Get that job at Google! (mathematician edition)

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People often ask me for advice about how to get a job at Google, especially research mathematicians. This post is basically the common parts from my emails on the topic, for better discoverability.

This often breaks down into one of two questions:

  1. Would I be happy working as a software ...

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LA food recs

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It's been forever since I lived in LA, but I still long for some of the food. One of my friends asked for some food recs, so I'm recording them here:

Amazing eats

  • Amandine: go and get the french toast, and then get anything else that sounds good ...

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New site

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I'm finally finding time to start straightening up my web presence, and step one involves updating this site. In the process, I'm setting up a blog. This includes a few of the old posts from my blogspot blog, as well as one post I wrote a year ago ...

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Managing Bookmarks

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Like everyone, I often run into interesting content that I don't have time to read then and there. Bookmarks to the rescue!

But then I end up with a mountain of bookmarks. After years of experimenting, I've finally come up with an effective system.

The System

  1. Bookmark things ...

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Math Jokes

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I saw these on mathoverflow:

  • The primary reason Bourbaki stopped writing books was the realization that Lang was one single person.
  • A paper should be like a miniskirt: short enough to be interesting and long enough to cover the subject.
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Great quote

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From Chris: "apple is like the really hot girl u didnt know was whack"

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Lockhart's Lament

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I recently stumbled upon a link to Lockhart's Lament.

You should stop and read this right away, if you haven't already. It's a fairly harsh and biting attack on the state of math education (and more specifically K-12 math education) in the US. His main point is ...

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