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Stop posting funny videos! You are keeping me from reaching Zen mode where I don't need food, sleep or toilet paper. Now I must listen to meditative music[^] for another hour to get ready to tuch that assembly code. Only a dead bug is a good bug.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
VB.NET - Getting an Uber ride
C# - Automatic transmission (probably continously variable aka CVT)
C++ - Automatic transmission, but you've got the paddles to manually shift up and down
C - 5-speed stick
Assembly language - Walking
COBOL: Pony and trap.
FORTRAN: Coach and four.
VB: Engine from a big rig, sawn in half and on the roof;
Chassis stolen from a Ford Fiesta;
1 wheel & tire from a Fiesta, one from a Ferrari, one from tractor, and the last one waiting for Phase Two development (Currently in Phase 6).
Doors, windows, hood, trunk, exhaust: removed for performance.
All held together with spit, baling wire, and huge amounts of still wet concrete.
Not because of the language (though that's revolting enough: On Error Resume Next ensures that) but the users who think they are developers ...
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
But please note that if you ever apply for a position where I would have to interview you, I would never be so f***ing stupid as to ask any of those questions.
I'm well aware that asking you what your favourite number is would be about as useful, but, unfortunately, not everyone (especially the "everyone" that populates HR departments) has the brainpower or experience to realise that.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I once had a recruiter call me about a "great opportunity." He began describing the kind of work in a recruiter kind of way, and I interrupted him. "Is this for <company name="">?" He said, "Yes", and I said "no elephanting way." His head promptly exploded and wanted an explanation. I had earlier applied to this company, had a great interview with the engineers, but the chief architect and the project manager were such pricks, they should apply at Trojan.
<italic>Stuck in a dysfunctional matrix from which I must escape...
"Where liberty dwells, there is my country." B. Franklin, 1783
“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” BF, 1759
Listening to the USA president this pm, he said that Google has been contracted to provide a website where all Americans can enter their symptoms and get approval and directions on where to proceed to a drive-through test station where they will be swabbed for evaluation. Google is apparently putting 1,700 programmers on the job. This will have to be one helluva website to handle tens of thousands of queries almost simultaneously.