Profile

Cover photo
Oliver Fisher
Works at Google
Attended University of Toronto (Trinity College)
711 followers|576,232 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1'sReviews

Stream

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
Holy crap... If you're looking for a job with an online retail platform where you won't be crying at your desk, let me know. I have some open desks in my office - with free lunch and coworkers who are talented enough to find the best solution to tough problems without marathon conference calls on Easter Sunday.
 
Amazon sounds like a terrifying place to work that I'd never ever want to be.
The company is conducting an experiment in how far it can push white-collar workers to get them to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions.
9 comments on original post
3
1
Jean Whitmore's profile photo
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Kristi Ross's birthday present. Ottawa Bluesfest in the rich old people section....
1
Kristi Ross's profile photo
 
Best birthday present! We saw Blue Rodeo (just in case you didn't recognize Jim Cuddy on the jumbotron)
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
Wow. Fascinating article with impressive pictures.
 
Over 10 months, 300,000 Frenchmen and Germans died. Another 750,000 were wounded. There was a constant monsoon of artillery shells. It permanently changed the landforms of the area. After the war, it was dangerous to live there because of the vast amounts of unexploded ordnance, including poison gas shells. Stepping on the wrong spot or plowing a furrow in the wrong field meant death.

So France closed off much of the area, which became known as the Zone Rouge or "Red Zone." It gradually shrank over the years, but approximately 65 square miles remains off-limits to most human activity. Vegetation has filled in many of the craters.
When you imagine France and its scenic countryside, you might think of the picturesque villages, vineyards a plenty and endless rolling gre
View original post
2
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
Today is my last day "in the office" at +Google  and +Google Canada. In 1998 I interviewed at Microsoft because I wanted a free trip to Seattle during spring break. Two interviewers impressed me so much that I ended up working there. Those 2 hours have set the course of my life for the past 17 years. I never saw one of the interviewers again; the other, I haven't seen in over 10 years. They have no idea about the impact they've had on my life. So, remember that you may be changing someone's life right now.

It's been a great 8 1/2 years at Google. Thanks again to everyone.
O.

"Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody."
13
Anirban Banerjee's profile photo
 
Cheers for the future!
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
After 8 ½ incredible years, April 10 will be my last day as a Googler. 3126 days is longer than I've spent anywhere and (almost) all of them have been great. Thanks to everyone who has been part of that.

This will also mark the end of 13 years of working from home. Despite rumours to the contrary, I have worn pants (almost) every day.

It’s time to move on and try something different. I start work at +Shopify  in late April.
11
Nicola Calder's profile photoAndrew Herrgott (Andrew at home)'s profile photoPierre Phaneuf's profile photoJenny Mitchell's profile photo
6 comments
 
very exciting Oliver.Don't forget your pants!
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
Bravo, +The Economist​, on the article title! "Now I’m only falling apart: the eclipse"

http://econ.st/1H3YoJl
Europeans from Portugal to Finland will be treated this morning to a partial eclipse of the sun, which will also be visible in parts of north Africa and the Middle East. (Totality, where the moon completely covers the sun’s disc, will be visible only from a few North Atlantic and Arctic islands.) But while most people hope for clear skies, the operators of Europe’s power grids will be praying for cloud, to minimise the impact on the level of sola...
3
Ben Collins-Sussman's profile photo
 
Nothing I can do
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
711 people
Paula Dunn's profile photo
Marie Prete's profile photo
Tom M's profile photo
Mike Tuttle's profile photo
Gerda Prato-Espejo's profile photo
Meet Gajjar's profile photo
Ari Zoldan's profile photo
Alexander Velichkoski's profile photo
Vincent Pimparé's profile photo

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
+Kristi Ross​ don't even think of it...
 
What is this, I don't even...

http://gearjunkie.com/bike-mom-seven-kids

I've been trying to figure out how I will haul two kids to school this fall.  I saw a lovely video once of a lady of a bike with a cabin up front that seemed to have seats for 4 kids sitting upright and comfortable with seatbelts.  I haven't seen it since (and so can't find the brand)
14 comments on original post
2
1
Kristi Ross's profile photoKenichi Suzuki's profile photo
 
Oh I already know about her...which is why I think I can totally haul our 3 kids in one of these!
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
Long read, but fascinating story.
 
Wow, I've been inside Harveys multiple times and never knew this fascinating bit of history: an extortion plot with a complicated bomb in 1980.

http://www.damninteresting.com/the-zero-armed-bandit/

h/t to +Daniel Erat.
4 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
"It is not a matter of a lack of training or resources. It is a matter of decrypting a hard drive, which is a long and complex procedure,” the judge said.

No, there is a lack of training - the judge doesn't understand high school math. Another year isn't going to crack this 26 character password.

Assuming only lowercase letters and 4 billion attempts per second, it would take one computer 48 quintillion years to brute force it. If the Ottawa Police have 1 billion computers, it would still take 48 billion years. The universe is thought to be 14 billion years old. The sun will explode in 5 billion years.

Why hasn't science made it into your reporting +Ottawa Citizen?

Source: https://howsecureismypassword.net/
Using multiple computers around the clock, Ottawa police have been trying to crack an Algonquin College student's laptop password for more than a year, and have now been granted a 12-month extensio...
3
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
“In general, the cocaine [from the dark web] is amazing,” says Caudevilla, saying that the samples they’ve seen have purities climbing towards 80 or 90 percent, and some even higher. To get an idea of how unusual this is, take a look at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime World Drug Report 2014, which reports that the average quality of street cocaine in Spain is just over 40 percent, while in the United Kingdom it is closer to 30 percent.“We have found 100 percent [pure] cocaine,” he adds. “That’s really, really strange. That means that, technically, this cocaine has been purified, with clandestine methods.”
 
Fascinating look inside DoctorX's Barcelona drug testing labs, which vets the chemical purchases made on the blackmarket deep web, no questions asked.  Its purpose is health, but dealers want to use it to brand their wares for purity. 

https://medium.com/backchannel/inside-the-deep-web-drug-lab-9718cd0fe504
Welcome to DoctorX’s Barcelona lab, where the drugs you bought online are tested for safety and purity. No questions ask…
2 comments on original post
1
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
We can't let ourselves become desensitized to expanding government spying: spread the word now by sharing our action to stop secret police Bill C-51: http://goo.gl/xZ5ynG 
The most depressing aspect of the NSA’s mapping of Canadian communications traffic is how unsurprised we are
1 comment on original post
1
Add a comment...

Oliver Fisher

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
Join us in urging the world’s two biggest charitable funds to move their money out of fossil fuels
View original post
1
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
711 people
Paula Dunn's profile photo
Marie Prete's profile photo
Tom M's profile photo
Mike Tuttle's profile photo
Gerda Prato-Espejo's profile photo
Meet Gajjar's profile photo
Ari Zoldan's profile photo
Alexander Velichkoski's profile photo
Vincent Pimparé's profile photo
Collections Oliver is following
Education
  • University of Toronto (Trinity College)
  • Ashbury College
Story
Introduction
I am not the pro-golfer. That guy always gets ahead of me in search rankings...
Bragging rights
My personal views are not necessarily the same as those of my employer.
Work
Occupation
Software Engineer
Employment
  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer, present
  • Microsoft
    Development Manager
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Oliver Fisher's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
My Incredible Body
market.android.com

Wäre es nicht cool, in sich selbst reinschauen zu können und zu sehen was da drin vor sich geht? Mit Mein Faszinierender Körper kannst du da

Plague Inc.
market.android.com

Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation.Your pathogen has just infected

Netflix
market.android.com

Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone. This Netflix mobile application deliv

Plex for Android
market.android.com

Plex organizes all of your personal media, wherever you keep it, so you can enjoy it on any device. With Plex, you can easily stream your vi

Uber
www.uber.com

The Uber app connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Available on iPhone, Android, and at m.uber.com.

Capital Window Cleaning Home
www.capitalwindowcleaning.ca

Capital Window Cleaning offers interior and exterior window cleaning along with siding, eaves trough and soffit cleaning for the Ottawa area

Snow Crash
market.android.com

Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison -- a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world.

Almost Famous
market.android.com

Writer and director Cameron Crowe's experiences as a teenage rock journalist (he was a regular contributor to Rolling Stone while still in h

Vivino Wine Scanner Pro
market.android.com

With Vivino you’ll never forget another wine. Take a photo of any wine, and we’ll automatically match it against our online wine database of

Vivino Wine Scanner
market.android.com

With Vivino you’ll never forget another wine. Take a photo of any wine, and we’ll automatically match it against our online wine database of

Luke's Change: an Inside Job
www.youtube.com

An examination of some questionable events and circumstances leading up to the destruction of the Death Star, through the eyes of an amateur

Shades of Grey: A Novel
market.android.com

The New York Times bestseller and "a rich brew of dystopic fantasy and deadpan goofiness" (The Washington Post) Welcome to Chromatacia, wher

Colonnade Pizza & Restaurant
plus.google.com

Colonnade Pizza & Restaurant hasn't shared anything on this page with you.

The Economist
plus.google.com

Official profile for The Economist newspaper

Google Canada
plus.google.com

Official Google Canada page with news and information about Google

Tanning Can Cause Cancer, but Not Tanning Could Cause a Lot Worse
lifehacker.com

Vitamin D, produced when skin is exposed to light, is essential for our bodies. Unfortunately, modern lifestyles have minimized our time we

Where's My Water?
market.android.com

WHERE'S MY WATER IS THE HIT DISNEY APP! NOW WITH OVER 160 LEVELS! SWAMPY’S STORY Swampy the Alligator lives in the sewers under the city.

Chrome
market.android.com

Search and browse fast with Chrome on your Android phone and tablet. Sign in to sync your personalized Chrome experience from your computer

Google Maps
market.android.com

Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places, and Latitude

Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Touristy. Lasagna wasn't very good.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Overpriced but good. Lobster salad was excellent.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
122 reviews
Map
Map
Map
Fantastic.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago