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Comments on: Let’s Debug It: Final Interview Test - Decrypting Your Own Offer Letter http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/ Amusing Stories and Mysteries from a World Hamstrung by Technology Sun, 31 May 2020 12:06:02 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6 By: lisaksimone http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-4857 lisaksimone Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:38:35 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-4857 @DGentry - sorry for missing your comment - thanks! And the job is working out well. @DGentry - sorry for missing your comment - thanks! And the job is working out well.

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By: lisaksimone http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-4856 lisaksimone Wed, 15 Dec 2010 22:37:26 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-4856 @Richard - yeah, I think my and your stories are pretty common. I have access to a couple of computers, but am more motivated to keep my hard drive backed up twice. I know this computer won't last forever, and the software on it is getting stale! Offtopic: Too many view points in the note and referenced posts. I'm not particularly rabid in general on gender in tech of what color my toys were, although I do get bent at specific times when I know I'm being discriminated against. Once I had a colleague I'd never met in person, but worked with via email and phone (hard core engineering) quite frequently. I suspect that relationship suffered much less than the stereotype because I could seem more like a guy. One good point in all the related posts was to expose all children to tech early on and to connect the dots between what they see on the computer with what's behind the screen. There are tons of programs for kids of all ages - I love the Lego Mindstorm. And tons of apps online for kids to make movies, graphics, etc. Part of our job is to provide continuity from that fun to formal education so kids can see where they could end up. And that there IS a college degree for making all those cool online movies. @Richard - yeah, I think my and your stories are pretty common. I have access to a couple of computers, but am more motivated to keep my hard drive backed up twice. I know this computer won’t last forever, and the software on it is getting stale!

Offtopic: Too many view points in the note and referenced posts. I’m not particularly rabid in general on gender in tech of what color my toys were, although I do get bent at specific times when I know I’m being discriminated against. Once I had a colleague I’d never met in person, but worked with via email and phone (hard core engineering) quite frequently. I suspect that relationship suffered much less than the stereotype because I could seem more like a guy.

One good point in all the related posts was to expose all children to tech early on and to connect the dots between what they see on the computer with what’s behind the screen. There are tons of programs for kids of all ages - I love the Lego Mindstorm. And tons of apps online for kids to make movies, graphics, etc. Part of our job is to provide continuity from that fun to formal education so kids can see where they could end up. And that there IS a college degree for making all those cool online movies.

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By: Richard Hendricks http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-3074 Richard Hendricks Wed, 08 Sep 2010 20:33:28 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-3074 We had a similar issue recently with the latest version of Quicken, which required the latest Vista service pack, which would not install for (reasons removed to protect the guilty (namely me! :) hint: Don't ever slam your hand down next to a computer on a desk. ) ). We ended up purchasing a new, larger HD for more iTunes goodness and got XP7 x64 installed on the new HD, which was remarkably painless, and got it back up and running. Quicken could then merrily install and all was happy. Makes for a good argument to have a cheap secondary computer nearby to use for a debug station. I have at least 4 computers in the house and 2 in the office so if one craps out, I can research with a backup one. Nowadays the debug/research station job can be taken over by a netbook or capable smartphone. Offtopic: Saw this recently, and was wondering your take on the topic: http://www.facebook.com/notes/felicia-day/women-in-tech/435105009635 We had a similar issue recently with the latest version of Quicken, which required the latest Vista service pack, which would not install for (reasons removed to protect the guilty (namely me! :) hint: Don’t ever slam your hand down next to a computer on a desk. ) ). We ended up purchasing a new, larger HD for more iTunes goodness and got XP7 x64 installed on the new HD, which was remarkably painless, and got it back up and running. Quicken could then merrily install and all was happy.

Makes for a good argument to have a cheap secondary computer nearby to use for a debug station. I have at least 4 computers in the house and 2 in the office so if one craps out, I can research with a backup one.

Nowadays the debug/research station job can be taken over by a netbook or capable smartphone.

Offtopic: Saw this recently, and was wondering your take on the topic: http://www.facebook.com/notes/felicia-day/women-in-tech/435105009635

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By: DGentry http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/2010/08/30/lets-debug-it-final-interview-test-decrypting-your-own-offer-letter/#comment-2932 DGentry Tue, 31 Aug 2010 17:36:44 +0000 http://www.lisaksimone.com/phoneonfire/?p=1038#comment-2932 Necessary sleuthing notwithstanding, I'm glad to hear you got the completed offer. Necessary sleuthing notwithstanding, I’m glad to hear you got the completed offer.

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