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You need to read this: https://people.xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html

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Very informative, thanks. I avoid 192kHz and record everything at 24bit 48kHz when I'm recording (I would like some hard disk space left, particularly if you're recording 24 tracks at once); 96kHz is only really useful in live applications as you obviously get half the latency which is important if you're flinging audio from one side of the arena to the other.

But with regard to the content within the audio file, uncompressed is obviously superior to compressed. It is particularly apparent on decent speakers, not earbuds.

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I've actually skated to work for years in Ottawa. Shopify always had it's offices close to the downtown end of the canal :-)

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I totally missed the point because I didn't make it about race?

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No its mainly primarily about damaging the social staus of the technical profesion in Anglo Saxon Contrys - but the fact that school systems like germany that force kids into one track do descriminate against those who dont fit in is very widley known.

You where also asuming the the system Germay has evolved would work in other countrys with aparently no undertsanding of how Industrial relations and socity has evolved.

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I'm the OP. Happy to answer questions about this.

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You mentioned wanting to create a similar environment at Shopify. How has that been implemented and how is it working out?

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Frustrating. We've build the environment ( dealt with the supply side ) but we can't bootstrap the demand. Parents are fundamentally opposed to the idea of their kids starting their career before they have the degree.

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Might want to instead pick up kids who are currently attending college. Myself, as well as many of my peers, work part time off campus during the semester. Many students are willing to work part-time, school part-time. Trying to pick them up in high school might be just a bit too early for Americans.

However, I wouldn't completely give up on finding the high school kids, since I was one of those kids. I started working for my dad's employer after my junior year of high school when I passed the AP computer science test. It really gave me a leg up in finding other internships and put me way ahead of my peers at university.

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How would you feel about a software dev with 1-3 year professional experience and no computer science degree joining an apprenticeship type program to go from intermediate to advanced level? Shopify has interns, is this what was intended?

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Yes, we hide the apprenticeship approach behind internships for cultural compatibility.

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You do know that "intern" is geting a bad rep as a method for employers to get free work - id call it trainee or somthing less loaded.

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Instead of kids, this might be an ideal environment for older people who are having trouble finding jobs due to ageism or obsolete training/knowledge.

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Hi! I developed my career exactly the same way. I dropped out of school and I always knew that I wanted to work in software. But here in Spain when I left the school we had no apprentice plan for computers and I had to code a lot of stuff and do a lot other jobs to get an entry job in software. Now I work at the biggest cellphone maker in Spain and I'm very happy, but the road could have been easier!

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Not a question but I just wanted to thank you for this piece it was great to read.

I hope someday to find a person like Jürgen.

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Or better yet, become someone's Jürgen.

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Breaking out of each box, one box at a time. :-)

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Please come to Canada.

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Yes, please.

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DJ could use a update to be fully Rails 4.2 compatible. I'd love a PR for that and would merge.

https://github.com/tobi/delayed_job

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The repo you linked to is dead. DJ is in active development at https://github.com/collectiveidea/delayed_job.

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I remember that! It was really surprising to get your email back and you had an entire explanation for why you can't make the introduction. You actually leaked a ton of insight in your personal style with that interaction. I admire your integrity greatly.

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Never anything like that. I usually capitalized on whatever fads were around. I went to middle school in the early 90s so it was things like those MagicEye books. I'd buy a box of them from the publisher and sell them for retail price at ( back then ) 200% markup.

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Hey I used to do the same thing! Yo-yo's were a fad when I was in primary school, so I'd buy the from the flea market and sell them at a mark-up at school. Also, bulk lollies -- absolutely brilliant for making change at school. When we had a "paper hornet" war, I sold prepackaged "ammo" kits!

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And this is why I love this site.

That line just made me think of the guys our our middle school who would buy up bulk soda and sell them for $1 or $2. But getting in on toy/widget fads is much smarter, though with a higher risk of the fad blowing over while you had money sitting in inventory.

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I've used mine every day since I got it. It's hard to describe how amazing the riding experience is.

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Thank you!

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While there are no billion dollar revenue businesses on Shopify yet, it's really easy to underestimate the size of many of it's stores. Also I'm not sure what percentage you are referring to, we don't take one. We make a minuscule amount on the credit card transactions but we really pass economies of scale savings there to our customers.

We constantly have larger retailers replatform to Shopify who previously were spending 100k or more on their ecommerce software.

(I work at Shopify)

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