Monthly Archives: October 2007

Credit Where Credit is Due

Since Nick Gillespie was kind enough to give me a shout-out on a link I passed along to him on Hit and Run, I thought it only fair to acknowledge that my friend and blogger Jason Lefkowitz passed it to … Continue reading

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How to Write an Intelligent-Sounding Stupid Job Ad

A while back, Jason pointed to an exemplar stupid job ad (complete with the “rockstar” red badge of dumb). While perusing the JoelOnSoftware job ads, I found one that at first blush looked competent, but suddenly came into focus–like an … Continue reading

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How Politicians Should Act More Like Experienced Programmers

In programming, when you’re trying to solve a problem, you hypothesize about the cause and then test your hypothesis by implementing a solution. Then you re-test. If the problem is fixed (and no other problems arise), you’re done. But sometimes … Continue reading

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