Some questions for ya

Posted in Uncategorized by Kris Gray on August 1st, 2007

So I performed an interview today (well, when I wrote this I did), and am full of question, some relevant to the position, some not, so I thought I’d ask the void and maybe I’ll get an answer. Never hurts to ask (or does it?).

Prototype? or jQuery?

How do you measure the quality 0f a developer?

Should we use code metrics?

In a company strapped for developers, how can you promote one to a position where they don’t code?

How hard is it going to be to switch to Semantic markup?

Will everyone notice the speed benefits in the next release of eProject?

Anyway, back to programming.

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Ahhh crap

Posted in Uncategorized by Kris Gray on July 31st, 2007

I just had one of those moments, the one where you saw the stupidity you were about to wreak upon yourself from 10 miles away, but still grabbed the knife blade as it fell.

The Justice Gray – “North America’s favorite metrosexual software consultant”, not to be mistaken for thyself, had his comments to this blog filtered by this unworthy piece of software known as word press.

I must formally apologize for this grievous error on its part, and for all metrosexual’s out there who had their comments filtered. I am truly sorry, I shall not neglect the comments in the future.

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Reading, Curse of Chalion

Posted in Uncategorized by Kris Gray on July 31st, 2007

I’m knee deep in work, so focused on whats coming up tomorrow to distill what I did yesterday. So, I’m delving into that other past time of great developers, reading.

The Curse of Chalion

I’m going to skip a length description on the story, as you can read that anywhere. Though, from the title you can gather Chalion is having some problems.  I picked the series because the author has some heavy commendations, such as 4 Hugo awards, yet after reading George RR Martins series a Song of Ice and Fire, I was much dissapointed at the scale involved.

I was impressed with the setting she paints, as I would say its her strong point, eloquently describing each scene.  Rounding out the positives where some thought provoking banter, and an acceptable story. I’m a stickler for banter, words of wisdom are hidden in that banter that a man can live by happily, yet when a group debates the wills of a made up god structure, it doesn’t help me a whole lot.

Negatives, well, for most of the book I didn’t connect with any of the characters, I didn’t see the purpose, there was no beginning and the end was so undefined till the very end, which made it seem like an abrupt finish.

This book isn’t a waste of time to read, but I would never suggest you read it before a wealth of other books (Enders Game, SnowCrash, A Song of Ice and Fire, Ilium, I could go on and on and on). I’m actually reading its sequel right now, which I do find I’m enjoying a bit more, as I feel its atleast going somewhere.

I don’t think I have the patience to review a book, I may just want to stick with reading them.

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Not enough to read?

Posted in Uncategorized by Kris Gray on April 28th, 2007

Try out these guys, who read an obscene amount of blogs and post the cream of the crop on their own blogs.

And of course dzone.com which is where I get about 90% of my traffic.

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Jason Haley, you suck!

Posted in Uncategorized by Kris Gray on April 18th, 2007

Seriously, you stink, your blog is ugly, and I’ve enjoyed your daily reading updates for far to long.

Its likely the rest of you are curious why I’m using my blog to Flame and smear Jason Haley. Well, if you didn’t notice, first read this post…

Were through Jason Haley

Then check out Jason’s post the following day.

04/15/2007 Interesting Finds

Hmmm, so you flame him, then you get on his daily blog read list. Hey I can do that! So if you ever read this Jason, you can bite me! Which shouldn’t be all that unpleasant after that kick ass salsa recipe you helped me find.

To continue the trend, if you flame me, I’ll add you to my OPML!

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