Monthly Archives: November 2011

Applicable University

CS 193H High Performance Websites Good work Stanford! Producing graduates with applicable skills ??? so valuable. I???ve thought Universities needed more applicable tracks for a long time. I???ve head people argue against me, too, and I???ve never felt th… Continue reading

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What’s going on in your app?

I just read a blog post off hacker news: Why loading third party scripts async is not good enough. It reminded me of someone I used to work with at Amazon who would regularly find errors in our applications. This was quite a feat at Amazon because… Continue reading

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Applying for a job?

Applying for a job as a software engineer? The odds are you have a bad resume (since >50% of the resumes I???ve seen are bad) The Resume Objective No! Waste of space. It can only hurt. Your objective is to get a phone call or email. Don???t apply for … Continue reading

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Learn to Complain

There’s a very undervalued skill I’ve observed over the years writing software, and that is complaining (to be valuable, you do have to be good at it). I’ve observed it in Amazon’s trouble ticket system, in open source communities, asking question… Continue reading

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