Archive for October, 2005

24th October
2005
written by 张乐剑
周六去中友买东西,打折,人山人海,尤以收银台处聚集人群最多。前面排队的若干人都早有打折血拼的经验,几个人同时购物,一个人负责排队,等排到了手里抓着一大把小票,一个人顶几个人,所以虽然队伍不长(惨啊,当时也就是看着这个队伍不长所以才排上去的,哪里知道……),却挪动异常缓慢。
好不容易前面只剩下三四个人的时候,忽然发现排头一位女士(此人血盆大口,极明显的深绿色眼影,估计身高1.60,体重160以上)身边多出四、五个人,每人手上拿出厚厚一沓小票,交给收银员,其中一人消失在茫茫购物人群中,剩下几人开始海阔天空的聊起来。收银员还没来得及把手头上的小票算完,消失的人就又出现了,手里又是一堆小票,然后加入聊天行列,另一人继续消失。如此这番,后面的人群足足站了一个半小时,脚下却纹丝不动。前去打探情报的回来说,这几个人买了15万多的东西,ft,如果按照一个人2000的购物额度来算(已经算多得了),这就抵上了75个人。于是后面的人群开始骚动,开始叫骂,前面几位若无其事,一副稳坐钓鱼台,能耐我何的架势。最后商场保安和管理人员终于出动,听从其他人的建议,要求为这样的“大客户”单独服务,不料“大客户”全然不买面子,“反正我也是排队排到这儿的,又没有任何规定要求购物超过XX的人必须享受单独服务,我就是不动,要嫌慢你们自己到别处去排队”。商场又不愿意真正为其他人单独开一个柜台,而且这样人一多,秩序也容易混乱,毕竟新开的柜台不是一个正规的收银台,充其量是一个小桌子搭起来的台子。后面的人当然更不可能答应自己另行排队,“凭什么为了这几个人让大家等了若干个小时,还要我们再去另一队排队?”。做工作、解释,费了半天口舌,那几个“大客户”终于同意离开,刚挪出去一步,后面响起了雷鸣般的掌声,夹杂着“O~~”的嘘声。于是绿眼影一个踏步回到柜台前,身手异常矫健,厉声怒吼,”老娘今天就不动了,你能怎么办吧!不走!就不走!!!“眼看着一场混战就要开始,商场管理人员赶紧拦住,又花了刚才劝说三倍的时间,又将其劝走,并在众人持续的掌声中,像拦住群情激昂的明星Fans一样,将绿眼影死死拦住,几个人围成一个圆圈,将她护送离开。
至此事情终于告一段落,我也算是开了一回眼界。
8th October
2005
written by 张乐剑
9点起床,9点30整到公司,呵呵,惊喜。
6th October
2005
written by 张乐剑

      google brainy test/exam 就是流传胜广的传说中的google 的21道 GLAT 考试了。今天为大家揭开这个面沙,你也做作看。

      10月底,Google在美国《麻省技术评论》、《LinuxJournal》、《Mensa》、《今日物理》等几本专业杂志上,刊登了一份“Google实验室能力倾向测试”。
  试卷开头,蛊惑地写着“试试看!把答案寄回Google,你有希望去Google总部参观,并成为我们其中一员”。

        1. Solve this cryptic equation, realizing of
           course that values for M and E could be
           interchanged. No leading zeros are allowed.
         
           WWWDOT – GOOGLE = DOTCOM
           
        2. Write a haiku describing possible methods
           for predicting search traffic seasonality.
         
        3.
                 1
                1 1
                2 1
              1 2 1 1
            1 1 1 2 2 1
            
           What is the next line?
         
        4. You are in a maze of twisty little passages,
           all alike. There is a dusty laptop here with a
           weak wireless connection. There are dull,
           lifeless gnomes strolling about. What dost
           thou do?
         
          A) Wander aimlessly, bumping into
              obstacles until you are eaten by a grue.
          B) Use the laptop as a digging device to
              tunnel to the next level.
          C) Play MPoRPG until the battery dies
              along with your hopes.
          D) Use the computer to map the nodes
              of the maze and discover an exit path.
          E) Email your resume to Google, tell the
              lead gnome you quit and find yourself
              in whole different world.
              
        5. What’s broken with Unix?
           How would you fix it?
              
        6. On your first day at Google, you discover
           that your cubicle mate wrote the textbook
           you used as a primary resource in your first
           year of graduate school. Do you:
         
          A) Fawn obsequiously and ask if you
              can have an autograph.
          B) Sit perfectly still and use only soft
              keystrokes to avoid disturbing her
              concentration.
          C) Leave her daily offerings of granola
              and English toffee from the food bins.
              
          D) Quote your favorite formula from the
              textbook and explain how it’s now
              your mantra.
          E) Show her how example 17b could
              have been solved with 34 fewer lines
              of code.
        7. Which of the following expresses Google□
           over-arching philosophy?
         
           A) "I’m feeling lucky"
           B) "Don’t be evil"
           C) "Oh, I already fixed that"
           D) "You should never be more than
              50 feet from food"
           E) All of the above
         
        8. How many different ways can you color an
           icosahedron with one of three colors on
           each face?
         
           What colors would you choose?
         
        9. This space left intentionally blank. Please fill it
           with something that improves upon emptiness.
 
        10.On an infinite, two-dimensional, rectangular
           lattice of 1-ohm resistors, what is the
           resistance between two nodes that are a
           knight’s move away?
           
        11.It’s 2 PM on a sunny Sunday afternoon in the
           Bay Area. You’re minutes from the Pacific
           Ocean, redwood forest hiking trails and world
           class cultural attractions. What do you do?
         
        12.In your opinion, what is the most beautiful
           math equation ever derived?
         
        13.   Which of the following is NOT an actual
           interest group formed by Google employees?
         
          A. Women’s basketball
          B. Buffy fans
          C. Cricketeers
          D. Nobel winners
          E. Wine club
         
        14.What will be the next great improvement in
           search technology?
 
        15.What is the optimal size of a project team,
           above which additional members do not
           contribute productivity equivalent to the
           percentage increase in the staff size?
             A) 1
             B) 3
             C) 5
             D) 11
             E) 24
         
        16.Given a triangle ABC, how would you use only
           a compass and straight edge to find a point P
           such that triangles ABP, ACP and BCP have
           equal perimeters? (Assume that ABC is
           constructed so that a solution does exist.)
         
        17.Consider a function which, for a given whole
           number n, returns the number of ones required
           when writing out all numbers between 0 and n.
           For example, f(13)=6. Notice that f(1)=1. What
           is the next largest n such that f(n)=n?
         
        18.What’s the coolest hack you’ve ever written?
        
        19.’Tis known in refined company, that choosing
           K things out of N can be done in ways as
           many as choosing N minus K from N: I pick K,
           you the remaining.
         
           Find though a cooler bijection, where you show
           a knack uncanny, of making your choices contain
           all K of mine. Oh, for pedantry: let K be no more
           than half N.
         
        20.What number comes next in the sequence:
           10, 9, 60, 90, 70, 66,?
         
           A)96
           B) 1000000000000000000000000000000000
               0000000000000000000000000000000000
               000000000000000000000000000000000
           C) Either of the above
           D) None of the above
         
        21.In 29 words or fewer, describe what you
           would strive to accomplish if you worked
           at Google Labs.

6th October
2005
written by 张乐剑
呵呵,今天下午是我从9月30日晚上回到家里第一次下楼,竟然一直呆在家里,想想都觉得恐怖。
明天要出去走走,吸收吸收阳光。
1st October
2005
written by 张乐剑
早上睡到10点多,被电话吵醒,发现原来想在十一狂睡一觉,结果竟然不困了,虽然昨天晚上是2点多才睡的。不想起来,于是懒在床上看了一部“网络杀人案”,前面还不错,结局有点虎头蛇尾,莫名奇妙就把罪犯搞定了,略感失望。
下午去吃了午饭,又剪了一个头,发现假期还是很舒服的,自己想干什么就干什么,:)
今天不准备干活,明天开始看书,只要心态好了,看书是一种休闲(哪怕是与工作有关的书),不是一种工作。