Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

17 Jul 2009, 11:34 a.m.

More Notes From The Office

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2009 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

Sure, it's usually true that a job interview is going well if the conversation goes swimmingly, with no 90-second interruptions for explanations. But not if I'm interviewing a Brit. What's a second-class degree? What's a "supervisory" in this context? And so on.

From today's IRC conversation, after I pointed people to IKEA tumbler hacking:

* sumanah kills the entire company's productivity; secretly working for [competitor]


17 Jul 2009, 12:32 p.m.

That video is sweet, but I am not sure it is about IKEA or tumblers.

20 Jul 2009, 7:53 a.m.

Brendan: Your point is fair. It does contain resourceful usage of IKEA tumblers, but that's not the most salient element, so I'd call my description playfully deceptive.

20 Jul 2009, 18:04 p.m.

I retract my assertion! It's a good hack.