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Come Work For Us!


I get enough of these types of emails that I basically don’t even really read them any more. Hi Duane, For the release of a future worldwide success story, I’m urgently looking for a Linux debugging expert with very strong knowledges of C/C++! They’re implementing the ANDROID (Java) mobile operating system running on the Linux kernel, then looking for someone who knows Android architecture and API’s. To resume: -Strong C/C++ knowledges -Experience with Linux Kernel development, and various Linux distributions -Testing, and Linux/Unix development skills You love Brussels, are excited by working in an international environment with offshore team, and available ASAP, this is your job. Here are a couple of things that bother me when I get these: I’m not really a Linux expert, something they’d know if they scanned my resume on this site. I also don’t have any ANDROID experience The grammar and spelling are screwy in […]

North American For Life


I had a call yesterday from a good friend of mine who lives overseas. We used to work together in Vancouver, so it was good to catch up. He actually lives in a little small town in the middle of Serbia, a place where glasses of wine go for about 50 cents, and people spend a lot more time hanging out and socializing than over here. Prior to moving to Serbia, my friend lived in both Kelowna and Vancouver. I spent most of my 20s working 60 hour weeks, all for the promise of that golden carrot. Looking back, I’m thankful I had many of the experiences I ended up having, but regret the amount of time I spent in the office. It’s been about 7 months now since I’ve been out of the daily grind of the workforce, and I can honestly say that things have changed quite a […]

I Call Bullshit


I have, over the course of my career, given a pile of interviews. One of the trends I’ve seen a lot in recent years is people who feel the need to lie or exaggerate on their resumes. There’s nothing wrong with wording your experience in such a way to promote you a bit better, just so long as you don’t lie or stretch the truth to the point where it’s unbelievable. In fact, when I started in the realm of software development, I had basically zero real world experience in the area, and that was often looked as a complete detriment to me (even though I had been coding since I was about 15 years old). So in that case, I had to really stretch things a bit on my resume to make it look like I could handle a software engineering job. But the reality was I could back […]