Archive for the ‘navel gazing’ Category

Reflections on the onboarding experience

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

I've been through three first weeks with various companies (Proficient, Amazon, and now VMware) so the experience of joining a new workplace has become somewhat old hat[0]. I've found, in my vast experience[1], that the first week (or so) does a lot to set the tone of my tenure ...

My rule of thumb

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

This is my first impressions graph for CS majors. Determine the X and estimate the Y. It's extremely rough but it works a lot of the time... This is based on several years of observation in the CoC and a few in the Real World. I'm not really ...

This just in!

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

I love building things—that's why I'm a CS major. However, I just don't have time to reinvent the wheel everytime I want some bit of software so I finally gave in and installed WordPress though it still irks me a tad. That being said, I do really like ...