Monthly Archives: August 2012
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. 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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.