Google Helping Geeks Lose Poundage
In light of Google shedding Google Answers, it was with great interest I read about the multitude of projects Google has its tentacles in — including a small project called “The Google 15”.Â Written by Brian Fitzpatrick (aka The Fitz), the Google 15 is a module that you can attach to your Google homepage, and its essentially a weight tracker.Â Except it uses a moving average so that you won’t get discouraged with temporary weight gains.Â The name “The Google 15” alludes to the never-confirmed-but-always-believed 15 lbs that Google Engineers gain when they get hired, because of all the free nosh that’s available in the office.
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Tony Hung is the editor of the BlogHerald. He is also a physician finishing his last year of residency in General Internal Medicine, and blogs at Deep Jive Interests , where he rants, occasionally, on new media topics.