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Read this article on CBC. http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/03/31/desktop-application.html This would be an absolute NIGHTMARE if this program was widely used. I think companies would start putting stipulations in their user agreements that they would not support any customer who has this program on their computer. We need to start developing better user interfaces for this reason. When there becomes a need for someone to build software that allows user to customize their own interfaces, it means we haven't been doing a good enough job at developing our user interfaces so users wouldn't feel the need to do this.
Toggle Commented Apr 1, 2010 on Usability On The Cheap and Easy at Coding Horror
I once had the pleasure of interviewing candidates from the very bottom of the programming barrel. I rather enjoyed toying with these people... my favorite trick was to trap them and get them to back pedal to save face... for instance, I asked the question me: "Rate your knowledge in javascript, 1 being very little, and 10 being Douglas Crockford"... candidate: "Oh, definitely an 8" me: "Really, that's excellent... tell me, how would you make custom object definitions in Javascript?" candidate: "Uhhhh... uhhh". me: "How about the prototype of a function, you ever hear of that?" candidate: "Ummmm... no" me: "Okay, well, in your opinion, what is the coolest thing you have ever developed using javascript?" canidate: "UUUUUUUh, maybe my experience is only a 4..." It was TOOO funny, and rewarding... and I got to end the interview right after that. I think taking an extra 5 minutes out of your day to absolutely CRUSH their false sense of superiority is well worth the time.
Toggle Commented Feb 22, 2010 on The Non-Programming Programmer at Coding Horror
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