Archive for April, 2008

Developers Wanted! 80-100K/year

Monday, April 14th, 2008

PHPThis is a shout out to any developers with PHP experience who are looking to find a position in the greater San Diego area. The company that I currently consult with is looking for 4 new developers - let me say it again, they’re looking for 4 new developers and are offering a pretty sweet deal.

Work on developing web software for the media and online news paper industry in a linux, apache, mysql environment. If you understand or have used perforce (code versioning) that will be a plus but is not necessary.

Salary ranges from 80-100K depending on what you can bring to the table. Little bureaucracy and a lax working environment (shorts, flipflops) make the organization an attractive place to build your career. Located in Carlsbad, CA near the ocean.

Contact me if you are interested :)

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The Pale Blue Dot

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Today I recieved a link from a friend of mine today regarding a speech that astronomer Carl Sagan gave back in 1994 comparing our world to the vast expanse of the universe.

Here is a photo of Earth from many billions of miles away, taken by Voyager 1 in 1990, shown in his presentation:

Pale Blue Dot - Earth

Aside from Carl’s points, I also think this photo demonstrates how easy it would be for humans to miss another potentially advanced culture, seeing that our world can be so easily missed amoung the vast emptyness that is space.

Ever wonder how many alien civilizations are out there? Read up on the Drake Equation, it’s an interesting way to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number of extraterrestrial civilizations that we have a chance at coming into communication with.

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“MLSSTUDIOS” gets a little more play from Google

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Today I checked my brand keyword “mlsstudios” on Google’s search and now can see their algorithm has decided to paint my site with 5 extra links (4 of which are some of my most popular pages). I’m curious to see if anyone knows the name associated to the web result that mlsstudios is now getting, what do you call it when site’s have their popular pages “grouped” together in the search results like mine? Any thoughts?

mlsstudios google results

Update: I received an answer from a friend on mine, the term is referred to as “sitelinks“. It’s also possible to block sitelinks if you feel Google has incorrectly or inappropriately placed sitelinks in their search results.

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Light Saber Dance

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Ok, so you knew it was coming. I found this really cool little light saber dance that you might enjoy ;)

Lightsaber Dance

Speaking of which, I’ve got a few light saber videos myself and a tutorial on how to make them! I must say the choreography is pretty good here and the music is pretty funny. The only thing I would change is place some sparks and flashes into the mix of the saber clashing. I wonder if the two women knew they were going to be turned into internet icons?

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