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  1. In Topic: Offered a Job in Boston and Pittsburgh, where is the better market?

    Posted 19 Sep 2014

    View Postjon.kiparsky, on 19 September 2014 - 12:56 AM, said:

    I wouldn't put "scene" in scare quotes.

    Oops, didn't mean for those to be scare quotes. There are definitely things going on.

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    some very good breweries (yo, xclite - I think it's about time for another round...)

    I agree.

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    I can go along with this - but I'd wager that Boston will give you a lot more room to move up. If you're topping out for Pittsburgh wages, and coming in at the low end in Boston, then you might want to factor in the potential for growth beyond cost of living.

    This can be true. Another point that is implied but not explicitly stated here is that movement to other companies is probably easier in Boston because there are just more of them.
  2. In Topic: Offered a Job in Boston and Pittsburgh, where is the better market?

    Posted 19 Sep 2014

    View PostLemur, on 19 September 2014 - 12:18 AM, said:

    View Postxclite, on 18 September 2014 - 08:28 PM, said:

    The cost of living in Boston is insane, and the housing market is a shitshow.


    You should try San Francisco some time then.

    I would have said the same thing had SF been one of the options.
  3. In Topic: Offered a Job in Boston and Pittsburgh, where is the better market?

    Posted 18 Sep 2014

    The cost of living in Boston is insane, and the housing market is a shitshow.

    That said, I love it here. There's a lot of opportunity, and honestly it's about as close as you're going to get to "the [tech] scene" on the east coast. The vibe here is generally "active" - everybody has a place to be. They love their sports, and there are so many universities around that you are almost always within 1/4 mile of higher education. Much of Boston's professional population is transient and young.

    I could also be sold on Pittsburgh - it's a different city with a different atmosphere. The cost of living is cheaper, the food and bar scene is probably more down to earth. There are still good opportunities and schools there. If you want a reasonably sized place somewhat in or near the city, you're going to have to go to Pitt.

    If the two salaries are similar, Pitt is a better choice financially. The Boston salary had better scale with cost of living or you're going to be losing out.
  4. In Topic: Destiny: Becoming Legend

    Posted 16 Sep 2014

    I actually held off because of the reviews. I was considering it as the tipping point for buying a next-gen console, but for me the scariest thing was the common theme of the game being sort of shallow. Still, I'm all about more co-op games being created, so I'm happy at least in that regard.
  5. In Topic: The simplest thing that could possibly work...

    Posted 16 Sep 2014

    Trying to predict the future is generally impossible. However, it's possible to make good choices when writing code that makes change easier - appropriate decomposition and separation of concerns go a long way.

    I actually don't buy into TDD (not that I think anything is wrong with it). I start writing code, it eventually grows into a good solution because I can't stand unmaintainable code, and then I write unit tests for regression and to exercise tricky cases, and integration tests for whole-system behavior.

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    jon.kiparsky Icon

    28 Jan 2013 - 08:10
    http://www.anythingcomic.com/comics/1662781/clingy/
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    gabehabe Icon

    05 Dec 2012 - 16:46
    LUBE IS GOOD, OTHERWISE YOUR BUM WOULD BE SORE FOR WEEKS <3
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    gabehabe Icon

    03 Dec 2012 - 02:55
    YOU HAVE BEER?! I'M ON MY WAY!
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    gabehabe Icon

    20 Dec 2011 - 09:05
    don't forget the fondue!
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    gabehabe Icon

    20 Dec 2011 - 09:02
    my wanting to be in you goes without saying, i just want to be on top.
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    gabehabe Icon

    20 Dec 2011 - 08:29
    i... i want to be on you
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    hulla Icon

    02 Sep 2011 - 07:37
    Dammit I was planning on using "Like A Boss" for my member title before I saw your avatar :s
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    ishkabible Icon

    12 Apr 2011 - 08:41
    its actually Yiddish, my grandfather called my dad a 'ishkabible' every time he did some stupid, now my dad calls me the same thing. supposedly it means confused.
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    ishkabible Icon

    11 Apr 2011 - 20:15
    your name always makes me think of x-lax when i read it. not the most pleasant thing to think about :(
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    Raynes Icon

    01 Apr 2011 - 08:35
    At some point, sure. At this point, I don't have enough time to do much of anything except for Clojure.
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    gabehabe Icon

    08 Dec 2010 - 14:26
    SECKS TIEM! <3
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    gabehabe Icon

    17 Jun 2010 - 07:33
    U WANT 2 SECKS?
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    gabehabe Icon

    17 Jun 2010 - 06:44
    I WONDERED IF YOU WERE HORNY.
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    gabehabe Icon

    01 Jun 2010 - 11:56
    It's going well, m'luvly. How's life? xx
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    gabehabe Icon

    01 Jun 2010 - 11:30
    Hey schmecksy.
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