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LazFX
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Registered: Aug 2004
Location: 9th Circle

as I post my latest youtube......

what is wrong with this picture???

Old Post Feb-04-2008 01:10  United States
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shaolin_Z
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

quote:
Originally posted by Trancer-X
Dave is the sh*t!

Indeed, and a very soft spoken and friendly guy. I talked to him for a bit after the show. I was pleasantly surprised by how polite and down to earth he was.


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"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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shaolin_Z
Hei Hu Quan



Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

quote:
Originally posted by LazFX
as I post my latest youtube......

what is wrong with this picture???


I didn't realize we had such shitty bandwidth.


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"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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shaolin_Z
Hei Hu Quan



Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

Anyone know what the PM box limit is supposed to be?


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"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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George Smiley
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Registered: Jan 2004
Location: 9 Bywater Street, Chelsea, London

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Originally posted by shaolin_Z
Anyone know what the PM box limit is supposed to be?

If you have a Japanese mail box, 1,000,000. If you have an American mail box, 1

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shaolin_Z
Hei Hu Quan



Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

Haha


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"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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shaolin_Z
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

So I just got fired a few days ago. I was on the line with this amazingly computer illiterate guy who also didn't seem to have very good comprehension skills. About an hour in the the call I pushed down my headset's mike and (thought I'd muted my phone but apprently not!) and said "you fucking idiot!" which was rather audible apparently. Ofcourse I spend the next 15 minutes assuring the guy he was in fact not a fucking idiot. Well, looks like he called the ISP's customer service line and uhh... wasn't very happy I guess, whoops. This was right after I got my third promotion and raise lol, so I got fired on the spot.

It's actually not that bad really, I fucking hated working there by this point and doing tech support was really a waste of my time, not to metion totally not worth the money for the amount of stress.

So I just got done preparing my resume and I realized I've done a fair bit in school so far that can land me partime programming job (not to mention I'll be making twice as much for very simple unix scripiting/web developement/db management/c++ type stuff). I took (quite a bit of) time off school (for a variety of reasons, mostly non-academic and financial) and am going back this semester to finish up and get my degree (finally, lol). I don't have a whole lot of course load left but while working 25+ hrs a week and being completely cutt off and self reliant, it'll take me a bit longer than it normally would have.

UT's Computer Science curriculum is the same as MIT and Carnegie Mellon's btw, so even projects I've done in my required core CS classes (which would be stuff like Computer Architechture / Programming Theory / Object Oriented Programming / Automota Theory and other things I can't recall at the moment) are actually complex and incorperate enough 'sophisticated' theory (i.e. tons of discrete mathematics, logic, and number theory type stuff) enought that most professional software engineers and programmers with BS degrees can barely grasp. Some of it is stuff like writing encryption protocols, modifying the P4 chips Instruction Set Architecture to optimize it for running specific open source communications software (down to adding additional insturitons at an assebmly level and modifying the L1 cache for the processor), various networking software and sercurity protocols etc, that my resume actually looks pretty good now that I put all that stuff together on a single peice of paper. I talked to one of my academic advisors, some people in the CS faculty (and we've got an awesome CS department) and a few other friends who've graduated with their CS degrees currently working in the industry basically told me is that as long as I add PHP / MySQL / Python / AJAX etc to the list of languages, there's no reason I shouldn't be able to get an interview pretty fast. So I guess it's a good things I got fired as it gave me insentive to get off my ass and look for something that willl actually be worth my time and will pay more than enough to make ends meet. A buddy of mine who works for an open source developer said he should be able to teach all the languages I need to tack on in a matter of just a couple of hrs. Which actually isn't a big deal considering the amount of theory I've done by this point that picking a new language is pretty simple really.

I'd rather write code than talk to a-hole customers all day. Apparently the Natural Science career fair is this week and 90% of the jobs there are basically companies like AMD / Sun Microsystems / Dell / IBM etc looking to recruit programmers on campus.

@ Dervish: If I recall correctly, weren't you a software engineer or something dude? Got any tips for interviews?


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"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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shaolin_Z
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Austin, Texas, USA: TXTA #102

BTW, I know this is kind of random, but I'd like to issue an apology to all my fellow PDDers if I've been excedigly harsh in heated discussion and debates in the past. I should be able to excercise more self control, so other than the embarrasement and reflecting on my time here, I want to leave you guys on a positive note. Most of the old school PDD posters having almost disappeared, having gotton older myself, not to mention the decline in discourse and quality of discussion here, along with the fact that I'm just really busy, I'm not sure if I'll be posting much longer on a regular basis. I guess I'll be popping in from time to time, but farewell for now guys. Take it easy and take care of your crazy selves .


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"The Greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge." -Stephen Hawking
"First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a communist;
Then they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a socialist;
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist;
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out— because I was not a Jew;
Then they came for me— and there was no one left to speak out for me." -Martin Niemöller

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pkcRAISTLIN
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Registered: Jul 2002
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quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
BTW, I know this is kind of random, but I'd like to issue an apology to all my fellow PDDers if I've been excedigly harsh in heated discussion and debates in the past. I should be able to excercise more self control, so other than the embarrasement and reflecting on my time here, I want to leave you guys on a positive note. Most of the old school PDD posters having almost disappeared, having gotton older myself, not to mention the decline in discourse and quality of discussion here, along with the fact that I'm just really busy, I'm not sure if I'll be posting much longer on a regular basis. I guess I'll be popping in from time to time, but farewell for now guys. Take it easy and take care of your crazy selves .


fuck that man, i deserved it

sorry to hear about your job, but i can certainly sympathise! good luck with whatever youre gonna do now.


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Lebezniatnikov
Stupidity Annoys Me



Registered: Feb 2004
Location: DC

Happy Super Tuesday in America!


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Lira
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Registered: Nov 2001
Location: Brasilia, Brazil Formerly known as: Maaz

quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
I'm just really busy, I'm not sure if I'll be posting much longer on a regular basis.

Heh, I'm actually saving drafts of my replies so I can finish them later


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donnybrasco
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Registered: Nov 2004
Location: L.A.

quote:
Originally posted by shaolin_Z
So I just got fired a few days ago. I was on the line with this amazingly computer illiterate guy who also didn't seem to have very good comprehension skills. About an hour in the the call I pushed down my headset's mike and (thought I'd muted my phone but apprently not!) and said "you fucking idiot!" which was rather audible apparently. Ofcourse I spend the next 15 minutes assuring the guy he was in fact not a fucking idiot. Well, looks like he called the ISP's customer service line and uhh... wasn't very happy I guess, whoops. This was right after I got my third promotion and raise lol, so I got fired on the spot.


LOL!

That's one of those stories you will certainly look back on and laugh about for the rest of your life. If you hated your job, it was inevitable that you were going to leave anyway, so no loss there.

Most of us can only DREAM of saying things like that to some of our dumb-ass clients. But you, my friend, have actually lived the dream, lol So for that, at least, take heart!


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