April 05, 2003

The Register on Google News and Press Releases

This is amusing. Apparently someone at The Register is annoyed by Google News showing press releases.

Hm. I dunno. Is it really that big a deal?

Posted by jzawodn at 08:18 PM

April 04, 2003

USB Floppy RAID on Mac OS X

This is also amusing. A co-worker pointed out the USB Floppy Disk RAID page. They now have USB RAID working on memory sticks too.

I remember joking about this seven or eight years ago, but never thought anyone would actually do it. That's too cool.

Posted by jzawodn at 05:25 PM

April 03, 2003

Automatic Blog Entry Generator

This is amusing. A co-worker pointed out the The Apathetic Online Journal Entry Generator.

If you too lazy to write today's blog entry, give it a try! :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 12:13 PM

April 02, 2003

Microsoft aims for Google

According to this Reuters article, Microsoft has decided to finally stop ignoring Google.

"We do view Google more and more as a competitor. We believe that we can provide consumers with a better product and a better user experience. That's something that we're actively looking at doing," Bob Visse, director of marketing for Microsoft's MSN Internet services division, said.
Visse said the company was making some significant investments in developing a better search engine. But the company has not offered specific plans.

Hmm. This will be interesting. It's always interesting when Microsoft decides to compete with you.

Hey, technically Microsoft is now a Yahoo customer, since they use Inktomi behind the scenes and Yahoo bought Inktomi. I wonder what this all means...

Posted by jzawodn at 01:35 PM

McNealy leaves the asylum

In a news.com article titled Sun execs boomerang back to old HQ we learn about the fact that Sun's execs have left their new Santa Clara campus and moved back to Menlo Park. No big deal. The entertaining part of the article is a few paragraphs into it.

Sun opened the Santa Clara campus in June 2000, after the Internet bubble had burst but before the resulting spending slowdown shrank the company's quarterly revenue by about 40 percent. The site, a former insane asylum, features a prominent clock tower that housed McNealy and other top executives.

That explains a lot, doesn't it?

Posted by jzawodn at 10:36 AM

April 01, 2003

We're Hiring a Perl Hacker

Are you a Perl Hacker looking for work?

Yahoo!'s Engineering Infrastructure group is looking for a motivated Perl hacker interested in developer support tools. Help build the next generation of package configuration, release management, bug-tracking and build tools used by Yahoo! developers worldwide. A BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent and 4+ years experience with Perl and Unix is required. Experience with CVS, Makefiles, SQL, and PHP a plus.

Interested? Apply here or send me your resume.

Disclaimer. I get a referral bonus if you tell 'em I sent you and you get hired.

Update #1: Apparently the page isn't linkable, so you'll just have to send a resume to me. The outsourced jobs site apparently uses POST or something just as dumb and unlinkable.

Update #2: The job is at Yahoo HQ in Sunnyvale, CA.

Posted by jzawodn at 10:51 AM

Are you fooling?

Several folks at work announced that they're changing jobs soon. The announcements were along the lines of "when I get back from vacation, I'll be taking a new position doing..."

Of course, nobody knows what to believe, being April 1st and all.

If they're legit, we need to slap these guys for picking the worst possible day to make such an announcement. If not, then we'll soon know how many people were fooled.

Personally, I don't know what to believe. I'm suspicious of just about everything I read on April 1st.

On a related note, I was really hoping that The Onion would do something extra special today. But it seems not. Oh, well.

Posted by jzawodn at 09:22 AM

March 31, 2003

My blog's value

According to BlogShares, my blog is currently worth $626.54.


I wonder which will do better in the long run... my blog or company stock? :-)

Posted by jzawodn at 02:37 PM

A Million Gigabytes

If you need a place to store a million gigabytes, look no further than IBM's new TotalStorage controller. "The SVC uses four 2 Gb/s FibreChannel interfaces, a 4GB cache and dual 2.4GHz Pentium 4 to manage heterogeneous hard disk storage independently of application servers." Apparently is can sustain 1Gbps of I/O.

And, of course, it runs Linux. :-)


Posted by jzawodn at 08:58 AM