We seem to working more and more with Freelancers on projects these days. Pulling people in who have a particular skill set, as and when they are required. Sometimes for a day, more often for a project. But so far these hires have been limited to those people who I know via the usual channels, Tech Meetup, Web Centric, et al.
But am sure there are other very talented freelancers in Glasgow, and it would be great to have them on the roster as well. Who we want to hear from;
Server-side developers. Python (Django experience a plus), might be some work for PHP developers as well but Python preferred.
Web designers. Must have a good portfolio of modern design for the web.
If you have a skill set I have not listed but you think could be useful to us, please get in touch as well.
You must be willing to work from our Studio in Glasgow. This is not a distance position. No working at home in your underwear am afraid, but it’s worth it. We’re 30 seconds from some of the best pubs in Glasgow! ;)
If this sounds like you please email me with the following;
a 1 page CV detailing your relevant skills and experience.
your daily/weekly/etc rates
3 links to recent work you are most proud of (does not need to be commercial, can be personal projects, open source code, and so on)
a link to your blog, Twitter, Identi.ca, Github, Carbonmade, LinkedIn or wherever
If you are a programmer you’ll get bonus points if you also include a Fizzbuzz solution in Python :)
I’ve been trying to use Things for a while, but am crap at remembering to add my tasks to it. So I tried to automate it a little. I wrote my own basic CLI interface to Things in Python, imaginatively called pyThings so I could script the inclusion of tasks.
but I still don’t use it as much as I should. I think it might be the over-head involved. I don’t need most of the advanced features of Things, and I am starting to think as simple as it was it felt over-complex having all these additional bits I never used.
So am switching to TODO.txt. I have it set to save all todos to a file in Dropbox so I can access them anywhere (iPhone & iPad included) and in my ~/.profile I have added “todo.sh ls" so every-time I open Terminal I am presented with a list of my todos. And because they are just saved in a normal Text file I can have GeekTool read them and output the contents onto my desktop, so I can never escape the list!
Hopefully this should suit my working style a little better, and I don’t have to write my own CLI to this one ;)
I can’t help it. Whenever I see or hear someone talking about their belief in religion, homeopathy, astrology, seances, fortune tellers and other rubbish I immediately begin questioning their ability to think logically or rationally and sometimes it might raise questions about their intelligence as a whole.
They could be a lovely person, someone I respect or sometimes even admire. But as soon as I hear them talk about gods or ghosts or snake oil disguised as legitimate “medicine” I find myself wondering if they were dropped on their head as a child?
If you have emailed me at any of home/personal accounts in the last week, sorry I might have archived it without reading. My inbox was getting out-of-hand. Hundreds of emails a day, dozens of filters (many either too greedy or not greedy enough) and so many labels!
So I’ve taken drastic measures,
Anything unread in my inbox has been archived. Hopefully I’d already picked out anything important.
I’ve deleted all my filters. Rather than trying to figure out which were broken, I’ve wiped them all out. I’ll set them up again as email arrives and then run them against existing mail as well.
Deleted all my labels. Some of them no longer made sense, so removed them all. Will setup again as mail comes in which requires them and use the nested label labs widget, same as my work account
In the pub after #barcampglasgow one of my fellow attendees was certain and unswayable that the number of IPV6 addresses was so HUGE that there were more IPV6 addresses than atoms in the earth. I smelt bullshit, and now I’m a little bit soberer lets look at the numbers.
I respect @ryancarson & the work being produced by @carsonified and to be honest I don’t want to get into the whole “UX Professional is a bullshit job title” [tweet] [post] shit storm which is going on at the moment.
One thing I do take issue with is Ryan’s immediate leap to “experience trumps all” as that is complete bullshit. You are only as good as your last project, nothing more. And as for the “budgets of up to multiple £Ms” [tweet], can we all give Ryan a big whoop-de-do? A big budget does not mean a better project. Have we forgotten the £2.8 Million disaster that is Birmingham Council’s site? [xss] [post]
Ryan needs to come up with a better argument than “because I say so”, I don’t care how long he has been within the industry.
My arguments in this post are 100% correct as I’ve been insulting, lambasting and criticising people and companies for almost my entire life, with budgets of up to sweet fuck all
@johnmcc did a great job with his 10KApart entry Video Poker. Highly addictive. In a competition where compression is so important his source is obviously quite ‘tight’.
But I thought I could reduce the CSS down a little bit more using a few micro-optomizations. Normally micro-optomization isn’t something that you should spend time on, as it will not be anywhere near the main bottle-neck in your app. But this is a special case.
A MASSIVE saving of 201 bytes. Might not sound like much but that is a 10.52% reduction. So how did we do it?
Get rid of the last semi-colons. Your last property/value pair before the closing } does not require a ;
Tighten up our spacing. Don’t need any spaces between name/values, selectors, etc
Don’t need the html selector, body will be fine in this case.
the body font-family declaration does not need a serif default as most browsers will default to serif anyway.
Firefox and webkit no longer need vendor prefixes for border-radius.
remove repeat from all background declarations as it is the default anyways
#000 is actually shorter than writing black
font-weight & font-size can be compressed using the font shorthand. The shorthand requires a minimum of font-size and font-family. But it still shorter to write font:bold 28px inherit that it is to write font-weight: bold;font-size:28px