Rants

Guest Rant by @MarcDrees: Hey Blodget, you better shut your pie hole

I’m going to introduce this rant by reminding the readers that this is a GUEST post. I have a very simple policy for guest posts, you write it, if it’s not racist or sexist, or filled with obscenity, then I will post it. Simple! I was pleased, and a little surprised to get the request […]

When The S**T hits the fan. A ConSol Partners Story

I was on my way back from #truMadrid when I got a message on Facebook from a fairly senior head of recruiting at a business you would all know. The message contained a link to a story published in The Kernel about recruitment business ConSol Partners under the heading “Another Tech Recruiter Lying And Fabricating”under […]

A message about Spam

Networking has changed. People are far more likely to connect with people than ever before without any real prior relationship, but at the same time, they are quicker than ever before to ditch people. The second or third message is key, leading straight to block, disconnect or unfollow, and the biggest reason given for doing […]

Getting Hacked.A #tru internet cops and robbers story.

An important bit of news. I’m not in Manilla. I haven’t been robbed. You don’t need to send me any money, all is well. I make this announcement because yesterday I had a bit of a surreal experience and got my accounts hacked. All of my e-mail contacts got sent the following message within 2 […]

#Hatemyboss #Hatemyjob Warning: Contains real tweets

In researching this post I conducted a simple search in my twitter timeline, for people posting using the hashtag #hatemyjob and #hatemyboss.The following are real tweets from this search. I’ve not embedded the tweets to protect the stupid from themselves, but I promise you these are real. Try the search out for yourself! WARNING: THE […]

Interns Paying For Work. This Is Just Wrong.

I don’t often write sabre rattling blog posts, there’s plenty of other places for that. Occasionally though, I come across a practice that makes my blood boil, and I just have to comment. I became aware via twitter of a company: Etsio, based out of Bristol,UK, who are charging interns up to £200 a day to get […]

Dear @Twitter: What happened to no banners?

First off, Twitter is a business. Those of us who use the channel understand that they need to monetize the platform, and advertising revenue is the most likely route. We understand that Twitter provide an excellent free channel, and the price we are going to pay for this is increased promoted tweets in the timeline. […]