SourceForge Q&A: YouTube Subtitle Conversion

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SourceForge’s “Staff Pick” Project of the Month for November is Google2SRT, a conversion tool that allows you to download, save, and convert subtitles from YouTube and Google Video to SubRip (.srt) format. Google2SRT administrator kom shared his thoughts about the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Click here to find video-related jobs. Tell me about the Google2SRT project, please. Google2SRT is a tool that downloads XML CC (Closed Captions/ subtitles) from a former Google Video or YouTube and converts them to SubRip (SRT),… continue…

Tips for Surviving a Hostile Job Interview

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Is there a way to win over an interviewer who’s in a foul mood? Yes, there are strategies that can help you win a battle with an aggressive interview jerk, which you can use to potentially transform a difficult endeavor into something worthwhile for everyone. Prepare for All Contingencies “The key to being effective in an interview is being prepared for anything, whether it’s a question, or someone’s personality,” said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. “I… continue…

Rare Images of Steve Jobs at NeXT

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Documentary filmmaker and photographer Doug Menuez had the opportunity to hang out with Steve Jobs after the latter was forced out of Apple Computer in 1985. That gave him the chance to document the rise of Jobs’ next startup, NeXT, an effort to create ultra-powerful workstations for the education market. Click here to find iOS-related jobs. “While building the NeXT computer, Steve wanted to meet the challenge that Nobel laureate Paul Berg had set to build an affordable workstation for… continue…

Silicon Alley Helps NYC Dig Out of Recession Hole

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New York City’s employment has mostly recovered from its Great Recession lows, and “Silicon Alley” might deserve a major portion of the credit. The Wall Street Journal crunched the numbers from the New York State Department of Labor and found that jobs in everything from computer-systems design to technical consulting had increased by double-digit percentages since the Recession officially ended in 2009. Some of the city’s biggest tech employers, such as Google, have radically increased their staffs in the past… continue…

Daily Tip: In a Crisis, Candor Is Key

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When Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo broke apart over the Mojave Desert last week, it represented a major crisis for Virgin Group chairman Richard Branson, who has spent years shepherding the project through development. If you follow Branson’s Twitter feed, you know he’s been candid and quick in his responses over the past few days. While it remains to be seen whether the SpaceShipTwo project will move past this disaster and begin ferrying passengers into orbit, Branson’s response illustrates some key points… continue…

SourceForge Q&A: Open-Source Media Player for Windows

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SourceForge’s November “Community Choice” Project of the Month is MPC-HC, an extremely lightweight, open source media player for Windows. SourceForge’s editors sat down with MPC-HC administrator, Underground78, and the MPC-HC team to discuss the project’s history, purpose, and direction. Click here to find developer jobs. Tell me about the MPC-HC (Media Player Classic Home Cinema) project, please. MPC-HC supports all common video and audio file formats available for playback. Based on the original Guliverkli project, MPC-HC contains a lot of additional features and bug… continue…

Should You Take an IT Job in a Small City?

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If you’re tired of living in a hectic metropolis, you’re in luck. Small cities such as Helena, Mont. (pop. 25,596) and Cheyenne, Wyo. (pop. 62,448) have managed to attract a handful of high-tech firms. Now their recruiters are actively seeking IT professionals who would rather live and work in a modest-sized town. For more IT jobs, click here. While the idea of a 10-minute commute may be tempting, accepting a job in a small city could have long-term consequences on… continue…

Play 900 Vintage Arcade Games in Your Browser

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The Internet Archive, a nonprofit that means to build a comprehensive “Internet library,” hosts a variety of data, from texts and audio to software and archived Web pages. Just as a brick-and-mortar library serves as a depository for rare books deserving of preservation, the Internet Archive wants to keep a record of the Internet that will educate students and historians. Click here to find game-development jobs. If any of those students and historians enjoy playing old-school arcade games from thirty… continue…

Should Google Change Its ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Motto?

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For many years, Google has touted an upbeat and idealistic motto: “Don’t be evil.” It came with an equally utopian mission statement about organizing all the world’s information and making it accessible to everyone. When the Financial Times asked Google CEO Larry Page if his company would need to change that statement in coming years, he responded in the affirmative. “I think we do, probably,” he said. “We’re still trying to work that out.” For search-related jobs, click here. Page… continue…

Daily Tip: Stay Positive in Job Interviews

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Most people find job interviews an intense experience. You’re anxious to impress the interviewer, and worried that you won’t say the right things. In such a highly charged environment, it’s easy to slip into dourness and negativity. Here are some tips for keeping everything upbeat: Flip Everything Positive: Your last job wasn’t bad, it was a “learning experience” filled with “interesting challenges” that helped you grow professionally. You don’t think a programming language is “stupid,” you prefer using others that… continue…