Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cheif McCleland Goes Easy on Himself After Hitting a Pedestriean

Houston Police Cheif McCleland gets a 1 day suspension for hitting a pedestrian in a downtown Houston crosswalk.

Who else thinks he went easy on himself.

Must be nice to be the top only one.
I doubt he would have been so easy on the rank and file.

I have not seen anything from Anita porker.



<a href="http://m.click2houston.com/news/hpd-chief-charles-mcclelland-suspended-1-day-for-hitting-pedestrian/-/16714936/22025310/-/x1m31oz/-/index.html">Houston Police Chief Suspended for 1 day after hitting a pedestrian</a>

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Developer Interview Testing Advice Sought

So we are working on changing the way we interview developers.

At least the process we will use to test them. Previously we would have them come in, give them a requirements list and a standalone laptop and say have at it.

We want to change this as we have gone to a much more advanced architecture.
We want to be able to hand them partial pieces both working and broken as well as needs to be implemented and ask them to complete the project. What advice or resources would you look to for guidance on getting started with setting up this kind of test. We are looking to give them a fair amount of time 4-5 hours and are not looking for complete but quality of work.


What are your thoughts.

Hearing

WHAT?!?!? 
I CAN'T HEAR YOU.
TALK LOUDER SONNY!!



So I pulled a stupid and had myself an ND into a clearing barrel at a local range. Said barrel is indoors. My ears rang for 3 days and for a week if my girls raised the volume of their voices in excitement all i heard was tone and it hurt. This has since cleared up. I made a trip Monday to the audiologist to see what damage I did. The good news is that there was no significant damage but I did damage the upper end and I will see the effects later in life. The bad news is I now have test results that the wife can use to say see you hear just fine. Another part of my trip was to get fitted for a set of custom plugs. While it would not have helped the situation that occurred good ear pro is always a good idea.

The put me in a giant padded soundproof box that looks like a giant safe. Put some form of headphone things in my ears and tested me. The cool thing is that a good number of the people that work there shoot in some fashion or another so they understand the needs. 

This time I ordered the solid plugs but I may be going back for a ported set. I will let you know after I get them what I think. I doubt I will be spending the 400-600 on a pair of electronics with embeded hearing aids but we will see.


As for the ND. Always make sure you drop the mag before you clear the gun and focus on clearing not answering the guy asking you questions. IF you get distracted. Start over and make sure you're clear.

The consolation prize I received was the story of the ladies husbands ND which sent him to the E.R. after trying to un-jam a handgun in the cab of his truck at a range and strummed a round off through his leg.