Thursday, July 28, 2005
Richard Feynman believed that devices and materials could someday be fabricated to atomic specifications when he said, "The principles of physics, as far as I can see, do not speak against the possibility of maneuvering things atom by atom." This scientific ideology came to be widely known as nanotechnology. Then "nano" became buzzword for the PR and advertising agencies. Now, nano-hummer. A sense of sarcasm engulfs my mind when I see this billboard across from our local nano-supermarket; the word "nano" applied to such a quintessential example of the American obsession with gargantuan existence.
Here is a poll for those who may find such news interesting. I always do, particularly when I am looking for companies to work for. Not surprised, but pleased, that Apple leads the group with significant margins. Click to view the original article on Business Week Online. Source: www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_31/b3945407.htm
Friday, July 15, 2005
As I have been browsing through Craigslist for a new job I came across some odd postings, but this one is definitely one of the best in recent weeks.
www.craigslist.org > san francisco > marketing jobs > Thinker last modified: Wed, 13 Jul 11:36 PDT
Thinker (downtown / civic / van ness)Reply to: see below Date: 2005-07-13, 11:36AM PDT Internet adult retail company wants to find a generally smart person to help them expand a mathematically based system. Before applying, please review our website at www.gamelink.com and ensure that you are comfortable with our business. If you had access to over 300,000 keywords, and 100,000 products and 50,000 movie stars and you wanted to find the most popular term, how would you go about it, empirically or with a method? We have more data, lines of logs, product lines and incentives than you can shake a stick at. If you've got a strong math or statistics background but haven't found your calling yet, we want to hear from you. But please don’t reply without reading this entire post. Reply to the email address found by answering these questions. Please concatenate the answers to form the email address. For example, if the 3 questions answers are 1) blue 2) green 3) red the email address would be firstname.lastname@example.org. 1) What is (i)^4? 2) If Sharon is older than Bob, and Bob is older than Frank, and Frank is 37. How old is Jill? 3) The beginning of eternity The end of time and space The beginning of every end, And the end of every place. 4) The answer is 5 In case you were born before the web, things have changed. There are no short bald guys with gold chains and hairy chests and Brooklyn accents in our company. This is first rate ecommerce organization with enterprise solutions and big 5 business processes. We combine a high-growth environment with an extremely diverse employee base to create a culture that gets things done without taking itself too seriously. Relax; it's just e-commerce. Our culture enjoys casual dress, but a professional spirit. Gamelink has been doing business since 1993, the year Jill turned 88. We offer a competitive compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k), commuter check and vacation benefits, among others. Our location is close to Civic Center BART.
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Saturday, July 02, 2005
Things have been a bit slow at work lately. Lack of morale fills the air. I spend the more productive moments working on my photographs. Last week I made this desktop wallpaper. It's from a shot at a bullfight I attended in Seville, Spain a few years ago.