The Engineer’s Job Search Battle Plan: 8 Simple Steps to a Dream Job

A while ago I wrote about how companies can hire the best engineers. Here’s the other side of that process: how to find your engineering dream job. Congratulations! Whether you’ve decided it’s time to move on from your current job, you just quit, or you were laid off, you already have a new job – …

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4 Essential Tips for Hiring the Best Engineers

As I worked my way through my recent job search, I met a lot of people. Many of them were headhunters, corporate recruiters and hiring managers. They all worked differently, but I found the most effective ones had similar qualities. While I don’t claim to be an amazing engineer, it’s a buyer’s market for engineering …

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Does a SodaStream save you money? Probably not.

We got a SodaStream soda maker several months ago and while I’ve enjoyed using it, I’ve wondered about SodaStream’s claims that it saves you money. Does it? Probably not, or at least not for a long time. Let’s assume you buy soda in the most economical way, in 2-liter bottles. You’ll probably pay about $1.50/2 …

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Fixing “nested groups detected” when sending mail to Google Groups

I spent a few frustrating evenings recently trying to figure out why sending email from a WordPress site was failing when sending to a Google Group. It worked fine for a very long time, and then suddenly started failing, rejected with the vague message “nested groups detected”. There’s no information from Google about what it …

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8 ways that watching TV will be different in 2020

Yesterday I finished reading Mike Proulx‘s book, Social TV. It’s a great primer on the past few years of connecting TV to social media. From reading it, you can get a pretty good picture of how you’ll watch TV in a few years. Let’s say 2020 just to be conservative. Every TV will be wirelessly …

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