The Google+ musings of

Richard Hay

Staff Engineer: Network Testing, Google Platforms
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With Reveille VIII

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So you are in a bar with fellow engineers and the conversation comes around to systems management.

The nostalgic past is remembered when the system was like a rich agricultural county with wheat farmers caring for and growing wheat in most of the fields.

In a little corner was a patch of farms growing corn with corn farmers caring for them.

So the new system is chaotic. There are new fields with hybrid combinations of wheat and corn and the corn farmers are being asked to tend wheat and, in some instances, the wheat farmers are forced to tend corn.

So as for myself, as a corn farmer in this metaphor, I agree I was perfectly content managing corn and I hate having to care about and tend to the wheat.

Darn that wheat.

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April 09, 2014 1 comments 3 shares 12 plus ones
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Childhood is over when you toss the big stuffed duck

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I just heard +Leo Laporte say Jiminy Christmas +Sarah Lane 

I say "Holy Bandana" or just "Holy Banana"

Also "Hold on there hopalong"

What is your favorite euphemistic exclamation of  disbelief?

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Alaska

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You wanna unicorn, I’ll give it to you
You wanna puppy dog, I’ll give it to you
You want an ice cream cone, I’ll give it you
You want a mortgage loan, I’ll give it to you

You wanna satin pillow, I’ll give it to you
You want an armadillo, I’ll give it to you
You wanna diamond ring, I’ll give it to you
You wanna a thingy thing, I’ll give it to you

You wanna taste of fame, I’ll give it to you
You wanna little cupcake, I’ll give it to you
You wanna a cockatoo, I’ll give it you
You wanna a kangaroo, I’ll give it to you
You wanna American car, I’ll give it to you
You wanna Hollywood star, I’ll give it to you
You wanna go to the moon
I’ll see what I can do

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Things that make you wonder what went down...

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So according to +Steve Gibson this is the best movie since sliced bread

That is good enough a recommendation for me to go check it out at Camera 12 in downtown San Jose tonight...

Particle Fever - Unravel the mysteries of the Large Hadron Collider

Particle Fever follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe, documenting the successes and setbacks in the planet’s most significant and inspiring scientific breakthrough.

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Harbor Princess

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Well they sure do not cost $2.85 anymore

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Walking Bridge

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Seems like these raptors have been doing this for ages but in the last 250 years or so it has been associated with a particular Nationalism and Patriotism

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Black and White Glacier

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California Coast with +David Hasselhoff 

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Not a good time to be a mouse or fish

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April 08, 2014 9 comments 0 shares 2 plus ones
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Hope this is the "before" car

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Legendary

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Sharing

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So it rains and the windshield is dry but you get wet

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Sad to leave the art...
Lot going on here

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Definitely Custom

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So I know some speed bumps that would not agree with this car

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Steam Punk Hot Rod

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Is this even street legal?

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Yep.  Totally uncomfortable in there. 

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Dice

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Superman Suit

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I think my favorite is the Santo dispenser

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Don't forget to look up

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Hasn't worked that well for me 0-15-0

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Not so sure about this concept

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Can you spot what changes?

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It was also the 10 year anniversary of the formation of Google Platforms which is responsible for building, developing, testing, deploying, and debugging Google's vast production infrastructure. 

Since I was hired in July of 2007 I was not there at the start, but I have been slogging it out for the big G for more than half of this 10 year run (so far)

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The kind of future we want to avoid

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Texas A&M Engineering

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I should mention Googlers are allowed to bring dogs to work but not other kinds of animals

So you could say Google is pro-dog

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Hangout with Vint Cerf: http://youtu.be/17GtmwyvmWE

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I am surprised they did not mention the 8-9 times militants tried to blow up Musharraf's car while he was running the show.

Often the effort was thwarted by cell phone jamming gear provided by the U.S. that prevented cell phone detonation from operating properly.

Looks like this time the time but for when the car was expected to pass by which is a hit or miss proposition (mostly miss)

Bomb explodes on Musharraf vehicle route

A roadside bomb exploded on the route taken by former Pakistani ruler Pervez Musharraf, but he had already passed by and was unhurt, his aides and police said.

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By the way I have not read the ordinace, but I pretty sure it is not called the "Google Bus Law"

http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2014/04/01/google-bus-San-Francisco-Supervisors/

San Francisco Supervisors Deny Appeal of Google Bus Law

Opponents of the tech shuttles lost an environmental appeal of the plan to charge the buses $1 per stop per day.

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Pretty much the same sort of thing going on these days...

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Protecting the Economy from wildly risky investment banking practices

Bankers New Clothes

Video Clip About the Book. What is wrong with today's banking system? The past few years have shown that risks in banking can impose significant costs on the economy. Many claim, however, that a safer banking system would require sacrificing lending and economic growth. The Bankers' New Clothes ...

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The service drove the datacenter deployments for a number of years  (and still does to a certain degree)

http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/gmail-the-april-fools-joke-that-changed-tech-history-20140402-zqpl3.html

Gmail: the April Fools' joke that changed tech history

When Gmail launched 10 years ago with 1 gigabyte of storage, most people thought it was an April Fools' Day prank.

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I am sure this is already a widely known thing since it has been a couple months now.

Still worth repeating

http://chrome.blogspot.com/2014/02/chromecast-is-now-open-to-developers.html

Chromecast is now open to developers

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Wish it was just an April Fool's Joke...

https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7169

RFC 7169 - The NSA (No Secrecy Afforded) Certificate Extension

[Docs] [txt|pdf] [draft-turner-no-s...] [Diff1] [Diff2] INFORMATIONAL Independent Submission S. Turner Request for Comments: 7169 IECA, Inc. Category: Informational 1 April 2014 ISSN: 2070-1721 The NSA (No Secrecy Afforded) Certificate Extension Abstract This document defines the NSA (No Secrecy ...

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More like "very popular" amongst a healthy host of rival services.

Gmail turns 10: How Google dominated e-mail

It wasn't the first, but since day one, Gmail has always been the best email service

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