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Keyword fail - Elf M. Sternberg
Keyword fail
The other day, I received an entertaining direct message on twitter from a recruiter. "Yo, Elf, I saw you wrote something about containerization. Have you thought about working for Docker?"

This entertained me because it revealed a keyword search with zero actual research into what I was talking about. Docker in this context is a "containerized operating system," a kind of ultra-lightweight virtual machine manager for Linux instances. It's a nifty tool. I have thought about sending them my resume, but I'm currently happily gainfully overwhemingly employed.

However, when I was discussing containerization on Twitter, I was talking about intermodal shipping, the literal big containers you see on massive cargo ships, trains and flatbed tractor-trailers; I was doing research for a story idea I had about how aliens give a quasi-Victorian-culture shipping magnate the real secret to ruling the world.

I guess she did a keyword search for "Python developer" and "containerization" and thought she had a hit. She did; I do actually match the criteria. But the keyword fail there is still hilarious.

Current Mood: amused amused

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jordan179 From: jordan179 Date: November 13th, 2013 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Container shipping? Who wants to read romantic fanfics about modular, trailer-sized freight compartments?
elfs From: elfs Date: November 13th, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you not know Rule 34?
blaisepascal From: blaisepascal Date: November 14th, 2013 01:36 am (UTC) (Link)
If I'm not mistaken, Optimus Prime's vehicular form is of a cab-over truck. I believe Google was at one point pushing modularized data centers built around standard containers, so combine Optimus Prime with an AI built into an inter-modal shipping container, and you have the beginnings of a potential Transformers slashfic.
jordan179 From: jordan179 Date: November 14th, 2013 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL!!! You're right! :D
srmalloy From: srmalloy Date: November 15th, 2013 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)

With equally lame dialog

"Ooh, transship me some more, baby..." ;9
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