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Mar. 30th, 2006 @ 01:18 am nyooooooooooooooooo
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Intern 2006 - Information Technology
Internship, Full Time, Publishing
Random House U.S.A, NEW YORK, New York

Introducing ourselves:
Random House, Inc. is the world's largest general trade book publisher. It is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world.

Job duties:
The Information Technology department is seeking an intern for a ten week period during the summer from the beginning of June through mid August. This individual will perform administrative duties as well as some PC desktop support (working with applications and hardware).

Job requirements:
Qualified candidates should be juniors entering their senior year of college and be pursuing a technology related degree. Must have outstanding communication abilities, experience working effectively in teams and the flexibility to work on multiple projects concurrently. Prior internship/office experience a plus. Very strong computer skills are a must. This is a paid internship. The deadline for application to the Internship Program is March 15, 2006.

Not like I really want to go into publishing anyway, but ARRRRGH.
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Mar. 30th, 2006 @ 02:20 am in which the internship quest brings kevin to a strange land
Current Mood: creativegoat infiltrating a french hipster colony
Current Music: Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone

Google is hiring Pizza Ambassadors.

Please tell me I fell asleep at my keyboard and dreamed this job.
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Mar. 30th, 2006 @ 02:57 am the engine gets an oil change
Current Mood: irategoat juggling invisible tennis balls on his head
Current Music: chthonic - Linear Groove (Tetris Korobeiniki)
So it looks like John Steakley is writing a sequel to Armor.

I don't know whether to feel ecstatic that a sequel to my favorite sci-fi book is being written (22 years after the original was first published!), or angry that he's ruining an already crappy ending by untying all the neatly tied loose ends.

I mean, from the bad cover art and the fact that no one but me has read it, you'd think Armor was just another kitschy '80s sci-fi pulp novel. But that book touched me in ways that Melville and Conrad could not, in its sojourns into much of the same territory. (Funny how a book about a man fighting giant ants teaches a lot more about the dark nature of man than books about men fighting other men. Or whales.) And, well, no one wants to see Spleen of Darkness or Moby-Dick 2: The Whale Bites Back.

But the twenty-page preview that's on his official fan site doesn't look too bad so far. Here's hoping it doesn't get the George Lucas treatment.

In other new-things-news, Avernum 4 came out a few minutes ago. :D
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