It’s been a while since I updated my visited countries map. As in 2013 I’ve been to 5 new countries, I thought it was time for an update.
visited 27 states (12%)
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On Monday , our faculty had some guests… some of our former colleagues that now work at Google came to tell us
how cool it is to work at Google no, actually, they came to talk about the Google FileSystem and about the employment opportunities they had. The presentation was interesting enough, even if someone said it was the same as last year. 🙂 A bad mark for the ppt itself, the links were outdated. There was also a short presentation about the system engineers that make google.com work 24/7.
Just before I left, some guys from my year started talking about their experience as google interns, and while I don’t agree with add’s opinion that they were “typical nerds”, I have to say they looked lame in their red shirts and Noogler hats.
About working at Google… well, nothing new compared with what you already knew from a Google(!) search: you get 20% of the working time for your own projects, you work with some of the smartest people in the world in some great cities, but… to get there, you have to pass through several phone interviews + at least one on-site interview, and you have to know your algorithms. You don’t want to exaggerate your skills; as one of the guys there put it: “If you say you’re an expert on Python, you might get interviewed by the creator of Python” 😀
With the help of some colleagues, I just launched a new blog. It’s called Coder Tricks and it will contain programming tricks that the teachers don’t usually bother to tell you in programming courses. Hope you like it!
If you wish to offer any kind of feedback, you’re more than welcomed to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, let’s talk about the new OS. Yes, I know, I’m late again. People have been talking about it for la past 4 days. But I preferred to wait for a legal version from MSDNAA.
OK, let’s take it one by one:
So, am I gonna keep it? No, because I can’t do anything useful with it (because of the lack of memory), I don’t like all the security warnings and my XP hasn’t crashed in a very, very, very long time 🙂 Why change something that’s working?
Because I’m on vacation and I don’t really feel like doing my homework, i decided to take any quiz I could find on the internet 🙂 The funniest was the super-hero quizz. The results?
I am Spider-Man
|I am intelligent, witty,
a bit geeky and have great
power and responsibility.
Yeah right! 😆
I was trying to check my account on an well-known global website specialised in freelance software developement. (Un)fortunately, when I wrote the address in Firefox, I wrote .ro instead of .com. Surprise! The domain is registered by a PloieÅŸti, RomÃ¢nia-based company, is active and it offers pretty much the same services as its US counterpart.
After my unfortunate experience with Piatadesoft.ro, I became extremely careful with Romanian software sites, so the first thing I did was to check for the owner’s data. All I could find was a contact form, but no offline contact method. There are no projects on that website just yet, and my sincere hope is that there will never by any. If you read this, I strongly advise you NOT to use their services if they ever become active.
Well, since Andressa seems to have a good time in Poland and she doesn’t bother with the blog any more, we all have to find alternate sources of fun 🙂 Here are my nominations:
Razvan VarabiescuÂ has the excellent idea of a publicity system for the romanian blogs. I strongly support this idea, as it would probably allow to pay for the hosting (and maybe the domains) for my blogs and my website. He wants to gather 300 blogs, so if you’re a blogger and you haven’t signed up yet, hurry up 🙂
Great work Tudy! It actually works, I tryed it myself 😛
It seems Google is on a “launching spree” again. In the last two weeks thare have been at least 4 launches that interest me directly.
1. Google Analytics got public
Yupeeeee!!! If it’s impressive enough, I might just give up trafic.ro.
EDIT: Andressa might be right: for the average blogger, with no technical knoledge, this might be a bit too complicated. 🙁
I’m happy to tell you that we’ve just removed the wait to receive a Google Analytics account. Now anyone with a website can instantly create one for free by simply by visiting google.com/analytics or by clicking on the “Analytics” tab within AdWords. After you create an account, we suggest reading the Installation Guide to get it set up quickly and correctly.
When we founded Urchin we actually had an ad-based business model where we were able to give the product away for free. It didn’t last and we eventually went with a paid model. But when our company was acquired in April 2005 we worked with Google to determine a way to give it away for free again, this time with no ads. By doing this, we’re able to give all websites — large and small — the tools you need to better serve your customers, make more money, and improve the web experience for everyone.
Regardless of how you use Google Analytics, what’s important to me is that you’re using it at all. In other words, the more you take action based on web analytics data, the better the Internet becomes. That’s the underlying philosophy our team shares.
2. Google Desktop 4 now available in Romanian
Maybe this time I’ll keep it more than a couple of days…
Starting today, Google Desktop 4 is coming out of beta in 26 languages (including Romanian!); a Japanese version is now available in beta too. It’s easier than ever to search and personalize your computer no matter what language you speak. In version 4, we’ve aimed to improve Desktop’s performance and have added a few features you’ve asked for:
- Easier to add international gadgets – Use the new Add/Remove gadgets interface to easily find gadgets in other languages; choose the language you want in the top right corner
- Configurable Taskbar “gadgets” button – Just click the arrow to the right of the Google Desktop “gadgets” button, and hover over “Taskbar Button” to change the display – with text, or without, or remove it altogether
- Change the Sidebar font size – Cick the “Options” button located at the top of the Sidebar, and hover over “Font Size” to change the setting
3. Google Webmaster Central
We always aim to offer our users relevant and helpful results, and webmasters provide the great content that we point to. Unfortunately — though we’ve had the pleasure of chatting with many of you in a variety of forums, around the blogosphere, and at many conferences across the world — we simply haven’t been able to interact with every one of you. So we’re excited to announce our new Google Webmaster Central, which enables us to have productive conversations with many more of you, all the time.
Recently, we’ve added:
- A new Webmaster Central blog, where you’ll find lots of information about how we crawl and index sites.
- An expanded Webmaster Help Google Group featuring helpful conversations with other webmasters and Googlers.
- Tons of new and updated FAQs.
Furthermore, Google Sitemaps has been renamed Google webmaster tools. It’s more than a new coat of paint; we’ve added and improved lots of geeky goodies to help give you more info and control.
4. Google Apps for Your Domain
The main idea: if you’re a company, you might be interesting in offering your customers rebranded versions of Gmail, Google Talk, Calendar or Page Creator. It’s not really for me, but it sounds interesting anyway
Google Apps for Your Domain lets you offer our communication and collaboration tools to your entire organization â€” customizable with your branding, color scheme and content through the administrative control panel, and with no hardware or software to install or maintain.