In SF, despite being a pedestrian city (much like Boston/Cambridge), ppl are either unfriendly or completely superficial
or literally insane. the number of batshit crazy homeless is truly impressive in sf.
yes, people here are more superficial in general, and more money-oriented. the explanation might be self-selection: if you're really rooted in a community and have deep connections, you're probably not going to just pick up and move to california even for a much better job.
but otoh, people here have a greater sense of adventure. lots of them are exploring the limits of life, doing rather extreme things and taking risks. that's fun.
ok as long as you use the s in https.
yes, but youtube wants you to now anyway.
ok, seems to work now. let me know if not.
ann arbor is very nice, but there are just so many programming jobs out in california. if the midwest were not so completely car-oriented it would be more attractive, but it's mostly just highways, office parks, and suburbs with big ugly houses set wide apart. then again, silicon valley is a lot like that too, just with better weather. san francisco is the sweet spot, with zillions of jobs, good weather, and actual living pedestrians walking around. of course the catch is the real estate market, which is how this blog got started to begin with.
they should start an office near let's Univ of Michigan/Ann Arbor
funny you mention that. did you know i went to UM engineering school?
They want to be here to steal tech employees from other companies. That's the fastest way to ramp up a company
lots of other tech companies in the same building as akamai
ah, the freakin dash in the id
i'll get to it, but on my way to work at the moment
ok, i think it works now as long as you put in https instead of http for the link, and use the "/watch" format of the url, like this but without the space.
or say "just a moment..." and then set down the phone (not hanging up) and walk away and have lunch.
Last week should have been the coming out party for Meerkat. For weeks their video-sharing app had been spreading like wildfire, with reviews from the press and a rapidly growing userbase. Part of the rapidly growing audience was due to the app’s well thought out connection to Twitter’s graph, making it easier to quickly connect to people they already followed. And all this action was rolling right into SXSW, the interactive industry’s biggest get together. And then, right before the conference started, the bomb went off. Well, two bombs, to be precise. The first was the announcement that Twitter had...
The theme for Square's office is clean and minimalistic, something that you get from the moment you walk in the door. The reception desk in the lobby is bright and white with just the Square logo decorating the wall.
thanks! i never saw http://www.myvisajobs.com/ before. it's pretty cool.
but also very mysterious. they don't say what they're about anywhere, or their own address. even the copyright notice at the bottom of the page doesn't say who has the copyright!
anyone know the address of amazon digital music in sf?
can't find it online, but they have a lot of people in sf so must have big office space too.
you could argue that one form of monogamous relationship has simply been replaced by another for many, cohabitation instead of marriage
sure, as men figure out that there is no longer any benefit to them in marriage, they refuse to enter any legal commitment. perfectly rational.
Women demand to be equal to men in public life and work life, but they still also demand that their PRIVATE man must be BETTER than them (and not just equal).
women demand contradictory things all the time since the advent of feminism, and it's driving men crazy, or driving them to give up on marriage and long-term commitment completely.
the basic contradiction is the one above: how dare you assert you are in any way better than me, and you damn well better be better than me in most ways, or you're not getting any!
most men think: wtf?
The problem with the word guarantee, is that it doesn't apply to the current condition in America. The success rate (meaning long term happiness) is actually rather low.
yes, i agree with you.
my argument is that long-term marriage success was destroyed by feminism. both genders were happier in their traditional roles, even if those roles themselves are not optimal for everyone's happiness. the men would prefer to continue to fuck around instead of being limited to one woman, and the women get pretty damn tired of being at home and watching kids, but those were the costs of the old deal and they were acceptable costs to both sides before feminism.
note the excellent correlation of the rise in feminism with the rise in divorce rates.
not that y'all asked, but my current and evolving understanding is that as women "liberated" themselves from their traditional roles as wives and mothers, skewed the legal system to be unfair to men, became more than half of college grads, and moved up in the workforce, they found they still were not happy with the situation.
the reason is unspeakable in public: women want men who are higher status than themselves. they want men who are higher earning, more respected, literally bigger, etc etc. and this is fundamental and biological, not cultural. it evolved that way over a million years because the wives of high-status men tended to have more children, and better protected children.
a high-earning professional woman finds her pool of acceptable men greatly constrained. she just doesn't get turned on by any of those nebbishes who earn less than she does and are less ambitious than she is. and now, having taken the time to work on a career, she is also a bit older, and the younger men probably arent' even looking at her.
men, conversely, want young, beautiful, and feminine women and actually want to commit to and provide for such women in exchange for love and loyalty from them. ambition and a career in women are invisible to men, or are even a turn-off. women think that what they want in a man (manliness, yes) must be what men want in women, and this is completely wrong, pretty much the opposite of reality.
so now we get the situation of zillions of liberated but frustrated career women not able to find a man acceptable to them who is willing to commit to them. the really high status men get their pick of women, and they pick the young feminine ones pretty much every time. and the career women fume and tell each other that men are all assholes.
and zillions of frustrated men like rin wonder what the fuck happened to the traditional deal, which would have been acceptable. i bet that if you could guarantee rin a hot young loyal wife, he'd go for it. he just doesn't want to get ripped off by the feminist movement. and he feels it's definitely a rip-off for men. somehow they are supposed to provide their side of the traditional deal (love, money, protection) but in exchange for nothing instead of the traditional woman's role of loyal wife and mother.
well, you can get crucified these days for honest opinions that don't jibe with feminism, so i should probably stop there.
it looks like a battle shaping up between Meerkat and Periscope as to who will be the live streaming app on Twitter
well, since twitter bought periscope, i'd put my money on periscope. twitter can mess with meerkat's twitter access, etc, and they probably will, just up to the point where it's legally actionable anti-competitive behavior, but not over that line. or maybe just a little bit over.
ah, found them. they are in shared office space:
part of the goal of patrick.net now is to list the exact address of every tech company in san francisco. they frequently do not list their address, but might be listed in google maps, or whois. a google map search of sf for meerkat turned up literal meerkats, lol:
still looking for the actual address of the company.
If that guy can get his flock to buy him a Gulfstream G650, then surely Patrick deserves at least a 787.
yes, you are so right!