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Looking for Smart Software Developers

A lot of companies were looking for Drupal and WordPress consultants this week, and you know what that means: another batch of funny job ads! No, really, I’m really excited about this week’s funny job ads, and I think you’ll … Continue reading

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So THIS Is Why I Can’t Find Work

I hope you get as big a kick out of this as I did. Here are a couple of recent craigslist ads I did not reply to. I mean, yeah, there’s getting work just to make money. But then, there’s … Continue reading

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10 Things I Hate About Software Development

This blog post is intended to sabotage any chance that I’ll get a “normal” software-engineering job, because I don’t think I could ever go back to a “normal” job.

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Proof That Programming Language Trivia Is Stupid

As reported in the New York Times: When older people can no longer remember names at a cocktail party, they tend to think that their brainpower is declining. But a growing number of studies suggest that this assumption is often … Continue reading

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How DeMarco, Lister, and Cockburn Helped Me Find a Better Job (Part 2)

How DeMarco, Lister, and Cockburn Helped Me Find a Better Job (Part 2) (Part 1 was posted yesterday.) After four months of teamicide, Peopleware-style, I was ready to die. And when HR or my manager asked me, I told them … Continue reading

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How DeMarco, Lister, and Cockburn Helped Me Find a Better Job (Part 1)

Two years ago, I was enthusiastic, energized, and about to plunge into depression. I was enthusiastic and energized because I had started a new job two months before, and I was in a position where I could make choices, and … Continue reading

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Best Job in America: Software Engineer

According to MONEY Magazine and Salary.com, the best thing to be in America is a software engineer. What’s so great about being a software engineer? It’s the second-fastest growing job title. It’s a highly creative position. It involves cool, cutting-edge … Continue reading

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