Queen Latifah — I Know Where I’ve Been.
What’s on your mind?
hey wmd — how ya doing tonight?
Technical screen went well. So now I do another technical screen, another hour on the phone, possibly writing code on demand again in shared document online.
I was pretty pleased with the code I wrote for round one, I caught a nice little optimization hack as I was writing it and told the hiring manager why I was doing it as I wrote it.
Hot here in the mountains for the next week daytime high over 85° every day…
Yesterday and day before it rained, which is unusual for late June.
sweet! that’s gotta be bonus points for sure dood….
gonna be hot up here too…. should jump from the 60′s its been to the 90′s this weekend and maybe even triple digits next week
I’d prefer to get to the on site ordeal, but they want me to jump through another hoop before they get to that. I’m hoping they don’t get bitten by lack of availability of people for the on site by the holiday. Realistically I kind of think it’ll be another week. I’m not sure whether a Wednesday set of interviews prior to the holiday would be good or bad.
would make for a long long holiday weekend for sure…. has pluses and minuses
I always appreciate an old school Zedding…! Aloha, Suz, wmd, and lln pups…! ;-)
aloha tut — how’s paradise tonight?
Ian Welsh put up a link yesterday to a post here in 2007 by Siun, first comment on the 2007 post was at 6:00 PM and was basically a “zed”. I’m not used to seeing them that early in the day.
I told the hiring manager I didn’t figure an offer would be possible before the holiday, but that I’d be available to start right after.
I’ve got a good feeling about this opportunity, good company, interesting work and they need someone with my skill set. Doesn’t mean I’m not looking elsewhere, just that I’m doing proper preparation for the interview process here while I continue to look for other opportunities.
and before the zed it was fitz… i recall being in many a race to get that first comment back in the days before i became a mod
Job talk takes me back to a few years ago. I was here every week – I think I did on sites 25 times in 2010, maybe more. Nothing like 3-4 hours of interviewing with a bunch of people, then doing it again somewhere else…
It was a gorgeous day but the evening trades have brought the clouds and rain once again…!
I have discovered an unnatural propensity for watching train wrecks. I don’t know which end of the train is going to wreck, but George Zimmerman has wrecked any plans I had of getting anything done for the next couple of weeks.
i’m a firm believer in when it is meant to be it happens…. but i’ve got a good feeling about this one too — we’ve been down this road before and i don’t recall feeling good about anything when you were at this time point last time
hey tuez — sometimes ya just gotta watch its so bad… i know that feeling :) how ya been otherwise?
It goes back into antiquity – “first post” at slashdot was worthy of kudos way back when.
Here’s a quarter to take us way back.
IIRC, wasn’t Fitz for Fitzgerald during the halcyon Libby-gate days…! ;-)
I remember when ‘fitz’ actually meant something. He didn’t exactly pan out, now did he? Sad to say. What a mess, all in all. I guess a lot of us are still looking for a leader. Ah, well………
yup…. long time ago
hey dearie — how was your day?
Hi, I have no clue what you all are discussing, so I will say this and then sit back and listen:
June 26, 2013 = a great and an historic day for America.
I loved it then. Still, I remain hopeful.
I’m still kind of taken aback by the recruiter telling me they feel there’s a talent war going on right now. That means I should definitely look to negotiate if they make an offer.
All’s good on the south central coast. I’m still working, so there’s that. So sorry that the Supremes trashed the voters’ rights; glad, though, that they allowed marriage to go forward. Take away big time; give a bit. We are, I’m sad to say, royally f&&ked.
can’t stand the rain
hey nix — how ya doing tonight?
Hey, nix. I’m really enjoying your comments. Thanks for participating.
hiya ce — is it still raining?
will you be able to work from home?
hanging with tony
I am still optimistic about Congress’s doing the moral thing about the voting rights act, dearie.
And, remember, the Voting Rights Act is not the only remedy people of color have for voting discrimination. They have the 14th and 15th amendments and 42 U.S.C. Section 1983.
Also, nothing, but nothing, has ever prevented Democrats from countering Republican tactics on the ground.
awww, thanks, dearie.
Otherwise I’ve been fine. Except my house is a mess thanks to Ed Snowden and gettin’ worse thanks to George Zimmerman. I did manage to get some groceries today and mow the lawn. The latter was a defensive measure since it was only 80 degrees and overcast but not raining. Not a common occurrence at the end of June in Florida. I figured it was heat stroke/heart attack prevention. Unfortunately, the lawn mower may have died but I was returning it to the garage when that happened, so I didn’t try too hard to revive it.
As I mentioned on a thread below, my dad was a young boy when women finally, finally got the vote. He’s now 95. My daughter was just 1 when women finally got the right to control their own reproductive process. My grandkids are all under 6 years old now that folks get to choose whom they will marry (In Some States!!!) Progress is a process. And the Old White Males and Phyllis Schlafley and the Band of Harridans will fight progress yellow tooth and cracked nail. Progress is hard. I’d wish for the demise of the Old White Males Club….. except that they are my age!
Yeah, although I’ll probably be going into the office the first month or so every day. I expect 3-4 days a week at office, 1-2 days work from home will be fine.
you could handle it but your lawn mower could not :)
Great, Suzanne. Could not be happier about the DOMA opinion. And, for a change, Boston weather is lovely right now, following thunderstorms. Decent air quality, too.
could you elaborate a bit on the talent war? I did not mean to cut off your conversation.
I’m going to get some sleep now. Good night everyone.
So, I checked my Facebook a little bit ago, and it says that I am now friends with Jeff Beck. :)
Therefore, in my friend’s honor:
Oh, sorry. good night.
Another Tejas milestone…Texas carries out its 500th execution since 1982… And the first woman to be executed in three years…!
yay!!! its about forking time!!!
happy dreams wmd
hey ron — how forking kewl!!! how was your day?
and gov good hair has called yet another special session on abortion…. *sigh*
Pleasant dreams, wmd, and best of luck on your job prospects…!
I’m not an advocate of the death penalty, but this woman sounded like a real bad ass. Hard to make her the poster girl for mercy.
Sure – when I had my first screening interview with a recruiter I was asked if I was talking to any other companies. I said yes, I’m in an active job search right now – I took a bit of a vacation when I got my RIF notice but that’s over. He mentioned a couple of other companies and said that there’s a bit of a war going on between them to get talent – i.e. people are being induced to jump ship or getting multiple offers.
I do software performance work, have a lot of experience with software and silicon valley companies as well as a couple of masters degrees (pure math and computer science). I’m taking his statement as saying there is a supply shortage of people like me and I have some power over my compensation and work conditions.
Yes. Too late for some, sadly. I don’t want to get so wrapped up in joy that I forget those who died, including my friend in California, or suffered great, irreparable harm, before yesterday (or today for some of you guys).
On the other hand, I don’t want to get so sad for them that I am not in the joyful moment. So, I’ve been on something of an emotional roller coaster.
Much better, thanks. I had the flu for two weeks, but am finally up and about again.
Catching up on my guitar a little bit. I’m trying to learn the solo from “Stairway to Heaven” note-for-note; for a mostly-bass player, it’s a handful.
Yes, but that often happens with the death penalty. In Massachusetts, we had a four year old boy raped and killed by two adult males. So, you have to decide whether you are against the death penalty in all cases or only some.
sometimes it is hard to find that balance. i have go to ‘be in the moment’ mode when i find myself on that roller coaster to try to even out those plateaus.
two weeks! ohmystars how horrible dood. so glad you are feeling better
Yes, but, on the bright side, Wendy Davis, a young Democratic Senator in one of the worst ever red states (though possibly turning purple) became a national hero overnight.
I think she could be President someday. I have a feeling I am not the only one that has occurred to.
I don’t think it is that easy. The woman who was executed in Texas helped kill a 71 year old retired teacher/professor (can’t recall, and it’s too late to go do research tonight.) No question, apparently. Cut off the old lady’s finger to steal her ring. No remorse, apparently. What the hell.
Where there is only ‘eye witness testimony’ that has been proven to be often erroneous, well, I’d take more time.
But, hey, I’m a former probation officer who ran across an occasional unremorseful offender who really was kinda non redeemable . Folks say that the death penalty doesn’t deter crime. But it does prevent that particular criminal from hurting anyone else.
But I’m still willing to learn.
there was a lotta talk on twitter and facebook about her going for the governorship next
I am a coward.
I would rather see her go for Congress from her district than take on a statewide battle in a state like Texas. If she does that, and loses, she could mess up her trajectory for good.
In say that, I am assuming that state senators in Texas are elected by neighborhood, for want of a better word. IOW, the whole state does not vote for each Massachusetts state senator.
I think Rep. Davis was wonderful.
What has ruined me is that I remember a young candidate for Senate in 2004 from Illinois. He spoke at the Democratic convention. I remember calling my sister and saying, “I think I just saw a future President.”
My apologies to all.
i switched from being an r to being a d in 2008. i bought into hope and change…. *sigh*
I know. But for all the TBoggers talk bad about us, I could never=ever! have voted for Crazy McCain and that Palin woman. And I could never=ever! have voted for Rmoney and whoever he ran with (who can remember?) We have not, in truth, had much of a choice for decades.
I don’t think it is that easy.
No one said it was easy. That’s why being principled is harder.
But, also, I did not say that one decision was right and one was wrong. I just said, you have to decide if you are against the death penalty in all cases or in some cases.
People in Massachusetts had abolished the death penalty years before that four year old was murdered. However, some wanted to make an exception for the kind of child rape followed by murder case I described above. I can’t say those people are wrong, nor can I say they were right. Each person has to decide for himself or herself.
ah, yes, dearie. But he made a speech. She took a stand.
Abortion came up in the Illinois state legislature when he was a state senator, too. He happened to be absent, or maybe he voted “present.” I can’t recall which.
I’m with you. I did not take your comment lightly. It is not easy. I’m glad that California isn’t killing people, but they also aren’t letting killers out, so I’m okay with that.
Thanks for reminding me! Yes, indeed, Rep. Davis took a stand. Wasn’t she great! I’m truly impressed and really do wish her well. With the overthrow of the voter act, I’m sure that the Texas legislature will make sure her voting district disappears….. as they tried to do in the past.
Sorry. I didn’t see your post until now. thanks for replying and, yes, it sure sounds as though that is what he was saying. Sounds as though you are in the catbird seat. Good luck!
And, Suz, are there farmers markets in your area? Peaches in? Cherries?
Well, I did not keep my word about sitting back. But I will sign off now. Good night. And just so yall know, I become more and more fond of each of you with each evening chat. Good night.
i’ve seen signs for strawberries and cherries at the local stands but haven’t stopped. waiting for the first of the month
Of course, I just remembered that the courts are leaning on Gov. Brown to let more prisoners out. I’d vote for the low level pot users, but who knows how it will work out. I think that if people could feel assured that actual heinous killers would actually stay locked up, then there would be no need for a death penalty. But, hey, that’s just me.
happy dreams nix
P.S. But my fondness doesn’t mean I will always agree with you. I’m stubborn and have a big mouth keyboard!
Good night, nix. Your voice is very welcome here. Always glad to see your posts. Dream well.
dearie — i tend to not remember much of my dreams but i gotta say, now that i’m saying happy dreams instead of g’nite, i wake up to fleeting glimpses of happy dreams myself. thank you for reminding me about the importance of dreams
My recollection of dreams is mostly fleeting…. but I do have some that come back again and again… and some that have certain colors that I don’t forget. Mostly I don’t think they ‘inform’ me exactly. But I do have a few flying or long jump dreams that kind of give me courage. They are mostly fun. I don’t do nightmares much….. and I’m glad for that!
when i was on the heavy stuff with my leg i had some wowza ones… horrible stuff. was so glad when they started stepping me down from the hard stuff
token’s dancing at the front door and not in a good way… guess i had better take him out
thanks for letting me share fonts with ya
Oh, I hear you! I remember when my dad had surgery and got some kind of hallucinatory crap…. all I could do to comfort him was to joke, “Hey, Dad, some people actually pay to get to see this stuff.” His doctor told me that oldsters sometimes get bad crap from the anesthetics. I can’t take, for example, Vicodin…. I get so darned loopy that I’d rather do the pain!
Happy dreams, Suzanne and token!!
Sweet dreams, Suz and sleepyheads…!
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