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4:28 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I just came across this in the source code of a New York Times article:

NYTimes.com: All the code that's fit to printf()
We're hiring: <URL snipped>


Nerds, take note! :)
4:53 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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That's funny, wonder how effective it is? Years ago I found a similar note in some WP headers, Automattic said they were looking for curious people to work for them. ;)
9:48 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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the humans.txt file served on some sites can contain similar messages:
[google.com...]
[nytimes.com...]
[gov.uk...]
11:55 pm on Dec 16, 2018 (gmt 0)

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That's really brilliant. “If you are the kind of person who likes to snoop into other sites’ HTML, we want you.”

But then, who doesn’t like to snoop into other sites’ HTML?

And then there’s ASCII art, most famously at The Oatmeal [theoatmeal.com]...
 

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