Shortlog - a log of everyday things
- Drove down to Palo Alto to interview with imo. Impressions: they are all REALLY sharp folks.
I felt I did acceptably on the first two interviews, although I needed a little
more prompting than I had hoped, particularly for the second problem. My
implementations eventually reached adequacy, though. For obvious reasons, I
can't discuss the problems themselves.
- Had lunch with Robert Burke and John Rizzo (who both work for imo). We
went to this Chinese place and I had sweet walnut prawns, which were absolutely
amazing. I need to find more Chinese places that serve this dish.
- My third interview (which was after lunch) was a bit worse - probably part
food coma, part harder problem. I got way more prompting than I should have,
although I eventually produced an adequate implementation.
- Chatted with Robert for a bit on technology, life, the universe, and
everything. Also played his Tetris Attack clone.
One of these days I'll figure out how to make longer chains, and everything about that game will
just click, and it'll be amazing. So far, however, this has not happened.
- Drove home. Traffic was very congested.
- Computered (I'm making up words now) for about 20 minutes
- Laid down for a "20 minute nap"
- Woke up 4.5 hours later when Andrew called me, asking if I was going to Justine's get-together. Oops.
- Went to Justine's get-together. There were eight people playing Bananagrams; I managed to win a round.
- Sat around on the couches, discussed Geocities, Pokémon (and Pokémon
cards!), world records, the difference between NASCAR and Formula 1 racing
(including cubane), and the
.edu TLD. Good times were had by all. Quote of the evening: Greg, to Justine:
"That was way too high-pitched for us to understand what you were saying, but we got the gist."
Maybe it was a had-to-be-there moment.
- Drove home, wrote blog entry.