👓 Investing in Skills | Collin Donnell

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I’m pretty comfortable on the command line. I can move about, issue commands, edit my profile, pipe things around, all that. However — and I’m probably supposed to admit this with a little shame — I’ve never really learned how to write shell scripts. Usually I’d write a Python script, a small command line app, or hack something together with Automator. It did the same job, but not being able to write a bash script from scratch felt like kind of a blind spot.

👓 Excluded from Confoo Speaker Dinner – What Happened and How It Made Me Feel | Part of a Whole

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I was an invited speaker at the Confoo YVR conference in December 2017. I gave two talks, both on accessibility. I was the only speaker presenting accessibility-related topics. There was a dinner organized for all the speakers. I was precluded from attending that dinner because the organizers selected a venue on the second floor, with no elevators. There was no way for a wheelchair user to access the venue. I felt embarrassed, and angry.

Wow this was pretty shitty…

👓 Combating Sexism in Tech With Honesty: The Impact of Upload’s Silence| Medium | Danny Bittman

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I was the Creative Producer at Upload until most of the Upload San Francisco staff and I quit after a sexual harassment lawsuit was filed…

👓 Americans would be shocked by common resumé practices in Germany | Quartz

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Employers want photos, date of birth, marital status—even your parents’ occupations.

👓 “How Do I Get a Job at Automattic?” | Ryan Markel

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I get about a half-dozen emails a year via my contact form asking me this question or asking related questions, like how to craft a resume, or what it’s like to work at Automattic. I thought I’d jot something down so I can just send a link the next time this happens, as my advice hasn’t chan...

👓 Help! My Best Friend Wants to Fake Her Entire Résumé to Get a Better Job. | Slate

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My best friend works in a job that she is grossly overqualified for but that pays better than most entry-level positions in her field.