Does anyone remember a company called Borland? Or am I showing my age too much? 🙂 Spotted the other day, at a team event with my Netflix colleagues, in Mountain View.
Just spoke with an old Romanian friend of mine who told me this joke, which was famous in Romania during the “old times” and I thought I’d put it out here as it’s bloody hilarious. Quite likely “oldies” like me will laugh at this, but for the Romanian youngsters out there probably means nothing. Sic […]
I wrote before about what I think of handwriting — I think this is a dying communication form. And this is in favour of visual communication. See my previous post on whether handwriting is something I need to keep in my brain or not as well, where I was talking about the fact that one […]
I have worked recently in Netflix on a project which was hitting one of our Cassandra clusters. (By the way, we use Cassandra here a lot, wherever possible we prefer it to RDBMS, so we got tons of instances running Cassandra.) Part of what my code had to do was to retrieve a set of […]
This is another speech I’ve given at Valley Toastmasters and it’s part of the Competent Communicator manual, project #10: “Inspire Your Audience”. (The speech is actually based on a Ted talk given by Terry Moore titled “Why is ‘x’ the unknown” and you can watch it here: http://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_why_is_x_the_unknown ) As a reminder, the objectives of […]
After my first game for Silicon Valley Rugby — guess who played at blind side? 😉
One of the great Yelp finds 🙂
This is another speech I’ve given at Valley Toastmasters, and it’s part of Competent Communicator manual, project #6: “Vocal Variety”. As a reminder, the objectives of the project are: Use voice volume, pitch, rate and quality to reflect and add meaning and interest to your message Use pauses to enhance your message Use vocal variety […]