Move Quickly and Turn Worthless Shit Into Production

We’ve all heard the phrase attributed to FaceBook “Move quickly and break things.” Some people have turned it into a totally fraudulent development methodology called Agile. Today I got to have a lovely exchange with what could charitably be called “offshore support” from Dice.com. I had come across a posting of interest and wanted to …

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The Lattice Project

Those who know me know that I load BOINC on my desktop computers so I can give something back to society with their idle time. No, I’m not like the current GOP replacement for Obamacare which could be more aptly named “be rich or die.” Every person who has a desktop computer sitting at home …

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Mounting a Second Internal Drive in Linux

The other day I put a 250GB SSD in the current desktop unit and made it the primary. I wiped the (now) secondary 1TB hard drive and left it be until I had time to mess with it. Yesterday I finally finished the much needed update of The Minimum You Need to Know Web site …

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Sometimes SPAM is Entertaining

I’m sure this link will disappear shortly, but I received an email with it. They claim this is a “Business Analyst” role. Here’s a quote from the link though: This roles is starting off as a 6 month contract.  This role is for 10 hours per week at a starting rate of $25.00/hr. That is …

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Roman Numeral Calculator

If you work long enough in IT you will start to really get tired of all the cutesy ways companies try to “select” developers/consultants. Some of the worst ones send people to take on-line tests from commercial sites at the candidates own expense. I don’t see that much on reqs anymore. Why? Because only the …

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