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Spacecadet
9th December 2009, 11:55
I was going to ask who on here was guilty of this... then I realised my error

http://www.contractoruk.com/news/004675.html

AtW
9th December 2009, 11:57
When I read this:

"That included creating a proof of concept application tool and biometric system, both of which were subsequently rolled out globally. The tool is now live in 149 countries.

He also designed and developed the agency’s Central Reference System, a secure online searchable database that lets visa applicants be vetted by officials overseas."

My first thought was - how on Earth such a job can warrant an MBE? But then I realised - compared to other IT projects this was very successful and probably very cheap... :eyes

Spacecadet
9th December 2009, 11:58
According to LinkedIn he's been there for over 9 years.
I hope HMRC conducted a full investigation before he was awarded his MBE

Doggy Styles
9th December 2009, 12:03
According to LinkedIn he's been there for over 9 years.Pah! Permies there get an MBE just for being on the payroll for 9 years.

AtW
9th December 2009, 12:04
Pah! Permies there get an MBE just for being on the payroll for 9 years.

:spel

Her Majesty's service

ratewhore
9th December 2009, 12:29
Bet he's got a home network, like so many of the dull bast'rds I meet in this industry...

:suicide:

Spacecadet
9th December 2009, 12:31
Bet he's got a home network, like so many of the dull bast'rds I meet in this industry...

:suicide:

surely all you need for a home network is a wireless router?
Or am I over simplifying the definition of a network?

Doggy Styles
9th December 2009, 12:33
surely all you need for a home network is a wireless router?
Or am I over simplifying the definition of a network?Perhaps he means a rail network. In a purpose-built shed.

ratewhore
9th December 2009, 12:36
surely all you need for a home network is a wireless router?
Or am I over simplifying the definition of a network?

You're quite right of course. Let me expand;

...the type who spends their weekends upgrading their servers at home.
...the type who wants to show you their new iphone app
...the type who get excited with the release of windows whatever
...the type who bang one out every night after hours of call of duty

A sizeable majority of this self-important industry, imho...

RichardCranium
9th December 2009, 12:57
Bet he's got a home network, like so many of the dull bast'rds I meet in this industry...
...the type who spends their weekends upgrading their servers at home.
...the type who wants to show you their new iphone app
...the type who get excited with the release of windows whatever
...the type who bang one out every night after hours of call of duty

A sizeable majority of this self-important industry, imho...Let's see, shall we, Lord 'ratewhore' Flashheart?


Firefox add-ons

As I'm bored I thought I'd see which add-ons firefox users are, er, using.

I'll start:
tabrenamizer
forecastfox
foxmarks
SSLBlacklist
Tab popup
adblock-plus
colorfultabs
fireftp
flagfox

And my theme is pimpzilla - which is nice!!


bargain ipod!!

30GB white video ipod - £130 on the refurbished store...

http://store.apple.com/Apple/WebObjects/ukstore.woa/6034041/wo/6y6fPm1e3W9d3lRzFXMm3ET8Pf4/1.0.0.21.1.0.8.7.1.1.1.1

:cool2:


Star Wars hits the stage

Not sure about this (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7779011.stm) one...


networking speakers

Here's the thing; I have all my music in itunes on my powermac. I have speakers attached and they are nice and loud. For my New Years Party, I want speakers in other areas of the house and I want to play the music through all the speakers at the same time. So I'm looking for some wireless speakers that are 802.11g compatible, itunes compatible and ones where I push the audio to them rather than select what I want to play from them (if that makes sense).

Anyone know of any suitable speakers?


Excited about Firefox add-ons √
Excited about iPod releases √
Excited about Star Wars √
Excited about networking √



Ratewhore, you are a sad geeky nerd. :yay:

Spacecadet
9th December 2009, 13:01
Let's see, shall we, Lord 'ratewhore' Flashheart?


Excited about Firefox add-ons √
Excited about iPod releases √
Excited about Star Wars √
Excited about networking √



Ratewhore, you are a sad geeky nerd. :yay:

:rollin:

stillooking
9th December 2009, 14:47
When I read this:

"That included creating a proof of concept application tool and biometric system, both of which were subsequently rolled out globally. The tool is now live in 149 countries.

He also designed and developed the agency’s Central Reference System, a secure online searchable database that lets visa applicants be vetted by officials overseas."

My first thought was - how on Earth such a job can warrant an MBE? But then I realised - compared to other IT projects this was very successful and probably very cheap... :eyes

he's party member for big brother party activist & the bia are mfkrs

stillooking
9th December 2009, 14:50
he's party member for big brother party activist & the bia are mfkrs

that doesn't make sense:(

basically, his mbe means jack and the bia are an agency not to be trusted

ratewhore
9th December 2009, 15:14
Let's see, shall we, Lord 'ratewhore' Flashheart?



Excited about Firefox add-ons √
Excited about iPod releases √
Excited about Star Wars √
Excited about networking √



Ratewhore, you are a sad geeky nerd. :yay:


tou - fukcing - che my friend...

I'm going to go outside and slap myself about a bit!!

:nerd