Job Opening at Tucows: Integration Engineer

The company for which I work, Tucows, has a job opening for an Integration Engineer. Here’s a very quick description of the job:

The successful incumbent candidate will have the challenging opportunity to work on Tucows’ vast and complex high availability system spread across multiple data centers, servers and operating systems. You’ll work with a dynamic team of Integration Engineers to develop, deploy and maintain components of a large scale hosted messaging platform. In addition, you will develop software components for our hosted messaging platform; liaise with third party suppliers in customizing applications for deployment on our high availability production environment; as well as contribute to ongoing process improvement of the SDLC.

For a full description, see this entry in the Tucows Blog.


Chuck Norris Identifies the One Man Who Can Kick His Ass

Chuck Norris has been riding a wave of fame recently thanks to the “Chuck Norris Facts” meme that’s been floating around the ‘net for the past little while. He’s parleyed it into appearances on talk shows, and now he’s got a columnist gig over at the WorldNetDaily, the online rag that’s so right-wingnut that even most conservatives treat it like a Weekly World News (Current headline, I kid you not: “Bigfoot tracks indicate salsa lessons”).

In his inaugural column, Chuck wants to set the record straight about the powers and abilities that people claim he has:

Alleged Chuck Norris Fact:“Chuck Norris’ tears can cure cancer. Too bad he never cries. Ever.”

There was a man whose tears could cure cancer or any other disease, including the real cause of all diseases – sin. His blood did. His name was Jesus, not Chuck Norris.

If your soul needs healing, the prescription you need is not Chuck Norris’ tears, it’s Jesus’ blood.

Apparently, he doesn’t buy into that evolution thing, either.

After reading the article, I was inspired to create the graphic below, which depicts the man who not only can kick Chuck’s ass, but afterwards can turn water into a cold refreshing post-ass-kicking brewski:

He died for your it's YOUR TURN!
Click the picture for a full-size kick-ass Messiah.


Extended Warranties are for Suckers

That’s another article I’ve posted over at Global Nerdy. Read it and remember it, especially when you go Christmas shopping for high-tech goodies.

Geek It Happened to Me

Area Man’s Third Attempt to Install Windows Vista

If you’ve been checking out Global Nerdy, a tech blog I share with my buddy George, I’ve gotten my hands on a copy of Release Candidate 1 of Microsoft’s next version of Windows, Windows Vista. So far, I’ve made two attempts to install it, both without success.

Here’s the short version: yes, I finally got it installed. As with software from Microsoft, the third time’s the charm. My trick was the tried-and-true fix that all IT workers know: turn the damned machine off and on again. This trick is so useful that it’s been immortalized on t-shirts and in at least one television show, The IT Crowd:

For more, go check out the full story.