It's been over three years since I last wrote about the podcasts I listen to, so I think it's past time for a revisit.
Looking back at my list from 2014, I think the only ones I've stopped listening to are those that have stopped publishing content. I've certainly added a few more to my regular listening list though, especially …
Last year SupaJam ran a contest to offer an unsigned band the chance to play at a huge music festival in Spain. They got over a thousand entries and one lucky band got flown out to Spain for a few days and got to play live at the festival.
Ubuntu released Intrepid Ibex earlier this afternoon, just as scheduled. It comes with lots of new features. While new versions of all the key software is certainly good, a convenient encrypted directory is handy and the VM builder is very convenient, it's actually a couple of very small additions that I'm enjoying the most.
One of my customers today launches their latest competition. This contest is looking for unsigned bands to upload their best track and after a few rounds and filtering and a public vote the winner will get to perform live in Spain in front of thousands of people!
Certainly not my idea of fun, but I'm sure many will disagree …
I am now officially trying the freelance approach to employment (complete with my first project, thanks to Tim Small)
I have my own limited company, lots of highly marketable skills (Linux (high availability and clustering), Java, Perl, etc) and lots of real life experience making a large web application work better, faster and stay alive longer.
Following on from the last post, here is my favourite failing answer (so far)...
Details of how I formatted test.csv
Highlight I1 -> Insert Function -> Proper -> Text A1 -> Highlight Col I -> filldown
Highlight J1 -> Insert Function -> Proper -> Text B1 -> Highlight Col J ->filldown
Copy and Paste Special Col I into I …
This is one of the homework questions that Digitalbrain has recently been giving out to prospective candidates for a Linux system administrator role.
Working with a large, complex application with many thousands of users, we very often have to manipulate significant amounts of textual data. Perhaps as part of a process to create new student accounts within a school, or …
Digitalbrain has been looking for new systems administrators for it's main platform services (Linux based) since the first of the old team resigned in April. During this time we've hired two new people. Ie it seems to take over two months to find each sysadmin!
Digitalbrain is still looking at least one more systems administrator.