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Clifford Stoll vs the KGB hacker – A nova documentary about one of the first people to uncover a hacker

This is a video about Cliff Stoll. He was one of the first people to uncover a hacker back in 1986. He was an astronomy professor at Berkeley who was temporarily in charge of the computers. . He found a 75 cent accounting error which eventually led to his uncovering a KGB hacker network. The techniques the hacker used in 1986 are still being used effectively today.

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True Story – American troops, Wehrmacht, SS and French Prisoners defending a medieval castle against SS Troops.

The Battle for Castle Itter, a really strange battle, occurred at the end of World War Two.  Wehrmacht soldiers fought alongside U.S. troops against the Waffen SS.  They were protecting high ranking French prisoners who had been held at the castle.

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Day 200 of my Great Job Search –

I am now into day 200 of my Great Job Search. I’m getting a steady influx of calls from recruiters. I’ve tweaked my job search a little.  I apply a principle  I call PEER to a lot of aspects of my life. It is Plan, Execute, Evaluate, Revise.   There are a lot of variations of that methodology used by many people.  Continue reading

The Great Job Search Saga – Day 184 – Some lessons learned

I’m now on day 184 of my job search. I’m getting 1-2 US recruiter calls per day and about 1-2 offshore recruiter calls.
 
The offshore recruiters are looking to fill US jobs. I’ve learned to ask where the position is located when they first call. I’m not interested in relocating at this time. 
I’m waiting on a start date for a job with a government contractor. However, some members of congress are holding things up for their own vote getting agenda. 
I’m getting more sideline work for Joomla, Ruby on Rails and WordPress. That is helping quite a bit. The more I see, the more I believe that the IT job market is semi controlled chaos. The whole process is ripe for someone to come up with a product or service to make sense of things.

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