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September 23, 2007

NFL Recap 9.23.7

Another good game for the Packers. Wish I had followed my week one gut reading about the Patriots and the teams they have just torn apart. So much for the pick 'ems at work. Time to rethink my picks. How about Philadelphia picking it up. Donovan should start some race comments every week to get the critics talking.

September 18, 2007

Google Interview Questions 9.18.7

Interesting questions to ponder. Not all would make much sense other than to get people to think outside of the box and on their feet.

1. How many golf balls can fit in a school bus?

2. You are shrunk to the height of a nickel and your mass is proportionally reduced so as to maintain your original density. You are then thrown into an empty glass blender. The blades will start moving in 60 seconds. What do you do?

3. How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?

4. How would you find out if a machineís stack grows up or down in memory?

5. Explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew.

6. How many times a day does a clockís hands overlap?

7. You have to get from point A to point B. You donít know if you can get there. What would you do?

8. Imagine you have a closet full of shirts. Itís very hard to find a shirt. So what can you do to organize your shirts for easy retrieval?

9. Every man in a village of 100 married couples has cheated on his wife. Every wife in the village instantly knows when a man other than her husband has cheated, but does not know when her own husband has. The village has a law that does not allow for adultery. Any wife who can prove that her husband is unfaithful must kill him that very day. The women of the village would never disobey this law. One day, the queen of the village visits and announces that at least one husband has been unfaithful. What happens?

10. In a country in which people only want boys, every family continues to have children until they have a boy. if they have a girl, they have another child. if they have a boy, they stop. what is the proportion of boys to girls in the country?

11. If the probability of observing a car in 30 minutes on a highway is 0.95, what is the probability of observing a car in 10 minutes (assuming constant default probability)?

12. If you look at a clock and the time is 3:15, what is the angle between the hour and the minute hands? (The answer to this is not zero!)

13. Four people need to cross a rickety rope bridge to get back to their camp at night. Unfortunately, they only have one flashlight and it only has enough light left for seventeen minutes. The bridge is too dangerous to cross without a flashlight, and itís only strong enough to support two people at any given time. Each of the campers walks at a different speed. One can cross the bridge in 1 minute, another in 2 minutes, the third in 5 minutes, and the slow poke takes 10 minutes to cross. How do the campers make it across in 17 minutes?

14. You are at a party with a friend and 10 people are present including you and the friend. your friend makes you a wager that for every person you find that has the same birthday as you, you get $1; for every person he finds that does not have the same birthday as you, he gets $2. would you accept the wager?

15. How many piano tuners are there in the entire world?

16. You have eight balls all of the same size. 7 of them weigh the same, and one of them weighs slightly more. How can you find the ball that is heavier by using a balance and only two weighings?

17. You have five pirates, ranked from 5 to 1 in descending order. The top pirate has the right to propose how 100 gold coins should be divided among them. But the others get to vote on his plan, and if fewer than half agree with him, he gets killed. How should he allocate the gold in order to maximize his share but live to enjoy it? (Hint: One pirate ends up with 98 percent of the gold.)

Do you still think you have what it takes to work for Google?

September 17, 2007

Week 2 Recap 9.17.7

Not as good a week in the pick'ems. Can't win them all I guess. As for the Packers, they took down the New York Giants. A good game to watch up here in Boston. Two weeks in a row on TV. Not sure if next weeks battle with San Diego would make the National coverage again, but it can't hurt having two good teams go at it again.

The Yankees/Sox game was last night. Late getting home and an early shift today has been brutal. Not the greatest seats in Fenway, but fun none the less. Too bad that Schilling lost. I would have liked to see them take 2/3 and put some more room for the division. Hopefully they can close it out and rest up some of the starters.

September 11, 2007

Week 1 victor

Took the office pool this week. Nice little bonus of "found money". Hopefully a sign of things to come this NFL 07 Season.

Never Forget 9.11.7

I want to say Thank You to all of those who help defend this great country. Thoughts and prayers for those families and people in harms way.

September 08, 2007

MU Schedule 9.8.7

Marquette basketball released its upcoming schedule. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to the games out here on the East Coast.

Sun., Nov. 4 - 6 p.m. NORTHERN STATE (Exhibition)

Sat., Nov. 10 - 7:30 p.m. IUPUI

Mon., Nov. 12 - 7 p.m. UTAH VALLEY STATE

Mon., Nov. 19 - 1:30 p.m. Chaminade (ESPN2)

Tue., Nov. 20 - TBD vs. Oklahoma St or LSU (ESPN/ESPN2)

Wed., Nov. 21 - TBD vs. Duke/Illinois/Arizona State/Princeton (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU)

Fri., Nov. 30 - 7:30 p.m. UW-MILWAUKEE

Sat., Dec. 8 - 5 p.m. at Wisconsin (ESPN2)

Sat., Dec. 15 - 1 p.m. SACRAMENTO STATE

Mon., Dec. 17 - 7 p.m. IP-Fort Wayne

Fri., Dec. 21 - 7:30 p.m. COPPIN STATE

Sat., Dec. 29 - 1 p.m. SAVANNAH STATE

Thu., Jan. 3 - TBD PROVIDENCE

Sat., Jan. 5 - 2:30 p.m. at WEST VIRGINIA (ESPN2)

Tue., Jan. 8 - TBD SETON HALL

Sat., Jan. 12 - TBD NOTRE DAME

Thu., Jan. 17 - 6 p.m. at LOUISVILLE (ESPN/ESPN2)

Sun., Jan. 20 - TBD at CONNECTICUT

Sat., Jan. 26 - TBD DEPAUL

Tue., Jan. 29 - TBD USF

Sat., Feb. 2 - TBD at CINCINNATI

Mon., Feb. 4 - 6 p.m. LOUISVILLE (ESPN)

Sat., Feb. 9 - 11a.m. at NOTRE DAME (ESPN)

Tue., Feb. 12 - TBD at SETON HALL

Fri., Feb. 15 - 8 p.m. PITTSBURGH (ESPN)

Wed., Feb. 20 - 6 p.m. at ST. JOHN'S (ESPN2)

Sat., Feb. 23 - TBD RUTGERS

Mon., Feb. 25 - 6 p.m. at VILLANOVA (ESPN)

Sat., March 1 - 1 p.m. GEORGETOWN (CBS)

Tues., March 4 - 7 p.m. FLORIDA GULF COAST

Sat., March 8 - 1 p.m. at SYRACUSE (ESPN)

September 06, 2007

NFL Kickoff 9.6.7

NFL season starts tonight with Saints at Colts. I like the Colts.