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Doug Hill
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Today, a lot of my friends lost their jobs here. They are awesome, talented people who were just on the wrong side of this situation. And it sucks.

So, if your game company is in need of programmers, designers, artists, producers, or anything like that, please let me know so I can get the word out to them. Help find jobs for my friends.

Disney Interactive is hiring ENGINEERS!!! If you or someone you know is interested in any of the following positions, please contact me!

* 129459BR Principal Engineer http://bit.ly/12MowHf

* 112766BR Sr. Mobile Engineer http://bit.ly/15hmgeQ

* 123220BR Sr. Software Engineer http://bit.ly/185fVz9

* 120602BR Principal Mobile Engineer http://bit.ly/15kPylW

* 129461BR Sr. Software Engineer, Mobile http://bit.ly/17mT5mF

* 123336BR Sr. Software Engineer, Mobile http://bit.ly/1fjZMJ0

* 120601BR Sr. Software Engineer, Mobile http://bit.ly/154W0ye

* 114587BR Sr. Mobile Engineer http://bit.ly/14ErNJR

* 114588BR Sr. Mobile Engineer http://bit.ly/18lH5Rc

* 121774BR Lead Mobile Engineer http://bit.ly/185oUQM

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Lots of great openings at Disney Interactive! If you're interested, please ping me!
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The key flaw in socialism is that it assumes all of its citizens do an equal amount of work to balance the equal amount of the distributed wealth. This is, of course, impossible and untrue. The amount of effort can never be properly measured, and the amount of work will never be balanced.

Further, it is proven that personal ownership drives people to work much harder as they can benefit the rewards -- whether they share those benefits or not.

But...

The key flaw in capitalism is that the value of work is a direct measure of the amount of revenue it directly creates and takes very little else into account. For instance, building a house takes a huge amount of work from those involved, but the skill set for building a house is common so the work is undervalued. Further, if you have no personal stake in the house, there's little chance you will gain much financial reward.

Sound fair?

What about a teacher? What if we found out that the students taught by a particular teacher did better than others? Even if we use the crude base measurement of revenue generated, would that teacher be rewarded? I'd like to think so, but as that teacher is not DIRECTLY generating revenue, I'm sure it would be a fight. That money has to come from somewhere.

And that's a loose connection. Think of other jobs where there isn't, or at least should not be, revenue generation. Police officers. Fire fighters. Mail carriers. Soldiers fighting overseas. I'm sure there's more.

My point is this: I don't think anyone believes socialism will work BUT there are inherent flaws in capitalism that need to be balanced. A lot of people are doing a lot of hard work and being unfairly under-rewarded for it, while many of those who benefit from that work are rewarding themselves entirely too much.

I'm not in favor of a complete wealth re-distribution, but we need to better balance this out or we're going to eventually have a class-based revolution on our hands. History repeats itself -- we need to learn from it.

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Send me a message if you're interested in any of these positions!
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Hey D&D Players: Any recommendations for D&D 4th Edition Character Sheet apps for iOS?

It seems I've been included in a circle that's going around. I don't mind, of course, but I'm curious where everyone is coming from...

Disney Playdom is hiring! There's tons of awesome jobs for everyone here!

Sr. Manager, Business Development (Disney Interactive, PA)
Game Design Lead (Eugene, OR)
Game Design Lead (Bellevue, WA)
Sr. Producer (Playdom South, Solana Beach)
Sr. Producer (Labs, Palo Alto)
Engineering Manager (Bellevue, WA)
Sr. Product Manager (Disney Mobile, Glendale)
Sr. Designer (Disney Mobile, Glendale)
Mobile Engineer (Disney Mobile, Glendale)
Lead Engineer, Mobile Dev (Disney Mobile, Glendale)
Lead Artist (Disney Mobile, PA)
Financial Analyst (Disney Interactive, PA)
Sr. QA Analyst (Playdom, PA)
Front End Developer (Playdom, PA)
Sr. Software Engineer (Playdom, PA)
Sr. Software Engineer (Playdom, PA)
It Analyst (Playdom, PA)
It Analyst (Network) (Playdom, PA)
User Acquisition Analyst or Manager (Disney Interactive, PA)
Principal Architect (Disney Interactive, PA)
Sr. UI Designer (Playdom, PA)
Mobile Producer or PM (Playdom, PA)
Sr. IOS Engineer (Disney Mobile, PA)

Send me a message if any of these strike your fancy!

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These are words I have been waiting to say for a year now - Disney Playdom's Armies of Magic is LIVE! (on Facebook.)

I hope you enjoy it. We've been working on it like crazy. I can't believe I got to be Lead Designer on such an awesome game.

Hey Google+, how's it been? Sorry I haven't been around much, Google+. You're a great platform, but...

You know how it is when you're in a committed relationship. I'd love to hang out on you more, but Facebook really takes up all of my time. Heck, my new game will even be on Facebook soon. Yes, Facebook is carrying my baby. I can't ignore it right now.

That doesn't mean I don't miss being with you, Google+. I do, seriously. It's just... you know how it is. Maybe once things settle down, we can stream a movie or play some cards. I know we haven't had one of those long, intellectual conversations we used to have. I miss those too. I've just got to prioritize.

I hope you're still here when I get back. Who knows? Maybe I'll even get a chance to bring the baby over. Maybe when he gets older. I bet you'd really like him.

Take care! I'll try to be back soon...
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