Monday, February 25, 2013

my Red Fedora

Sorry for the lack of posts as I wanted to think about something for awhile. I did end up applying for the Red Hat Boston Android Developer remote opening.

Not that I think I will get as there are some 210 applicants and I am assuming that means there might be 21 better than me. More of a check to see what areas of android application coding I might be weak in or what other frameworks I  might not be exposed to at this time.

Red Hat is one of the  10 startups that I respect. I do not always agree with their decisions, the secure boot solution is the wrong one and they need to come up with a better one that puts them in control of singing PE binaries.

But, overall I know Red Hat has the FLOSS developers back and that is very important to me.Plus, compared to the bug ridden Ubuntu UI I am loving using Fedora. And I miss coding in J2ee not just java but also groovy, and the tooling. This would put me back into doing both mobile and jsee at the same time eventually.

So if you see me post a picture of me in a Red Hat Fedora and name tag you know that I probably got the position.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

RedHat Recruiters are STUPID

Now picture this, my linkedin profile, websites, etc clearly indicate android and mobile. So A Chicao RedHat recruiter contacts me to network with me for enterprise java positions at the Chicago RedHat office.

So right now this Miss whoever is trying to track down an android remote position at the Boston Redhat office. Only one problem, is there a RedHat office in Boston? No, I twisted reality a bit to send her on a wild goose chase.

Any bets on how long I can keep her on this wild goose chase? A few days? A few weeks? One Whole month?

Please folks if you enter my email inbox know what the fuck your are talking about as I do not give fuck and I figure if you want to waste my time than your time will get wasted ten to thousand fold.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Desktop OS

So my old 32bit desktop box died and I had to put up with windows 8 secure boot. I tried Ubuntu 12.10 but the combination of more Unity going its own way and more stuff to put up with has taken its toll so I chose a different Linux distribution.

I decided to give Fedora a try. Other than some little things I was pleasantly surprised in that its very close to Ubuntu in terms of UI polish for all Fedora mixes and I like it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Just trying out a name choice for an Innovation Incubator in Indiana.  Needed to address two or more different messages to two or more different audiences so this is what I came up with.

Still have to do the image logo materials, though.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

AndroidEmulator Trick

So you got that new shinny windows 8 box and still cannot get the android emulator to work? Th culprit is that for some reason the config files for skins and the avd leaves off the MB for the hardware ram size.

Add the MB to the hardware ram size in both the config file for the avd and the skin it uses and the avd image and emulator start as if by magic.

Do not have real fast CPU? Set the scale factor to between .25 and .31 and use the snapshot feature.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Top 1% Viewed LinedINProfile

I have talked before about or mobile application developers picking someone that is already in the habit of target audiences. I have even mention checking their audience numbers on their social channels such as youtube.

Even for creating mobile service infrastructure you want the same developer that understands how to target audiences. I have just been informed by LinkedIN that I have one of the top  1% profiles viewed.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Remote Android

So I found what appears to be a very cool telecommute with a company that I have admired as a startup and technology company for a long time.  So you will see some new mobile enterprise stuff as I prepared demo apps as part of the application process.

I wonder as long as I am re-doing a Linux install on a new box if I should do a fedora one?  Yeah, its Red Hat.

Friday, February 1, 2013

ChartBoost are idiots

Got a weird email from the CTO of ChartBoost.  The claim in the email was that the CTO was impressed with my android skills.

Well the problem with that is that its a direct lie as the CTO never viewed my code repos or application demos, all told to get a developer to fall for it an enter a job application process because the have not hired the internal recruiter yet(and what is wrong with learning how to properly recruit, Sean?).

If you are a startup do me a favor and all android developers a favor and realize that we are busy building stuff and do not have time or the 5-year old like in kindergarten lying games. Better yet if its a senior position and yo do not know the skills yet of the android developer but they talk a good game than go to their location and break beard with them. Its the preferred method we like to be asked.

Also, if its out of state have enough brains to understand that some developers may prefer the sit-down-meal form of asking.