Jan 19, 2004 News and Blues
A nation-wide Wedding Photographer Database is looking to hire 2-3 PHP programmers in the KC area on a contract basis. The contract is for a month or so until the project is completed. I posted the PHP Job on the KC PHP Usergroup forums.
I know there’s a lot of Kansas City PHP coders out there. If you’re in need of some decent cash for a month’s (or less time) worth of work, respond here or visit the original PHP job posting. Be sure to refer any friends that might be interested too. It’s a cool place to work, so if anyone needs a quick gig let me know.
Jan 13, 2004 Science or Mad Science
Read an interesting article on Slashdot today. The scientists at NASA have a real problem keeping track of time. Everyday they are loosing 39 minutes somewhere. They show up to work an extra 39 minutes late, and before you know it, they are eating breakfast at 9:00 pm.
No, it’s not because their watches don’t work. Well, ok, it is because of that. Their watches tell time for a different planet. NASA contracted an independent watchmaker, the old fashioned kind, in California to make purposely-flawed mechanical watches that were on a 24 hour and 39 minutes day cycle. Why? Because these watches were Martian Watches! This was a dream come true for the watchmaker, of course it was, and he immediately got to work trying to solve this issue. Now if only these watches were for sale to the general public.
Jan 13, 2004 Search and SEO
It was bound to happen. I have reached my fullest potential. My aspirations have been met. My quest to dorkdom is finally finished. Yes, I have the #1 Google Listing for “Jason Murphy”. I AM a geek!
Alas, true recognition.And it didn’t come easy. There are hundreds of Jason Murphy’s out there. Plenty of competition for the keywords “Jason Murphy”:
- Jason Murphy the Pro Snowboarder (this Jason Murphy was particularly hard to beat, because he is from my home state of Utah. I get a lot of people asking me if I snowboard, and when I say I do – I have to tell them I’m not that Jason Murphy.)
- Jason Murphy the Green Party Politician and Philosophy Instructor at St. Louis University
- Jason Murphy the Virginia Tech Offensive Lineman
- Jason Murphy the Open Source Contributor (Jason, keep up the great work on MamboPortal!)
- And a few Jason Murphy the Photographer
These are just a few of the many great “Jason Murphy” shows out there. So, each of these Jason’s have a claim to fame. What is mine? Where do I fit in this group? What will follow my name? Jason Murphy the __fill-in-the-blank__. What makes me cool like all the other hundreds of Jason Murphy’s out there? Well, for starters, I have a cool name.
(Good Luck to all the other Jason Murphy’s out there. I’m compiling a list of the Jason Murphy’s – if you’d like to be included – leave a comment below)