jodawi: (shiny toaster)

 


These are the keywords from all Microsoft SDE job listings (size from frequency). If apply there, is good the having. Wordle doesn't print # or other fine characters, as per dumb, so C# is C-sh. And maybe other bad things.



Again, but with the most common words removed to show broader thingyles.



Here's a different view, for listings containing C++.


These may or may not have full properness.
jodawi: (shiny toaster)

 


These are the keywords from all Microsoft SDE job listings (size from frequency). If apply there, is good the having. Wordle doesn't print # or other fine characters, as per dumb, so C# is C-sh. And maybe other bad things.



Again, but with the most common words removed to show broader thingyles.



Here's a different view, for listings containing C++.


These may or may not have full properness.
jodawi: (dumbwater)

Do you ever feel really stupid?

I feel really stupid.

Really, really stupid.

Did you know? Without a compiler and debugger, i not brain has can coding dumb at code brain what no but and
 0xDeadBeef 0xABadF00d 0x00000000 ^C 

“That's close enough for now. We're not supposed to give feedback, but I don't consider this a real formal interview, so:

You started out well, and got about 80% through fairly quickly, which did give me some confidence. But then [blah blah turned to crap swirling vaguely toward correctness]. And you still have a couple of bugs. Here [yes I would have fixed that if I'd had time to step through it all again], but you probably would have seen that if you'd had time to step through it again. But there's also a problem here where [apparently it's bad to leak memory and lose data]. Actually a lot of people miss that one.

When you get to the next round, you should expect to do a problem like this in about 30 minutes.

 

I'm not like them   But I can pretend   The sun is gone   But I have a light   The day is done   But I'm having fun   I think I'm dumb   Or maybe just happy   Think I'm just happy   [x3]

My heart is broke   But I have some glue   Help me inhale   And mend it with you   We'll float around   And hang out on clouds   Then we'll come down   And have a hangover   Have a hangover [x3]   Skin the sun   Fall asleep   Wish away   The soul is cheap   Lesson learned   Wish me luck   Soothe the burn   Wake me up

I'm not like them   But I can pretend   The sun is gone   But I have a light   My day is done   But I'm having fun   I think I'm dumb   Maybe just happy
Think I'm just happy   [x3]     I think I'm dumb   [x12]

Nirvana - Dumb

jodawi: (dumbwater)

Do you ever feel really stupid?

I feel really stupid.

Really, really stupid.

Did you know? Without a compiler and debugger, i not brain has can coding dumb at code brain what no but and
 0xDeadBeef 0xABadF00d 0x00000000 ^C 

“That's close enough for now. We're not supposed to give feedback, but I don't consider this a real formal interview, so:

You started out well, and got about 80% through fairly quickly, which did give me some confidence. But then [blah blah turned to crap swirling vaguely toward correctness]. And you still have a couple of bugs. Here [yes I would have fixed that if I'd had time to step through it all again], but you probably would have seen that if you'd had time to step through it again. But there's also a problem here where [apparently it's bad to leak memory and lose data]. Actually a lot of people miss that one.

When you get to the next round, you should expect to do a problem like this in about 30 minutes.

 

I'm not like them   But I can pretend   The sun is gone   But I have a light   The day is done   But I'm having fun   I think I'm dumb   Or maybe just happy   Think I'm just happy   [x3]

My heart is broke   But I have some glue   Help me inhale   And mend it with you   We'll float around   And hang out on clouds   Then we'll come down   And have a hangover   Have a hangover [x3]   Skin the sun   Fall asleep   Wish away   The soul is cheap   Lesson learned   Wish me luck   Soothe the burn   Wake me up

I'm not like them   But I can pretend   The sun is gone   But I have a light   My day is done   But I'm having fun   I think I'm dumb   Maybe just happy
Think I'm just happy   [x3]     I think I'm dumb   [x12]

Nirvana - Dumb

jodawi: (Default)

microbe-4 won too free

dolor spolor puddin n sigh blah blah blah blah text is this here muchness wide and now for something differently

spork pig
dork wig
wag  
   

 

Map image

 

del.icio.us Tags:

 

Read more... )
jodawi: (Default)

microbe-4 won too free

dolor spolor puddin n sigh blah blah blah blah text is this here muchness wide and now for something differently

spork pig
dork wig
wag  
   

 

Map image

 

del.icio.us Tags:

 

Read more... )
jodawi: (alien answer)
Goddam NNNNESI.



I think I should develop a recruiting business. Or develop a business that needs to do recruiting. My secret trick will be to do actual meaningful reliable evaluations of prospective software engineers, instead of trying to do a good curve fit of a complicated system with only a few data points. This will bring quality hires and happy money. How to do this? Some ideas:

Start by trying to be uniform and objective, weeding out those who don't meet a baseline breadth and depth for the position of interest (or have the position of interest be suggested by how well they do on the different areas: instead of dropping the person completely for a total low score, drop them from consideration just for the particular areas that they scored low on), while not rejecting people based on a few random problem questions.

(0) Set of simple technical questions on the web, multiple choice maybe, with instructions: "If you can't answer all of these correctly within half an hour, without looking anything up, then you would not pass our interview process and should not submit your resume." To get to the resume submission page, they have to click a box saying "I correctly answered all of these questions within the stated constraints."

(1) Set of less simple technical questions, progressively harder, eventually so hard that most people couldn't answer all of them correctly, covering areas relevant to the position and the applicant's background (such as preferred language). Multiple-choice or otherwise machine-scored, so no expensive human time wasted. Applicant comes in, spends a couple hours answering on a computer. Computer scores immediately. All under a certain threshold are automatically dropped. Others can continue with the next round after a break. Correct answers to multiple choice questions could have an additional auxiliary question and set of choices, which approach the same thing from a different perspective; both must be correct in order to get credit, cutting down on the number of correct answers resulting from chance.

(2) For those who passed (1), anything they got wrong in (1) they're allowed to look up in the provided standard books, giving them a second score. All with scores under a certain threshold are automatically dropped.

(3) For those who passed (2), some coding problems are assigned. Applicants use the provided machines with standard compilers/documentation/OS/languages (which they can practice on any time prior to taking the test, to get comfortable with it). Books and other resources are available the same as they would be in real life. Sample input is provided, with corresponding expected output. They're instructed to make it as robust and reliable as it should be in production code. After they're happy with their code, feed it more input, including typical cases, special cases, huge cases, and malformed input. Score based on: builds; compiler build warnings; correct output from sample input; proper handling of any exceptions that might be thrown; correct output for each run of real input; lack of crashes; time taken to complete; presence of at least some comments. These would be automatically scored by All with scores under a certain threshold are automatically dropped.

(4) etc blah blah

Those that make it to this point have at least a reasonable baseline of abilities in at least one area, with a profile showing their strengths and weaknesses. Any available positions that the applicant meets all the requirements for can then be applied to.


etc blah; more, but i should spend time getting a job rather than grrring at the existing systems. and i'm too tired to focus both eyes at same time.

Your comments/additions?



I often have lyrics go through my head that are somehow relevant to what's going on with me. Not sure what Everlast's "What it's like" is doing in said head. (exact lyrics seem to be subject to debate)
...

I knew this kid named Max
who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late
He liked to get shit-faced and keep the pace with thugs
Until late one night there was a big gun fight and Max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
You know it crumbles that way
At least that's what they say when you play the game

God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose

Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...to have to lose
Activate your armchair.
jodawi: (alien answer)
Goddam NNNNESI.



I think I should develop a recruiting business. Or develop a business that needs to do recruiting. My secret trick will be to do actual meaningful reliable evaluations of prospective software engineers, instead of trying to do a good curve fit of a complicated system with only a few data points. This will bring quality hires and happy money. How to do this? Some ideas:

Start by trying to be uniform and objective, weeding out those who don't meet a baseline breadth and depth for the position of interest (or have the position of interest be suggested by how well they do on the different areas: instead of dropping the person completely for a total low score, drop them from consideration just for the particular areas that they scored low on), while not rejecting people based on a few random problem questions.

(0) Set of simple technical questions on the web, multiple choice maybe, with instructions: "If you can't answer all of these correctly within half an hour, without looking anything up, then you would not pass our interview process and should not submit your resume." To get to the resume submission page, they have to click a box saying "I correctly answered all of these questions within the stated constraints."

(1) Set of less simple technical questions, progressively harder, eventually so hard that most people couldn't answer all of them correctly, covering areas relevant to the position and the applicant's background (such as preferred language). Multiple-choice or otherwise machine-scored, so no expensive human time wasted. Applicant comes in, spends a couple hours answering on a computer. Computer scores immediately. All under a certain threshold are automatically dropped. Others can continue with the next round after a break. Correct answers to multiple choice questions could have an additional auxiliary question and set of choices, which approach the same thing from a different perspective; both must be correct in order to get credit, cutting down on the number of correct answers resulting from chance.

(2) For those who passed (1), anything they got wrong in (1) they're allowed to look up in the provided standard books, giving them a second score. All with scores under a certain threshold are automatically dropped.

(3) For those who passed (2), some coding problems are assigned. Applicants use the provided machines with standard compilers/documentation/OS/languages (which they can practice on any time prior to taking the test, to get comfortable with it). Books and other resources are available the same as they would be in real life. Sample input is provided, with corresponding expected output. They're instructed to make it as robust and reliable as it should be in production code. After they're happy with their code, feed it more input, including typical cases, special cases, huge cases, and malformed input. Score based on: builds; compiler build warnings; correct output from sample input; proper handling of any exceptions that might be thrown; correct output for each run of real input; lack of crashes; time taken to complete; presence of at least some comments. These would be automatically scored by All with scores under a certain threshold are automatically dropped.

(4) etc blah blah

Those that make it to this point have at least a reasonable baseline of abilities in at least one area, with a profile showing their strengths and weaknesses. Any available positions that the applicant meets all the requirements for can then be applied to.


etc blah; more, but i should spend time getting a job rather than grrring at the existing systems. and i'm too tired to focus both eyes at same time.

Your comments/additions?



I often have lyrics go through my head that are somehow relevant to what's going on with me. Not sure what Everlast's "What it's like" is doing in said head. (exact lyrics seem to be subject to debate)
...

I knew this kid named Max
who used to get fat stacks out on the corner with drugs
He liked to hang out late
He liked to get shit-faced and keep the pace with thugs
Until late one night there was a big gun fight and Max lost his head
He pulled out his chrome .45, talked some shit, and wound up dead
Now his wife and his kids are caught in the midst of all of this pain
You know it crumbles that way
At least that's what they say when you play the game

God forbid you ever had to wake up to hear the news
'Cause then you really might know what it's like to have to lose

Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...
Then you really might know what it's like...to have to lose
Activate your armchair.
jodawi: (Default)
"Email" "exists". You can "use" it.

You don't need to schedule a 1pm call today just to remind me that I have an interview at 1pm tomorrow. Especially when your accent on the phone makes it sound like the interview was canceled.

Yours in Grrr,
jodawi: (Default)
"Email" "exists". You can "use" it.

You don't need to schedule a 1pm call today just to remind me that I have an interview at 1pm tomorrow. Especially when your accent on the phone makes it sound like the interview was canceled.

Yours in Grrr,
jodawi: (Default)

SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM, BELLEVUE WA

  • START DATE: ASAP
  • SALARY: $100k - $150k + All Extras
Smartest Guy or Gal In The Room (Software)

This really is something unusual. As such, we're looking for someone unusual (in a good way). We're basically looking for "The Smartest Guy or Gal In The Room" - you know who you are. You're the one with all the good ideas. You're the one everyone comes to with questions. You're the one the executives pray never, ever leaves.

The Company:

Established (not a startup). Entertainment space. 150 people. Profits are in the hundreds of millions (annually). Do the math. You think where you work is fun and exciting? You should see this. No 100-hour work weeks, 0% burnout rate.

The Position:

No "list of deliverables" here. You are the software engineer of all software engineers (C++ preference). Your job will be to build the most customer-driven, bullet-proof, low-maintenance, award winning software in the world. You will be a Swiss Army Knife, contributing to anything and everything you're good at: product planning/design/architecture, coding, testing, and maintenance. You will be working on an incredibly high-user-volume multi-functional platform (ecommerce, entertainment, statistics, social/community, etc), This is a hands-on, individual-contributor role for someone passionate about technology and annoyed by bureaucracy. No good idea will be stifled here.

The Requirements:

No "years of experience" requirements here - we're looking for depth. Versatility and diversity are very, very nice things to have in this environment (UI, databases, network programming and protocols, server-side, client-side), but seriously, you'd be better be an expert in one or two. Add creativity and humility to the list as well.

The Benefits/Perks:

Unlike anything you've ever heard of before. Guaranteed.

Extra Keywords (solely for searchability): multithreading multithreaded TCP/IP UDP HTTP DNS FTP web services SOAP REST C C++ Java PHP SQL Python XML Windows Win32 Linux OOP Object Oriented design architect customer experience

***No Visa Sponsorship, sorry***
For more information or to apply for this vacancy please contact Joel Hides on 425.635.0300 or email Joel.Hides@greythorninc.com

Greythorn is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer. To view our Equal Opportunity Employment Policy please click here.
To be considered for this position you must be currently authorized to work in the country in which the job is advertised.
Thank you for considering Greythorn for your career choices, we look forward to hearing from you.

JOB REFERENCE : 4500
SALARY : $100k - $150k + All Extras
LOCATION : Western US
JOB TYPE : Permanent
jodawi: (Default)

SMARTEST PERSON IN THE ROOM, BELLEVUE WA

  • START DATE: ASAP
  • SALARY: $100k - $150k + All Extras
Smartest Guy or Gal In The Room (Software)

This really is something unusual. As such, we're looking for someone unusual (in a good way). We're basically looking for "The Smartest Guy or Gal In The Room" - you know who you are. You're the one with all the good ideas. You're the one everyone comes to with questions. You're the one the executives pray never, ever leaves.

The Company:

Established (not a startup). Entertainment space. 150 people. Profits are in the hundreds of millions (annually). Do the math. You think where you work is fun and exciting? You should see this. No 100-hour work weeks, 0% burnout rate.

The Position:

No "list of deliverables" here. You are the software engineer of all software engineers (C++ preference). Your job will be to build the most customer-driven, bullet-proof, low-maintenance, award winning software in the world. You will be a Swiss Army Knife, contributing to anything and everything you're good at: product planning/design/architecture, coding, testing, and maintenance. You will be working on an incredibly high-user-volume multi-functional platform (ecommerce, entertainment, statistics, social/community, etc), This is a hands-on, individual-contributor role for someone passionate about technology and annoyed by bureaucracy. No good idea will be stifled here.

The Requirements:

No "years of experience" requirements here - we're looking for depth. Versatility and diversity are very, very nice things to have in this environment (UI, databases, network programming and protocols, server-side, client-side), but seriously, you'd be better be an expert in one or two. Add creativity and humility to the list as well.

The Benefits/Perks:

Unlike anything you've ever heard of before. Guaranteed.

Extra Keywords (solely for searchability): multithreading multithreaded TCP/IP UDP HTTP DNS FTP web services SOAP REST C C++ Java PHP SQL Python XML Windows Win32 Linux OOP Object Oriented design architect customer experience

***No Visa Sponsorship, sorry***
For more information or to apply for this vacancy please contact Joel Hides on 425.635.0300 or email Joel.Hides@greythorninc.com

Greythorn is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer. To view our Equal Opportunity Employment Policy please click here.
To be considered for this position you must be currently authorized to work in the country in which the job is advertised.
Thank you for considering Greythorn for your career choices, we look forward to hearing from you.

JOB REFERENCE : 4500
SALARY : $100k - $150k + All Extras
LOCATION : Western US
JOB TYPE : Permanent
jodawi: (minime)
Carefully Crafted. Copiously Commented. Courageously Comprehensive. Commendably creative. Cautiously contained.

Every variable I write starts with C. C is good enough for me.
jodawi: (minime)
Carefully Crafted. Copiously Commented. Courageously Comprehensive. Commendably creative. Cautiously contained.

Every variable I write starts with C. C is good enough for me.
jodawi: (Default)
Did you know? Google's a dumb dummyhead for not hiring me. Now how are they going to get a Google News page that isn't unbearably lifeless?

ATTN: [livejournal.com profile] sebab: “Scrubs” to Have Eighth Season Premiere on ABC
jodawi: (Default)
Did you know? Google's a dumb dummyhead for not hiring me. Now how are they going to get a Google News page that isn't unbearably lifeless?

ATTN: [livejournal.com profile] sebab: “Scrubs” to Have Eighth Season Premiere on ABC
jodawi: (white orchid)



shades of the fall of icarus...

The Fall of Icaruspieter bruegel, the fall of icarus
1143 x 755 - 180k - jpg



I slog away at interview questions and the like.

What is the difference between a spork and a foon?

Why might it be a bad idea to continue to evolve the spork by changing the handle to a strife (combination of sharp knife and drinking straw), resulting in a snoieafwprotk?

How many units of passionate passion could a passion fruit passingly pass if pressed?

If you inherited a virtual inner joined struct from ++JavaC#♭9000 and it tried to crawl away, how might a passionate hopkinsnoieafwprotk tender coinage adequate to confuse it and bring down the world financial structures as part of a Grand Supercycle century-long bear market?

What will be the next bubble keeping the US afloat for a brief time: oil, green power, gold, or potted meat food product?

How many more bubbles can pop before a Grand Superbubble pops and the immortal and unassailable learns that it is mortal and assailed? Will you have a Grand Hopkinsnoieafwprotk wielded with passionate intensity to degrid the archyuck, thereby providing kibble for your fambly? What's their favorite kibble?



Confession: I rarely read them twitter things. They're just too unaesthetic and confusing.
jodawi: (white orchid)



shades of the fall of icarus...

The Fall of Icaruspieter bruegel, the fall of icarus
1143 x 755 - 180k - jpg



I slog away at interview questions and the like.

What is the difference between a spork and a foon?

Why might it be a bad idea to continue to evolve the spork by changing the handle to a strife (combination of sharp knife and drinking straw), resulting in a snoieafwprotk?

How many units of passionate passion could a passion fruit passingly pass if pressed?

If you inherited a virtual inner joined struct from ++JavaC#♭9000 and it tried to crawl away, how might a passionate hopkinsnoieafwprotk tender coinage adequate to confuse it and bring down the world financial structures as part of a Grand Supercycle century-long bear market?

What will be the next bubble keeping the US afloat for a brief time: oil, green power, gold, or potted meat food product?

How many more bubbles can pop before a Grand Superbubble pops and the immortal and unassailable learns that it is mortal and assailed? Will you have a Grand Hopkinsnoieafwprotk wielded with passionate intensity to degrid the archyuck, thereby providing kibble for your fambly? What's their favorite kibble?



Confession: I rarely read them twitter things. They're just too unaesthetic and confusing.

Linked-In

Jul. 1st, 2008 02:27 pm
jodawi: (gold sleep)
"Summarize your professional experience and goals"

gurgle

sleepy...not braining am

canna find don't-be-sleepy Rx

somewhere


L worried about landlord: seeing office/bedroom i turned back porch into, window walls and all, freaking out, telling us to move out. Landlord sees today, eyes widen, "Hey! That's such a cool idea!"

He didn't say "Hi hi I'm climbing on a ladder around your house at 9am to clean the gutters without previous notice that I'd be here; nakey people ought to be careful to not be accidentally seen naking about on the other side of the windows before they know I'm here."

Linked-In

Jul. 1st, 2008 02:27 pm
jodawi: (gold sleep)
"Summarize your professional experience and goals"

gurgle

sleepy...not braining am

canna find don't-be-sleepy Rx

somewhere


L worried about landlord: seeing office/bedroom i turned back porch into, window walls and all, freaking out, telling us to move out. Landlord sees today, eyes widen, "Hey! That's such a cool idea!"

He didn't say "Hi hi I'm climbing on a ladder around your house at 9am to clean the gutters without previous notice that I'd be here; nakey people ought to be careful to not be accidentally seen naking about on the other side of the windows before they know I'm here."

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