19 August 2006

total nut-job at a hockey game: yelling at the top of their lungs: COME AND SEE THE VIOLENCE INHERENT IN THE SYSTEM !

18 August 2006

Hard work never hurt anybody , but why take crazy risks ?

15 August 2006

Mark my Ballot for this Measure

The bookstore is not the only place that likes quiet, controlled children — and isn't afraid to say so. Across the nation, there are signs of a low-burning uprising against children supposedly behaving badly in public.

Eateries from California to Massachusetts have posted signs on doors and menus saying “We love children, especially when they are tucked in chairs and well behaved” or “Kids must use indoor voices.” In North Carolina an online petition was started last year to establish child-free restaurants — the petition loosely compared dining with children to dining with cigarette smoke.

14 August 2006

Party Line Politics ?

This makes me so happy. I hope its based on values, but its probably still just some sort of politics I don't grasp.

WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut will be able to raise the funds necessary to mount a campaign to keep his Senate seat, both Democratic and Republican donors say.
Lieberman's decision to run as an independent is causing angst within the ranks of Democratic donors, some of whom were unwilling to talk on the record about his campaign because his candidacy has so divided Democrats..

10 August 2006

May Take A Bit Longer To Find a New Job . . .

Lean Sensei / Program Manager

Key Role:

Maintain responsibility for overall program management in building a continuous process improvement program and standardized Lean implementation model for a large multi-functional organization. Work with organizations to re-design non-technical business processes. Manage smaller projects or segments of larger projects. Assist a business development team with writing and presenting proposals for moderately large or complex projects. Work in moderate to heavy contact with mid- and senior-level executives at the client. Apply proven project management skills. Support practice development initiatives and supervise and review the work of junior personnel.

Functional/Industry Knowledge:

-5 years of experience with direct program management directly related to CPI

-Experience as a general manager, plant manager, or an equivalent managerial position, including profit and loss responsibilities in leading a Lean conversion in a large, multi-functional organization

-Experience with commercial and DoD work

-Knowledge of all aspects of CPI tools, including Lean, TOC, Six Sigma, CCPM, DFT, and Quality

-Knowledge of Toyota production system tools with application outside of the automotive industry

-Ability to show examples of successful and sustained Lean implementation, including value stream analysis, Kaizen, formal Lean training and alignment assessments

-Possession of Master Black Belt or Master Sensei status <---

Education/Certifications or equivalent required:

BA or BS degree in a related field required


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Integrating the full range of consulting capabilities, Booz Allen is the one firm that helps clients solve their toughest problems, working by their side to help them achieve their missions. Booz Allen is committed to delivering results that endure.

We are proud of our diverse environment, EOE, M/F/D/V.

Actual job description from a Norfolk based firm.
Back when I was active as a Progammer we only had to whip the machines into shape.

the jokes practically write themselves:
  • Q: What do I gotta do to get a job around here !?!??
  • A: Around here, anger is a weapon only to one's opponent.

04 August 2006

Hezbollah is the Arabic word for what . . . ?

Did we forget that Katyusha Rockets have little to no guidance systems and are as likely to hit streets, cars, kids, or fences as they are soldiers? Each launch is a terrorist attack, each launch says "kill jews however". Hezbollah and those who agree with them need maximum spank.

"U.N.'s Malloch Brown Questions Hezbollah's 'Terror' Designation
Thursday, August 03, 2006
By Sharon Kehnemui Liss

WASHINGTON — U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Mark Malloch Brown may want to stick to reforming his own office and stop criticizing member states, a State Department spokesman said Wednesday.

Malloch Brown was quoted in a British newspaper Wednesday suggesting that he does not think that Hezbollah, the Syrian- and Iranian-backed group currently fighting Israeli Defense Forces, is a terrorist organization.

"It's not helpful to couch this war in the language of international terrorism. Hezbollah employs terrorist tactics; it is an organization, however, whose roots historically are completely separate and different from Al Qaeda," he said, according to a transcript of an interview."

03 August 2006

Job Searcher Down !

ELD: wuhh, uhh Doc, where am I ?

DOC: Jennie Immaculate Hospital

ELD: how did I get here ?

DOC: Ambulance, after the EMTs worked on you for half an hour.

ELD: what happened ?

DOC: We're looking at the MRIs now.

ELD: I was just going to get lunch.

DOC: You didnt make it.

ELD: where's my car ?

DOC: We assume its okay, you were at the Computer Job Lab ? so its no doubt in that parking lot. Okay here's the CAT scans now.

ELD:well ?

DOC: They found you face down in the lab lobby, breathing heavy on your laptop.

ELD: why ?

DOC: Apparently you were overcome with Jargon Poisoning.

ELD: how long do I got, Doc?

DOC: You'll be fine eventually; You just need to clear your system. Avoid all acronyms, jargon, and doublespeak, especially the kind that circulates in cubicle environments.

ELD: but I have to find a job Doc, and I'm a programmer.

DOC: That may very well be true, but if you don't clear out your system you won't live long enough to roll over your 401K, capiche ?

ELD: Thanks Doc.

01 August 2006

August 2006

Book of the Month: Proverbs

Graphic Novel: Dark Knight 1 & 2 by Frank Miller.