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Sergey Brin's Home Page (stanford.edu)
145 points by squigs25 on Mar 20, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 60 comments

Even more interesting is his old resume :


Or rather what is hidden in a comment in the HTML - (view source to see it):

  A large office, good pay, and very little work.
  Frequent expense-account trips to exotic lands would be a plus.-->
He certainly accomplished much of that..plus a whole lot more..:)

Unfortunately, there's no history of this page beyond 2006


He definitely had his goals written in the fine print. Haha :P

As clever as a creative resume for ad agency.

One of the classics from the photo directory there: http://infolab.stanford.edu/~sergey/photos/drag96.jpg

With time I'm beginning to think Sergey and Larry got incredibly lucky with respect to finding each other for the project that would eventually take off. Sergey always comes off as the enthused tech head, whereas Larry goes for big picture stuff, (a little like a variation on Woz and Jobs) but it seems like since that initial convergence they've been diverging more and more.

I love the way it says "Currently I am at Google".

On one hand, they undeniably got lucky finding each other.

On the other hand, they were both researchers in the same field, at one of the best CS universities of the world.

Poisson's law and all; luck favors those who come prepared :)

Poisson's law is that luck favors those who choose to sit in the busiest bus station.

I think you mean Pasteur.

I don't care what he meant, I need to get prepared!

"Research on the Web seems to be fashionable these days and I guess I'm no exception. Recently I have been working on the Google search engine with Larry Page."

love it.

I'm bummed that his brother's Geocities website is no longer live.

Oh god, Geocities e-federations with black background and neon fonts in tables. Nostalgia pangs are coming on heavy, I need to go lie down.

I'm so nostalgic for Geocities and Tripod and the rest. It was a good time.

The mid-ninties: It was innocent and simple, but you felt so technologically advanced to be able to publish something online. It wasn't about making millions. No one was judging your code. You used Java Applets to make dynamic menus and that was the pinnacle achievement. No one turned on Javascript. You only worried about Netscape and eventually IE, but you really didn't worry that much about either. You didn't think about domain squatting because you weren't sure how to get a domain and it really wasn't worth the cost, whatever it was. If you did, you got your name from Network Solutions or that startup, Register.com. CGI was for professionals. Perl was for scientists. You kinda checked email every couple weeks. You may have even shared an email address. You were ahead when you had a separate phone line for dial up. You were a big shot when you got DSL (from Phoenix). Your DSL was bought out every six months. It was Phoenix, then Earthlink, then... You got AOL CDs in the mail weekly. You remember gmail invites.

Edit: And this was your editor: http://www.arachnoid.com/arachnophilia/index.php

More succinctly: you were 20 years younger. That will always be a better time. :)

Except for The Doctor.

And don't forget those "Best viewed in" IE and Netscape gifs...

The 'Under Construction' gifs were even better

Geocities, Tripod, Angelfire.. oooh the memories

There is Neocities: https://neocities.org/ But the simplicity in the design is gone, possibly forever.

God forgive me, I forgot Angelfire. Thanks.

It was a simpler time! I miss it!

No kidding. I was bummed to find most of the links broken.


I think I went to google.stanford.edu for years after google.com existed.

Those were the very end of the days where I could spend hours following links to the corners of the (much smaller) WWW. Now, if I let myself go down those holes, it happens on Wikipedia or Youtube.

tvtropes.com is a wonderful rabbit hole :)

My apologies in advance to your employer for the many lost hours of work this comment will cause :X


I hope you don't waste time on tvtropes.com ;)

Try MillionShort.com for the broader web. It removes the top million sites (Wikipedia, YouTube etc). They've been covered on HN numerous times.

If we are talking nostalgia, I remember the first time I heard of google; it was around the first time I heard of napster. Fourteen years ago. How the landscapes have changed.

Hopefully, Google will take the path of Napster!

We describe a new architecture for data mining (sorry not yet available online).

Have they made it available since then? ;-)

Haha, yeah I guess they found that architecture might be a bit too valuable to open source

The first link is the course he taught with Larry Page http://infolab.stanford.edu/~sergey/349/

Wonder if the listed personal phone number still works.

The guy that answered didn't seem to be sergey

One way to find out...

Interesting resume. I remembered my first webpage when I was learning HTML. The funny thing I noticed was "THE END" at the last.

He dreamed about more than 200 billion dolar in his simple html comment unconsciously. Heavenly!

Created by Applixware HTML Authoring System, Release 4.3 on Fri Jan 16 02:08:09 1998

This is a troll comment to see what pending looks like.

Edit: OK, now I see what it looks like.

I see no mention of his hottie mistress. Disappointed.

Did/could Stanford claim any IP on Google?

They've paid Stanford at least $337 Million in royalties for the original Google algorithm: https://news.stanford.edu/thedish/?p=19621

Ouch. Current market value on 1.8 million shares = $2,154,600,000. I think they managed that rather poorly (I understand it's common for investment funds / trusts / endowments - which perhaps the IP was held by - to liquidate soon after an IPO, but I'd think a university like Stanford could have more patience).

Ha. Office 420.

that's an interesting find :)

Anybody try to call his number? lol

I was tempted but felt it'd be a bit crass and not unlikely to bother some other poor soul who has nothing to do with this.

Damn researchers, never update their webpages and certainly not their photos.

I like the melting effect on the photo. Old school.

Sometimes old school web design can be really charming and nostalgic.

You got any nice examples? Currently doing some research on the matter.

Check out neocities. I think archive.org has a geocities archive too.

Sadly Geocities is no more.

Needs more <blink> tags.

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