Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yesterday I read that Belle de Jour, the famous English high class prostitute-come-blogger has outed herself. As well as her true identity she has revealed some real life details about herself that I find interesting.

Dr Brooke Magnanti took to sex work after finding it hard to find reasonably paid work in London while she was finishing her scientific PhD. She eventually found work as a computer programmer, but quickly returned to sex work upon deciding that whoring was more enjoyable.

I think there's a lesson here for all educated women who want to maximise their earning power. Perhaps you want to save for a house, a car, a holiday, a long-stay visa in France... Whatever your financial need, you have two clear career choices: whoring or programming.

Whoring is the clearly superior option, but it has exacting entry requirements; namely, youth and beauty. I have decided that it is not for me. Unfortunate, considering the 300 pounds an hour Dr Magnanti was able to earn.

Resorting to programming, therefore, I have created a tool for those lucky enough to be able to charge by the hour for their services. Even if you are not a sex worker, you may use it. It's freeware.

Workwerk times you as you work. You can then export timesheets (readable as spreadsheets) to your computer or to your account on Google Docs. There's a little bit of data visualisation in there too. I'm still fine-tuning, but it's usable now, and it works on Windows and Mac.

Workwerk

Install AIR first, if you don't already have it:
http://get.adobe.com/air/

If you find a bug, please report it in the comments of this post.
Please excuse my (lack of) graphic design skills. It's an ugly little beast.

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4 Comments:

At 10:10 am, Blogger VI said...

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At 9:56 pm, Blogger peter said...

i love it!

 
At 1:59 am, Anonymous alex said...

Hi there,
I am trying to contact you on behalf of the Greens regarding an upcoming game policy discussion we're hosting in Melbourne. Can you email me?
alex.kelly@aph.gov.au
Cheers!
Alex

 
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