[svlug] Interview questions?
nbs at sonic.net
Sat Jan 21 00:58:25 PST 2006
On Fri, Jan 20, 2006 at 11:41:38AM -0800, Mark Jaffe wrote:
> His response mentioned "c" shell, bourne shell
> and recently bash, and then he added "and of course, perl."
Heh, but Perl _is_ a shell! For the crazy people out there, at least. ;^)
("Perl combines [...] some of the best features of [...] sh [...] (Language
historians will also note some vestiges of csh [...]". From PERL(1) ;^) )
> I gave him a mediocre evaluation, figuring he was nervous and not
> thinking well.
Last time I had any kind of a _real_ interview, it was at Atari Games
back in 1998. (I turned them down, in favor of living with my now-wife
Melissa, in Davis, for those who know me and are confused by the previous
statement. ;^) )
At one point I was asked to do some relatively basic bitwise math,
and my interviewers and I were working on the solution on a whiteboard.
All THREE of us were totally off by a factor of 2, or something like that.
I was kinda nervous. No idea what their excuse was. ;^)
(still getting over that [Ctrl]+[\] kill signal trick he had never heard of[*])
[*] or completely forgot ;)
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