I have joined the Hidden Network – a job board that uses blogs as its advertising medium. If you visit this site via RSS, come by once in a while and check it out.
- The jobs are all tech-focused
- They appear to be geographically filtered to be in your area
- The concept seemed so sound that I had my company’s HR use the service to post our existing openings
Thanks to Alex for putting this together.
At the risk of starting a resonance cascade, I feel obliged to comment on Reg’s followup to my followup to his article discussing Blub. I think he’s right – there are certainly people who seem to use the same language for everything, and they are probably programming in Blub.
And since I can’t do hardly anything without using humor, I will post these in classic Jeff Foxworthy style:
- If you always find a reason to use Java, even when you just need to write a command-line text file parsing program, you might be a Blub programmer
- If you own 14 books with the words ‘C#’ in the title, one with ‘Visual Basic’, and no others – you might be a Blub programmer
- If you feel angered when you find out that Bruce Eckel has written a book, and it isn’t about your favorite language, you might be a Blub programmer
- If you say things like ‘XYZ is just a programming language for propeller-heads back at University’, you might be a (Canadian/Australian) Blub programmer
- If you find yourself dropping contracts or switching departments because XYZ is going to be piloted, you might be a Blub programmer
- If the extent of your language debate consists of “Which should we use? J2EE 1.3 or J2EE 1.4?” – you might be a Blub programmer
- If your boss comes to you and says “Which conference are you going to?” and your answer is “Which PHP conference is in Las Vegas this year?” – you might be a Blub programmer
- If you haven’t made an effort to learn any new programming languages this year – you might be a Blub programmer
- If your wife says “Can you set me up with a webpage” and you wince at the cost of all that dedicated hardware to host the database, the app server and the redundant web servers, you might be a Blub programmer (or a Blub architect)
- If you read The Daily WTF, and you don’t find it funny, you might be a Blub programmer
- If you attempt to end language arguments by saying “Ah, but according to this study, Visual Foxpro has the best benchmark performance”, you might be a Blub programmer
- If someone drops a Smalltalk book on your desk, and you start to shiver uncontrollably, your eyes rolling back in your head as strange gutteral voices shout from your throat ‘Never! I shall never release his soul!’ – you might be a Blub programmer