the everyday adventures of sabrina

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i’ve been meaning to post something like this for ages and ages. i’ve been in on a number of interviews and hires over the years, in various roles from gauging someone’s competence as a favor to a friend in another group, hiring a colleague, hiring a direct report, and even hiring my replacement. most of […]

[regarding a particular open-source software package that is supposed to be the bee’s knees] <GuyWhoRunsIt> the learning curve is *huge* <OtherGuyWhoRunsIt> +1 <GuyWhoRunsIt> and the docs are ass <niqui> hahaha <OtherGuyWhoRunsIt> +1 ass docs <niqui> well if those aren’t two excellent selling points i don’t know what is! [PRIVATE] *GuyWhoRunsIt* you should seriously consider [OtherPackage]. […]

Reasons I’m glad that I finally listened to what everyone was telling me, and switched to zsh: * glob includes dotfiles too. vi command-line editing in zsh is more kshlike than bashlike (and i hated bash’s behavior) multi-line command-line editing is WAY better (ability to navigate all the independent lines of a multi-linefeed commandline without […]

Multimedia message Originally uploaded by sldownard. One of our pigeons laid an egg on the windowsill outside our office. I wish it wasn’t quite so close to the edge…


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my masterful plan to eat less crap and save money by bringing my lunch to work has been thwarted by someone stealing it out of the freezer and leaving nothing behind but an empty box in the trash. it was one of my favorite entrees, too! sad. :(