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Today my Red Menace boss sent mail to some highish-ranking Sith Lords in which he referred to 'James (proven expert C developer who understands filesystem protocols well)'. I was cc'd.

I take a bit of issue with this; I would say that my area of expertise is with networking protocols, specifically HTTP and derivatives, rather than filesystems. Also, the 'expert' part is a bit uncomfortable.

Back in 1987, as an unemployed freakbag, I decided I wanted to be able to code in 'C'. Two years later, I took a summer course at U of D to get my feet wet. I really learned to code 'C' on-the-job at Burlington Coat and Timex and on a few consulting projects. I'd still never consider myself expert; 'C' is one of those things that, as they say, takes a minute to learn but a lifetime to master.

Thanks for the props, boss. I guess I can check 'C' off the list now.

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eloquentwthrage
Sep. 16th, 2005 02:18 pm (UTC)
That's cool, though. Maybe "expert" in his mind refers to your overall knowledge, the ability to figure out or find stuff you don't know off the top of your head, and whatever other intuitive strengths you have. Because, you know, a degree or specialized training means nothing.

I have a friend who has an Associates' for two years of education in one of those computer tech centers, and I know more about computers than he does, despite all his training. That's not really pertinent, but I just felt like sharing.
rabidkitten
Sep. 16th, 2005 03:02 pm (UTC)
Quote from Bxiie
"I don't just see the data- I feel the data."
rozebud
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Quote from Bxiie
Is that really a quote from bx, or was it Yoda who said that?

"Data I feel, see it not."
bxiie
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Quote from Bxiie
I've said it to several people; you have to feel how the data flows in order to really be able to help it get where it wants to go.
rozebud
Sep. 16th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Quote from Bxiie
You are so mysterious....
rozebud
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yep, take props as they are given. In his mind, you're the expert!
rozebud
Sep. 16th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, one other thing...
unemployed freakbag

*snerk!*
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