Nice feature in Twitter is lists. I use it for categorizing and sanity since I follow a lot of accounts on Twitter. I’ve unfollowed a lot of individuals that I didn’t personally know and didn’t get much out of. But I can still add them to a specific list that I can look at later like music or regional news.
Great examples of what you may find in one of my lists:
The first two examples, cited in the bulleted list above, have twitter accounts [URLs] but I put there world wide web website, main landing page, in the hyperlink. To find the Twitter account for TuneIn or Valley News Live you can simply search for the Valley News Live Twitter page and should be in the Bing results. Not sure about Google but either way the search should find it if you cross reference the entity with Twitter [Valley News Live Twitter]. You can also just hit www.twitter.com and search for Valley News Live in the search box in the top of the Twitter webpage you are on. Their site appears to use master pages so any page you hit under Twitter.com with a few exceptions (e.g. online help, developer/API pages) should have the menus and the search bar at the top.
My Twitter news list
This contains all my news sources that I’ll re-tweet news stories with.
NSA and Snowden
On the latest This Week and Enterprise Tech podcast they tried to downplay the issue and gave some very good reasons why the problem is not an issue for computing professionals. In my opinion, I would agree. However, the business and political landscapes will most undoubtedly change. They also mentioned a few things I took away that were of interest on the information technology side.
- Tap devices, similar to wire taps but on computers/networks/LANs
- NSA facility in Utah
Keeping things strictly, [IT] industry verbiage. All good things so far. Not sure what to say yet about Snowden. I’ve been watching stories all week. Seems that he has no problem appearing on camera. But that’s just my opinion, based on my 30+ years on this planet and 15+ in IT. He may have been encouraged to appear in front of a camera for the world to see. Which is fair I guess. Just not sure why he went to China. But right now that seems to be purely conjecture and anecdotal to assume much at this point.
But the guys on TWiET seemed to calm my nerves about the situation.
Had an interview this week at what appears to be a very good, reputable, business in the area. The job actually came to me through Teksystems but not in the way I was expecting. Another company called Aerotek called me up and had an interview with them. Currently waiting on a callback. I had a hunch that the two companies were affiliated and they were. The only thing I regretted about the [actual] job interview was not having a real-world example of how I knew Active Directory without using a SharePoint example. The only good way to do that is to take a certification test. So that may need to happen.
Grand Forks Bomb Scare
Back page material. But I took interest because there apparently was another one [false alarm] earlier in the month [or two] preceding this one. Came in on the wire last night from Grand Forks. Walmart and another business were evacuated. False alarm. Sounds like the natives [residents] were a little restless last night:
Tweet contains link to page with video