Monthly Archives: August 2012

WhyWeVote in Progress–Want to help?

DummyLogoSo, the new version of WhyWeVote is in progress and the team is forming.  If you’re interested in joining, drop me a line at whywevote@nikitab.com .

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Impressions after a Google Interview and Why I am Stoked about FairSetup

OK, not to brag or anything, but Google flew me out for an interview recently.  Really flattering – got a phone call completely out of the blue that ended with them bringing me out to their Mountain View office…  airfare, car, hotel – all paid. SweetRide Thank you Google.  And thank you Hertz for hooking me up with a brand new Camaro (on the right).

All in all, it was a pretty great experience.  Caught up with some friends, made some new ones, enjoyed once again some world-famous Google cuisine.  But here is what struck me most – throughout the entire interview process, there was something strange.  Being there felt like I was part of a machine… 

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How to fix Paypal Delivery Issues with Google Groups

So I recently discovered (the hard way) that if you set up a group on Google Apps to receive and distribute emails from Paypal (like if you want to have sales@yourdomain.com for instance), this will not work.  In fact, the email never gets delivered to the destination and just disappears into the ether.  After a call with Paypal and a post on a Google Apps support forum, I’ve set up DKIM and it worked.

This, given that Google and Paypal compete, is super-shady.  Why didn’t it get delivered into my spam mailbox at least?  Google, very disappointed in you.

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Setting up remote access for SQL Server

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914277#method1

Found this quite useful.

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