Sunday, June 28, 2009

Now these are JOB BENEFITS!

If a company was to start offering benefits like this in the twin cities and surrounding area, there would be no unemployment!!!

See if you agree.

Need a reason to join the team? Here are 17:

    • Food. We stock the cabinets with food. Yeah, most of it’s full of sugar, but we try to throw in some healthy snacks. Cup o’ noodles is still a weakness for some of us though.
    • 401k plan. All you have to do is say how much and we do the rest.
    • Health insurance. 100% coverage.
    • And eye care. We also take care of those eyes.
    • And teeth too. We have dental coverage. Got to impress those clients :)
    • Cell phone coverage. Can you hear us now?
    • Profit sharing. We’re a team of entrepreneurial-thinking workers. It’s important to us that everyone see the benefits of their hard work.
    • Free dry cleaning. Hate dressing up? We’ve taken the hard work out of putting on the snazzy dress shirt or blouse.
    • Free house cleaning. Yep, we think getting stuff done at home is just as important as getting stuff done in the office.
    • A growing library. Need a book? Just put it on the wish list and it will be added to the ZURB library.
    • 3 weeks vacation. And all those common holidays too. Work hard, play hard.
    • Lunches. Now and then we like to order sushi, and if you’re working late we don’t mind chipping in for dinner.
    • Start-ups. Some people go work for start-ups. At ZURB you get to help start start-ups.
    • Challenging work. We believe that everyone has a brain to think – we make you use every last brain cell.
    • Flex-time. Hey, things come up now and then. What’s dental coverage when you don’t have time to get those teeth drilled?
    • A great team. It’s fun to work on great projects, but it’s even better to learn something new from a team member.
    • A fun work environment. You see this on other company websites, but we are really committed to making work fun.

    I think it may be time to move..

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Bozeman City job requirement wants your usernames AND passwords!

Applying for a job with the City of Bozeman? You may be asked to provide more personal information than you expected.

The requirement is included on a waiver statement applicants must sign, giving the City permission to conduct an investigation into the person's "background, references, character, past employment, education, credit history, criminal or police records."

"Please list any and all, current personal or business websites, web pages or memberships on any Internet-based chat rooms, social clubs or forums, to include, but not limited to: Facebook, Google, Yahoo,, MySpace, etc.," the City form states. There are then three lines where applicants can list the Web sites, their user names and log-in information and their passwords.

Not really work at home, but...

Want to make a little bit of money while your surfing the net anyway? Check out the link. My goal is to add about $5 to my paypal account every friday. You can too.

Whisky Stones | Uncrate

Whisky Stones | Uncrate

One of the worst things about adding ice to a whisky is its ability to water-down the flavor. So chill your next drink down with Whisky Stones ($20).

1972: A happy coincidence

Webcam capture of a curious bird

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Visual Studio, .NET Framework Beta Available - Directions on Microsoft

Visual Studio, .NET Framework Beta Available - Directions on Microsoft: "Visual Studio, .NET Framework Beta Available
Written by Rob Sanfilippo

Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio Team System 2010, and the .NET Framework 4 are now available in an open public beta. Beta 1 adds several new features to the community technical preview that was released in Oct. 2008, such as a new look for the integrated development environment, which is based on the Windows Presentation Foundation, and the Tools Extension Manager, which allows browsing and downloading of extensions. However, Beta 1 is not feature complete. For example, ASP.NET Model-View-Controller and mobile device project templates are not in the beta."

Terrorism: The unequal treatment of two religiously motivated crimes

altmuslim - Terrorism: The unequal treatment of two religiously motivated crimes: "For two recent crimes, a Muslim, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, is charged with terrorism and murder. In a similar case, a Christian, Scott Roeder, is charged with murder but not terrorism. Yet, there are ample indications that both sought to influence government policy.

By Junaid M. Afeef, June 8, 2009

Two men, one Christian and the other Muslim, commit murder just one day apart in the United States. Both appear to have been motivated by their religious beliefs. The Christian murderer is Scott Roeder and his victim is Dr. George Tiller, a physician from Wichita, KS who performed late term abortions. The Muslim murderer is Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad and his victims are Pvt. William Long and Pvt. Quinton Ezeagwula who were new U.S. Army recruiters."

Officials: WHO likely to declare first flu pandemic in 41 years

Officials: WHO likely to declare first flu pandemic in 41 years - "GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization held an emergency swine flu meeting Thursday and was likely to declare the first flu pandemic in 41 years as infections climbed in the United States, Europe, Australia, South America and elsewhere.

Health officials from Scotland, Indonesia and Thailand said the agency would declare a swine flu pandemic — a global epidemic — on Thursday after a teleconference with leading flu experts. Officials at U.N. missions in Geneva also said they expected the imminent announcement of a pandemic."

Monday, June 08, 2009

Badass of the Week: Nikola Tesla

Badass of the Week: Nikola Tesla: "For instance, in 2007 a group of lesser geniuses at MIT got all pumped up out of their minds because they wirelessly transmitted energy a distance seven feet through the air. Fucking Nikola Tesla once lit 200 lightbulbs from a power source 26 miles away, and he did it in 1899 with a machine he built from spare parts in the middle of the fucking desert. To this day, nobody can really figure out how the fuck he pulled that shit off, because two-thirds of the schematics only existed in the darkest recesses of Tesla's all-powerful brain."

Of course, much like many other eccentric giga-geniuses and diabolical masterminds, Tesla was also completely insane. He was prone to nervous breakdowns, claimed to receive weird visions in the middle of the night, spoke to pigeons, and occasionally thought he was receiving electromagnetic signals from extraterrestrials on Mars. He was also obsessive-compulsive and hated round objects, human hair, jewelry, and anything that wasn't divisible by three. He was also asexual and celibate for his entire life. Basically, Nikola Tesla was the ultimate mad scientist, which is seriously fucking awesome!

Exclusive: Comedy Central Goes Back to the FUTURAMA

Exclusive: Comedy Central Goes Back to the FUTURAMA: "Good news everybody! An inside source has revealed exclusively to Collider that “Futurama” has been given a 13 episode order by Comedy Central. Though still technically a rumor at this point, word is that “Futurama” production offices have already opened and that casting is about to move forward."

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Construction Crew Severs Secret ‘Black Line’

Construction Crew Severs Secret ‘Black Line’ | Threat Level | "A construction crew working on an office building in Virginia in 2000 severed a fiber optic cable that wasn’t on anyone’s map. Apparently it was a ‘black line’ used for carrying secret intelligence data, according to sources who spoke recently with the Washington Post.

Within minutes of cutting the cable, three black SUV’s pulled up carrying men in suits who complained that their line was severed."