Job Help?

Jun. 10th, 2010 03:10 pm
treehat: (Look Around You - Birds?)
Hey everyone!

I'm currently searching for a job. Long story short, there's not a whole lot of options here in Michigan for a just-out-of-college draftsman. (Everything seems to require several years of industry experience, and the employment office isn't any help.) So I'd like to ask a favor: Do any of you know of any companies that might do CAD or other drafting work in your area? These would generally be companies that design or manufacture parts. If you do, please let me know, either by commenting here or by email at (note: this is not my main gmail account.). And if you think someone else might know, please pass this message on to them as well. I can email my resumé and/or portfolio to anyone who wants it.

(Comments are screened, for what I think are obvious reasons.)

I'm also knowledgeable in (X)HTML and CSS, so if you know someone that needs an entry-level web designer, that would work too.

I'm willing to move just about anywhere. Basically, if you know anyone that does drafting or design, tell them that you know a guy who doesn't have a lot of work experience, but he's brilliant when it comes to visualizing how parts fit together three-dimensionally and then drafting them. That he's someone who hasn't met a software package he couldn't use and loves drafting so much he sometimes does it for fun. Oh, and he can fix their website, too.

(Hey, I figure I'm allowed to have a bit of an ego when it comes to something I've been working on for years. It's about the only thing I'll ever brag about. And besides, I've had people tell me that I am pretty awesome at CAD.)

If you could spare a little bit of time to help me out, I'd be extremely grateful.

Thank you!

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So I don't really trust LiveJournal anymore.

Oh, they haven't done anything terrible, but from what bits I've seen the past few years, they're trending in a direction I don't care for. More than anything, it's the lack of communication that gets me. I don't know if it's ignorance or malice, but it just looks unfortunate.

So I decided to go ahead and get a Dreamwidth account. They seem to be in better sorts. I'll still be posting everything here as well as there, though. So this is more of a housekeeping note than anything else. Hell, I've been on this thing since 2004, and that's probably the longest any one site has kept my attention, so I guess a little change is inevitable eventually.

(Is anyone else on there or interested? Or am I just being slightly paranoid about things?)

Maybe more on this later. For now, I should get back to studying for my final final exam on Monday.

Oh, and for the record, I'm also on Twitter and Tumblr.
treehat: (MST3K - Mr. B's Dignity)
If any of you out there are considering purchasing the first Cinematic Titanic riff, I'd recommend waiting until March, when it should be available to download, instead of ordering the DVD. I say this because EZTakes (their printer/distributor) ships the DVDs out in flimsy paper envelopes, even though the site implies otherwise. (Netflix-style envelopes are made of stiff cardboard - much better for mailing.) My DVD arrived with a good amount of scuffs on the disc, and although it does play, I'm wary of ordering from them by mail again.
treehat: (Look Around You - Evil)
Helpful information: Do not use UPS to ship anything internationally from the US. Use the post office instead. Otherwise, you might end up paying $95 (at the very least) for a small package that the postal service would happily ship for $12.
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Apparently, LiveJournal is stepping up its data mininig. Data is not (currently) collected on "friends-only or private entries" or "private data such as payment information". Here's how to opt out of this.

Go to the Admin Console (
Enter "set opt_exclude_stats 1" (sans quotes) and click "execute".
For communities, use the format "communityname opt_exclude_stats 1".

Maybe I'm just being suspicious and paranoid, but having to opt out of a glorified marketing scheme seems rather sleazy. Even more so when the announcement of it is tucked away in a place not many people would look.


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