JOBFINDING: IT Engineer Ewing, NJ

Friday, April 18, 2014

I’m contacting you today about an IT Engineer for a fulltime position in Ewing, NJ. Your experience supporting Microsoft Back-Office products and for Avaya/Nortel telephony systems. Please send your resume today for more information.

Title: IT Engineer
Type: Fulltime
Location: Ewing, NJ
Compensation: $125,000/year plus benefits!
Available Now/On-Site Only

The role of the IT Engineer is to develop and maintain the overall high-level design plan for our clients’ logical and technical IT architecture. You will provide technical guidance and consulting across the MIS organization, from strategy to planning to issue resolution. You will gain organizational commitment for technical plans, initiate and participate in projects to evaluate technologies and methods for implementing these plans, and participate in evaluating their execution.

You will engineer and provide technical management for Microsoft Back-Office products, including Windows Servers, Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, and System Center applications. Plus, you will provide technical management for Avaya/Nortel telephony systems, Aspect systems, the telecom landscape, and product options.

If you are currently distinguished by your mastery of hardware/software upgrades and on-site support of high availability desktops, I want to hear from you today. If you are up to this challenge or can refer someone today, please let me know. MMI offers a generous referral bonus for helping your friends.

Peter Lehrman
IT Talent Scout
Mitchell Martin Inc.
New York, NY 10018
Call 646.300.7057Call: 646.300.7057
Fax: 646-355-0229Call: 646-355-0229
plehrman@itmmi.com

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GUNS: Pretend that their assault weapon ban never existed

Friday, April 18, 2014

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/townhallmagazine/2014/04/12/the-assault-weapon-rebellion-n1822409

The “Assault Weapon” Rebellion
Townhall Magazine | Apr 12, 2014

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The government of Connecticut can’t threaten the citizenry with criminal charges. They’ve already willingly decided to become felons en masse. The government can’t threaten the citizenry with force. They’re both grossly outnumbered and outgunned. The government can’t offer an amnesty. It would only reinforce how little power the government has over a rebellious citizenry.

The only realistic option is for the government of Connecticut to pretend that their assault weapon ban never existed. To admit it exists, and that they can do nothing to enforce it, would reveal that the emperor and his court have no clothes.

A nearly identical problem is brewing next door in the much larger, more populous state of New York, thanks to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s hastily-passed NY SAFE Act. That law demands that New Yorkers register their semi-automatic “assault rifles” with the government by April 15.

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From my cold dead hands.

Why should the people fear the Gooferment?

They are a joke. 

A very dangerous joke. 

Look at speed limits. People are withdrawing consent in all sorts of little ways.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

And don’t forget the movie quote:

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

Substitute “politicians and bureaucrats” and “gun owners” and that’s what’s happening here.

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PRODUCTIVITY: GMAIL Compose Page

Thursday, April 17, 2014

http://icetothebrim.com/2014/textexpander-snippet-gmail-compose-page-without-inbox-plus-thoughts-email/

TextExpander Snippet for Gmail Compose Page (without inbox) — plus some thoughts on email
It’s finally happened: my inbox has become a problem. More on this below.

But first, here’s a lil’ textexpander snippet to take you to a compose message for your gmail account WITHOUT pulling up the inbox… helpful when, like me, you get sucked into the incessant sucking sound of your inbox.

https://mail.google.com/mail/?view=cm&fs=1&tf=1%key:enter%

Set that up for something like ;gmc (for GMail Compose) and use it when you write an email instead of opening up your inbox.

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I’ve stolen this idea.

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JOBSEARCH: IT’s finding your niche

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2013/11/surviving-post-employment-economy-201311373243740811.html

Surviving the post-employment economy
The author argues that in the new economy, it’s people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Last updated: 03 Nov 2013 08:50
Sarah Kendzior is a St Louis-based writer who studies politics and media.

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Individuals internalise the economy’s failure, as a media chorus excoriates them over what they should have done differently. They jump to meet shifting goalposts; they express gratitude for their own mistreatment: their unpaid labour, their debt-backed devotion, their investment in a future that never arrives.

And when it does not arrive, and they wonder why, they are told they were stupid to expect it. They stop talking, because humiliation is not a bargaining chip. Humiliation is a price you pay in silence – and with silence.

People can always make choices. But the choices of today’s workers are increasingly limited. Survival is not only a matter of money, it is a matter of mentality – of not mistaking bad luck for bad character, of not mistaking lost opportunities for opportunities that were never really there.

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I agree that the “job market” has shifted as it has many times in my career.

It’s a game.

The seeker has to find the place for them to find their bliss.

Unfortunately what was true for me in the 60’s (i.e., get a job a big company and work your way up) is no longer true.

Ditto: get a Gooferment job.

Ditto: get a PhD.

Ditto: go to Wall Street in some manner.

I THINK (and it’s just my opinion) the model for today’s jobseeker is be in your own business.

Can’t tell you what business that is, but you have to be your own boss.

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RANT: Newark Airport AirTrain service temporarily suspended

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Newark Airport AirTrain service temporarily suspended

We want to notify our members that Newark Liberty International Airport’s AirTrain service will be partially shut down for much needed repairs through May 1 and completely suspended from May 1 – July 31, 2014. During the closure, free shuttle buses supplied by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will serve as an alternate mode of transportation to/from the Hertz rental location and between terminals. Please make an allowance for possible delays when planning your travel.

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Nice of them not inconvenience anyone.

Gooferment!

No private enterprise does that.

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CLOUD: “Ubuntu One” bites the dust

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Hi,

We are writing to you to notify you that we will be shutting down the
Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. This email gives
information about the closure and what you should expect during the
shutdown process.

As of today, it will no longer be possible to purchase storage or music
from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu,
Google, and Apple stores will be updated appropriately.

As always, your content belongs to you. You can simply download your files
onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of
1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to
collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will
be deleted.

If you have an active annual subscription, the unused portion of your fees
will be refunded. The refund amount will be calculated from today’s
announcement.

We know you have come to rely on Ubuntu One, and we apologise for the
inconvenience this closure may cause. We’ve always been inspired by the
support, feedback and enthusiasm of our users and want to thank you for
the support you’ve shown for Ubuntu One. We hope that you’ll continue to
support us as together we bring a revolutionary experience to new devices.

The Ubuntu One team

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Can’t depend on any cloud service?

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FUN: Saint Francis in Rome on Kickstarter

Monday, April 14, 2014

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/671087979/st-francis-in-rome-the-restoration/comments

ST. FRANCIS IN ROME – THE RESTORATION
by Raffaello Siniscalco · You’re a backer

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