Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Linkedin Job Posting Sucks - Displays Incorrect Salary Information

I just decided to try's job board for the first time ever.   The price was $98 after a 50% discount for a 30 day posting.   So far, I am not really impressed.  It was extremely basic in what it allowed you to do (like not html code).

However, the part that really pissed me off is; Once you pay to post your job listing, Linkedin displays a graphic/widget by payscale that shows a range of salaries a person should expect when applying for this job.  First off, the data is incorrect, as it uses some crappy technology to attempt to predict what the job actually is, and second, most importantly, it misleads the job seeking candidates that my position is offered within those ranges.

The only way to complain to linkedin that I found was the feedback link at the bottom of the page, that goes to a black hole.  I will update this article if I hear back from them.

One day later, an UPDATE:

Linkedin responded to my email request within 36 hours.  They apologized for the salary widget but explained they are unable to remove it (my guess is that it generates ad revenue for them).  Anyhow, they refunded my money with no questions asked.  Although I still wish that the widget was not there at all, I must admit that every experience I have with Linkedin's customer support has been excellent.

For Search Engines:
Linkedin job board sucks
Do not use linkedin jobs as an employer

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cheap Case For Archos 70IT and Amazon Kindle 6"

I recently blogged about just how similar in size the Amazon Kindle 6" is to the Archos 70 Internet Tablet. Read about it here: Amazon Kindle vs. Archos 70 Dimensions

Because of this, there are some good options for a carrying case that fits both units. For instance, this cheap case available on Amazon has had reviews from several Archos 70IT users who that say the device fits perfectly in the case.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

How Long Does Windows 7 Service Pack 1 Take to Install?

I recently installed Windows 7 's service pack one on a few machines.

On a Dell Latitude E6410 with a i7 620m intel processor 4GB ram, 128gb solid state drive Windows 32 bit (86x) using Microsoft Update, it took about 14 minutes.

On a HP Pavilion dv6915nr laptop running a fresh install of Windows 7 32 bit, I was having trouble using the Microsoft update software.  Instead, I downloaded the msi distribution pack for SP1 and ran that.  It took 8 minutes to download, and then 49 minutes to install, so just under the one hour mark that Microsoft said it takes.

-Post your times below in the comments

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