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bio website aspden.com
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Programmer/Contractor/Consultant in Cambridge UK
Lover of LISP, C and Unix. Friend of Python and ML.

CV: http://www.aspden.com

Clojure Blog: http://www.learningclojure.com
Random Thoughts: http://johnlawrenceaspden.blogspot.com


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awarded  Teacher
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comment Why most people change from being a contractor to full time at my companies, but not the other way around?
You will love it! Good luck. The hours thing is crucial. I've only been asked to work 60 hour weeks a couple of times, and because they're paying, you know they really need it, so you don't mind. The games managers play to squeeze more out of permies for free are just sickening.
Jan
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answered Why do companies tell me they want me as an in-house employee, not as a contractor?
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment Is there any scholarly research on the detrimental effects of a noisy workplace on productivity?
I'd really like to find this reference! Please add a comment here if you know it.
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Jul
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revised Studies on how noise affects productivity of programmers
added explanation of why this may be relevant to programming rather than just general thinking jobs
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awarded  Favorite Question
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Studies on how noise affects productivity of programmers
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awarded  Good Question
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comment Studies on how noise affects productivity of programmers
I've read Peopleware and it rings true for me. But if their conclusions were true, why has nobody revisited the subject in 28 years?
Feb
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comment Studies on how noise affects productivity of programmers
is this some sort of joke? --- the authors confirmed a virtually perfect inverse relationship between people density and dedicated floor space per person
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awarded  Nice Question