You're replying to a comment by Peteris Krumins.

December 04, 2008, 22:11

Saying that I didn't have enough experience was just a polite, generic answer.

How much more experience do you need?

I've 6+ years of experience in like 5 companies. My CV is 2+ pages cause I can't fit it all on 1 page. I've written publications, created tools, websites, worked as whitehat, created rootkits undetectable by AVs (for pentesting), done low level Linux kernel hacking, reimplemented algorithms in assembly for speedup, worked as a sysadmin at an ISP where I converted the whole ISP from Windows to Slackware (at age of 17!), setup AS44105, IPS and IDS systems, ISDN dialup server, mail servers (and a sendmail milter spam filter in c), web servers, logging servers, implemented traffic shaping and accounting, built servers from scratch, solved client problems, did networking, routers, switches, actual network installations, created a tiny Slackware distribution that fits on 32MB flash for use on routers, created two huge projects for security companies, created a self-installing Linux distribution for one of security companies, contributed to open source projects, written automation software, written my own IRC client and IRC bots, written WinAmp plugins, scrapers, and tons more.

I just created and open sourced Picurls, Reddit River, Reddit Media, Digpicz, Reddit Top, Hacker Top, and a bunch more programs and webapps in the last 12 months.

Digpicz got 100,000+ visitors in less than 24 hours and I scaled it on a $9.95 shared hosting.

I've written articles and tutorials that get hundreds of thousands of views:

The Definitive Guide to Bash Command Line History

Working Productively in Bash (vi mode)

Working Productively in Bash (emacs mode)

Just look at all these articles and projects I've created in 2007 and 2008 alone since I stared this blog (and I've been going at it since I was a kid!)

http://www.catonmat.net/archive/2007 (2007 archive)

http://www.catonmat.net/archive/2008 (2008 archive)

My blog got over a MILLION visitors and nearly 2 million page views this year:

http://www.catonmat.net/blog/two-years-of-blogging/ (Two Years of Blogging)

Saying I didn't have enough experience is just ridiculous. It's actually super insulting if I look at it now a few weeks later. "Oh you only have worked on 200 different projects, too bad you need MORE EXPERIENCE! Work on 210 projects and then you'll have ENOUGH EXPERIENCE"

On top of that I graduated top of the class and I speak 4 languages, and I've been hugest Google's evangelist.

Before I got hired the word spread that I was interviewing for Google and I turned down all offers (some of them 1.5x google's rate): http://www.catonmat.net/blog/stop-sending-me-job-offers/

If this isn't impressive experience, then I don't know what is! Fuck this bullshit. I'm just going to build my own company soon.

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