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Kindle Fire HD6: Finally, An E-Reader That’s Good For Technical Books & Articles

When I first started coding, I bought several 1,000+ page tomes that must have weighed eight pounds each. Books with that much mass do not suit my preferred reading style: leaning back, in my easy chair. They were equally inconvenient when I wanted to work though an example on my computer. Impossible to hold with one hand, I had to lie them down flat on my desk and either hover my head nearly directly above or use both hands to lift it up in order to refer back to the text. [Read More]

Getting Calls From Recruiters While At Work

In my experience, at least, most recruiters won't go out of their way to call you at work so long as they can easily find another number to reach you. The real conundrum is figuring out what number should you make readily available. A cell number would work, but then you're still vulnerable to all kinds of phone calls you don't necessarily want to receive. A better solution... [Read More]

On Programming Interviews

Interviewing. Bleh. Everyone hates it. Doesn't matter which side of the table you're on, it's not fun. For a while my previous employer had me assessing candidates' VBA/Excel skills. It was an eye-opening experience. [Read More]