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    Jobs, anyone?

    I don't think that any of you are in Huntsville, AL, but if you are I'm in need of a job (as of 2:30 this afternoon). I any of you work in Alabama, or around Atalanta, GA and know of a job opening for a Linux OS/Software developer, please patch me a line.

    Thanks,
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    Yikes... I was going to remind you to file for your unemployment benefits until I realized that Alabama has the worst unemployment benefits in the country. O_O
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    All the best, Andy.
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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    It's rough times, right now. Don't expect to find steady work very quickly unless you're lucky. If you need to maintain an income and don't think you're going to get a day-to-day job for a while (a few months), then consider doing some freelance stuff. There are always people that need some coding done and you'll be even better off if you have some good web design experience.
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    One word: iPhone. Buy a Mac, learn some Objective C, and have at it. You can make a lot with one or two iPhone apps. Apple skims 30% off the top but it is still a good way to make money on the side and possibly as your primary source of income if you have enough apps out there.

    Sorry to hear about your situation, but I know you will find something else regardless of the current state of the economy. Keep us informed and best of luck.

    I wish you the best, man.
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    I live around the area, but I don't have a local job.

    I don't think you'll find much for decent pay. The only jobs I've seen lately have the requirements padded out so far your resume would need to enter the room several minutes before you. I think my favorite was one with "at least 5 years of experience" in both FORTRAN and C# with a "networking focus" backer. (I'm not joking.)

    I second the freelance suggestion if you need the income. I "telecommute" when necessary and do a lot of freelance stuff.*

    Good luck. Let me know if you find a decent place with two job openings. ^_^;

    Soma

    * And by "a lot of freelance stuff" I mean I even need to supplement my income with jobs outside of the programming/development world. I'm a general contractor, a freelance cable monkey, an electrician, a plumber, and I even work with some HVAC stuff.

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    Is it an absolute requirement that the job be in Alabama or Georgia?

    While you're looking for work, you might as well submit resumes to many of the big names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidP View Post
    Is it an absolute requirement that the job be in Alabama or Georgia?

    While you're looking for work, you might as well submit resumes to many of the big names.
    Not a requirement, but I really like the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    One word: iPhone. Buy a Mac, learn some Objective C, and have at it. You can make a lot with one or two iPhone apps. Apple skims 30% off the top but it is still a good way to make money on the side and possibly as your primary source of income if you have enough apps out there.

    Sorry to hear about your situation, but I know you will find something else regardless of the current state of the economy. Keep us informed and best of luck.

    I wish you the best, man.
    Or have a shot at the upcoming Windows Phone 7. Marketplace registration is like 99 bucks....free if you have an edu email address. It's all .NET. Comes out in December, that's enough time to make a dumb little game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennedy View Post
    Not a requirement, but I really like the area.
    Well, Linux OS/Developers are greatly needed around here in Portugal. Not so much because we don't produce them (Linux is big in Portuguese universities) but because they all go over there to steal your jobs for less pay.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Well, Linux OS/Developers are greatly needed around here in Portugal.
    It's settled, then. The Kennedy family is moving to Portugal.
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    And the supreme irony (I want to stab myself) is he would almost certainly make more money here then he does there. More than most Portuguese working here. True story.

    Anyways, LAN parties at my house are every 6 weeks starting Saturday 10am. Lunch and dinner included. Bring wife and kids.
    The programmer’s wife tells him: “Run to the store and pick up a loaf of bread. If they have eggs, get a dozen.”
    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Not to sidetrack the discussion here, but isn't housing in Europe more expensive than housing here in the States, and thus the more expensive housing would negate whatever higher wage he might receive?
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    @Kennedy:

    Why don't you check with universities in the area?

    1. Universities often have "job boards" both in the common student centers and in the respective departments. I know while I was at BYU the CS department had a board on the wall with a large collection of job openings/advertisements, and so did the main student center on campus. Mind you...these were external jobs, not university jobs. I'm sure this is probably a common practice among most universities, so try driving to your local university, find the CS department, and see if they have anything of the sort.
    2. While you're at this said university, you could randomly see if they have any on-campus job openings as well.
    3. Also while you're at this said university, you could see when the next job fair is, because universities very often have job fairs where they invite employers to come advertise their companies and find new employees/interns.
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    Yeah, that's probably a good idea. UofA at Huntsville is up here. Right now the wife and I are working through the local chamber of commerce job listings. There are lots of jobs here, but like 75-80% of all of them are Secret clearance required. I've not held a clearance in 6 years -- that's three years out. . . and it wasn't even secret level, it was just below.

    We are looking at jobs elsewhere in the country. I mean, we've got a little on in the hopper and will be here around 9 October.

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