October 20, 2011
This came out of the blue, and I don’t know much about them, but someone from Yodle.com asked me if I would spread the word about their open tester position (New York-based). On paper, it looks pretty interesting, and my readership is mostly US-based, so hopefully this might help someone out: http://www.yodle.com/yodle-careers/jobs/new-york/qa-engineer/
August 5, 2010
I was surprised to learn today that symbolic links are possible in Windows XP. I’m not sure I’ll use them that often, but it will help me in replicating some linux build environment instructions. Though not supported out of the box, you can download the tool that makes it happen at Microsoft’s sysinternals website. I […]
May 21, 2010
The topic of interviews came up while chatting with a friend recently, and I noticed that the Dr Dobb’s interview I did a couple of years back is no longer available. I’m reposting it now to have my own copy and to save me from having to dig it out of the Internet Archive in […]
December 10, 2009
I knew the market wasn’t quite what it was, but this job ad today surprised even me. Â
November 19, 2009
I’ve had past conversations with others on the topic of intellectual property rights of employees in Australia, and had always been under the belief that pretty much anything I did in a creative capacity would belong to my employer.Â Today I was pointed to this article, which suggests that’s not really the case. Of course, […]
July 6, 2009
I’m going to be trekking around Korea later in the year, and have started blogging in preparation. It will cover some of my last trip, some of my dabblings in the language, and plans for my upcoming trip, which is going to be themed around Korea’s food and drinking culture. It’s also a good chance […]
June 17, 2009
As I seem to be somewhat time poor, I thought I might be able to squeeze in some blogging-light at http://twitter.com/xflibble.
May 25, 2009
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to post a comment until I summon the energy to move my blog to something that has adequate anti-spam controls. Feel free to email me your thoughts if I post anything comment-worthy in the meantime. 150 spam comments in a day is just a bit much.
February 4, 2009
The Onion shows off their systems-thinking skills once more. Compare this article on predictive sentence completion with The Onion’s Mac Wheel features at around the one minute mark in the video at http://www.theonion.com/content/video/apple_introduces_revolutionary. Other clairvoyant articles are here and here. Find your own here.
September 18, 2008
I don’t normally like to mix up entertainment with the software posts, but this one does have a vague relationship to the ‘Puppy poo’ story. It also invokes the PC Engine game of yore, ‘Toilet kids’. And it’s a nice interactive flash animation. Sit back, relax, and enjoy Kkukku and Yaya in ‘ppung ppung ppung […]