Archive for June, 2006

Why Google’s a cooler place to work than Yahoo

A Yahoo intern’s excited post about his workplace just proves that Google’s even cooler.

I wish my office had mango lassis. I could not possibly get any better. Heck if I worked at Google I probably wouldn’t go home. It’s a cool place to work. It’s already bad enough that you have to dodge through the traffic and the chaos just to get to work. On top of that the facist laws that usually govern the workplace, partnered with indifferent bosses who think that your problems are not problems because it does not affect them directly. Hmmmm.

I must admit that I do get some office perks which I will not mention because they are lame in comparison to what Google has done for it’s employees. Corporations should take note of this. Google has high productivity and people want to work there and stay there. Why? They feel that their job is important. They feel that they can make a significant contribution to society. In one sentence, they feel special. They make it possible for you to work. You can’t give any excuse not to work. They solve it all for you.

A company that takes are of it’s own will be cared for by it’s employees more than what they’ve spent on them.

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Unproductivity

Just recently, it was disclosed to the Philippine public on how inept the elected members of legislature. Can you believe that in past 365 days the Senate only passed 9 bills!?!?!
Nine!?!?!
And my tax money goes to pay these unproductive people!! And worst of all, the people voted for them!!! Don’t even get me started on congress.
Two years ago I believed that the presidential elections that took place would be a turning point for Filipinos. It was a choice they had to make. I believe that the result of the elections was fair though it was very close. Unfortunately it sharply divided the nation. With the masses feeling more oppressed largely by the propaganda by the of the opposition. It saddens me that they can easily be fooled by these so called “defenders of the masses”.
Many do not see how these people live. Many do not see the fancy cars and the tens of bodyguards they bring along with them. They do not see the big houses and the lands that belong to their name. They accuse the majority party of having those things, when they have it too. They are all just the same. It is their motives that are only slightly different.
The senate and congress have done nothing in the past two years but to get the president impeached. Their propaganda has spread so far that the ordinary person does even want the president out. But with no real alternative to the presidency, they do not have support of the people. Why? Because the alternative is worse. It would plunge the country into chaos and bring us right where we were in 1986 before the elections.
Next year is another election year. Think what your congressman or senator has been doing the past three years before you vote. They have done NOTHING FOR YOU.

A friend comes back to Vana’diel

As some of you may know, I’ve been playing Square-Enix’s Massively Multi-player Online RPG for the past two years now and I’ve made quite a number of friends and hopefully fewer enemies than I would like to think. 

Up until yesterday I thought one of my friends had already quit playing and I he would never play again. But lo and behold, I get a message from him saying he’s back. To my delight I welcomed him back! He’s the first person on the game who helped get around and learn the basics and tricks of the game and now I’m double his level. It’s interesting to note that we’ve never met in person nor do I know what he looks like. But it’s nice that people do remember you when you play. Now’s a chance for me to return the favor.