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Memcache scares the hell out of me!

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

This is just more or less an update.  Note to self:  You suck as a blogger, get your act together.  I haven’t had an incoming link since 2007.  And well completely unrelated am unemployed.  Therefore I should have plenty of time to blog, along with looking for a job.  Yesterday I applied to 14 open positions.  If i get 10% of those parties to call me back i should have 1.4….. errr.. at least 1 phone call sometime today.

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“Web Designers are the Construction Workers of the Online World”

Friday, October 31st, 2008

A recent friend made that comparison over lunch the other day.  He made the comparison back 20 years ago you could always find a construction worker, everyone wanted homes built.  Now, web devs seem almost to be a dime a dozen and everyone is looking to get their piece of web real estate.

That being said, I’ve taken a step back to look at my own experiences.  Having worked primarily on back end dev, (database development for lendingheart.com, database interaction on foodfightfiesta.com…) it can be difficult to properly explain or demonstate the work of a backend web developer.  I’ve been taking some steps to create documents explaining the work I’ve done, particularly to show the physical interaction between UI and data layers of content.

Particularly as someone looking to gain more experience and hopefully pick up a full time job as a designer of developer being able to not only show your work, but also explain the function of it, is crucial for my future success.

If web designers are the contruction workers of a generation past, how do you differentiate yourself from your peers?

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Twitter Needs “Handshakes”

Friday, October 17th, 2008

i think twitter needs something more to promote interaction, something of a handshake.  like ok you’re at a party and there are always those who hover and just kinda take in the conversations, but usually after a handshake with people they know you are engaged and part of the conversation and whats going on.

You get people who follow you but do they hover on the conversation or are they engaged and waiting for the right tweet to comment on?  Who’s in and who’s out?  Also I know i’ve added people who haven’t followed me back.  I’d like to be more engaged in their tweets, should i “say something”?

Any other thoughts?

Edit:  Once again using the Twitter as a party example, yes I could always just use @username to get someone’s attention but doesn’t that make me that guy who comes across the room to enter a conversation when no one knew he was there.  I just think let’s get some courtesy into Twitter, conversations evolve but when can/should new people jump in?

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Obama ’08 iphone app

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Just noticed there is an Obama ’08 iPhone app in the app store. Great way to extend to tech friendly voters Obama campaign. Best use of the app store that I’ve seen in a while.

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