my colleague is hiring - he looks for "Project Manager / Browser Technology Specialist" title
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Job Title: Project Manager / Browser Technology Specialist
Description: The position below describes the browser technology specialist but I'm also looking for the project manager to work for the same domain.
Are you a talented and dedicated software developer looking for a new career challenge? If the answer is yes, why not join our New Generation Software team in Helsinki, Finland. As a Browser Technology Specialist, you will work with a group of experienced software engineers in the Open Source environment. In this wide-ranging role, you will add exciting and innovative new features to Nokia's best in class web browser for the Maemo platform. To do this successfully, you will use C/C++ on the Linux operating system.
29 February 2008
my colleague is hiring - he looks for "Project Manager / Browser Technology Specialist" title
27 February 2008
When you come to long distance / international ticket hall at Helsinki railway station, you can see this model of Höyryveturi 1009 also known as Ukko-Pekka. Amazingly, one can order a private travel on the original train .The series had been named Ukko-Pekka. There were 22 locomotives produced in this series at Lokomo factory in Tampere during 1937 - 1957. The Höyryveturi 1009 featured as model had been done in 1948. It has maximum speed of 110 km/h, length is 22.25 m, loaded weight 155 tons, coal capacity 9 tons, water capacity 27 m3.
After cars were renovated, the current interior is pleasant enough
to have comfortable luxury travel not worse than on infamous The World Class Trains routes around the world.
24 February 2008
so, what I want from PIM on Nokia tablet?
this list to be continued...
... and yesterday I went out again Helsinki downtown on purpose - this time to memorize largely ignored areas of Kluuvi, Kruununhaka, Katajanokka and around Kauppatori. These are mostly *polished* by tourists and postcards, and it is difficult to find something new - so here is Another Saturday photowalk in Helsinki downtown for your judgement
21 February 2008
sometimes you bump into someone's else privacy, and that person turns to you by completely different side/angle... interesting enough, it doesn't make that person worse of any kind, if not even more interesting... the other side of this rather emotional - I know it from previous life/work in banking: you had discovered something what nobody else discovered yet, but you must keep your lips tight as they were glued and sewn. No, there will be no even slight hint on "who, and what and how and etc" - I value my privacy hence I do not sell someone else privacy. Yet, something to think more...
18 February 2008
I've been thinking for while on how to blog about my SL/metaverse/opensim/etc efforts & experience, but today Prokofy Neva's comment at Gwyneth Llewelyn's blog made last nail into the coffin - I have to start a separate blog on SL experience (i.e. what I feel and think when I am inworld) from what I think and do along SL/opensim/metaverse in technology sense. The thing is that I have to separate mindstream about technology and non-technology: latter is mission impossible for Prok and Ko, and I don't want a noise in any form.
16 February 2008
one of my constant (though only monthly) suppliers of smooth jazz music is Smooth Jazz All Sax Show podcast - so author behind it has podcasted a lot of very good music
Boney James, Euge Groove, Dave Koz (live), Jeff Kashiwa, Kees ten Dam, Mindi Abair, Nelson Rangell, Richard Elliot, Kenny G, Candy Dulfer (live), Eric Marienthal, The Rippingtons and Kane.
Euge Groove, Art Porter, Buckshot Le Fonque, Everette Harp, Boney James, Najee, Warren Hill, Bill Evans, Bob James and David Sanborn, Dave Koz, George Howard, Michael Lington and Michael Mc Donald ft. Dave Koz
Candy Dulfer, Eric Marienthal, Nelson Rangell, Courtney Pine, Gerald Albright, Art Porter (rare 13 min. Passion Sunrise live recording from The North Sea Jazz Festival), Alfonso Blackwell, Kim Waters, Spyro Gyra, Marion Meadows, Kees ten Dam, David Sanborn
Najee's new cd "Rising Sun", after that a great live song from The Rippingtons "She Likes to Watch", Mezzoforte Live, a track from Jeff Kashiwa's newest cd "Play", Kirk Whalum together with his brother, Euge Groove's "Living Large", Steve Oliver, Paul Taylor, great song from the new Rick Braun and Richard Elliot cd "R&R", Paul Hardcastle, Walter Beasley, Mindi Abair and Sting.
Jonathan Butler & Kirk Whalum, after that Donald Harrison with "The Tropic of Cool", Boney James, Jackiem Joyner, Andy Snitzer's Passion Play, Malibu Dreams from Kenny G, André Ward, Bill Evans Live!, the new single from Eric Marienthal "Blue Water", Nelson Rangell, a track from Everette Harp's newest CD "My Inspiration", Warren Hill and the last track is from The Phill Collins Big Band Live ft. Gerald Albright
Najee, after that The Rippingtons ft. Dave Koz with "Be Cool", next Candy Dulfer ft. David Sanborn, Marion Meadows, George Howard's "Just The Way I Feel", "In The Shade" from Michael Lington, Richard Elliot with one of the best Smooth Jazz tune ever, Lee Ritenour & Bill Evans Live, Michael Franks ft. David Sanborn (again) with an old song called "Mr. Blue", Kees Ten Dam, Kim Waters, a track from Will Downing's newest CD "After Tonight" with Gerald Albright on Sax and the last track is from Curtis Stigers
The first track is from Randy Scott, after that Eric Marienthal with "Dance with me", next Nelson Rangell, Euge Groove, Steve Cole's "Everyday", "Only tomorrow knows" from Dave Koz, Art Porter, Spyro Gyra Live, Buckshot Le Fonque ft. Branford Marsalis with a song called "Another Day", great new Smooth Jazz talent Rod Tate, Everette Harp, Boney James & Rick Braun's joint venture called "Shake it up" and the last track is from Michael Bolton ft. Kenny G.
In normal life, average person has a common sense, a pragmatical no-adventures behavior and all other similar attributes... And when comes to women in delicate expecting condition, it doubles if not triples. But there is one notable exception - photographer which suddenly noticed a nice shot to be done.
Here is an example - my wife was in middle of being pregnant with our son, when she took a walk with our friends on outskirts of Espoo, and bumped into snake which has been *warming bones* in last autumn sunny days. My wife is pragmatical and logical and calm person, yet she didn't mind about one meter distance to snake of the only poisonous kind of it in Finland. She pulled out slowly camera, made a shot, and... Meet Vipera berus :)
after conversation with my colleague on our internal-and-yet-not-clear-whether-it-will-ever-float-at-all project, i just had interesting thought - apart from all this saliva-dropping "Open source über alles" shouted slogans, there is one thing good of being not in corporation: you write app, they use it, but there is nobody to go after you, if it somehow goes around of law (quite often written for it's own lawyer's raison d'être).
Which in turns begs an answer for question(s)... I hear very often that people out there almost beg for PIM-and-alike small business tools for our Nokia tablet - yet, inside our team this topic... no, it is not a taboo but sort of getting many just looking on the walls as if you were not present and asking - no, no hidden agenda or alike, it is just consequence of doom business in PDA market, and nobody want his career go down. So, may be it makes sense to launch yet another open source project? No, PIM for Maemo may be a good tool set and good starting point but it is very far from Hildon design paradigms (e.g.think of thumbing up on this, especially with only one finger/thumb free for that) and frankly need some deeper re-design, not only ugly PDA-caused UI
Alberto Garcia (after consulting with fans bakes out yet another Vagalume, now version 0.5.1 and promises more UI fixes soon.
Winner looks better IM-not-so-HO
than previous one
Now, I guess, you have no wonder why I got stuck on that Smooth Jazz tag at last.fm, and I hope that after last.fm news that
Full-length tracks are now available in the US, UK, and Germany
we could hear them here in Finland
... can play full-length tracks and entire albums for free on the Last.fm website
13 February 2008
Paul Graham in his essay Why Smart People Have Bad Ideas writes:
Reading the Wall Street Journal for a week should give anyone ideas for two or three new startups. The articles are full of descriptions of problems that need to be solved. But most of the applicants don't seem to have looked far for ideas.
I wonder now, if it is that cheap then why WSJ is still not the only magazine in the world?
10 February 2008
08 February 2008
One of my precious virtual friends found on livejournal.com is Alex, or as he describes himself
Professional engineer, writer, linguist, programmer, Linux maniac, private pilot, and "the ham operator known as KC0MWF."Apart from mentioned qualities, he is also talented photograph - see the example, not without tongue in cheek.
07 February 2008
Edward Hasbrouck in his The Practical Nomad blog has very detailed, informative, yet practical article on Europe reconsidering rules for reservation systems. While the article written in 2007, it has some interesting notions on privacy of travelers, of which many are not aware at all. He starts with explanations on what are CRS's, and what do they do. Then he goes on why were CRS's regulated and what did the regulations require. And here is interesting quote
Violation of the privacy clauses of the EU regulations is near-universal and completely ignored by the EC.Rest of article goes on why and how are CRS regulations changing, do the European regulations matter only in Europe, what will happen next and what should be done about that. And the other nice quote
The elimination of CRS regulations in the USA, and their reduction in Canada, makes it more important than ever that the EU retain its constraints on the demonstrated propensity of global CRS companies to engage anti-consumer, anti-competitive, and privacy invasive actions.
Edward is also author of The Practical Nomad book.
04 February 2008
got some few hours to walk to long-thought shooting in Strömberg park, then along the most western part of Helsinki in Pitäjänmäki - for some personal reasons, I had a long stnding dream to go and shoot.