I know it's bragging, but I'm sorry - I really couldn't resist. It's been a very long time.
Care to explain for the rest of us? So far I can come up with the following explanations:
<li>You have finally upgraded to Vista
<li>Someone has retired and you get their alias hoping to reduce spam
<li>You have written a dialog similar to profile lookup in Outlook
<li>You now have a title of Principal Software Development Engineer (although Microsoft is advertising for a lot of those)
<li>You have credentials for education (another interpretation of SDE)
<li>You managed to get the government to remove your middle name/initial
Congratulations Larry! It is well deserved!
Wow. Congratumalations are in order!
Congratulations, well deserved! :)
(I'm going to take a guess regarding the alias: "loster".)
OK, so for those of us that don't know you so well... Why is this exciting? The "PRINCIPAL SDE" part? Which translates to...?
I presume the bragging is the "Principal SDE" part, eh? Promotion? Congratulations, Larry!
Barry got it (not that it was a puzzle - I was intentionally obscure). It's been about 20 years since I was last promoted, so it's been a while. On Friday my title was "Senior SDE".
What ballpark % of people are Principals?
Larry- what is a Principal SDE? Is this a Level 68+ SDE?
You just can't hide it.. you know, you know, you know you want to..
Holy cow! I thought it was difficult to get a promotion at my company. I hope I don't have to wait twenty years!
congratulations!... and what does that mean now that you are "principal SDE"?
Actually it's LaOs. (Not really.)
by the way in my company we get promotions in around 3 years. Sad thing is there will hardly any difference in our before and after salary. They increase the % of some thing call variable pay which is always paid <100%. But, yes our title changes every three years.