Hello World. It's me, Ariel.
I recently went through the job interview process, for the first time in 4.5 years, and for the first time as an experienced developer. And I didn’t really expect it to be a different process from when I did this in 2016, but it actually was.
I’d always heard how some experienced devs got “mad” at being asked data structures/algos questions during interviews, and had thought it was perceived as a blow to their ego (“my work and experience should speak for itself!”). But now that I’m in their shoes (kinda–a lot of those stories feature people who have twice as many years of experience as me, or have achieved a lot more), I realize it’s not quite that–or at least, not every one of those stories is about that.
Quarantine has really been a great time for Niku to develop his hobbies. Well, to be honest, I can only guess what his prior hobbies were because I wasn’t around literally all day to watch him as I am now, but I imagine Niku is a very worldly cat with many interests. Thanks to work-from-home in effect, I can now witness them first-hand:
My quarantine “hobby” is mechanical keyboards (but mostly just buying keycap sets).
(Is buying things a hobby? Honestly, after spending an ungodly amount of time on r/mk on this subject, I think it is 90% of it.)