Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
More employers use social media for job postings; more people have to use social media for professional purposes only
Sunday, May 22, 2011
In 1999, I participated in a twenty-four hour disaster recovery dress rehearsal offsite near Minneapolis.
Update: June 6
Blogger has a detailed explanation of its incident on Blogger Status, dated May 31, 2011, link. It's titled "Blogger Incident Report", authored by Eddie Kessler, Tech Lead/Manager, Blogger.I urge people who work in large IT production environments, even financial institutions, to read it (I don't know if you need a blogger account to see it), as it gives a perspective as to what can go wrong in companies with many servers and how harrowing recoveries can be. It's educational!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
ABC reports that employers are deliberately saying they will consider only the currently or recently employed, complicating the stigma of unemployment
Update: June 10: USA Today has a point-counterpoint on this practice by employers here. The opposing view says that when an employed person is hired, another vacancy is still created, so the problem self-corrects without government intervention. But USA Today says that to declare unemployed candidates as automatic losers is to show lack of ethics and "imagination". New Jersey recently passed a law partially banning the practice, and New York may consider it.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Update: I tried it on my new MacBook. Same result, in Safari (with Verizon instead of Comcast). My Mac has never been on Twitter before, so browser caching is not the issue. Also, Safari was just updated the other day, and the browser is as new as possible.
Second picture: from the DC Metro. Should IT people "pay their dues" with "real jobs", even as volunteers?
Update: May 11
Twitter's back now, for me. I wonder if the East Coast had a major Internet routing problem last night. Both Comcast and Verizon kept stalling, but work OK now (8 AM Wed EDT).