Monday, January 26, 2015


a discovery upon knowing Harvard and MIT,
Boston becomes a friend
due to its thanks-giving attitude,
a snowy white fish,
it swims under current
and sleeps with both eyes open.

Slice of...Boston!

Boston - picture via Molly Cahill (see below)

Thursday Poets Rally Week 79: January 14-January 27, 2015 (5th birthday)

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Google Mountain View



Google Mountain View (Global HQ)

From writing code to supporting clients of every size, the heart of everything that we do at Google can be found at our global headquarters in Mountain View. Here, we dream up and design products that are changing the ways people find information, do business, communicate and learn. Welcome to the Googleplex


Googlers in Mountain View have their hands on nearly every Google product: Search, Gmail, Android, Chrome, YouTube,
Cloud, Google+, Maps, Glass—we do it all.
We field more than 100 billion search queries a month.
Google Maps has traversed over five million miles in 50 countries on seven continents to bring you create its library of Street View images.
We have Googlers all over the world, but the biggest number of them work on our Mountain View campus (the “Googleplex”).


Number of Mountain View Googlers: About the sum of the first 200 natural numbers.
Some of our conference rooms are named: Asgard, Bodega Bay, Spock.
Number of life-sized T. rex skeleton replicas on campus: 1 (Stan)
Number of Space X shuttles on display: 1

Inside Google Mountain View (Global HQ)

When Google launched in 1998, our official headquarters were located in Susan Wojcincki’s garage in Menlo Park. Back then we did one thing: Search. But from those humble beginnings we’ve grown in ways no one—except maybe Larry and Sergey—could have predicted.

We’ve created a suite of powerful, user-friendly products that are changing the way billions of people use the web. Products like Drive, Maps and AdWords offer solutions that help businesses of all types reach their customers. With Android, we’ve created the fastest growing mobile operating system in the world. And devices like Chromebooks, Nexus phones and tablets, and platforms like our Play store enable users to access great information and entertainment from anywhere.

All of this is made possible by the people we hire.

At Google, we’re not afraid to try new things, and we look for folks who are ready and willing to challenge conventions. We work in focused teams that allow even the newest Noogler to make an impact from day one. And we’re not just software engineers. Across the company, Google hires smart, resourceful individuals to help us manage our people, design our products and help us determine that next moonshot idea. Whether it's building our hardware, developing business relationships, or expanding the power, speed and efficiency of the Internet, everything we do relies on the people creating it.
The Googleplex has grown over the years. We’re fond of doing things differently, so you’ll find unique places scattered around the Googleplex. Creative environments like our flexible workspace—we call it the Garage—allow Googlers to get out from the behind their desks, experiment and find inspiration for their projects. Local childcare options help working moms and dads put family first, while our gFit physical fitness programs and onsite gyms allow Googlers to improve their work-life balance (as well as their actual balance) and make up for all the great food available in our gourmet cafes. As we’ve grown as a company, we’ve expanded our local offices, offering a variety of Bay Area jobs across many skills and product areas.
Google’s success isn’t dependent on search results or circuit boards, but on the people who keep us moving forward by thinking big and dreaming bigger. Information is good. Information is beautiful. Come help us share it with the world.
Google’s always believed that the right people can do big things. That’s why we treat our people so well: so they can concentrate on innovating and collaborating.
- Stacy Sullivan, Chief Culture Officer

Google Mountain View (Global HQ): Frequently Asked Questions

Friday, January 2, 2015

sheep haiku, daily northwestern news

an ox sees a fox,
the fox spots a hot mailbox,
the ox tags the fox

Jeanne Kuang reports,
McCormick 14 graduate Sheng
creates "CAESAR” web


at half price book store,
Evanston Elena Hyannis scans,
Scholastic books shine