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A few interview tips from the other side of the table:
1. Bring a laptop
I mean come up man! Bring a laptop. Especially if there was some kind of project or challenge to present. I have seen so many people do a big UI design presentation and then come in like “can I use your laptop???”. Of course you can, but your looking very unprepared.
2. Ask for clarification
Communication problems happen in business every day. Different cultures and accents can cause issues. The important part isn’t wether you understand everything said but that you ask enough questions to make sure you eventually understand. Most people just wrongly assume things and start rambling.
3. Know what kind of company you and talking to
In my case, this is a startup. We aren’t IBM or Amazon or Google. We work hard and we play hard. Work life balance is important in life but if your very first question is “work/life balance???” then you played yourself. Wait a bit, pepper it in on the sly. Just don’t ask it right away, it shows us that you aren’t ready to work harder than usual if needed. Maybe try “so how do you like working here? How are the people, hours etc?” Or something besides the first question being a bad signal.
Just some random tips for an interviewer.
From me to you, don’t make me have to tell you like DJ Khalid would ...
Congratulations, you played yourself.23
I've been sort of lost after New Year's...
Last few years, my main goal was just to learn stuff to pass technical interviews. I also did a lot of personal dev in C#... and played with the js, python, and when a bit of c++.
But this year I kinda feel sorta of "ah screw it". Interviews never work out, haven't for years, what's the point in even trying... I get paid enough though the work is sort boring and team sort of feels like the Wild West, no rules, code reviews, processes...
Feels like coding has lost its place at the top now. The future is all cloud, machine learning, big data/real time analytics but feels like these are out of reach for just 1 guy...
And well doesn't seem like anyone is going to give me a job because I'm not a good fit or have enough experience in these areas...
Sorta lost now but guess this is what a sudden thought leads to...
Oh and maybe just with tech in general. It feels this year I'm just not as interested as I was before... Spent a lot of time binge watching movies and stuff instead....4
Greetings to my fellow developers and also my friends which I consider you all to be to me!, so very recently I stumbled upon someone by the name of ‘George Hotz’ I really think thats his last name but anyways to continue!.
I watched many of his coding streams (he seems to use python all the time) so friends, He seems to be pre good at what he does, and it really inspired/motivated me to learning python, and I really hope not for the wrong reasons 🤓😅, so how do i go around to getting onto that level of being a python dev? Just some back story I started with c# then went to c++,
Personally I’m finding it quite the struggle to understand python😅, I’m currently trying to learn by using a book called head first in Python, i personally love how the book is made through many pictures and less wording :D , and also i use IDLE which looks to be a learning given by python 🤓
So everyone, I’d once again like to say thank you for reading my very long message or post, I appreciate your time to read it also! I know i seem to ramble on alot but my bad 😅, i hope you have a wonderful day/night wherever you may be ❤️
So 10 components into the svelte project I'm working on, I thought it would be a good idea to go back and clean up everything and maybe compare some of the logic from the first few to the second, see if there wasn't something that would work better that was picked up along the way.
Went well enough I suppose, only took a day or so and now everything is all nice, neat and somewhat commented. Ok cool, all gravy.
Except now having finished that well over 5 hours ago, I've done nothing but give the app's home screen a passing glance as I swiped between the devrant and discord windows I have open.
Of course that's not to imply that I'm intentionally taking a break from it, oh no. I even pause occasionally between swipes to contemplate what the next task should be. Then 5 mins later I give up on the decision and finish swiping to wherever I was going when I stopped.
Not sure if it's that the next few things I've got in mind are a bit more complicated compared to what I'm ordinarily attempting to accomplish or just that, now that the code I've already written is pretty and back to working again, I'm afraid to touch anything else.
At least I've got something besides frustrations with the auto industry to rant about I guess. Pseudo rant at least, not really sure where all this rambling falls on the scale tbh.
Probably even lower, when I add that I think I finally cleared up all of my confusion with .this. Having done so I must say, my first significant amount of experience with it being through react was probably not the best starting place. Not that I didn't know what it was already by definition, just that using it with react components on the regular vs some initial familiarity with applying it to general html seems to have led to confusion as to when its possible to used declared props and when your stuck with the attributes the element has by default. Something that's a little clearer now that I don't have all the jsx floating around to wonder about as well.
On a different note, one mildly related to the original topic tho, everyone is always joking about it not being a good idea to code when tired and loosing the daily struggle with the eyelids. How come no one ever mentions how that danger magnifies tenfold if you make the attempt using vim as your editor ?
You don't just add/remove random characters and spaces, we're talking entire sections and files here. One minute you have a functioning app, the next, your compiler is telling you that your missing 30 prop declarations and to have fun figuring out whether its a binding, import or entire motherf'ng component that it can't find.
I mean sure when its one or two, not that big of a deal, but 30? I imagine at that point the thing is doing good to just to list them in the order that they don't show up in. Then again maybe not, it is a computer after all.
Still I know if i was a computer, I'd spit them out in all kinds of crazy orders just for spite. Try to make me do extra work because of your royal fuck up, you gotsta be certified cuckoo.
Buuuut in any case, now that all that is off my chest, let me get back to staring at a blank screen. Or blankly starring at the screen rather. I'm running out of things to waste time rambling on about anyway 🙄6
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-my cubemate's random rambling to me when I am trying to concentrate on actual coding1