I have no idea what a purple squirrel is supposed to be, but I don't even bother to apply for jobs any more unless I know someone. Which means I don't apply for many jobs. But the alternative is to waste time.
Purple Squirrel defined at length https://speakerdeck.com/dsalo/...
How much I take the following for granted.
shelter from elements and more importantly bugs/animals/wildlife.
how hard it is to hunt with sticks, spears, traps (if you have the knowledge)
how knowledge of plants can ease the prospect of infection/pain.
how quickly your health can go down hill without clean water.
what it looks like when you don't get a proper caloric intake. They do a time lapse at the end of the show.
how fighting with your partner can make a bad scenario get worse. plus a lot more stuff I can't recall at the moment.
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Underneath a theatrical stage
2. What is the most unusual circumstance under which you have written a program?
Same place with a raccoon staring at me.
No knife, but I think I would have been less scared if had one like the 'possums in this skit . At least the knife won't have rabies
3. What is the most unusual computing platform that you wrote a program from?
The "Whole Hog" Lighting console.
4. What is the most unusual application program that you wrote?"
not an application per se but programming the lighting cycles for a penguin exhibit. Not difficult at all but the need for accuracy was vital.