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Ask Slashdot: Re-Entering the Job Market As a Software Engineer?

jakethesnake easy peasy (435 comments)

In the NY area, provided you'd settle for a job in the 90-120k band, there's shortage of capable developers -especially with good communications skills. Don't mention your age on your resume and play up your ability to work as a team player. Seriously.

more than 2 years ago
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Tizen, webOS, & the Future of Mobile Open Source

jakethesnake Re:RIP webOS (94 comments)

In a vacuum, the webOS features we love are superior to those of iOS and Android. Those developers, though, concentrated on bigger picture issues such as API's, battery life and the holistic ecosystem that makes their platforms flourish. In time, the best features of webOS will make their way into the other OS's. Case in point: iOS and Android now have decent notification systems, which WebOS pioneered.

more than 2 years ago
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Tizen, webOS, & the Future of Mobile Open Source

jakethesnake RIP webOS (94 comments)

I love WebOS as much as anyone, even on my sh*tty Pixi phone, but it will take a miracle for any resurrection to come out of the open source movement. Better to take the best parts of webOS (synergy/contact management and the SDK) and slipstream them into an OS that manufacturers support.

more than 2 years ago
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5 Novels

jakethesnake alan mendelsohn (43 comments)

As a boy (15 or so years ago) I found Alan Mendelsohn on a table of street vendor goods and fell in love with that book. I used to reread it every 6 months or so, just to reaclimmatemyself to Pinkwater's twisted sense of humor and irony. I enjoyed the fact that the book doesn't pander to its audience. A good read for any teen. (Wish I still had my dog-eared copy but, alas, I lent it out and never saw it again when I was in high school)

about 15 years ago

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