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.

The blog here at is mostly historical; you can find more recent posts on .

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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. 


October 31st, 2008

So, this is a great experiment in undesign; I’ve gotten great comments both here and on Twitter [@cbowns @boredzo @cromulence @uliwitness @brettp].

But I’ve got a few actual blog posts in the queue, and if I want anyone to attempt to read them, I need to put this damn thing back together. So keep an eye out for a return to readability, but for today enjoy an even-more-eye-assaulting Halloween color scheme.

This is not my beautiful blog.

October 17th, 2008

Sorry for the mess. I’m in the process of upgrading WordPress here on dsandler.org to the latest version, something I haven’t done since 2006.

The code update is done, but the classic “blue bars” design is totally broken (in part because my custom tagging scheme clashes violently with the taxonomy features introduced in WP2.3) so I think I’ll start from scratch.

You’re looking at the “from scratch” part right now, a kind of extreme experiment in non-layout. Over time I’ll build up the design up bit by bit, with an eye to eventually having a consistent new L&F that spans my personal and professional web outlets.

I hope to see you back here (and over on twitter, of course) as things evolve.

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