Bamidele O. Shangobunmi

JANG Speaks!: May 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Small world!

Today a new UI designer started on my team.  When my manager was walking him in, I had no idea who this person was, so imagine my surprise when I turned around and saw someone I had worked closely with seven years ago!  There's a cliche term in Silicon Valley that "it's a small Valley," but never has it rung so true in my ears.  What a pleasant surprise this is.

Monday, May 5, 2008

The brave world of "distributed teams"

For one project, we have:

  • One Lead UI Designer and one "UED Lead" in San Jose
  • A content contractor in Santa Cruz
  • A Content Manager in Omaha, Nebraska
  • A UI Consultant, a project manager, and the second "UED Lead" in Austin, Texas
  • Visual Designers in Chennai, India

Friday, May 2, 2008

Fun facts about eBay & me

Feedback score:

Value of merchandise sold:

Greatest profit: 

New-in-package, unpainted body for a radio-controlled car from the 1980's. Bought from a hobby store clearance bin for $0.25. Sold for $97.56.

Most expensive item sold:

Vintage Nikon camera.

Value of merchandise bought:

Also, this year I finally sold my very first camera, a 1979 Nikkormat 35mm SLR I had bought at a swap meet at the age of 11, and quite by chance, the buyer turned out to be an eBay customer support agent!