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(a little Offtopic) - Mock Exam Enigma: why Dan's exams can be considered colorful?

bengt hammarlund
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I got a question/enigma for you guys:
Mock Exam Enigma: why Dan's exams can be considered colorful?
The answer? I'll put it tomorrow if none of you crack my tiny enigma! =]


<b><i>Bengt Hammarlund</i><br />� Sun Certified Java Programmer</b>
Marlene Miller
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Bengt. I don�t know the answer to your puzzle. But we all know that Dan names some of his classes not only the familiar colors of Red, Blue, Green and Yellow, but also some unusual colors such as Chartreuse, Teal and Sienna. I wondered if he or someone in his family was a painter. One day I wrote to Dan and told him his mock exams reminded me of Lands' End polo shirt advertisements.
[ October 29, 2003: Message edited by: Marlene Miller ]
bengt hammarlund
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CONGRATULATIONS Marlene!
You got it! =D
I was doing some of his mocks and... I noticed that most of the questions classes are named after colors. Then I though: "what a colorful mock exam!".
By the way, his exams are really tough. Some I get 81%, some 60%. I don't know... some questions seems a little out of the scope of the 1.4 SCJP exam, in my opinion.
PS.: Marlene, I just went to prometric site and scheduled my exam to November 1st, next Saturday! I think you're very anxious about it, so as soon as I get home after it I'll write my thoughs about it ok?
PS.: I'm from Brazil so don't mind my english spelling!
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Marlene Miller
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You're from Brazil! Your English is Great. I would never have guessed that English was not your first language.
Maybe people from Brazil do not know about Lands' End - so perhaps you missed the humor. Lands' End is a popular mail-order catalog from Wisconsin. They sell knit polo shirts in a rainbow of colors.
Yes, Dan's questions are difficult. I told Dan his exams are more important than the real exam. They really help to teach us the concepts.
I wish you the best on your exam. We will be interested in hearing about your experience.
[ October 29, 2003: Message edited by: Marlene Miller ]
bengt hammarlund
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I'm from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro! The land most (60%) people get less then U$100 A MONTH for 8 hours A DAY of hard work. Yet they call Rio "the wonderful city".
I know that money is not all, but you have to agree that $100 a month sucks. If I am lucky to get a J2EE enterprise job here maybe (I said MAYBE) I get U$500 a month and maybe up to U$1500 a month after like 20 years of experience.
I have family in Canada, so I'm thinking about moving to there as soon as I have something to offer (some years of experience). But I've done some research and jobs like this are not easy to get in Canada.
Sorry about this offtopic stuff, but we're at day 30 of the month and since day 20 I'm eating half I would eat normaly so I could afford the voucher.
Lands' End... I really missed the point last time. Now I got it. Let's say Dan's exams are the Benneton kind of exams... =] (remember United Colors of Benneton?)
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Marlene Miller
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Hi Bengt. I am glad you told us about your life in Brazil. It breaks my heart. I hope you will someday be able to support yourself and your family with a good job programming in Java.
Andres Gonzalez
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Originally posted by Marlene Miller:
Hi Bengt. I am glad you told us about your life in Brazil. It breaks my heart. I hope you will someday be able to support yourself and your family with a good job programming in Java.

what will we do without Marlene here?
Keep it up bengt, you've got the most amazing girls in brazil, that's enough for me


I'm not going to be a Rock Star. I'm going to be a LEGEND! --Freddie Mercury
bengt hammarlund
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Hi guys. Don�t worry about me, here in Brazil I got a big family and I�m shure I�m gonna support my family in a decent way. =[]
Besides, food here is really cheap (I spend like 5 US dollars tops for a good lunch).
About girls, I really don�t mind much about them since I got mine for two years now. Her name is Fabia and she�s a great girlfriend!
Good luck to us all!
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