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2005/12/22 Raid 45
π 2005-12-22 11:42 by Merlin in Public

So, about 2 years ago, I "borrowed" a web page page on raid, and added a fake definition on raid 45, "double inverse parity", and published it here (the point being that I'm the top hit on google for raid45 )

Why would I do such a thing you ask? Well, the original intent was to catch people I phone screen when they type all my questions into google and try to read off a web page.
Now, in real life I don't actually need that, I can very well tell if people are looking stuff up, but I found the idea amuzing.

In the meantime, some of my coworkers did successfully use my page to catch cheaters, but I think the best part is that someone took the fake definition I made for the fake raid level 45, and put it in his page .
I'm still laughing because he just copied the nonsensical "uses a double inverse parity that is both on the last drive, and also spread across all the drives" verbatim.

Before long, my definition will be in a book or something :)
2005/12/18 The Apprentice
π 2005-12-18 13:14 by Merlin in Public

Yes, I admit it, it's been one of the shows I've been watching when I work on my laptop, or as background when I'm around the kitchen/living room.
By watching it, I think I actually learned a few useful things about interactions with coworkers, bosses, and the workplace in general.
If you have no idea what it is, it's a 15 week long interview to get a job working for Donald Trump. The candidates get a task each time, and compete against one another to achieve the task. In the end, the winner gets a high paying and ranking job for Donald Trump. Smart of him to have come up with that idea.

I just finished watching the finale, and I was quite disappointed that after both top candidates had been so good, and Randall won, he said that he did not believe the other candidate should get a job working for Trump too, making a bogus reason that there should only be one winner. He really seemed like the kind of person who would be happy to share his victory, and for whom victory didn't have to be at the expense of someone else.
This shows how much I still have to learn about human nature...

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