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The business leader 2009: Chief Meaning Officer

"The job of leadership today is not just to make money. It's to make meaning," writes management consultant John Hagel. Out: Bottom-line-pragmatists and financial wizards. In: philosophers and ethicists.
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Funny Snowboarder accident in Niseko

A Snowboarder Faceplants after hittin the Spike in Niseko at the Hanazono Terrain park KO's himself... He then jumps up about 5 mins L8r and boards off like nothing happened.

Funny Snowboarder accident in Niseko

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Lead Programmer (Beverly Hills, CA)

Hydra LLC is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Lead Programmer to lead a small team in the development of a variety of in-house, enterprise-level marketing applications.

Job Description:
- Lead and mentor a small team of programmers in the development of highly scalable, robust web applications;
- Work with software architects during the design phase to offer insight for proposed solutions;
- Utilize experience to determine best methods for implementation of a particular software design;
- Ensure defined development standards and best practices are consistently being utilized by developers on your team by managing peer code reviews and other techniques;
- Handle merging of code from various development branches using CVS.

- 5+ years of professional developer experience within a team-oriented environment, including previous team leader experience and the ability to effectively motivate the team members;
- 3+ years of solid OO PHP5 experience utilizing a web application MVC framework architecture;
- Solid experience in developing high-performance (millions of transactions) and high-availability (zero downtime) web applications;
- Solid understanding of web application MVC frameworks is important, but dependency on any particular framework brand is not; the ability to quickly adapt to a proprietary framework setup is critical;
- Solid experience in traditional LAMP environments and other tools such as CVS;
- Advanced knowledge of Javascript technologies such as AJAX, JSON, YUI Library;
- Knowledge of cross-browser development techniques and hurdles;
- Solid understanding of software design, coding and testing patterns;
- Strong ability to always find solutions to challenging and often unique development obstacles;
- Experience in the online advertising industry - specifically CPA/CPC models - is a major plus;
- Excellent logic, analytical, and organizational skills with an uncompromising attention to detail;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to interact professionally with all department levels;
- Available to work in Beverly Hills, CA and able to work in the office five days a week; tele-commuting is not available for this position.

Compensation: $80,000 + (depending on experience)

Please respond with your resume, a brief introductory statement and your salary requirements.

Email to apply.

Hydra also offers excellent benefits, a casual work environment, and is known for taking care of our employees. Benefits include 401K with matching company contributions, health insurance, and more. We are a fast-growing company of over 70 individuals, including recognized and award-winning talents in the Internet and advertising space. We operate from a great location in the heart of Beverly Hills. Hydra is an equal opportunity employer.
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Facebook godfather groups spark mafia victims’ ire

Pages on the social-networking site pay tribute to notorious mob bosses, and relatives of mafia crime victims say such content glamorizes the perpetrators.
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VFX Company seeks Programmer (Santa Monica)

Award-winning, state of the art visual effects facility based in Santa Monica
seeks a programmer.

We need a mid to high level programmer who is proficient with Unix/Linux
systems and the command line in a linux workflow.

Other strong suits must include:

Must be able to work onsite, available full time and weekends as needed.
Previous VFX Facility experience a plus.

Please send your resume, examples of previous work and salary requirements.

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That’s It That’s All – BONUS FOOTY – Superpark 12 Mammoth

Amid the never-ending mission to find the next adventure comes a snowboard film that opens doors to the possibilities. Aspiring to bring you closer, the Hi Def, 35mm, super16 footage answers the question why TRice and his friends have poured blood, sweat, tears and soul into a simple thing like snowboarding. Take a look. That's it. That's all.

you can get more about it at:

That's It That's All - BONUS FOOTY - Superpark 12 Mammoth

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System Administrator

System Administrator


Over 20 million end-users use our security software. We are rapidly expanding and looking for additional superstar System Administrators. Our company has enjoyed double-digit annual growth, in revenues and profits, for the last five years. We are privately owned, we offer generous compensation including stock options, 401k, medical coverage, flextime, and performance-based bonuses. Mailshell is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome H1B applicants and offer relocation assistance.

What We Are Looking For:
- History of excellence.
- Ability to create clear and well-reasoned proposals and aggressive goals.
- Willing and able to work independently or in groups.
- Willing to work hard, learn new skills and techniques as well as easily able to adapt to new ways of approaching projects.
- Fluency in foreign languages is a plus.
- 3+ years experience with solid references and a genuine desire to help people are required.

Technical Experience:
- Experience installing/maintaining/troubleshooting Linux and Windows servers.
- Experience with Apache. Installing and maintaining high traffic websites
- Programming languages: Perl, shell scripting, PHP, C.
- Knowledge of SQL and MySQL.
- Experience performing backups.
- Experience with imap/pop/smtp servers (Sendmail, Qmail, Postfix)
- Experience with DNS servers (Bind, tinydns, rbldnsd)
- Knowledge of virtualization software. (VMWare, Xen)
- Experience installing/maintaining/troubleshooting TCP/IP networks.
- Performing routine audits of systems and software
- Knowledge of system performance tuning.

Job Description:
- Start or grow your career in system administration
- Learn software development best practices
- Enjoy break-through technical achievements
- Be generously rewarded for contributing significantly to the company's success
- Lead the company's system infrastructure design and development
- Participate in product/software design and architecture
- Be recognized for solving industry challenges

Position Based in either Santa Clara or San Francisco, CA.

We are accepting applications for full-time employees only.

If you think you are a fit, please email us your resume.

Apply Online:

For more information:
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5 predictions for 2009

Will Steve Jobs announce his retirement? Will Windows 7 launch? Don Reisinger looks ahead to 2009, and asks you to share your own predictions.
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Macintosh at 25: Still the innovation leader

On January 24, 1984, the Macintosh came into the world, starting a revolution in personal computing. Now, all attention is turned to what Apple will introduce next.
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China lifts roadblock for 3G phones

The Chinese government has approved licenses that will permit high-speed mobile phone network services, a move expected to help bring higher-end services.
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