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It's been a while

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Wow. Well over a month since my last entry, and now it's nearly Christmas!

OK, so this is gonna be a little bit of an off-topic entry. But I wanna let you guys know that I'm gonna get back to programming in my free time!
[That's right guys, gabehabe stopped programming for fun since he started work]

So yeah, about my new job. I work as a software developer, I make database applications. The main language I use is FoxPro, but since I started I've used a buncha stuff. Mostly because my boss was real set on extracting data from some ridiculously old database for the client. So I had to set up a text printer, and a printer hook. Run the old system in a DOS emulator [yeah, it's that old] and write a script to send keypresses to the application, to print each record. A total of ~8000 records.
So, after that, I had to write some parsers, too. All together, I used a bunch of languages to do it all, depending on my mood.
I worked with: FoxPro, C++, C#.NET and AutoIt. [yuck]

I recently got the T-Mobile G1, which runs Android~ Google's new mobile operating system. And I gotta say, it's nice.

It's a part of the Open Handset Alliance, which is basically a way of making it nice for developers to, well, develop for it.

Apart from the fact that the documentation for Android royally sucks. It's so hard to just make it all fit together!

I've got a few ideas, so I'll be back to coding for fun soon.

By the way, it's all done in Java! [Locke37 will be pleased]

Short entry, but I'm basically just letting you guys know that I'll be back to the regular blogging as of the beginning of 2009. Which is less than 2 weeks away~! Oh my.

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23 December 2008 - 05:00 PM
Hey Gabe, are you still going to post up your detailed write up on your second interview, questions, how they tested you etc? I also would be really interested to see what you experience.
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23 December 2008 - 05:03 PM
hmmm. I will post about it, but I think you'll be a little disappointed.

The guy I work with now, his name is Mike, we just sat watching YouTube in my second interview.

They did test my ability a bit, I'll definitely let you know what it's like. Most likely some time over the winter break. :)
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