Introspection - March 2014

I've had two job interviews (well four really since each came with a second round) and have yet to hear back from any of them. Which I'm fine with; too much other stuff is going on, what with me trying to wrap this thesis up not to mention just the general drudgery of college courses.

Fun fact time. At my first interview, he asked me about my software development skills: "On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being amazing, where do you see yourself?" I thought for a minute and then said "Um, a 6 or a 7." And then I added "...if you view it as a logarithmic scale." I'm sure that level of nerdery single-handedly caused me to be selected for that second round.


  • Non-Stop - I went into this knowning not a lot about the film other than Liam Neeson was being Liam Neeson on an airplane so I was thrilled to discover that it also featured Corey Stoll and Michelle Dockery. Such a nice surprise. The ending didn't seem that thought out though so that was a bit of a bummer.
  • How to Train Your Dragon - There's only one reason why I didn't see How to Train Your Dragon before now, and it's a sad one: I thought that since it was Dreamworks it wouldn't be that good. Man I was wrong. I've already got HtTYD2 on my calendar.


  • I've been listening to The Everything Store on Audible. It's about Jeff Bezos and, and it's absolutely fascinating. If you're into Amazon or Bezos or marketing or technology companies, you should buy this. I'm seriously considering giving a copy to my marketing professor at the end of the semester.