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  1. In Topic: How to tell my boss his work sucks

    Posted 6 Mar 2015

    The more I work, the more I become convinced that there is nothing to be gained by working on code that you think is fundamentally bad, or in a situation that you think is fundamentally broken. There is a lot of work out there. It's scary to look for work, it's scary to think of change - but it's so much better to be working with a functional team, on code that you like. Life's too short to waste it trying to make a silk purse out of a steaming heap of pigshit.
  2. In Topic: Loops

    Posted 5 Mar 2015

    I suggest you think in terms of methods. Can you write a method that takes two strings and returns a boolean result according to whether it's consistent with earthlike DNA or not?
    If so, your next question will seem a lot easier.
    (hint: you've already got 90% of the way to that method...)

    View Postmacosxnerd101, on 05 March 2015 - 11:21 PM, said:

    What do you think? Give it a try. This is part of learning to program- figuring out where to put things.

    Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean? Say no more, say more!
  3. In Topic: Getting back into programming

    Posted 5 Mar 2015

    From what I can see here in Boston, people are usually willing to make reasonable accommodation for someone who has the chops and seems a good fit. I suggest you play to your strengths - look for positions that use technologies that you're familiar with, in domains that you're either familiar with or honestly excited by. Don't play down your restrictions, but don't lead with them. First of all, be the person they want to hire. Then, when they've sold themselves, talk about the hard part.


    sitting at a desk 8 hours a day isn't an option for me anymore

    Do you mean you have to work standing? That's a common choice for many people these days, and lots of companies will accommodate this. Or do you mean that you can't work for eight hours at a stretch? That's a little trickier, I admit, but again - companies are desperate for good talent right now. If they think you're an asset for the company, they will hire you and make it work.
  4. In Topic: How to tell my boss his work sucks

    Posted 5 Mar 2015

    Telling them their work sucks is not useful and it's not the issue. Do a code review, tell him where you think the problems are. If he insists on doing it his way, start looking for another job. And tell him "I'm happy to stick around and keep you running while you look for my replacement, but I think this is going to be something I don't want to support, going forward, so it's best that we get you someone who wants to work on this as soon as possible."
  5. In Topic: What are you working on today?

    Posted 4 Mar 2015

    View PostNeoTifa, on 04 March 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

    Hey! I'm a big girl now! I'm this many! *holds up 25 fingers*

    I thought I told you to give those back to the people you took them from.

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    07 Aug 2014 - 10:36
    Very entertaining site you posted there. :)
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    04 Aug 2014 - 08:48
    Damn! I would have loved to go, but we were on vacation in Virginia! Keep me posted if you know they're coming back in the future!
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    20 May 2014 - 02:32
    hey i wondering if you help me with my python project really need help am willing to pay
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    23 Apr 2014 - 10:50
    Great help!
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    helpheimer Icon

    18 Apr 2014 - 00:12
    prevented my noob brain from melting multiple times :)
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    30 Mar 2014 - 16:32
    you give great help, mind help me with my cipher lab?
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    02 Mar 2014 - 00:20
    wow....jon thank you...i am happy thar i've got reps from you.... :)
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    23 Dec 2013 - 22:32
    Rawr. I love it when you talk nerdy.
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    23 Dec 2013 - 08:54
    And what's wrong with library cred? A well read man is a sexy man.
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    18 Dec 2013 - 13:35
    Gotta maintain that computer geek street cred.
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    18 Dec 2013 - 13:11
    Your theme song is both hysterical and sad. I doubt the truth in it, but I get the point.
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    26 Nov 2013 - 07:35 -> a new project of yours?
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    13 Nov 2013 - 12:03
    Heh - waves are fun.
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    27 Aug 2013 - 12:01
    Naked ladies always dig the accordion player.
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