Brad Fitzpatrick (bradfitz) wrote in lj_dev,
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I need a Visio monkey

I'm not sure if I mentioned this earlier here or not, but this quarter for school I'm doing two independent study classes, both related to LiveJournal. This lets me spend a ton of time on LJ work, and get credit for it.

In 3.5 weeks, this quarter is done, and I'm done with school forever. But first, I have to write two papers .... one for each class.

One class is a writing class, and I'm writing a paper with the topic being how community, technology, and business interact, using LiveJournal's history and growth as examples, etc, etc. This paper's coming along well, and is the one I don't need help with.

For the second class I have to write a shorter and less formal paper about what I've been working on during the quarter. My topic here is the history of LiveJournal's backend infrastructure, from the very beginning up until now with clusters, and into the future with forecasts about what we'll have to do down the road to keep scaling better.

You've already probably seen my shitty diagrams.

I need somebody with Visio or a similar tool (I only have Dia, and it sucks), to read a draft of my paper and fill in the "FIGURE n" placeholders with actual graphics. Actually, I'll draw them on paper first and scan them, putting in JPEGs initially. So basically you'd just have redraw them.

Any takers? This'll go live on the site when it's done, too, and I'll give ya art props.
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