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Really frustrating to see how few not-men candidates we're having come through the queue for our eng roles. (we have lots of other non-technical roles, too!) So if you're looking, I'll post things here again.

Important details:

  • Civic tech and gov't projects
  • Fully distributed, remote-first
  • US only (gov't contract requirements)
  • solid benefits, medical, dental, vision, 401k w/company contributions
  • perks like office setup, employee effectiveness, and training budgets
  • loads of PTO: 20 days vacation, 20 days sick, and all federal holidays, Juneteenth + a floating day
  • inclusive and diverse team including leadership
  • working with incredible, empathetic and compassionate people
  • the company is bootstrapped, no VCs

You can learn more about the company culture here: truss.works/jobs

Our company handbook is public: guide.truss.works/docs/trussel

Our engineering playbook is open as well: playbook.truss.dev/

Interview process is solid and we don't do whiteboarding, just a small take-home project (max 4hrs, not timed)

In short, the culture is AMAZING. Hands down the best company I've ever worked for.

We have openings for:

  • Sr Software Engineer Manager: $192,500 - $220,000
  • Sr Infrastructure Engineer: $166,500 - $192,500
  • Sr Software Engineer (IV): $166,500 - $192,500
  • Software Engineer (III): $137,000 - $166,500

And some non-technical roles as well:

  • Client Engagement Director: $200,500 - $210,000
  • Delivery Manager / Project Manager: $130,000 - $151,000
  • User Experience Designer: $124,500 to $152,500
  • Sales & Business Development Manager: $107,500 - $137,000

Detailed job descriptions are here:
jobs.lever.co/trussworks

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Parker Fly fixing and hell, while I'm at it I might as well teach myself to do basic setups on both guitars.

I'm gonna keep threading off this post as I go through the process.

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Oh, hello there.

I'm a , , senior software engineer from my beloved NJ. I write & , play & . I like , , , & . I'm older than most of you.

Most of my posts are self-indulgent ramblings about stuff that passes through my head and grumblings about technology. I don't shitpost. ymmv.

I enjoy showing my learning process, hopefully demystifying how the tech industry works. I chat about the ideas I have that I don't have time to manifest.

I'm a neutral good paladin and I am friends with chaos. Systems have their uses, but my moral code will always take precedence.

I believe in kindness and do my best to help when I can.

Links in my profile if you're interested in what I'm working on.

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I’m unabashedly proud of something I’ve made. “Take On Me” is the best thing I’ve ever written.

It’s a story about love, grief, food, music, and the people who accept you exactly as you are.

And now it’s not just mine anymore, it’s yours, too.

takeonme.xyz/

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I can't move to the Fediverse properly until I reproduce my famous pinned post from the birdsite, so here it is:

P.S.A. To all vintage computer and video game collectors:

Go through your collections and GET THE DAMN BATTERIES OUT!

Now! Don't wait! Seriously, put down the phone, go to your collection and take out all the batteries. Right now! Even if they look "okay" they are NOT SAFE after this much time.

Guitar repair aftermath. I need some more tools and better organization for the next one.

The Fly is cleaned and restrung and ready to play! Couldn’t wait until the weekend. lol.

I recorded a bunch of video of the process which I’ll put up sometime soon.

I did my very first truss rod adjustment! And getting the tension spring settled was a bit of a process. There was a guide on the flyclone.com forums that was incredibly helpful getting the whole bridge set up.

I did a lot of work on it so I’m letting it rest until later today, then I’ll likely have to futz with the bridge again and work on the tuning. I’m still getting a bit of fret buzz too so I’ll need to tweak the truss rod a little more.

It’s also incredible what a fresh set of strings feels like. 😮

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The Dracula Daily newsletter is making me think of doing the same thing with my own book, Take On Me.

It would be pretty fun to set up and run, just a lot of copy/pasting into some cool newsletter format.

🤔 It would be a good way to get me writing up those reference essays I've been wanting to do, too. Though I don't want to pull attention away from the new book I'm working on.

Still, the simpler newsletter would still be fun. It would run from September to February, with a stinger the following September.

Today for me:

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” - Brené Brown

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Took a few minutes to wrap up the cables on my desk better. Putting them in better order also allow me to organize my mind a little.

The desk and I are both better for it.

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Good morning, read my webcomic about two people in love except one is an amoral immortal witch from the steppes and the other one is also weird. And they rob graves.
upior.thecomicseries.com/
#MastoArt #fantasy #comic #comics

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You can tell how important a thing retroactively is by how many tabs are open to the exact same URL.

Working on a five tab task.

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Has anyone tried removing screen prints/vinyl prints from t-shirts with acetone? There's a Medusa shirt I'd buy and wear the hell out of if it didn't also say "Let's Get Stoned" and I'm trying to decide if this is a feasible experiment.

Okay, this folding guitar has some really incredible engineering in it.

youtube.com/watch?v=OjpyI1fI4O

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More apple blossoms in #infrared ... #photography. #florespondence
550nm, red ones are double channel switched, blue ones are closer to original (which are violet).

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Parker Fly fix update:

I just ordered some strings and some cleaning supplies and am planning on working on the cleanup over the Memorial Day weekend.

There are two parts that have significant rust on them but it looks like they're not coming off so I can't deep clean them.

I tried taking the bridge off to get them out, but it's blocked by the short, soldered wire connecting up the piezo pickups. I really don't want to fuck around with desoldering the piezos. I'm not familiar enough with how that works to risk it.

So instead I'm going to try taping off the areas around those parts, getting a stiff brush and some WD-40 in there and doing my best.

Once that's done as far as I can get it, I'm going to clean the rest of the insides, clean the contacts, install the spring and string it back up.

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Actually adding onto that, that's what I feel the difference between fedi and twitter is

It's okay for my timeline to not have infinite content in it

It's okay if I've read it all and close the app, that's IDEAL actually

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Always a little frustrating to have to tamp my mind and heart back down on Monday morning.

At least it’s not as bad as in previous jobs, I’m grateful for that. Also grateful I had the space to open up this weekend, it’s been a couple weeks.

Still, shifting off of the creative flow is always gonna be a bit of a chore.

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Mental Health, Positive 

And I think the Self Care bot has just introduced a concept that I've been trying to express for decades: wholesome self-discipline, as opposed to unkind self attack.

I think it's an important thing: the gentle self-urging to do things that are nurturing or pleasurable, even when mental health means you don't want to. For me, it also covers things like communicating with others when you just don't have it in you to do something you'd promised.

YMMV, as always.

One of my favorite amusements is when I get an Ello new follower notification.

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I'm starting a small call for entries for a yet-to-exist 'zine on tech for resting, being lazy, letting be, and having a break. Share wide and far.

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For the first Fallow Zine, la Jachère is interested in contributions about the following topics, but not limited to them.

- Lazy tech or tech for the lazies
- Tech that falls into place, fits, is just enough
- Tech for rest, pause, have a break, take a breath
- Tech for preservation, of the status quo, of energy, of a moment, of equilibrium

More on jache.re/notes/call-fallow-zin

- Deadline: 21. June 2022 (more or less… deadlines are thresholds to play with)

#zine #technology

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Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. ~ Max Ehrmann

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.