Y'all are a bunch of wankers!

Flasher, Daddy is calling you

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/items/2007/03/13.html

We're looking for a tech writer to update Mike Gunderloy's book Painless Project Management with FogBugz to cover the new features in FogBugz 6.0.
Permalink Send private email Masiosare 
March 13th, 2007 1:37pm
Would be relevant if I:

1) Had seen FogBugz, in my life, ever, or had any serious experience with bug tracking applications in general,

2) Was in reasonable vicinity of Daddy (he doesn't like telecommuting for some reason),

3) Could be bothered spending nights and weekends reworking a book.

But thanks for the heads up. :)
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 13th, 2007 1:49pm
"he doesn't like telecommuting for some reason"

Oooo - cite?
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 13th, 2007 2:06pm
Every single ad for a position at FogCreek carries the same requirements paragraph, and part of it is no telecommuting.

It's not expressly stated here, but somehow I doubt he'd consider it. Or rather, he's probably got applications from qualified candidates locally.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 13th, 2007 2:09pm
http://www.fogcreek.com/Jobs/SummerIntern.html
Permalink Colm 
March 13th, 2007 2:10pm
"no telecommuting"

It's probably because Joel gets thousands of resumes from people all over the world.  It's easier to toss out 99.999% of them if you say "no telecommuting".
Permalink Send private email Wayne 
March 13th, 2007 2:11pm
Nah, Flasher is part of a growing, nascent Technical Writing cadre in Estonia.  Why would he want to delay that process merely to be a summer Intern to document some FogBugz thing?

Besides, they're building his apartement as we speak.
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 13th, 2007 2:27pm
I think re-writing this book might be the exception that proves the rule.  Maybe a couple trips to NYC.  Google gives me the impression that the original author isn't local.
Permalink zed 
March 13th, 2007 2:34pm
Hmm!  As a short-term project to build buzz, this might work.

What you think, Flasher?
Permalink SaveTheHubble 
March 13th, 2007 2:39pm
Wouldn't Flasher need to be at least one of: (a) gay, (b) a good writer?
Permalink no one likes a contrarian 
March 13th, 2007 2:42pm
http://jobs.joelonsoftware.com/default.asp?1580

Specifically says "Telecommute"
Permalink Send private email O Canader 
March 13th, 2007 2:51pm
I think my credentials as not especially liking Flasher and not being particularly nice are well established, so I have a certain amount of credibility when I say that Flasher is, in fact, a good writer.
Permalink zed 
March 13th, 2007 2:52pm
telecommute, you say? ...so not such a good reader?
Permalink zed 
March 13th, 2007 2:52pm
Don't care less about his writing skillz. But having the ability to read/listen how others use the language is priceless. (See? I used 'less' in two completely different ways. Languages will do that sometimes.)
Permalink no one likes a contrarian 
March 13th, 2007 2:56pm
I've no idea what you're getting at. Maybe we could focus on your theories about Flasher's sexuality?  His chosen nickname is certainly indicative of something.
Permalink zed 
March 13th, 2007 3:03pm
"Nah, Flasher is part of a growing, nascent Technical Writing cadre in Estonia."

ROFL. Good one.

"Maybe a couple trips to NYC."

$500 return if I get lucky with tickets. And would need a visa. Uh-huh.
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 13th, 2007 3:07pm
Well, I applied. :P
Permalink Send private email Flasher T 
March 13th, 2007 3:23pm
Cool. Good luck!
Permalink Send private email ~~~x 
March 13th, 2007 5:31pm
Uh...

"Mike Gunderloy is busy with other projects, so we need someone to revise the chapters and add about 40% more content to cover new features in FogBugz 6. As the UI of FogBugz has undergone a major refresh, all the screenshots will have to be reshot."

I wouldn't call that a "technical writer" - I'd call that a "co-author"
Permalink Send private email Philo 
March 14th, 2007 8:58am

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