Westward Ho!

I stop writing computer programs for lawyers tomorrow. I begin writing computer programs for intelligence agencies on Monday. I’ll leave the protective shadow of Lookout Mountain, bulwark against the storms from the West, and mush just that way, back to the flatlands and anvil thunderheads. New places and people beckon, and frankly, having failed to take radical action, I’ve disconnected already from the people and places here in the ‘nooga. Natural, not entirely good, and completely inevitable.

The mountains have been hazy the last week. Today I walked south from downtown to southside, and I could only make out the faintest looming mountain line in the sky two miles away. I picked up my car, clad in new klomppen so freash and so clean clean, and drove away.

My playlist for driving to and fro is as follows:

  1. Johnny Cash in Tennessee
    1. Live at Fulsom Prison
    2. Johnny Cash & Bob Dylan
    3. American Recordings
    4. American III
    5. American IV
  2. My Morning Jacket in Kentucky
    1. It Still Moves
    2. Z
  3. Sufjan Stevens in Illinoise
    1. Illinoise
    2. Avalanche
    3. Seven Swans
    4. Live at the Purple Door 12/20/2005
  4. Nelly in Missouri
    1. various singles of irreputable provenance and nature

    Obviously, two questions follow from this. First, does anyone know of high-quality MMJ live sets from the Z tour? Second, can a suitable replacement be found for Nelly repping Missouri?

    This move is also messing with my personal metanarrative. But I’ll touch on that later.

    July 21st, 2006 | Chattanooga, Identity, Jobs, Life, Lookout, Mountain, Music | 1 comment

Do My Job For Me!

I’m leaving. On good terms, of course. If you’ve corrected my SQL, harrumphed my primers, or daydreamed about showing me up, now is your chance. My law firm needs to hire a replacement posthaste. Hablame for details. Here’s the help wanted ad.

Application Developer Position

The candidate must have 2 years of experience in .NET and SQL based n-tier web and desktop development.

We are looking for a new member for our development team who thrives in a small team and with independence; is motivated to meet the software needs of the legal profession; works well with systems, support, and stakeholders to create and assess projects; communicates well with the team and with stakeholders; puts ego aside to make the best technical decision; exhibits discipline in writing self-documenting code by following house programming standards and styles; excels in communicating clear documentation to end-users; continuously learns new technologies, patterns, standards, practices, and environments and applies that learning to current work; maintains a flexible and accommodating attitude to meet the pressing needs of the IT department.

The position requires rigorous object-oriented design, proper practice of object-oriented programming, experience in the latest .NET environment advances, ability to work in all aspects of n-tier application programming, design of service-oriented architecture and resources, and writing compact, clear, and simple code.

The ideal candidate has experience in the following technologies and languages: VB.NET, T-SQL, ASP.NET, SQL Server Reporting Services, managed Office Add-Ins, viDesktop, Interwoven Worksite/Mailsite, Sharepoint, Visual Studio Team System, XHTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, SOAP-based web services

July 20th, 2006 | Jobs | 1 comment