Conference Call for an Open Source Core Processor

For the past few months, a small group of people have continued discussing the opportunities in the core processor marketplace and the merits of doing a project like that in the open source space vs closed source.  We are having another conference call later this week, on Friday, September 7th, from 10AM to 11AM Pacific time.  We already have 6 or 8 attendees, but wanted to open the call up to anyone interested on the topic.  The conference info is below and if you plan on attending, please let me know by leaving a comment so I can reserve the appropriate amount of space on the call.

Phone Number: 712-432-2000

Access Code: 46814

I’m looking forward to the great discussion!

We need a .NET developer!

Pretty self explanatory title, but…

FiLinx, a subsidy of MaPS Credit Union, is looking for a developer to help build and deliver cutting edge financial web applications to credit unions across the nation.

Must have a BS/CS degree or at least 4 years experience with .net (vb/c#), ajax, css, etc. Must have strong proficiencies with Visual Studio 2005, MS SQL Server, Team Foundation Server and Sharepoint.

To apply, please visit: https://www.mapscu.com/Employment/HowToApply.aspx

Don’t fly US Air

I got back from my travels to the east coast this past week.  Barely.  My trip out was a nightmare and my trip back wasn’t any better.  My flight leaving Boston for Philly was delayed an hour so I’d miss my connection to Portland.  There was no room on the earlier Philly flights and I didn’t stand a chance on the 15-passenger stand by list.  I got rerouted through Vegas then on to Portland, but every US Air flight I touched was at least an hour late.  Rather than landing in Portland at 11:30 Pacific, I got there at about 2:30 AM.  US Air, of course, lost my luggage, so I had to deal with that until about 3:30.  Back home at 5 AM.  I said it in my last post and I’ll say it again, don’t fly US Air and avoid Philly like the plague. 

On a brighter note, it’s nice to be back!  I worked a half day on Thursday, seeing as I didn’t get to bed until 5 AM, and then we had a servant-for-a-day promo on Friday were myself and a handful of our senior management played servants to FSR’s, tellers, and a cell center rep.  I got lots of food, ran a fair amount of errands, and made quite a few phone calls to our members!  It was a great time!

So much for the city of Brotherly Love!

I flew out to Providence Monday night to go visit Charlie and the gang at Andera and then I’m cruising up to Boston to go to Outstart‘s Strategic Customer Advisory Board. 

Andera was pretty cool today and I’m looking forward to Outstart for the next two days, but Philly really let me down.  The red-eye from Portland to Philly went ok, and we only landed a few minutes late.  But after sitting on the tarmac for 20 minutes or so we finally got out of the plane and I had about 20 minutes to make my connection.  We landed at gate B5 and my flight was leaving from F38.  Just like in Home Alone, I’m running through the concourse, and racing to the shuttle to take me across the airport.  I make it to the shuttle and then sit and wait for 5 minutes while they’re doing something that’s obviously more important than getting me to my connection on time. By the time I finally get to the F concourse and have ran the entire distance, I’m greeted by a closed door and a less than chipper flight desk lady saying,

I’m sorry, we’ve stopped boarding.

me- But I can see the plane right there.

her- I’m sorry, we’ve stopped boarding.

me- But the plane doesn’t leave for 7 minutes!

her-I’m sorry, we’ve stopped boarding.  Let me get you on the next flight.

I get on the next plane which leaves two hours later, we wait for the flight crew to get there, which makes the plane another 30 minutes late and then we sit on the tarmac some more, which makes my already two hour late plane another 1 hour late.

Even the place I ate breakfast at was shockingly non-consumer friendly.  It looked like they didn’t even want us to be in line!  Anyways, that’s enough ranting.  Just don’t flying US Air and don’t connect through Philly.