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Comment Re:Tech supprt is awesome (Score 1) 613

Hey Dan, it sounds like you have a great organization. This is one of the more positive descriptions of a "tech support" job so far in this discussion, and I think it can help to serve as an example to people for 1) how TSE can be an important and rewarding job, and 2) how a not-so-awesome job can be spun positively in a job interview.

There are so many opportunities for showing the value you've added to the business in a support role!


Submission Google screws over Owner of popular OSS project

buhatkj writes: The guy who runs the popular OSS 3d engine project Irrlicht just got banned from Google AdSense, after an accusation of click fraud!
From the Blog Post:

"Maybe you've noticed, for the last few days some google ads appeared on this blog, but they have disappeared now again. That's because I just got banned from google adsense for life time (as it seems), although I didn't do anything wrong."

Not only that, but they are witholding monies already earned by his ads prior to the accusation.

"In that mail, they did not even tell me any information about their problem with my ads, only "invalid clicks or page impressions". No IP adresses, no channel ID, no website, no time or date, no amount of clicks, nothing. No way for me to find out what was wrong. There was the possibility to contradict, and I tried to explain some possible causes like the sudden increased amount of traffic, but they ignored me. The interesting thing: They now even won't pay out the money I already earned before the occurance of their 'invalid clicks' assert. "

Check out the full story HERE
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Journal Journal: I have ascended to the highest tier of karma...

I now have an excellent karma rating. This makes me feel good. My karma whoring has paid off, and I no longer have to worry about my posts as much.

It also means I no longer have a quest on Slashdot. But that's okay, because I get my automatic karma bonus! Woohoo! I will now be read by more people, and get modded up EVEN MORE!

and I may even troll a bit. No, I won't.

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Journal Journal: The worst fan fiction everw 1

So I'm reading some Wing Commander forums. Remember those games? Starred Mark Hamil? Anyways... some guy posts asking people what they think about the stats he made for a new fighter that would be featured in an upcoming fan fiction story of his.

The fighter was hideously overpowered. It had a lot of guns. It could go faster than any fighter before. It had the heaviest armor ever. It had TWO turrets. It was, pretty much, a piece of shit.

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Journal Journal: PeteyG on Google

I just did a google search on "PeteyG", and discovered that I am personally responsible for about half of the hits that the search turns up. That is both scary and cool. Scary, because it means I'm not under the radar as much as I might like to be, but it's cool because it feels like I'm a bit more of a "player" on the net. I do shit, cool shit, and shit that people pay attention

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Journal Journal: My second journal entry ever 2

I like my job. I get to do some neat, interesting things. The people are nice, as is the environment.

I even got my own cubicle (a temporary thing... fortunately?).

But from hour to hour... there's not so much for me to do. I add some .shtmls to an intranet every so often... and I perform some manual labor. But the project I was hired to work on has been put on the back burner temporarily.

You will lose an important tape file.