engineer, yahoo

Making a difference in the large corporate world

While chatting informally with some co-workers, I heard some of them talking about their frustrations about not feeling recognized for their work or working on projects they don’t think makes a difference. Corporations, which usually mean people in management roles, value those individuals who go beyond doing what they are told to do and look […]

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Yahoo Open House on Node.js, Olympics, Personalization

’Tis the season to talk tech, have some drinks, and hang out at Yahoo!    This Thursday we’re hosting our Pre-Holiday Engineering Open House and Good Time.  If you made it to our first open house, then you know not to miss this one! We will be talking tech, serving cocktails + mulled wine + snacks, and […]

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inspiration, yahoo

1-liner setup for your development environment

ydev setup <anything> I did an informal poll at Yahoo, and also with candidates who interview with Yahoo. When they join a new team, how long did it take to setup their dev environment.  It ranges from 30 minutes to a day, and even several days. I asked them what if I pour water on […]

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Picking Samsung Galaxy S3 over iPhone 5

In trying to pick iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S3 to replace my Blackberry. I was torn and have switched back and forth for the last 4 days. I finally found an old document written on November 1, 2011 7:52 AM in Evernote.  I wrote this document when I had the Blackberry and why I actually […]

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link: “Happiness Without a Good Work Ethic Is Pretty Impossible.”

http://happiness-project.com/happiness_project/2012/05/happiness-without-a-good-work-ethic-is-pretty-impossible/ via Byline Happiness interview: Hugh MacLeod. Hugh is a cartoonist with a wildly popular blog, gapingvoid. He is the master of capturing a large idea in a single drawing, and a great deal of his work focuses on happiness: how to find happiness in work; how to have the courage to be yourself, do […]

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