itwbennett writes: Ever gotten hired while sketching seminude women? Yeah, me neither. But that's how Marc Holmes got hired to work in a visual effects studio. Now, I'm not suggesting that you ditch the interview suit and file away your resume, but in this job market it pays to leave yourself open to serendipity. And by that I mean, don't tune out the people around you. 'News about job openings, training programs, or business prospects is more likely to come from people who aren't close to you,' says social trend expert Melinda Blau. Your next boss could be riding the elevator with you or hogging the arm rest on your next flight.
itwbennett writes: Pity the poor engineer who had to find this one. One of the more interesting of the handful of bugs that have appeared since the launch of Verizon's Droid smartphone has to do with the on-board camera's auto-focus. Apparently it just didn't work. And then suddenly it did. Naturally, this off-again, on-again made the theories fly. But the real reason for the bug was revealed in a comment on an Engadget post by someone claiming to be Google engineer Dan Morrill: 'There's a rounding-error bug in the camera driver's autofocus routine (which uses a timestamp) that causes autofocus to behave poorly on a 24.5-day cycle,' said Morrill. 'That is, it'll work for 24.5 days, then have poor performance for 24.5 days, then work again.The 17th is the start of a new "works correctly" cycle, so the devices will be fine for a while. A permanent fix is in the works.' Link to Original Source