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Alex Finlayson @alexfinlayson San Francisco, CA

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

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Joined Twitter 4/3/08


@jalter Depends how you pronounced Roy.. is it like the first name or the former montreal Canadians goalie?
10/14
2019
For those who won’t listen to a 16 yr old girl....how about the Governor of the Bank of England? https://t.co/1It2YGGSrH
Retweeted by Alex Finlayson @akennberg I’ve been doing bananas and berries, since forever, but now that we have some fruit on our yard, I’ve be… https://t.co/s8rJbqj3aa
10/13
2019
I’m just figuring out home grown guava really ups my smoothie game. One of the luxuries of living in California.
10/12
2019
@tfadell I assumed this would lead to people being able to keep and recycle those materials locally at a house leve… https://t.co/1ihnVvXA1H @tfadell I’ve been working on the assumption that plastics have 0 value. Which I thought wouldn’t be true because w… https://t.co/GyN3h5cjCx @andrewtrabulsi Neither are 50 year old men, or rich children because of “bone spurs”. We can talk about women afte… https://t.co/bJZMLuI1iP
10/8
2019
Instead of having a "Nothing ever changes" Or "They all are corrupt attitude, go out and do something about it.Why aren’t the subways functional? Why is college so expensive? Why is your health insurance premium so high? Why d… https://t.co/oqXb7LBlU9
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10/7
2019
Hey @apple friends. How does “YouTube floating numbers house” return this result... https://t.co/jDRT8dqBQ8Hey @TEDxRyersonU your contact site is down. Probably want to either fix it, or take it down.On sick days I sometimes go down the @Wikipedia rabbit hole. Today I came across the article on #eviltwin WiFi node… https://t.co/b3W4VCM6D6 @1SecondEveryday Honeymoon 1 second everyday is a fantastic idea. I’m adding that to my calendar now. @mojombo This is driving me nuts. It’s definitely a downgrade.
10/5
2019
@CesarKuriyama Maybe safari can take a page from Facebook and randomly show a tab you did this time last year. At l… https://t.co/pg2GCS7VWOI really miss 3D Touch.. I’m curious if there’s a software solution to replace it. Might want to prototype that one.
10/1
2019
Game Theory is fascinating. https://t.co/2rIVecX1tl It's funny how no one ever made an infinite style real-time st… https://t.co/QnPHVwGH4C
9/29
2019
Crazy that @Google is now old enough to drink.
9/28
2019
@spacexpackage @Tesla Looks like it's been solved, I'm able to login now. @spacexpackage Same problem here, I can however login to my profile on @tesla's website. I've sent a message to a… https://t.co/EVNa1w5WlFThis is going to be super helpful for people like me that are UX Engineers who prototype things ... Wait I'm someon… https://t.co/TysiCiLDvD
9/27
2019
I might have missed something, but who is the Echo Loop for? The person who leaves their #FirePhone at home?
9/26
2019
Yes! https://t.co/3cEs0jQ5JM
9/24
2019
@HMeegs It reminds me of those at the bar who tries to pick up someone by hating on the person who rejected them. T… https://t.co/Q0QuT0z23cMay I suggest a reporter’s or news editor’s job should be to frame the story as the facts dictate - instead of lett… https://t.co/JQ1sXbgvL4
Retweeted by Alex FinlaysonCrazy how accurate Moore’s law has been over such a long period of time. https://t.co/hHRbQ22HGs
9/22
2019
I never got why conservatives weren’t the ones pushing for renewables. It makes no sense unless they were never rea… https://t.co/AEw2ao2KCIAre you at #fluxible2019? Come talk to us at the Google booth to learn about open roles we have at our Waterloo office!
Retweeted by Alex FinlaysonEvery. single. official. I don’t care if their the town dog catcher, we need to stand up to this abuse of power. https://t.co/vy7lg1wzLE
9/21
2019
I have really good balance and I don’t think I could do that. Wow. New hockey goals. https://t.co/YtmZSTyT97
9/19
2019
@jboitnott How long until gop creates a bill to allow old people to vote up to 16 years ahead, so they can keep gop… https://t.co/oR4NIiUz2dI remember when gop used to fight to the death for #StatesRights, but not one of them is defending California’s rig… https://t.co/p8pBjODsjm
9/18
2019
@jonlovett It’s obvious that humans created most of the tech to put humans in the matrix. The robots just used it.… https://t.co/vctlbzBkiZ
9/16
2019
I wonder what's the next word after neo (neoliberalism, neolithic, etc) to mean new after new. It better not be neo… https://t.co/B74GAKumdW
9/14
2019
So inspiring! https://t.co/zUp7RUffa1 @pkuhar I think they want to reward those who are willing to put effort in, and they wanted to give the east coast a win.
9/11
2019
@gruber You mean 4 lenses at oncePreorder at 5am PDT???? WHAT THE F #AppleEvent
9/10
2019
I wish someone made a poll where they showed how many people voted more than once, or were on fake accounts. It’s v… https://t.co/w1hG8omvFe
9/6
2019
Vaccination is one of the great advances of modern times—but due, in part, to misinformation about vaccines, many i… https://t.co/U08A17jTns
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9/1
2019
@chanian lol, help I'm 30 something and I can't get up. Next it'll be men starring in ads using women's products,… https://t.co/IhEPMnFQqO @chanian The irony might be, they spend all this time and money marketing and the experience of the product gets mo… https://t.co/bZ4HWNfftT @chanian They won't just feature you, they'll feature your friends being so impressed at how cool you are. It'll be… https://t.co/FVltHLjv8r
8/30
2019
Although this advice might work for a lot of people, it ignored the person he was giving it to. He assumed I was ju… https://t.co/zFi4AZ5gEBIn high school I had a boss at my part time job, who gave me my #worstcareeradvice. He told me that if I wanted to… https://t.co/NHb8aAIdMX
8/27
2019
@Kylar I can’t believe you have this, hahaha @paulg @naval The big 3 are: Money, Power (aka Status), and Sex (how did you miss that one). I agree with @paulg a… https://t.co/jFgb7afDOW
8/26
2019
@akennberg That makes a big assumption that apps are single purpose. If the app is primarily a car gas app that can… https://t.co/6ozU902nBF @akennberg That’s an example of when they might be useful, maybe the standards around notifications are too lenient… https://t.co/K6xLBkc149I'm curious who is asking for website notifications?? (Other than website owner) I can't believe #Chrome doesn't ha… https://t.co/VYCjMXJ5Y4 @HMeegs @NikkiHaley I wouldn't be a highly effective member of society, I'd probably be addicted to opioids. The Ca… https://t.co/iKPoMmt9bf @HMeegs @NikkiHaley As a Canadian living in USA, I know the advantages of both systems. But I thank my lucky stars… https://t.co/D9GMuswT5zI'm really liking what Apple did with UITableViewDiffableDataSource.
8/25
2019
End of an era for coal powered generation in Ontario #solarpower https://t.co/VwfXRKYnZ3
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8/23
2019
Ohh no solar - f’ing roadways was a lie?! https://t.co/OyYnsEgbCH
8/17
2019
Best Countries for Quality of Life, 2019: 1.🇨🇦CAN 2.🇸🇪SWE 3.🇩🇰DEN 4.🇳🇴NOR 5.🇨🇭SUI 6.🇫🇮FIN 7.🇦🇺AUS 8.🇳🇱NED 9.🇳🇿NZL… https://t.co/w3zbi7JzZ2
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8/11
2019
@cwgabriel Sadly, the future refused to change... https://t.co/26DL9Yf3Pc @ArmadilloShoe @ElectionsCan_E But it looks like you are right https://t.co/WgunTtznRN. Would love to get confirmat… https://t.co/FLocQ3O9nJ @ArmadilloShoe @ElectionsCan_E In 2015 ex-pats lost their ability to vote under Harper. I had moved back for the su… https://t.co/nA5oKlJduM
8/10
2019
@ElectionsCan_E I believe you must be a resident to vote, not just a citizen? Can you confirm?
8/8
2019
2019 mass shootings: 🇦🇹 0 🇩🇰 0 🇫🇮 0 🇩🇪 0 🇮🇹 0 🇮🇪 0 🇱🇺 0 🇨🇭 0 🇬🇧 0 🇭🇺 0 🇪🇸 0 🇵🇹 0 🇸🇬 0 🇸🇦 0 🇧🇪 0 🇸🇪 0 🇦🇺 0 🇫🇷 0 🇳🇿… https://t.co/HAB68iPdkF
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8/4
2019
@tfadell If companies were required to take back their shipping materials, they’d find the most efficient ways to r… https://t.co/MW4so7SjAc
7/31
2019
@Kylar Redacted. I’ll tell you when it ships.
7/30
2019
While working on replacing my bathroom sink, I’m also listening to @nealstephenson’s #TheFall. There’s interesting… https://t.co/D8aIwiXofG
7/28
2019
There needs to be a standard set in place for things like login. It's too easy for social engineers to reset passwo… https://t.co/jymljWM9Cr
7/27
2019
What a great idea, I love it when non traditional game developers (journalists) make unique games. https://t.co/0T5CQc566X #misinformerFinally 2 years after working on #nesthello I live in a place where I can use it. I’m super excited!!
7/26
2019
Friends in #SanFrancisco: Come meet @PeteButtigieg this Wednesday. He'll be talking with a few great local leade… https://t.co/4vWykPa3pz
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7/21
2019
@RealJohnRCarter @chempatty @IAStartingLine @PeteButtigieg Also would be worth taxing/penalizing bad parents, becau… https://t.co/5wnCzQ8kvV @RealJohnRCarter @chempatty @IAStartingLine @PeteButtigieg Agreed but we need to pay the good teachers much much be… https://t.co/RurFY0s2t3This is the best quote I’ve heard in a while. With better teachers we get better soldiers better doctors and better… https://t.co/ogC46akllL @RealJohnRCarter @chempatty @IAStartingLine @PeteButtigieg In tech, we judge ppl by the amount of impact. Yes a goo… https://t.co/A3xWVnoC5V
7/20
2019
@HMeegs @CloneNic Wow I just showed my wife the intro, because Canadian TV in the 80s was so innocent. Next on my l… https://t.co/CLuGbYUcA0
7/15
2019
@jboitnott *Correction* future of car ownership for poor people. Rich people will buy their own cars like rich people buy their own planes.
7/11
2019
@paulg This is the reason UX engineers exist at google, to make prototypes of the concept. Because showing is alway… https://t.co/05yXQEGk5b @Kylar I’m guessing anyone on the corenfc can tell you the answer is almost certainly yes. @Kylar You must look within ones own workings to know this.
7/10
2019
@jboitnott Yes I agree but not in this form, land is the problem not the structure. Micro apartments seem more likely.
7/4
2019
News: Hero pup saves town from Tornado https://t.co/uFDxBFkXFO
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6/30
2019
Hayley Wickenheiser is an incredible human being. Also, she’s headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Because this is wh… https://t.co/fkS2iiK40Z
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6/28
2019
Angry about today's Supreme Court decision? One vote kept our democracy in jeopardy. A. Single. Vote. Channel… https://t.co/iYeLwwvPcI
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6/27
2019
Global warming is a huge challenge for humanity, I’m glad some smart people working on engineering the shit out of… https://t.co/bW0qX4IgqDI’m surprised lawful resents are eligible... interesting strategy. https://t.co/PPWHXLHTqq @crcunningham The movie was super dark. I wonder how it compares?
6/25
2019
It’s funny @apple maps does locations by physical locations not tags. After moving it recommends going to the old h… https://t.co/J9yRWp5OrFMaybe having a correction happen on the election of 45 would have been better then making the bubble get bigger ...… https://t.co/2xDSArDxAP
6/22
2019
@andrewtrabulsi He needs to find some other states to make up for Michigan and potentially Texas? It’s gonna be bac… https://t.co/QDA2a8SNtn
6/21
2019
@appsforartists Holy carp you wrote a political tweet... that’s a twist.I got tired of waiting for @Tesla to release their pickup truck so I made my own. #TRUCKLA https://t.co/jqT97v3L0c
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6/19
2019
I got a phone call from what sounded like a mac text to speech telling me my social security number is suspended...… https://t.co/8b0EOvmvQ8 @akennberg My long shot theory is usa will do it either by the current administration if it’s here for 8 years, jus… https://t.co/MRv6g2FZzk
6/18
2019
As a @NHL fan it’s really weird that the @nba give the trophy to the owner... I must have missed the winning basket… https://t.co/hVxGZKfKApCongrats to all my friends back home and the @Raptors on the huge nba championship!!!
6/14
2019
@nestmatt I don’t think much has changed and that’s the problem. We don’t live in the naive world where there’s onl… https://t.co/qOHmjnsTgo
6/12
2019
Holy crap Marvel is figuring out games just as they finished their MCU Phase 3, Spiderman was amazing, and now Aven… https://t.co/tTw4PoNNcP
6/11
2019
Great question, even better an answer! @nhl could learn a thing or two from this. https://t.co/P5HD9SXM8b
6/10
2019
@Kylar Sad we didn’t get to play one last game. Hopefully you can come back for one once I’m back @lisjesika I’m surprised there aren’t more baby ‘x’s running around.
6/7
2019
Well put! https://t.co/pMJhRohDNH @JashSayani @BernieSanders Are you trying to say this is communist? Because Walmart teaches their employees to use… https://t.co/xoK12H55U5
6/6
2019

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