tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Media

Yucatán Photos

St Lucia Photos

Photo Album

Videos

Blog

< September 2005 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Microsoft tries to recruit ESR

Microsoft tries to recruit Eric Raymond? No, just an embarrassing mistake their recruiters made. it seems tech recruiting work like this. Go down a list of names that the recruiter has peripheral knowledge at best. Send him a spamesque email like "Hi X, we would like to speak to you about a job opening we have, ... If you know of any other qualified person, please pass this message to them." One score when the recipient replies.

Well one of these Microsoft recruiting email inadvertently goes to Eric Raymond, the most public, most outspoken sworn enemy of Microsoft. So he posted this email to the public for a good laugh. It would be more funny he went on to arrange an interview or even got an job offer from some clueless manager :)

2005.09.12 [] - comments

 

Dreaming A New New Orleans, Version 1

"So, the worst has happened. The city has, in functional terms, been destroyed. Fatalism has had its ultimate day.

From here forward, New Orleans can choose its own fate." - Dreaming A New New Orleans, Version 1, Alan AtKisson

Alan AtKisson is a consultant who has been working on an renewal initiative for New Orleans for some time. In response to the catastrophic flooding he has posted an article of a vision to rebuild New Orleans. While his article is very insightful, I find his statement above particularly quotable. It is at the same time tragic and cathartic.

2005.09.05 comments

 

Flooding

Talking about flooding, I come to realize it may be a most destructive kind of nature hazard. The New Orleans flood destroyed much of the city in one shot. It is estimated the fatality may result in an astonishing 10,000. We fear the powerful earthquake, the violent tornado, uncontrollable wild fire, or explosive volcanic eruption. But despite its destructiveness, we don't seems to have as much awareness to flooding as to other form of natural hazard.

I theorize that flooding has a different character. It is usually non-violent (barred flash flood or torrents). Indeed a flooded town is often serene. The destruction is often silent.

2005.09.05 comments

 

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

The rest secret (26 Sep 2016)

 

Presidential election debate: Trump and Clinton clash (27 Sep 2016)

 

Mali Islamist jailed for nine years for Timbuktu shrine attacks (27 Sep 2016)

 

Sexism row grips German politics and shakes CDU (27 Sep 2016)

 

Theme park fined for rollercoaster crash (27 Sep 2016)

 

Sam Allardyce: England manager allegations investigated by FA (27 Sep 2016)

 

Colombia Farc leader apologises to victims at peace signing (27 Sep 2016)

 

Saudi Arabia unveils first public sector pay cuts (27 Sep 2016)

 

Air France workers on trial in shirt-ripping case (27 Sep 2016)

 

Lasantha Wickrematunge: Murdered editor's body exhumed in Sri Lanka (27 Sep 2016)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Bay Area News (7 Jan 2012)

 

City Insider (11 Feb 2012)

 

Crime Scene (13 Feb 2012)

 

C.W Newius Column (10 Jan 2012)

 

C.W. Nevius Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Education News (10 Jan 2012)

 

KALW (11 Feb 2012)

 

Matier and Ross Blog (11 Feb 2012)

 

Internet to netizens: Register to vote (27 Sep 2016)

 

Disney eyes Twitter; investors pressure North Carolina over LGBT (26 Sep 2016)

 

Business News Roundup, Sept. 27 (26 Sep 2016)

 

Yahoo should face SEC probe over data breach, senator says (26 Sep 2016)

 

Cell phones, not banks, may be key to finance in developing world (26 Sep 2016)

 

Ship traffic, September 27 (26 Sep 2016)

more »

 


Site feed Updated: 2016-Sep-27 07:00