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The expansions of the past year have left us in need of some extra help. If you or someone you know would be interested in working at freshmeat, please read this article.

It's been a busy year at freshmeat. In addition to our traditional offerings, we're now including information about themes and Mac OS X projects. The extra burden has stretched our staff unacceptably thin, and we need reinforcements.

We need to fill 10 new Editor positions. These will be our usual fulltime positions with starting salaries of $65,000/year. In addition to the standard health benefits, basic laptop computers and Internet access will be provided. Also, as most of you know, scoop has extensive training in both Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques, and will be available for personal sessions during all working hours.

Applicants should have a reasonable knowledge of Unix software and good written English skills. A programming or sysadmin background is useful, but not necessary.

As usual, since these employees will be serving the freshmeat community, the community will help with their selection. If you wish to offer yourself for consideration, please go to #freshmeat on irc.freshmeat.net, give a brief resumé and explanation of why you feel you should be chosen, and answer any questions that are asked of you. Anyone interested in taking part in the selection process should join us there. A log of the discussion will be kept, and a vote will be taken at the end of the day.

If you have any questions, please ask in the channel. Thanks.

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01 Apr 2003 00:45 fuller

Social Club Membership
Membership in the Freshmeat Editors Social Club is an employment benefit that candidates should not overlook. Membership is free for all Editors and Sub-Editors, and involves at least two social events monthly and one annual trip abroad.

Social events this month include one evening at the IEEE Book Fest, and one evening of distributed 10 pin bowling.

This year's earlier planned trip to the Baghdad market has been cancelled, but the committee is open to other suggetions for the annual trip abroad.

So if you are a social animal as well as a great Editor, get your application in ASAP!!!

01 Apr 2003 00:48 MalTheElder

sputter choke gasp . . .
That's a damn cruel joke to play on a man who's been looking for work for the last eight weeks! A good one, though.

Now if you'd posted that Shrub passed a literacy test, I would have known automagically that we'd passed midnight.

Have a nice war,

Mal

01 Apr 2003 01:35 screwed_up

You should be proud of this
The economy turns down and the tech sector generally blows to hell. The US heads to war which doesn't really make things any better. In general, there's a sense of volatility that puts people on an unusual edge. So why not screw with them and offer some work.

This is a lose/lose situation, and I have to say it's rather disgusting either way. If this is a true attempt at a staff expansion, you have picked the single poorest day of the year for it to take place. And this would not have skipped your minds, so it's akwardness would have been known beforehand. If this is an April fools joke, it's praying on the hopes of work of many people at a time that's in extreme poor taste. It takes advantage of peoples weaknesses, asking them to display their life story in a public channel for anyone to watch. Yes, it's voluntary, but they're being baited.

Laugh it off. And remind me not to list any future projects here.

01 Apr 2003 01:50 JanneM2

ROFL!
That was one of the better ones today! Sort-of-believable on the surface, but obviously a hoax on closer reading. Add a Feng-Shui-analyzed parking space for the complimentary Porsche and I'm in. :)

And for the ctitics: I am unemployed as well, and I have not found it to impair my sense of humour.

01 Apr 2003 02:15 CyCOtiC

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

> That's a damn cruel joke to play on a
> man who's been looking for work for the
> last eight weeks! A good one, though.
>

Hmmm Start worrying when it has been since December.
I have been given my DCM (Don't Come Monday)
on December the 13th 2002, still I am not working due to
the stinking economy Which I'd like to thank George
Wanker Bush for. I don't think this April fools
joke is that bad. Get a thicker skin.

> Now if you'd posted that Shrub passed a
> literacy test, I would have known
> automagically that we'd passed
> midnight.
>
> Have a nice war,
> Mal
>

01 Apr 2003 02:54 bofn

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .
How about having been out looking for 6 months
Had to leave my job because my boss tried to force me into very dirty dealings.
Now i can't get a job mostly because i'm ''over qualified'' they say.
Thats what years of hard work and lots of spare time learning gets you....

i say that every 1st of the month should be practical joke day!
people are to focused on rules, regulations and lazy habbits, and scared of taking responsability for their own actions. ;-P

there have been a few really good april-1 jokes this year :-))
but also a lot of negative reactions to them
people.. lighten up ! and do more that sit on your *ss complaining about the state of the world.

may those IT managers be happy with their MCSE monkeys, this infosec specialist is of working as support staff for a holiday resort, hello surf ! here i come :)

>
> % That's a damn cruel joke to play on a
> % man who's been looking for work for
> the
> % last eight weeks! A good one,
> though.
> %
>
> Hmmm Start worrying when it has been
> since December.
> I have been given my DCM (Don't Come
> Monday)
> on December the 13th 2002, still I am
> not working due to
> the stinking economy Which I'd like to
> thank George
> Wanker Bush for. I don't think this
> April fools
> joke is that bad. Get a thicker skin.
>
> % Now if you'd posted that Shrub passed
> a
> % literacy test, I would have known
> % automagically that we'd passed
> % midnight.
> %
> % Have a nice war,
> % Mal
> %
>
>
>

01 Apr 2003 03:12 bofn

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .
who would guessed that english isn't my first lingo get a free line of C++ code..

good night overcrowded world, its bed time on this side of the globe :)

01 Apr 2003 03:16 Avatar swede

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

> not working due to
> the stinking economy Which I'd like to
> thank George
> Wanker Bush for. I don't think this

Try looking for work at Lockheed Martin or someone else in their business - I'm sure they're hireing... all thanx to G. Bush.

01 Apr 2003 03:21 opless

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

> How about having been out looking for 6
> months

Been redundant for over 12, started own business, getting to the breakeven point with no funding apart from my own.

Though I've noticed a big downturn over the past month, it's nice to point at the "war" and blame that, but to be honest it's year end for many companies so they're all busy fiddling their budgets for the next year.

01 Apr 2003 03:25 opless

Re: Social Club Membership

> This year's earlier planned trip to the
> Baghdad market has been cancelled, but
> the committee is open to other
> suggestions for the annual trip abroad.

How about Hong Kong ?

01 Apr 2003 03:26 softweb

WOW... Lighten UP... I got the Job
WOW... Its only a April Fools joke... Like the one PHP is playing make a page called info.php with this in it

<?php
phpinfo();
?>

Or goto webmail.softweb.ca/inf... and look at the fries hanging out of the programmers noise.. or mouth..

Have a Happy April Fools Day everyone

Regards

SoftWeb

01 Apr 2003 05:08 sibn

Re: You should be proud of this
Well, there's always gonna be somebody whose mission in life is to wander around the internet on April F'in Fools day bitching about the April Fool's jokes. Hey, I don't like it either, but for me, it's a matter of functionality, not bitterness.

I'm unemployed (have been since just before Chrismas; good time to lose my job, eh?), but even I thought this was pretty damned funny.

Fine, whatever. Don't list your projects here. Apparently your fragile psyche is more valuable to you than having lots of people helping to make your software better (however indirectly).

Parting words: GET A LIFE. the world is a tough place, and it doesn't stop for anybody. EVER. More information (everything2.com) (everything2.com/index....). Life is hard. You deal with it, or you go see a shrink and blame your whole life on anybody but yourself.

01 Apr 2003 06:04 mungkie

hate filled underhanded business practices
You mother fukcers..
I've had enough of your underhand methods but this takes the cake. Not satified with trying to make my company look bad, flood my servers with spam, and infiltrate my development sites, you now try to lure away my best developers with outrageous job offers that you know I can never match. I order to keep my employees I have now had to offer everyone stock options and profit sharing bonuses.

Im not giong to let this lie, you will pay!

01 Apr 2003 07:21 theanti

Nice try...
... but the salary gave you away.

Would anyone actually do anymore than flipping burgers for 65K/year ?

01 Apr 2003 07:26 etien

HOLY SHIZER!
LIGHTEN UP AND GET A SENCE OF HUMOR!
IF YOU HAVE TO, SMOKE A FSCKING JOINT,
MAKE THAT TRIPPLE FOR THE NO SIGNATURE GUY!

ROFLMAO, good one FM! (though I didnt fall for it)

your just pissed off cause you actually fell for it!

Muhahahaha Happy April fools!

01 Apr 2003 07:55 danielblair

Re: You should be proud of this

> The economy turns down and the tech
> sector generally blows to hell. The US
> heads to war which doesn't really make
> things any better. In general, there's a
> sense of volatility that puts people on
> an unusual edge. So why not screw with
> them and offer some work.
>
> This is a lose/lose situation, and I
> have to say it's rather disgusting
> either way. If this is a true attempt at
> a staff expansion, you have picked the
> single poorest day of the year for it to
> take place. And this would not have
> skipped your minds, so it's akwardness
> would have been known beforehand. If
> this is an April fools joke, it's
> praying on the hopes of work of many
> people at a time that's in extreme poor
> taste. It takes advantage of peoples
> weaknesses, asking them to display their
> life story in a public channel for
> anyone to watch. Yes, it's voluntary,
> but they're being baited.
>
> Laugh it off. And remind me not to list
> any future projects here.

Freshmeat 0wns.. apparently even at April Fools' jokes, so, just take it as such and brush it off.. to go as far as to punish yourself by not listing a project of yours on such a widely known site as freshmeat is just plain disgusting... you really are a terrible human being...

01 Apr 2003 08:25 she_died

YOU'RE ALL MISSING THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!
Frankly, "I work for freshmeat" will only get you a lot of strange looks at parties...

01 Apr 2003 08:51 scottswaim

Re: Social Club Membership
My name is advertising. I belive you have a reservation for me

01 Apr 2003 08:54 avp0

Re: Social Club Membership

> Membership in the Freshmeat Editors
> Social Club is an employment benefit
> that candidates should not overlook.
> Membership is free for all Editors and
> Sub-Editors, and involves at least two
> social events monthly and one annual
> trip abroad.
>
> Social events this month include one
> evening at the IEEE Book Fest, and one
> evening of distributed 10 pin bowling.
>
> This year's earlier planned trip to the
> Baghdad market has been cancelled, but
> the committee is open to other
> suggetions for the annual trip abroad.
>
> So if you are a social animal as well as
> a great Editor, get your application in
> ASAP!!!

... or is that a trip WITH a broad?

01 Apr 2003 08:57 tgz

Re: You should be proud of this

> The economy turns down and the tech
> sector generally blows to hell. The US
> heads to war which doesn't really make
> things any better. In general, there's a
> sense of volatility that puts people on
> an unusual edge. So why not screw with
> them and offer some work.

Or, better yet, let's complain about it, just like everything else, instead of doing the right thing and laughing at it? Dude, get some optimism in your life FAST. Go play some global thermonuclear war or something.

> This is a lose/lose situation, and I
> have to say it's rather disgusting
> either way. If this is a true attempt at
> a staff expansion, you have picked the
> single poorest day of the year for it to
> take place. And this would not have
> skipped your minds, so it's akwardness
> would have been known beforehand.

Indeed it'd be a shitty day to offer someone a job. Especially if that person ISN'T you, the one that is unemployed. God knows I'd accept a good job on April 1st if someone genuinely offered me one.

> If this is an April fools joke, it's
> praying on the hopes of work of many
> people at a time that's in extreme poor
> taste. It takes advantage of peoples
> weaknesses, asking them to display their
> life story in a public channel for
> anyone to watch. Yes, it's voluntary,
> but they're being baited.

Ever stop to look at the date of the post? Not only is it the first day of April indeed, but the TIME of the post is 00:00 - I'm sorry to point this out, however, if you already noticed it.

You know, I might just go in there and list my resume just for the fun of it. You never know who might notice, someone might actually be in there scouting them and NOT be joking about it. Or maybe someone will notice and recommend me to someone else. Who knows?

> Laugh it off. And remind me not to list
> any future projects here.

Your loss! FM is probably one of THE best places to list a project ever. It's done wonders for my game, and I'm sure numerous other small projects have incubated their info at freshmeat and become big because of it. Don't treat fm as some sort of business that is losing market share because you don't list whatever code you decide to write (whether it's crappy, like my project, or slick and awesome like a lot of the other projects listed), IF you indeed wrote the project in the first place.

If not, I won't hold my breath for the fortune-expansion-for-type-a-when-a-means-antagonist-people package you'd submit if you weren't having such a bad day.

Hope April 2nd isn't twice as bad for you. If it turns out to be, just go see a hypnotherapist like in Office Space.

01 Apr 2003 09:09 Jyrinx

Re: Nice try...

> ... but the salary gave you away.
>
> Would anyone actually do anymore than
> flipping burgers for 65K/year ?
>

Erm, yes, depending on where you live. In Indiana, that'd be rather comfortable (e.g., more than any teacher makes) - when my family lived there, my father made $40k working in the church and we were just fine (better off, in fact, than most of our blue-collar neighborhood, and these were real factory jobs, a good deal more important and difficult than flipping burgers).

(BTW, I doubt that a burger-flipping McDonald's job - I'm guessing not much better than minimum wage here? - would run much over $20k.)

01 Apr 2003 09:31 John_Blaze

April Fools
Hmmmm ....... does the job openings have anything to do with the day?

April 1st?

01 Apr 2003 10:18 JaCoBzLaDDeR

April FooLz !!!
Ha Ha !! I really need a job too, but no biggie. I thought it was a funny prank. Considering its the day of Foolz .....Remember to check the date when something too good to be true pops up. Still love the site. Back to the want ads....

apropos real_jobZ

Hi Dr.Nick!!!!!

01 Apr 2003 11:01 theanti

Re: Nice try...
Can you say:
"You missed a ;) ... sucker"

;)

01 Apr 2003 11:09 Avatar danielpearson

Re: YOU'RE ALL MISSING THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!

> Frankly, "I work for freshmeat" will
> only get you a lot of strange looks at
> parties...

*sigh*
You have no idea. A few people will suspect that the site you work on has something to do with butchering animal flesh, but most people just think you're working for a porn site. You can see it in their eyes.

01 Apr 2003 11:16 N6REJ

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

>
> % How about having been out looking for
> 6
> % months
>
>
> Been redundant for over 12, started own
> business, getting to the breakeven point
> with no funding apart from my own.
>
> Though I've noticed a big downturn over
> the past month, it's nice to point at
> the "war" and blame that, but to be
> honest it's year end for many companies
> so they're all busy fiddling their
> budgets for the next year.
>
>
>
>

War NEVER brings less jobs always more. Think about it for a minute... We have over 800,000 soldiers in iraq alone. Who's filling those 800,000 jobs??? DUH!! Read your history folks. War always brings economic boom not depression. *sigh*.

01 Apr 2003 11:38 McKracken

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

> That's a damn cruel joke to play on a
> man who's been looking for work for the
> last eight weeks! A good one, though.

Xaxaxa... Eight weeks, peanuts..

This is a great 01.04. joke, and it didn't offend me. And I have earned less than 65k in last 10 years, overqualified :)

01 Apr 2003 12:11 TML_Winston

65k? how low can you go
You cant get a windshield wiper for that kinda money.

01 Apr 2003 12:16 Avatar Hemo

Swedish massage? Where do I sign?
Hey hey hey.. keep your 65K...

I'm all in for the swedish massages..

Where's scoop?

01 Apr 2003 12:18 rootman

I rite gud engrish
Kan i gt a job ther? Wat is spped of thee inernet conexshun? Iz the pay bymunthlie or weeeklie?

We ned mur deet tales.

01 Apr 2003 12:19 Avatar Hemo

Re: I rite gud engrish

> Kan i gt a job ther? Wat is spped of
> thee inernet conexshun? Iz the pay
> bymunthlie or weeeklie?
>
> We ned mur deet tales.

I must work in the support department.. I actually understood that ....

01 Apr 2003 12:28 Brian_S426

Re: Social Club Membership

Would anyone actually do anymore than flipping burgers for 65K/year ?

Wow, don't know about you, but, my base salary is only $32,500 a year for being the ONLY, network, security, and internet admin at a fairly large ISP here in west texas...
soooooooo
Hell yeah, I'd flip burgers for 65K a year.

01 Apr 2003 12:38 bratman

April fool fools
the subject line speaks for me and your employment offer.

01 Apr 2003 12:50 screwed_up

Re: You should be proud of this
Nothing like trolling on April fools. Given the date and state of the world, it's just to damn easy. "I'm unemplyed and I've got thick skin. Lighten up! RA RA RA!" You people are funny.

And I'm happily employed, no problems there. But it's nice that you've become so comfortable with your situation and befriended your bitterness, to the point that you no longer consider it abnormal, that you think you can so easily recognize those qualities in other people. If you spent as much time with self evaluation and improvement as you did with trying to set people straight and teach them a lesson you might actually make some progress.

01 Apr 2003 13:46 screwed_up

Re: You should be proud of this

> Freshmeat 0wns.. apparently even at
> April Fools' jokes, so, just take it as
> such and brush it off.. to go as far as
> to punish yourself by not listing a
> project of yours on such a widely known
> site as freshmeat is just plain
> disgusting... you really are a terrible
> human being...

You're right, freshmeat is a wonderful place to list projects and receive great community input and support. It is by far the most popular and well developed site of its kind, and it would be stupid not to take advantage of it if possible. But there are limits to everything.

A little research shows that Dominos Pizza is known to support pro-life organizations at the corporate level. Many people see that and choose not to support Dominos or their spending habbits by not purchasing their products. What would freshmeat have to do in order for you to reconsider your opinion of them? Or are you willing to use freshmeats "widely known" resources no matter how they choose to spend their energy?

01 Apr 2003 14:00 pimpity

Re: You should be proud of this

> The economy turns down and the tech
> sector generally blows to hell. The US
> heads to war which doesn't really make
> things any better. In general, there's a
> sense of volatility that puts people on
> an unusual edge. So why not screw with
> them and offer some work.
>
> This is a lose/lose situation, and I
> have to say it's rather disgusting
> either way. If this is a true attempt at
> a staff expansion, you have picked the
> single poorest day of the year for it to
> take place. And this would not have
> skipped your minds, so it's akwardness
> would have been known beforehand. If
> this is an April fools joke, it's
> praying on the hopes of work of many
> people at a time that's in extreme poor
> taste. It takes advantage of peoples
> weaknesses, asking them to display their
> life story in a public channel for
> anyone to watch. Yes, it's voluntary,
> but they're being baited.
>
> Laugh it off. And remind me not to list
> any future projects here.

i, for one, thought it was hilarious. but i keep track of my calendar , too. (:

01 Apr 2003 14:07 pimpity

Re: YOU'RE ALL MISSING THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!

> Frankly, "I work for freshmeat" will
> only get you a lot of strange looks at
> parties...

you know, i'm going to have to start telling people that, just to see if you're right.

01 Apr 2003 14:54 Jyrinx

Re: Nice try...

> Can you say:
> "You missed a ;) ... sucker"
>
> ;)
>
>

Well, I thought you might have been kidding, but I don't know who you are, and there are plenty of spoiled-rich-kid-libertarian techies around - just enough to make the comment feasibly believable as earnest. I figured the chance I might reprimand a true asshole was worth the risk of ending up flamebaited :-)

(Besides, it was also imaginably a simple misunderstanding - that $65k will mean something far different in Silicon Valley than in the semi-rural Midwest ...)

At any rate, touché :-)

Jyrinx

(P.S. Yeah, I know, I'm vulnerable; people often like to set me off like that ... *grmbl*. Oh, well ... any excuse for a good rant is fine by me.)

01 Apr 2003 16:31 dkeav

isnt affirmative action a bitch
you know, if you didnt hire me because its april fools thats descrimination against stupid ppl, lets go to court AND I WANT MY $65000 a year ;)

01 Apr 2003 16:35 lysian

Re: Um.....

>
> War NEVER brings less jobs always more.
> Think about it for a minute... We have
> over 800,000 soldiers in iraq alone.
> Who's filling those 800,000 jobs???
> DUH!! Read your history folks. War
> always brings economic boom not
> depression. *sigh*.
>

Their co-workers are doing their work, that's who. In addition to their own. And the work of the people laid off six months ago.

01 Apr 2003 16:42 Taybake

Job Opening
Had to laugh here my bloke got a real horn over this job opening....cracked me up he did lol.....Derrrrr Honey

01 Apr 2003 16:45 opless

Re: Um.....

>
> %
> % War NEVER brings less jobs always
> more.
> % Think about it for a minute... We
> have
> % over 800,000 soldiers in iraq alone.
> % Who's filling those 800,000 jobs???
[snip]
> Their co-workers are doing their work,
> that's who. In addition to their own.
> And the work of the people laid off six
> months ago.

I dunno what the ratio of regular troops
to irregulars (the TA in the UK) are out
there, but I can safely say that not many
will be from the IT Sector.

Over here in the UK a lot of my potential
clients (SMEs) have noticed a sharp
decline in their customers (the general
public) spending.

Who am I to argue?

01 Apr 2003 19:23 lucianolup

For U.S only?
Hello,

Is this a job offer just for USA? Is another country person able to fill one of these positions?

Thank you

01 Apr 2003 19:25 doveclaw

Re: You should be proud of this
Bah. You would do well to follow your own advice. An April
Fool's joke, such as your first message is one thing, but
your holier-then-thou attitude and hypocritical evaluations
have no place.


> Nothing like trolling on April fools.
> Given the date and state of the world,
> it's just to damn easy. "I'm unemplyed
> and I've got thick skin. Lighten up! RA
> RA RA!" You people are funny.
>
> And I'm happily employed, no problems
> there. But it's nice that you've become
> so comfortable with your situation and
> befriended your bitterness, to the point
> that you no longer consider it abnormal,
> that you think you can so easily
> recognize those qualities in other
> people. If you spent as much time with
> self evaluation and improvement as you
> did with trying to set people straight
> and teach them a lesson you might
> actually make some progress.
>

01 Apr 2003 21:17 gauravtaneja

Regarding Vacant Position
Hi,

I am interested in applying for the job. Are people from other countries eligible for the position.

I am an Indian working with an American Co. in the CIS region looking for a change.

Thanks.

01 Apr 2003 23:36 Avatar liedra

Re: YOU'RE ALL MISSING THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!

> *sigh*
> You have no idea. A few people will
> suspect that the site you work on has
> something to do with butchering animal
> flesh, but most people just think you're
> working for a porn site. You can see it
> in their eyes.

It's all true! My mother even asked me "what exactly is on this website?" with that exact same look, and then, when I explained, she exclaimed "Oh! I thought it might be one of *those* sites" :-)

- liedra

02 Apr 2003 01:37 jhn_the

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

>
> War NEVER brings less jobs always more.
> Think about it for a minute... We have
> over 800,000 soldiers in iraq alone.
> Who's filling those 800,000 jobs???
> DUH!! Read your history folks. War
> always brings economic boom not
> depression. *sigh*.
>

And how nice it would be if some of them were killed, opening new job placements. Of course there are going to be a lot lot more new job opportunities in Iraq (maybe up to 1 million or even more), but if you want to go and work there you should ask a lot of danger money because depleted uranium is spreaded everywhere.

Well, if you're an unemployed doctor and want to fight cancer... Iraq will be the best place to search for a job after the war.

Have a nice day to all unemployed US citizens, 200 billion USD will go to war industry instead of tax cuts and fundings of SME's.

02 Apr 2003 03:01 PhrozenSmoke

Re: YOU'RE ALL MISSING THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!

>
> % *sigh*
> % You have no idea. A few people will
> % suspect that the site you work on has
> % something to do with butchering
> animal
> % flesh, but most people just think
> you're
> % working for a porn site. You can see
> it
> % in their eyes.
>
>
>
> It's all true! My mother even asked me
> "what exactly is on this website?" with
> that exact same look, and then, when I
> explained, she exclaimed "Oh! I thought
> it might be one of *those* sites" :-)
>
> - liedra

Yes, the very sound of the word 'freshmeat' does seem to cause people outside of the open source world to cast a disapproving glare. Several months ago, I had my girlfriend walk in and ask what I was browsing on the web. After I said 'oh, I'm on the freshmeat site', she stormed out in a sudden, unexplained huff with her arms folded and a very mean look on her face. Several minutes later, the 'light bulb' finally went on in my head and I explained to her what was on the site. I could imagine how much more quickly you would be judged by saying you WORK at Freshmeat, instead of just browsing it.

02 Apr 2003 03:32 PhrozenSmoke

Re: You should be proud of this

> The economy turns down and the tech
> sector generally blows to hell. The US
> heads to war which doesn't really make
> things any better. In general, there's a
> sense of volatility that puts people on
> an unusual edge. So why not screw with
> them and offer some work.
>
> This is a lose/lose situation, and I
> have to say it's rather disgusting
> either way. If this is a true attempt at
> a staff expansion, you have picked the
> single poorest day of the year for it to
> take place. And this would not have
> skipped your minds, so it's akwardness
> would have been known beforehand. If
> this is an April fools joke, it's
> praying on the hopes of work of many
> people at a time that's in extreme poor
> taste. It takes advantage of peoples
> weaknesses, asking them to display their
> life story in a public channel for
> anyone to watch. Yes, it's voluntary,
> but they're being baited.
>
> Laugh it off. And remind me not to list
> any future projects here.

Yes, it is pretty sick to ask somebody to undergo an 'interview' in an IRC channel, only to make a fool of them. Also, it's DANGEROUS and stupid, since it's generally not a good idea to humiliate computer programmers, Unix sysadmins, and the like who are likely to pop into the Freshmeat channel on IRC. That's a good way to become a victim of a malicious bot, a net-split, redundant room floods, or worse, to gain a new stalker/serial killer/loony. No matter how 'good' you think you are on a computer, somebody is always better and nothing on the internet is ever truly 'anonymous', not even connecting to IRC with a spoofed IP. (I believe that.) So, it seems a little dangerous to me to publicly humiliate some guy/gal who goes to the IRC 'interview' with the hopes of putting food on the table, then tell him "Hey, its April Fools.' If that guy/gal leaves the IRC room WITHOUT flaming, I would really be concerned. It's always the 'quiet' ones. Unlike other chat rooms where people claiming to be 'hackers' are generally lying, you can't say the same about a chat room full of software developers, and you might very well be inviting a dangerous situation (people are crazy these days!) or a situation where somebody other than you is going to have the last laugh. Besides, it's just REALLY bad karma. Making fun of the unemployed is a good way to end up on public assistance down the line. A better 'joke' would have been something like "Internet Explorer goes open source!": A least that doesn't make fun of some random man/woman trying to feed 6 kids, 2 cats, an elderly grandmother, and cousin 'Blinkie'. 8-)

02 Apr 2003 04:06 PhrozenSmoke

Re: You should be proud of this

>
> Freshmeat 0wns.. apparently even at
> April Fools' jokes, so, just take it as
> such and brush it off.. to go as far as
> to punish yourself by not listing a
> project of yours on such a widely known
> site as freshmeat is just plain
> disgusting... you really are a terrible
> human being...

Whoa! Who are you to tell the guy he is a 'terrible human being'? The Pope or something? Look, I have one full-time and one part-time computer job, both of which were GIVEN to me by my father because of the state of the economy, so I consider myself DAMN lucky for the situation I'm in, and everybody is not so lucky. With this economy, staying employed is LUCK of the draw (ask the people at Enron, who didn't even know the company was acting illegally, or people who worked for airlines and didn't expect Sept. 11th.) So, don't you dare look down your snotty over-privileged little nose a-la-Bill Gates and declare him a 'terrible human being' for having the back-bone to stand up and say that it is sick to publicly humiliate unemployed or poor people, because he is absolutely RIGHT. If you are among the morally bankrupt, great!...but don't look down on him for thinking like a HUMAN, instead of like some kind of circus chimp. By the way, if it's okay to joke about poor/unemployed people, you probably think it's okay to 'joke' about all the people on both sides dying over in Iraq right now? Yeah, right! Poor taste is poor taste. While you're at it, go laugh at some elderly folks suffering from Parkinson's in a nursing home and spit on a couple of homeless people on the way home. I mean, if you're going to stoop low, might as well not stop until you hit rock bottom, right? Get help, buddy.

02 Apr 2003 04:10 jeffcovey

Re: For U.S only?

Applicants for these positions must be residents of
Kiribati.
I'm sorry; I guess I should have mentioned that.

02 Apr 2003 15:26 opless

Re: Social Club Membership

> My name is advertising. I belive you
> have a reservation for me

Yes I do, where do I send the invoice?

02 Apr 2003 18:15 mr_skot

I know someone who could use the job
I keep getting emails from them. They're from Nigeria and apparently they are fleeing the country.
They wanted me to 'hold on' to some cash for them, but I don't even have a wallet.

So I refered them to this site for a job. They were real happy when they saw the salary.

I believe there was a Princess, an Ex-Dictator (he'd probably want his own cubicle) and some representative of an ex-wife of a dictator.

They sounded like real nice people just needing a second chance.

With all the war an everything I would like to quote a great philosopher who said:

"Can't we all just get along?"
- Rodnious Kingious

04 Apr 2003 12:45 smoses

Interesting.
First off, where are you located?
I'm willing to move for a serious offer.

I could be interested.

Please contact me if you would like a copy of my resume.

07 Apr 2003 09:42 jeffcovey

Re: Interesting.

> First off, where are you located? I'm willing to move for a serious
> offer.

All editors must live in the basement of scoop's house in Cleveland.

> Please contact me if you would like a copy of my resume.

Just post it here; thanks.

10 Apr 2003 07:14 smoses

Re: Interesting.

>
> All editors must live in the basement of
> scoop's house in Cleveland.

Now when you say must live in scoops basement, does that mean that you are only looking for people already living in scoop's basement, or that one would be required to move into scoops basement?

> % Please contact me if you would like a
> copy of my resume.
>
> Just post it here; thanks.
>

Sure, I'll get it together again.

21 May 2003 07:51 extrme2000

Re: Social Club Membership
lol, damn Brian, no offense but your getting ripped :P Even with the shit economy, here in California (Northern) system admin jobs seem to average $75,000/yr.

This thread is quite entertaining though :P

>
> Would anyone actually do anymore than
> flipping burgers for 65K/year ?
>
>
> Wow, don't know about you, but, my base
> salary is only $32,500 a year for being
> the ONLY, network, security, and
> internet admin at a fairly large ISP
> here in west texas...
> soooooooo
> Hell yeah, I'd flip burgers for 65K a
> year.
>
>

22 May 2003 23:22 afzz

Re: You should be proud of this

>
> %
> % Freshmeat 0wns.. apparently even at
> % April Fools' jokes, so, just take it
> as
> % such and brush it off.. to go as far
> as
> % to punish yourself by not listing a
> % project of yours on such a widely
> known
> % site as freshmeat is just plain
> % disgusting... you really are a
> terrible
> % human being...
>
>
> Whoa! Who are you to tell the guy he is
> a 'terrible human being'? The Pope or
> something? Look, I have one full-time
> and one part-time computer job, both of
> which were GIVEN to me by my father
> because of the state of the economy, so
> I consider myself DAMN lucky for the
> situation I'm in, and everybody is not
> so lucky. With this economy, staying
> employed is LUCK of the draw (ask the
> people at Enron, who didn't even know
> the company was acting illegally, or
> people who worked for airlines and
> didn't expect Sept. 11th.) So, don't
> you dare look down your snotty
> over-privileged little nose a-la-Bill
> Gates and declare him a 'terrible human
> being' for having the back-bone to stand
> up and say that it is sick to publicly
> humiliate unemployed or poor people,
> because he is absolutely RIGHT. If you
> are among the morally bankrupt,
> great!...but don't look down on him for
> thinking like a HUMAN, instead of like
> some kind of circus chimp. By the way,
> if it's okay to joke about
> poor/unemployed people, you probably
> think it's okay to 'joke' about all the
> people on both sides dying over in Iraq
> right now? Yeah, right! Poor taste is
> poor taste. While you're at it, go
> laugh at some elderly folks suffering
> from Parkinson's in a nursing home and
> spit on a couple of homeless people on
> the way home. I mean, if you're going
> to stoop low, might as well not stop
> until you hit rock bottom, right? Get
> help, buddy.
>

We were all born equal......
We have the right to die.....
You are your own savior.......
You are exactly where you want to be.....
That's life......

22 May 2003 23:38 afzz

Re: sputter choke gasp . . .

> That's a damn cruel joke to play on a
> man who's been looking for work for the
> last eight weeks! A good one, though.
>
> Now if you'd posted that Shrub passed a
> literacy test, I would have known
> automagically that we'd passed
> midnight.
>
> Have a nice war,
> Mal
>

I left my job as head tech/networker/garbage man the mon after thanksgiving.....
was there ten years....
as/400 unix nt's novell printers cisco's etc.....
i called 140 companies in houston....got to tell my story 20 times...
was invited to an interview all 20 times...

told my story again live.....

one offer $10.00 an hour.....

Sorry the head/brain does not come with the body for ten......I could push a broom....
I started a company....
Goin is slow.....
If I really wanted a j-j-j-job tommorrow I would pick a Busy street with lots O strip-centers (on foot I might add).....
Tomorrow I would be working somewhere, maybe dumping dirty oil on my head in a oil change place or cashier in a all-nighter or carpenters helper or scraping shit from peoples shoes or.........
I might stay at that job 2 hours,,,2days....2months....2years??????
depends on if I have fun.....
Point is if I wanted a job tomorrow....I would have it....if I didn't groove on it....I'd still have my ears out.....BUT....I would bring in at least a few hundred bucks NEXT WEEK....
I always work.....
It's my favorite recreation.....Work and study....
If ya want ta work....You'll work.....IN ANY ECONOMY!!!! might not be your favorite....might not pay enough.....but you wouldn't be hungry.....

07 Jun 2003 02:20 adawson

Re: Swedish massage? Where do I sign?

> Hey hey hey.. keep your 65K...
>
> I'm all in for the swedish massages..
>
> Where's scoop?

I rather have Thai massage... are there any options?

07 Jun 2003 08:12 jeffcovey

Re: Swedish massage? Where do I sign?
scoop's flexible. I'm sure he'd be willing to learn new techniques to
attract worthy candidates.

06 Aug 2003 04:35 peterg22

Re: YOU'RE ALL MISSING THE REAL PROBLEM HERE!

>
> % *sigh*
> % You have no idea. A few people will
> % suspect that the site you work on has
> % something to do with butchering
> animal
> % flesh, but most people just think
> you're
> % working for a porn site. You can see
> it
> % in their eyes.
>
>
>
> It's all true! My mother even asked me
> "what exactly is on this website?" with
> that exact same look, and then, when I
> explained, she exclaimed "Oh! I thought
> it might be one of *those* sites" :-)
>
> - liedra

So, how come your MOTHER knows about THOSE sites, huh ?

30 Aug 2003 10:28 simplyjat

application for editor
Sir,
i am interested in the editor vacancy... i know linux.. am new to MAC Os but i can learn very fast...

waiting for your positive reply
Sarvex Jatasra
+91-11-33030881
simplyjat@yahoo.com

31 Aug 2003 18:45 jeffcovey

Re: application for editor

> i know linux.

I'm sorry, but if you have a personal relationship with Linux, that
would create an unacceptable conflict of interest.

01 Sep 2003 21:06 simplyjat

Re: application for editor
i have no personal interest for linux... i was just telling you for reference... i worked on windows... i worked on linux... i wanted to work on MAC Os but i was never able to purchase a MAC system...

what i wnt to emphasise is that i am very quick in learning... and if i have the opportunity... i will learn MAC as well in a matter of haours... :) and i assure you for that....

Sarvex Jatasra

11 Dec 2003 07:52 TheKeyboardSlayer

Re: For U.S only?

>
>
> Applicants for these positions must be
> residents of
> Kiribati.
> I'm sorry; I guess I should have
> mentioned that.
>
>

OOoo!! Oo!! That's me in the middle of the pic!!!
www.trussel.com/kir/ki...

I'm a shoe in!!! Hell..the position is as good as mine!

01 Feb 2004 22:30 SmartGuy

Re: I know someone who could use the job

> I keep getting emails from them.
> They're from Nigeria and apparently they
> are fleeing the country.
> They wanted me to 'hold on' to some cash
> for them, but I don't even have a
> wallet.
>
> So I refered them to this site for a
> job. They were real happy when they saw
> the salary.
>
> I believe there was a Princess, an
> Ex-Dictator (he'd probably want his own
> cubicle) and some representative of an
> ex-wife of a dictator.
>
> They sounded like real nice people just
> needing a second chance.
>
> With all the war an everything I would
> like to quote a great philosopher who
> said:
>
> "Can't we all just get
> along?"
> - Rodnious Kingious

Hehhehe OMG that is too funny lol :D

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