There’s a great info-graphic and article on Adecco, concerning the widening gap between available Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) candidates and those job vacancies waiting to be filled.
I have much to be thankful for this year. In particular, I have Adecco to thank for placing me at a great, international science-based company — Thermo Fisher Scientific. Our relatively small local branch is a great group of people to be working with. It’s challenging, new, exciting, and growing.
So it’s odd to think that I’m part of only 8% of all STEM grads still doing this 10 years later.
So where are all the STEM people? It’s a strange dilemma. If nothing else, the problem makes me thankful that the job future looks more secure today than it did years prior.
Here’s a great quote by John Bass on an EDN article about function pointers as an implementation of state machine design:
Failure complexity is a metric of a design.
So I finally got around to updating my iMac from Lion to Mountain Lion last night. Wow, I am pleasantly surprised!
For the past year, this was a regular occurrence: systemic memory rot.
It was ridiculous. I felt like I was using a Windows machine. No offense, 95% of the world. But seriously, it was crazy bad.
And now after the Mountain Lion update, it’s like a new machine. And all for $20.
On my computer, I’m in the habit of using lots of subfolders for my organization of reports and other output I generate from my financial software . I prefer to use a structure of month names inside the for the year, with forced chronological order.
So I wrote an Automator script to do this for me automatically. It took me a long time to get around to doing it. I had been creating all these myriad subfolders by hand until now.
To use this, you save as a Finder service here:
~/Library/Services/create annual month folders.workflow
Then, in Finder you select a folder where you want to have the month subfolders created, right click and select Services and then “create annual month folder” and voila!
Is it just me, or have cable and phone companies resorted to bundle-only pricing incentives?
Continue reading “Bundle this!”
The following is a sponsored product post
I was recently contacted by Jeff Chan over at Xenon Project, an RC hobbyist retailer. At first, I figured the email was bogus, as I get quite a few of them on a regular basis. So I was quite thrilled to discover that Jeff is indeed the real thing, and his company far from bogus.
Continue reading “Xenon Project RC helicopter review”
I have a confession to make. A rather big one. The kind of character-shattering revelation that might cause you to change your mind about me.
Continue reading “Monkey Poets and Integer Pointers”