Profile Of a Typical Yahoo! Engineer (2005)

The Typical Yahoo!  Engineer from this point known as Y!E. (this is all my personal ramblings, if it doesn’t fit you, sorry.. it fits me) Y!E is someone who drools when his needs to design his software to work for 30 millions users.   Potentially growing at 40% every year. Y!E designs software with no upper […]

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Dream Big

Yahoo! News reached 40 million unique users per month recently. Today I was sitting around the conference with my co-workers chewing the fat. I was telling them that in my mind, we are at a second phase of Yahoo! News. It’s a phase of large numbers.In the next 3-5 years we can grow to 80 […]

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Obsessed with Y!

I admit I’m a bit obsessed with working at Yahoo!  I don’t work very very long hours but I spend a lot of my free time thinking about Yahoo!   I don’t believe I’m a workaholic, just someone who loves his job. I used to apologize for being so obsessed, but now I’ve come to terms […]

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Work To Live or Live To Work?

It’s an age old question and people have different perspectives on this. Of course there is your family and friends who see a completely different side of you for like 4 hours a day and weekend time and of course those are the people who will always be there for you and they are the […]

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Too Old At 34 For A Software Engineer

The photo is of my holding my Treo phone, my daughter Cate was taking a photo of me taking a photo of her. My dad was the person who pushed me into software engineering in college (I was drifting a bit with no goals) But after working for 5 years in SGI, my dad saw […]

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Spending The Night At Yahoo!

Tonight I don’t feel like driving home. I’m here with my 2 pillows and the Yahoo! blanket we got for 2003 Christmas. I’ll be spending the night trying to catch up on some work. It feels strangely very comforting to be here. Yahoo! has been like my 2nd home for the last 5 years. I […]

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Never ending bug list

I currently have 280 bugs assigned to me with priority 1,2,3 I don’t think I’ll ever finish the list.  A lot of them are just little annoying bugs.. But if they’ve been in the queue for 1-2 years, probably no one cares any more. One day I’ll clean up this list, get rid of the […]

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