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moot (Chris Poole): “It’s not ‘who you share…

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On October 18th, 2011 at 17:10

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moot (Chris Poole): "It's not 'who you share with,' it's 'who you share as.' Identity is prismatic."

4chan's Chris Poole: Facebook & Google Are Doing It Wrong

Chris Poole delivered the most powerful 10 minutes of Web philosophy of the afternoon at Web 2.0. The man formerly known as moot – founder of anonymous image sharing den 4chan and its new, better-lit …

Five ways to retain your best employees:…

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On October 16th, 2011 at 00:27

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Five ways to retain your best employees:
1. Create a culture of education
2. Provide regular, consistent feedback
3. Set time aside for weekly 1:1 meetings
4. Balance boring work with interesting work
5. Publicly acknowledge good work

So far, O.co is scoring about four out of five. Amazon scored one out of five.

5 ways to keep your rockstar employees happy

Salary and benefits aren’t enough to guarantee that your best and brightest creatives will remain engaged. Rypple’s Daniel Debow presents some best practices about what does motivate your top employee…

Reincarnation is a bitch.

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On October 16th, 2011 at 00:18

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Reincarnation is a bitch.

Wow, this post by Steve Yegge (and the comments…

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On October 12th, 2011 at 16:51

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Wow, this post by Steve Yegge (and the comments) dredge up unhappy memories.

http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3101876

Friends don't let friends work at Amazon.

Making good technical hires

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On October 12th, 2011 at 14:16

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The people
Interviews involve several people:

  • The candidate, who is applying for a position with the company
  • The recruiter, who acts as a first point of contact with the candidate, selects the candidate from a pool of resumes, referrals, or internal transfer requests, and starts the interview process by gauging the candidate’s willingness to interview, availability, performs a first level of fact gathering (collecting addresses, email, phone numbers), and schedules the first phone screen
  • The interviewers, who ask the candidate questions, answer questions about the company, and provide an evaluation of the suitability of the candidate for employment
  • The hiring manager, who oversees the recruiter, reviews candidates, coordinates interviewer reports and feedback, suggests interview schedules to both candidates and interviewers, closes the candidate when an offer is extended, and troubleshoots the hiring process

The process
A position request is generated, either through growth or attrition. The recruiter searches for candidates from a pool of resumes, referrals, and internal transfer requests.
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Many of my fondest MMO gaming memories occurred…

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On October 11th, 2011 at 02:55

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Many of my fondest MMO gaming memories occurred while playing DAOC. The game is a classic and was groundbreaking.

A Decade Of Camelot | Broken Toys

Blizzard will serve as your guide on the…

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On October 11th, 2011 at 00:58

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Blizzard will serve as your guide on the road to Hell . . .

MMO-Champion – Sneak Peek: Guardian Cub Tradable Pet

Sex, drugs, protests . . . and I get paid…

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On October 10th, 2011 at 13:50

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Sex, drugs, protests . . . and I get paid? Sign me up!

‘Occupy Wall Street’ Is Creating Jobs…AstroTurf Jobs‘Occupy Wall Street’ Is Creating Jobs…AstroTurf Jobs

Are you a late sleeper looking for work? The protests on Wall Street could be just the place for you to start a career. And no experience is needed, they are willing to train you! Who are these peopl…

Is it just me, or does SW:TOR gameplay resemble…

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On October 10th, 2011 at 02:04

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Is it just me, or does SW:TOR gameplay resemble CoH/CoV? This isn't the first video to remind me of that.

I'm disappointed to see all the action bars. I think that's a bad trend that we need to fix.

Viddler.com –
TOR: Choose Your Side #1 – Uploaded by massively

TOR: Choose Your Side #1

I spent the past couple days enhancing jqPlot…

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On October 7th, 2011 at 22:23

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I spent the past couple days enhancing jqPlot (JavaScript graphing and charting library) for a project at work. I've added icons to axis labels, changed how the background grid renders, etc. However, I can't get icons in the axis labels to render in the correct location using excanvas under IE 7 and IE 8.

jqPlot Charts and Graphs for jQuery