• Quite (unregistered)

    The first time he called me "Bard", I'd be calling him "Dimtry".

  • hm (unregistered)

    "Brad decided it would be more efficient to dig in and fix Dmitry's code himself." TRWTF?

  • Frist! (unregistered)

    Frist comrade Vlad

  • Frist! (unregistered) in reply to Frist!

    Not so frist.

  • Gargravarr (unregistered)

    The instant the hiring manager tells you your new fellow dev is any sort of 'genius'/'guru'/'boy can he code!', that's your cue to run for the hills.

    Or make arrangements with your other half that you're going to be working til 1AM for the next few months.

  • Quite (unregistered) in reply to Frist!

    Don't you mean превый?

  • OzPeyter (unregistered)

    Out of all the stock images in all the world you had to link in a pic of Austrian vodka to illustrate a story about a Russian.

  • Piohen (unregistered)

    Very nice picture. This is Polish vodka. ;-)

  • Remy Porter (google) in reply to OzPeyter

    It's Polish Vodka, and I used it for two reasons: first, it was the best picture of a bottle of vodka on Wikimedia Commons, and second, I feel that it adds to the joke.

  • Steve_The_Cynic (nodebb) in reply to hm
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  • OzPeyter (unregistered) in reply to Remy Porter

    Yep good old Polish Vodka .. as manufactured in Vienna, Austria.

  • P (unregistered) in reply to Remy Porter

    Besides which, Dmitry isn't really Russian, that's part of the anonymisation you did. Right? :)

  • Remy Porter (google) in reply to OzPeyter

    Hey, I'm just going by what the Commons labeled it. If that's the case, it's even FUNNIER, though, so…

  • OzPeyter (unregistered) in reply to Remy Porter

    It says so right on the label. Vienna, Austria.

  • jkshapiro (nodebb)

    engineers would enter some numbers, they would be crunched, and it would output a wireframe design of what they needed to build

    Okay, this is the point where as an interaction designer I run away screaming. Now I think I get what the rest of this site is like for you coders!

    Love the punchline, by the way.

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  • Joe (unregistered)

    This is what you get with H1B's

  • Paul (unregistered)

    ..and on Monday Brad was fired because Dmitry wasn't up until midnight fixing code

  • Carl Witthoft (google) in reply to Paul

    Or he was fired because clearly Dimtri (last name Brillant) could handle the entire project on his own.

  • Jeremy Hannon (google) in reply to hm

    I have done that. We had a contractor who, while having a great history and could actually code, his code barely held together and did not really meet the requirements. It did work for the demo, but under the covers, It had huge state management issues, was hard-coded throughout to only work for the single pilot area, and was basically a mess. It wasn't that hard of a project, so even thought he had been there for weeks, we took him to the celebratory lunch on Friday. We then told him that it was good, and to take the rest of the day off - it was the last day of his contract after all. We went back to the office and pulled a long weekend doing a > 90% rewrite so that it would actually work. We were mostly successful and started rolling out the next week - sans some of the reporting that lagged a few days, but the BPs were ok with it. You could actually enter the data for more than one county into the system!

  • Don (unregistered)

    I was hoping to read that Brad tipped a handful of his favorite powerful laxative into Dmitry's drink... but sadly was disappointed.

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  • Herby (unregistered)

    The only saving grace was that in the end Dmitry confessed to being a poor programmer. Unfortunately it was the end of the project demo cycle when this was figured out.

    Don't people have tests for this kind of problem? Accepting that someone is "Guru/Rockstar/etc." on their own word is asking for a BIG WTF. Of course if someone declares that they are, run for the hills. You never get to declare that you ARE one, only others (god help us if they are "management").

  • MaxArt (unregistered)

    No, they don't have to talk about Dmitry. Dmitry is history.

    They have to talk about the WTF of a hiring process they have.

  • Vlad Patryshev (unregistered)

    Sounds suspiciously familiar. Except that I'm Vlad (and only in Japan they'd call me 'Brad'). It was in St.Petersburg. I was coming to Dmitry's house when he was calling me telling that his code is ready. It was not. So I was just sitting on a couch watching TV with Dmitry's wife, while he was fixing his masterpiece. I was lucky to know nothing about mac c.

    It lasted forever, but eventually it ended. I ran away with his wife (we are here in Bay Area now), and Dmitry ran his way separately, went to Canada, got himself a new wife and 5 kids. No, he is not writing any code; he's a manager now.

  • Primary Key (unregistered) in reply to Vlad Patryshev

    What? Running away with Dimitri's wife? WTF?

  • RobFreundlich (nodebb)

    Are we sure Dmitry's name isn't Pyotr?

  • Ulysses (unregistered)

    In Soviet Russia, code fixes you.

  • Ron Fox (google)

    Is good - is very good.

  • Polish vodka (unregistered) in reply to OzPeyter
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