day job gripe 

I can't believe I'm explaining to a newbie at my day job how to adjust their laptop's firewall so they can run MySQL on Windows.

You'd think CS grads would come out of college knowing how how to look shit up on StackOverflow at the bare minimum.

@starbreaker Why would they, formal education systems often forbid use of third-party knowledge bases, sometimes for good reasons. Especially on Stack Overflow, you need to know how to accurately pick the correct answer for your own issue. Not against a Stack Overflow class, that said.

@hypolite They might forbid, but I see no reason to comply, especially if you can disobey arbitrary restrictions while maintaining plausible deniability.


@starbreaker @hypolite I know the pain, I met a guy interviewing for a sysadmin position who didn't know what Linux was. He was A+ certified and had a bachelor's degree.

The schools just sell degrees now. If you make attendance (that's a wholy separate, rant capable, topic) they give you a degree and a couple dozen grand debt.

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