December 8th, 2008


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Hi everyone,

I really hope this is not an inappropriate place for this. Do any of you want a job doing front-end development in the Bay Area (Redwood City)? Or maybe you have friends who are looking for a job? To be totally straightforward, I work for a search firm and I'm having trouble finding people who want to develop web applications. So I hate to resort to sending out messages to people I don't know, but it really might be a good opportunity for some of you. Someone with experience working at a web company and a technical degree from a decent school would be best. Let me know, email would be best (

Really sorry if this is just a bothersome message to you all. My company does pay a referral bonus though, of at least $500 if you put us in contact with someone who gets placed in the position. I'm not trying to mess with anyone; just trying to help somebody who is looking for a new job. I would never spam messages to people; I hope that's not how this is interpreted.

- Brian
  • istril

Hope this is not off-topic...

Greetings! I'm a library sciences student, and at my local library I've been put in charge of the computer books section. So, I need to do a little research into the software and computer industry and was hoping you could point me in the right direction.

the W3c has some nice information about how many people are using what OS and what browser, but I'd LOVE to find a resource with information like this about other software. Like what word processing programs have what percent of the market share, etc. The hard part about this is I need a free resource.

If you know any listservs or feeds or anything that talks about software news and releases and things, that would be great too. I just need to be able to know what my patrons are using and anticipate what books I need to buy.

I appreciate any help you can give, and apologies if this is not allowed!