This month's STQE Magazine (which just came out) contains an article I wrote called "Every Crash, Everywhere" about automatically tracking software crashes which occur in the field. It's not available online but Joel on Software readers can subscribe for 15% off.
MSN quotes me: “If you have an interesting conversation about certain types of topics with a person, you can determine if [he] is the type of person you want to hire. The questions are almost a pretext to having that conversation.”
The long version: The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing.
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