Polymath

Feb. 4th, 2009 02:32 pm
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*snerk*

http://xkcd.com/539/
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This guy Sam has described here what is wrong with 'current' concepts of marriage as a database problem. He uses database schema examples and then describes why they don't work in layman's terms. He discusses sexism, straight/gay and other LGBT issues. And then he talks about poly stuff. Truly amazing. You should definitely read it.
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At work, we had a potluck with awards for four categories for foods. I brought in three flavors of our Rabbitwarren mead and we won the Overall category, as a write-in no less. Everyone that tried it loved it and I was quite pleased with how much everyone liked it.

If you are interested in getting some from us, let us know and we can work something out.
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Just 'cause it would mess with people's hedz.


That is all.
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I went in before work today and voted. It was easy and the lines weren't long. That is what I have heard from everyone. The only issue I encountered was that I was listed as a vote-by-mail voter but I never received teh package to do that so i had to do the provisional voter package.

I would like to urge everyone to get to the polls today and vote. The stakes are high and there are a number of important issues that need to be decided.

Please vote!
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Just sayin'...

Thanks to @fredhicks via Twitter, aka [livejournal.com profile] drivingblind.
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I want to take my new bike for a spin tomorrow. Oh, did I mention I have a new bike. It is awesome and amazing and wonderful and fast. I just got it setup this week and have been riding to work again. I want to go for a longer ride in the morning, but I am not sure about routes in the Hayward area. Anyone have any ideas and/or recommendations? My new bike is a road bike, so I am looking for smooth roads, preferably with bike lanes or low traffic.
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If you have had problems sending email to any of us at therabbitwarren.org, please try again. I have made some changes to email because our greylisting software was a bit too aggressive. If you continue to have problems or other questions about getting ahold of us, feel free to leave a comment here.
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Twice daily power outages at work really suck. Not getting to sleep until 5:30AM and being awakened by a pager at 9AM for server being down (for the second day in a row) is just the capper. And it looks like this will continue until after we get the new UPSs installed and charged tomorrow. The new office is great otherwise.

UPDATE:

The new UPSs came in today. Four new 2200VA rack mountable APC UPSs. 200lbs each. They are charging now and we will get hopefully get all this fixed tonight. I will sleep with a fan or in front of an AC unit tonight.
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We are moving to a new office. Today, we shut down servers, moved them to the new office and now we are just trying to get the minimum services running so we can go home and get some sleep.
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We have a couple high priority positions open that I thought I would throw out the word on. We are looking for a VP of Marketing and a Senior Software Engineer (Infrastructure Architect). You can get more info on the details for the positions here. I can say that PlayFirst is a great place to work, for a lot of reasons. If you have questions or want to apply or recommend a friend, let me know and I will gladly pave the way to fame and fortune, or something like that.

Happy Bday

Apr. 2nd, 2008 04:44 pm
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to [livejournal.com profile] ramsjb

May the new year bring you much joy!
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So, our web sites are back up. If you want info on what sites we are hosting, feel free to leave a comment. I may post in the future with a list and links for some/all at some point, but it is getting late.

So, for the call for help. I have been experimenting with Facebook. In part because MyCo is developing apps for Facebook, and in part because I want to see what it has to offer. I have an account (airshipjones) on Facebook, and I have friended several people I know, but I feel like I am missing some stuff on how to navigate and use Facebook. If anyone wants to offer suggestions, comments, befriend me, and what-naught, I would be greatful.
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Due to some technical snafus during an upgrade, the email and web sites associated with the Rabbit Warren are down. I will post an update when I have things working again. In the interrim, you can reach us each at yahoo or gmail accounts, or by phone (sound so archaic, doesn't it?). If you don't have that info, please let me know here, and I will pass on info as I can.
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I wouldn't have believed possible, but here you have it. Truth is just as strange as fiction.
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To [livejournal.com profile] tiggrrl. You have the secret smile that brings joy where ever you go.

I didn't realize our birthdays were so close together. Wish we had more chances to spend time together. Enjoy your personal celebration of your self.
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I am looking to set-up a Wordpress site running on Windows Server 2003. I am planning to use XAMMP and WPmu. I have XAMMP installed and running. I think everything is pretty well configured with XAMMP, but I am having problems getting WP configured and running.

The reason I want to use WPmu is that I actually plan to run several WP sites if I can get this working right.

Naturally, credit will be gladly given for help, and I will be glad to help out on similar projects in return.
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PlayFirst is a great company to work for. Fun, lots of great people, and fun stuff to work on. We’re still looking for a Mac developer that has the qualifications listed below. If you know anyone that might be a fit, please let me know. Beyond that, if you have any off-the-wall ideas on how to attract a potential candidate, I’m all ears! Yes we post on craigslist and dice, and yes we personally review every single resume, and yes, we’ve been looking at linked-in to try to find people. And yes, we’re not beyond attracting candidates who may be currently employed elsewhere and are not actively looking, but who would like working here much more (ahem – who wouldn’t?).


Thanks.

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Senior Software Engineer - Mac
Solid OpenGL programming experience
Expert level C++ in a Mac environment
Objective-C
Solid on both Carbon and Cocoa API's
Demonstrated ability to adhere to scheduled and team-agreed timelines
Demonstrated strong knowledge of object-oriented design and implementation
Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills
Must be a team player and be responsible for individual assignments within the team
4 or more years experience professional software development
3 or more years experience C++ development
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Computer Science
Eligibility to work in the U.S. without sponsorship
See the full job description here: http://www.playfirst.com/about/careers/seniorsoftwareengineermac.html
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So, because I don't post things of substance very often, here is stuff on what is going on for me.

Well, since starting work at PlayFirst, many things have improved in my life. The job doesn't pay as much as I was making as a consultant, but overall, I am much better off. The health benefits, and other benefits have been very good for me. I really like I the people I work with, and I am getting to do some cool stuff.

Working at PlayFirst has been good for me in a lot of ways. Even when I get really busy, it still feels fun, and I get a lot of support. My work stress is much lower and I don't take that home with me. My health has been good, and even with virtually everyone around me getting sick, I have stayed healthy. I feel a lot of of satisfaction in the things I am doing.

I may have mentioned that we have a yoga class at work two days a week. That has been very good for me, and the instructor is very good. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to do gentle athayoga. You can get more info about Kristie and her practice here.

Also, some months ago, the marketing director at work got a bunch of free six months memberships to 24 Hour Fitness. I snagged one and have been going about two times a week. I have worked up to running about 3 miles and recently added some weightlifting to rehabilitate my left shoulder which was injured in a car accident about 7 years ago and never really has recovered properly.

I think I want to start riding bike to work next when possible, just because I really don't want to give the oil companies any more money than I have to. I have a couple options about how to proceed with that. I'm interested in getting feedback on ways to make that more feasible when the weather gets bad.

Home life has been slowly making progress. There are things I need to do, but most of them are not high priority. [livejournal.com profile] uncledark is looking for work as a game designer. He has realized that being self-employed as a therapist is not what he wants to do, though he likes help people. I really want to encourage him in this endeavor, and I think he will be very good at it, but the job search has been slow going. [livejournal.com profile] purplerabbit is dealing with various health issues, and some screws up from a change in our health insurance (it is nice to have real insurance!). [livejournal.com profile] purplerabbit has been doing a lot of writing and is quite pleased by her efforts there, and will be flying to the east coast in the spring to give a talk on one her older books because it is still very popular.

I would say that the only thing that is a problem right now is that money is kinda tight because I have the only real income. I think we will get through this though, and we have already taken some steps to reduces expenses. I'd like to have some money set aside in case of emergencies, and we don't really have that. But for now we have a nice place to live, the bills are paid, and I don't feel a need to buy anything expensive anyway.

So, overall, I am healthier, happier, busier, and feeling more satisfied with my life than I have in quite a while.
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Squirrel Sling Shot

Stumbling around, I found this.

I thought [livejournal.com profile] ocicat and [livejournal.com profile] dawnd should at least see it.

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