Here's hoping the best and most meaningful Christmas for you and your families....
Merry Christmas everyone!
...nobody throws chairs at Google, unlike management practices used at some other well-known technology companies. We foster to create an atmosphere of tolerance and respect, not a company full of yes men.Heh.
To update on the other things happening in our life, i recently started a contract work as a software dev with angel. It's truly a blessing, and I'd like to thank angel for pulling me along. I'm enjoying the work, the great work environment and the boss with a big heart. The financial benefit is also so timely, specially now that we're on the brink of selling the shop. Mommy hannah is going full time with Sam and I can't manage the shop as I did before.
Also, the laptop's so slick. :) and yeah, that's what blog was supposed to be about. Mobile blogging. We'll, actually not realy mobile, since i'm stil tethered to the phone line. But it's as mobile as I could get for the mean time. hehe.
I (Sean) have been hired by Google, moved to Seattle, and have been working on the Google Talk team for about a month and a half. The goal of Google Talk is to make real-time communication as open as possible, and in that regard, I've been working to offer all of Google Talk's features into other clients. Currently, I'm working on making it as easy as possible for other clients to use Google Talk's voice features. You can expect Gaim and other clients to be interoperable with Google Talk's voice features in the near future.emphasis mine.
If you had bothered to do five seconds of background checking, you might have discovered that I am the guy who responded to Craig Mundie’s “Who are you?” with “I’m your worst nightmare”, and that I’ve in fact been something pretty close to your company’s worst nightmare since about 1997.
Maybe you will build up a robust feature set and I will improve my usability. Maybe your straightforward interface will bring new people into the IM market who have been intimidated out of it by the more complex clients.Which is really a good thing to hear. Knowing that they understand very well the importance of simplicity and usability. She didn't rant about the "lack" of features of the Google talk, but rather put it in a very constructive way (and thus didn't hurt my fanboy heart, heh).
Edubuntu is a version of the [WWW] Ubuntu operating system suitable for classroom use. As an educator you'll be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an online learning environment, in an hour or less -- then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek.
... is a time management solution that allows you to easily track what you do during your day. ClockWork is ideal for anyone who works with clients on an hourly basis, or needs a solution to track productivity for any task or project.
... unlike a general web search, the BitTorrent web crawler interacts with each torrent behind the scenes to determine the number of nodes downloading and uploading through it. That lets the search engine order its results by the throughput of each torrent.
Bill Gates is one of the people with Firefox on his computer, so I asked him for his opinion.Blake Ross has a very firm answer to Bill Gates's last comment: YES, people are actually using Firefox
"I played around with it a bit, but it's just another browser, and IE [Microsoft's Internet Explorer] is better," Mr Gates told me, and challenged my assertion that Firefox's 'market share' is growing rapidly.
"So much software gets downloaded all the time, but do people actually use it?"
In the end of course the users[viewers] win either way. Like two farmhands vying for the love of a girl, no matter which one emerges victorious the lady's got a lot of flowers...And we get to choose between Ann Curtis and Angel Locsin.
an ongoing community art project where people mail-in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.Great read. (someone cried while we were reading this. hehe )
Gates: "Yes. You there with your hand up."
Me: "Mr. Ballmer? Mr. Gates? What about spyware and virii on the Longhorn platform?"
Bill: "As our slogan says, 'It just works!'"