Monthly Archives: November 2006

Rapleaf and Waterloo

Thought I’d click through and find out more about Auren’s company, Rapleaf, and I see that they just hired John Green who went to Waterloo and then I remembered that Auren e-mailed me a while back about ‘We love Waterloo … Continue reading

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Big companies vs Startups

Auren Hoffman recently blogged about Why big high tech companies are losing the talent war and I agree with his general premise of why would you would not join a big company when you can join a startup. The points … Continue reading

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New York on $500/day

Alrighty, finally, the blog post from New York. Let’s re-wind back to the 16th. Thursday: We slept in (we spent both Wednesday night and Thursday night at the Belvedere (which was a perfectly fine hotel), grabbed breakfast at Pigalle a … Continue reading

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Redfin circa 2006

Trevor recently blogged about his agent interview here at Redfin, My Interview at Redfin: Redfin has the feeling like “Something big is going to happen.” I wonder if this is what Google felt like in 1998, or Microsoft in 1988? … Continue reading

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Whistler for Thanksgiving

We (a motley crew of friends from Microsoft, Amazon and Redfin) went to Whistler for American Thanksgiving. Drove up Wednesday and skied, apres-skied, hot tubbed, ate and drank pretty much for four days straight. I am now in desperate need … Continue reading

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Links 11-27-06

Wood LED Clock – Maybe this is the designer alarm clock to go in my new condo ‘The Big One’ Is a Big Problem for Old Seattle Houses The Windows Shutdown crapfest – This is so true and totally happened … Continue reading

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Halloween and SeaCompression Photos

More photos from two big parties at the end of October/beginning of November that I went to… Depending on your office environment these may not be safe for work (NSFW) :). SeaCompression 06 official gallery Polyrealism photos of HiveMind Halloween

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Redfin is hiring SDEs, SDETs, Agents, Etc.

I found out today that we have a surprising amount of open head count right now. So just a reminder that Redfin is hiring. We’re looking for everything from engineers/programmers (SDEs) to kick ass test engineers/quality assurance (SDETs) to agents. … Continue reading

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Sea to Whistler

In the car on the way to Whistler. I’ll start working on a post about the rest of my New York trip for as long as the battery lasts. Of course the wifi won’t last as soon as we actually … Continue reading

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Links 11-22-06

In Web World, Rich Now Envy the Superrich Arcade Party, December 8th Get rich slowly blog The End of Poverty by Jeffrey Sachs Wesabe – Save money web 2.0 style Title Insurance: Shop Around for Prices

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