Month: February 2014

How NOT To Get A Job At Google

Thomas L. Friedman recently wrote a fluff piece in The New York Times called, “How To Get A Job At Google,” paraphrasing an interview from last year with Laszlo Bock, Goggle’s senior vice president on human operations. The takeaway point is that your G.P.A. doesn’t matter (never mind that Google recruiters still ask for it), it’s…

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Goodbye, Old HP Campus / Hello, New Apple Campus

An aerial photo of the old Hewlett-Packard (HP) campus at Wolfe Road and Homestead Road in Cupertino shows that it is no more after being demolished and scraped off the earth to make way for the new Apple campus. I don’t know if this was the same campus that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak worked at from…

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The Hunt For Discounted Holiday M&M’s Candies

After a major candy holiday—Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas—I cruise the local CVS stores to pick up bags of holiday milk M&M’s at a steep discount. The first week discount is 50%, the second week discount is 75%, and, if any bags are still available after two weeks, the final discount is 90%. I scored…

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Sony Exits The eBook Market

I wasn’t surprised by the announcement that Sony is leaving the ebook market that it pioneered. Their main problem has always been the premium price that they demanded for their brand name. When I got hired for a six-week contract as a quality assurance test lead in 2005 to work on what would become the Sony…

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