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    Not *every* interview is this way, but in my...

    Not *every* interview is this way, but in my current job hunt I'd say that the large majority of interviews are this way. Google-ish whiteboarding questions have deeply seeped into interviewing...
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    I agree 100%. If you're an unpleasant person to...

    I agree 100%. If you're an unpleasant person to deal with, I don't care how skilled you are, thumbs down.

    The problem is, however, most interviewers don't really see it that way. They care about...
  3. Thread: NFL Football

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    Hey Packer fans, what's the deal? How did you...

    Hey Packer fans, what's the deal? How did you let this happen???
    Raiders and Saints fans are the heaviest drinkers in the NFL, survey says
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    I re-read this post and had to laugh. Why? ...

    I re-read this post and had to laugh. Why? Because I had an in-person interview where an engineer actually asked me to sort an array.

    Believe it or not I started out by saying, "In the real...
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    You want astounded? How about this. The person...

    You want astounded? How about this. The person yesterday gave me a case number and an 800 number to call. After finding my way through the automated menu I gave the person my case number and they...
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    I talked to Microsoft today and I have to say, so...

    I talked to Microsoft today and I have to say, so far I'm impressed with the level of service I've gotten. The 1st tier person put me right through to a 2nd tier person. The 2nd tier person did...
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    I wasn't sure which thread to put this in, so......

    I wasn't sure which thread to put this in, so...

    The other day Microsoft decided that my Windows 10 box needed to be updated, so it updated.

    Something went wrong and my PC wouldn't boot. I'd...
  8. Thread: NFL Football

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    Aaron Rodgers: Truly the most awesome guy ever...

    Aaron Rodgers: Truly the most awesome guy ever to play the game.
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    Sticky: I've always had a slight admiration for KFC...

    I've always had a slight admiration for KFC because they invented the Double Down. A true milestone in fast food.
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    And another wrinkle with the...

    And another wrinkle with the go-to-the-website-and-do-a-code-challenge thing: Sometimes those sites are crappy and don't work. Then what?
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    This was a new one on me job search-wise: I...

    This was a new one on me job search-wise:

    I submitted my resume for this job which seemed interesting. I expected to be contacted by a recruiter to have an initial discussion to see if I might...
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    Yeah, that's awful. Too many things piled on at...

    Yeah, that's awful. Too many things piled on at the same time. If you need it, there's no shame in seeing a doctor and therapy. Sounds like you need a day job that doesn't suck too. A guy with...
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    I get why they ask toy programming questions. ...

    I get why they ask toy programming questions. I've interviewed people who claimed great things and didn't know crap. So, yeah, you need to make sure they're not lying on their resume.

    But super...
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    What's going on? Anything you feel comfortable...

    What's going on? Anything you feel comfortable sharing?
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    All of that said, it's not always the fault of...

    All of that said, it's not always the fault of the interview question. I had a video phone screen today with a 3rd party that does phone screens for companies (more on that later).

    The guy asked...
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    Bubble sort? The dumbest sort there is. Yep,...

    Bubble sort? The dumbest sort there is. Yep, knowing that one off the top of your head really helps you in your day to day job.

    I think this algorithm fad grew out of a need for engineers to...
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    Had an in-person interview with what I think is a...

    Had an in-person interview with what I think is a pretty good company today.

    Man, I choked on the part I should have been strong in, PHP programming, and I did way better on other things I...
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    Showing the text at the end really makes it.

    Showing the text at the end really makes it.
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    Sticky: This one turned me into an embarrassing weepy...

    This one turned me into an embarrassing weepy mess. Be sure to turn on the CC so you can read the subtitles. Warning, some of it is a little icky, but they blur it out.
    ...
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    Preach!

    Preach!
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    I've been hating my job for about 8 months now. ...

    I've been hating my job for about 8 months now. I've been casually looking around, but my job search kicked up a notch when I found out the CEO was thinking of moving my group to Denver or Raleigh...
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    I just saw Shazam! and IMHO ...... meh. I hate...

    I just saw Shazam! and IMHO ...... meh.

    I hate to compare Marvel to DC, but I can't help it. How can Marvel produce such consistently good movies and DC continues to produce such consistently...
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    Sticky: I just saw Yesterday...

    I just saw Yesterday and IMHO it was cute.

    This movie is kind of one big love letter to Beatles songs. The premise is that a musician gets knocked out and wakes up in an alternate reality where...
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    Sticky: This is really cool. Someone implemented Command...

    This is really cool. Someone implemented Command and Conquer in HTML5: https://www.adityaravishankar.com/projects/games/command-and-conquer/
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    Bear spray!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bear spray!!!!!!!!!!!!
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