Monday, April 27, 2015

Coretta Scott King, Forever Queen of the Movement

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Finding Unmitigated Failure{s} on Craigslist. A Full Metal Rant

So you think you'd be able to find a Microsoft Access Developer on Craigslist. And to be fair I did find several. And to be honest, none worth a damn. In response to my post seeking a developer, I was inundated with resumes, LinkedIn references, and boast of years of experience; but when it came down to the *Show and Prove, Houston, I had a problem. I found that all the submitting candidates were lames. Lames, who wanted to negotiate salary requirements and be awarded a contract based on the make believe strength of their resumes.

So why are you out-of-work developers such prima donnas? You are completely in a zero sum position to be so high and mighty. If you were in such demand you would have never seen my post on Craigslist, right? Exfuckingactly.

I can tell you right off the bat that my opinion of developers seeking work on Craigslist in Raleigh/Durham, Philadelphia, and NJ is unflattering thus far. Future post on Craigslist for a Developer will most likely read something like this:

We will not exhaust our time, nor considerable resources, negotiating salary requirements or job parameters without assessment of your skill set first. Period. We are going to send you an Access Database to update and trouble shoot for evaluation purposes. We will not discuss what we've sent you via e-mail, Skype, Google Hangouts, phone conversations, or any other method of communication until after you have completed the database update. Thank you.

 =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=[ Access Developer Wanted ]=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Small Electrical Supply startup looking for a Microsoft Access Developer to work jointly in the designing and implementation of a user friendly, detailed, comprehensive database application. The application would be required to function similarly to QuickBooks, merging aspects of inventory and purchasing, client estimates and projected sales, etc. We are looking for talent persons who can work remotely, independently, and still collaborate with us regardless of geography. If interested please reply to this post by forwarding us your resume and contact e-mail. Thank you for taking the time to read this post, looking forward to hearing from you. 

Yeah. Posted.

*Show and Prove. A simple concept whereby one who is applying for a paid position is sent a skills evaluation; in this case the evaluation was an outdated Access database e-mailed to prospective hires. Candidates were asked to make updates to said database as a means of assessment by the potential client i.e., Me. Show and Prove is an audition. Unquestionably. How am I, or anyone for that matter, suppose to know if you as a developer can do the job? Your resume and links to samples of your past work? Worthless. I need a developer to Show and Prove they're fully capable of doing the job I've got on deck.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Star Wars: Invasion Los Angeles

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Thinking #Reboot the Blog

So thinking the old blog needs a content #boost. More post. There is so much happening on a day to day basis that I really have to start letting everybody in on the fun. That's the kinda guy I am. What can I say? ~ There are no such things as crossroads. Only dead ends.

Saturday, April 4, 2015