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Don Spang says: I once found myself winging it in a job interview and somewhat exaggerated my technical experience in the field of mainframe computer operations. 24 years later, I'm still there. Ever had to improvise to get by? Tell us you tales of MacGyver-type genius.

(, Thu 28 Mar 2013, 12:31)
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A similar situation, I was brought into a mate's company to fix their website
Turned up and the whole thing was built in Cold Fusion (back when Macromedia were still an independent concern) so without them seeing what I was doing, I Googled "What is Cold Fusion?"

The first page I found went something like: "Why should you learn Cold Fusion? Because it's trendy, it's a buzzword and people will pay you to do it." By lunchtime I'd figured out the basics and by the end of my first day I'd made most of the changes they wanted.

I was only supposed to be there for two weeks, ended up staying for six months.
(, Thu 28 Mar 2013, 15:44, 2 replies)
cold fusion
(, Thu 28 Mar 2013, 16:01, closed)
Indeed, it's astonishing that it still exists
I was offered another Cold Fusion job again recently, thankfully now I can pick and choose my employment and turned them down flat
(, Thu 28 Mar 2013, 16:06, closed)
I think this is pretty standard.
If your brain's wired the right way you're a programmer. It does amaze me how many graduates claim 'I only learned Java'. I've always been able to do anything that has been thrown at me (sometimes just by looking at other sections of code, sometimes by getting google to do the work for me).
(, Thu 28 Mar 2013, 17:51, closed)

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