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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

3D image, How many can you see?


21 Interview questions from Google

Do you have answers?

1. Solve this cryptic equation, realizing of
course that values for M and E could be
interchanged. No leading zeros are allowed.


2. Write a haiku describing possible methods
for predicting search traffic seasonality.

3. What is the next line?
1 1
2 1
1 2 1 1
1 1 1 2 2 1

4. You are in a maze of twisty little passages,
all alike. There is a dusty laptop here with a
weak wireless connection. There are dull,
lifeless gnomes strolling about. What dost
thou do?
A) Wander aimlessly, bumping into
obstacles until you are eaten by a grue.
B) Use the laptop as a digging device to
tunnel to the next level.
C) Play MPoRPG until the battery dies
along with your hopes.
D) Use the computer to map the nodes
of the maze and discover an exit path.
E) Email your resume to Google, tell the
lead gnome you quit and find yourself
in whole different world.

5. What's broken with Unix?How would you fix it?

6. On your first day at Google, you discover
that your cubicle mate wrote the textbook
you used as a primary resource in your first
year of graduate school. Do you:
A) Fawn obsequiously and ask if you
can have an autograph.
B) Sit perfectly still and use only soft
keystrokes to avoid disturbing her
C) Leave her daily offerings of granola
and English toffee from the food bins.
D) Quote your favorite formula from the
textbook and explain how it's now
your mantra.
E) Show her how example 17b could
have been solved with 34 fewer lines
of code.

7. Which of the following expresses Googleâ–¡
over-arching philosophy?
A) "I'm feeling lucky"
B) "Don't be evil"
C) "Oh, I already fixed that"
D) "You should never be more than
50 feet from food"
E) All of the above

8. How many different ways can you color an
icosahedron with one of three colors on
each face?

What colors would you choose?

9. This space left intentionally blank. Please fill it
with something that improves upon emptiness.

10.On an infinite, two-dimensional, rectangular
lattice of 1-ohm resistors, what is the
resistance between two nodes that are a
knight's move away?

11.It's 2 PM on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the
Bay Area. You're minutes from the Pacific
Ocean, redwood forest hiking trails and world
class cultural attractions. What do you do?

12.In your opinion, what is the most beautiful
math equation ever derived?

13. Which of the following is NOT an actual
interest group formed by Google employees?
A. Women's basketball
B. Buffy fans
C. Cricketeers
D. Nobel winners
E. Wine club

14.What will be the next great improvement in
search technology?

15.What is the optimal size of a project team,
above which additional members do not
contribute productivity equivalent to the
percentage increase in the staff size?
A) 1
B) 3
C) 5
D) 11
E) 24

16.Given a triangle ABC, how would you use only
a compass and straight edge to find a point P
such that triangles ABP, ACP and BCP have
equal perimeters? (Assume that ABC is
constructed so that a solution does exist.)

17.Consider a function which, for a given whole
number n, returns the number of ones required
when writing out all numbers between 0 and n.
For example, f(13)=6. Notice that f(1)=1. What
is the next largest n such that f(n)=n?

18.What's the coolest hack you've ever written?

19.'Tis known in refined company, that choosing
K things out of N can be done in ways as
many as choosing N minus K from N: I pick K,
you the remaining.

Find though a cooler bijection, where you show
a knack uncanny, of making your choices contain
all K of mine. Oh, for pedantry: let K be no more
than half N.

20.What number comes next in the sequence:
10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66,?
B) 1000000000000000000000000000000000
C) Either of the above
D) None of the above

21.In 29 words or fewer, describe what you
would strive to accomplish if you worked
at Google Labs.

Have fun.

The only views you can see in heaven










How many faces in the picture

Can you find out how many faces in this picture?
Give your answers in the comments. having fun.

and this one?

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Time control Skills

Today is the only time available to save the exciting activities that can bring you closer to reaching your goals. The experiences of yesterday, however, yield important lessons for successful living today, and the future holds the promise of growth and exciting success. Both are important to your success, but the most important objective is to live life in the present.

* Prioritize. One use of time that frequently inhibits productivity is doing things that don't advance important goals. List your tasks each day and prioritize them according to their importance to your success. Then, focus on your most important tasks first.

*Examine your attitude. If you wish to improve your efficiency and productivity, you must begin by examining your attitude. Determine which attitudes are productive and which are not. Design a plan to change unproductive attitudes or to modify your behavior so that you can become more productive and successful.

* Give yourself a change. Often, good ideas go down the drain merely because no one takes the time to explain them to others, believing "it's no use, they won't ever agree or try it." Time spent in presenting a new idea and gaining its acceptance is always time well spent.

* Think of time as money. Identifying 30 minutes you waste every day and spending it productively will add the equivalent of 22 eight-hour work days to your time every year. Think what this would mean to productivity.

Let me know what's your idea.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Wha's wrrong with me

I feel so badly recently, I got reject twice by Google Adsense. They did not gave out any detail information. So, for this time, I guess i just gave up for google assense.

Yahoo employee's blog

  1. Bill Turner

  2. Eric Burke

  3. Ernie Web developer
  4. Jeremy Zawodny: Engineer
    (Yahoo Search)

  5. JR Conlin

  6. Ken Rudman: product manager
    at Yahoo-owned Overture

  7. Michael J. Radwin:
    Software Engineer

  8. Naveen Jamal

  9. Ravi Dronamraju
  10. Russell Beattie

  11. William Reardon

Google employee blogs,

In case you're looking for some Google employee blogs, here is a list:

  1. Alma Whitten: general computer
    security, and usability and user centered design for computer security (HCISec)

  2. Adam Bosworth

  3. Ben Goodger: Firefox
    lead engineer

  4. Biz Stone: Blogger Senior Specialist

  5. Bo Cowgill

  6. Bret Taylor

  7. Chris DiBona: Open Source
    Program Manager

  8. Colin Smith

  9. Darin Fisher: Firefox
    lead engineer

  10. Dave Barr

  11. Devinoch: Adwords Representative

  12. Doe Mountain

  13. Douwe Osinga: Search Engineer
    (Google's European Engineering Office)

  14. Eric Case (Blogger)

  15. Graham Waldon (Blogger

  16. Greg Rae: Log Analyzer

  17. Greg Stein: Engineering Manager

  18. Jason Shellen: Program Manager

  19. Jeremy Lilley: Software Engineer
  20. Joe Beda: Software developer
    in Seattle

  21. John Hawkins

  22. Joseph

  23. Josh MacDonald

  24. Kenny Smith

  25. Kevin Fox: User Interface Designer

  26. Kimbalina: Contractor-to-hire

  27. Mark Ayzenshtat

  28. Mark Jen (at San Francisco)

  29. Natala Menezes: Account Manager
  30. Nelson Minar:
    Web API Engineer

  31. Oliver Deighton

  32. Ovidiu Predescu
  33. Paul Watson: information security

  34. Paul Haahr: Software Engineer

  35. Sanjay G. Mavinkurve

  36. Tan Chade-Meng: Software

  37. Wesley Chan: Product Manager/Staff

  38. Will McNair

copy from Olivier Duffez's blog

Sunday, July 03, 2005

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