Need a time machine to apply for this job?

More amusement from Craiglist job postings. Hmm, which of these technologies could you seriously have 10 to 15 years of experience with?  Fifteen years ago, I was still an undergraduate in college, Amazon did not exists, and EC2/AWS certainly didn't and  Java was still a wanna-be Flash plugin for your Browser.

The ideal candidate will have 10 to 15 years of relevant work experience using the following: 

• Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) and various Java Application Servers (WebLogic, JBOSS)
• Cloud Computing, such as Amazon EC2/AWS
• Enterprise Data and Search technologies (Example: Solr, Hadoop, MapReduce)
• REST / SOAP / JSON
• Agile/SCRUM Methodology  

Poor Decisions – Marvel Comics edition

Wow, how do ideas like this get out into the real world?  Is this the unfortunate result of groupthink and an unwillingness to challenge someone else's ideas in a meeting?

When I first heard about this project the grapevine, I thought it was an Onion story.  No one could seriously come up not only with an ungainly name but a one that invoked unfortunate sexual imagery.

Psst… Marvel? This Name is a Really Bad Idea | GeekDad | Wired.com

The dog is trying to tell you something

I’m not sure what these people are doing to their dog, but it drove him to figure out how to leap a fence using a trampoline. Maybe he doesn’t want to be reunited with them? Harvey the trampolining dog found – Telegraph

Miss Kidson said: “The fence isn’t all that high, but he couldn’t get over it on his own and must have used the trampoline to bounce himself into my neighbour’s garden and got out.

WTF Facebook Ad

Odd Facebook AdI’ve been using Facebook now, since a lot of cousins/sister/friends are on it.  Still quite haven’t figured out what it does for me, but I have managed to reconnect with old HS and College friends.  I suspect Facebook is of less use to me cause I tend to have a small circle of friends, that i manage to keep in touch with otherwise. Plus, I think I’m just outside the target demographic for it.  Still, I login to vet friend requests and occasionally update my profile.  I normally don’t pay attention to the ads but the one below had me scratching my head.

What’s the message? Sick of dating, have a Baby and your social life is over?  Or is the baby the end game – which might come as news to people who don’t plan on having one …  What do you think?

Mail Log Funnies

(02:07:13 PM) Oscar: (02:04:26 PM) Mike Shade: lol @ this:
(02:04:27 PM) Mike Shade: Sep 10 05:04:55 www sendmail[7421]: l8A94tTP007419: to=<jamseATviagra-mailDOTcom>, ctladdr=<apache@***********> (48/48), delay=00:00:0
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ncurrent SMTP connections; please try again later.
(02:05:14 PM) Oscar: pls contact your sys-admin if viagra-mail is up for 4 or more hours at a time
(02:05:43 PM) Mike Shade: lol
(02:07:44 PM) Jo R.: hehe

LA Galaxy – Sasquatch next?

The LA Galaxy is rumoured to be chasing the elusive northwestern primate Sasquatch, aka Bigfoot, to replace their current mascot Cozmo.  Alexi Lalas was overheard saying "An alien frog was great when no one knew about us, but now that we have Beckham coming and Tom Cruise rumoured to be buying the club, it is time to add this crypto-zoologic star to the Galaxy family." 

When asked about the rumors Cozmo replied "I would hope that 4 years of loyal mascotting would count for something with the Front Office, but that’s the kind of business we’re in.  It’s not like being an MLS Mascot is that lucrative – I hear Talon does appearances on the side for the Nationals and American University.  I’ve already received offers to join teams in the First division on Virgon Seven and another from a club on the third moon of Endor.  I’d like to stay with the club, but its now in the front office’s hands."

Bigfoot could not be reached for comment.

When a metaphor fits like a glove

Sandy found this gem, which probably applies to more professions than just Web Designers.  Working with clients such as these can be really trying, but what can you do to get through it?

If Architects Had to Work Like Web Desginers…

Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be easily added or deleted. When you bring the blueprints to me, I will make the final decision of what I want. Also, bring me the cost breakdown for each configuration so that I can arbitrarily pick one.

Staff Satisfaction

Its not wise to tease your Human Resources manager, you might get a response like the following.

(02:04:21 PM) HR: i could beat you at any given moment today
(02:04:38 PM) Oscar: that’s going on my blog
(02:04:45 PM) HR: lol