July 17th, 2003

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Interview in a little less than an hour, and I'm feeling a lot less nervous than I probably should be. Been reading up on the ISRI and their programs since last night, and spent most of the day at work looking at my old 211 C++ code, so I'm about as ready as I'm going to be on such short notice. Keeping my fingers crossed, since the institute seems to be pretty cool, and the salary range seems pretty promising, even if that does lead me down the road of professional code-monkeydom. Nothing wrong with that, some of my best friends are professional code-monkeys. ^^ It's also about time I got a reason to get back into C++, since it feels like all that PHP and SQL have started to rot my brain. Mmm, coding cotton candy...
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One interview down

The interview was in Wean Hall, and was conducted by what appeared to be three graduate students. The job does appear to be quite technical, and I did my fair share of floating and BSing, but I think I avoided choking, and all in all left a pretty positive (if not extremely competent) impression. Didn't hurt that one of the interviewers was a fellow Russian immigrant, and caught a Vysotski quote I let out while we were chatting after the interview, supplying the rest of the line. Anyone who listens to Vysotski is cool in my book. ^^ And it looks like there are two more Russians working in that group as well. Proniknoven'ye nashe po planete teper' osobenno zametno vdaleke...

Don't know if I'll get the job, but one way or another, the interview left me in a great mood. Should know for certain by the end of the next week. In the meantime, I think I'll continue with the resumes
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