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Journal: Tech Interviewing someone higher up than you? 9

Journal by FortKnox
First of all, I don't want this published to the frontpage...
Having said that, I have a quick question. I'm a Java guy that manages a few younger java guys. I have been asked to tech a .net guy that (according to his resume) has managed over 30 developers. How do I tech a guy like that? Do I just stick with OO/patterns questions? I know how to tech a java guy, but one that has more experience than me is a daunting task...
User Journal

Journal: Twitter 3

Journal by FortKnox
fyi - can't multiply cause of work, so I've become a twitter man... that's where I do my updating... if you twitter, my id is my last name...
United States

Journal: Guess Who's Barack? 7

Journal by cyranoVR

WHY CAN'T HE SEAL THE DEAL?!! oh...oops, never mind.

It's going to be fun watching Pudgy do a 180 and start feverishly explaining why the President has no real power "according to the Constitution," ignoring / deleting his journal entries from the past 8 years, etc.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to the mandatory daily "2 Minutes Hope" sessions. Should be fun!

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Journal: Guess Who's Back 12

Journal by cyranoVR

Guess who's back?

Guess who's back?

Guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's back, guess who's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack?!!!!!!!!one

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Journal: A possible return... 14

Journal by FortKnox
New job (back to consulting) and current client blocks 'social networks', so I may have to make my return here until the situation changes.

What really sucks is hurricane ike destroyed Cincinnati, and I've been without power at home since Sunday, so even if I wanted to blog on multiply, I can't...

Stay tuned, I suppose...
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Journal: [Update] Memeprisal: "Tis the season" 24

Journal by FortKnox
This comes from shadow wrought, stoolpigeon, JC, Smitty, and originally, I think, RM6f9

Post a comment to this thread, and I will:

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. In return, you must post this in your Journal/Blag/whatever.


Update: Ahh, the 2 minute rule... killing my productivity from answering all these... I'll get to you eventually, but it'll be off and on over the next day or two. Sorry!
Slashback

Journal: On Irony 6

Journal by cyranoVR

Remember when Katrina happened? There was this one Slashtard (DesCorp?) who was writing these really dark JEs where he wrote (verbatim) "they should just open up the floodgates and wash the entire city [of New Orleans] into the Gulf and not bother rebuilding it." And of course he was blaming the victims for "choosing" to live in such a disaster prone area.

So anyway, is that what they're saying now about the evacuees in California? Their fault for choosing to live in a tinderbox? Just let the whole thing burn to the ground and don't bother moving back? Someone fill me in - I've been working 60 - 80 hour weeks for the last 4 months and haven't had time to keep up on current events (or Journals outside My Amigos)

The Almighty Buck

Journal: I'M RICH, BEOTCH 5

Journal by cyranoVR

WSJ: Veronis Buys Stake in Vault.com
By DANA CIMILLUCA
September 25, 2007; Page A15

Vault.com Inc. announced today a majority investment by private-equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The investment values the online job-and-education information service at between $60 million and $85 million, people familiar with the matter say. Full terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Vault.com is an 11-year-old Web site that provides surveys and other information about colleges and universities, employers and occupations such as investment banking and consulting. The company also contains a network of message boards for young professionals, and features job postings. Much of its revenue comes from advertising.

Veronis Suhler is hoping to speed up Vault.com's growth in part through acquisitions, a mainstay of Veronis's investing strategy. Sales growth at Vault.com is already running at 30% to 50% a year, and its backers say it makes a profit, though they wouldn't specify how much. The play for New York-based Veronis may be to nurture Vault for a few years until it can be sold to a major media or information company. These companies are hungry for online investing opportunities, and are often willing to pay high prices for the access.

"We started the category 11 years ago, and it's just starting to burgeon," said Samer Hamadeh, who founded the company with his Stanford University classmate, Mark Oldman, and his brother, Hussam Hamadeh.

The coming wave of baby-boomer retirement poses a "huge challenge" for corporate America, which Vault.com hopes to help it tackle, said Veronis Suhler Managing Director Trent Hickman.

Erik Sorenson, the former president of television channel MSNBC, and Ledgemont Capital are joining in the investment. All of Vault.com's founders, who have previously provided its funding, will remain shareholders and stay with the company, as will other senior executives. Mr. Sorenson will become chief executive.

"We're aiming to make this a broader, more widely attractive place for people to visit," he said.

Although Veronis began discussions on the investment last year, the investment is the kind that may become increasingly popular in a world where credit is tougher to come by and large buyout deals are scarce. New investments are expected to be smaller and employ less borrowed money, at least for now.

The 54 "platform" companies that Veronis has invested in over the past 20 years have done more than 230 add-on acquisitions.

Vault.com also sells premium packages of information to institutions and individuals. "The world is getting very competitive when it comes to the top jobs and to admission to the top universities and graduate schools," Mr. Hamadeh said.

YEAH, HOW DO YA LIKE ME NOW WEB 2.0?!!!1111oneone$$$

Robotics

Journal: Finally 4

Journal by cyranoVR

TRANSFORMERS!

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE!

TRANSFORMERS!

ROBOTS IN DISGUISE!

AUTOBOTSRAGETHEIRBATTLETODESTROYTHEEVILFORCESOF...

THE DECEPTICONS!!!!!1111one

TRANSFORMERS!!!!!!

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