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Archive for July, 2006

Internet Ghetto

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Myspace.com is the ghetto of the internet. It is like angelfire and geocities all over again, only with people that are even dumber than back in the day. You were a nerd just for going near a computer in the mid 90’s. Also, 25% of the page loads are server error or refusing the tcp connection.
Yisong posted about taking personal info off sites like facebook and myspace. Some people have resorted to all out lying. One of my friends was asked almost exclusively about his myspace wall in an interview. I suggest you checkout his wall post about eating balls (after you remove all your personal info from your profile).

Look, here is a picure of my cat reading a book, then falling asleep. (It was actually a book on perl best practices. I guess cats aren’t into that.)
Kittay Reading a Book Kittay asleep from reading

New 4th of July pics up

Monday, July 10th, 2006

2006 4th of July was just as cool as last year’s. As predicted I started drinking at 3pm up to about 10 when the fireworks started. I got a few pictures I put up here.

Seattle Skyline at Night

Fireworks

Blogalicious

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

OMG!!! My last post was so bloggy, that I had to blog about it. It made me feel so blogtastic to link to another blog and blogmazingly rant about it. This is really what blogging is about: Blogging about how blogfully blogstravigant your last blog post was.

google Strikes again

Thursday, July 6th, 2006

The google branding is nuts. I can’t beleive people buy into their crap. Check this post out. The gist is that google has the coolest strategy for maintaining their talent pool. First he plots people on a linear scale of talent, then says more restrictive strategies graph better than less restrictive stategies. With ideas like this, only the dumbest of computer scientists would think google has any good ideas left.

“OMG, i got an offer from google, they have the best hiring bar, I must be so cool like google.” If you were that cool, you could get a job at a better company than google. Think about it, they are hiring thousands of engineers a year and will just stick you on some bogus project that makes no money. When google goes under, you will be asked by a real company how to scale a system and you will be like, “I don’t know jack about that, they only let smart people work on that”.

To top it off, the “Lake Wobegon Effect” is the effect where most people think they are above the median. Maybe google is blinded by their own ridiculous branding to see that there just aren’t enough smart people around to keep their hiring bar as high as they think it is.

Canada, eh

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

Since this blog is brand new, there will most likely be a flurry of posts, then silence for months. I don’t really care, blogs are dumb.

Last weekend Robin and I drove up to Vancouver to hang out and see some sights. Pictures here. The weekend before that we went to the Seattle zoo and saw some animals.

Here is a “No Feeding Allowed” sign with a racoon on it. 20 ft (6.1 meters) away, this kid was feeding racoons.

No Feeding Allowed Sign Feeding Raccoons

4th of July

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

I finally found the time to fix all my computers that have been busted for months. I also registered johncarrino.net. I set up a now empty wiki at /wiki, a dumb blog at /blog and as always a gallery at / and /gallery. I registered the domain, but am to cheap to buy dns, so currently it just redirects to my dynDNS, carrino.myphotos.cc.

The plan for the holiday and the day off is to wake up at noon and start drinking at 1. Probably hang downtown all day, get some sun, take some pictures and watch some fireworks.

Here is a picture for my first post, just because it is obligatory. It is of the fireworks from last year.
Last 4th of July

About

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

You probably know who I am if you are reading this. If you don’t know me, stop stalking me.

I went to school in Illinois from the ages of 4.75 to 22.5. I got a BS and MS in Computer Science at the University of Illinois. I then went to Amazon.com in June of 2005 and have been working there since.