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An Open Letter to Recruiters

Mark Mzyk February 26, 2013

Dear –, I’m sure you mean well in reaching out. I’m sure you’re just trying to do your job. However, a solicitation like this isn’t going to get me to change jobs. I believe I speak for all technical workers when I say that repeated solicitations like this wear on us. It’s not that you’ve […]

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Politics and Analogies

Mark Mzyk November 6, 2012

Today is Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. Election day in the United States. Last night, my local PBS station aired the Frontline episode The Choice, which is about the biographies of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney and how they found themselves at this point, running for election to be the President of the United States. The […]

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Surge 2012 Recollections

Mark Mzyk October 8, 2012

Being one of the representatives of Opscode at Surge 2012, here are my (slightly belated) thoughts from having attended the conference. The list of sessions can be found here. The opening keynote was an analysts of Forrester who presented four general trends that he said made scalability and performance more important than ever. This talk was forgettable. It was […]

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