October 1st, 2004


More Presidential Debate stuff

Akiko linked a great article/commentar about the debate from Plastic. I will quote the wonderful (and in my opinion highly accurate) "transcription" below.

One of my favorite bits that it reminded me of was (and obviously paraphrasing a bit)

Kerry: "We need a president who knows how to pull our allies together. This president hasn't even held the statesmen-like summits that pull people together."
Bush: "Well Japan is going to have a summit. And there's going to be an Arab summit, Collin Powel helped with that one." (perhaps Collin Powel should be the president then?)
Kerry: "When we went in there were three countries: Great Britain, Australia and the United States. That's not a grand coalition. We can do better."
Bush: (with a stupid "ha, ha, i caught you" tone of voice) "Well, actually, he forgot Poland."

However even better was:

Kerry asks if Saddam is more important than bin Laden sicne we've got so many more troops in Iraq than Afghanistan.
The organizer guy (direct quote:) "What about Senator Kerry's point, the comparison he drew between the priorities of going after Osama bin Laden and going after Saddam Hussein?"
Bush (direct quote:) "Jim, we've got the capability of doing both.
...(about 15 seconds of rambling)...
Of course we're after Saddam Hussein -- I mean bin Laden."

But anyways, the "transcript" from Plastic:

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Job stuff

I poked at the recruiter at about 2 asking him if and when the interview was going to happen, and he emailed back at 2:30 to say he was talking to them about it at the moment and would let me know once it had been decided. I figured that meant it was pretty unlikely that the interview would be today, so i went to have lunch with kialyn. However just as i got of the car after getting back my cell phone went off and it was the recruiter asking if i could do the interview today. I said yes, and about five or ten minutes later the producer called me up.

It seemed to go okay, at least he claimed he was passing me onto the president/tech director to see if they wanted to interview me. However he did warn me that they have a strict interview process and i'd probably have to take lots of CS tests. Given how i've been doing on the other CS tests i've been taking lately that probably means i won't get an offer =/ I really suck at that formalized testing of knowledge thing.

No idea if and when the second interview will be, or if it will be phone or walk in. Apparently they hadn't read my resume very well and hadn't realized i was actually local when they scheduled the first phone interview :)
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Moral Dilema


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I can't see any good and moral way out of this. I think i may just have to not talk to The Collective at all, but it feels really stupid to turn down a job possibility without even talking to them about it at all, and i'm really pissed at the second recruiters, no matter what i end up doing.
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