Dear Amazon Kindle recruiter,
Why yes, I would love the opportunity to yell at the people on your team for taking such an awesome concept (reading books on a phone/tablet) and screwing it up so spectacularly, including but not limited to horrible fonts, horrible anti-aliasing, horrible hyphenation, horrible pagination, and horrible search.
But actually I would not require payment or employment in order to provide this valuable service.
1. Write a program named gflog, short for "Google Fiber Log"
2. Don't get enough sleep
3. Stumble onto my own code review, and read it as "g-flog", as in "Google Flog"
4. Wish I had written that instead.
My last team's software isn't released yet, but here's an example of how much information can be extracted just by grinding through binaries:
Woo hoo, we're #1! Okay, so nobody actually has one yet. But our settop box is already first in the list. We do have the highest specs (2TB + 8 tuners) so maybe that's why.
Hmmmm. I had been complaining for months about my supposedly "50 Megabit" link from RCN Cable being more like 12. But I guess I should have actually complained to RCN instead of just to my friends: I called them tonight, and although I had to wait on hold for 20+ minutes, the guy reprovisioned my modem and walked me through rebooting it (slightly tricky since you have to remove the battery) and now I get a solid 50 Mbits.
And not just from the not-sure-I-trust-it speedtest.net: it can also deliver 3x 15 megabit UDP streams with near-zero packet loss using my VPN to work.
Wow. A little tech support goes a long way. Let's see if they can sustain it for a few days. :)
"Because you know, wonkiness is okay, as long as it can be contained. I do have my worries about ill-contained wonkiness." – Alana
If the only thing we accomplish is to make it so it's common to measure the frequency of random wifi router self-reboots, we will have made the world a much, much better place.
(He says, sitting in an airport with a router that reboots itself about every 20 seconds.)
If a client calls out in the wilderness and no servers are around to hear, does it make a qps?
GFiberTV's platform code is now open sourced! http://code.google.com/p/gfiber
(Also, we have a real live customer installed. Man the torpedoes.)