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Bubble soccer at Cal Anderson with Kyle and Riqi!
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OMG THIS IS INCREDIBLE!!!
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Proud to celebrate my LGBT coworkers, friends and loved ones!! #pride
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So I'm still receiving notifications of every post by idiots like +Paresh Vankar, yet my own seemingly friendly and innocuous post was deleted... Unbelievable!
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Hey friends! I'm so excited to finally share with you what I and many others have been working on tirelessly to release:

Hangouts in an instant: Video chat without downloading a plugin

Starting today, we're rolling out an update that makes it easier than ever to start Hangouts video calls with your family and friends! You'll now be able to launch Hangouts in Chrome without having to download and install a plugin. Just click to start the Hangout, allow Hangouts to use your camera and microphone, and you’ll be good to go!

This update is now available for all Chrome Dev and Canary users, and will be rolling out to all Chrome users over the next few weeks. If you've been meaning to connect face to face with your loved ones near and far, give it a try and get going with just a few clicks!

EDIT: This update is now available for all Chrome users, stable and beta included. Google Apps domains are also included now too. Enjoy!

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+تحميل مجاني good thank you
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This is awesome and really well designed. Crazy how much marketing can really influence one's interest. From pure appearances alone, Made With Code immediately engages me, whereas e.g. Code Academy does nothing for me... and all because I like the colors better I think, haha.
Things you love are Made with Code. Code your first creative project and meet music producers, fashion designers, humanitarians, and animators who are coding the world they want to see.
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Thanks for sharing this...gonna have my 11 yo girl give it try.  Would love to have a coder in the fam.
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plz add me i request
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Happy Calendar 2012 once again quite relevant to my life!
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FANTASTIC =D
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Favorite driving situation continues to be: night time, freeway, Mariah Carey greatest hits shuffle, dramatic lipsync
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This article has been going around, and +H Tang brought up an incredible point: So far I only see my (very awesome, proudly feminist) male friends cheering it on. Zero female friends. I didn't think much of it until H mentioned it... and until H mentioned it, I didn't realize how much this article bothers me.

What Max Schireson is celebrating is basically my and many others' recurring nightmare. If I had my dream job -- exciting, fulfilling, impactful -- and I had to give it up because I felt I was failing as a mom, this would be a gut-wrenching defeat. 

This article is far from my rallying cry; it's a sobering disappointment. Schireson is consenting that yes, to be even a marginally attentive father, he must give up the best job he's ever had. He must dream lower.

I'm struck by how blithely Schireson can publicize this choice. For women in similar situations, this sort of confession involves enormous guilt to haunt you your whole life. The guilt of already irreversibly missing out on precious family moments, and the guilt of "betraying" your gender for getting to the top then giving it up, citing Mom Duty as the reason. Yet Schireson faces none of this. He's instead able to pat himself on the back for his late realization of his own limits. This contrast is a stunning example of, yes, male privilege.

Also leaving a bad taste in my mouth is the moral undertone of the praise here. I get the impression that many men so admire Schireson for his decision because they feel, consciously or not, like, "Wow, that's totally the 'right' thing to do! And I would never do that!"

Kind of like when you see and admire someone who donates all their time and money to helping the homeless. "Wow, how selfless. What a great person. I would never do that!"

Nothing wrong with Max Schireson's choice to step down. But I do not particularly admire his decision as I don't find it morally superior to remaining CEO.

The implication that career and family must pitted against each other, the implication that choosing family is the nobler choice, in what way could this possibly inspire or resonate with me? 

If I'm ever in Schireson's position, I hope I too can guiltlessly weigh my options. I hope I can briefly consider stepping back from my career at the top, then guiltlessly laugh it off. "I would never do that."
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+Victoria Kirst, also note that #murica  basically has the worst situation for women, no legal requirement for time off, no subsidies for parents, very conservative society w.r.t. nuclear family, ridiculously high costs for education.

I also "did that" but in a way that made it possible to continue working too.
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On the way to #gpride!
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Sweden is everywhere!
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Ladies and I got together to make bunnies over the weekend. Mine is the gray.

...I think it's time to get a sewing machine! Also, serious need for more sewing parties in my life <3 
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You should totally talk to my friend Matt!
He's been doing lots of work with sewing machines the last few months.
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WANT THIS SWAN
Happy weekend, darlings! We've spent this week swanning around Palm Springs, keeping cool poolside, and imbibing inspiration. In fact, this trip has inspired a whole new project we're dubbing the Styl...
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    Computer Science, 2006 - 2010
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