Structured programming
I can be too snarky sometimes

Once upon a time I was asked by a clueless HR person to describe what structured programming was. By that point in the interview I’d decided I didn’t want that job and started riffing.

Structured programming, I said, is about how you plan your day in a world of shared cubical space. You have to time when you tackle the most complicated coding for when you were sure you wouldn’t be interrupted - either early in the morning, or late at night, when there was nobody there.

She just wrote down what I said, which took all the fun out of it.

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December 23, 2015
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