It’s pretty common to see discussions about how to determine if a candidate for a programming job has a “passion” for programming and software. One of the usual pieces of advice is to ask about the projects someone does in their “spare time.”
Not a very inviting byline, I admit. People have asked what it means. It’s a joke of course.
New versions of Java come out fairly frequently. On my system, I need to remember to update other settings to use the updates. These include:
- The JAVA_HOME environment variable
- The path to the bin directory in the PATH environment variable
- The “Program Files\Netbeans x.x\etc\netbeans.conf” file (on Windows)
These settings keep everything building and running correctly.
Way back in my career there was a need to calculate binomial confidence intervals on experiments with very large numbers of trials (thousands to tens of thousands.) The statistics packages of the time couldn’t seem to handle such large numbers of trials.
As regular readers know, there have been “issues” with my computer, a relatively new Falcon Northwest Talon. Their service representatives were never able to solve a relatively simple problem. Were they actually unable to do so or did they choose not to?