This reminds me of the interview question “what happens when you type example.com into the url bar and hit enter?”
I’m not sure if that question is brilliant or terrible. I guess interviewing is hard..
I personally suspect (though I have no evidence at the moment), that it’s most effective as a fun way to get certain types of programmers to geek out about all the different levels of detail they know about all the related topics.
I doubt it performs well as a predictor of how well a person will perform at a company. I don’t recall offhand what sorts of things do predict that well, but trivia did not rank high on the list.
It’s brilliant for systems of devops roles because it’s a fantastic way to gauge technical depth.
“Offensively mundane” might be the best phrase ever written.
This was a very entertaining read.
The rant about endianess was a little silly, but definitely one of the better written and more engrossing articles I’ve read recently.
The rant about endianess was good. It is silly, and thinking about the little details from time to time can only help us get better.
I love reading this sort of writing