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Thoughts from a programmer in (502) - A new post every 74 days!

Startups and Stereotypes
I’m passionate about the startup community and the talent it unveils to the technology industry, but some people have a different perspective. Some believe that startup jobs are less stable than jobs in established businesses and that their employees have little-to-nothing on the line.

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Fear and Politics
When I was younger, I worked for a company that micromanaged on every level. The executives were micromanaged by the CEO, and the agents were micromanaged by their managers.

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When you know it's time for a new job
When you start fantasizing about your sick boss dieing while in the hospital, you know it's time for a new job. And that's exactly the situation I found myself in recently.

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When AJAX Goes Bad
I was recently working a defect at $job to disable submissions of empty "dates" saving to MySQL as epoch -1, when I noticed in my network panel was polling an ajax endpoint, once per second. This poll was happening so that an on screen clock could be displayed showing the time where a potential lead lived.

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Cloning all of an organizations git repos
Some of the code at $job (sadly) uses blind inserts, which makes changes to the tables behind them tricky. We were about to embark on a series of changes to tables for our Data Warehouse project, and I needed to verify if anything would be affected by these table changes.

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Developer Quiet Hours
At $job, we've been practicing Agile Development. Coming from a Waterfall background, this is wonderful.

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