waving android

I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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November 21st, 2009

Forgive me, Internet, I have sinned.

It has been six months since my last post. So much has happened since then that I have wanted to tell you about.

And I tried!

Drafts piling up.

Oh, I tried, several times—I have the WordPress drafts to prove it. But somehow anything too large for a tweet ended up a five-page essay with footnotes.1 (I would have written less, but you know how it goes.)

So. Let me be very brief:


  • I finished my doctoral studies and got my degree. You can read my thesis if such things interest you.


Ducks by the river - 30 Boston, from the harbor

  • My wife, The Boy, and I now live in the Boston area. We love it here.

Bugdroid and the Cupcake

  • I now work at Google (with some dear old friends) on the Android operating system. It’s pretty exciting. There is a lot of very hard work yet to do.

  • I am still interested in research topics, including distributed systems, security, and social networks. I also continue to maintain my Mac software on the side. These pursuits have taken something of a back seat to the above bullets, however.


Now I can start making notes (of the longer-than-140-character variety) again. Thanks, Internet, for your kind indulgence.

  1. No, seriously. 

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