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Eep, my site died.

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Right now there’s a front-page article on HN titled “Why I Hate Tech Recruiters” relating one person’s disdain of an offhanded recruiter email. The comments replied with their own horror stories and distaste for the profession.

While offhanded emails are among the worst of all mail I don’t think it is reason alone to condemn all recruiters to being a scorned class. I love recruiters. Really. Any sincere effort from one I take as a kind of compliment. A compliment, no less, from a field that takes a serving of hostility and non-replies as their mid-day meal. The best recruiters brighten my day and the least I could do is be pleasant in return.

I get a “real” inquiry maybe about once a week (being from the mere hills of New Hampshire and notable for only one niche I find even this amount surprising) but I try to always take the time and give a reply. If the recruiter hasn’t shown much effort I copy and paste something

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Module 1, Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current, introduces the course with a short history
of electricity and electronics and proceeds into the characteristics of matter, energy, and direct current
(dc). It also describes some of the general safety precautions and first-aid procedures that should be
common knowledge for a person working in the field of electricity. Related safety hints are located
throughout the rest of the series, as well.
Module 2, Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers, is an introduction to alternating current
(ac) and transformers, including basic ac theory and fundamentals of electromagnetism, inductance,
capacitance, impedance, and transformers.
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ilu github.

Alas my Gistwish:

  1. Live preview of synax without having to Update the gist. I often just hit update to see.
  2. The ability to clear history/revisions. For a lot of gists (that I make) the history is useless
  3. The ability to delete gists easily from the "Your Gists" page. Perhaps with checkboxes like in an inbox. For a lot of gists (that I make) the gists themselves are useless trifles after but a week or day or moment.
  4. The ability to take a secret gist and make it public. If this is possible, the ability to make it more obvious! I had to copy this secret gist into a new public gist because, if there is a button to make it public, my pea brain cannot locate it.
simonsarris / gist:4334706
Created Dec 19, 2012
Words I've added to the Word dictionary just so I stop having to see red squiggles
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// settings
var physics_accuracy = 3,
mouse_influence = 20,
mouse_cut = 6,
gravity = 2900,
cloth_height = 30,
cloth_width = 200,
start_y = 20,
spacing = 4,
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Where to Live (Du Fu)
West of the Flower Washing Stream,
not far downstream from the bridge,
the master has chosen a quiet spot
here in the woods by the river.
Living apart from the city crowds,
the world loosens its grip;
murmuring of this clear water dissolves
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"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

  • Antoine de Saint Exupéry
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