May 31, 2011
May 29, 2011
May 14, 2011
May 13, 2011
"It's (Windows) torturing everyone in this room. It's a flawed model fundamentally. Chromebooks are a new model that doesn't put the burden of managing the computer on yourself." .. very curious where this whole thing is going to. Sounds not too bad but how does it turn out IRL?
May 12, 2011
Starting to dislike facebook more and more. Such a shame that you can't get around it these days. Somehow it seems to get worse and worse with this company.
May 9, 2011
May 8, 2011
Great, almost exactly what I think and what my experience tells me.
The fundamental problem is that the skills required to pass today’s industry-standard software interview are not the skills required to be a good software developer.
and a very good advice that is completely true:
don’t interview anyone who hasn’t accomplished anything. Ever.
For a coder that is the most important thing. I had completed dozens of private code projects as I graduated. And I still consider this very important on any other coder. If you don't write at least some code in your spare time you just never gonna be a good coder. Experience for a coder is the most important thing. People which just graduated and never wrote more than a few small sample applications
The startups I've worked with so far did a fairly good job there. I did apply to a bigger company once and got a email back with something in the direction of 30 questions. That was awful and had a lot of stupid useless stuff in it. I did fill it out and send it back, but my view of the company was way down from before. My motivation to work there was limited after that ..
May 6, 2011
In home directory create a blank file name it .asoundrc, and paste it as follows
# normal ALC883
# skype wants 24 kHz recording input,
# but ALC883 doesn’t support that.
# do a rate conversion on the fly.
Restart Skype!! Solution worked in Ubuntu 10.10
Source: Distortion of sound in Skype 2.2
After a restart this did work fine on my Ubuntu 11.04 with Skype 126.96.36.199. Glad that this is now resolved as it's been an annoying problem.
UPDATE: With the new Skype 188.8.131.52 I do not need this anymore. It even causes problems if its still there. I just deleted the file and now Skype only has some distortion on start. After its started everything sounds like it should.