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Comment question about your first internship (Score -1, Redundant) 410

per wikipedia you were given an internship at Cramer, Berkowitz, and Company at the age of 17 in order to receive a high school diploma after dropping out. My assumption is this internship was pretty boring only existing to get credits for graduation. However, it appears this internship is what kick started your career in trading. Did you drop out in order to get the internship as a shortcut to a career on Wall St. knowing a diploma would follow with it?

Comment Salesforce is an Oracle customer (Score 2) 32

Salesforce's backend is Oracle, I wonder how that relationship works out. I bet Salesforce is one of their larger accounts, it must be awkward at times "thanks for all the license fees but, yeah, we're going to compete with you in the CRM and PAAS space". Salesforce is very very wide and deep, they've grown so far beyond where they started, I'd say they're more of an ERM and process automation tool than a sales tool these days.

Comment very simple these days (Score 1) 326

in the late 90s I had very elaborate setups and multiple computers but these days things are much simpler. I have a MBP with a fast external harddrive for timemachine backups, a github and bitbucket account, and about a dozen servers at linode. I guess I should also include by Samsung S5 Active since it has JuiceSSH on it and I use it for taking care of the linodes when I'm out and about without my laptop.

Comment Architects (Score 1) 72

Strange, but in college I hung out with more architecture majors than fellow comp/sci folks (their parties were better). Her work is pretty freaking awesome even if I'm not knowledgeable enough to understand it the way an architect would. ...that's sort of the hallmark of a great architect I suppose.

I worked in a couple architecture firms too while in college, I feel bad for kids coming out of architecture school. They're pretty much taught/told to be the next great architect then get out in the real world are are stuck designing Taco Bells and stuff. In Comp/Sci all you need is a laptop, inet connection, and a compiler to do great things but in Architecture, you have to deal in meatspace.

Comment Re:Fuck the SFPD (Score 1) 464

you guys expect jail to be like going to the dr office and sitting in the waiting room. It's jail, there's no customer service in jail, no one smiles at you in jail, no one wants to chat with you, no one really gives a fuck because it's jail.

I got picked up by a state trooper with a warrant I had forgot about (old traffic tickets) and was taken to Denton county jail. I sat in holding ( the drunk tank ) for about 10 hours before i was processed and could see a judge, once i paid my fines I was then released.. to the parking lot at about 3am, my car had been towed to a place across town and I only had my two feet to get there ( this was before i had a cell phone ). Jail is not a pleasant experience, stay out of it.

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