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I am currently a software engineer at Google, where as a member of the Android platform team I build frameworks and user interfaces.

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Archive for August, 2005

Get out now.

August 30th, 2005

The Army Corps has given up trying to sandbag the levee breaks:

****ALL RESIDENTS ON THE EAST BANK OF ORLEANS AND JEFFERSON REMAINING IN THE METRO AREA ARE BEING TOLD TO EVACUATE AS EFFORTS TO SANDBAG THE LEVEE BREAK HAVE ENDED. THE PUMPS IN THAT AREA ARE EXPECTED TO FAIL SOON AND 9 FEET OF WATER IS EXPECTED IN THE ENTIRE EAST BANK. WITHIN THE NEXT 12-15 HOURS****
Jeff Parish President. Residents will probably be allowed back in town in a week, with identification only, but only to get essentials and clothing. You will then be asked to leave and not come back for one month.

WWL-TV also has a Katrina blog.

New Orleans hurricane infographic

August 29th, 2005

Going Under: A Description of a Potential New Orleans Hurricane Disaster by brainwidth: “From the Times-Picayune, published shortly after New Orleans was narrowly missed by Georges.”

See also the Times-Picayune’s flooding infographic for Katrina, which is obviously based on the same artwork but has been updated for the new storm.

Local butcher’s sign (Baton Rouge, LA)

August 29th, 2005

my local butcher’s sign” by ratterrell.

(Surfing photos tagged “katrina”.)

French Quarter Cam

August 29th, 2005

From NOLA.com:


French Quarter Cam (seems to still be updating every minute). Other webcams that are apparently still alive: Streetcar, Bridge, Street, River.

See also NOLA.com’s weblog (and their other one).

Harboring fugitives

August 28th, 2005
Got Jason here for a day while, while he’s on the run from Katrina.

Secret smoothies

August 27th, 2005

Darryl attempts to uncover the mystery of the Jamba Juice Secret Menu.

So my coworkers have discovered that Jamba Juice has a secret menu, not unlike In-N-Out’s Secret Menu. The problem? They’re ordering these items, but have no idea what is actually in them. Crazies. So hey, Jamba workers of the world: give us the scoop! What is actually in these drinks:

  • Starburst
  • Push Pop
  • White Gummy Bear
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Skittles (?)

Will the J-J equivalent of Ask The Barista please step forward?

The court sentences Batman to a term of…

August 25th, 2005

The aptly-named Overlawyered blog breaks down the many sticky legal points in “Batman Begins”. Exempli gratia:

Bruce Wayne has other securities law problems. By using front buyers to purchase more than 5% of the publicly-traded Wayne Inustries without disclosing his controlling role as a beneficial owner, and then taking over the corporation, he has violated multiple provisions of the Williams Act, the only securities law named after a convicted felon, and is subject to federal criminal penalties, as well as civil lawsuits.
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