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bio website alimuzaffar.com
location Melbourne, Australia
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I have frequently been asked in team bulding exercises to introduce myself in various ways. One of my favorite ways is:

Q. What is your name and if you could be any animal which one would it be and why?

A: Ali Muzaffar & Bear, without a doubt. It's a toss up between a Grizzly, or Kodiak bear.

My reasons are:

They are smart.

They are strong.

They look slow and sluggish but they aren't (their top speed is about 30KM/Hour).

They look like a big cuddly push over but are deadly.

They are mostly solitary (aren't most software developers).

They gain and lose a lot of weight every year.

They are one of the most adaptable species in the world.


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comment Pointless Code In Your Source
I'm inclined to give you the correct answer in this case because some of the code I see simply can't be unintentional... not unless someone was high when they coded and thought it would just be funny! I do believe others have relevant reasons for useless code as well, but the code I see are on projects that a few people have worked on and I'm the first guy outside of the original development team working on it. I have to say that it seems like a case of complexity added to shock and awe.
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Part of the blame lies in the fact that interviewing method are defective. I HATE having to take an exam that goes through the nitty gritty of a programming language rather than just testing concepts. Also, after 10 years of being a programmer, I hate having to justify my work and experience by giving tests... as if my online portfolio and public projects etc aren't enough.
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