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Most of the job offers in Paris seem to come from agencies (for junior developers). I used to avoid sending resumes to agencies but now I'm trying to be less selective.

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How's your math? A disproportionate amount of financial software comes out of Paris. Usually the math requirements for these jobs are pretty high. (Hence they like hiring French mathematicians)

Many firms like Google and Facebook are setting up in Paris too to take advantage of the tech talent.

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I look good but I speak too softly and I don't know how to improvise in conversations. So for a one-to-one technical conversation I have no problem but for casual chats within a group, I just listen and get nervous if the attention is on me. It's due to a lack of experience in talking (and being talked to) combined to perfectionism. The problem is that I need a job soon, not after several years of trying to gain this experience.

I chose to learn programming thinking the job would just be me and a computer, referring to one boss, but there seems to be more meetings and customer interactions than I hoped. Other commenters said that more quiet programming jobs exist so I'll keep sending my resume to companies who build their own softwares instead of agencies. I'm just a bit despaired that no one wants to let me work.

In a more long-term way, I'm trying to create my own business (disrupt Facebook!). If I can't be the employee, I must become the employer.

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A bit of friendly advice.

Being introverted is one thing, being socially awkward and getting nervous when people talking to you can be a hindrance. If you expect to create your own business, the most important aspect will be customer interaction; you will need to get past these issues in order to be successful.

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I must admit that last sentence certainly isn't without irony!

Seriously though, I wish you the best of luck. My advice would be to get yourself a good portfolio assembled and then maybe approach small- to medium-sized companies and just be open and frank with them. If you can demonstrate you have the skills there will be someone out there who is happy just to have someone sat coding up briefs, reporting only to them. Larger companies might find it more difficult to get around the mindset that meetings are universally important and everyone eventually wants to be a manager. A small business owner might see someone like you as a godsend if you help them understand that in return for being largely undisturbed (in a social, obv not work sense!) you will be loyal and productive.

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I've been dealing with similar issues for a couple of years now. At the worst point I was unable to talk in groups of unfamiliar people without my heart rapidly pounding and face flushing. Not sure if it's quite that bad for you, but I'd recommend googling social anxiety. After learning about that I ended up working with a therapist and taking a year of improv classes. This was by far the best thing I've ever done and really helped my conversation skills. It'll also help with your confidence, which will in turn reduce your nervousness.

Feel free to message me if you'd like to talk more.

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> I don't know how to improvise in conversations.

This is hard for everyone. It's why people make so many references to television, movies, music and sports in their small talk.

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Say they ask Amazon for your password, if you reuse the same password elsewhere like 99% of people, then they can access all your other accounts without any permission to ask. In this scheme, only one 'traitor' company compromises all others. People should really use unique passwords.

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Nope. I have a monochrome image. I don't receive any notification.

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> These declarations will only be used to shame public figures once the list is leaked.

LOL. On my Twitter account I have a public list for porn. It used to be a private list but most of those girls are pretty cool so there's no reason to be ashamed.

I'm not a public figure of course but I think this shame toward sexuality is a generational thing. It's only taboo for older people.

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We don't hear a lot about non-American startups in general. Or even those outside SF and maybe NY. It's the ecosystem effect.

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Someone should build a prototype of such a tube and see if it's efficient. The mystery around Hyperloop generates a lot of ideas that should be tested. Railroad infrastructures are ageing, maybe some tuberoads can replace them.

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They will delete your account if you upload pornographic images. Since your data is private, the only possble reason for this policy is to make the job of spies more comfortable. The way it's meant to be.

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Instagram had a similar redesign recently.

http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/hand_bea...

I recommend subscribing to the Brand New blog if you're interested in logo redesigns. (They got the news about MailChimp weeks ago.)

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It's not a space. The l and the C are at the same distance as before. She just remove the ligature. I looks more natural I think. Writing with a pen on paper, I wouldn't write the l and the C with a single line. There's a natural cut here.

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Ah, you're right. It's not a space. That brings up and interesting point. Because, in cursive, the removed ligature means there's a word break. So, that and the upcased "Chimp" seem to suggest that it's two words. OTOH, I think it is an easier read and more natural, as you suggest. I guess there's a little "tension" between the design and the naming elements of the brand? Maybe one that was introduced by the original cursive choice?

I am usually not a pedant, but it raised the question since the article is about nuanced choices in branding.

I also may be sensitive to it because I founded a company with such a compound name, that is also meant to be written without a space and with the first letters upcased. We don't use cursive in our logo, but people frequently write our name without the space as well. And I've always wondered what, if any, impact it has on our branding, SEO, etc.

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