The junk dealer was just a short bus ride from the Great Mall of Milpitas. I got a treat when I arrived – the VTA light rail extension to Alum Rock is elevated at the Great Mall. (I like elevated transit lines.)
I had a phone screen with someone from a Y! Mail systems engineering group later in the afternoon. It went ok, except I couldn't remember how the Perl chomp function differed from chop (since I rarely use chop). He asked a few other questions, most of which I was able to answer, although there were a couple of others I couldn't remember (but knew where to look). I seem to be consistent in these interviews; maybe I need to do just a bit better to get to the next tier. Anyway, he said someone will be in touch to schedule an onsite interview. As always, we'll see. I have another interview lined up next week and perhaps a third (neither at Y!).