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c_hawkthorne  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Is Online Advertising Working? We Simply Don't Know

While I think those are both great points, a major part of this article was about how difficult it is to quantify the value of advertising and how it's effectively a shot in the dark for pricing and that with the exception of Google and fb, all other advertising firms are shrinking.

The use of eBay has some pros and cons for the article. It's useful as it's a large, well known brand that probably doesn't need to advertise as much, especially since there isn't really a product there, just a mode of communication. There isn't really that much to advertise now that they're as well known as they are. I do think it could have been improved by looking at ads selling things. Car ads are a great example. I'm on my phone and it's late so I'm not going to go searching, but I recall reading something about how car companies spend so much on advertising because you'll be more likely to remember their commercial because the sheer volume. But as the article points out, are those translating into advertising effect or simply selection effect? And that's the part that matters. How effective are these ads really, and how can that be measured?

c_hawkthorne  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 6, 2019

The new job is alright, but the coworkers are insanely supportive and wonderful. But I got caught in a sticky situation to end my second week which has spiraled out of control into a multi-jurisdiction, multi-department issue of legal and regulatory ugliness. So now I get to help deal with that. Though my boss and I think we've found a way to un-involve ourselves which is nice.

I saw JJ Wilde again recently, and y'all should check her out. Unfortunately she's only released four songs, but they're fabulous.

c_hawkthorne  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ‘Bone’: Netflix Will Animate Jeff Smith’s Acclaimed Comic Book Epic

I hope they do it well. I loved that series as a kid and still have the entire series in one book somewhere in my house.

c_hawkthorne  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 16, 2019

That was my first time meeting one of y'all and all it's wanted to make me do is meet the rest

c_hawkthorne  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 16, 2019

Vegan place in Utrecht. The avocado hummus sandwich was fabulous.

Edit: since I'm just sitting here on my last day of vacation treating myself I can also update this to include the Snicker's ice cream as being fabulous as well.

c_hawkthorne  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 16, 2019

I may be getting rain, but I'm also getting the color changes of fall. I think I chose a perfect time to visit. Thanks again for the coffee, and Gys is delicious.

c_hawkthorne  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

Masters of Public Health. Mostly looking at American top 10 programs, but looking a little in Europe too. I have a few friends who came to the US for undergrad and it's worked well for them. I need to look into how well a European program would translate back here as I will probably stay in the US long term, but I wouldn't be opposed to moving to Europe permanently should the right opportunity arise.

c_hawkthorne  ·  47 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

I'm officially employed on a permanent, full time basis. Unfortunately I'm not super excited about the job, but it's a job and it pays pretty well. Gonna see how it goes and if I don't like it, stay for a bit over a year then go get my Master's and if I like it, stay longer to save up, maybe long enough to get into the pension (thanks government work). I've already been working here in various roles for almost a year, but the starting pay was non-negotiable and because I'm starting after October 1st, I'm not eligible for the annual raise in the springtime, so I already feel like they're kind of tossing me aside which definitely isn't a good way to start. For that reason, I might keep looking for jobs even though I really only need one more year of experience before I can apply to the master's programs I want to. Trying to start this job with an open mind but it's going poorly.