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Google + 1yr · As of this mon­th, I’ve been an ex-Googler for a year. Some­times I miss it, but my rearview-mirror feel­ings are mixed ...
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IO in the Rearview · I en­joyed it more than any oth­er so far. More APIs, less hard­ware. More ses­sion­s, each short­er. One keynote ...
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Fun at IO · There is a con­scious ef­fort to make Google IO not just an information-dense en­vi­ron­men­t, but a par­ty. I joined in the fun for all three evenings I was free in San Fran. This in­clud­ed one photo-walk, one rock & roll per­for­mance, and one cross-faction Ingress even­t. Here are words and pic­tures ...
 
Less Pain, More Money · Log­ging in is an­noy­ing and slows you down. My job these days is most­ly about re­duc­ing that pain, ide­al­ly to ze­ro by elim­i­nat­ing it. Google re­al­ly wants this to hap­pen; here are two rea­sons why, one gen­er­al and one speci­fic ...
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Google I/O 2012 · I was there, af­ter hav­ing worked on parts of the pro­gram, I took pic­tures, and I guess I should share some of that. It seems years ago al­ready ...
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GDD in Yokohama · I was part of the en­ter­tain­ment at the re­cent GDD Tokyo 2011; I guess nobody’s feel­ings are hurt if you hold a Tokyo-branded event down in Yoko­hama ...
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Things About Google+ · No, I haven’t fig­ured it out. Nei­ther has the rest of the world. Which means that now is a good time to write about it, while our im­pres­sions re­main plas­tic ...
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+1 · The of­fi­cial state­ment is: The +1 but­ton is short­hand for “this is pret­ty cool” or “you should check this out”. This blog now has ’em. If you’re one of the (vast ma­jor­i­ty of) peo­ple who are look­ing at this in one feed-reader or an­oth­er, you can’t see them, but you might want to glance at the home page to get the feel. Or just open this ar­ti­cle in a brows­er and look down at the bot­tom ...
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Pictures of I/O · I would be the wrong per­son to ask for an overview of the just-concluded Google I/O 2011. I’ve been work­ing on the pre­sen­ta­tions and ex­hibitors quite in­tense­ly since Fe­bru­ary or so — even con­tribut­ed a cou­ple of lines of code to the An­droid app — and I have a strong vi­sion of how it was sup­posed to be; this could not fail to col­or any­thing I might say about the even­t ...
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100mm of the Day: Overcommitted · To­day is Mon­day; four weeks from the week of Google IO. What hap­pened was, I liked it last year and told ev­ery­one “Hey, I’d like to work on IO” and they said yes. So you won’t be hear­ing much from me be­tween now and then ex­cept for maybe a few pic­tures, be­cause you’ve al­ways got time to shoot when you have a new lens; today’s are close-ups from the Bug­droid sur­gi­cal fa­cil­i­ty ...
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A Year at Google · March 15th is my first an­niver­sary. When I’d been at Sun for a year I wrote how I was An­gry at the Cat be­cause I loved my work but I had to feed him be­fore I could get on­line in the morn­ing. Wel­l, I’m OK with the cat now, but not be­cause I’m less ful­ly en­gaged. I’m not sure how this whole Google thing is go­ing to work out but I’m glad I took the plunge ...
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I/O 2010 Words and Faces · I worked like a mad­man right through I/O 2010 and went straight from there to an in­ter­nal meet­ing and from there to my Mom’s 80th-birthday bash, so there hasn’t been much time for re­flec­tion. I can’t find a theme to or­ga­nize my notes by, so what you get is a dozen poorly-sequenced take-aways in­ter­spersed with sev­en faces ...
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Being at I/O · The fa­cil­i­ty, Moscone West, is jam-packed to bust­ing; the or­ga­niz­ers slammed on the at­ten­dance brakes weeks back, wor­ried about mil­i­tant fire mar­shal­s, break­ing the hearts of out­siders and Googlers alike. It’s a nice build­ing, full of light even in a grey Cal­i­for­nia spring ...
 
Blogging at Google · First of al­l, I should an­nounce my ed­i­tor­ship (start­ing to­day) of an­oth­er blog, the An­droid Devel­op­ers Blog. But at Google there are sto­ries be­hind the sto­ries ...
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Public Speaking · I get a lot of re­quests to ap­pear at one con­fer­ence an­oth­er; while I gripe about the wear and tear of trav­el, and be­ing away from my fam­i­ly, I love do­ing this kind of stuff. Quite pos­si­bly you sent me such an in­vi­ta­tion not too long ago and are ir­ri­tat­ed be­cause I’ve been ig­nor­ing you. Sor­ry about that; I just didn’t feel I should make any com­mit­ments while my pro­fes­sion­al sta­tus was so mud­dled. Any­how, now is the time for a re­set ...
 
Now A No-Evil Zone · As of this morn­ing I work for Google. The ti­tle is “Developer Advocate”. The fo­cus is An­droid. Fun is ex­pect­ed ...
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