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  1. I love my job, I’m a web developer (backend coder) for a media company. Basically I make movie’s websites. I can watch movies 2 month before its release and also I do what I love: code!

  2. I love my job, I’m a web developer (backend coder) for a media company. Basically I make movie’s websites. I can watch movies 2 month before its release and also I do what I love: code!

  3. Hey I live on farm with horses, chickens, and ducks, and I make 3d animations with Maya in my underwear at home on the farm.

  4. Hey I live on farm with horses, chickens, and ducks, and I make 3d animations with Maya in my underwear at home on the farm.

  5. I love my current job. I’m an architectural steelwork fitter. Basically I work on things like the construction of bridges. There’s lot’s of abseiling involved which is why I love it so much.

    It’s not what I want to do forever though. In my spare time I studying for a computer science degree. :)

  6. I love my current job. I’m an architectural steelwork fitter. Basically I work on things like the construction of bridges. There’s lot’s of abseiling involved which is why I love it so much.

    It’s not what I want to do forever though. In my spare time I studying for a computer science degree. :)

  7. I have the coolest job in the world. I’m an author cat — yes, a real cat — and I have a book coming out May 6 called The World Is Your Litter Box. It’s a hilariously funny how-to manual for cats, by me. Writing it was a dream job, and I still got to sleep 20 hours a day. Don’t forget, tech heads, that Mothers’ Day is coming up. If you pre-order the book now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or one of the other on-line booksellers, they’ll ship it on its release date (May 6th) and it should arrive just in time to make this Mother’s Day a true delight.

  8. I have the coolest job in the world. I’m an author cat — yes, a real cat — and I have a book coming out May 6 called The World Is Your Litter Box. It’s a hilariously funny how-to manual for cats, by me. Writing it was a dream job, and I still got to sleep 20 hours a day. Don’t forget, tech heads, that Mothers’ Day is coming up. If you pre-order the book now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or one of the other on-line booksellers, they’ll ship it on its release date (May 6th) and it should arrive just in time to make this Mother’s Day a true delight.

  9. Anybody working behind the scenes at Austin City Limits for *any* amount of time automatically falls into the cool job category. Even toilet cleaner. If I *had* to clean toilets to survive, I’d prefer it be there.

    (Hear that, ACL? That might technically be an application. Hit Scoble up for my email addy.)

    But I also want to take a moment to say that not everybody sticking with their job loves their job. Unfortunately. I’m not speaking for myself, but I’ve known of too many people that have worked a decade or two (or longer) doing laborious slave-shifts that are, literally, killing them (and in some cases, it already did. Kill them).

    The Midwest owns a lot of these souls.

  10. Anybody working behind the scenes at Austin City Limits for *any* amount of time automatically falls into the cool job category. Even toilet cleaner. If I *had* to clean toilets to survive, I’d prefer it be there.

    (Hear that, ACL? That might technically be an application. Hit Scoble up for my email addy.)

    But I also want to take a moment to say that not everybody sticking with their job loves their job. Unfortunately. I’m not speaking for myself, but I’ve known of too many people that have worked a decade or two (or longer) doing laborious slave-shifts that are, literally, killing them (and in some cases, it already did. Kill them).

    The Midwest owns a lot of these souls.

  11. I write about tech products on the side, but my day job is one of the most interesting and unique jobs I know of. I am a professional naval architect and salvage engineer so I design large ships or work on modifications and changes to them. The coolest aspect of my job though is flying out onto a damaged ship and creating electronic models that I then use with specialized software to evaluate strategies for resolving the situation. There is nothing as exciting as being on a ship that is high and dry and then figuring out and executing my plan that gets the ship refloated within a few minutes of my predicted time to refloat. I have been on site now to over a dozen ship casualties and all have been taken care of successfully.

  12. I write about tech products on the side, but my day job is one of the most interesting and unique jobs I know of. I am a professional naval architect and salvage engineer so I design large ships or work on modifications and changes to them. The coolest aspect of my job though is flying out onto a damaged ship and creating electronic models that I then use with specialized software to evaluate strategies for resolving the situation. There is nothing as exciting as being on a ship that is high and dry and then figuring out and executing my plan that gets the ship refloated within a few minutes of my predicted time to refloat. I have been on site now to over a dozen ship casualties and all have been taken care of successfully.

  13. I think I do; I’m the Program Manager and Ux Designer for Skytap Virtual Lab. I design the features, work with my developers to implement them, and get to keep all of the really cool interface development features for myself ;-)

    Getting to build the user interface for a non-ugly enterprise application is a blast, but then again, recording Robert Plant’s nothing to sneeze at either, though :)

    Aaron

  14. I think I do; I’m the Program Manager and Ux Designer for Skytap Virtual Lab. I design the features, work with my developers to implement them, and get to keep all of the really cool interface development features for myself ;-)

    Getting to build the user interface for a non-ugly enterprise application is a blast, but then again, recording Robert Plant’s nothing to sneeze at either, though :)

    Aaron

  15. Hehe I like you Scoble but you really live in another world – or have taken way too much drugs long time ago.

    Anyway, you’re a refreshing reading. Life is so beautiful.

  16. Hehe I like you Scoble but you really live in another world – or have taken way too much drugs long time ago.

    Anyway, you’re a refreshing reading. Life is so beautiful.

  17. Robert,

    there is probably one key reference in terms of recording live music: the Montreux Jazz Festival. From its inception in the early 60s nearly all concerts have been recorded live with the most advanced technology standards available at the time of the recording. HDTV is being used since 1991 (with one exception due to the change from Hi-Vision to digital HDTV). Quincy Jones’ TED 3 presentation in 1992 consisted of an overview of 25 years of unforgettable recordings (and we even partially used converted HD footage for that presentation way back then…)
    Following your arguments one could say that the coolest jog in the world would be one of the founder and CEO of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Claude Nobs.

    But being reasonable, one has to realize that their are many cool jobs in the world and what counts is the subjective view of the person doing his job. There are a lot of people who see their job as the coolest job in the world and they have any right and justification to do so. Only when you love what you do you can outperform.

    Link to the Montreux Jazz Festival: http://www.montreuxjazz.com/news/index_en.aspx
    Link to Montreux Jazz Library: http://www.montreuxsounds.com/

  18. Robert,

    there is probably one key reference in terms of recording live music: the Montreux Jazz Festival. From its inception in the early 60s nearly all concerts have been recorded live with the most advanced technology standards available at the time of the recording. HDTV is being used since 1991 (with one exception due to the change from Hi-Vision to digital HDTV). Quincy Jones’ TED 3 presentation in 1992 consisted of an overview of 25 years of unforgettable recordings (and we even partially used converted HD footage for that presentation way back then…)
    Following your arguments one could say that the coolest jog in the world would be one of the founder and CEO of the Montreux Jazz Festival, Claude Nobs.

    But being reasonable, one has to realize that their are many cool jobs in the world and what counts is the subjective view of the person doing his job. There are a lot of people who see their job as the coolest job in the world and they have any right and justification to do so. Only when you love what you do you can outperform.

    Link to the Montreux Jazz Festival: http://www.montreuxjazz.com/news/index_en.aspx
    Link to Montreux Jazz Library: http://www.montreuxsounds.com/

  19. Go interview the 2 guys who operate the manual scoreboard located inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston. The two of them have been working there for something like 25 years and each have taken one week off, each attending the other’s wedding. Cool job :)

  20. Go interview the 2 guys who operate the manual scoreboard located inside the Green Monster at Fenway Park in Boston. The two of them have been working there for something like 25 years and each have taken one week off, each attending the other’s wedding. Cool job :)

  21. Robert, I’ve always enjoyed my positions but never thought they were ‘cool’ or ‘coolest’. With things changing so often, I’d think that ‘coolest job’ would be a moving target, hence you’d be switching jobs from time to time. Personally, the last few years I’ve always thought you had the coolest job – but then again, you’ve switched companies a few times – haven’t you? Anyway, being a gearhead who likes to talk I’d like to have your job for a day — and then I’d interview you. Cheers, g

  22. Robert, I’ve always enjoyed my positions but never thought they were ‘cool’ or ‘coolest’. With things changing so often, I’d think that ‘coolest job’ would be a moving target, hence you’d be switching jobs from time to time. Personally, the last few years I’ve always thought you had the coolest job – but then again, you’ve switched companies a few times – haven’t you? Anyway, being a gearhead who likes to talk I’d like to have your job for a day — and then I’d interview you. Cheers, g

  23. I always thought that quirky Britishifed dude that was in all those Lonely Planet shows had the best job in the world. Travel as a profession.

  24. I always thought that quirky Britishifed dude that was in all those Lonely Planet shows had the best job in the world. Travel as a profession.

  25. “One way you know that they have a cool job? They don’t leave.”
    Unless the government tells you you can’t leave

  26. So, by your definition the guy who works his whole life in a West Virginia coal mine has the coolest job? The guy who works on the auto assembly line his whole career has the coolest job?

  27. “One way you know that they have a cool job? They don’t leave.”
    Unless the government tells you you can’t leave

  28. So, by your definition the guy who works his whole life in a West Virginia coal mine has the coolest job? The guy who works on the auto assembly line his whole career has the coolest job?

  29. Well, I get to live in Austin, Texas, too. For about the last ten years they have let me be the Saturday night doorman at The Elephant Room, a basement jazz bar. I get to meet people from all over the world and listen to live jazz that sometimes approaches the sublime. Plus, they pay me in beer! Top that, all you guys with cool jobs.

  30. Well, I get to live in Austin, Texas, too. For about the last ten years they have let me be the Saturday night doorman at The Elephant Room, a basement jazz bar. I get to meet people from all over the world and listen to live jazz that sometimes approaches the sublime. Plus, they pay me in beer! Top that, all you guys with cool jobs.

  31. This post feels like a “comment-bate” :-)

    I guess I’ll bite…

    I am certain most developers at Blizzard, on World Of Warcraft project and other Blizzard projects are the ones with the coolest job By Far!

  32. This post feels like a “comment-bate” :-)

    I guess I’ll bite…

    I am certain most developers at Blizzard, on World Of Warcraft project and other Blizzard projects are the ones with the coolest job By Far!

  33. Working at my blog and helping Africans to get into the blogging culture is my coolest job though im a trained lawyer!We are slowly catching up and that is immeasurable joy for me! and right im not leaving!!!!

  34. Working at my blog and helping Africans to get into the blogging culture is my coolest job though im a trained lawyer!We are slowly catching up and that is immeasurable joy for me! and right im not leaving!!!!