Please Don’t Throw Good Coffee Away!

Hello!  I diverge here from my usual technical talk.  One’s interests change and now I am starting to think and read about planning the User’s eXperience / Interaction. UX/UI.   You have to think, after all, about who is using your software and what they feel!

Nonetheless it is good to be rooted in one’s own field.  One reason that I have been “out-of-work” for a year is that almost every time I had a PHP interview, the recruiter asked me about my “front-end” and “design” experience.  Hey! I would have loved to have had those jobs!

I’m really a back-end guy with a background in computer infrastructure.  After I got my MCSD (Microsoft Certified Solution Developer) I got halfway through my MCSE (Microsoft Certified Solution Engineer) on Windows 2008 Server.  Study as I might, I really had trouble matching up those little multiple choice matches for AH and ESP – Authentication Header and Encapsulated Profile – on both sides of the Encrypted Channel.  Do you think that stuff is really secure?  Please Don’t Throw Sausage Pizza Away!

The mantra “Please Don’t Throw Sausage Pizza Away!” stands for Physical, Datalink, Transport, Session, P… hmm, and Application.  You can see why I didn’t pass the Networking exam!

Anyway I am proposing an alternative to the OSI 7 layer reference model: Please Don’t Throw Good Coffee Away.  As you can see this has only 6 layers and would be easier to implement and remember.  What does it stand for?  Physical, Datalink, Transport, Group, Code, Application.

These aren’t really Acronyms (I have written about and ‘railed against” them before).  These are “SentanceGrams.” GroupThink is here to stay!

Why Are We Not Using The New Website??!

  1. It’s Not Done Yet! Ha Ha Ha!
  2. The Data Storage System that we created using Doctrine doesn’t allow for articles that are longer than 256 characters!  Can’t we use the ZODB that comes with Python instead?
  3. There is no easy .PDF output like ReportLab in PHP.  We know ReportLab too!  We have to write our own PHP  “Thunks” to use ReportLab for .PDF production.

But if the new website is not done we will forever be offering content For Free!!!

What Sells in the IT Market Today

People might think that I have it made.  In fact I do!  After all I have just invented and launched Localpod, the next great new device! But rule One of business, I think, is “Don’t rest on your laurels.”  Don’t think that everything is alright just because things are going well today.  Or, to quote the author the The Power Of Positive Thinking: “don’t wait for everything to be safe and assured. [then it will be too late!]”

Sales have been slow on Localpod, so, following the above mantra I am thinking, “What Can I do to earn a dollar today?” while I wait for the sales to pick up on this great new gadget.  The answer, of course, is, “Don’t wait!”

So I’m looking at some new opportunities.  Right now I am learning about recruiting!  Hey, maybe I am better with people than computers after all!