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Hi,
How nice it'd be if you had a cool job in your hometown. Anyobody out there falling in this category ??
 
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Not me, that's for sure. My usual travel is 40-70 miles one way, depending on the work site.
[ May 23, 2002: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]
 
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Somehow I doubt I'll find a software engineering job in a town of 4K where the largest employer is a factory that makes firetrucks.
 
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yea, but are those fire trucks web-enabled?
I thought not.

See, opportunity knocks at every corner like a Jehova's Witness on speed. (My apologies to my JW friends)
 
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Well, I am lucky to get a job in my home town ... but ... I don't know whether I will be able to stick to it!!!
 
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I work in the next town over. About a 6 mile drive.
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
I work in the next town over. About a 6 mile drive.


I am SO jealous !
I am trying to figure out exactly where my hometown is. I have moved around alot.
I commute about 40-50 miles each way now but the town that I live near now is not exactly my "hometown". We just moved here recently.
 
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Originally posted by Corey McGlone:
Somehow I doubt I'll find a software engineering job in a town of 4K where the largest employer is a factory that makes firetrucks.


Pierce?
 
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Well, I'm not sure if I would call it my hometown since I'm not originally from here, but...
About a 6 mile commute to my company's office, and usually a 15 mile commute to my actual work site (sometimes as little as 3 miles but haven't worked at that site in awhile).
Not bad for the Baltimore-Washington area I guess.
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:

Pierce?


Nope, Seagrave.


yea, but are those fire trucks web-enabled?


How cool would that be? Whenever you start coding too hard and smoke starts to pour from your ears, a solid stream of water could be fired at your head from IE! I wonder if the electronic firemen would climb out on mini ladders to rescue the little animals everyone seems to have on top of their monitors...
I see that Seagrave offers a truck called the 65' telesquirt. Now, I'm no firefighter expert, but if I were a firefighter, I'd sure like to ride around on my 65' telesquirt. If you check out the website, it's found within the Snozzle (which is, in it's own right, a great word) section.
So, have I thoroughly hijacked this thread yet? :roll:
[ May 24, 2002: Message edited by: Corey McGlone ]
 
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So, have I thoroughly hijacked this thread yet?
Corey,
Thread hijacking is an art. You can't just jump in with some off the wall comment or question like "How's the weather?" and be recognized as an artist. You'd be a hack merely. You must enter the conversation either on topic or following a question or comment of a previous post. From there, it is your responsibility to direct the conversation elsewhere. This other path could supplant the original thread topic or it could be a "parallel conversation" not actually stopping the original conversation.
As a (self proclaimed) JavaRanch Certified Thread Hijacker (JCTH) myself and founder of Hijackers Anonymous, I do declare you certified. We're mostly an autonomous collective of JavaRanch users. Our numbers aren't really certain.
Well, good day.
 
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Dirk
I have to question your judgement in certifying Corey. Early in your post you refer to him as merely 'a hack' and then explain the art of hijacking (giving away all of the valuable secrets that have been so long hidden from the unaware population, why dont you just be like Robert Redford and start showing people the secret handshake too!!). He should be required to exhibit his skill by finding and succesfully hijacking his own thread.
I would also submit that asking 'have I thoroughly hijacked this thread yet?' is tantamount to admitting that he tried to hijack the thread. Revealing the hijack is at best a stab inthe dark at being recognized as a potential member of the hijacker elite. It should not be allowed except as used by rank amatuers to throw the scent off of the true masters - or by the masters themselves to throw the scent off of themselves.
I would argue that the best hijackers will simply derail the entire thread without any of the participants noticing that the thread has been hijacked until they all arrive at some previously unseen destination.
Dave
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Dave, I disagree with the merits on which you suggest the JCTH be awarded. Corey must have done something right, since this is the fourth post with nothing to do with the original topic. I think the hijacking certification should be granted to those that initiate a chain of X number of subsequent posts that are off-topic, not in the manner that they achieve the subject change. If X = 4, then Corey should qualify for the JCTH. Dirk, what do see as fit for this number? After how many consecutive off-topic posts is a thread considered hijacked?
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The problem with jacks getting high is reaching epidemic proportions in this country, as in the rest of the world. I think it's time that jacks realized that life is exciting enough for them without having to resort to other substances to enhance the effect.
 
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Speaking of resorts, I'm really looking forward to going to Lake Tahoe next weekend. It's a really lovely area. They have nice condos on the lake and Reno is nearby.
 
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Speaking of Reno, how is Janet Reno's bid for the Florida legistature comming along? Any word on her progress after her collapse last year while on a fundraising tour?
 
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Anyone seen Star Wars, yet?
 
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It is tremendously pleasing that JavaRanchers are so damned witty! Were it otherwise, I'd have stopped frequenting this place ages ago.
 
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And we look good too.
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
And we look good too.


Hmm, Sure do, How come Sheriff Cindy got the colorful look? Come to think of it, the picture speaks why!
 
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We are a damn fine lookin' bunch. Certainly better lookin' than the typical gangs of desperadoes that frequented the old west. Do you think that this is common to all Java programmers or only the ones that frequent JavaRanch?
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
Do you think that this is common to all Java programmers or only the ones that frequent JavaRanch?


Only the ones that frequent Javaranch!
 
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