Message from folk in /r/SargonOfAkkad (Sparta) #comp-sci

2018-03-14 09:24:05 UTC  

Only downside might be you starting salary.

2018-03-14 09:24:26 UTC  

apparently up to 50% of their curriculum is project management and time management

2018-03-14 09:24:36 UTC  

and related fluff

2018-03-14 09:24:42 UTC  

that is to say, non-technical

2018-03-14 09:25:04 UTC  

Oh boy, I noticed how common "Software Engineering = Project Management" is on universities.

2018-03-14 09:25:53 UTC  

At NYU, it was 80% "how to lie to your boss so he doesn't fire you."

2018-03-14 09:26:27 UTC  

Like seriously, how use some PHB jargon to make useless tables and graphs to quantify your progress.

2018-03-14 09:26:57 UTC  

have you read programming job ads in the past decade?

2018-03-14 09:27:10 UTC  

You know, so you can be properly managed by a generic manager that doesn't understand the field, but can read tables and graphs.

2018-03-14 09:27:15 UTC  

they're entirely written by managers and hiring people

2018-03-14 09:28:11 UTC  

I read one a few months ago and it contained all these terms: PaaS, SaaS, DaaS, cloud computing

2018-03-14 09:28:13 UTC  

in the same line

2018-03-14 09:28:41 UTC  

one paragraph was a flurry of buzzwords about their team "strategy"

2018-03-14 09:44:13 UTC  

Sometimes the ad is just fake because they already have a hire.

2018-03-14 09:46:06 UTC  

For instance, to get work visas, the company needs to prove they can't find competent candidates in the country; they need to publish the ad for a while for the citizens, before claiming they need to hire somebody outside the country.

2018-03-14 09:47:21 UTC  

Other times it's internal company policy, because they're promoting somebody, or hiring somebody's relative; they need to "give a chance" to external candidates before the internal ones.

2018-03-14 09:51:09 UTC  

So yeah, next time you see an ad that requires everything, from sweeping the floor to negotiating international contracts, from giving tech support for laptops to writing kernels and compilers, it's probably a fake ad.

2018-03-14 09:51:48 UTC  

this wasn't, they specifically called me about it to recruit me

2018-03-14 09:53:06 UTC  

I read the ad and talked to a friend of mine who works in the same building, who actually rents office space from them

2018-03-14 09:53:13 UTC  

he just said "you don't want to work there"

2018-03-14 13:49:40 UTC  

dafuq new raspberry pi

2018-03-14 13:58:57 UTC  

I really like this one, I think I'll switch my deployments

2018-03-14 13:59:01 UTC  

very good job it seems

2018-03-14 13:59:26 UTC  

I have 3x rpi2, and these can essentially be hotswapped even though they're rpi3b+

2018-03-14 15:32:41 UTC  

I have two 3's and they've been great

2018-03-14 15:32:45 UTC  

interesting there's a 3+

2018-03-14 16:01:04 UTC  

that's .. what I just linked, it was _just_ released

2018-03-14 16:01:06 UTC  


2018-03-14 17:14:18 UTC  

I know

2018-03-14 17:14:21 UTC  

I was commenting on it

2018-03-14 17:21:35 UTC  

orange pi bois

2018-03-14 17:32:32 UTC  

pls odroid ftw but rpis are so easy to set up and give to other people for set top boxes and storage

2018-03-14 17:32:49 UTC  

since everyone makes software for it

2018-03-14 21:46:50 UTC  

run the world on sailfish OS

2018-03-14 21:47:09 UTC  

actually though, has anyone here tried out sailfish OS?

2018-03-14 21:47:18 UTC  

If so is it any good?

2018-03-14 22:03:04 UTC  

they're certainly doing some good work on the stack

2018-03-14 22:03:10 UTC  

I've wanted to give it a go

2018-03-14 22:04:04 UTC  

one of them recently blogged about widget work on gtk they're doing to enable responsive design

2018-03-14 22:35:45 UTC  

Happy Pi Day everyone.