Monday, January 26, 2009

It was wonderful to meet you at Twin Tech III

How not to write a follow up email... presented without comment, for the moment :)


It was wonderful to meet you yesterday. I have attached [Company X] capability statement. I am looking to team with companies who require current and future IT solutions teams or staffing or networking within the government sector to connect people with great opportunities. Please review the information and please let me know how a can be of service. I look forward to hearing from you.

[name witheld]


Thursday, January 22, 2009

Twin Tech III

Some quick thoughts from attending Twin Tech III tonight:

Great turnout - I ran into a lot of folks I know from the DC new media scene
Tiny nametags - definitely something to work on for next time...squinting to try and see if someone had a company name was borderline socially uncomfortable.
Live Twitter feed - I loved the live Twitter feed, and would mention the name of the company that sponsored it if I could remember it.
Music - not sure if it's even necessary, given everyone was there to chat.
Mix of people - lots of service providers, lots of people running their own sites, and a decent number of people job hunting.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Microsoft Surface

One thing I didn't mention from the recent NRF show, is Microsoft Surface. Some fascinating demonstrations of use in either a snowboard shop, designing graphics, or in a music store. Very'd be fun to see what else they can do.


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Slap Chop

Harry Joiner has a good post up about video resumes using the Slap Chop infomercial as an example. I just saw the Slap Chop commercial this past week, and would highly recommend watching it.


Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Verisign and MD5

It's been interesting to see social media in action recently with Verisign. There's been a lot of publicity around an algorithim, MD5, that was used to secure some of their security certificates. For example, Wired had an article on how it was cracked using a cluster of Play Station 3's.
I know a couple of people involved - I've met Tim Callan at conferences. He's done a nice job responding on their blog, and Karen Snyder's been responding to a lot of Twitter comments.

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