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What I work on

Shameless plug here.

The "server building block" shown in this video is what I've been working on for the last nine months.
The ad-guy calls it a server, but it's not - we're not selling servers, we're selling a nearly-completed building block (marketing term) to "the channel" where the individual vendors will add OS's, software, and so forth. Even after that ... it's going to come in at a pretty low price, as the intended buyers are small businesses.

I think it's immensely cool.


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Jan. 22nd, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Looks nifty. :)

Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
I'd tell you what I'm working on, but unfortunately I'm... not. I found a want ad for a job that seemed like a perfect match with what I'd done earlier in my work life, but there's always someone with more experience.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Yeargh. The offset for 'less experience' is 'drastically lower pay'... the offset for 'specialist in a kind of work which is often cut by idiots in management who think they can get away without it' is protracted periods of unemployment.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:52 am (UTC)
[Third times the charm. I'm logged in this time and I've rephrased for clarity.]

Your take there is a true money-quote, which I'm gonna pepper my essays with in the near future.

Only thing about this case was, it's a smaller operation and this was a need they never had before. As such, they needed to create a position they never needed before. They're on unfamiliar territory, and they frankly needed a big dog to show them the ropes and guide them through the process. I'm sure I would have washed out and that wouldn't do my resume any good.

Not that it didn't smart some.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Cool! Neat to see something you work on in a video like this.
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