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Alex Finlayson @alexfinlayson San Francisco, CA

Husband, Staff UX Engineer at $GOOG Nest fmrly iOS Engineer @ $AAPL $ADSK, Automatic, Azumio. Free time a windsurfer, ice hockey plyr, adventurer.

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Joined Twitter 4/3/08


@andrewtrabulsi Or the cultural impact subconsciously adds ideas in ppls head to make it occur. The president alway… https://t.co/4gPJprOCtq @andrewtrabulsi I tried optimistic in 2016. I’d rather be pessimistic and win then a repeat.This dude trolling the police with Star Wars - Imperial March is exactly the Twitter content I am here for today...https://t.co/zh5R7zm70c
Retweeted by Alex Finlayson @andrewtrabulsi Would have been nice if it had happened during impeachment instead. I guess it’s better before the… https://t.co/bEgW9KxHh7
6/6
2020
If the last 75+ days have felt horrible imagine what happens when the president doesn’t have to win another electio… https://t.co/N77cBQNLq9 @nprpolitics This is why you’d think even gop would fight foreign actors trying to involve themselves. Not all coun… https://t.co/yA0Nbf9jJtEven autocorrect is promoting the presidents name and I rarely type it wtf. #noteverythingsaboutyou https://t.co/db1CMsFMLP
6/5
2020
@hrag This is why we need to take the senate. And keep the house, yes the White House is very important. But we nee… https://t.co/VCHIX6n1Fe @hrag I fear if somehow he gets a 2nd term. With no limitations or no need for anyone’s vote. You think there’s no… https://t.co/AzxaWg9OAS
6/2
2020
@waltmossberg I’d go one further and say that they should associate corporate accounts with personal. This would h… https://t.co/sGTCOL23ax @waltmossberg Their incentives are misaligned with this. Even though it’s a vanity metric stocks would go down if i… https://t.co/P23Q1Vz4Ax
6/1
2020
To those protesting beware of guerrilla tactics to ruin your movement. Some just come to make the world burn some w… https://t.co/rBqawnXIGD
5/30
2020
@hrag @JoeBiden True, but if Joe can pull this off there’s a good chance he can get +4. Not sure if he can get > th… https://t.co/C2xoLILp4U @hrag @JoeBiden That’d be great but would you be willing to give up the senate for that pick? Gop runs the governor… https://t.co/VCxe9EOy6f
5/22
2020
The #admissionsscandals tells us that the crime is costlier than getting caught. Fines really need to be done by %… https://t.co/pFJnOpPJm9
5/21
2020
Come on guys. It pretty simple. https://t.co/Q5itXqHRkI
5/20
2020
@philhornshaw Metal gear solid is one of my favorite series, but twin snakes is pretty much a remake you are lookin… https://t.co/9Aux1NSLkA
5/16
2020
@DerekjAndersen That’s awesome, you are doing something right 😊
5/15
2020
Super cool work, I'd love to see an tool to create your own characters https://t.co/nYBp19J4aS
5/11
2020
As an interviewer I can usually tell if the candidate has done this regardless of seniority or skill. We want to se… https://t.co/gO6JhXCZWMTake that lesson to today, before interviewing anywhere I always run thru a few practice questions using google doc… https://t.co/Bljoyamm6CAs a kid I used to practice hockey in my garage with a ball. Yes it was good stick handling practice but when tryou… https://t.co/CtiMZPHyFc
5/6
2020
@andrewtrabulsi Funny how they have the technology to detect the virus, but only as a single red line.
5/5
2020
Finishing with my posts, here’s my arbor complete with grapevine. Completely from scratch, no kit, just lumber, scr… https://t.co/Fld6f29P7k
5/4
2020
@david_perell Don’t forget inheritance... some of the stupidest rich people are those that has everything provided… https://t.co/pb6tuZP47I
5/3
2020
I'm really glad they sent me an email, but I'm confused why now, not when it first got activity. The last email I g… https://t.co/EWYH0sFLYnI got an email saying I logged into my @Evernote ... an account I tried a few times 12 years ago. It was using a pa… https://t.co/zwM9tCh8Ay @appsforartists @SIRIUSXM @automatic I wouldn’t be surprised... They are very different business models and from wh… https://t.co/OIl9dYK7aS
5/2
2020
@FlipboardCS I’m glad you are looking Into it. But It’s been that way for like 6 months or more...I’m really sad to hear @SIRIUSXM is shutting down @automatic. Instead of killing the product, they should really op… https://t.co/TZv01rphiT
5/1
2020
I’m shocked at how @Apple allows the false ad clicks for @Flipboard. Every time I lift my finger on an ad during a… https://t.co/vbHwbgkoZd
4/29
2020
@jboitnott @HollywoodUndrdg I bet if voting by cruise was a thing those in power wouldn’t have created this program.
4/28
2020
@mayli @pvm I’ve been trying to figure a good UI for this type of interaction. This works kind of well. I think the… https://t.co/AHOAMAHGed
4/26
2020
@akennberg @paulg And that assumes the circumstances are the same. Example the bullying that occurred when we were… https://t.co/ohFM36vthM
4/24
2020
@Kylar @hulu It’s really good. I think it’s also on Netflix in Canada
4/22
2020
Here's my second Post! Can't wait to add vine to it. https://t.co/TFtt07z4f2
4/20
2020
@jutanclan I was thinking the grapevine @jutanclan I plan to cross post it tomorrow, and add a vine to it.My first post in years! I hope to finish my second tomorrow. https://t.co/isvFbxnOoR
4/19
2020
@appsforartists Don’t forget thirsty.
4/16
2020
@WGSRS @pdixon96 @woodhouse_grove @alexfinlaysonn Wrong alexfinlayson....A new epidemiology model finds that, if Trump had taken action on social distancing two weeks earlier than he did,… https://t.co/mzua2nWAP7
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4/15
2020
It’s not good enough for social media to just take down misinformation, especially when it’s sponsored. They should… https://t.co/bMghPThmgkAgain and again... There’s always proof of incompetence... but will enough people care? https://t.co/u2N1ITtRUdMy prediction for products that will be big next year at #CES2021 disinfectant boxes for groceries/packages and other quarantine specials.
4/13
2020
@Kylar Avengers 1? I must have missed that reference too
4/12
2020
Glad this is happening! https://t.co/FNCivnyrm7
4/11
2020
@hrag That’s fair, I’m more worried about human rights being violated after we solve this problem. I worry some gov… https://t.co/0iioNyUEoJ @hrag Who's they? Google already gets this data from users who get value out of sharing that data. If this were a p… https://t.co/gZDzMJB0i3Instead of having phones track people by sending tracing data to a centralized hub, instead why not have it all loc… https://t.co/sFV5U1XqQFI'm obviously not having the typical @Windows installation experience@. But who the hell thought it was a good idea… https://t.co/hUW1cbx8xv
4/10
2020
@andrewtrabulsi It’s the biggest house of cards in history, if he doesn’t keep power it all comes crashing down. He’ll do whatever it takes.
4/9
2020
@dox1n No it has a depth sensor. If you make a 3d model it works apparently. Although that’s fixable if apple wants.
4/6
2020
If Apple isn’t adding finger print sensor back or some other unlock mechanism, they will lose customers. Unlocking… https://t.co/tmtKxC4tnx
4/5
2020
This is just great advice for every manager/leader. https://t.co/AvRlCDRYty
3/31
2020
@StephenJMac @timenash I’ve seen some cars near me drive thru stop signs because of lack of traffic. That could get dangerous quickly.
3/29
2020
.@JustinTrudeau's daily briefing: introducing a new Canada Emergency Response Benefit (replacing 2 others announced… https://t.co/xSweZWSyyB
Retweeted by Alex Finlayson @karagates @isaidicanshout Who makes that?
3/27
2020
@pkuhar In that world: If you have covid your phone becomes a beacon warning others in proximity about your status.
3/25
2020
@camron @nathanbraun @Aella_Girl You can also borrow to buy, renters pay the mortgage, and unlike index fund, there… https://t.co/dCPgNXURku
3/22
2020
With interest rates at close to zero, and a bunch of people unable to work, it’s a great time to start a startup wh… https://t.co/n3WFXzkxhB @WindAddict Please please don't under estimating the GOP. They will do whatever it takes to keep power. And getting… https://t.co/XAf1MMGzbK @WindAddict Can we agree context matters? 2008 was a much different time & they were walking a fine line trying not… https://t.co/8sf5lAeScM
3/18
2020
@WindAddict What do you mean, please I’m curious... I’m not looking to fight. Im honestly worried everyone is think… https://t.co/0gzqIYUFa4 @WindAddict Do you think Jaywalkers and murders should be treated the same? Let's not "both sides" this. Biden and… https://t.co/gcinu3vBnq
3/16
2020
@andrewtrabulsi There's been a few delays in the Video game world that really would have been a nice distraction ri… https://t.co/yRnCoUXYpo
3/15
2020
With @colbertlateshow @LastWeekTonight and other shows stopping indefinitely due to #coronavirus it’d be a really g… https://t.co/wiysbcfJmf
3/14
2020
@Swatipedia @Ma47Varified Are any candidates doing digital rallies? That seems like the obvious response to all thi… https://t.co/HSUEsGBKe3 @Kylar If I’ve learned anything from @TheRock in @skyscrapermovie that’s all you need to do is restart it.
3/13
2020
And I’d be ok with him taking credit for it. It’d be the biggest increase in the stock market ever, and he would be… https://t.co/O7KJtMZL3hThis is a very novel approach to gathering mass anonymized data to produce better detection. https://t.co/1R7jPvkjT7 @joshavant Traffic's been better....
3/12
2020
@MattLRogers @PeteButtigieg You guys did a great job! You should feel proud!
3/2
2020
It is a good reminder that when the Democratic presidential candidate is young and fresh, they win. Kennedy, Carter… https://t.co/R0UfCBpebv
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2/26
2020
@hockeynight Holy crap there's still time for me to play an NHL game... got to get back into game mode!I wonder if @twilio has any data about the number of pollsters call their numbers.
2/23
2020
@jboitnott They are all going to Canada where people respect the added benefit of immigrants to their culture not a… https://t.co/GrMGs25PlSImagine if political campaigns used technology to have a conversation with their donors instead of yelling “hey I w… https://t.co/c7409GMMA5
2/22
2020
@DonMillsRealtor Biden? What about Bloomberg and Buttigieg. Bs are getting a lot of coverage, only one A
2/21
2020
My guess is that Bloomberg doesn’t release his taxes until after Super Tuesday and after he wins.
2/20
2020
@sumeetparmar I’d say a large portion of self help books are based on that idea.
2/19
2020
This is why I’d love to see a welfare tax on companies like Walmart, who teach their employees how to get food stam… https://t.co/Lr9kn7wGlM
2/16
2020
This season went from bad to worse for the @SanJoseSharks, with 3 major players out for the season. Time to rebuild...
2/15
2020
You have till Friday to apply!!! https://t.co/ppub6KkE9s
2/10
2020
@akennberg That explains why they have an advantage over some of the other big name schools. Is it only for coop students or all students?Universities should teach students on how to #interview before they graduate. So many come out of school knowing mo… https://t.co/8dpUjtron9
2/9
2020
@jonlovett you need to put a shareable link to your last rant on “oh trumps gonna win”. I need to send it to everyone.
2/8
2020
@jboitnott Like always on car that can auto lock and have crazy good acceleration. When you have autopilot it helps… https://t.co/sTKERcW1lv
2/5
2020
@Kylar You could build a service that uses twilio to be a backup phone system in the left over computational power… https://t.co/9mRgpgn2qbI made an election survey using google sheets in 15 minutes. It can be used by billions of people on any device in… https://t.co/3Q5X83JQnPThe scale that an Iowa caucus operates is in the thousands, Who the hell is building and testing theses apps?? Ther… https://t.co/5nN98198P7
2/4
2020
Hey @match you are sending me unsolicited emails because you don’t verify your accounts. This may help your bottom… https://t.co/V30oq1HwvM
2/2
2020
@jutanclan I can’t believe I’ve only known about it for a year.
1/31
2020
@Scobleizer And the cure is? @alexisxrivas @coverbuild How much of @coverbuild is recyclable? How easy would it be to move a home? As a former h… https://t.co/lXOR6QyPrx @alexisxrivas @coverbuild I completely agree about nimby'ism, but I worry that Granny suites are just a bandaid sol… https://t.co/EPsFSm9DLkThis is fantastic! https://t.co/uMCQUtmYhw
1/19
2020
@hockeynight “You miss 100 percent of all shots you don’t take” ... or pucks you skate by @Kylar Nice, sorry I wasn’t there, I’m hoping maybe next week to be back. I’m assuming you’ll be back in cold country @Kylar Add a hockey game in there and that’s a typical of my first year working in the bay area.
1/14
2020

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