Ninjas on the ‘Net

[image: % of US land devoted to corn (gold), wheat (green), soybeans (pink), cotton (blue), hay (yellow), and fruits/nuts/veggies (red) – via]

Alright, so first thing first – working full time again is exhausting. No joke. Not so much the work itself, but the trying to do any of the things I was used to doing during the day AND working? Damn. I don’t know how I did it before. So please excuse AMNP for being even less attended-to than usual.

That said, I have a totally unrelated rant this week. Let’s begin with a question: would you post a fake job opening, say on Craigslist, for a job that you yourself would normally apply – as a means to get your hands on your “competitions'” resumes and portfolio samples? Because this guy here suggests that he might, and that you might think about it if you’re jobless. I mean, wow. My ninja, feckin’ PLEASE. For starters, you are most definitely not a ninja – ninjas, like most architects actually, are far too secure with themselves to fall to these kinds of immoral depths. Consider this: if this clown actually did post a fake job – and people responded – any serious respondents would have crafted a specific letter, resume, etc etc to meet the listed needs/demands. But not only was their time wasted, but this is a serious breach of assumed trust.

Long story short – dude, you’re a dick for even suggesting this, AND I hope that anyone who tries this BS gets accosted by an angry applicant with a T-square.

Lastly, if you come across something on the interwebs that you think should appear on AMNP – as a post, as part of Ninjas on the ‘Net, or as a quick sidebar link – drop me an email at – or hit me up on Twitter( Now on to the linkage.

–  developers want more from the government for, well, developing? [Washington Post]

– sprawl is big government [The American Conservative]

– Israel announces new West Bank settlements while Biden visits (why not just spit in his face?) [NY Times]

burning out? don’t let CAD keep you down []

– mapping Toronto’s sound ecology [FastCompany]

– turn a quarter of Detroit into semi-rural farms? [boingboing]

– Kahn’s Trenton bath house gets a face lift [Architects’ Newspaper]

– incredible aerial photography by David Maisel [loud dreams]

– mini 56 Leonard Street [Archidose]

– super-creepy ‘empty Paris‘ [BLDGBLOG]

– saving Yamasaki’s legacy [The Atlantic]

Posted: March 15th, 2010
at 11:36pm by orangemenace

Categories: Ninjas on the 'net

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  1. The fake job opening reminds me of this French movie, Costa-Gavras’ Le Couperet (, where an unemployed highly specialized chemist posts a fake job opening to identify his competitors on the job market and litterally kill the competition.


    21 Mar 10 at 11:14 am


  2. Yeah, that resume-hacking idea is scummy. BUT. A lot of cities already have an avenue ready-made for this exact thing. What might that possibly be? Your local AIA website. The few that I have posted my resume at have a public database of them set up. You can peruse the competition at your leisure without the icky feeling of being an internet con. I’ll admit I’ve given the competition a once-over, but I don’t think I’ve ever emulated anything, just tried to do one better maybe.


    27 Mar 10 at 3:07 am



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