So today was my first day at Google and it was pretty awesome. There's not really a whole lot that I can talk about because it's all super secret, but here's a few tidbits:
There is a life-size T-Rex skeleton outside. Today it happened to be eating a pink lawn flamingo. Anything outside is fair game for pictures but no pictures inside. I'll get some pictures up eventually, but I don't have what I need to get them camera->library->intarwebs just yet.
I am working on the coolest project ever. It's network performance related and is just pretty much the coolest thing ever. And thats all I can say about it!
My desktop machine at work has dual 24" monitors and is the most powerful machine I've ever had a keyboard plugged into. Which is good, because I'm going to be there for most of my time this summer.
Free food! It's everywhere. My food expenses this summer will be limited to when I feel the need to go out to eat somewhere. Indian restaurant in downtown Mountain View, here I come.
Biking here is very different from Atlanta. My commute is around 2.5 miles and is completely flat. I'll need to do a bit more riding than my commute to stay in shape so I'm going to get a super nice road bike to supplement the fixie. It's a 50 mile ride with 2000 feet of elevation gain and drop to get to the Pacific Ocean, so uh, it's on. There's a Performance Bike and an LBS or two pretty close, and my gut feeling is I'll end up with a high-end aluminum road bike from Performance.
Time to work on my sleep schedule some more, but there should be more frequent updates from me. This weekend is a BBQ at Bharat's house with a handful of Gallery people including Jens (from Germany), and the next weekend San comes to visit! The next weekend might be time to attempt a ride to the coast..