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PHP Quickie

Dear Reader,

2 quickies for all you PHP junkies out there.

1: Nashville PHP Users Group Ironically, my boss, who lives in San Jose, CA showed me this. Gotta make the next meeting. As part of this one PHP Podcast The second one, “Conversation with Wez Furlong” was pretty interesting. (If a bit long, it might have been better as maybe 3 conversations with Wez)

2: Anyone toying with AJAX? (yea, I know, PHP is not front end but AJAX has to talk to something.) Here’s are 2 pretty cool articles Part 1 and Part 2

That’s it.

Until next time, have a safe flight.



Dear Reader,

I received a nice note from an HR manager to whom I had sent a resume.

“BTW, when applying for a “regular employee” position (vs. consulting), it is best to have another version of your resume, with NO picture, & preferably a Word document you attach – rather than telling the recruiter to go find it on your site. It makes a better impression, plus US laws prohibit discrimination based on race, creed, sex, etc etc – therefore a picture should never be part of presenting yourself.”

Ok, the part about attaching the Word document is true. I usually just send them out to my web site to pick up a copy of it if they want it instead of clogging the network with hundreds of copies of my resume. But I’ll start doing this now. (I’m sorry if it affects your surfing but as you see, it’s the advice I get) It’s the other part, the part about a picture, that saddens me. When did we because such an anal society that we can’t look at someone and say, you know, that’s just not someone I want to work with. Shouldn’t a company have the right to hire whomever they want, for whatever reason they want?

Yes, I’m aware of why we have these laws, I just thing they are a bit outdated now. I realize that there are probably pockets of discrimination left but by and large, it’s a thing of the past. (Ok, so I’m a white guy and have never been discriminated against, no wait, I have. People are always blaming me for discrimination whether I’ve actually done it or not. That’s a form of discrimination and it’s just as valid as any other form)

Anyhow, Ms W. I really do appreciate the advice and am following it. I have a sanitized version of my resume that does not contain my picture. You can probably still infer my sex and approximate age from it but there’s no way around that.

Until next time, enjoy your time off…see you when you get back.


First Post(card)!

Dear Reader,

Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that life is good; interesting but good. At the moment, all of my energies are focused on finding some contract work. It’s an attempt to forestall my move back into a soul-stealing cube farm. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

Here’s one I’m thinking about a lot lately. What makes a woman sexy? Is it just tits and ass or is there more? I thought I knew the answer until recently. Now I’m not sure I do. Are we men as shallow as we are portrayed to be or is there more to us?

If anyone reads this and wants to comment, I’d like to hear from you.

Until next time, wish you were here…or at least I was there.