February 2003 - Posts
A friend of mine has told me about a job opening at his company. I would have loved to have gone for it myself, it's a great company, but unfortunately I have a wife and kid to support with long term security but for the right person this will be a great contract - see below.
We're a UK-based company seeking a fairly experienced ASP.NET developer
(min 1yr) on a part-time contract basis. This position can be performed
remotely, and although we would prefer someone in the UK, that is not a
requirement. You must be fluent in English, have good grammar and writing
skills, and be able to communicate with customers in a friendly manner
The work involves a variety of jobs including working on custom server
controls, working on a small ASP.NET marketing web site, and handling
customer support emails (an ASP.NET product). Our customers are ASP.NET
developers and you must be well-versed in not just ASP.NET, but also
for a period of 3-6months. There is a minimum of about 1-2hrs work daily,
with additional development projects on top.
This position would provide an ideal regular income stream for an
independent ASP.NET developer. Rates are negotiable, and with
bonuses available. More information available on request in exchange
for your CV/resume.
Here is a sneak preview of my latest ASPAlliance article - how to set image quality by setting JPEG compression level with GDI+
A couple of bloggers have mentioned the division between OO clued up coders and VB'ers. I would just like to point out that
- Everyone has to learn somewhere/when
- A communication breakdown is the fault of BOTH parties, assuming someone is too thick to "get it" could mean you are too thick to explain it ;O)
If they dont know, teach them!
More figures about the uk new media scene look gloomy and more and more companies are outsourcing to india. Who would want to be a developer right now? :O(
"Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo will become the first phone carrier to offer services based on Macromedia's Flash animation player. "
10 things to know about XDocs
[Via Sean Campbell
Roy mentions the need for an "about" page on a blog - I feel excluded from this as I have a whole site dedicated to me me me! ;O)
The "plans" section is interesting. I have lots of ambitions, I have ticked off quite a few. One ambition that seems silly now but I would still like to acheive is "own an audi a4 before I am 30" (told you it was silly). Only a year and a bit to go, wonder if I will manage it in this gloomy economic climate - had the dotcom bubble lasted a little longer I could have had a fleet of them ;O)
Thanks to Plip (have you got a blog??) a security hole was fixed in one of my sites today. It's that old problem of writing something quick and temporary and then leaving it there forever. I am afraid I am a lazy programmer when it comes to my own stuff and I tend to do these "tactical quick-wins" as a colleague likes to call them ("hacks" is probably more accurate) more often than I would like to admit.
The moral is write correctly first time even if it means delivering late.
Any benefit of having something up early would have been way offset had someone a hell of a lot less ethical and sharp as Phil had discovered the schoolboy error I had made. I've learnt my lesson the easy way and I am very grateful!
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