TG #11: Wii, Job Search Roadblocks, and Stargate

September 1, 2008 – 9:50 pm

Craig got a Wii! No, seriously, he DID get one this time. In this episode, we discuss the Wii and Virtual Console, some roadblocks that can impede the techie job search, the “final” Stargate SG1 movie, and… well, just listen!

Craig has crazy adventures — but finds a Wii!
At a MUSIC STORE, of all places. And not a big-box music store where you might expect that sort of thing, but a little independent store.

Virtual Console
Why is it totally awesome, and why can’t we play those games that we USED to be so good at? And while we’re talking about downloadable games, a tip of the hat to Braid.

Job hunting
When is it time to start that search and move on?
What are the barriers to be faced?

Stargate Continuum
We said we’d talk about it, and boy, do we! SPOILER ALERT: We will explicitly discuss several parts, including the ending. With spoilers. You’ve totally been warned.

TrackBack URI for this entry is
  1. 9 Responses to “TG #11: Wii, Job Search Roadblocks, and Stargate”

  2. One of the things I have found with searching for jobs is that what employers are looking for in a resume has changed from when I was fresh out of college. Resumes no longer have to be limited to 1-2 pages. Don’t be afraid to list out awards receieved and large projects that were completed. Rather than stating your objective, state why the company should hire you and list your skills.

    Fun podcast!

    By Katie-Kate on Sep 8, 2008

  3. I thought about calling your 1900 number but thought twice about it.

    You guys rock!!!!

    Crayg bite the bullet…

    By Big A on Sep 12, 2008

  4. Hi guys, first time poster, long time lurker.

    As someone who agrees that Mario Galaxy is perhaps the best game I have ever played, and someone who just today applied for a job as a .Net developer, I have to say I found this week’s episode particularly gripping. I’ve spent the last three weeks listening on a loop to ensure that I extracted every ounce of goodness from your words. So, sorry for the late post, and keep up the good work!

    By D on Sep 22, 2008

  5. Thanks for listening… I hope you get the .Net job! So which is it? Pirates or ninjas?

    By Craig on Sep 23, 2008

  6. Ninjas … Brotha P is lame 😉

    By D on Sep 23, 2008

  7. I too finally joined the Wii Ownership group. I am very pleased with the purchase

    By ShadesOfGrey on Sep 23, 2008

  8. I can’t believe you cracked Craig. I thought you’d never buy the Wii. Great story about how you found one. I just happened to go to Best Buy last year and they had 8 in stock. I wasn’t planning on buying it, but I did anyway because I was also a Nintendo buff. Now that I dedicate my full game playing time to WOW, my Wii has been collecting dust.

    By Brad on Sep 24, 2008

  9. As everyone knows, the correct answer to “Pirates or Ninjas?” is “Yes, absolutely!”.

    By Kevin on Oct 4, 2008

  1. 1 Trackback(s)

  2. Sep 2, 2008: WorldIV » Tweak and Geek Podcast #11

Post a Comment