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Lady Juliet, High Priestess of the Anti-Community Wiki Cabal in the Order of Kitteh

I'm a hobby programmer, professional hair model. I've also been a vegan since 2004, and I'm very active in the animal liberation movement.

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Jan
10
comment Do I need to go to a big-name university?
For what its worth, I went to a locally-known university in Bellevue, Nebraska. Its curriculum was absolute garbage from start to finish, and utter waste of my time -- by the end of it, I felt like I'd paid $20,000 on a fancy bullet point to put on my resume. I work for a good company making good pay, but its only because I work extremely hard; on the other hand, a friend of mind went to the better known University of Nebraska in Omaha, the course work was extremely rigorous, and picked up an internship with Microsoft. I have to agree, big school == better curriculum and more visibility.
Dec
28
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
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Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
28
awarded  Commentator
Oct
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
17
answered Looking for parallel programming problem
Sep
17
awarded  Teacher
Sep
13
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
13
awarded  Supporter
Sep
13
comment Is there a canonical book on F#?
+1 for liking my wikibook :)
Mar
31
comment Why hasn't a faster, “better” language than C come out?
For what its worth, OCaml produces highly optimized native code about as fast as C and C++, and code itself is as terse as Python. With a little polish, I think OCaml could match or beat C as the language of choice when you need to write code for maximum speed and minimum memory footprint. Objective-C also does a pretty good job, although its not always as fast as C, it gets the whole "C with objects" thing right in a way C++ never could and never will.
Dec
13
comment How can I really “wow” an employer at an interview?
I got my degree in May '09. Oh, and I got my job too, only to have my job outsourced to Mexico earlier this month December. Fortunately I'm geared up for another job this January :)
Nov
25
answered Staying Relevant As a Programmer
Sep
24
answered Most regrettable design or programming decision you made?
Sep
24
comment Most regrettable design or programming decision you made?
@George: seems like your first link is about over-engineering, which can be tangentially related to this thread, but its not a duplicate. The second and last links concern coding errors and management fumbles, neither of which are duplicates of this thread.
Feb
20
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
(...) In other words, the people high up on the totem pole want me to be a scary bitch... something I'd rather avoid. I like your advice: I'm just making a hiring decision, and its not immediately relevant to my decison whether someone really does know all the fancy buzzwords they claim to know.
Feb
20
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
+answer: I was discussing this issue with the hire-ups, and they wanted me to go down a person's resume line-by-line to see if their skillset checked out. They even wanted me to intimidate people by asking them to cross off anything on their resume which "may have been inflated". (cont...)
Feb
20
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
It doesn't take weeks to probe someones skill. For example, if a candidate claims to be a unix DBA, I want to see if they demonstrate minimal familiarity (I might ask them to write a command which greps a set of files and redirects the output to another file). That's one idea I've bounced around.