Introspective Archives

Aug 20, 2021

Moving After 7 Years

…led me to discover how many knick-knacks (doodads, doohickeys, trinkets, curios, you get the idea) I had accumulated.

This much:

So many jars

It’s kinda baffling that I have enough stuff to put under this many jars

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Nov 23, 2020

Interviewing after 4 years of…not doing that

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.

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Jul 19, 2016

(Short Term) Funemployed!

So here I am, with my first software dev position behind me and a 2-week respite before starting at my next one. How time flies! Although I will admit that 8 months at my first gig was a little on the short side, but circumstances changed quite dramatically and it seemed best to move on. Def learned a ton though and formed some good relationships, which is all one can really ask for, right?

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