I'm daily dumping all the dumb bash trivia I've accumulated over the years on my new staff.
Why the ./ sometimes?
What does the shebang do?
What's an environment variable?
Sometimes I think, woah, I've learned more than I thought. Most of the time I think, is it better to introduce this trivia as we go, or in a more structured way?
On the other hand, the IT department has delightful desktop backgrounds and I treasure everytime they share their screens.
Ţ̢̫̪̗͙̲͙̘̌̋̀͂͟͡h̴̫͕̙̺͉̩̔͋̄͊̋ͅẻ̴̢̫̰͔̰͉̝͉̋͒́̿̉̕ Ḑ̘̣̞̰͊́͗̒͒͠ḯ̸̝̼̙̮̑̂̇̾̿̒͂ͅğ̶̭̜̞͔̭̘͇͗̎͛͌͠i̶͇̥͔̱͊͛͆̆͒͞͝ͅẗ̢̛̪̫͙̹́͒̋̊̊̑̀̒̎ͅà̢̲̩̮͔̝̳̝͋́̅̐͆̏͑͠l̢̠͇̳̣̬͖̃̑͊̂̌͗̈͡͞ Ḑ̸̢̛͕̘̙̮̻̮̭͛͆̐͞ȇ̷̢͙̮̯̠̇̂͒͐p̵̡͙͈̤̯̝͆̐̔̒̐̌͡ą̧͚͍̟̯̬̎͐̊͜͠͞ṟ̷̗͇̹̫͑̓͗͒̾̽̇̔͟͞ṭ̩͖̦̳̠̗͉͛̾̊̍̀̈́̎̕͡m͔͔̺̜̏̾̓͛͘͟e̶̜̜͓̭̰̱͆̋̒̃̓̆͆́͢ͅn̵̨̡̛̮̤̬̍̈̾͑͛̔̇̿͢ţ̴̧̺̝̝͐̓̔̈́̍̄̍̍̀͜͟͠
The possible compromise a friend proposed is to give a prep sheet of topics we'll discuss but not the specific questions.
I'm hiring and want to give interviewees a copy of the questions a few hours before the interview. Mainly, I don't see the value in testing their on-the-spot thinking, and moreso I don't want to discriminate against anyone that struggles with that type of time-dependent test. HR disagrees.
Anyone have opinions on this?
Video in Russian, can't verify content as not racist/sexist/offensive
This video has resulted in over a quarter-million page hits to our Digital Collections. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-hwRWh5WqY
It's in Russian, and from what auto-generated-translated captions tell me, the narrator is dropping truth bombs about Atlantis, the Romans, and the real structure of our world, as he pages through our website.
Nick Krabbenhoeft, Dig Pres at NYPL
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