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In light of my essay on corpo-dining the other day, you may wish to try the Chowhound message boards, where you can post the name of a city where you'll be travelling to and get recommendations from fellow foodies. I haven't tried this myself, but many people vouched for it and I like the idea, so what the heck.
Also, if you're a programmer and haven't heard of it, The Daily WTF features some of the worst in real-life programming to hit the block. I live in fear that one day my successor at SCG will show up and place my code on the Daily WTF, but that's the danger of being a self-taught programmer with no mentors. But hey, you know, if the site doesn't break, I guess it's all good. Or something.
You are doing better than people, like myself, who know nothing at all about it.
Not necessarily. The same could be said of an incompetent surgeon. Sometimes, giving it a shot can do more harm than good.
Do you know the differenec between a doctor who got all A's and one who got all D's?
Nothing; they are both doctors.
However, I can use Microsoft FrontPage, I suppose.
|Date:||April 27th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)|| |
I used to love Chowhound. Then I discovered that (for my area, at least) it was as clique-y and preferential as Zagat's was.
That said, it can be an excellent research resource when going to cities in the mid-range of population that are within four hours' drive of a metropolis. And it is absolutely fabulous for some areas. I don't trust it for Oakland CA, but got some excellent recs for Portland OR and some respectable ones for the area formerly named New Orleans LA.
Your mileage will vary, depending on where you live.
|Date:||April 27th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)|| |
And: thanks for the Daily WTF link! This will provide days' worth of therapy from looking at source code from work, and might actually allow me not to post about egregious examples I encounter (much to the distaste of the dozen or so of my readers).
Being self-taught without a mentor isn't such a bad thing.
My old roommate (Twitch if you read my archives) is a self-taught C coder. His code has been lauded as just about perfect as far as layout, commenting, and overall design. But no one will hire him, because he's self-taught.
Luckily, though, he is helping me with my CS classes at UAkron. Probably the only reason I'm carrying an "A".
On a side note (to help Twitch), how would one document KDE and Linux Kernel bugfixes on a resume?
No clue, I'm afraid. Why not state that? Or is there something I'm not missing?
I'm just happy that most of my code is never seen by human eyes. And those unhappy few that see it and say "this couldn't have been working, how did it run?" are in the same industry.