Something you can count on I managed to get up at 8am to go to the gym today. This is impressive, because:– Today is Saturday.– I went to the gym yesterday. But that’s not really the story here. Rather, we had a substitute teacher for our gym class who giggled in an adorable, Japanese-school-girl’ish way,… Continue reading Three short tales of not speak English
I’m in apartment-hunting mode, and have amassed a set of criteria for my search that I thought you might benefit from… and be able to easily add to! With the new release of Google Docs and Spreadsheets (horrid name, super product), I can now do all sorts of cool stuff! For instance, I’ve embedded the… Continue reading How to pick an apartment (with the help of a damn cool Google Spreadsheet "wiki")
I work in a small office with three other Googlers. That’s pretty typical around here; I don’t know of a single person that has their own office, though we’re always free to roam to a quieter place with our laptops and ubiquitous wireless access. It’s also a delightfully multicultural office:– One Croatian fellow.– One Chinese… Continue reading [Blippet] The Case of the Changed Chairs
Today is a bad day. A particularly consistent bad day. Not an awful day, mind you, but just bad enough to be laughably annoying. And this got me to thinking… Why is it that bad luck seems to come in strings… chains… in groups… whatever? My example today: Had bathroom conflicts with roomie and her… Continue reading Looks like I got a case of the Mondays. But why?
I recently noticed that a fellow Googler posted some thoughtful tips about interviewing at Google, and — now that I’m a bit more comfortable blogging about Work — I figured I’d contribute to the conversation a bit by offering my own, unofficial tips. Note the unofficial part. I work in Search Quality; aside from occasionally… Continue reading Getting hired by Google
I guarantee* that the following all-natural AdamSpecial (“CafeKeek” in honor of my now-undoubtedly-horrified French friends) will put a pep in your step, will put the mmmmm in mooove, will take the ache out of awake… Required…1) Coffee beans + grinder (ideal) OR not-terribly-fine-ground coffee (okay) OR instant coffee (will do in a pinch; can ignore… Continue reading Natural energy boosters guaranteed to kick your ass (in a good way)
I’ve been duly inspired by my friend Graham. And given that I’m too lazy / cautious / tired to do a deep and meaningful and original blog entry this evening, I’ve decided to instead just share a few thoughts about the search phrases people have used to get to my humble BLADAM 2.0 site over… Continue reading Luck, girls, flies, truffles, tall people, and 100 BILLION dollars
A few days ago, I lost my wallet. Understandably, I was pretty bummed… but I was also grateful that I had taken some steps ahead of time to minimize the damage. So, without further ado, let me share with you some suggestions so you, too, can suffer less when you stupidly lose your wallet. 1.… Continue reading Top 8 things to do before (and after) you stupidly lose your wallet
Love Avenue Q? Appreciate Jewish humor? Watch what happens when the cast of Avenue Q mashes up with the cast of Fiddler on the Roof! P.S.—I’d like to hat-tip a fellow blogger, but I can’t remember exactly where I first saw this (I just re-found it via a YouTube search). Much apologies. Next time, I’ll… Continue reading Blippet: [Video] Avenue Q + Fiddler on the Roof — oy vey, so gay!
Okay, I admit it. I missed the boat and jealously hollered that naming anything Web 2.0 is a bunch of crap. So more recently I thought, hey, that’s no problem, I’ll just glom onto Web 3.0, the semantic Web. I mean, look, I have lots of nice Jewish programmer friends, so who am I to… Continue reading I’m staking a claim to Web 4.0!