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Two Years Later
Posted by Joey on 3 February 2005, 04:28 GMT

Two years ago today, a news article similar to this one was posted here, searching for file archivers. I was one of the two people selected, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working on this site. Processing the immense queue of 1378 files with my co-worker in a mere seven days is still one of my favorite accomplishments. Unfortunately, I just don't have the time any more to keep up with the demands of the job. I spend 30 hours a week working with a FIRST robotics team, in addition to actually showing up to high school. Once I'm done with all of that, I'm off to Carnegie Mellon University in the fall. You all probably don't care about my life, but the point is that this serves my official announcement of retirement from file archiving. Why is this good news for you? We need some new staff members, and you could be the person we're looking for.

The main thing required here is time. On a regular day, we get an average 12-13 files submitted. On a busy day, we get 50.

Experience with multiple calculators is a big advantage; we try not to put a preference on any calculator model or platform. Owning a lot of calculators is not required, but having some general experience is a plus.

Also, Jon is looking for another staff member to assist with editing reviews. Since the main work contains lots of editing and writing text, you need to be reasonably fluent in the English language.

For both positions, we're looking for a long term commitment, as well as a high availability. You all know what our users think when there are weeks without updates. If you can do it 8 hours / day now, but expect not to be able to keep that up for more than a couple of months, this is not what we want. Expect it to be quite time-consuming, but certainly rewarding. Finally, if you can increase the staff's demographical diversity, that's a plus. but not a requirement. We encourage people, both male and female, from all countries to apply.

If you're interested, contact us at newstaff@ticalc.org. Please include the following information:

  • Full name
  • Email address
  • If you have MSN or AIM or similar as means for us to contact you
  • Position you're interested in (you will be trained for both, but primarily doing only one)
  • Age
  • Current level of education (finished or unfinished)
  • Where you live (town/state/country)
  • Approximate amount of time you think you can put into this per week
  • Which calculators you have experience with or access to
  • A quick motivation on why we should pick you

Also, from experience of last time: This is not a paid job.

We will accept applications up to and including February 15th. I'll still be keeping up with the pending queue as best I can until we've found our new staff members. Once my FA duty is done, don't expect me to disappear. I'll still be working behind the scenes, doing site maintenance and peering over the new staffers' shoulders. ;-)

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Re: Two Years Later
Andy Janata  Account Info
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I sent my application in around 2:00 AM EST.

Good luck to all who applied, and may the best candidates win.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 15:51 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Anthony Loven  Account Info
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I will send an application in. I think this would be a good experience, and if I do get involved, I will be with the TI community for at least 7 more years. I am just a sophomore at high-school, and have some experience with html (I have my own web site) and this position(s) seems interesting. I think I will apply.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 17:29 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Ryan Nazaretian  Account Info

I am also in the FIRST Robotics competition!

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 18:27 GMT

Re: Re: Two Years Later
Joey Gannon  Account Info
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What team number? 1388 represent, y0. :-p

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 21:48 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Charlie Picard  Account Info

Ohh FIRST robotics. I only did that in middle school, I was in the first competition in minnesota for it and we won a trophie. But it has escalated much farther then I ever thought. Good times.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 01:23 GMT


Re: Re: Two Years Later
mike White Account Info
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i was going to try to get my school to start doing that, one of our rival (sort of) schools *cough*1168*cough*. Turns out its like 25K-50K a year to build the robot and enter the compitions. :( my schools poor, well sort of

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 01:36 GMT

Hiring Question
George Limpert  Account Info
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In addition to the two jobs open, does ticalc.org accept applications from people who have an idea for a new section and would like to work on this? This is exactly how Ti-Files hired people, and it seems like a good thing.

Joey, it's too bad to see you stepping down from your job. I'm unfortunately doing the same over at CalcGames, for exactly the same reasons.

It's been a long time since (between ticalc and CalcGames) I remember this much hiring going on. For those looking to take a bigger part in the community, get busy and apply darnit! :)

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 19:16 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Coolv  Account Info
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Good luck on FIRST! I hope that you win (or come close to winning).

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 21:23 GMT

Re: Two Years Later
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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>> Processing the immense queue of 1378 files with my co-worker in a mere seven days...

From now on I shall be known as "co-worker"

Geesh, am I disliked that much to the point to where my name can't even be spelled out?

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 21:31 GMT

Re: Re: Two Years Later
Spencer Dubya  Account Info
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are you Morgan "Co-Worker" Davies? You're under arrest. :D

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 22:07 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
calkfreak83  Account Info
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...for Being Drunk In PUBLIC...

A little Blue Collar Comedy Tour Humor :D

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 23:20 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
tdavis07 Account Info

Best stuff out there

For those out there who don't know what that is

Here's your sign

Git' R' Done

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 23:46 GMT


}:O>
Marty McNeal Account Info

Don't forget that "you might be a redneck..."
Man is this off topic. Oh well, it's still worth mentioning. Also, keep an eye out for the sequel tour.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2005, 06:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Will Brown  Account Info

the name's Potato Salad...

Reply to this comment    8 February 2005, 15:18 GMT

Re: Re: Two Years Later
Rodney Blythe  Account Info
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Well Co-Worker, there is another Co-Worker, Niklas Brunlid.

Reply to this comment    3 February 2005, 23:53 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
W Hibdon  Account Info
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Not the person to whom Joey was referring to.

-W-

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 03:08 GMT


Re: Re: Two Years Later
artraid  Account Info
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I can't stand you Mister Morgan. It's your face, really. ;)

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 00:16 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Jonathan Katz  Account Info
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Now, now, place nicely with Morgan. There's a good chance he could bench press you!

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 07:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Two Years Later
Timmc Account Info
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Coming from a calculator related background I'm finding it hard to picture someone bench pressing. Do benches have buttons?
#1 LameMP3 Awards

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 08:47 GMT


FEAR ME!!!
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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My 1RM (one rep max) at the end of high school was 225 lbs at the end of my senior year in high school! I have to admit I am taking a weight training class at the moment and I am down to 215 lbs :-/

So not only could I most likely bench press you but proably jump over you as well :-) See the link if you want proof, compare the bar height to the man in front!

http://home.earthlink.net/ ~hibbs1/images/cougars/Track/ Bremerton/Picture129.jpg

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 19:16 GMT

Re: FEAR ME!!!
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Apparently there is a limit to the URL length...just copy and paste and remove the spaces. And sorry about that first sentence :-/

I remember a while back a lot of people from this site said they were doing track here and there. It wouldn;t surprize me to say think that more of us are athletic than we come off as.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 19:19 GMT

*ph33rz j00*
no_one_2000_  Account Info
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Yeah, I remember when you first showed the picture to everybody. I think you said you could clear a higher bar than me too. *sad* I only ever cleared 5'2". Would have cleared 5'4" that day had my elbow not hit the bar. (I have really bad form :-P)

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 21:09 GMT


Re: Re: FEAR ME!!!
Timmc Account Info
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Even I can jump my own height. Not that I remember what it is at the moment. =P
Benchpressing is like doing a pushup with only using your hands? heh hand-stand

Reply to this comment    5 February 2005, 02:37 GMT


[ ! ]
anykey  Account Info
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I wouldn't want to mess with the guy in pic 26.

Reply to this comment    4 February 2005, 23:59 GMT


Re: [ ! ]
Morgan Davies  Account Info
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Lol...he's a puss. I can throw the shotput further than he can :-) He only did track to ge the Varsity letter which he did throw far enough to get.

Reply to this comment    5 February 2005, 02:09 GMT

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