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Gregory Collins
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My last day at Google, we're moving back to Toronto. I'm officially a free agent now, for the first time in close to a decade. I'm excited!

Hey +YubiKey: we've been using your products for years at work, but I recently picked up a couple of Neos for my personal use and I am really impressed. Super easy to set up, great open source tooling, GPG support is basically unique in this form factor, and U2F just works and is a big usability improvement over 2-factor using a TOTP app like Google Authenticator or an SMS message. My SSH and GPG keys live on the smartcard now. Kudos!

+Dell has been seemingly making better laptops lately (the ones I owned in the mid 2000s usually fell apart within six months), but if anything customer service is even worse than I remember.

I tried to order a laptop and have it shipped to the office, and forgot to set the billing address on my credit card to my home. Not only did Dell not catch this the night I actually made the order, I've been trying to respond to their customer service about this issue for three days now. I can't get them on the phone, I can't get them on chat, I can't get them over email, I can't update my billing address via automated form. The email the customer service guy wrote me was kind of rude, too -- "*Please note that failure to contact us within 1 business day may result in cancellation of your order.*"

I guess it's time to hold you to your own standard: your failure to be contactable by me within two business days will be resulting in the cancellation of my order. :-)

Just for fun; what's YOUR #ifdef  count?

    ~/personal/src/snap $  find . -name '*.hs' | xargs egrep '#if.*(MIN_VERSION)|(GLASGOW)' | wc -l
    64

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How could you not feel a little homesick after a weekend like this :-)

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It is with immense sadness that I read about the passing of Paul Hudak today. A wonderfully kind and brilliant man who was a huge inspiration on me and many other people.

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I live in San Francisco now!
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+Icelandair is totally adorable :)
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Tuesday afternoon nostalgia break! +Steve Kado 
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