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Civility in critiquing the ideas of others is no vice. Rudeness in defending your own ideas is no virtue.


Tue 18 Oct 2005, 07:31 PM
*title in the Business Section of the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Monday.

Well, all I can say is, I should bloody well hope so.  Would you want to work for an employer so clueless that they did not take advantage of what information they could dig up on a person who was interested in joining their team?  I certainly wouldn't.  

But I do feel badly about one thing.  While I doubt I am ever going to have to worry about a "future employer", if I do, I feel badly for any poor soul who has to wade through the reams of posts, multitudes of random musings and countless inane response to other people's blogs and websites.  How exactly are you going to dig up dirt amongst the prolix prose.

So, as a service to future employers, I hereby present a short list of the stuff you are looking for:

1) Evidence that I am politically liberalHere I dispute the Republican's integrity, here I make fun of George Bush, here I suggest that the election system could be rigged, and here I say positive glowing things about John Kerry.  That that is just on my business blog.  Go troll through the responses on DailyKOS or read the editorial pages of the Chicago, LA or San Jose newpapers for editor letters.

2) Evidence that I am self aggrandizing and self-promotional: Just search the Gold forum for Midas.  It'll make you cringe

3) Evidence that I am overly obsessed with sexual inuendo:  Take a look at the Mike Midas and Crystal Coex stories.  Need I say more?  Oh yeah, and I read vowe.net, even the posts marked Beautiful.

4) Evidence that I am a slackerHere I describe my laziness about math, and here I start on a project and just never go forward with it, even a year later.

5) Evidence that I say horrible things about people my daughter is dating friends withHere I put down his taste in PB&J and here I put down his tipping technique.

6) Evidence that I am cruel and heartless to my children, even aside from #5: Here and here I discuss my daughter's (lack of) food sense. 

I could go on and on, but I hope that any potential employer has gotten the message by now.  This concludes our public service announcement.

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Tue 18 Oct 2005, 09:58 AM
One of our latest CoexEdit development efforts, at the request of a potential customer, but also a logical next step, is to add the ability to attach files from the web at the point where they are desired, the way the Notes client does.  Attachments added through the Notes client are handled properly now, and there are kludgy ways of doing this through a file upload on the form, but it seems to me that someone on the web should be able to attach files where they want in the rich text, and attach as many files as they want.  We are doing this first with FCKEditor, but will certainly add support in EditLive and elsewhere as time permits and demand is demonstrated.  Our only problem now is that backend attachments still cannot include the text of the filenamed as part of the image, but instead show a generic file attachment icon and text filename, both of which are part of the file hotspot.  Not ideal, but the best I can do right now.

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