Monday, January 30, 2006

Computer stuff

Not that I plan on learning it:
Python cheat-sheet,
embedd google maps,
CSS star rating,
plus some nice leasons from MIT.


Work Alone
Don't work with anyone else if you don't need to. I could have done the entire project myself in less time

Smart People Are a Dime a Dozen
So when I join a company and hear how smart the people there are - I'm not impressed. Unless they're also good people to work with. That's a lot harder to find.

The work alone really is a crucial point here, especially in software engineering. Ask yourself, if windows is written by a dozen or so people, is what your trying to do really as complex as windows? Do you really need more than 2 people working on it?

Programmers vs Computer guys

I'm A Programmer, Not A Computer Guy

They like to ask me lots of questions about their "Microsoft", as I've heard it called. I have an expert-shaking response prepared for any such inquiry: "I don't know."

"What does it mean when the computer says that------"

"I don't know."

With the simulated conversation to get the point across:

"Did you watch the Raiders game?"

"No, I don't follow football ------"

"What do you think of the new quarterback?"

"Really, football's not my thing. I don't know."

"I thought that you said that you're a sports fan?"

"No, I said that I watched tennis."

"Right, so what did you think of the penalty called in the Raiders game?"

"I watch tennis."

"Why would they call a penalty like that?"