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Dingo Eats Application
Three days ago, Scott Kimler submitted his application for "The Best Job in the World". Since then, he's been waiting for it to show up on the islandreefjob.com website. Nothing. It appears that a dingo ate his baby
Where for Art Thou, Video?
Somewhere in the Australian Ether - Scott Kimler's video application for "The Best Job in the World" is missing. Readers want to view Scott's video. So does Scott.
On February 7th, fully 3 days ago, Scott submitted his video application, photo and contact details to Tourism Queensland. Because he received a "Thank You" email, Scott assumed that the video application had been successfully transferred.
Fast forward three days and Scott is a nervous wreck.
"Where's my video?" he mutters, to himself, over and over. He's been checking his email 97 times a day and even looking for his video on the islandreefjob.com website.
"Where is it?"
Unshaven and emaciated, Scott's very existence seems to hinge on seeing his video application posted on the Queensland website - islandreefjob.com.
Oh Where, Oh Where Can that Video Be?
Who knows? All we can say for certain is that it hasn't been posted.
Scott lamented to reporters, "For sure [the video] is in an acceptable form."
Scott's submitted video is 59 seconds long and in MOV format, an Apple QuickTime construct. It's also less than 100MB - way less (only about 13 MegaBytes).
"Maybe the transfer didn't go through. It took over forty minutes, after I punched the "submit" button," Scott conjectured.
With less than 11 days to go till the application deadline, Scott's been left no option, other than to take matters into his own hands.
"I made another submission this morning and asked an Aussie friend - hopefully with a faster upload rate - to submit it as well. Each submission has a different email address. This way, I'll know which of them is the successful one," said Scott.
One must admit that the submission process is a bit of a black hole. Aside from an automated email, there's no confirmation that the video or picture data has arrived intact.
"Gee," said Scott, "If I had designed the application workflow, I'd have provided applicants with a temporary link, immediately upon submission, to view their uploaded data. They would then have the instant feedback to confirm that their data had been successfully transferred (or not), which would have saved a tremendous amount of bandwidth and avoided multiple submissions. Applicants could relax, knowing that their data had been successfully submitted."
"Ah well," added Scott, "All I can do is submit till they accept. It'll likely happen soon!"
"It better," said Rachel, "Scott put a lot of thought and effort into his submission, so he's hoping it gets posted soon. Besides, he's been a bear to live with and - for my sake - I'm hoping it gets posted soon!"
"Very funny," said Scott.