Thursday, August 04, 2005

The Daily WTF

Just stumble upon this site. Its a site where you can submit shit codes that you encounter for the world to see and comment on in a forum. One particular thread, A False Detector; shows how smart stupid some people can be. There are lots of wacky stuff that people do. A site that must not be miss!

Feeling Lost?

Yesterday a friend IM me and said "have u ever had the feeling that one day u wake up and suddenly u realize u're tired of doing things that u do everyday?".

Actually, I am more than tired, I don't know what I've been doing since end of 2002. Work sucks! What can I do? Joel Spolsky in his Hitting the High Notes article have answered the question.

"Sadly, this doesn't really apply in non-product software development. Internal, in-house software is rarely important enough to justify hiring rock stars. Nobody hires Dolly Parton to sing at weddings. That's why the most satisfying careers, if you're a software developer, are at actual software companies, not doing IT for some bank."

That means I need to look for a company that does product development. Sadly, most of the IT companies here doesn't do product development. The big MNCs are just body shop. Those pathetic MSC status companies are trying to compete with the MNC by becoming even cheaper body shop.

Sigh. I am still lost. The search goes on...

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Interview Joke?

After interviewing over 20 candidates during a job fair, an interviewer became exhausted. As there are more people waiting to be interviewed for the J2EE developer position, she didn't bother to look at the candidates' resume anymore. Here is how one went..

Interviewer : Tell me about your skills.
Candidate : I am an expert in Skyway Builder!.
Interviewer : Excuse me? We're looking for a J2EE developer, not a highway builder! Next.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

IntelliJ IDEA 5.0 released!

The latest version of the best Java IDE is out! JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA 5 now support smart web-related code editing, assistance, and formatting features for HTML, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and XML. Other significant new features include Subversion and J2ME support. If you are currently using JBuilder or Eclipse, the new version will also help you import your project.

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