31 Dec 2005 rmathew   » (Master)

"The Perils of JavaSchools"
It is not often that I fully agree with an article written by Joel Spolsky, but this one is an exception. As someone who has been interviewing people for his employers for over eight years, I can attest to the steady deterioration in the quality of candidates I talk to and the depressingly continuous lowering of my expectations over the years when I walk into the interview room.

Hacks
Yumpee pointed me to an old story about a guy who used a BBC Micro monitoring a decaying prawn sandwich to tell the time!

Jockey is a cool user-space program execution recording and replaying library for Linux. It actually scans the code page of a process to recognise system call instructions and rewrites them to jump to a trampoline instead.

By the way, my favourite Free 3D modelling tool Blender has reached version 2.40 featuring tonnes of cool improvements.

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