Friday, August 06, 2004

Wierd Food or Not Food Link Du Jour Thanks to Dan McGuire, a friend still at ole Lucent, am still wiping tears from my eyes after reading -- Steve, Don't Eat It! -- just try to have lunch after reading all of the entries to date...

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Dr. Who Link Du Jour YAY, the Daleks may yet return -- Daleks back to fight Doctor Who -- to quote the submitter on Slashdot "means that I'll definitely be watching.. although whether from behind the sofa or not remains to be seen."

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Pseudo-Military Link Du Jour
What Kind of Battleship Are You? Quiz
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The Bismarck.

Pride and joy of Nazi Germany. (Bismarck and

A legendary ship that sank the famous HMS Hood, and
the most powerful German arship ever built. A
crew topping 2000 men, full displacement just
past 50,000 tons, and four paired 15 inch guns
laid out a flexible and potent arship,
potentially a match for just about any other
warship in the North Sea. Unfortunately, in
spite of good German optics and impressive
statistics, the Bismark ended up getting
toasted. Poorly supported by a relatively weak
German navy, it also suffered from poor radar,
bad fire control, and poor deck protection from
long ranged fire. The Bismarck was designed
with an eye towards the Baltic battles of WWI,
and would have done very well in that

50,932 tons
30 knots
4x2 15/47
12 5.9/55
16 4.1/45
16 37mm
78 20mm

What Kind of Battleship Are You? Quiz
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Miliary Link DuJour Check out this footage -- Shock & Awe: Ambush in Iraq -- reportedly footage of an attack on coalition forces in Iraq. Scary stuff.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Career Link Du Jour Interesting article from an usual source, Processor - a magazine and website for "Products, News & Information Data Centers You Can Trust," on interviewing and what sort of candidates to pick. Attitude & Aptitude: Soft Skills In The IT Hiring Process discusses the search for soft skills versus hard skills. In particular, I like this paragraph on interviewing --

"Markham also suggests you stay away from some of the old saws of interviewing. Don’t ask your candidate what color he’d be if he were a color or what fruit he would be if he were a fruit. (These are, after all, insipid questions.) Instead, search for questions that have true relevance to your organization and test the real skills that your recruit will need to survive there."

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