Archive for May, 2009

WTF Greenlake? Souped Up is closing…

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I learned earlier this week that Souped Up Cafe on Greenlake is closing as of today, and I’ve been a little bit sad the whole week because of it. Meagan and I have been going there on weekends since shortly after we moved into the ‘hood (North Greenlake, or the Greenlake Ghetto as I like [...]

Google writes an algorithm to fix staffing problem??

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

A recent WSJ article discusses issues that Google is having retaining some of their employees: Current and former Googlers said the company is losing talent because some employees feel they can’t make the same impact as the company matures. Several said Google provides little formal career planning, and some found the company’s human-resources programs too [...]

Telus Festival 2009

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

In what is quickly becoming an annual tradition, a few of us headed up to Whistler for the last weekend of the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival. While we didn’t have as large a crew as last year (nor the audacity to shout at emcees during the pro photo showdown…), good times were still [...]

Contrast

Friday, May 1st, 2009

The following two emails arrived within a minute of each other to a similar list of recipients: Email #1:┬áBike Ride Tomorrow — Be There! We are going to do a little ride tomorrow and you should join us. We’d like to get in at least 60 miles, but let’s shoot for 80+ We can venture [...]

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