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Monday, December 26, 2005

Google - Recruiting

Here is what Amazon has to say about competition when it comes to recriting the best talents...

Before Google, everyone pretty much used the same time-honored approach. Interview, offer, lather, rinse, repeat. But I think they've changed the game.

Everyone knows Google's doing a good job at hiring smart people. It's not just anecdotal; the numbers speak for themselves. We lose a lot of our best candidates to them. They're clearly doing something right.

...What they're doing can hardly be called recruiting anymore. The term "recruiting" implies that you're going out and looking for people, and trying to convince them to come work for you. Google has managed to turn the process around. Smart people now make the pilgrimage to Google, and Google spends the bulk of their time turning great people away.

[/Quote][Source: Google's Secret Weapon]

posted by 88Pro / Monday, December 26, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Early Christmas Party

Two of our friends got together and threw a early 2005, Christmas party last Thursday. It was executed in style and food was great. Everything just hit the spot. After a meal of Turkey, honey glazed Pork, Pork ribs, Sossages , Toss Salad, Potato Salad, Garlic bread, wine, Brownies, and Soft drinks, I was just full. Thank you everyone for making it a great evening and special thanks goes to E and Y.

posted by 88Pro / Saturday, December 24, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Happy B'Day to MEEEEE :-)

This is a post to remind everyone who forgot my B'day Yesterday. OK now that you have read this, more than the wishes, I will be expecting presents :-) Thank you in advance

posted by 88Pro / Monday, December 12, 2005

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Coffee & Leaf

Canon S50, F4, 1/60 Sec with inbuilt Flash.

I and my friends were at Barista last weekend. When the coffee finally arrived, we saw some skilled art and since I have gotten into the habit of carrying my camera everywhere, I managed to snap a shot :-) I wish I had a mini tripod to stabilize the camera and take this shot without using the flash but I didn't have that luxury. I hate using a direct flash on a close up subject.

posted by 88Pro / Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Bookmarks for Self

Few interesting stuff cross my way last week, here they are for my book marking purposes and for your pleasure.

IE Plug in for Firefox

My previous CTO shared this link with me. A very interesting plug in for Firefox, “IE Tab”. However much we love firefox there are still some sites which wont render properly in Firefox. This plugin is there for rescue. [download][preview]


Any of you having a Laptop or Digital camera knows how messy it becomes to clean the dusty display or the camera lens. Looks like LensPen is a great tool for this purpose. I hate when there are finger prints and dust on my laptop display.

Digital Story

The Digital Story seems to be a good site for people who are stepping into Photography. It has pod casts, blog and tips, all I find useful.

Free Books

If you are a person like me spending lot of money on books, you are going to love this site. Load of free books for download, including Effective Java to Refactoring by Martin Flow.[Link1][Link2][Link3]


ChangeThis has lot of small PDFs on lot of useful topics. Check it out, you might find some of them useful.


Some of the X-Googlers have started bloging their experiences when they were at Google. I am really hooked on this blog now, and I have started checking this multiple times a day for updates. [Link]

Ken Rockwel's Photography Reviews and Tips

If you want to learn about Photography and different types of lens and various other thinks related to photography here is the site for you by Ken Rockwel. I know I have already bloged about this but just to put it together with the other links. [Link]

posted by 88Pro / Saturday, December 03, 2005

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