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Too Far [Apr. 18th, 2007|04:27 pm]
[Current Mood |irateirate]

I don't like to join in the "pile on the media" response that happens after...everything, but there is currently (courtesy of NBC), on every news website in the world, a huge picture of the piece of human shit that murdered 32 people aiming two handguns and generally looking like something out of a bad car racing/gangster film.

What feat of investigative journalism brought this wonderful artifact of information to the public? The son of a bitch, in his leisurely 2-hour stroll between shootings, walked to a post office and mailed it to NBC, something which according to the gigantic "KILLER SENT PACKAGE TO NBC!" headline on MSNBC.com, the organization is taking as a point of pride.

Fuck you, every editor who printed it. Fuck you twice, NBC. Vultures.
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Jobs [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:39 pm]
Since I know the WY crowd cruises by here sometimes, in addition to other geeks:

Vorsite needs developers!

In this case, we're looking for people to do some custom development work for consulting services clients on a contract (1099) basis. It sounds like the majority of the work here can be done from home, with a couple of onsite meetings per month (I think Ballard, could also be at MS, I'm not sure). Working totally remotely might be possible if you're not local.

Here are the requirements I have. I hear that we're willing to be far more flexible than this, though. If you're at all interested or know anyone who might be, send me a resume. msherman at vorsite dot com.


Must haves:
· Excellent SharePoint Web part and Event development skills
· Intermediate – senior level developer with 6+ years industry experience
· 4+ years experience with C# and the .Net Framework
· Infopath development experience
· Thorough understanding of the full Software Development Lifecycle
· Team-based development experience and familiarity with source code tools/process, bug tracking, code reviews, and other common development activities.
· Demonstrated ability to design and implement high performance, scalable enterprise solutions
· Passion to drive quality

· Web Services, Middle-tier and ASP.NET
· SQL Server 2005 development and design experience
· Experience with the MS internal security review process
· SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)
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FNL [Apr. 11th, 2007|10:12 pm]
It's been pointed out to me repeatedly lately that my LJ is boring. This post will do nothing to change that.

So I just finished watching the Friday Night Lights finale.

I'm going to be ridiculous and call it the best single season of a television show ever.

Only problem is that nobody watched it and it's unlikely to get a second season order unless the rest of NBC's shit is actually that bad. I guess it was doomed from the start. It shares a name/premise (but nothing else) with a good football book and a terrible football movie. But it's only really about football in the way that BSG is about spaceships (hint: it's not). On the other hand, it's a bit too much of a "chick flick" for the kind of people who'd be attracted to a crappy football show. Even worse, it's never been actually scheduled on the day contained in the fucking title.

It's got the best-written acted husband/wife/kid relationship I've seen in any medium, great supporting characters, totally awesome location shots in West Texas, lots of inappropraite barely legal sexual situations, hot cheerleaders and football, goddamnit! What's not to love? Why are people watching shows about whiny, anorexic doctors and lab assistants playing cops & robbers instead of this?

Go fire up some sort of media stealing application, watch a couple of episodes, and then go buy the rest on iTunes, or the inevitable DVD release, or something to keep this show around.
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(no subject) [Apr. 4th, 2007|09:43 pm]
[Current Mood |rock and roll]

Guitar Hero II is officially the best (console) video game ever.
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Mii! [Mar. 31st, 2007|05:53 pm]
Heh. See userpic.
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TOO MANY MACS [Mar. 29th, 2007|11:24 pm]
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[Current Mood |amusedamused]


I call it the 'Genius Table'Collapse )
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(no subject) [Mar. 29th, 2007|06:16 pm]
So, about the dead MacBook?

USAA to the rescue, yet again:


Not only did they cover the thing (no questions asked) but they gave me full replacement cost (new black MB) plus sales tax. For $35/yr on top of my renter's policy.

So I took advantage of Reichel's hopeless early-adopterism and bought his MacBook Pro (2.16/120/2GB, same as the new base model) for a whopping $70 above my insurance settlement. HOLY SHIT PRETTYLCD. Don't feel too bad for Justin though, he's got the exact same Mac from work that the UWeaucracy probably doesn't even know exists, plus my $1700.
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FREE BALLARD [Mar. 5th, 2007|07:14 pm]
[Current Mood |WTF?]

In Ballard news:

He took off in his bus, but police caught him a few blocks away...
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Tech Hate List [Feb. 22nd, 2007|11:39 am]
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- Java
- Java-on-Windows
- Every Java application server
- Java
- Companies who develop applications in Java
- 37 incompatible versions of the fucking JRE (say what you will about .NET, but there are three versions and they're mostly forwards-compatible).
- Java
- Microsoft "innovating" away the ability for Java applets to work in anything since IE 5.
- Java
- Companies who declare their steaming piles of Java crap ".NET Compatible!!!!!11111" by writing a bad CLR wrapper around a bad COM wrapper.
- Java
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There's some real conversation for your ass [Feb. 19th, 2007|09:38 pm]
Expired: Dre and Snoop doing "Bitches Ain't Shit"
Tired: Ben Folds doing "Bitches Ain't Shit"
Wired: Cal's a cappella group doing "Bitches Ain't Shit"

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