All blog posts for September 2010
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I don't know why I remain subscribed to vWorker, the site formerly known as "Rent A Coder". The idea is good: provide a site where individuals - not companies or consortia, but individuals - can bid for various projects commissioned by different employers. Most tasks demand programming, with the remainder requesting writing. I joined up because I thought there may be some task that would be worth my wile. But I remain disappointed.
Some coding jobs are of the "find the flaw in this code", which sounds like I'm cleaning up for some negligent IT undergraduate's mistakes. No thanks. Then there is the "Write 30 articles about subject X", be it Pokemon or clothing or whatever. I'm not interested - this creates a lot of the nonsensical articles which clogs search engine results when people are looking for actual real information about subject X.
But I've never seen bloody ghostwriting on demand until now. Look what I got in the latest vWorker mailout: