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As with a low sucking sound it slowly disappeared again, Starbuck still gazing at the agitated waters where it had sunk, with a wild voice exclaimed—“Almost rather I had seen Moby Dick and fought him, than to have seen thee, thou white ghost!”
      “What was it, Sir?” said Flask.
      “The great live squid, which, they say, few whale-ships ever beheld and returned to their ports to tell of it.”

Moby-Dick, 1851


3-17-09  No one reads this column
Guys, FURL sucks. It has sucked for years, and I'm sorry I've been using it. I have switched over to delicious; I would have done this much sooner, but they made it really difficult the last time I tried.

4-21-08  Archives
Uhmm, apparently archives haven't really been working since late 2006. THANX for the heads up guys! They are temporarily fixed, and will stay temporarily fixed until I migrate to new software/layout. I have said some hilarious things in the last 7 years, that future generations will feel lucky I preserved. Go check them out.

1-18-08  new iPhone icon
Woah, it's been 3 years since the last news update! Fuzzysquid now has a webclips icon for your iPhone! It'll automagically show up when you add FS to your home screen. Atom and RSS feeds have been available for a few years now, but I never made special mention of it.

1-14-05  LJ images
Since it seems to be popular, and it's been linked in a lot of different places besides here, I've decided to post the LJ Images page. At least in the news, at least for now. It's also getting some Google ads because you LiveJournal people are sucking up all my bandwidth (35% for that one page!)

4-02-04  FURL
Check out what I've been browsing: FURL.net bookmark archive. Not much commentary, relevance, or sequitur—but it's what's keeping this blog from turning into a meme dumpster.



  1. TONMO - The Octopus News Magazine Online. Invaluable.
  2. Angrywhale - Meet Leonard. He's an angry sort of whale.
  3. The Squid Blog - From the Laughing Squid people.


  4. Moxyberry - Where the cousin is at. Her bookmarks here.
  5. Cranky User - Brian's bookmarks. Updated, unlike his site.
  6. Rosenstock - Her other ride is your mom.
  7. Lauren - Wet Hot Singaporean Blogging.
  8. Universal Donor - Like the prime number shitting bear, but with terrible back pain.
  9. Olivia - Who receives special dispensation from our usual policies.
BLAG  read the archive

Thursday, September 05, 2002
dannyboy 4:34 PM (0)



i've been going over resumes for my replacement, and it's been a tremendously enlightening activity, particularly as I will soon be a job applicant myself. here are some highlights:

1. the job market is very competitive. in 6 hours, i got 100 resumes. the first response, got to me 5 minutes after the job was posted on the web.

2. you'd think this would be very discouraging, but after i started looking through the pile, i wasn't worried at all about finding a new job. all of a sudden, it started making sense why the companies i have already interviewed with were telling me i was one callback out of a dozen, from hundreds of applicants.

3. if you want to be someone's graphic designer, you really ought to learn how to spell "desinger."

4. if you want to be someone's graphic designer, you really, really, ought to care about what your resume looks like.

5. your objective statement should not be so depressing as to make me want to cry.

6. it will behoove you to follow instructions precisely. if the company explicitly asks that you attach a pdf of your resume, it will only make the person reviewing your submission VERY ANGRY when you only provide a link to a pdf, or attach a word document, or paste it as text in the body of the e-mail, or attach jpegs, or my personal favorite: somehow manage to make a one page resume set in 12pt times take up FOUR MEGABYTES. SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!

7. do not reply with the subject line "I'M YER GUY" unless you can back that up with serious documentation.

8. 100+ a day isn't actually a lot, if you're disqualifying 90% of those resumes at a glance (see previous points).

god, i could write a book on this. It's nice to be on the other side of the table, though. honestly, i didn't know whether to laugh or cry today. i just sort of whimpered.

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