Fake News: Bruce Dern

Hi Bryce! Thanks again for agreeing to participate in this week’s Featured Eaters.

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I could be experiencing some emotion and not be conscious of it until some time later.

Haha! Good one Bryce! Now tell us, what’s your favorite part of working at Team Lunch?

I break or spill things because of carelessness, not paying attention, or thinking of something else.

We’ve all been there, good buddy. Any thoughts on how the shifting media landscape will affect the lowly line-item employees like yourself and the rest of the development team?

I find it difficult to stay focused on what’s happening in the present.

Your official title is TechMan at Kinja. Any advice to aspiring TechMen and TechWomen?

I tend to walk quickly to get where I’m going without paying attention to what I experience along the way.

Can you tell me about a time at work where you had to solve a particularly difficult problem? What were some strategies you used in this situation?

I tend not to notice feelings of physical tension or discomfort until they really grab my attention. I forget a person’s name almost as soon as I’ve been told it for the first time. It seems I am “running on automatic,” without much awareness of what I’m doing.

Now I know you’re gonna hate this question, but gosh darnit you know I’m gonna ask it anyway! Tabs or spaces?!

I rush through activities without being really attentive to them.

Let’s talk lessons learned. If you could go back in time and change one thing about your life, what would it be?

I get so focused on the goal I want to achieve that I lose touch with what I’m doing right now to get there.

What would you say is the secret to your success?

I do jobs or tasks automatically, without being aware of what I’m doing.

Ok, now the last question, and this one is just for color. Give the folks a little bit of the real Bryce. Any hobbies that you like to pursue outside the office?

I find myself listening to someone with one ear, doing something else at the same time.

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