23 December 2009

05 August 2009

18 June 2009

01 May 2009

My favorite job sites

Because a few people have asked, here is my list of favorite job sites. I posted it here instead of elsewhere so that additional ideas could appear in the comments.


  • Indeed.com. Just put in a keyword and ZIP code.

  • Simplyhired.com. Similar interface and content to Indeed.

  • JuJu.com. Yet another one. Why not? It doesn't cost extra to watch all three sites.

  • Dice.com. Seems like mostly contracting gigs.

  • Craigslist. This link is for Cleveland Software jobs, so you might want to find a different city or specialization.

  • Joel On Software. The fact that a job is posted on JoelOnSoftware says something about it right away.

  • O'Reilly jobs. Sign up for one of the feeds.

21 April 2009

shameless self-promotion (for my OSS project)

I've published a small library I wrote for logging performance in a Spring-based application. It's called beet, it's at http://beet.sourceforge.net. Just mentioning it here since I know a bunch of you do some Java. And yes, I know there are other tools and libraries that do similar things, but all of them suffer from longer names and none of them are written by me. I'll add a "punch my cock" link to the project home page if there's sufficient demand.

16 April 2009

Beck is the new Bowie

For my money, Beck out-Bowies Bowie.


13 April 2009

Name of the Year

If this isn't prime Anchorbutt material, I don't know what is. Too bad Cleveland's own Dr. Shasta Kielbasa is out of the running.

03 April 2009

Perl code Larry Wall finds impressive

Larry Wall spoke at Columbia recently. In response to a request for an example of some really impressive Perl code, he referred to the Lingua::Romana::Perligata module. Example usage from the author's page:

#! /usr/local/bin/perl -w

use Lingua::Romana::Perligata;

maximum inquementum tum biguttam egresso scribe.
meo maximo vestibulo perlegamentum da.
da duo tum maximum conscribementa meis listis.

dum listis decapitamentum damentum nexto
fac sic
nextum tum novumversum scribe egresso.
lista sic hoc recidementum nextum cis vannementa da listis.
cis.

01 April 2009

Housman: "Terence, this is stupid stuff"

An attempt to raise the level of anchorbutt discourse. I'll have you know, I'm president of a rather august literary society.

19 February 2009

Old Jews Telling Jokes

via groo, I believe:

I've apparently been outdone

The part I don't get is, only a pound per day? And he's not hungry for more? I usually just make and eat the whole slab in one go, which can get me through to dinner if I'm feeling virtuous (FSVO "virtuous"), but no way is that a whole day's calories. So this actually is a bit of a strict diet.

26 January 2009

This is what a feminist looks like!

(found by my wife)*



* Please note that neither I nor my wife endorse the article itself - it's a bit over the top

15 January 2009

07 January 2009

That's what you get

The bear on the left got caught posting the same thing on his own blog and on Anchorbutt.