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GoogleBlog Me

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I have an entry in the GoogleBlog announcing the release of the Google Personalized Homepage to 16 new regions. My name in lights!

O, Canada (among others)

11/02/2005 08:13:00 PM
Posted by Dylan Parker, Software Engineer

I've been working on the personalized homepage from Victoria, B.C., and I've never been psyched to have to sign in to the U.S. version every morning. While Seattle's pretty close, I'd prefer to have the actual weather for Victoria -- and have it in Celsius. Now I can, because today we expanded the personalized homepage to 16 new regions: Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and ahem, Canada.

Now I can enjoy my morning Timbits with a Google homepage -- Canadian-style.

Outsource your own job

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via MetaFilter: This article describes the practice of an employee outsourcing their own job to India and pocketing the savings himself. The example given comes from an anonymous Slashdot post, perhaps making this more of an urban legend, but still, the idea of it definitely appeals to the greedy bastard in all of us.
About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 out of the $67,000 I get. He's happy to have the work. I'm happy that I have to work only 90 minutes a day just supervising the code. My employer thinks I'm telecommuting. Now I'm considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.

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