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Piece needs an editorial once-over badly. Some of the pull quotes don't even match up to the same body text. Is it too much to ask for people to run spellcheck as a bare minimum of due diligence?

Those are the two I've been spinning all day today. His best work IMO.

Yeah its the two that most other blues artists relate to..

You can't discharge a college loan via bankruptcy. You can certainly default on the same loan, but those are two different things.


The growth of remote work could ease some of this effect. If your employer's offices are located in SF or Portland but you don't have to live there, it seems counterintuitive for many types of people (esp. families) to pay to play in those markets.


Ironically, many San Francisco companies are opening offices in Portland, as they can't find enough local staff.

But most don't permit remote work - otherwise one could remote into SFO.


The Philippines, too, and probably a lot of other countries I can't remember at the moment.


Yes, without unlinking, some people are probably going to experience this effect:

>brew install tmux

Warning: tmux-1.9a already installed

Then again:

>brew unlink tmux

Unlinking /usr/local/Cellar/tmux/1.9a... 4 symlinks removed

>brew install tmux

Warning: tmux-1.9a already installed, it's just not linked


If the question were about car batteries or electric blankets, I'd agree with you. But it's not; this is about laptop and mobile batteries, which concerns a huge percentage of HN users. That's also why this thread is so active. I'm in the 8-year club here on HN and I don't have a problem with it.


I'd like to see some supporting info on this. It's not that I don't believe you— what you say sounds plausible enough, it's just that I'd rather understand why this is so.


I still have a Macbook running 10.6.8 (SL) and indeed, it's rock solid. Never crashes. Never an issue with wifi, either. It's a workhorse. I've replaced the battery a few times but I'm glad I've never upgraded the OS. And I use it for development from my couch and it never leaves the house.

Of course, the caveat there is that I'm a Python dev. If I were a front-end dev (or, say, a mobile dev who needed the latest XCode to write iOS 8 apps) there's no way I'd be able to get away with this.


Location: Philadelphia metro region

Remote: Yes

Willing to relocate: Yes

Technologies: Linux, Python, Django, PostgreSQL, Vagrant, HTML/CSS, bash/zsh, AWS, Git, SSH. Want to learn/am learning: Ruby, JavaScript

Résumé/CV: on request

Email: wyclif@gmail.com

I'm looking for entry-level or junior dev work and a career change from a civil engineering background. While I'm a generalist into both front and backend and will happily accept work on either end, I am most interested in DevOps and backend. I'm comfortable on the CLI and with vim, tmux, git, ssh, etc. I also have some sysadmin experience.

Excellent soft skills, and I'm easily in the 99th percentile of English fluency and written communication. If you need good documentation, technical writing, or even web copy, I can definitely help you with that if you're willing to carve out time for me in exchange for helping me improve my programming chops and technical development. Shoot me a message—I'm hungry to level up.



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