Friday, March 19, 2010

Mysteries of Modern Software Engineering

How can a person claiming 10+ years of software engineering experience not know what RTFM is?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Android Quirks

Today I noticed that an attempt to start the Barcode Scanner always results in Android Market being started instead.

This happens regardless whether it is being started from the pullup menu, or either of three Android 1.6 desktop panel icons. No amount of installation, uninstallation and shuffling around seems to help.

The only way to start this application now is to go to the Android Market, find the Barcode Scanner, and click "Open".

Alas, had to use an alternative, for that is very inconvenient.

Anyone seen this?

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Experience Fail

Been interviewing people lately, and noticed an interesting pattern: it is somehow extremely difficult for people to answer a very simple question:
What have you learned in last ten years?