Good Code and Bad Interviews
I spent a large part of the day trying to program a BLOB insertion using PHP into a MySQL database, with the express purpose of enabling me to upload and share more VBA code, and in the process I've developed a much stronger understanding of PHP.
The Nomura interview I had seemed a wash; the technical interviewer took a disliking to me before he finished sitting down, and little I could say could sway him from his negative conclusion.
Still waiting to hear the final opinion on an interview at Morgan Stanley for a project management and senior management reporting spot. Everyone except the senior person loved me, particularly the people I was supposed to work with, the same people who performed the technical interview.