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I always take a laptop with me to interviews so they can peruse the code and watch the program run. If they want code ahead of time, I point them here and tell them to download source code from an article or two.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
While I won't take online code tests and in-general don't provide sample code, if a potential client has an interesting problem and it has no real commercial application (ie, they can't steal it and not hire me) I have been known to provide code for an interview.
I remember once when I solved a very hard problem before this was my policy. Magically the position dried up.
I stumbled on this article[^], and as amusing as I find Apple's mistakes (especially when their response is essentially "you're holding it wrong", sound familiar?), what I really wonder is if someone here can test something someone brought up in the comments: that it's likely a result of the new lens not filtering out UV like normal glass does; and a reply to that as a way to test the theory: if you use the iPhone 5 to take a picture through a window of normal glass, does the purple go away?
Someone here must have access to both an iPhone 5 and the sun, does anyone care to test it?
So my company deals with providing market data from vendors to customers. Sometimes this involves news stories. Well a vendor (from England) asked us today to remove a news story that was a "test page"- it is actually a personal rant from someone I assume is a soon to be former employee (of the vender). It contains his full name and phone number and a lot of personal insecurities so I'm sure he's mortified.
Here's a sample of how epic it is: Dan wants to take photos of me in my lederhosen for the fashion issue... I haven't trimmed my beard in a month! Partly because I forgot my clippers at Neil's, partly because I'm curious to see how long I can let it grow before it gets ridiculous.
... I wish I had a new job every year! Please god let me get my novel published, at least I might get a job at an agency or something.