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๐ŸŽต"You must not know 'bout me... You must not know' bout me... I could have another you in a minute..." ๐ŸŽถ

Fact: If you pick partners that are so easily replaced, you're the one setting yourself up for failure. Have higher standards.

It's my last week at this job, and I've been feeling like something was left undone, something unfinished, and I hated that feeling. It was like a bad dream where you just experience a feeling of dread while walking along an empty beach.

I discovered what it was!

I am now writing a letter of recommendation for my junior developer, and I can feel the weight being lifted off my chest. She not only deserves a glowing review, but I needed to write it to feel that my time here was complete.

There are "bad" gifts. Giving someone a parrot, for instance. That bird is going to live 50 years and maybe the gift-ee wasn't ready for that responsibility. Then there are "good" gifts, giving someone something they have said or implied that they needed, or better: wanted. And then a level above that, there are "thoughtful" gifts. I find that I have trouble breaking through to that last level, and I don't know why.

My head is exploding with realizations about . This next job is going to be awesome. ๐Ÿ™‚

So Friday is going to be my last day at my current job. I am going to miss everyone, because I am a sentimental old fool like that. I spent 12 years here, the first few just repeating that first year over and over. I finally broke out of that pattern, and just in time to be able to go where I am most needed. It's been a long, strange ride, but that's life.

Onward, towards new opportunities, and new horizons.

Happy Halloween! My first one on .

Spooky is as spooky does.

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junior developer position:

You must know:
Ruby on Rails

Computer Science degree required
Expect a 10 round interview process

And if you're still alive after that,
You're hired!

Apply now!


@ashfurrow Hey, I just want you to know that I love your blog post on coding interview take-home challenges. I'm currently interviewing for senior web developer roles, and whiteboard challenges and solving algorithms unrelated to web development have given me fits, as they're not what I've actually been doing for the past 12 years. Thanks so much for being a voice of reason out there in the wilderness. I wish the world made more sense, but it wont ever get there if we don't struggle towards it.

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People using single letter variable names be like:
Because f u thats y

You can always tell a programmer apart from a normal human being, because when they give you a time for something, they also give you the timezone. Trauma manifests in predictable ways.

[Code] them all, and let [the IDE] sort them out.

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i dont envy my alternate universe sax-playing self. i just admire them

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wait you can get rich by being hot on Instagram? what the hell am i doing on this website later nerds

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