Showing posts from August, 2017

For sale: 4-bedroom condo in San José, Costa Rica!

After 5 years in Costa Rica, we have moved to the US. We are selling our condominium apartment on the fifth floor of the Metropolitan Tower , overlooking the Sabana Metropolitan Park , next to the National Stadium in San José, Costa Rica. Our asking price: SOLD! Overview Living area: 230.27 m 2 – 2478 sqft Total with parking and storage: 272.07 m 2 – 2928 sqft First moved in: September 2013 – we are first owner Layout: 4 bedrooms , balcony, utility room, maid quarters Bathrooms: 3 bathrooms , 1 washroom, 1 bathroom in maid quarters Height: 2.70 m from floor to ceiling Parking: 2 parking spaces in underground garage, protected entry Storage: approx 11 m 2 – 118 sqft crawl space, next to parking Views: peaceful treeline view toward Sabana; Stadium view Noise: some; but well-insulated windows compared to area Tower amenities: Nearby: staffed front desk 24/7 security fully equipped gym deck with swimming pool and hot tub conference and meeting room childre

On the Google vs. James Damore controversy

As an introduction, the following are some publications covering various aspects of the Google diversity controversy: First and foremost, James Damore's original diversity memo . First intended for a limited audience at Google, it was published after a first internal and then public uproar, and his resulting firing for expressing this opinion. The Guardian: Google employee fired over diversity row considers legal action Megan McArdle, via Bloomberg View: As a Woman in Tech, I Realized: These Are Not My People Cynthia Lee, lecturer in computer science at Stanford: I'm a woman in computer science. Let me ladysplain the Google memo to you. I liked the article by Megan McArdle. However, I was asked to express my opinion about the last article, by Cynthia Lee. Cynthia's point of view appears to be representative of the uproar, and is phrased in a cogent and non-extreme manner. Broadly, my views are as follows: Throughout centuries, society has historically done an extrem