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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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Jun
17
comment 30 minutes to explain programming to a 15 year old
"First I get in to work a little after 10 AM, drink a lot of coffee, chase it down with Mountain Dew and energy drinks. I spend the next 2 hours checking my mail, exchanging recipes with the one and only female developer in the entire building, then a brief nap after lunch. Get up, check email again, surf youtube for cat videos, catch up on the latest dilbert and smbc comics. Before you know it, its 4:30, time to go home. By myself I can't do much, but 100 programmers put together doig the same thing every day 3 years, well, that's how video games are born."
May
31
comment What is the standard for modeling modern applications prior to development?
"I want my team to model the entire ASP.NET MVC C# application before we even tap out one line of code." Hate to say this, but you're almost committing yourself to failure before you even start. The full scope of usability, user requirements, maintainability are totally invisible until you start actually writing code; if you insist on a big design up front, you're going to spend much much more time updating your designs than writing your application. High level designs are ok, but documenting the entire app? Absolutely not.
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.
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 :)
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.
Feb
20
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
@m4bwav: there is no criteria that defines what should or shouldn't be wikified. Wiki is used to prevent people from gaining rep (read "winning the pissing contest") for "fun" questions. My question is not "fun", it's technical merit and utilitarian value is certainly applicable to programmers.
Feb
19
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
(...) was embarrassed that he'd been exposed. Oops! Not my intention. However, from a hiring perspective, a diverse skillset can affect a person's salary -- a good bluffer might be able to weasle his way into a senior position, and the company gets a smaller ROI for hiring the guy.
Feb
19
comment How to handle people who lie on their resume
In general, when I talk to people, I like to get a feel for their technical background. I came across a guy who put JBoss on his resume, which is a pretty heavy technology, so I asked him to describe the apps he's written with it -- turns out he couldn't even define what it is, and (cont...)
Jan
11
comment Why isn't OCaml more popular?
OCaml is a relatively recent ML dialect, born about same time as Java. However, ML goes back to 1973 with the first major dialect, SML being developed in 1978. ML dialects found a niche in theorem proving and research, but have since been the industry standard in financial institutions.
Dec
1
comment How can I really “wow” an employer at an interview?
"I don't need this high paying job" isn't exactly the attitude I have in light of the car payments I have to make, student loans, and rent I still have to pay ;)
Nov
30
comment How can I really “wow” an employer at an interview?
Excellent, excellent reply, S.Loot, I appreciate it :)