The Definition of Irony

Normally, I don’t use social networks to complain about work. I don’t think it’s too much of an exaggeration to say that I pretty much never do it. I figure that it’s just not a great career move, given that everything you put on the internet can come back to haunt you. Yesterday, though, Batman: Arkham City came out. And I have been waiting for that game for months. And I was dealing with a really annoying linker error. So I gave in to my baser urges and sent this tweet:

A few hours later, I learned that my contract was being terminated.

It had nothing to do with the tweet. Or my performance, for that matter. They simply didn’t have work for me. So, I’m looking for work, as a programmer, hopefully with an Austin-area video game company. I have a bit more resume polishing to do, including adding this most recent job, but the most recent version is (and forever will be) here. So, if you’ve got any leads, please do send ’em my way, and if you don’t, just send good vibes. The good news, for all 2 of my loyal readers, is that I now have a lot more time to work on my personal projects, so I’ll probably be blogging a lot more about all of the stupid mistakes I make.

Today, though, I’m playing the hell out of Batman: Arkham City.

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My name is Maitland Lederer, and I’m a video game developer. I learn stuff you probably already knew and have opinions you've probably already heard. I figured it might be a good idea for me to start writing down the stuff I've learned so I don't have to relearn it. It's not, like, great wisdom or anything. It's just things I happened to learn, usually today.

Header photo by D Sharon Pruitt, used under a Creative Commons License.

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