Computer Games, Games

Gamer Intelligence Fail

 

A popup telling you that the Last Name textfield should contain your last name

A popup telling you that the Last Name textfield should contain your last name

 O Rly?

Warhammer: Age of Reckoning. There’s a lot more where this came from… EA are truly teh suck as are Mythic the developers.

A Flash application to register that gives you the most insane popups and then fails to complete the registration process because it cannot connect to its database. What do you think the error message is?

OMG, you’re right! “Please check your internet connection”.

If I’m not connected to the internet then how am I filling out your form?!

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Programming, ThoughtWorks

ThoughtWorks Code Assignments

When you enter the ThoughtWorks recruitment process you are asked to code a solution to one of three problems.

Googling for the answer is clever in the sense they can be hard. It is also really stupid in that the code will be reviewed by at least two people who if they decide that your application will be taken forward will interview about your code and why you have chosen to implement your solution in the way you have.

You won’t be able to tell them that the code is the way it is because you copied it off someone else! So, write it yourself! The feedback you get will be more all the more useful if you code things in your own way. Otherwise the feedback will be relevant only to the person who wrote the code.

One piece of help I can give is that there are no trick questions or mistakes in the assignment paper. If you think you have found an error in the problem statement you have probably misunderstood the problem.

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