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It's reading posts like this that make me feel much more secure in my competence as a programmer
I remember a job interview where the interviewer handed me a page of printout from halfway through a program, and asked me to explain it.
I said "Well, this is a loop, and it's doing something with a 'salary' variable, and calculating tax in some way, but it's calling off to a function that's not on this page, so I'm not sure what. I'm sorry, I can't tell much more than that, what am I missing?"
And they said "You're the fourth person I've interviewed for this coding job, and the first one who wasn't lying about being able to program."
programming  fail  OhForFucksSake 
june 2017 by andrewducker
Mastering Programming: An outline
Lots of this applies to things other than programming, to be honest.
programming  advice  thinking 
june 2016 by andrewducker
NASA's last original Voyager engineer is retiring
Clearly we need to put a few of them into cryogenic storage so
that, come the 23rd century, The Federation is able to deal with Voyager
when it comes back...
NASA  technology  programming  history 
october 2015 by andrewducker
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