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Sequester Watch, #13

Here again, our series of links to articles tracking the sequester, under the principle that those who forget about it, are bound to repeat it.  Or, as Nancy Cook puts it in her piece on the sequester and the poor, “Until a broader — and more politically powerful — group of people feels the effects, legislators may never marshal the political will to tweak or change the cuts.” Lots on Head Start this week.  Riffing off one of...

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Getting started with Marconi, the message queue for OpenStack

OpenStack’s potential is continuously being tested in contexts that need support for bigger and complex applications, which often require a reliable, robust and efficient way to exchange data. This can be done using local messaging infrastructures, but this approach adds an extra overhead due to unused capacity intended to meet peak demands, human resources required to maintain those structures and applications idle time waiting for...

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3 Steps for Landing Freelance Work (and Keeping It)

The web can be an overwhelming place for those who do freelance writing and those who seek freelance writers. For freelancers, attracting new business is essential to paying the bills, but there’s a ton of competition for projects. For clients, finding the right writer is the difference between marketing success and a wasted budget, but sifting through the Internet takes up valuable resources. How can both sides work...