Category Archives: Work

Hiring again

I’m currently expanding my team of software developers in Prague and I’m interested in your CVs. Essential to working in my team is a good background in the relevant technology area and also a good attitude towards work. Looking to … Continue reading

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Solaris for the pro

We have a system that has been up for over 4.5 years. It runs Solaris 8. Fra-1$ uptime12:56pm up 1706 day(s), 2:46, 1 user, load average: 0.22, 0.19, 0.18

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“I’ve just sent you an e-mail…”

As a general day of being disturbed at my desk, today was a particularly bad one. We’ve all done it at least once in our lives, but today I was subject to the phenomenon too many times. Basically someone sends … Continue reading

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Dumping systems for dummies

Today was a good day. We removed a system that was costing us too much money. The final pieces fell into place this evening at 2200hrs – a few bits we could have lived without, but all the same completeness … Continue reading

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TUC and the web

The TUC think we have a right to view websites at work. We all do it, but frankly they are a distraction. I think people are paid to do a specific job and they should get on with it. Many … Continue reading

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More interviewing tips

If you are coming in for an interview with me and have hit this page from Google, you will probably have found some tips from previous web log entries. (For your benefit, here, here and here are some from the … Continue reading

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Paris revisit

I went to Paris last week (part of a European tour around the Czech Republic (Prague), Germany (Berlin, Munich), Denmark (Copenhagen), Netherlands (Amsterdam) and France (Paris) – watch out Geneva here I come). The last time I was in Paris … Continue reading

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Employee of the month

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Obviously this didn’t happen

Suppose that a professional services came onsite. You’d seen their wonderful profiles and they included X and Y. Then they turn up and they are carrying a book called “Y scripting – learn it in 24 hours.” Then they say, … Continue reading

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Job tips from the Loud Fat Bloke

Loud Fat Bloke has some interview tips at his site. Particularly interesting for me as I’ve interviewed him (he got the job).

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