Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Five Geek Books for the Price of One

Filed under: Calamity, Cataclysm, and Catastrophe,Deep Thoughts,Geek Work,Life, the Universe, and Everything,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Monkey which is in the late afternoon or 5:32 pm for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

I haven’t heard much in the US news about the fires in Victoria, but I know it’s bad.

I know people down there, though, thankfully, none of them seem to be effected by the bushfires.  Still, a lot of people are and the death toll has topped 200.  But, I won’t dwell on how bad it is.  Instead, I’d rather point out some folks trying to help.

This is mainly for the techies and comes to me via ProBlogger.  SitePoint, who publishes really interesting web design books, among other things, has their headquarters in Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria.  In their effort to help out their neighbors, they’ve got a special deal going on their eBooks.  Now, through Friday, Australian time, SitePoint is offering five books of your choice for the price of one, in PDF format.  The proceeds of this will all go to help the Australian Red Cross Victoria Brushfire Appeal.  It’s a worthy cause and you get some great books out of the deal, too.  So, if you’ve got the cash, it’d be a great way to help out.

Just thought I’d let folks know.


Australia Can Do It…

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Deep Thoughts,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is mid-morning or 10:23 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

so, why can’t we?

Take our jobs back, that is. According to this article on Australia IT, a call center was brought back to Australia from India due to public outcry. Apparently, the Australians were outraged that a company would set up a call center in a foreign country and have people there pretend to be Australian, to allegedly provide “better service”. So, because of public opinion, the company brought the call center back to Melbourne.
Hmm, so, now, are they all racists there? Or, are they just nationalists that want to see their own citizens get, and keep, jobs? And, if they can do it, why don’t we? Wake up, America!! It’s time we fixed our own economy!!

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