Software Engineers
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Software engineers come in only two flavors: software engineers - peeps who can write code, and

junior software engineers - peeps who haven't yet realized they can't write code.

If you can write code - they won't offer you a "junior software engineer" position. And you won't accept "junior software engineer" position either.

"Senior Software Engineer" (capitalization is important, it just doesn't look that impressive without it) title is bullshit. Often, "Senior Software Engineer" is a self-assigned title by those who have either "a lot" ( usually 3+ years ) of experience or those who can "design" and "envision" software. The point is - if you can't do these things (meaning you can't work with that level of abstraction) - then you fall into junior software engineer category, and you should quit anyway. When I was 20, I was putting a lot of effort into ensuring that everybody around knows that I'm a "Senior Software Engineer". I probably didn't yet hit puberty back then. I'm glad I didn't go for "Principal Senior Software Engineer Chief Architect Head Analyst QA TeamLead VIP Elite".

update: what smart people say about "senior software engineer" title

Hold F11
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Unbelievable skills
Monday, March 28, 2011

Ёмкая оценка деятельности Вити Енакиевского
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Как говорит раммус, ок.
цитата охуенная.

I saw this video when it only had liek 2.5k views!11
Monday, March 21, 2011

punch a social media expert
Thursday, March 10, 2011

This has become impossible. I see a desktop notification about an e-mail from my mom, and I open my mailbox just to be greeted by a page of e-mails from "Social Media Experts" who ran a 5-line script that does a Google query for a keyword and sends everyone from the result list a LinkedIn message with offer to use their services or join their group.

I post on twitter something like "I hate pop-corn" and immediately get followed by 3 guys with twitter descriptions "buy your favorite flavor of pop-corn here in Berlin, with 24/7 delivery".

This has to stop. And it has to be stopped not by protecting your tweets or profiles from the outside world. The whole SMO/SME idea has to be put down. SMO/SME is a new spam. Was it in Sweden 20 years ago - the highest income was reported by one spammer. That was back in the time when spam was not yet fought against and every day you could enjoy a nice selection of great penis enlargement and weight loss offers every time you open your mailbox.

I see the same situation happening again, right here and right now, but now it's labeled "Social Media Optimization".

This madness has to stop. Next time I see a "Social Media Expert" I'm gonna punch him in the face.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Сегодня на телефоне в неопубликованных нашел прекрасное:

Я в Китае и здесь рвет крышу.

Surfing the bleeding edge
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Recently I figured I can't stand a look of Windows. Once you start to surf the bleeding edge of software, you just don't see downshifting as an option. "The surfing", however, requires some courage... and skills. You _will_ experience setbacks and bugs. Bugs that nobody has experienced before. You won't be able to just run a quick Google or Ubuntuforums search and have your problem resolved in mere seconds. And at that point, your ability - and desire - to take the matter into your own hands and turn all wrongs into rights will automatically make you one of these who define the progress of humankind.

Friday, March 04, 2011

Let's play Russian roulette on linux?

What is it?

sudo [ $[ $RANDOM % 6 ] == 0 ] && rm -rf /* || echo "Alive!"

*** j1s disconnected: time-out;

Friday, March 04, 2011

Ubuntu is an ancient african word, meaning "I can't configure Debian".