Greetings, programs

I just realized I dislike Roboto’s new 6 and 9.  I am not a big fan of the new 7 either, but I can live with it.

I enjoyed this article less for the information about the new Gesture Search update and more for the absolutely beautiful waterfall of sarcasm.

I am still amused by how well Tumblr and the old Google Wave client conform to the Material Design guidelines with no modifications while we are still waiting on Google to redesign most of its apps.

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Denial, the first stage of grief

The things I spend my time staring at…

It looks as though they just made it more similar to Helvetica Neue.  I like the changes to dots, but I am less fond of the new “Q”, and I am still not sure how I feel about the new “R” even though it at least differentiates Roboto from Helvetica.

The things I spend my time staring at…

It looks as though they just made it more similar to Helvetica Neue.  I like the changes to dots, but I am less fond of the new “Q”, and I am still not sure how I feel about the new “R” even though it at least differentiates Roboto from Helvetica.

Wore my Google headphones into my Oracle office.  Did not die.  Today was a good day.

Google Wave restarting or Google+ gaining popularity

GOOGLE WAVE, 100%.  Social networks are nice and all, but we have plenty of those (though I maintain G+ is better than FB).  Wave, on the other hand, is better than any current communication platform.

Anon or not, make me choose

Linux or Google?

Well, giving up Linux would mean giving up most of Google since much of its products run on Linux servers, and Android and Chrome OS are both based on Linux, so I would have to go with Google.

On the other hand, if the choice were giving up running non-Google Linux distributions or giving up all Google products, then I would definitely give up Linux.  It would be a shame to lose such a great OS, but I already switch between working on CrOS, Ubuntu, and Windows regularly, so I could make do.

Anon or not, make me choose

On a scale from Jim Kirk and the Prime Directive to Google and its own design guidelines, guess how much I care.
A line I hope to use at some point in the future.

The TFIOS fandom and Google Material Design fandoms both need to stop overusing the phrase “It’s a metaphor.”

Unboxing and setting up my Galaxy Gear Live.

Jeff Dean and Geoffrey Hinton just gave a great talk on machine learning and neural networks in image, speech, and object recognition.

Thanks to TJHSST’s Dr. Torbert for enabling me to understand what they were talking about.

Google I/O day zero!

To anyone interested, here is my list of Google I/O 2014 predictions.  I may continue to change it until the week of I/O.

Sergey Brin said there are up to eight “moonshots” at Google X.  Since Calico is separate from Google X, that means there could still be three “moonshot” projects we have not seen yet (in addition to glucose-measuring contact lenses, self-driving cars, Glass, Loon, and Tungsten).

(Four if Tungsten (home automation) is no longer a Google X thing.)