Monthly Archive: January 2007

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cf_DeveloperPersona

I got this from Ray, who got it from Tim, and I thought I'd follow suit and throw my hat into the ring with this meme. It's supposed to be a way for Adobe to learn a little more about their ColdFusion clientelle, so here's my contribution: 27 years old Married for a year and a half, no kids yet Drives a 1998 Toyota Camry, maroon Lives in an apartment, a nice two bedroom. Decorations are hard to classify, but...

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"I've Got A Job I Think You'd Be Interested In…"

Let me just take a minute to talk about a little pet peeve of mine. Now, when I'm looking for a new job, I normally update my resume on the major job sites (Monster, CareerBuilder and HotJobs). Almost unfailingly, the next day I'll get 15-20 calls from "recruiting companies" or "placement services", which are nice names for corporate headhunting services. The services themselves can be a great help because they have access to job listings you won't find anywhere else,...

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Best Top Gear Ever!

Well, one of my guilty pleasures is watching fragments of the BBC car show Top Gear on YouTube. Sometimes they're informative, and sometimes they're doing things that are just off-the-wall. Regardless, they're almost always an entertaining watch. In this episode, the guys went "caravaning"…maybe better known in the US as "camping with a camper", and in their attempt to show how bad of an idea (they're a little biased against it as "vacationing") it was, and almost everything goes very...

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AFC Gut Punch

Boy was that a tough game to take…felt like getting punched in the gut, especially after getting the big lead early. As good as the Patriots played in the first half, they played that bad in the second. Now I've got to hope that they address some of their problems this off-season, like linebacker and secondary depth. I'm sure the two first-round picks will help (thanks Seattle…how's that workin' out for ya?). All in all, it was pretty amazing that...

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Moving On Up Again

Well, I'm making another change on the job front in the coming weeks. Today, I accepted a position at Northrop Grumman and gave my notice at EFS. I'll finally be getting back to ColdFusion development after working the last 10 months focusing on Database Administration. I'm really looking forward to the change. I can't say anything bad about my time at EFS. It's been a great experience in getting to learn more about business after coming off of working at...

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Commercialism At It's Finest

You know, it's really a sad statement on the evolution of commercialism when we have to put advertisements pretty much everywhere the eye can see. Once I see advertisements on my toilet paper, I'll know they've gone too far.

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Random Stuff

Technology Stuff Wired.com named Pittsburgh one of the top tech cities in the country, largely in thanks to CMU, a new Google branch and a glut of electronics stores. Clearly, they didn't take job availability and salary into account though. The MPAA have been caught uploading fake torrents of movies in order to collect IP addresses and send copyright infringement letters to ISPs. However, if you don't download the proper torrent, are you really infringing on copyright? Or do you...

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OSU: Ordinary, Simplistic, Unprepared

Well, that was pathetic. Tressel has been a good coach at OSU, but he got completely outcoached by Urban Meyer today. There really wasn't a big talent gap between the two teams, but Florida looked confident and the Buckeyes looked confused. That was one of the most frustrating games I've watched in a while. I'm used to being on the winning side of those ourcoaching situations, thanks to Belichick and my Pats. It sucks to be on the other side...

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Comments Fixed

In my transition to the new host, I just realized that my verification image wasn't coming up right in the comments. My bad…I'm still getting my new directory structure in order. Anyway, feel free to drop me a line! Also, one week into my pop-free month, and I'm still hanging in there. Had some bad cravings the other day, but managed to steer clear!

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The January Challenge

Don't call it a New Year's Resolution, because it's not. However, I have decided to give up pop for the month of January. Over the past few years, especially the ones spending early hours sitting at my desk trying to work, I've developed a dependence on the caffeine in soft drinks, specifically Mountain Dew. Some days were very bad, where I'd drink almost a full 2-liter of the stuff in lieu of coffee, and I'd still be dragging. Add to...