Maybe not exactly
Maybe not exactly
It doesn't have to be math heavy
Prince George's Community College (PG County, Maryland) offers a lot of certificate programs, including ones on 'Computer Graphics' and 'Web Technology', that can be expanded into a AAS in IT (which would require you to take some programming courses, even if concentrating graphics)
Take a look at the pages numbered 116 to 124 the PDF of their 'programs of study' from their course catalog : https://www.pgcc.edu/uploadedF...
I was talking to someone from Boulder last night, and they (scientific data archive) had three of their programmers poached (got contacted out of the blue, they hadn't been looking to jump ship before that), and haven't had much luck finding replacements.
She said the programmer unemployment rate was 0.5% in their area. So, if you're an unemployed programmer, who's in a position to pick up and move, you might want to look at job postings in that area. (although I'd advise doing research into cost of living there
Unless someone's been lusting after some swanky new vaccuum, or spends hours a day trying to sterilize their environment, giving someone that says 'I think you're not doing a good job of cleaning' or 'I think you should clean more often' is not the way to go. (even if it's 'I know you've been complaining about the old vacuum, so I got you a replacement', save it for next week, and give something else for valentine's day.
If you've already bought the vacuum, and are planning on surprising your significant other tonight, I'd highly suggect you break out some magic markers and some paper and making a few 'I will clean the house' coupons to give along with it.
... or if you don't want to just write a toy program that you're going to throw away, then find some open source project that you can contribute to.
Or check Code For America (or whatever the equivalent is in your country) to help out on local projects
Go to school for learning the fundamentals of programming ('this is a variable', 'this is a function'), or maybe to get a deeper understanding of different styles of programming (procedural / functional / OO / event-driven, etc.)
If you're one of those people who learn better from structured education
For years people have complained about how much of an idiot security guards have to be for Solid Snake to be able to sneak around under their noses by hiding in a cardboard box.
Now someone's actually built a system that would make it completely effective
(conspiracy theorists can now discuss the probability that Konami paid them to it)
"Flexible hours" can also mean "You know that sign-off you need? They might show up at 2pm, or they might work from home today"
Or it might mean "We're okay with you coming in late so long as you put in 12 hrs each day"
This would likely qualify as an honorarium (a payment given for professional services that are rendered nominally without charge)
As with anything else
Until the money gets to be high enough that it's worth contacting a tax attorney about, it's better to just not take it.
(I am *not* a tax attorney, but I have received honoraria before (I think it was $500), and they gave me the appropriate paperwork to include when filing my taxes)
Just today, I sent some mail and got
Too bad AOL seems to have taken those URLs down. A quick hop to archive.org told me that my ISP's been blocked for sending spam
No, you have after care *in* the library.
If you think about it, most sports teams are after-care for the kids, but with this one, there's little chance of injury and the kids aren't missing class on a regular basis to go on bus trips to other schools.
Personally, I think it's a great idea; when I was 2nd through 4th grade, I went to a DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependent Schooling) school in Europe -- on the days that my mom was working at Family Services (basically a thrift store) on the base, we'd have to kill time
If you get to the kids early enough, and teach them to appreciate the library, I think you've got a chance. My local library system has a policy of intentionally *not* opening up libraries near high schools, because of the kids who come in there and goof off and talk back to the librarians when they're told to calm down.
Most of us haven't been in a school library in years, unless we have kids who are of that age.
There are a *lot* of librarian mailing lists out there
Most of the innovation in library spaces is happening in public & college libraries these days, adding makerspaces or going high-tech
I wouldn't even bother with educating them on the benefits of real, deep research vs. satisficing with the top hit from Google
The only thing that you I think is wrong with school libraries is that they're closed in summer, so the books are sitting going to waste. I'd love to see there be better coordination between our local school & library systems, but our current library system is so disfunctional that I don't see that changing without them getting rid of the director who thought it was a good idea to fire all of the branch managers.
I haven't had to interview too many people at my current job (boo, federal budget cuts), but when I did, on 80% or so of people, I asked the question:
"Star Wars or Star Trek?"
The thing is, I didn't really care which one you picked, so long as you could explain why. And if you picked something else (Firefly, Battlestar Glactica, Dr. Who, Red Dwarf, etc.) and could give a passionate answer, that's even better. The only wrong answer is the 'I'm not going to pick one or the other because I don't want to offend anyone' unless you could really impress me some creativity in the process.
And for anyone who complains that there might be people who haven't seen any of 'em (I still know some people who are almost 30 and qualify)
... then why not have them be the keepers of the data?
Then they'd be able to accurately monitor how it's actually being used.
Having some third party manage it just seems like one of those 'well, technically we're not supposed to, so we found a loophole'
Not to worry, there are forces at hand already working on the rodent problem there.
Back when I lived in DC (late 1990s) there were regular reports of exploding manholes
About 10 years ago, they had a solution -- install manholes with vent holes in them, so the gas pressure can't build up as easily. Of course, you instead get extra water underground, which can lead to faster corrosion of pipes.
Last year, when the methane levels were first reported, the estimate was 38 exploding manholes per year