Monday, February 21, 2005

Life of PI

I was reading 'Life of PI' by Yann Martel for the second time. Yann Martel depicts the struggles of a Indian boy aboard a lifeboat in the pacific along with a tiger. This premise of a boy adrift a lifeboat along with a grown up tiger is unbelievable, But Yann Martel is master story teller who makes you believe this!



Yann Marttel's knowledge of Hindu mythology is amazing, and he uses it to a great extent in the book.

It is wonderful tale of courage, struggle and faith.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

Geeeeeeky!

Nick Bradbury has intresting post about how geeky he can be:

This morning as I walked into the gym for a quick workout, I noticed an attractive young lady in a short skirt and high heels bent over in front of her laptop. I looked over at her and said to myself: "Nice laptop."

Now thats surely geeky :)


interview

I have been working in the industry for two years now. I have attended a few interviews and I have interviewed a few people with experience in the range of 1-2 years. With this limited experience I have come up with some points about the interview process and I try to follow these whenever I get a chance to interview someone:

1. Do not get too technical (There is google for this)
2. Try to find out if the candidate is passionate about what he has worked on
3. Ask some questions which probe his analytical ability
4. Ask about academic projects.
5. Probe whether he understands some concepts about source control, unit testing
6. Ask whether he has uses google :)


Wednesday, February 02, 2005

A blogger's block?

I have been facing a blogger's block (writer's block, but specializing it is a blogger's block :) ) I have not thought of any new things nor anything has excited me. Hope to post something worthwhile soon.