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The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-12-31 10:29
  Subject:   I took their jerbs! (/South Park)

Barring something extraordinary, I am about 90% certain that I will be employed within a week.

It won't be a ton of money, they're saying $[censored]/yr. But in a down economy you take what you can get. Intangible compensations are that the work itself seems interesting, they specifically told me they want to trash all their old code and rewrite from the bottom up, the environment is by all accounts pretty laid-back, and the stuff they produce ranks high on the "social good" scale. Also this will get a solid Java job on my resume, so people won't be able to claim that I don't have any Java experience any more. Oh, and it's close enough that I can ride my bike (or maybe even walk) to the office.

More details after the offer letter has been signed, delivered and accepted.
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Willow: Happy Willow
  User: willow_red
  Date: 2009-01-01 00:51 (UTC)
  Subject:   (no subject)
Keyword:Happy Willow
Congrats! Starting off the new year with a new job is a great thing, particularly in this economy.
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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2009-01-01 01:25 (UTC)
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Pretty much pure luck I found this when I did.

It was Vanessa who put me in contact with them, I owe her dinner somewhere nice...
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  User: (Anonymous)
  Date: 2009-01-04 13:46 (UTC)
  Subject:   So the stars have aligned!
It's about time they hired you.
We've only been telling them about ya for 3 years now.

Sorry about the *low* pay, that will change once they get their code working.
But I'm most happy to hear that a competent, well spoken programmer has finally joined our ranks. The previous guys struggled with communicating issues due to their heavy accents (and the bosses deafness) which made things awkward. :-(

And now you'll be forced to help me make that flash/java game I've been hassling you about!

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Ben Cantrick
  User: mackys
  Date: 2009-01-05 02:42 (UTC)
  Subject:   Re: So the stars have aligned!
And now you'll be forced to help me make that flash/java game I've been hassling you about!

And after that, XNA!
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