How to pick an apartment (with the help of a damn cool Google Spreadsheet "wiki")

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")

Getting hired by Google

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

Natural energy boosters guaranteed to kick your ass (in a good way)

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)

Luck, girls, flies, truffles, tall people, and 100 BILLION dollars

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

Top 8 things to do before (and after) you stupidly lose your wallet

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

Blippet: [Video] Avenue Q + Fiddler on the Roof — oy vey, so gay!

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!