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[TechRepublic] Lessons in unemployment from the dot com bust

March 23, 2009

Lessons in unemployment from the dot com bust

Tech Sanity CheckCrossloop co-founder Mrinal Desai shares his colorful story of a long stint he spent being unemployed after the dot com bust earlier this decade, in hopes that it might help a few of the many high-quality technology professionals searching for work right now.

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Anticipate problems when requesting more staff
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Code for ultimate rootkit to be released on 19 March 2009
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How to reward your best employees
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Return Windows Search results within a date range with advanced feature
Greg Shultz introduces you to Vista's Advanced Query Syntax and shows you how to use it in conjunction with Windows Search to search for a particular file, or a set of files, that you know were created between a certain set of dates.

What are your must-have development tools?
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Internet Explorer 8 is released
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