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Rick Klau
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Political junkie. Husband. Partner @ GV. Father of 3. Not in that order.
Political junkie. Husband. Partner @ GV. Father of 3. Not in that order.

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Last week, I published an essay about the incredibly consistent pattern of my contacts consisting of 80% men – my address book, my Twitter followers, people I followed on Twitter, my LinkedIn network. Once I realized just how biased my network was, I resolved to improving it. I'm happy to report that every metric I focused on has improved since I started writing this essay about a month ago. There's a lot of room for improvement, but it's progress nonetheless.

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Using genderize.io to infer gender in a LinkedIn network
A month or so ago, I got to wondering whether there was any way to determine the gender of my LinkedIn network. Surprisingly, LinkedIn doesn't even ask for gender on sign-up, so I couldn't just pull the info directly from LinkedIn. And I didn't need a 100% ...

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Took this picture of the lupine just outside the entrance to Yosemite National Park yesterday on our way home.
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Such sad news. Dan lived his life to the fullest.
I just had the immensely sad task of sending the following to all Google employees. My thoughts are with everyone in Nepal, and with Dan's family and friends.

"Early this morning, Nepal experienced the worst earthquake in its history, registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale. Current reports are that over 1,000 people were killed. It's a terrible tragedy.

Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy. +Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly.

The Crisis Response team has launched Person Finder[1] for Nepal, and is working to get updated satellite imagery to aid in the recovery effort. Google.org is committing $1M to the response, and we’ll have gift-matching available soon.  

Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal, and with Dan’s family and friends during this terrible time."

[1] http://google.org/personfinder/2015-nepal-earthquake

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Talking to a colleague at Google earlier this week, who shared that she'd recently read about the fact that in its original incarnation, the word priority did not have a plural .

Sure enough, the Ngram Viewer would appear to back that up.

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Have you joined Jet yet? Very interesting take on online shopping. Sign up now to get early access!

https://jet.com/#/ji/cmhhw

(More on Jet's approach via Re/code: http://recode.net/2015/01/09/five-ways-the-guy-behind-diapers-com-plans-to-challenge-amazon-again/)

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Listening to Santana on vinyl tonight. New pre-amp comes tomorrow, excited for the upgrade.
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Last moonrise of 2014, over Half Dome. Happy New Year, everyone!
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Most people here already know that G+ does a great job with photos; I just wrote up my latest attempt to centralize all of my family's photos in one place. I'm quite happy with the end result: 75,000 images (50 years worth!) – instantly accessible by phone, computer, and TV. With #AutoAwesome , Stories, and search integration too.

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Going through photos from this year, this #AutoAwesome  picture of our trip to the Grand Tetons is still one of my favorites.
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