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Matt Laroche
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Me> Grande Ethiopia on the Clover, please.
Starbucks barista> Good choice - I had some this morning, tastes great. Have you ever had coffee made on a Clover before?
Me> Yep! I used to work at Google, and they have a couple for employees to use.
Barista> Oh - so you're a chef?
Me> Nope! There's just a few at Google for employees to use.
Barista> surprised

(I've also had Clover coffee at Intelligentsia and that Starbucks before. Probably forgetting one more Clover location.)
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+Ben Saufley Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Motion.
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I just had the best meal I've had in months. It was free - lunch at Google.
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we have our desserts catered. maybe the caterer is nationwide.
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Slowly meandering around San Francisco starting at noon today. Biergarten in Hayes at 3pm. No other firm plans. Who's available?
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Algo interviews are overrated.
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Yeah, I think I'd much prefer an onsite interview from you than a straight 15-211 question at this point! Interestingly enough, I use Trie's once every few months, and keep my personal implementation close at hand.
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I don't know when I went from a coffee drinker to a coffee geek. I now have:
* 2 French presses (12 and 34 ounce)
* Chemex (brewable with paper filters or Coava Kone, 30 ounces)
* AeroPress
* Capresso Infinity Burr Grinder
* Temperature selectable electric pot
* Instant read digital thermometer
* A membership to Tonx (https://tonx.org/ - 2 12 ounce bags per month)

That's 4 distinct brew methods, the ability to heat water to whatever temperature I want, and on demand grind of amazing roasted beans.

The most glaring omission is a scale!

(Also, these things are all Helen and mine, but I'm the brew geek)
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+Mark Barber Per a friend's suggestion, I got Brew Control for iOS. I searched for an Android equivalent and came up empty handed. The Aeropress should seve my espresso needs - I like espresso, but infrequently want to make it. I don't froth milk.
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I've seen a few times recently "The offended get to determine what's offensive."

I was going to think and write a post disagreeing with the sentiment, but instead I'll just link to SMBC: http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2164#comic
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I've fallen off terribly in blogging in my 30 day challenge. But here's one for the Googlers out there. Nothing most employees haven't heard before, but still worth saying.
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Hey man, hating on Google's been a trend for years.
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The net sum of my coached driving:
Audi R8 Experience at Infineon
BMW CCA at Laguna Seca
BMW CCA Autocross twice

Less formal awesomeness:
Audi A4 test drive at Infineon
Club Sportiva Exotic Car Tour
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  • Strava
    Software Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Palantir Technologies
    Software Engineer, 2011 - 2011
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2006 - 2011
  • IBM Extreme Blue
    Technical Intern, 2005 - 2005
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  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science, 2002 - 2005
  • Cheverus High School
    1998 - 2002
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