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by Stan Taylor

Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Perks in the high-tech workplace

by Stan on 2014/06/11, no comments

My friend Rafe Colburn and his Etsy coworker Melissa Santos have written an insightful article on perks in high-tech companies in which they explore a lot of issues that I’ve thought about over the years. Their thesis: In an industry where culture is often allowed to be defined by perks, managers need to [be] mindful of […]

Clever job-hunting move

by Stan on 2012/08/02, no comments

I can’t say I condone this, but it’s a clever way to see how you stack up against the competition: After a fruitless job search — endlessly scanning Monster.com and Craigslist and tweaking resumes and cover letters — he grew more curious about his competitors. So he created a fake Craigslist ad for an administrative […]

Important note to recruiters

by Stan on 2012/05/02, no comments

I frequently received requests to connect on LinkedIn from recruiters I do not know. I decline all connection requests from people I don’t know. If you’re a recruiter and you want to contact me, please either use the ‘send a message’ functionality on LinkedIn or just send me an email. When I asked a recruiter […]

Status update

by Stan on 2011/01/18, no comments

As you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting much to this blog in the last year or so. I have had a lot of things going on in my life that have kept my attention from this blog. So, what have I been up to? In January, 2010, I started work as a test […]

Scammers HCI International are doing business under other names

by Stan on 2010/09/22, no comments

NOTE:The original version of this post contained much stronger accusatory language. In October, 2010, I was contacted by someone who claimed to be associated with the companies in this post. He was very upset at my accusation that the companies were running a scam. Although I have no intention just to buckle to his pressure, […]

Awesome programming jargon

by Stan on 2010/05/11, no comments

My favorites from here: Bugfoot – A bug that isn’t reproducible and has been sighted by only one person. Hindenbug – A catastrophic data-destroying bug. Oh, the humanity! Shrug Report – A bug report with no error message or “how to reproduce” steps and only a vague description of the problem. Usually contains the phrase […]