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Dmitry Melnik

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Recent posts by Dmitry Melnik

Arjun: Joining Yoga class is the best way.

I have done that already I like doing yoga, do not like my instructor though. Any opinions on how to choose instructors?
12 years ago
Talking about yoga: What is a good way to start?
12 years ago
I use these cards for calls to Russia. Their "Clear & Clean International Phone Card" in particular.
12 years ago
consider the structure of one single method that somehow has managed to grow to 64 kilobytes in size.
what is it doing, that can't be abstracted into some kind of loop?

I ran into the same problem when my class had no methods at all. It had pretty a large static array of Strings though...

really, it's not so much that "64K should be enough for anybody"; it's more that "programs must be written for
people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute".

Sometimes, Java code is being generated by another program. Are you sure people wanna read it?

i've no idea how i would go about reading, getting my head around, and arriving at some understanding of, a single
method that would likely take up something like 25 printed pages just to get a hardcopy of.

Think about upgrading your brain

i'm not sure i would want to work with a programmer who could;

Sigh... It's a typical cultural clash

such a person might start making assumptions that everyone else can, too.

You too have made quite a few assumptions here, have you not?
12 years ago
How about searching the registry?
12 years ago
Heck, I am even willing to go through JNI to some native DLL -- that the task manager is using.

If so, get familiar with this set of functions. It's a part of Win32 API
[ March 23, 2005: Message edited by: Dmitry Melnik ]
12 years ago
If you did freelancing in US while on H-1B, it would technically violate your status. Otherwise -- no problem, it's your time...
13 years ago
Can anybody please tell me the difference between a web-crawler and a search engine. What I know is web-cralwer is a program that scans some web pages, follows the hyperlinks of the page and creates some index files related to the searched ones. But this is what a search engine too does .

You're right, search engine does it too.

I would tell that a search engine uses a crawler to build indexes. Or perhaps has it's own crawler-component.

The difference is that a search engine as well does many other things, which a crawler does not do. Like maintaining indexes, ranking, accepting search requests, running searches, sending out search results, you know...
13 years ago
And what is passing criteria for the beta?
currently TimeZOne.getAvailableZones() will not get all of them

What makes you think so?

i am getting timeZone as Asia/Colombo

...and what's wrong with that?
[ February 22, 2005: Message edited by: Dmitry Melnik ]
13 years ago
I would go for a USB flash drive with no knife. Here are few examples

There is no such thing as "too much memory", I belive
[ January 13, 2005: Message edited by: Dmitry Melnik ]
13 years ago
I was probably violating her privacy. And I am not sure where to draw the line.

That's right. There is no need to dump private stuff on a public forum. My idea was to help you to find things which do or can bring her up, and keep her there. If you know the answers -- you can use them to her benefits. You do not have to limit your interactions to conversations only. Sitting silently for hours is not quite effective IMHO. I would try to get her involved in any kind of activity or conversation which she is comfortable doing or talking about, which she can do with great confidence (or even pleasure and joy, if she can). Arguing IMHO is Ok also, you can argue in a way which would help building her self-confidence Let her escalate and push.

Lets say right now, if she manages to get a job, she will mostly be on the path to becoming alright

Agreed. And I think it would be better if she were confident in handling job-related interactions with other people. It matters for her recovery, how friendly or competitive the environment would be at the new job. IMHO having a job in hostile environment may harm her. So, pick jobs wisely

And for her to get a job, I need to get her to speak well, speak with a positive note, speak confidently,

As a training I'd ask her to tell about her job experience or project she is most proud of. Or about the kind of job she enjoys the most, about successfull projects, etc. If she has confidence and positivity (and she does) she'll sound confident and positive.
13 years ago