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Showing posts from February, 2008

George Bush's Legacy

Eugene Robinson's editorial in today's washingtonpost It's quite interesting and on point. We have come to a state in this country where we are quibbling over whether simulated drowning is torture. Where the Attorney General cannot simply state whether a particular act is torture (hence illegal) or not (hence legal). Where the Director of National Intelligence says, of waterboarding: "If I had water draining into my nose, oh God, I just can't imagine how painful! Whether it's torture by anybody else's definition, for me it would be torture." Now some people might say "so what? we torture a few bad guys and America is safer for it". To that I say, aren't we supposed to be better? If your religious leader's claim to moral superiority is the fact that he/she isn't as bad as the Devil, that'll suck.

Practical Resume Don'ts

I work for a small company. One of the "perks" of doing so is having to interview potential candidates. My resume is probably not the best but still I am amazed at some of the stuff I see regularly in people's resumes. Here's a small list: Do not make more than 1 typo (really!) Do not list any technology that's so old even the developer doesn't support it (so don't tell me you are an expert in Windows 3.0) Please do not make your resume 7 pages (no you are not that smart and I am not interested in what you did 13 years ago) Don't consistently misspell the name of a technology/product in which you are an expert ! If you are experienced , I have no interest in your college courses. Really, what does it matter that you took assembly language in college? I don't expect you to tailor your resume perfectly to my company but at least tailor it to the position you are interviewing for. If you are interviewing to be a software developer, why would you thi