With the economy the way it is, lots of techies are getting laid off, including former Yahoos. The Purple People Collective has jobs and short term work in the areas of design, marketing, PR, product management, engineering, finance, HR and sales. Sign up as a seeker if you are looking for a new gig or a poster if you have one available. Though it may not be a permanent solution, it certainly beats Turking.
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Stephen Cooper, a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida, decided to take a CD spindle and an ioBridge, a smart board that requires very little skill and will set up an online interface page for you. Ninety minutes later he came up with a way to feed his pup Cooper remotely from his iPhone. Stephen explains on his site how you can make a similar gadget. We guess that his dog was happy once he got the hang of it, but we bet he would rather have had the 90 minutes with his best friend.
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