27 May 2007

Interview Questions

In the last few months, I had been doing interviews. I had been asking most of the technical questions, but then I had few interesting questions: Explain to me how you would test/QA a salt shaker? Tell me why a manhole cover is round? How would you explain using Excel to your grandmother? Name an everyday object? (corkscrew), Now tell me 5 unconventional uses for it? My favorite: You are a prize fighter, everyone has a song they play on the way to the ring. What's your theme song?

I just ran across a site that a similar question, one I'd think you wouldn't want to ask in an interview: what song you’d like to have playing at your funeral?

Now, I spent a few days on the theme song: I want to conquer the world, Bad Religion. I think it will take me some time come up with this one...

Of course, the geeks at work thought all of the psychology questions were stupid. Well, they're geeks... they know systems, not people. I think I'll do a much better job of being an interviewee, now that I've been on the other side of the desk. I guess I'll find out soon, since they canned my boss the week before last... Why did I go back to the corporate world?

11 May 2007


en·er·vate /v. ˈɛnərˌveɪt; adj. ɪˈnɜrvɪt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[v. en-er-veyt; adj. i-nur-vit] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation verb, -vat·ed, -vat·ing, adjective
–verb (used with object)
1. to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
2. enervated.
[Origin: 1595–1605; < L énervātus weakened (ptp. of énervāre) equiv. to é- e- + nerv(us) sinew (see nerve) + -ātus -ate1; cf. AF enervir, F énerver]

—Related forms
en·er·va·tion, noun
en·er·va·tive, adjective
en·er·va·tor, noun

—Synonyms 1. enfeeble, debilitate, sap, exhaust.

copy startup-config running-config BEFORE config-reg 0x2102... god damn nat

10 May 2007


One entry found for heinous.

Main Entry: hei·nous
Pronunciation: 'hA-n&s

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French hainus, heinous, from haine hate, from hair to hate, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German haz hate -- more at HATE

: hatefully or shockingly evil : ABOMINABLE

- hei·nous·ly adverb

- hei·nous·ness noun

meh. why? you get my point, or maybe not...