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Management geek. Philomath. Decent sense of humor. Favorite word -sesquipedalian. Things I wish I could do better - paint, play piano, math and chess. So, I'm kinda all over the place, but whadda ya expect from a management type?!?

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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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comment Is it common for a programmer not to know the difference between C and C++?
I think this is a key insight... in the old days, you had a C compiler, then along came C++, so you learned the differences. Now you have C/C++ compilers and if you are taught C++ explicitly, it is well neigh impossible to know what is C and what is C++ beyond "the Object Oriented stuff" Also, I'm not sure C/C++ is the most common language to learn in anger(?)
Jun
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answered How to manage a developer who has poor communication skills
May
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comment Why is 80 characters the 'standard' limit for code width?
The cards are that size because in 1890, CTR wanted to reuse currency carriers (the dollar was bigger back then) to carry the census data cards.
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
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answered How can I advocate a semi-strict release schedule in a risk-averse environment?
Mar
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comment How can I demonstrate my productivity to management?
Based on your update: Hate to be flippant but... bit.ly/9mYHgw (link to Bose noise cancelling headset) If this is mgmt's attitude, you may well be looking to fight a non-winning battle.
Mar
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answered How to hire support people?
Mar
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comment How to hire support people?
+1 for the progressive outlook comment!
Mar
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revised What to look for in Startup employees
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Mar
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answered What to look for in Startup employees
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answered How useful is a project log or diary?
Nov
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answered What metrics do you use on your Scrum project?
Nov
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answered is there any relationship between a story point in two different projects?
Nov
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comment I keep failing hands on part of the interview, suggestions?
Also keep practicing working on your weaknesses. In this case, find small, similar problems and time yourself working through them on paper. Practice getting something working first (even if it is wrong) then iterate through getting it right. That way you can show your thinking process as part of the interview. It seems this is the biggest skill you lack (right now) get a minimal deliverable out now, then improve it over time. Many businesses like this :-)
Jul
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answered How to Evaluate a Programmer's Communication Skills
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comment Quitting a small start-up where you are a primary developer?
glad to hear it! good luck with the new position!
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answered How to start to gain experience of managing a project