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answered Interviewing someone for general unix skills
Sep
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revised Should I tell someone that their commit caused a regression?
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Sep
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comment Should I tell someone that their commit caused a regression?
+1 for last sentence. Praise in public, criticize in private.
Sep
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Sep
19
comment How important is multithreading in the current software industry?
+1: More important than ever. Remember too that in a system design, you can also get the benefits of multithreading just by partitioning the work so that more processes are doing it.
Sep
16
comment How can a maintenance-only programmer get a raise?
Always train your replacement. If you don't have a replacement, you can't move up.
Sep
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answered How can a maintenance-only programmer get a raise?
Sep
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answered Can we replace XML with JSON entirely?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
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comment Saying “no” to people asking questions
+1 for point 2 especially. This allows you to time-box your question-answering activities. Just explain this really politely and people will get it.
Sep
6
comment Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
+1. Digging in is really important if you see a danger sign.
Sep
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revised Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
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Sep
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answered Is it common to lie in job ads regarding the technologies in use?
Sep
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comment What's the difference between the terms “protocol” and “standard”?
Proprietary standards aren't really standards; noone else can (or would) implement them, and the original author is free to change them at will.
Sep
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comment How can I sharpen my team player skills?
+1 for Dunning-Kruger reference.
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answered What's the difference between the terms “protocol” and “standard”?
Aug
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comment How do you answer the question, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
@WayneM - the positive spin for this is that the manager will be able to get promoted and move up because there will be someone to backfill his old role.
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Aug
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answered How do you answer the question, “where do you see yourself in 5 years?”
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