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A Beautiful Mind


Posted on 2008.10.31 at 02:00


Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2008-10-31 13:26 (UTC) (Link)
I like it a lot. The text is very readable, and I like that you've chopped it into bite-size sections, rather than an ugly wall of text. The background is appealing without being either bland or intrusive.

(I think our culture is different over here - we tend to be more formal - so I can't comment on your resume or the chattiness of the content. There seems to be adequate content without it looking either too padded or like the reader's in danger of information overload - I like it.)

It's easy to navigate and the number of links seem fine.

The Unixspook logo is interesting, but ... I dunno, part of me is saying that having your face on there comes across as too narcissistic (and I know that narcissism from people like us isn't always appreciated as it should be!). One part of me loves it, and I think you've done a fantastic job with the logo, but I still keep coming back to that thought and it bothers me a bit.

Although I really think you should lose the browser information at the bottom of the home page. I mean, that takes up a quarter of the content on the page! If you MUST have something like that in there (and, to be honest, every time I see that on someone's personal site, I assume that they couldn't be arsed to make it look decent in IE too and it makes me roll my eyes), maybe just a very small and discreet line or two about it being best viewed in Firefox/Opera/whatever?
ehowton at 2008-10-31 14:39 (UTC) (Link)
we tend to be more formal
As do we, which is why I'm banking on innovation as I can't 'personalize' a cover letter to every scenario in a static environment. But thank you, I'll consider formalizing the text if the trend states my candor is inappropriate.

The Unixspook logo is interesting, but ...
I know. I struggled with this the most, and your calling it into question makes it even more difficult for me. Most people don't do this - they hide behind an anonymous resume. This is the trend I'm hoping to break, but I acknowledge I may be going around it the wrong way. I think just for safekeeping, I'll create an alternate, visageless version which would be able to be popped into place at a moment's notice.

Thank you!
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