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20080728.1118 3G PWNED

No big shocker here.  Just consider it an update. The iPhone 2.0 has been hacked

I'm still rocking the 1.0 and I still love it.  I've yet to grow tired of it.  Then again it still isn't 1 year old! 

That it could be 'obsolete' before the 2 year service contract comes due is just silly - and yet 2 years in the technology industry is 2/3 of one entire paradigm generation - so this is where the bastardized proprietary techology approach to wireless telephony will be forced to evaporate in the coming decades.  That will happen through sheer market pressure.

Android is one of the better technological advances for Users in this space.  Unfortunately it doesn't officially/actually run on anything yet, but when it does it promises to level the playing field in 'palmtop devices'.

 

And in random topic news, Harvard Business Publishing has an update under the 'Thank You Captain Obvious' heading about telecommuting.

20080721.1425 Ups & Downs

Something bad & something good today.

Tradition indicates that I start with the bad stuff, so:

The YouTube sensation - How to Hack a Tecnical Job Interview

And the supporting web site: http://www.hackingtechnicalinterview.com/

You will notice an extreme lack of substance in what he's talking about.  If this is the nonsense that is getting people hired nowadays - I weep for the welfare of the companies doing the hiring and the stock market they trade in.  Oh wait... oops

 

I'm mostly posting this as a guide to people interviewing to single out the people using these techniques for intense technical quizzing - if you don't already do that to everyone who applies.

 

And now,  Jedi Mind Tricks aside - if you happen to be someone who tinkers with guitars - you might find this little tool to be as Insanely Great and totally addictive as I have:

 http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/

 The simple idea that I can actually score music by translating from guitar tablature to music notation on the fly & instantly playback is immensely powerful.

 


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