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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
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Part 2 in our 3 part series from GDL Primetime: Data Liberation http://www.youtube.com/watch... with Brian Fitzpatrick
Part 2 in our 3 part series from GDL Primetime: Data Liberation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vLKy8GTzbM with Brian Fitzpatrick
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Jascha is flat out insane this week on Fitbit. He's been hiking the John Muir trail and making the rest of us look like sissies. Unconscious domination. Exceptional show. Wow.
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I wonder how he's uploading. - Brian Johns
He uploaded in a one week batch, I believe, Brian. - Louis Gray
Kim and I would like to see the stair counts! - Jonathan Disher
Floor counts for Jascha: 427 flights today, between 250 and 330 each of the last 5 days. 140 to 350 a day each for the prior week's activity. BOOM. - Louis Gray
That was by far the hardest thing I've ever done in my life. - Jascha Lee
Kudos to you, Jascha! - Jenny H. from Android
Well done! What was it like? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
A photo of Akiva and me at the A's game. Akiva is on the right.
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He looks just as worn as I imagined. - rönin
A's up 4-0 in the first! - Louis Gray from Android
Ouch! My feeling! - Akiva from iPhone
*footbump* - Mo Kargas
Google Developers Live: Organizational Manipulation: http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Google Developers Live: Organizational Manipulation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqwWh-9Z9gQ
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louisgray.com: DINKs vs SITKOMs and Other Family Finance Disasters - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: DINKs vs SITKOMs and Other Family Finance Disasters
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"Living in Silicon Valley as I do, there's plenty of great opportunities for hard working people to find incredible jobs with incomes often the envy of other parts of the country and world. Often, however, the expenses rise to match - especially when it comes to the base living expense of owning a home. Time and again, I've seen happy couples start to fret as they outsize their small apartment, and their family prices themselves out of the Bay Area, as they retreat to cheaper places, be it Texas, Utah, Oregon or Tennessee. Still others try to ignore the oppressive costs of ownership and enter into the "sounds funny but isn't really funny" reality of what's known as a SITKOM. As it was explained to me by a coworker, that's where you have a Single Income, Two or Three Kids, with an Outrageous Mortgage. That's a sitcom with a laugh track, but it's at you. You can work yourself crazy and never see those kids, you can have an equity event that makes your living comfortable, or you can leave, essentially. Those are your options." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
DINKs vs SITKOMs and Other Family Finance Disasters - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
DINKs vs SITKOMs and Other Family Finance Disasters
Alright... which one of you is responsible for this gem? "His bed is cold / his pillow too / REM adventures / he does eschew /oh Louis Gray / oh Louis Gray/ Circadian rhythm eludes thee" http://siestathieves.com/napstea...
ahahahaha! - holly #ravingfangirl
Aha! It's from Pete. Original here: http://friendfeed.com/louisgr... - Louis Gray
And not even a credit. Kids today ;) - Pete : Team Marina
+1 Pete - Spidra Webster
No. +100. - Louis Gray
Happy first day of kindergarten from the twins!
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Their Android backpacks. - Anika
Aww. I remember those days. - Eric - Poppa Large
THESE KIDS - Stephen Mack
Note: The blip in the lower left is our beagle with an embarrassing cone on her head. :) - Louis Gray
UP di Android - Maurizio
wow where did the time go? - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
I hope that the Kindergarten teacher didn't confiscate their Droids on the first day of class. Don't need them to be Googling the answers to everything already. - Joe
Tonight I get to go to an Oakland A's/Mariners game with Akiva! And tomorrow, the twins start kindergarten! So it's a big 24 hours. :)
POIDH - Eric Logan
That's a whole lot o' EPIC going on. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Take the twins to the game and send Akiva to kindergarten. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Play time then snack time then nap time then play time then snack time? Sign me up. - Akiva
Astute people will note I opted to hang out with Akiva instead of getting kids ready for kindergarten because I am a bad person. - Louis Gray from Android
But you're productive and don't waste time. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Get them ready for K between Midnight and 6am. Sleep is unproductive and a waste of time. - Joe from iPod
I'm the best! - Akiva
100% Yep! - Louis Gray
louisgray.com: The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era - http://blog.louisgray.com/
louisgray.com: The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era
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"Newsmakers and analysts alike are trying to explain just what this new era should be called. Is there one device or one company or one shared experience that defines us? With some quick research, it's clear there are many players vying for the elite status of owning our tech-savvy era. I tapped into Google (disclosure: I work there) for a few examples." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
I set up a new PC yesterday. After using Windows 8 firsthand finally, I'd agree that the Microsoft era is over. I think we're in an era of smudgy screens. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
You missed "The Internet Era" which has 169,000,000 hits. If you're looking to define the current generation by one thing, that is it. Considering the boom in consumer use didn't occur until the late-90's and early-2000's. Even at the earliest, as we know it, you'd go back to Mosaic in 1993. - NOT THE CRICKET
You are right, Jimminy! Add that to the post. - Louis Gray
"The smudgy screen era"... I await the post from Stephen on this! - Louis Gray
Louis just made me post to Google+ for the first time in a year or so. Must work in marketing. - NOT THE CRICKET
Louis -- I can't take credit for the "era of smudgy computing" bit, that's the creation of John Scalzi: http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012... (at least, that's where I first read it). - Stephen Mack
That's a bit of a scary realization. The consumer web as we know it is only 4 years younger than I am. - NOT THE CRICKET
The Walled Garden Era for sure. - Todd Hoff
Jimminy, I do not work on Google+ and I do not work in Marketing, sir. - Louis Gray
A great article, Louis. - Brent Schaus
Thanks, Brent. Posted with a smile. - Louis Gray
I got a hit on this one; "Emerging Trends in Wireless in the Era of the Internet of Things". Say that 10 times fast. - Eric - Poppa Large
Just went live: Google Developers Weekly, Episode 1 (with some guy who I bet you know) http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Just went live: Google Developers Weekly, Episode 1 (with some guy who I bet you know) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvjcexaL5S0
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The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
The Twitter Google Netflix iPad Dotcom YouTube Facebook Era
My Hobby: Taking the kids to Stephen Mack's house when he's not there and taking pictures.
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You know, you COULD inquire ahead of time if I shall be home.... - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Sir: I know where you live too, you know. My new hobby is going to be rearranging rocks in your rock garden. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Buy a bag of rocks and replace one every day. - NOT THE CRICKET
The epic Mack/Gray games commence today. <3 - Janet from FFHound!
Do it, Mackenstein! I've had people hit and flat out DESTROY my rocks before. You think a little rearranging will bug me, Mr. Mackintosh? - Louis Gray
Do you have his key, LG? Steal ALL the ice cream. - Mo Kargas
lol I love you guys. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
louisgray.com: Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs
"After the dot-com crash and subsequent recession in the early part of the last decade, many venture-backed companies, including my own, were fighting to stay relevant and alive in a suddenly more challenging environment, where customers were exceptionally risk-averse, going with what the vendors they knew and not the ones they didn't yet know. With this challenging landscape as a backdrop, one of the storylines that emerged was not so much one of thriving, but simply survival - and if there was an opportunity to get positive press simply for sticking it out, even if we weren't hitting on all cylinders, it was one we'd go for." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Ouch, Louis. The good news is that your story will be part of my next teaching cycle. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Oh great. Thanks, WoH. - Louis Gray
Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Real Valley Stories: Emailing the Company About Future Layoffs
louisgray.com: Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit
louisgray.com: Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit
Still using the Bookmarklet? Or is that just for the G+ posts? - Daniel W. Crompton
I just used the bookmarklet. This isn't a G+ post. It's from the blog. - Louis Gray
I see how it is Louis.... - Georgia
Oops, my mistake. :) - Daniel W. Crompton
I too see how it is Louis... - Stephen Mack
Bwahahahahaha. For the record, I was never connected to either of you guys, so puh-leaze. - Louis Gray
Heh :) Thanks for the connection, Louis! Although I could have sworn we were connected. - Stephen Mack
Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Connection Equals Endorsement: Reboot LinkedIn for Fun & Profit
I think I found Edward Snowden in my house.
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Being on the run sure has aged him quickly. - Julian
Can you send me a copy of his slides? - Brian Johns
Looks a little tired, maybe should get some sleep. - Marie
Brian, I'm not letting him anywhere near my computers. For obvious reasons. - Louis Gray
He's already got whatever you want to protect. - Brian Johns
I hear a drone has been dispatched to your house - Mo Kargas
Mo wins. - Janet
Angry Mother of Twins Throws Flaming Diapers at Late Night Firework Shooters - http://www.rockcitytimes.com/angry-m...
Angry Mother of Twins Throws Flaming Diapers at Late Night Firework Shooters
"Police were called to a Hillcrest neighborhood early this morning when neighbors reported that a local mom of twins began throwing flaming dirty diapers at a group of people setting off fireworks. The woman, Ernie Orsborn, became angry over fireworks going off in her neighborhood while her two young children were trying to sleep. Records show repeated calls to 311 reporting the firework violators between 8:30p.m. and 1 a.m." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
We had nothing to do with this. - Louis Gray
Only because your twins know that sleep is unproductive & a waste of time. Duh. - Lisa L. Seifert
Duh. - Louis Gray
"...None of the individuals shooting the fireworks sustained any injuries, although several did have large amounts of child fecal matter on their faces. Police say that the men promptly put away the fireworks and apologized to the angry mother..." - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Maybe there's a market for post-consumer diapers, after all. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
il appreciate her..... - Ankitha Raj
Parody site, but I wish this story were real. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Parody schmarody. - Louis Gray
I wish I would have thought of this when the kids were younger and unable to get sleep on July 2, 3, 4, and 5 due to stupid ass fireworks. - Eric - Poppa Large
Five years ago, Matthew and Sarah debuted. That makes today their fifth birthday! Here's the original FriendFeed thread from June 20, 2008: http://friendfeed.com/louisgr...
Happy birthday, Matthew and Sarah! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Happy B'day Yo Mat and Sarah.. Yip those were the early days of FF too !! - Peter Dawson
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MATTHEW AND SARAH - MoTO: Team Marina
Happy birthday - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
Happy Birthday Matthew and Sarah...hard to believe they are 5 years old. - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Wow. I remember that so vividly - sometimes think how weird it would be to explain to someone that, well, I met you in the delivery room. ;-) - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Happy birthday! - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Happy Matthew & Sarah Day! - Lisa L. Seifert
Happy Birthday, Sarah and Matthew! - vicster: full-bodied
Happy Birthday! - Kevin Johnson
Happy Birthdays!!! - Kevin Fox
Happy Birthday, Sarah and Matthew! - Anne Bouey
Happy birthday! - LB: Unable to Can from Android
You Have Your Tech Routine. But It Will End. - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
You Have Your Tech Routine. But It Will End.
Tad and Lindsay came to my office and now I get to have Dinner with them!
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Congrats to Bret, Ana, Casey (former FriendFeeders) and many others on the launch of Quip today. Check them out at http://www.quip.com
Neat! - Brian Johns
Shiny - MoTO: Team Marina from Android
Really cool. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I really like how it's teamed with Google to help you manage your contacts. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Yes, congrats! - Eric - Poppa Large
My good friend Drew Olanoff is on Conan tonight, talking Google Glass! http://www.youtube.com/watch...
My good friend Drew Olanoff is on Conan tonight, talking Google Glass! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO4Y0u7x0PQ
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And I was expecting it to switch to the recent James Dean + Google Glass shots. - NOT THE CRICKET
Here we go. George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death - CNN.com - http://edition.cnn.com/2013...
Here we go. George Zimmerman found not guilty of murder in Trayvon Martin's death - CNN.com
"George Zimmerman is not guilty of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, a Florida jury decided late Saturday. The fact that Zimmerman fired the bullet that killed Martin was never in question, but the verdict means the six-person jury had reasonable doubt that the shooting amounted to a criminal act." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
This is despicable. - Louis Gray
It was a setup at the state lawmaker level. At the NRA level. At an uninformed America level. - Eric - Poppa Large
Damn. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
OJ 1 : 1 Zimmerman - ؛ patrick
I am the oldest of five. #saturdayff
“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control - Salon.com - http://www.salon.com/2013...
"In 2007 a Dallas SWAT team actually raided a Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost for hosting charity poker games. Players said the tactics were terrifying. One woman urinated on herself. When police raided a San Mateo, California, poker game in 2008, card players described cops storming the place “in full riot gear” and “with guns drawn.” The games had buy-ins ranging from $25 to $55. Under California law, the games were legal so long as no one took a “rake,” or a cut of the stakes. No one had, but police claimed the $5 the hosts charged players to buy refreshments qualified as a rake." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
"As the Texas Hold ’Em craze picked up momentum in the mid-2000s, fans of the game started hosting tournaments at private clubs, bars, and residences. Police in many parts of the country responded with SWAT raids. In 2011, for example, police in Baltimore County, Maryland, sent a tactical unit to raid a $65 buy-in poker game at the Lynch Point Social Club. From 2006 to 2008, SWAT teams... more... - Louis Gray
But they get to keep whatever they seize, right? And they gotta play with all the toys... - Brian Johns
Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down MSN TV, Once Known as WebTV - http://allthingsd.com/2013070...
Maybe they Sunset it due to a decline in users. - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Someone was still using WebTV? - Eric - Poppa Large from iPhone
My hobby: Finding Google+ and Facebook posts where straight people are celebrating DOMA's demise and Prop 8's demise, and saying "I'm so happy for you on your big day!"
That ought to confuse some folks. BTW... yay for the Supreme Court! - Louis Gray
I'm so happy for you on your big day! - (Curtis) Alan Jackson
+1. - Louis Gray
Once again, I told TiVo to give all my friends at the firm substantial raises. I even told them that these folks are the best in the whole world. We'll see if it works this time.
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We'll see if this shows up on my upcoming review. - Brian Johns
Tell them you're a top influencer and that they should therefore be influenced. - Spidra Webster
Tell them we'll show them Scoble's 'Director's Cut' Google Glass feed if they don't. - Mo Kargas
<Ahnuld>You've been Scobleized.</Ahnuld> - Big Joe Silence
I assume you put me last on the list because I am the best. - Robert Christ
Next time you can give comments you should tell them that they're high if they think it's okay to charge a monthly subscription for TiVo mini. - Kevin Fox
Haha. Awesome Kevin. - Georgia
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