Like this job posting. “We’re terrible at work-life balance” vs. “You need to have a crazy-person level of attention to detail” — which requires, you know, sleep. And downtime. Look, read Tom DeMarco’s book Slack. “A BA/BS or greater degree in Computer Science or a related field” vs. “Annual Salary: Negotiable, but you should know […]
Tales from the archives. In 2000-2001, I was an engineer at TiVo, working on the TiVo service. When I started, all TiVos were still using dialup to get schedule updates. One of the things we did during the time I was there was to record an over-the-air broadcast aimed at TiVos, clip it into little […]
Once upon a time, when I was talking casually with a guy about bringing me in for an interview, he asked, me, “So how do you feel about working in a group that’s almost all men?” Until that point, I hadn’t really thought about it. The reality of my job as a software engineer has […]
I was originally scheduled to come to San Diego on Saturday morning so I could go to a work-related event on Friday, but, well, I had an opportunity for yet another medical appointment, so that took precedence and I flew down Thursday morning. Getting to the bottom of my medical stuff has been something of […]
$ wc -w paper.xml 2024 paper.xml Time for sleep. I’ll have to finish it tomorrow.
7 BD DU MAL JUIN I’m guessing that’s the boulevard for a bad june.