Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Link roundup

1. Advice for artists on how to price work.

2. Reuters:

Abdel Majid Mlegta ran the companies that supplied meals to Libyan government departments including the interior ministry. The job was "easy," he told Reuters last week. "I built good relations with officers. I wanted to serve my country." But in the first few weeks of the uprising, he secretly began to work for the rebels.

3. An assertion that the only states that will matter for the upcoming presidential election are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia.

4. I'm not sure how credible this list is, since it seems to be part advertisement for a job listings company, but supposedly, "occupational, physical and speech therapists are in particularly high demand but are in especially short supply, making those jobs some of the least competitive."

5. And speaking of suspicious claims, this list of oddjobs claims that you can make $3,000 a year donating plasma.


  1. The therapist thing is pretty accurate, the huge demand is in places like Florida where retirees go. Hospitals offer free housing and other perks for therapists who will move there for the winter when the snowbirds are there.

    The plasma thing is also accurate, 50 weeks a year x 60 bucks each time = $3,000. Usually places don't want you to go each week, but people rotate centers.

  2. Yup, no kidding on that blood donor math. When I did it some years ago it was $50 and it was cash every time.