OT: Job Opportunity: American Poolplayers Association

From: Lisa Ridley 
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I know this is a LUG list, but I also know there are a couple of people =
actively job hunting so I thought I would pass this along =97 I saw it =
this morning when got online to check if our pool team stats were posted =
yet this week:

The American Poolplayers Association is looking for a Sr Software =
Engineer to act as a Development Team Leader in their Lake St. Louis =
office.  If you have experience with MSSQL Server and ASP.NET, and are =
willing to relocate, check this out:

http://www.poolplayers.com/jobs/software-engineer/

Here=92s what I know about their system that=92s not in this job =
description:

1.  They have a public facing site that has advertising and educational =
materials on it.
2.  They have a member portal where individual members can log in and =
see their team stats & personal stats =97 current and historical , renew =
memberships, and get an electronic copy of their APA membership card, =
which has to be presented along with a picture ID as proof of identity =
if you are playing in an APA sanctioned tournament anywhere in the US, =
including the national tournament in Las Vegas, get an electronic copy =
of the scoresheet for upcoming local league matches, etc.
3.  They have a franchise owner portal where the franchise operators for =
the different local leagues (ours here covers Hamilton, Bradley, Marion =
and Rhea counties in TN) log in every week and, among other things, =
enter the individual match sheets for every match played that week in =
their franchise territory (which the National APA uses for a variety of =
things, including handicap assessment of individuals for tournament =
play), team fees and other things that franchise operators must do to =
run their franchise.  There is also a section where local league =
operators can set up a league website for their area, that is currently =
not used =97 much of the functionality in that section is broken.
4.  The entire website is dated (no responsiveness, no mobile =
capabilities, etc), and needs some serious help.  I emailed them about 4 =
months ago as a member inquiring if there was someone I could talk to =
about helping them fix some of their website issues, but never got to =
the right person and didn=92t continue to pursue it.

I detest ASP.net and MSSQL, and have little experience in that realm =
(plus don=92t want to move to Lake St. Louis) or I would pursue it =
myself.  You probably get 3 or 4 free trips to Vegas to National =
Tournaments every year as part of the job =97 nice perk.

If you are a Microsoft Techie and are open to working in Lake St. Louis, =
could be a cool opportunity.  If you can convince them to abandon =
Microsoft and ASP.net and move to open source, even better.  If you =
pursue the job and get it, let me know please.=

a rather humbling experience

From: Ed King 
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Y'all know I'm probably the most humble person on the list, never ever toot my own horn

I've got 8 years of Oracle DBA experience (Hamilton County) and I've been doing PostgreSQL continuously since year 2000, and Mysql continuously since 2011 (avoided it for the longest because I thought it was a toy database).   A "mega crap ton" of db activity (translation: $$$$$$$ in revenue) has taken place on databases/servers I've installed/maintained over the years.

A tech recruiter recently contacted me via LinkedIn about a "SQL DBA" opportunity.  I told her, straight up, that I was very comfortable with Postgresql, Mysql, and Oracle, but not so much experience with Microsoft SQL Server,  but I figure "a database is a database" and surely 15 years of DBA experience should be "transferable skill", right???   

So yesterday I took a ProveIt! test for Microsoft DBA.   

Ahahahahahahahaha...    I'm not gonna say what my score was.    Or maybe I should be proud of it?

I can't share the test questions since I had to "agreee" that the contents of the test were proprietary or whatever, but I really didn't think the questions could "prove" someone's DBA skill, even if they were familiar with all the microsoft-centric terminology.




Raspberry Pi 2 - Now with Windows 10!

From: Phil Sieg 
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WOOOO HOOOOO!!!

I think it is a win!

Just wish there was a 2GB and 4GB ram version=E2=80=A6

Phil Sieg
President
SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE
www.snapfon.com
phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com

Phone: 423.535.9968
Fax: 423.265.9820
Mobile: 423.331.0725

"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. =
It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011




> On Feb 2, 2015, at 11:59 AM, Chad Smith  wrote:
>=20
> http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/ =

>=20
> =46rom the announcement:
>=20
> Let's get the good stuff out of the way above the fold. Raspberry Pi 2 =
is now on sale for $35 (the same price as the existing Model B+), =
featuring:
>=20
> A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU (~6x performance)
> 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM (2x memory)
> Complete compatibility with Raspberry Pi 1
>=20
> Because it has an ARMv7 processor, it can run the full range of ARM =
GNU/Linux distributions, including Snappy Ubuntu Core, as well as =
Microsoft Windows 10.
>=20
> Microsoft has said that in the next few months, they are going to =
introduce a *Free* version of Windows 10 designed to work on the =
Raspberry Pi 2.
>=20
> http://www.theverge.com/2015/2/2/7962179/raspberry-pi-windows-10 =

>=20
> What do you guys think?
>=20
> - Chad W. Smith
> 

Linus says we must party

From: Mike Harrison 
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Our glorious and benevolent leader has proclaimed:
"Wear silly hats, get a banner printed that says "Leap Second Doomsday Party", and get silly drunk. You'll blink, and it's over, but at least you'll have the hangover next day to remind you of that glorious but fleeting extra second."
What: Leap Second Party When: June 30th, 2015, 7pm until ??? (staying up to Midnight is optional. We'll toast the leap second at 9pm.. and 10pm.. and... ) Where: 1031 Lower Brow Road, Signal Mtn TN Bring: Yourself and others, a smile, good stories Leave: Grudges, Microsoft systems, bad mojo. http://www.wired.com/2015/01/torvalds_leapsecond/

"Best computer you can buy for $499"

From: John Aldrich 
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http://bgr.com/2014/01/31/microsoft-surface-pro-discount-sale/

Microsoft Surface Pro. Wonder if you can wipe it and install Linux or
Android? :)

-- 
  John Aldrich
  mrmaxx@nospammail.net

A nice laptop to install Linux on

From: Phil Shapiro 
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After disabling Secure Boot, this would be a great laptop to wipe Windows and install Linux on. 


http://tinyurl.com/k3z96we 


Quad core processor. Weighs 2 pounds. I could go for that. 


Then I'd ask Microsoft to send me a refund for the Windows I didn't use. 


phil 


-- 

-- 
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http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 


[OT] Job Posting

From: Benjamin Stewart 
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Astec Industries, the company I work for, is searching for candidates for
an IT Help Desk position here in Chattanooga. It's mostly a Windows shop,
but we do use Linux occasionally where we can. Our IT department is a small
team, so there's lots of room to learn new skills, and every day is
different!

Send resumes to helpdeskapplicants@astecindustries.com

HR speak follows:

Linux @ 23 of 85 top Disruptive Ideas since 1929

From: Dave Brockman 
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On 12/4/2014 8:28 PM, Wil Wade wrote:
> "The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History" [Our being Business Week's
> 85 year history]
>
> Open Source/Linux (not GNU :( ) came in at 23.
>
> Interesting that Apple was at 10 and Microsoft was no where to be seen
> except that they bought a small company named Forethought at 53.
>
> http://www.businessweek.com/features/85ideas/

And Apple gets credit for the "smartphone" in 2007. Guess they only 
bothered to define a smartphone as an iphone, I know there were 
PDA+phone devices in the late/mid 90s, and I could browse on non-apple 
products waaaay before 2007. I guess Novell and MS actually replacing 
mainframes in the first place doesn't deserve a spot here, but < 15% 
desktop market share, < 1% server market share, and < 15% global mobile 
market share earns you lots of places in this silly list.  Writer/Editor 
is a FanBoi?

And it calls Linux an Operating System, so GNU is silently and 
implicitly included in that statement, because we all know that Linux is 
just a kernel, and without GNU, well, then you boot the Linux kernel and 
run BSD or Solaris or some other weird shit that just makes you feel 
unnatural...

Regards,

dtb


Linux @ 23 of 85 top Disruptive Ideas since 1929

From: Wil Wade 
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"The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History" [Our being Business Week's 85
year history]

Open Source/Linux (not GNU :( ) came in at 23.

Interesting that Apple was at 10 and Microsoft was no where to be seen
except that they bought a small company named Forethought at 53.

http://www.businessweek.com/features/85ideas/

HP announces $99 dollar winders Tablet

From: Rod-Lists 
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supposedly free 4g
http://www.itworld.com/hardware/438969/hps-new-stream-tablets-laptops-fuel-microsoft-google-os-battle

Wonder how ubuntu's tablet os will run on it?
http://store.hp.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ContentView?eSpotName=Stream8&storeId=10151&langId=-1&catalogId=10051


http://www.ubuntu.com/tablet



Chugalunch Reminder

From: Mike Harrison 
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A gathering of Linux users and interested parties, Today at Waterhouse Pavi=
llion about Noonish. =


I=92ll have a small Tux doll on the table. =


All are welcome. Practicing Radical Inclusion: Even Microsofties are welcom=
e. =


Bring your own food/drink.. =



Mike Harrison
mike@geeklabs.com  =

423 605 6943
Skype: meuoned





Somewhat OT: Chattanooga Salaries?

From: William Roush 
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What is everyone's experiences regarding Chattanooga and it's IT 
salaries compared to other places?

On one hand, I'm told we're /significantly (>15%) /lower by some sources 
(mostly a handful of people), but others like Glassdoor say we're pretty 
competitive except vs. some of the biggest players (Google, Microsoft, 
etc.), and my personal experiences so far seem to generally agree with 
that within a certain degree of sway.

Your experiences/opinions?

Who Died and Made Microsoft Internet Police?

From: Jonathan Calloway 
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h=
ttp://www.csoonline.com/article/2449501/business-continuity/microsofts-tak=
edown-of-no-ip-pushes-innocents-into-the-crossfire.html

I guess it could be worse, McAfee and Norton could have started doing =
this years ago. . . Maybe they do. . . .=20





Open Source Security Initiative

From: David White 
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This looks promising. Sounds like the Open Source Foundation is behind it /
heading it up, which I greatly prefer over a Google- or Facebook- led
initiative or some initiative led by a combination of large tech firms.

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/38120/google-facebook-microsoft-and-other-tech-giants-to-fund-open-source-security-initiative

Remember windows 'JUST WORKS'

From: Rod 
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So I need to update 8.1 to 8.1 update 1???
  Why not 8.1.1 or just 8.2?
Great give the xp crowd some sort justification.

Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support
http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/microsoft-confirms-its-dropping-windows-81-support-240407
-- 
The unregulated free market is like Yog-Sothoth, a mythical being whose  
followers make bloody sacrifice to hasten its arrival to this world.

Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/

Deep Freeze Alt?

From: David White 
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One idea: Setup a Linux host with a Windows VM that just boots to the
original snapshot every time.

I think I've heard of people doing that before. Thoughts on deployment?


On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM, David White  wrote:

> Anyone know of any open source alternatives to Deep Freeze or the old
> Microsoft Steady State that accomplishes the same purpose?
>
> I'm sure there's gotta be something Unix-based (although it'll be
> maintaining / restoring Windows machines)....
>
> --
> David White
> Founder & CEO
>
> *Develop CENTS *
> Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
> Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
> http://developcents.com
> 423-693-4234
>



-- 
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Founder & CEO

*Develop CENTS *
Computing, Equipping, Networking, Training & Supporting
Nonprofit Organizations Worldwide
http://developcents.com
423-693-4234

Fwd: Modis.NET

From: Dan Lyke 
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This may actually have come across here already, I haven't been watching
the Chattanooga job postings too closely, but I know some of y'all can get
through notYET code...

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Standifer, Joshua 
Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014 at 8:16 AM
Subject: Modis.NET
To: "danlyke@flutterby.com" 


Dan,



Thanks for taking my call and offering to pass this info along. Below
you'll find the positions that I currently have open. Thanks again!



*CHOICE DATA: Contract to Hire *

Advanced ASP .Net MVC developer, must at least worked on  ASP .Net MVC
projects 3 years and above.

Excellent knowledge and skills with web development tools in C#,
Javascript, HTML, CSS, JSON, AJAX

Excellent knowledge and skills in LINQ ,  .Net 2.0/3.5/4.0/4.5

Excellent knowledge and skills in SQL Server 2005/2008

Good knowledge and experience in C, C++.

Good knowledge and experience in Java is a plus.

Dependable, team oriented, can take on project/task independently



Primary focus: Web services and SQL Server. Experience with security issues
and database maintenance tasks/plans a huge plus. Experience with
encryption routines and replication required. General Definition
Web/Software Developer requires technically strong candidate with expertise
in enterprise-wide application architectures. Candidate should be well
versed in web applications and Microsoft technologies. This position
additionally requires a wide variety of programming bkground, and a strong
programming discipline and database programming knowledge. This job
requires a team player that will be able to work with or lead other
developers and be involved with new application development and
enhancements to existing applications and also assist with maintenance and
support of issues and bug fixes. This position also requires
adherence/familiarity to project delivery lifecycle steps - requirements,
functional design, coding, unit and system testing, user acceptance and
implementation. Responsibilities * Develop technical designs, using text,
use cases, component, sequence, and class diagrams * Build stable,
flexible, enterprise applications that are maintainable * Demonstrate
knowledge of transaction processing and implementation of object-oriented
environment * Define, design and implement enterprise architectures,
technology standards, good coding practices, and quality standards *
Demonstrate expertise in administration and maintenance of IIS Web sites *
Demonstrate ability to create prototypes * Development of specifications
and estimates for intranet applications * Work with team members and users
to analyze and document business requirements * Foster teamwork and a
spirit of collaboration Skills * Exposure to developing Active Server Pages
and ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, VB/JavaScript, XML and HTML applications *
exposure to developing web-based, n-tier applications using Microsoft
Transaction Server (MTS), Component Server, SQL Server, and Internet
Information Server (IIS) * Knowledge of database architectures, T-SQL and
stored procedures in MS SQL Server 2000 * Experience in ASP with an
in-depth knowledge of .NET framework * Experience working in data modeling
and ERD tools * Experience in XML Web based services and COM/COM+ *
Experience with Active Reports and SQL Reporting Services * Proven ability
to carry a large development task from concept to completion * A BS in
computer science or equivalent experience * Excellent written and oral
communication skills * Works well in a team environment
------------------------------

   1.
*TVA: C# ASP.Net Developer Chattanooga, TN *I year contract with the
   possibility of extension *(REMOTE WORK WITH IN OFFICE VISITS POSSIBLE
   OPTION) *

 The contracts could last between 6-18 months and there is the potential
for converting to a full time employee. TVA is a well-respected employer
within our market!  *The right fit is key!*

-          .NET experience - Specifically, ASP.Net
-          Web page development experience

o        JavaScript
o        JQuery
o        CSS
o        HTML

-          SQL Server knowledge, 200/2005/2008

-          We are also looking for someone with the right attitude to come
in and be excited to solve problems.  We want people who are eager and able
to troubleshoot and look for ways to improve existing systems

Analyzes business or scientific system delivery specifications or purchased
software and develops the technical design. Develops and tests the
application software and implements it for use in a configuration managed
environment. Acts as a source of direction, training, and guidance for less
experienced Analysts. Position leads development efforts for complex and
technical systems. Requires advanced knowledge of Information Technology
and someone who serves as a technical expert. Must be able and willing to
assume on-call rotational assignments which may include 24 hour on 7-day
per week availability. Additionally must be willing and able to travel to
carry out project work.

Development of the technical design includes:
* Establish and design technical framework for system
* Design System components including user interfaces
* Design data conversion requirements
* Define operational requirements including scheduling, capacity planning
and resource requirements
* Define test environment including development of test cases

Responsible for the development and testing which includes:
* Generation of executable code based on accepted programming standards
* Unit testing of executable code
* Integration testing of executable code
* Develop operational procedures
* Follows change control procedures and quality assurance standards
* Verification that system meets all business requirements, including
reliability and process volumes
* Receive approval from user that system is ready for production and
prepares associated documents for production release

Job Modifier
Utilizes client-based or web development tools to develop solutions for a
variety of complex and difficult problems or systems.
List of additional technologies in their environment NOT REQUIRED
The technologies and techniques that we use here are:

-          WCF
o   SOAP
o   REST

-          ASP.NET
-          LINQ
-          C#
-          Entity Framework
-          ASP.NET MVC3
-          SQL Server 2008

o   SSIS
o   SSRS
o   SSAS

-          Business Intelligence

o   We're trying to get into this more... .we want to build some cubes and
change the way we store data, but we need people!
o   Star Schemas
o   Data Cubes

-          Windows Services
-          High Availability Clustering
-          Telerik third-party control sets for Silverlight and ASP.NET
-          Silverlight
-          Tibco Enterprise Service Bus and web services


*------------------------------*

*2. TVA Programmer Analyst Chattanooga, *

I year contract with the possibility of extension *(REMOTE WORK WITH IN
OFFICE VISITS A POSSIBLE OPTION)*

THIS IS THE ENTRY LEVEL FOR PROGRAMMER ANALYSTS. BASED ON DEFINED
SPECIFICATIONS PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING: DEVELOPS EXECUTABLE CODE USING
ADOPTED PROGRAMMING STANDARDS PREPARES TEST DATA UNIT TESTS CODE DOCUMENTS
PROGRAMS FOLLOWS CHANGE CONTROL PROCEDURES UTILIZES CLIENT/SERVER AND/OR
WEB DEVELOPMENT TOOLS TO DEVELOP SOLUTIONS FOR A VARIETY OF MODERATE TO
WELL DEFINED BUSINESS PROBLEMS, OR SEGMENTS OF MODERATELY DEFINED, BUT
COMPLEX AND DIFFICULT PROBLEMS OR SYSTEMS. BS OR BA DEGREE IN COMPUTER
SCIENCE, BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION OR RELATED FIELD OR EQUIVALENT IS
REQUIRED. SOFT SKILL SET INCLUDES TEAM BUILDING AND LISTENING. KNOWS
FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS, PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES RELATED TO APPLICATION
DEVELOPMENT MUST BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OF AND HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH 1 OR MORE OF
THE LANGUAGES AND OS LISTED ABOVE. MAY REQUIRE 24-HOURS-A-DAY,
7-DAYS-A-WEEK AVAILABILITY VIA A BEEPER OR OTHER COMMUNICATION MECHANISMS.
TRAVEL MAY BE REQUIRED TO CARRY OUT PROJECT WORK.





Thanks,


*Joshua Standifer*
Talent Sourcer

*Modis*

633 Chestnut Street ST1350
Chattanooga, TN 37450

T: 423-763-4084
C:865-307-4193
joshua.standifer@modis.com
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Proud Sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Team.

Red Flag Shuts Down

From: Mike Harrison 
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http://www.zdnet.com/cn/chinas-home-grown-linux-os-shutters-7000026404/

China's state-funded answer to global software giants like Microsoft, the 
Chinese company filed for liquidation over the weekend and terminated all 
employee contracts. Set up in late-1999 amid the dot-com boom, Red Flag 
was touted as an alternative to Windows, offering desktop and server OSes 
built on the open-source Linux platform. It thrived in the early days, 
inking deals with partners such as Oracle and Dell which products were 
certified to support and shipped with Red Flag Software.

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I actually thought this was a great thing for China..
Sad for it to die this way.



======================================================================================
Mike Harrison http://www.geeklabs.com/mike.harrison.public.key.txt

OT: Windows 9 "Threshold"

From: John Aldrich 
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Hmm... according to  
http://bgr.com/2014/01/13/microsoft-windows-9-release-date/ the next  
release of Windows, Windows 9, AKA Threshold, is supposed to be to  
Windows 8 what Windows 7 was to Vista. I have to admit, Win7 is an  
improvement over Vista, but still...
Have to wonder if this is going to be the beginning of the end of MS  
Windows or if Microsoft will be able to pull another rabbit out of  
their hat.