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I thought it was quite excellent too, but I haven't watched any of the other Mad Max movies and am a sucker for Charlize Theron.

Unfortunately, you were beaten to the punch

Still, probably worth reposting.

Ah, the "show new posts" function has failed me.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Attn: professional code monkeys
« on: September 10, 2015, 02:30:18 am »
I got offered the job!


And it turns out one of their test questions was a slightly modified Project Euler, thanks again Faust!

Mmm so much butthurt, but ending with SHEEPLE? Classic!


Flawless victory.

Update: March Against Monsanto Calgary is leaving the Facebook!


Time for the three stupidest days in my life to commence.

Basically, my boss could not find cover for me and my coworker to attend training.  He knows, however, he has been pushing his luck in getting us to attend previous training while also working, and that luck is running out.

Therefore, he is authorising my co-worker and I, for this week, to finish our shifts at 23:30 every night so we can attend training.  In other words, aside from a notoriously flimsy door, there will be no security in this place overnight, including on a Friday.  No-one to kick out unwelcome guests.  No-one to help students who have lost their keys, or to shoo away homeless people looking for somewhere dry and relatively warm to spend the night.  No-one to do all the usual nightly duties like kitchen checks, preparing people who are leaving, doing the necessary paperwork and external patrols. Hell, there wont even be anyone to unlock the office for the day staff to come in the next day, so I don't know how that is going to work. 

This work training has been scehduled since about, oh, March.  So you can see why they might have had trouble securing someone, anyone, to cover those days.

I kinda hope something goes wrong.  Not massively wrong, something someone can recover from, but just something bad enough to help highlight how this place is "run"

I'm starting to get the sense that most organizations are run this way, and that Tuscon is indeed everywhere.

That's pretty good.

I was just amazed that "March Against Monsanto Calgary" shared the image in earnest.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Attn: professional code monkeys
« on: September 01, 2015, 03:07:49 pm »

Project Euler was recommended a while back by one of the higher ups at this place, so that's an excellent reminder. I'm on it.

Techmology and Scientism / Attn: professional code monkeys
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:33:13 pm »
So I'm competing for two more invite-only internships/junior developer jobs in the next few weeks.

If you (or monkeys of the non-programming variety) have any ideas or amusingly bad advice at how to land a position that involves multi-day coding challenges to qualify for them, I'd be interested.

One is more front end and the other is more back end, both stressing JavaScript.

In related news, I suspected a program like this was in effect, so if you want a secret invite to work at Google you know where to do all your sophisticated programming searches:

What is it with all the invite-only, hush-hush hiring stuff in the programming world? Or did I just decide to enter the fold when they started doing this?

Nice! That's awesome.

If anyone is interested in making their own game like that, all it would take is a little elementary programming skill that can picked up at and the cleverness and creativity I know you already possess...

Just throwing that out there.


I for one am hopeful in your bid.

Hey PD, what do you call a blind German?

A Not See.

In other news, I may have finally found a company to come and upgrade my computer for me, rather than me have to go to them (harder than it sounds).  Assuming it all checks out tomorrow, once it's done and my current training bullshit is over, inbetween dissertation writing I'm going to start making regular videos again.

Ha ha, that was brutal.

Sounds good.

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