How IT workers get conned out of an honest wage through secrecy
I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors: the perfect go-away email.
A friend recently asked me to pass along information about a job opening for a project manager position at a local tech company. It’s a vendor position, meaning that an agency would hire you full time, then loan you out to a tech company, such as Microsoft, Amazon, and Google, to work for them on-site. […]
The Best Way To Deal With Piracy
Stop feeling bad for telling people that they’re wasting your time. I don’t mean Radical Honesty; that’s a great concept, but not very helpful in business and technology. Instead, when people email you with a request for your time, and aren’t capable of clearly articulating why they want to talk to you in person or […]
SDCC Just Didn’t Think About The Ladies This Time.
I have personally uploaded my technical interviews DVD and booklet to help women prepare for technical interviews here, at Demonoid. I’d rather have people listen than not, and I realized that when it comes to piracy, there are two possible outcomes: either my video is pirated because someone likes it, or no one pirates it […]
The ‘Just’ Syndrome
I normally never critique a company for not hiring female devs or DBAs; I tend to think it’s the responsibility of women to be good enough to deserve employment. This time, however, I think it’s quite appropriate for a system that seriously screwed with women who have two last names after marriage. I’ll start by […]
“Murder” or “Theft”?
There’s a tendency among those who don’t work with computers in any real capacity to fail to understand the complexity of the work we do. I encapsulate that concept in the phrase: the ‘just’ syndrome.’ “Can’t you just…” “I don’t see why you can’t just…” “But if you just…” “All you have to to is […]
Google Wave, Google Wave–wherefore art thou gone?
Hello! This is my first post over here, so hopefully you all will be kind, and allow me to run my legal mouth off just a touch. ^.^ In honor of the Hallmark Holiday that is the fourteenth of February, I thought I’d revisit an oldie but goodie from the annals of “Seriously? It’s just […]
My take on the Twilight phenomenon.
Google Docs Gets A Dose Of Gmail Features At least Google Docs is getting some love and integration with more useful features. Given the inherent nature of shared documents, and now that Google Wave has waved bye-bye, we all need a document collaboration tool that is more efficient than attaching text to emails and losing […]
Wikipedia and Virtual Feudalism
Enjoy. This is a mashup of various images I picked up on teh webz.
How to hack a hard drive in almost any OS.
I’m tired of having my edits on Wikipedia immediately rolled back without so much as a by-your-leave. The purpose is so that those who have set themselves up as monitors on a range of pages within their area of expertise can read and review my changes to approve them before permitting them on the page. […]
Most of you know that it’s simple to get around the password-protection in almost any OS. I startled the heck out of my brother two days ago when I popped a Meerkat disk into his machine, booted up, mounted his data partition, and pwned his WoW folder, all without breaking a sweat or needing any […]