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in seattle...listening to nirvana on the radio. bliss.
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Nice dude, yeah, I totally would have got up with you if I knew. What are you doing in Seattle?

I'll probably be back up there again around Feb.

Go add my regular g+ account, too.
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I'd be very happy if someone wrote a gateway between FB and G+
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every day i'm shufflin'
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Yesterday I wrote a little bit about public opinion, and how it's a "filter" for most people -- an idea that grows and becomes popular tells us what to pay attention to. Popular opinion affects our opinion and subconsciously (some might say insidiously) influences our behavior. Google is an amazing company. If the average non-techie knew even 1% of the things going on behind the scenes, they'd be floored. But the average Joe does not know. My sense is that Google was never truly seen as an "exciting" or "sexy" company to the average Joe.

Yes, technical people admired Google. But to non-techies, Google just works. It does what you want it do. And its design and utility is so straightforward and, well, utilitarian, it's kinda just "there." You use electricity everyday -- it's absolutely critical to everything you do, but you don't think much about the company that supplies the power to you.

With Google+, we're in the beginning phases of a sea change. G+ is going to affect the way people appreciate and think about Google. Put simply, G+ is going to make Google "sexy" to the average person. Pundits & investors have already recognized the excitement around this new "Google." That's where that $45 billion dollar increase in market cap just came from. (http://tcrn.ch/qHca93) And that stock market excitement is forming a virtuous circle with the excitement of the G+ project itself.

The good feeling for Google is going to grow. It's going to spread beyond tech circles, and Google may have something of the Apple aura, if it can continue down this path. People are going to love Google like they never loved it before. People are going to hang on their product announcements the way they never did before. Larry Page and Sergey, if they so choose, will start to be seen more like a Steve Jobs than a Bill Gates. And all of this is not just because G+ is addicting (which it is). It's because G+ is about people and community. It's a celebration of our very existence, in a more obvious way than "organizing the world's information" ever was.

Google is sexy now. And I'm loving it.

P.S. If you're interested in reading about some of the amazing things "behind the scenes" at Google, I'd reccommend you pick up Steven Levy's "In the Plex". (http://amzn.to/ovS5Rr) It's an important book, at an important time. Levy has followed the Google story since 1999. and has had uncommon access to people throughout every level of the company.
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Seriously misses the days of his T1 being fast.
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Nope, it wasn't copper. I saw them stringing the fiber along the power poles/cables then ran the fiber to my apartment. Next they had to drill a hole in the concrete for the fiber to go through. I then watched the tech terminate the end of the fiber cable and connect it up to the fiber modem. So, yes it was for sure Fiber! And it was fast as hell too! The fastest I saw was from an FTP server in mainland Japan and I downloaded a 4GB ISO file at 16 Mega Bytes (no not bits) a second!
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Long Live Ritchie!
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I just heard that, after a long illness, Dennis Ritchie (dmr) died at home this weekend. I have no more information.

I trust there are people here who will appreciate the reach of his contributions and mourn his passing appropriately.

He was a quiet and mostly private man, but he was also my friend, colleague, and collaborator, and the world has lost a truly great mind.
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going to Seattle on Sunday, LA on Thursday. I need a good taco.
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I'm really upset that Google decided my domain email account was no longer my primary account, and now a @Gmail.com must be.
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I just had an error creating a circle with 570 people in it. Has anyone else had problems like this?
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It just says 'Error creating circle' - i'm too lazy to sort my contacts into their proper circles so I was just creating an undefined one :)

Do I know you, by the way?
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time goes by.. so slowly
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lol - i'm friends with +Tom Anderson again... hah!

God I suck. Back to my world of managing wireless technology defects.
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