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Louis Gray

Louis Gray

Silicon Valley early adopter, tech geek blogger, and dad w/twins +1
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Two Paragraphs, a Link, and a Cloud of Dust - http://blog.louisgray.com/
Two Paragraphs, a Link, and a Cloud of Dust
"Our platforms, and their limitations, are changing the way we communicate. Rather than accommodating the many ways we as humans like to share and engage with others, most of the online services we use have limits in how much we can share, how items can be staged, and how easily others can discover or respond." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
tl;dr :p - Tinfoil 2.0
I kid. Very thoughtful, and spot on. - Tinfoil 2.0
Thanks, Tin! - Louis Gray
louisgray.com: Our Fragile Web of Dead Domains and Lapsing Links - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Our Fragile Web of Dead Domains and Lapsing Links
louisgray.com: Our Fragile Web of Dead Domains and Lapsing Links
"For all our talk about how much information is produced every year, and how every little piece of our lives is being shared and instantly discoverable, it is surprising how difficult it can be to find information on the Web, in its original state from just five years ago, let alone ten or fifteen." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Our Fragile Web of Dead Domains and Lapsing Links - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Our Fragile Web of Dead Domains and Lapsing Links
New FriendFeed Logo.
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Hahaha! - Stephen Mack
That will turn it around! - Morton Fox
It would be awesome if the logo could actually be changed for just a little while. But, could Yahoo! sue based on the use of the exclamation mark? - Joe
I don't think I can handle two logo changes in one week. - rönin
yahoo 的新 logo 迅速成为吐槽对象。 - ashbee
yaaaaaahoooooooooooooeeeeey! - AJ Batac
So whimsical! :D - AJ Batac
FriendHoo / YaFeed - Stephen Mack from iPhone
ADD ME FRIENDS - Wahyu Cah Brosela
The Steely, Headless King of Texas Hold ’Em - NYTimes.com - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
The Steely, Headless King of Texas Hold ’Em - NYTimes.com
The Steely, Headless King of Texas Hold ’Em - NYTimes.com
"Poker is a game of skill and intuition, of bluffs and traps. The familiar adage is that in poker, you play the player, not the cards. This machine does that, responding to opponents’ moves and pursuing optimal strategies. But to compete at the highest levels and beat the best human players, the approach must be impeccable" - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
You might be interested in this guy's (Dr. Michael Bowling) AI CS poker research group. http://poker.cs.ualberta.ca/ - Joe
I read this article this morning and was going to share it but Louis (as always) beat me to it. I was fascinated. The section on page 5 detailing the pro who thinks he's beaten it has really jumped out at me: "A very few poker professionals, particularly those who specialize in one-on-one limit Texas Hold ‘Em, actually have a shot at winning regularly. Michael Reed, a pro gambler from... more... - Stephen Mack
louisgray.com: Shared Items Might Be Gone, but the LG Stream is Back - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Shared Items Might Be Gone, but the LG Stream is Back
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"With a cobbling together of a few products, and thankfully, the continued support for standards like RSS, I was able to reboot the "LG Stream", as friend Thomas Power has long referred to it, and you can once again subscribe to follow the posts I pick from my journey on the Web, getting a hand-curated selection from the land of tech blogs and beyond. And again, you can follow the stream in your favorite RSS reader or on Twitter." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Cool. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I don't think I should pump LG Stream back into FriendFeed, given how this place has changed. RSS and Twitter are enough. - Louis Gray
Hmm. I've added the LG Stream to my Feedly, and I was surprised/dismayed that the stream is just the headlines with links off to other sites for the articles. Any chance there is some configuration to include the article in the RSS stream, rather than pushing me off to the other sites? I'm a lazy RSS reader - I want to read the articles from the RSS reader, not click thru to unknown... more... - Ken Gidley
As an example, clicking thru to the article on the Yahoo! logo redesign took some 30-40 secs to load, I don't have that kind of time to wait around... :) - Ken Gidley
It should have the whole thing, Ken, I agree. Let me check. Thanks for letting me know! - Louis Gray
Ken, you're right. I don't see a way to make these a full feed, but you know I'd like the same. I'll keep looking. - Louis Gray
Shared Items Might Be Gone, but the LG Stream is Back - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Shared Items Might Be Gone, but the LG Stream is Back
louisgray.com: Tech's Halflife and Accelerating Forgetfulness - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
louisgray.com: Tech's Halflife and Accelerating Forgetfulness
louisgray.com: Tech's Halflife and Accelerating Forgetfulness
"Woe be unto the companies and achievements of yesteryear, who once held lofty positions in business, made headlines with their every rumor or news leak, and broke the rules on the way to setting records. For once their time has past, proud memories rapidly decay in a world that focuses on the new shiny thing and casts them out as no longer being relevant." - Louis Gray from Bookmarklet
Tech's Halflife and Accelerating Forgetfulness - http://blog.louisgray.com/2013...
Tech's Halflife and Accelerating Forgetfulness
Sometimes... you have to let somebody pass you a little bit so they feel valuable. Then crush them to bits. Sorry, Ben.
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Finished today with 52,000+ steps, 25+ miles, 5,000 calories burned. How to beat it tomorrow? - Louis Gray
That's 40 km, or 8 hours of walking! I guess there really is no sleep. What did you do, walk to San Jose and back? Or up to SFO? - Nils Sandin
Just all over Mountain View and Sunnyvale. - Louis Gray
This should dispel any thoughts that the Gray is mortal - Mo Kargas
How come you're 100k steps behind me, Mr. Gray? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Because you were a major burner, Mr. Mack. Nice job! - Louis Gray
Part 3 in our 3 part series from GDL Primetime: Google's Transparency Report http://www.youtube.com/watch... with Brian Fitzpatrick
Part 3 in our 3 part series from GDL Primetime: Google's Transparency Report http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWm4HwMbRmY with Brian Fitzpatrick
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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 - It's My Thing
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 - It's My Thing
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 - It's My Thing
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