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Scratching “From Scratch”

From openings I’ve seen and interviews I’ve been to, there seems to be something of a fixation on coding things “from scratch”. It’s as if hiring managers had stumbled across a WYSIWYG one day, realized that *gasp* applicants might not have written all the code in a website themselves, and issued a dictum that all […]

Easiest $75 I never made.

Your Wife’s Webpage

Elance is getting dangerously close to Craigslist: “I’m looking for hackers who can encr

The New Poor – The Economy Shifts, Leaving Some Behind –
Record label/music PR is probably “never coming back in style”, huh?  (via gainfulunemployment)
I’m more struck by this line: “Or perhaps the paper her résumé is printed on is not nice enough” I think sending a meatspace resume at all—let alone wondering whether the dead trees on which it’s printed have been processed using the appropriate methods—is a far worse indicator for one’s re-employment than an attachment to any particular industry.

Millions of workers who have already been unemployed for months, if not years, will most likely remain that way even as the overall job market continues to improve, economists say. The occupations they worked in, and the skills they currently possess, are never coming back in style.



veraville: […] My guess is that it’s harder than ever to get into these programs because more people are realizing that becoming a banker or a lawyer doesn’t necessarily lead to the automatic 100K+ life like it used it, so why the hell not decide to be a painter or a poet?
Point of order, here—MFA grad school is about becoming an academic, not a poet. Want to be a poet? Write a fucking poem—congratulations, you’re a poet. I don’t mean to assail a life in academics, but it seems like the wrong damn thing for someone purely interested in being a poet to do. If you’re a poet who happens to love reading (shitty) beginner poetry, enjoys helping (irritating) people improve their art, and inculcating an appreciation of poetry in those same (ungrateful) young minds, by all means, pursue a degree. But if you’re the sort more concerned with the awesomeness of your own work, I suggest you find an occupation that pays the rent, rather than signing on as an indentured laborer for two years to (possibly) get a job that isn’t what you want to do, and doesn’t come close to matching the salary of less-specialized work in the private sector. You don’t believe me? Ask Wallace Stevens, Williams Carlos Williams, Archibald MacLeish, Ogden Nash, William Blake, and a host of others who pursued alternative careers in earnest and still became better poets than you’ll ever be. In many cases—Blake in particular—the real work influenced and improved their art. Poetry is for poets. Academia is for academics. Don’t get the two confused, or I expect that, three or four years hence, you may be in for a very unpleasant surprise.

Life Aquatic: veraville: … FUCK THOSE FOOLS. It seems like several people whose…

(via soxiam) Look at MEEEEEEEEEEEEE my company is cheeky.

(via soxiam) Look at MEEEEEEEEEEEEE my company is cheeky.

But I’m not going to do it. That would be foolish. (This link is broken. It was an Online Editor position at Boston Magazine.)

I am Jack’s impish desire to flirt with temptation

Company Party: 10:37 AM, Morning After

fek: There should be some kind of digital marathon clock above the elevator that just ticks away at the actual time. Our start time is 10:00 AM, and our CEO and his assistant are saying hello to everyone as they walk in. When I got here: Sales Force: 0-4. Big win for them. Interns: None. […]

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