliability Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Senior Software Engineer (part-time), 2012 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    TA (6.035/Sp2012, 6.172/Fa2012), LA (6.042/Sp2012), UROP (Su2012), 2012 - 2012
  • Google
    Senior Site Reliability Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2008 - 2011
  • Three Rings Design
    Technical Operations Manager, 2005 - 2007
  • College Preparatory Mathematics
    Systems Administrator, 2003 - 2005
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Brooklyn, NY
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Somerville, MA - Oakland, CA - Pasadena, CA - Santa Clara, CA
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