Archive for October 8th, 2008

Oct 08 2008

Our projected pay has doubled… but minimum wage is still far away

Published by under Comedy,Navel-Gazing,TWPL

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We did some calculations on the back of a napkin and concluded that the author of Things White People Like received an advance of 2.33 cents per hit.  Assuming that our advance earned us the same amount of money per hit, our projected pay per hour of website work has doubled to $1.75 over the past three months.   At this rate, we might reach minimum wage by the time I have my degree.  [JACOB ADDS:  Barely.  Won’t your parents be so proud?]

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Oct 08 2008

Invented words are painful

(Courtesy of xkcd).

Please don’t invent words when an immediate English translation is available.

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