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by sebwiers
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2616

Re: Payrates?

I do try to put in time learning outside of work, but I've got a 1 year old son and a wife who works evenings. Still,I;ve built a pretty decent website in that time (how I learned jQuery & pushed my sql skills to the level where multi-table joins with aggregate functions don't intimidate me so m...
by sebwiers
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting a new bike, bit of advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 20819

Re: Getting a new bike, bit of advice?

Clipless shoes and pedals are amazing... but you shouldn't be paying $100 for your first pair, I paid about £18 for my first set and they're still functional. Agreed on that. The shoes are spendy enough. Try to get a set that come with cleats, for $40 or less. That typically means on sale from some...
by sebwiers
Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2616

Re: Payrates?

If instead this had read: 5 years experiences in PHP, MySQL, Javascript, and CSS. 4 year/Bachelors in CompSci/Software Engineering from a competitive engineering school. You would probably feel much more comfortable with what you make (or would make the next time an offer came in). Well... yeah. No...
by sebwiers
Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:18 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2616

Re: Payrates?

Hmm, then I may just be on track (or even doing well). My current job, held for just under a year (4 mos as contractor, 6 as full timer employee) is with a "small studio", and so far I've pretty much just done PHP / database work on the tangled backside of some (fairly large, aging) learni...
by sebwiers
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Javascript Help, interaction with HTML
Replies: 5
Views: 2448

Re: Javascript Help, interaction with HTML

Seconded. Here's an example that's veryy easy to implement in PHP (assuming you are using a loop to creat the <li> elements) that uses jquery: <ul> <li><a onclick="$('#hidIn').val('One')">One</a></li> <li><a onclick="$('#hidIn').val('Two')">Two</a></li> </ul> <input type="hi...
by sebwiers
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:45 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Payrates?
Replies: 13
Views: 2616

Payrates?

While I love to program, I do it for money. More specifically, I do it for money to take care of the people who enable me to program by loving me and keeping me fed, dressed, well rested, and sane. And currently I don't get enough money to do that as well as I'd like... which means I can't really be...
by sebwiers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:57 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fizzgig gets Fitter
Replies: 15
Views: 5279

Re: Fizzgig gets Fitter

Yeah, but is maximal strength something you want to train for if you are looking to improve performance in an endurance mountain bike race setting?
by sebwiers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Constants
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Constants

Constants can also be a good defense against code creep. Suppose you have the following function (I'm a php worker, so its gonna be psuedo-php): function dispaly_complex_data($data_input, $user_preferences){ ... 200+ lines of stuff ... work_on($data_input); ...twerk($user_prefereces); ...200+ lines ...
by sebwiers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 36854

Re: Gifted Education

Teachers are required by law to do professional development. I am required to get 30 hours per year. I generally do a week long institute in the summer + other stuff during the year. I don't think that's nearly enough. As a web developer, my company puts me through at least an hour a week of traini...
by sebwiers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:01 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 36854

Re: Gifted Education

I was actually turned down for entrance to a gifted program when I was maybe 12, I think because it was concluded I lacked the emotional maturity needed for self directed study (quite likely true(. I went to an (expensive) highschool with a lot of honors and AP classes, but otherwise a very traditio...
by sebwiers
Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: How long until 'Peak Science'?
Replies: 75
Views: 38939

Re: How long until 'Peak Science'?

Likewise, look at our modern journals. "In 2005, John Ioannidis of the University of Ioannina in Greece examined the 45 most prominent studies published since 1990 in the top medical journals and found that about one-third of them were ultimately refuted. If one were to look at all medical stu...
by sebwiers
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Biology/anthropology: Agent Smith's comparison human vs viri
Replies: 27
Views: 6689

Re: Biology/anthropology: Agent Smith's comparison human vs

I find that the whole idea in the comparison irks me, but I'm unable to formulate any reason as to why, and I lack the vocabulary and understanding of the subject matter to do any effective google searches. The reason it irks you is its a bullshit insult that's meant to make Morphius (and you) feel...
by sebwiers
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:32 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Gain Body Mass!
Replies: 19
Views: 5576

Re: Gain Body Mass!

Back to gaining body mass... If your old enough and have time, get a job at FedEx ground. You'll be loading trucks 3-4 hours a shift, just one shift a day. Its the only way I ever put on muscle mass. I had a good base of endurance first (long time cyclist) so was able to rock the pace they needed, a...
by sebwiers
Mon Apr 23, 2012 1:11 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Fizzgig gets Fitter
Replies: 15
Views: 5279

Re: Fizzgig gets Fitter

For endurance mtb racing, your VO2 max and lactic acid tolerance are gonna be huge factors. So yeah, those intervals are a must do. You don't need to do them on a stationary bike, though. Just throw them in in the middle of a normal ride. Ride harder = ride longer & stronger. As for goals, a low...
by sebwiers
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:08 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: Getting a new bike, bit of advice?
Replies: 30
Views: 20819

Re: Getting a new bike, bit of advice?

Is there any place that you can find a good bike, cheap, other than lucking out on ebay or craigslist etc, and any recommendations for a road bike for $200-250, for use of 40-50 miles a week? Oh, and last thing I can think of, always liked the look of the dropdown handlebars, especially after seein...
by sebwiers
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:26 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Website building/coding?
Replies: 27
Views: 11179

Re: Website building/coding?

I managed to learn how to use HTML, CSS, and Javascript, but how would I go about learning more about website building and the conventions themselves? There's probably a billion books, you tube videos, and websites about that subject. As a CS student, you probably want to get into something with a ...
by sebwiers
Sat Apr 21, 2012 4:00 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: "Don't use comments"
Replies: 39
Views: 7750

Re: "Don't use comments"

Had a conversation with a coworker today who said that you should never leave a comment explaining what code does--the function should be clear from reading the code; if it's not, you need to rewrite, not comment. <SNIP> Thoughts? My thoughts are he's never worked in an IDE that made good use of co...
by sebwiers
Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:27 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Help Wanted
Replies: 36
Views: 83351

Re: Help Wanted

The company I work for (Blue Earth Interactive, St. Paul Minnesoatta) usually has an opening or two. Right now they specifically need a good front end web designer / developer (strong css, html, javascript skills). Wordpress skills would be a plus, as would mobile development skills. Its a pretty go...

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