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I've applied to Toyota Motor Group. As with every international company, I had to create my own "jobs" account and fill application form.

During application process I found these two issues:

  • there was absolutely no e-mail validation -- you can use Toyota system to abuse or spam others!
  • password to my account was sent to me in an unencrypted, plain-text e-mail.

OMFG! When I saw these two, I thought that in Toyota it is still 1993, not twenty years later! After Intel this second big, international company, out of two, which jobs-application system or procedure contains such enormous fuckups.

I can't find anything that could explain this. What is wrong? The bigger company you deal, the stupider IT team they hire or the more idiotic IT services provider they choose?

One day I found a job offer at Intel that I could apply for. So I decided to do it.

What I have found in apply form was nothing else than a pure madness and fuckup after fuckup. I though that "great Intel" will provide me with perfectly working job application system. Turned out, I was wrong. The bigger company you're dealing with the worst job application process you're about to go through.

Remember that...

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SPAM filter onboard Gmail is pretty good. Actually, I haven't got any problems with it (the same amount of false positives as in all other similar tools) up until now.

I receive a daily backup summary generated by my own server. Backup process runs every day at 3 p.m. and about half an hour later I get a summary e-mail. Since this is auto-generated message, its content is always nearly identical. Some filenames differs sometimes . It's been working for over a year. And for over a year Gmail has been accepting this e-mail without any problems and it always landed in my Inbox. Today, for the first time, I found it in my SPAM folder. Why? Gmail informed me that its content is very similar to SPAM messages.

Quite interesting. For over a year this e-mail hasn't been suspicious to Gmail at all. Of course, I have never marked such messages as SPAM manually. And all of sudden, after receiving about four hundred of them, it started to wonder if it might be SPAM.

Windows treats ZIP files like folders, you say, right?

If you still believe in such bullshit then try to:

  • open some ZIP file,
  • select some or all files,
  • press Ctrl+X to cut them,
  • navigate to some destination folder and
  • press Ctrl+V to paste copied files.

This simple operation can take hours on Windows!

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