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Jason Robbins
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With the excitement around AlphaGo, I dug out my old Go set and tried a few games with my kids. They are a little to young for Go to hold their interest, and to be honest, it wasn't as fun for me as I had hoped. So, we made up a Go-like game with Legos that plays fast and is really fun for kids. Here's a quick write-up.

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This is the best commentary on Material Design that I have seen. As a developer with a background in usability engineering, I am glad to see Google make these refinements. It's not just designer-speak about colors and animations. I think that it's a very useful set of guidelines that simplicity includes a strategy for coping with differences between different displays and environments. Also, I prefer designs with strong gestalts and visual cues, which are often lacking in other flat designs. 

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Lego camel that can move.

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Scrabble with a 5 yo.
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So true.  Happens to me all the time.
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Android keyboard tip that I wish I had known sooner: the "." key next to the space bar can be held to access all the most commonly used punctuation. So, now I hit the "?123" mode key much less often. 

Surprise: Wendy's is actually really good.

Near where I live there is a Five Guys, In-n-Out of course, and several burger-centric restaurants like Islands and The Counter. I went to the opening of a new one called The Habit, but the line was super-long. So, I walked across the parking lot to Wendy's. My expectations were low because I remembered Wendy's from years ago. Well, it turned out to be totally delicious, fast, and uncrowded. It not only exceeded expectations, it was flat-out good. So, now a few months later, when I have a choice of burger places, Wendy's is actually my favorite.

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May 2004.  What do I win? :)

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This is my second time ever missing Google I/O.  Seeing the photos of the after hours party really makes me feel that I am missing a lot of fun. I was even at the first Google Developer Days that preceded the first I/O.  However, the streaming of the keynotes is awesome,  and I am getting a lot of work done instead.
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