20 minutes in Houston

OK, so, I have 20 minutes in Houston. How many cool things can I post in 20 minutes? Let’s see.

Phillip Torrone has a cool how to on how to build a simple iPod Amp.

Tim Bray notices the feed icons site where you can get those new feed icons for your RSS or Atom feed and says he hates the phrase “User Generated Content.” Oh, I said that months ago when I started hearing that. That sounds like something that you don’t want anywhere near you. Gotta wash my hands after reading some UGC. Heheh.
Molly Holtzschlag has the objectification blues at SXSW and has a fun rant on how to sniff out a rotten standardista (she’s on the Web Standards Project so knows a bit about that topic).

Jim Grisanzio tells marketing expert Jack Trout that it’s time for the old-folks home.

Kiruba Shankar announces BarCamp Chennai. Dang, who knew this concept would go around the world? (Advertise your local BarCamp here in my comments).

Chris Sells brags about bagging a $366 Vista PC at Fry’s.

J Baumgart notices that NPR has a blog.

Holy f**k. Jeffrey Zeldman has full text feeds? Daniel Stout pointed that out to me (and more).

Jonathan Nolen guarantees that Skobee’s marketing guy will be well sought after at any conference from now on. Hmmm, is he coming to SXSW? :-)

After I get home from SXSW I head off to Vegas. Anyone wanna meet up next week at Mix? There’s a new Mix Meeting Place where we can sign up to meet.

Guy Kawasaki has some tips on how to be a great moderator.

Noah Kagan, of Facebook, has four easy steps to avoid making a resume. Can you believe it? A guy from one of our competitors asked me if I’d like to be considered for future positions. Then he asked me for my resume. I told him I didn’t want any job that required a resume.

The Googlers brought us a way to find a book in a library.

Charles Petzold, famous Windows developer, tells us “don’t count out WinForms yet.” That article got praises on several blogs.

Jeremy Zawodny, over at Yahoo, points at a video of what happens when a bird gets sucked into an F-16 RAF Hawk CT155202 engine.

This is just a very small portion of what you will find if you read RSS feeds instead of Memeorandum for a week. More to come later.

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  1. We are looking for a Strong Senior C#/.NET Developer for our firm in NYC- and White Plains, NY-and Houston, TX-Finetix LLC

    We are looking for a Strong Senior C#/.NET Developer for our firm in NYC- and White Plains, NY-and Houston, TX-Finetix LLC.. Please check us out on the web at http://www.finetix.com We are a great company and we take on nothing but the best and most innovative projects the financial market has to offer. If you are interested, please send me an updated version of your resume. If you are not interested, please forgive the intrusion. We do offer a 2500.00 referral fee if you know anyone that is looking and then we hire.

    How extensive in the items below are you.(in years)..

    Financial Industry:
    C#:
    Winforms:
    Databinding:
    OO:
    Delegates:
    Singleton:
    .Net Remoting:
    Multi-Threading:
    UML:
    Nunit:
    Data Transformation:
    Stored Procedures:
    Reconciliation:
    SQL:
    T-SQL:

    Thank You,

    Anthony Fennych
    HR/Recruitment
    Finetix
    http://www.finetix.com
    212-983-9250

    Job Description:
    Finetix LLC performs high-end consulting services for the top-tier investment banks in New York City and London. The company is project based and currently has positions for a technical resource with minimum 2 years experience with C#/.Net on Windows XP/Windows 2003. This is a hands on senior position where the right candidate will be in a team lead position and will make extensive use of thier architecture skills.

    The ideal candidate will be involved with building financial ecommerce applications and/or multi-tier architectures to be deployed in Wall Street Investment Banks.
    Responsibilities:
    The ideal candidate needs to be accustomed to working in an organic environment, and be able to handle the changing priorities and deal with the pressure of being in such an environment.

    Good communication skills ARE A MUST. The ideal candidate needs to be articulate, confident and capable of adjusting the dosage of technical details when talking to a wide range of people, ranging from junior developers to senior management and traders.
    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate will have following skills:

    C#:
    • Minimum 2/3 years experience with C# required.
    • Strong server programming abilities required.
    • Advanced working knowledge of CLR, Threading, Networking and Collections

    .NET:
    • Solid experience with the use of .Net Remoting..
    • Extensive ADO.Net and MSMQ experience
    • Good WinForms experience a bonus..
    • Web development skills using ASP.Net
    • Windows Services configuration and deployment

    Architecture:
    • multi-tier architecture and production Internet architectures required.
    • Experience building Service Oriented Archectures (SOA) is a plus.

    Databases:
    • Experience with one of the following databases is required, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 or SQL Server.

    High Performance & Distributed Computing:
    • Advanced knowledge of distributed computing topics and high availability a plus

    Modeling:
    • Agile, RAD and / or experience using a UML tool like Rational Rose is required.

  2. We are looking for a Strong Senior C#/.NET Developer for our firm in NYC- and White Plains, NY-and Houston, TX-Finetix LLC

    We are looking for a Strong Senior C#/.NET Developer for our firm in NYC- and White Plains, NY-and Houston, TX-Finetix LLC.. Please check us out on the web at http://www.finetix.com We are a great company and we take on nothing but the best and most innovative projects the financial market has to offer. If you are interested, please send me an updated version of your resume. If you are not interested, please forgive the intrusion. We do offer a 2500.00 referral fee if you know anyone that is looking and then we hire.

    How extensive in the items below are you.(in years)..

    Financial Industry:
    C#:
    Winforms:
    Databinding:
    OO:
    Delegates:
    Singleton:
    .Net Remoting:
    Multi-Threading:
    UML:
    Nunit:
    Data Transformation:
    Stored Procedures:
    Reconciliation:
    SQL:
    T-SQL:

    Thank You,

    Anthony Fennych
    HR/Recruitment
    Finetix
    http://www.finetix.com
    212-983-9250

    Job Description:
    Finetix LLC performs high-end consulting services for the top-tier investment banks in New York City and London. The company is project based and currently has positions for a technical resource with minimum 2 years experience with C#/.Net on Windows XP/Windows 2003. This is a hands on senior position where the right candidate will be in a team lead position and will make extensive use of thier architecture skills.

    The ideal candidate will be involved with building financial ecommerce applications and/or multi-tier architectures to be deployed in Wall Street Investment Banks.
    Responsibilities:
    The ideal candidate needs to be accustomed to working in an organic environment, and be able to handle the changing priorities and deal with the pressure of being in such an environment.

    Good communication skills ARE A MUST. The ideal candidate needs to be articulate, confident and capable of adjusting the dosage of technical details when talking to a wide range of people, ranging from junior developers to senior management and traders.
    Qualifications:
    The ideal candidate will have following skills:

    C#:
    • Minimum 2/3 years experience with C# required.
    • Strong server programming abilities required.
    • Advanced working knowledge of CLR, Threading, Networking and Collections

    .NET:
    • Solid experience with the use of .Net Remoting..
    • Extensive ADO.Net and MSMQ experience
    • Good WinForms experience a bonus..
    • Web development skills using ASP.Net
    • Windows Services configuration and deployment

    Architecture:
    • multi-tier architecture and production Internet architectures required.
    • Experience building Service Oriented Archectures (SOA) is a plus.

    Databases:
    • Experience with one of the following databases is required, Oracle, Sybase, DB2 or SQL Server.

    High Performance & Distributed Computing:
    • Advanced knowledge of distributed computing topics and high availability a plus

    Modeling:
    • Agile, RAD and / or experience using a UML tool like Rational Rose is required.

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