Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Edstrom Family Lunch and Tour at Facebook

We are out on an extended left coast vacation and today we had lunch with our oldest son John and our daughter-in-law Janet.  Both work at Facebook.

From left to right my father, my mother (both wearing Facebook shirts - the world's OLDEST Facebook interns :-), Julie, Tim, me, Janet, John and Michael. We are on the main (old Sun Microsystems) campus that Oracle sold to Facebook.

Below we are on Building 20 which is the new Facebook building across the street from the current campus.  As Cade Metz wrote in WIRED about Building 20:

"For one, it’s more subdued. Yes, the building is large enough to hold about 2,800 Facebook employees, including engineers as well as business staff. And, yes, it was designed by Frank Gehry, the man who fashioned the sail-like silver walls of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and floating battleship that is the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. But Gehry held back for Facebook. “From the start, Mark wanted a space that was unassuming, matter-of-fact, and cost effective,” Gehry says in statement, referring to Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “He did not want it overly designed.”

Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz - Northeast Waters a Hotspot for Global Warming

Very interesting audio interview that features Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Below is from the text of the article by Heather Goldstone:

"Recent studies have found warming of the deep ocean, changes in major ocean circulation patterns, and now, researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have evidence that, over the past ten to fifteen years, the waters off the northeast coast of the U.S. have been warming at fifteen times the rate of the past century."

Any presidential candidate who does not believe in global climate change should be dismissed as being either an absolute idiot or someone who is simply pandering to their even less educate base of primary voters - just as Hillary Clinton should be dismissed for her unbelievable arrogance for what she did with State Department email - but I digress :-)  

Back to my post - please enjoy a great interview by "Gork" aka Dr. Glen Gawarkiewicz.  I can call him Gork because I gave him the nickname 40 years ago in  the summer of 1975 when we were both entering our junior years of high school at Lake Braddock.  He was #1 out of 800 students and I was somewhere below that :-)