So broke you can’t afford a link?
They’re mammals? Who knew?
Don’t worry Twixvoy, mover and shaker who thought he had a job at an “air port” was undone by a drug test or something and now may be able to secure a position as a part time grocery cashier.
He is one of the “economists” at the DUmp.
If they are a bit "green" under the gills about their vote choices now, wait'll their party gives them cap and trade taxation and amnesty brings millions upon millions more into the nation to work at jobs LaRaza and Obama will have ready for them courtesy of the Stimulus program stash. Obama contributors must be hungrily awaiting this cheap labor.
As to the second — look at this little nugget:
“Instead, it was immediately grilling me on the most complicated programming techniques. “
Anyone who is 50 years old and still a programmer is sub-functional and, basically, a freaking idiot (thus his association with the DUmp). Programmers are a dime a dozen and most programming either has or will be outsourced to India, China and the like.
I was a programmer — 20+ years ago. Now I do complex systems analysis and lead implementations, orchestrating programming tasks worldwide (to varying degrees). But I know the intimate details of programming in the systems I help install (thus, I can approve and evaluate differing approaches).
The nice thing about being the project leader is that I can assigning myself programming tasks (I lean towards utilities and application-aware middleware). I do those tasks in the evenings and weekends for fun (I never stopped loving it).
Let that be a lesson to all of you — keep an eye on your industry and know where it is going, else you may end up no longer in that industry (or anywhere I guess).
have an extensive kernel programming background, numerous published papers and 3 patents, founded my own company and sold it to a major player in the computer backup and storage field. My patents were all in an area called "de-duplication" ( a truly awful marketing jargon term ). I recently had a contract at IBM (they wanted me as an FTE but there was a hiring freeze). The contract was terminated 13 months ago as of now (they terminated all of their contractors). Since then, I've had just a few interviews (I'm over 50), one of the interviews was at a "leader" in the field of de-duplication (a field that *I* founded). When I sold my company in 2003, I signed a non-compete agreement so this was my first foray into the field again.
... No wait, there's MORE!
w, I've written numerous device drivers, and one complete file system (my own invention) and a Hierarchical Storage Management system (HSM - later used as the model for the standard for the field, and helped design many many other file systems (XFS from SGI, GFS, etc). I implemented the very first RAID-5 storage array in the world (my paper on that is published in the Journal of the ACM, I funded the UC Berkeley team that came up with the concept. I founded my own company in the area of de-duplication and successfully sold the technology and the patents to a major player (who I hope sues the pants off of these idiots) for $12.5 million (but I only got a small fraction - long story).
... How much would you pay to have this guy? No WAIT -- there is even MORE!
And, I was Chief Scientist at NASA for almost 10 years specializing in large scale computer storage systems.
...Don't touch that dial!
Or to call any number of "legends" in the computer field and see if they know me. Quite a few of them do, starting with Van Jacobson (of the reduced TCP/IP stack fame) who briefly worked for me under contract to NASA, Dennis Ritchie who corresponded with me after my paper on RAID was published... and who made me a nervous wreck by sitting in the front row when I gave a lecture on the topic. Mike Muuss, the inventor of "ping", who I knew until he passed away in a car accident now 10 years ago, Terry Slaterly, the inventor of "ttcp" who was Mike's pal when they were early proponents of porting Unix to supercomputers, and I've met many many more, including Seymour Cray (also died in a car accident) who answered the phone late on night at Cray Research (the company I worked for at the time had serial number 7 of the Cray-1s) and I chatted with him about the inclusion of various instructions in the Cray microcode (I was doing a nearly completely Boolean Chess move generator in the Cray-1's vector instruction set and had it down to about 40 or 50 assembly language vector instructions (to generate a complete set of moves for one side - aka a "ply") except for one instruction which was not vectorized.
Charles, PJ, Frank -- WE HAVE FOUND TOM IN TIB!!!