enjoying salad since 1978.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Wedding Expressions suck

'Wedding Expressions' are a bad business.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Too Legit To Quit

"One "goes dumb" because he can escape the reality of feeling abandoned and left out from a society that isn't addressing his pain and frustration. The lack of hope, opportunity and employment eats at a man's conscience and psyche like maggots on the dead. My value and contribution to family and community is found in my ability to provide for my family and support the community with resources. I escape the pressures of this reality momentarily in my dance. In the dance I let go and I'm free." -MC Hammer's new blog

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A Picture Share!

Early morning San Francisco.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Oracle buys Sleepycat

It's finally official: Oracle bought Sleepycat, makers of Berkeley DB. On the Sleepycat site, they have a small whitepaper about how Google uses Berkeley DB for Google Accounts.

Back in 2003, I attended a training session on Berkeley DB run by Keith Bostic. I will have to dig up my notes.

I have always had a soft spot for Berkeley DB but working with it can be a frustrating experience. When I was first hired at Pyra, I was tasked with building a demo of Blogger that ran in a radically different way than the current Blogger.com does. I built it using Berkeley DB. It was fun but we ended up never releasing it.

Monday, February 13, 2006

A Picture Share!

Our hallway.

Monday, February 06, 2006


I misspelled maintenance.

A Picture Share!


Thursday, February 02, 2006

One of these things is not like the other

One of these things does not belong.

According to Engadget, the Royal Navy has launched six new Destroyers. Their names: Daring, Dauntless, Diamond, Defender, Dragon, and Duncan.

Google techtalks on Google Video

One of the things I like most about working at Google are all the speakers who come and lecture us on various issues. Sometimes people are too busy with their day job to attend these talks and so they are recorded for posterity.

Lucky for me. And now lucky for you because it looks like we have started posting a small collection of them online.