Microsoft

Feb. 3rd, 2005 01:27 pm
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Microsoft asks weird interview questions, allegedly to find people that are smart and creative.

I wonder if the reason why so much of their software is buggy and insecure and horrible is because of that interview process and the resulting kinds of people hired.

There's a bit in the beginning about a recruiter asking someone about writing software to run a microwave oven. The someone gives reasons why that's a really stupid idea, and asks why they would want to do that. The recruiter loses interest in him and sends him on his way. Too me, that's completely bass-ackwards.

Maybe if they'd hired him, "Microsoft Bob" wouldn't have said You seem to have forgotten your password, here pick a new one and I'll let you in anyway.

Microsoft

Feb. 3rd, 2005 01:27 pm
jodawi: (Default)
Microsoft asks weird interview questions, allegedly to find people that are smart and creative.

I wonder if the reason why so much of their software is buggy and insecure and horrible is because of that interview process and the resulting kinds of people hired.

There's a bit in the beginning about a recruiter asking someone about writing software to run a microwave oven. The someone gives reasons why that's a really stupid idea, and asks why they would want to do that. The recruiter loses interest in him and sends him on his way. Too me, that's completely bass-ackwards.

Maybe if they'd hired him, "Microsoft Bob" wouldn't have said You seem to have forgotten your password, here pick a new one and I'll let you in anyway.
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I want to call a phone number that sits in front of me on paper.
I pick up my cell phone, and push the green button that should dial.
I put it to my ear, and wait.
I oh.
I type in the number, and push the green button that should dial.
jodawi: (Default)
I want to call a phone number that sits in front of me on paper.
I pick up my cell phone, and push the green button that should dial.
I put it to my ear, and wait.
I oh.
I type in the number, and push the green button that should dial.
jodawi: (madonna and child)

You gave me love and helped me find the sun.
And every time that I was down
you would always come around
and get my feet back on the ground.

Your 25 page document is confusing, he says. Fine. Now it is 45 pages. Confuse that!

So what do you do after 25 hours of document revision. You take a shower. What do you do after a shower. You think maybe I should be out of the house for the first time in several days. Where do you go. Maybe to the München Hofbräuhaus. Maybe not.
jodawi: (madonna and child)

You gave me love and helped me find the sun.
And every time that I was down
you would always come around
and get my feet back on the ground.

Your 25 page document is confusing, he says. Fine. Now it is 45 pages. Confuse that!

So what do you do after 25 hours of document revision. You take a shower. What do you do after a shower. You think maybe I should be out of the house for the first time in several days. Where do you go. Maybe to the München Hofbräuhaus. Maybe not.
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Speaking of ABBA, i google the lyrics that i wasn't sure of as a wee child unit, but was fairly sure i had wrong:

Waiting for the sunrise, soul dancing in the dark
Summer night city
Fucking Walking in the moonlight, love-making in a park
Summer night city


Well, actually almost all of the lyrics i didn't know, but that was the word of interest. Is this a me form of aphasia, or does everyone have this problem with most lyrics?
jodawi: (Default)
Speaking of ABBA, i google the lyrics that i wasn't sure of as a wee child unit, but was fairly sure i had wrong:

Waiting for the sunrise, soul dancing in the dark
Summer night city
Fucking Walking in the moonlight, love-making in a park
Summer night city


Well, actually almost all of the lyrics i didn't know, but that was the word of interest. Is this a me form of aphasia, or does everyone have this problem with most lyrics?
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Things i mis-read: "Live hard, die young and eat a beautiful corpse"
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Things i mis-read: "Live hard, die young and eat a beautiful corpse"
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20% of planes have contaminated water. b'ware, mittel

And: LJ went down for a day because someone pushed the power off button? Now that's the LJ I know and love.
jodawi: (Default)
20% of planes have contaminated water. b'ware, mittel

And: LJ went down for a day because someone pushed the power off button? Now that's the LJ I know and love.

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