Friday, April 25, 2008
Posted By Allen at 2:24 AM
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Timothy Ferriss to talk about his book, The 4-Hour Workweek. That video is now posted in the Authors@Google Series over on the Google Channel on YouTube. You can see it below, or on YouTube.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Posted By Allen at 2:54 AM
The GTAC team announced the dates of the 2008 conference on the Google Testing Blog. It will be on October 23 and 24 in Seattle. I haven't talked about this much publicly, but now would be a good time to let people know that I'm not organizing this GTAC. I changed roles at Google about 8 months ago, and am now leading a development team in London. When I moved out of the testing organization, it didn't make sense for me to continue to manage Google's testing conference, so I handed that responsibility over to a great team.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Posted By Allen at 12:13 AM
A few minutes ago I got an email from some friends who are planning to come to London for a visit this summer. My friend was asking about currency rates saying that he heard they were pretty bad (they are). I pointed him to the currency calculator on Google, and gave him a couple of sample queries to get him started. For example he wanted to know what the exchange rate was for the £, that query is "1 GBP in USD", he also wanted to know the same for Paris, "1 EUR in USD". I use these tools all the time for expense reports and vacation planning,