November 2007

Navigate Yahoo! Search Results Using Only Your Keyboard

Uncategorized Nov 08, 2007

Google has an experimental search page where you can test drive new search result layouts. My favorite is the Keyboard Shortcuts option. This lets you navigate and view search resultsusing only the keyboard – no mouse required! It’s a huge benefit for Quicksilver fans. Now that Yahoo! is my default search engine, I desperately didn’t want to give up the…

Retain Your Employees With Your Ideals, Not Your Perks

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2007

Earlier today I was asked what I look for in a job. Specifically, what it would take to retain me past the typical “three year burnout” period tech workers often find themselves up against. The usual answers came to mind: a fun corporate environment, challenging assignments, working with people smarter than myself. Those are all important factors, but they’re also…

50 States Programming Puzzle

Uncategorized Nov 01, 2007

Anders Pearson posted an interesting programming puzzle today on Take the names of two U.S. States, mix them all together, then rearrange the letters to form the names of two other U.S. States. What states are these? He found out about it from Mark Nelson who, in turn, heard it on NPR. It’s not a terribly difficult riddle if…