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Damn! Google Plus hasn't given me a custom URL option! after being their ardent fan all these years... why +Google+  why ?? :(
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+Rajat Bhadani : But why arent you using it?
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I’m excited to announce Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.  Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer.

OK … so you’re probably thinking wow!  That’s a lot different from what Google does today.  And you’re right.  But as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives.  So don’t be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses.  And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business.

Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families.  And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.

Our press release has a few more details though it’s still very early days so there’s not much more to share yet.  Of course when Art has something more substantial to communicate (and that will likely take time), he’ll provide an update.  Finally, thanks to Bill Maris for helping bring this idea to life and getting Art involved, and to Sergey Brin for consistently supporting 10X thinking like this.  It’s hard for many companies to make long term investments.  So I’m tremendously excited about the innovative new way we’re funding this project.  Now for the hard work!

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2013/09/calico-announcement.html
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Photos clicked by Hiral :)
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thanks +Hiral Bhatt :)
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At 10th anniversary of WordPress, Automattic & WordPress foundation happily announced that the WordPress is currently powering close to 18.9% of the web. This number proves that there is a huge economy in WordPress community and more jobs are opening up for WordPress developers. Unfortunately, there is no way to confirm if the “so called WordPress expert” is a real expert or someone who has just played around with WordPress for a month, installed it locally about 10 times or someone who truly makes a living out of it & doing every bit to enhance their skills as a WordPress Developer.

http://mayankgupta.com/why-isnt-there-any-wordpress-certified-developer-development-exam/
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+Tammi Coles No one is stopping any one to dive in. the fun stays there. I'm talking about the ones who are serious about their business. When it comes to companies spending $10,000 or so for their WordPress sites - they'd want to hire developers who know their work. For them it becomes necessary to see if the developer really knows his stuff or not.

Certification shouldn't be necessary for everyone. It should be paid and should be taken by only those who want to prove to companies or clients that they have authenticity from a credible source that they know their stuff.
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At 10th anniversary of WordPress, Automattic & WordPress foundation happily announced that the WordPress is currently powering close to 18.9% of the web. This number proves that there is a huge economy in WordPress community and more jobs are opening up for WordPress developers. Unfortunately, there is no way to confirm if the “so called WordPress expert” is a real expert or someone who has just played around with WordPress for a month, installed it locally about 10 times or someone who truly makes a living out of it & doing every bit to enhance their skills as a WordPress Developer.

http://mayankgupta.com/why-isnt-there-any-wordpress-certified-developer-development-exam/
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+Jerry Smith  Brilliant idea!  I think Automattic can give points to those who've been contributing in WordPress Core. Although, making something like that would really be difficult - since conferences and all can be too difficult to maintain as no one controls that really.
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Incredible India's favorite and incredible search engine does something incredible!!
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Bottom Line: Don’t turn in to a spammer. Use this space to connect to the right people, and watch out for leads! Go ahead, unleash the artist in you!
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+Sabyasachi Mondal  exactly! you should read that post again.. ! it fits you.
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At 10th anniversary of WordPress, Automattic & WordPress foundation happily announced that the WordPress is currently powering close to 18.9% of the web. This number proves that there is a huge economy in WordPress community and more jobs are opening up for WordPress developers. Unfortunately, there is no way to confirm if the “so called WordPress expert” is a real expert or someone who has just played around with WordPress for a month, installed it locally about 10 times or someone who truly makes a living out of it & doing every bit to enhance their skills as a WordPress Developer.

http://mayankgupta.com/why-isnt-there-any-wordpress-certified-developer-development-exam/
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This is an amazing piece of philosophy by +Lance Cleveland , author of Store Locator Plus plugin for #WordPress  . I wish all plugin authors could follow this passionately.

Here's the excerpt from the plugin's page : http://wordpress.org/plugins/store-locator-le/

My Philosophy

I strive to create code that runs efficiently and without bugs. In my opinion, well-written plugins are few and far between. While there are plenty of plugins that look nice, far too many of those plugins, including the "cool shiny ones" have too many hidden problems. I have found that over 90% of the plugins available on the WordPress plugin directory generate dozens, if not hundreds, of warnings and errors when you turn off the "hide all the problems" settings.

These hidden problems impact memory usage, fill up disk space, and reduce performance via the typical default logging settings. While you may not see the errors on your WordPress site, they are still being tracked. The more errors, the more disk I/O, the slower the app.

During 20+ years of software development, I have found that leaving "innocuous" warnings in place tends to lead to trouble further down the road. Warnings today often become errors tomorrow. Many programming languages, PHP included, continue to tighten security and close loopholes that are typically found living near all those warning messages. Some warnings are telling you to "change this now, it will be gone tomorrow". Eventually tomorrow will come.

While my plugins may not be the prettiest on the block, I do try to make sure that all the hidden stuff you don't see is designed as well as it can be. My code is not perfect, but when I find a bug I try to fix it fast. If I create a bug I try to fix it even faster. To sum it all up, I like to write plugins that last. I hope you appreciate my work.
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MayankGupta.com is my personal blog where I rant at times. I co-founded Blog Design Studio in 2007 along with two more partners. I'm techie at heart and of all the things on the web, I love WordPress the most! If you are looking for a website for yourself, feel free to contact me and I guarantee that you won't be disappointed :)

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