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Jan
27
answered Stopping endless technical discussions and making a decision
Jan
27
comment Compiler Jobs - How Much Education Is Needed
@Jetti: I definitely would once they bring evidence they have real knowledge. For example, if they wrote tests for a compiler optimizing code generator they are likely worth more than an average university graduate.
Jan
26
answered Compiler Jobs - How Much Education Is Needed
Jan
20
comment Do computer glasses work?
+1 ...eye interaction with digital devices ??? LOL, I'm under my table if you need me. The image coming from the screen is purely analog. That's the worst example of marketing speak I've seen this year.
Jan
14
comment How much time do you give an interviewee to prepare before the actual meeting?
@artjomka: At least that would be relatively fair. I know of a company that enforces an interview at about midday and then makes the interviewee wait for maybe an hour before he is exposed to a one-hour interview. In this case he effectively wastes a whole day yet only one hour is spent in an actual inteview. That's much worse.
Jan
14
comment Are these company terms good for a programmer or should I move?
Think of practical limitations this imposes on you. Say you use Tortoise SVN at work (that's just an example and it could be any other open-source tool) and you know that you could spend five hours to fix some annoying behavior of that program and submit a patch and make the whole world better. This would not hurt your employer in any way - you would gain experience, you would do useful work, you would make a tool your colleagues use better. Yet you can't do that because of those terms. Do you like that? There's a gazillion other examples when that will shoot you in the foot.
Jan
14
answered Constructive ways to answer “What was your most challenging project? and why?”
Jan
12
awarded  Civic Duty
Dec
27
answered Why Garbage Collection if smart pointers are there
Dec
17
comment how often do we need to do appraisal for a developer?
+1. Appraisal doesn't equal money.
Dec
16
comment How do you explain the source of an identifed problem without making it an “excuse”?
@Bob Murphy: Yeap, you see, I'm sorry is used waaay too often, and usually it doesn't mean that someone is sorry - it's just a protocol keyphrase. Do we need protocol keyphrases where real action and attitude is what's actualy needed?
Dec
16
comment How do you explain the source of an identifed problem without making it an “excuse”?
@Bob Murphy: So is the point that noone was that interested in Ashton's problems?
Dec
16
comment How do you explain the source of an identifed problem without making it an “excuse”?
@Bob Murphy: Could you please sum up the moral of the story? I totally don't get it.
Dec
11
comment How can a new programmer impress the software engineer (boss)?
+1 and if his boss is better than him - no wonders, here's why: ericsink.com/Career_Calculus.html
Dec
9
awarded  Scholar
Dec
9
accepted How do people manage to write and maintain extremely complex and hard to read code?
Dec
8
comment How do I assess whether my expectations to the interviewees are adequate?
@Lenny222: I expect that a person claiming that experience can (among other things) use strncpy() properly.
Dec
8
asked How do I assess whether my expectations to the interviewees are adequate?
Nov
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
14
comment Stuff every programmer needs while working
@JohnFx: That's true, but the situation improves fast with electronic ballasts bcoming more widespread. It happens electronic ballasts are more energy-efficient and so companies are happy to employ them. However this doesn't do anything to brightness or color temperature.