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One complaint I have about Apple and OS/X

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

Well, I finally found something about Macs that I don't like very much.<br /><br />Awhile back, Kito (dude, get an LJ!) was asking me some questions in IM about how to fix his iMac, which had been having some problems lately. When I was unable to help him fix it through "remote hands", I asked him to bring it over.<br /><br />The first thing I did was to try starting it up normally. That didn't work so well. It just hung when the progress bar was about halfway through. So the next thing I tried was starting it up in Single User Mode, done by holding down Command-S when starting the machine. As the machine booted, I saw some lines like this about halfway down the screen:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/imac_1_bad_journal.jpg" width="640" height="74"><br /><br />In case it's hard to read, the above text says:<br /><blockquote><tt>BSD root: disk0s3, major 15, minor 2<br />jnl: replay_journal: from: 8385024 to: 3450880 (joffset 0xe1000)<br />jnl: replay_journal: bad block list header @ 0x7400 (checksum 0x100077 != 0xfec6734d)<br />jnl: journal_open: Error replaying the journal!<br />hfs: early jnl init: failed to open/create the journal (retval 0).</tt></blockquote><br />Okay, that's not so good, especially since it would only mount the disk in read only mode. However, this is the sort of thing that the fsck can fix, right! In fact, the message right before the bash prompt appears even tells me how to run fsck. So I gave that a try:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/imac_2_fscked.jpg" width="640" height="372"><br /><blockquote><tt>** /dev/rdisk0s3<br />** Root file system<br />** Checking HFS Plus volume.<br />** Checking Extents Overflow file.<br />** Checking Catalog file.<br /> Invalid sibling link<br />(4, 12533)<br />** Volume check failed.</tt></blockquote><br />Well, that was interesting, unexpected, and a little depressing.<br /><br />I tried running fsck a few more times, but didn't have much luck.<br /><br />I then figured that since the problem is apparently in the file system's journal, maybe I could turn off journaling and run fsck against that:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/imac_3_hfsutil.jpg" width="640" height="109"><br /><br />Again, very interesting. When I tried using hfs.util to turn off journaling, it said that the volume isn't journaled. When I tried using it turn journaling on, it said that the volume was not an HFS+ volume.<br /><br />At this point, I investigated the idea of booting from the OS/X 10.3 install CD and reinstalling OS/X. One would assume that the volume is formatted in the process and this problem would go away. But lo and behold, when I got the list of volumes to appear, the icon for the hard drive was there, but it was grayed out and could not be selected. I guess the installer doesn't like messing with file systems that are in an unstable state. That's a bad design choice, IMHO.<br /><br />I finally did some Googling on those errors, and discovered only one way to fix this problem. Other people suffered the same thing, and the only fix was to purchase and use a program called <a href="http://www.alsoft.com/DiskWarrior/">Disk Warrior</a>. Disk Warrior comes with a bootable CD, which you can start from and use it to fix your file system.<br /><br />I'm not happy that this problem could not be fixed with the tools that came with OS/X. I hope that Apple does something about that soon.<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/163234.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Who says judges don't have a sense of humor?

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

From the case of <a href="http://www.tamerlane.ca/library/cases/humour/bradshaw_v_phillips.htm">Bradshaw vs. Unity Marine Corporation and Phillips Petroleum Company</a>:<br /><blockquote><tt>Before proceeding further, the Court notes that this case involves two extremely likable lawyers, who have together delivered some of the most amateurish pleadings ever to cross the hallowed causeway into Galveston, an effort which leads the Court to surmise but one plausible explanation. Both attorneys have obviously entered into a secret pact -- complete with hats, handshakes and cryptic words -- to draft their pleadings entirely in crayon on the back sides of gravy-stained paper place mats, in the hope that the Court would be so charmed by their child-like efforts that their utter dearth of legal authorities in their briefing would go unnoticed. Whatever actually occurred, the Court is now faced with the daunting task of deciphering their submissions.<br /><br />With Big Chief tablet readied, thick black pencil in hand, and a devil-may-care laugh in the face of death, life on the razor's edge sense of exhilaration, the Court begins.<br /><br /...]<br /><br />Defendant begins the descent into Alice's Wonderland by submitting a Motion that relies upon only one legal authority. The Motion cites a Fifth Circuit case which stands for the whopping proposition that a federal court sitting in Texas applies the Texas statutes of limitations to certain state and federal law claims. That is all well and good -- the Court is quite fond of the Erie doctrine; indeed there is talk of little else around both the Canal and this Court's water cooler. Defendant, however, does not even cite to Erie, but to a mere successor case, and further fails to even begin to analyze why the Court should approach the shores of Erie.<br /><br /><a name="cutid1"></a>Finally, Defendant does not even provide a cite to its desired Texas limitation statute. A more bumbling approach is difficult to conceive -- but wait folks. There's More!<br /><br />Defendant submitted a Reply brief, on June 11, 2001, after the Court had already drafted, but not finalized, this Order. In a regretful effort to be thorough, the Court reviewed this submission. It too fails to cite to either the Texas statute of limitations or any Fifth Circuit cases discussing maritime law liability for Plaintiff's claims versus Phillips.<br /><br />Plaintiff responds to this deft, yet minimalist analytical wizardry with an equally gossamer wisp of an argument, although Plaintiff does at least cite the federal limitations provision applicable to maritime tort claims. Naturally, Plaintiff also neglects to provide any analysis whatsoever of why his claim versus Defendant Phillips is a maritime action. Instead, Plaintiff "cites" to a single case from the Fourth Circuit.<br /><br />Plaintiff's citation, however, points to a nonexistent Volume "1886" of the Federal Reporter Third Edition and neglects to provide a pinpoint citation for what, after being located, turned out to be a forty-page decision. Ultimately, to the Court's dismay after reviewing the opinion, it stands simply for the bombshell proposition that torts committed on navigable waters (in this case an alleged defamation committed by the controversial G. Gordon Liddy aboard a cruise ship at sea) require the application of general maritime rather than state tort law. See Wells v. Liddy, 186 F.3d 505, 524 (4th Cir. 1999) (What the ..)?!<br /><br />The Court cannot even begin to comprehend why this case was selected for reference. It is almost as if Plaintiff's counsel chose the opinion by throwing long range darts at the Federal Reporter (remarkably enough hitting a nonexistent volume!). And though the Court often gives great heed to dicta from courts as far flung as those of Manitoba, it finds this case unpersuasive. There is nothing in Plaintiff's cited case about ingress or egress between a vessel and a dock, although counsel must have been thinking that Mr. Liddy must have had both ingress and egress from the cruise ship at some docking facility, before uttering his fateful words.<br /><br />Further, as noted above, Plaintiff has submitted a Supplemental Opposition to Defendant's Motion. This Supplement is longer than Plaintiff's purported Response, cites more cases, several constituting binding authority from either the Fifth Circuit or the Supreme Court, and actually includes attachments which purport to be evidence. However, this is all that can be said positively for Plaintiff's Supplement, which does nothing to explain why, on the facts of this case, Plaintiff has an admiralty claim against Phillips (which probably makes some sense because Plaintiff doesn't).<br /><br />Plaintiff seems to rely on the fact that he has pled Rule 9(h) and stated an admiralty claim versus the vessel and his employer to demonstrate that maritime law applies to Phillips. This bootstrapping argument does not work; Plaintiff must properly invoke admiralty law versus each Defendant discretely. Despite the continued shortcomings of Plaintiff's supplemental submission, the Court commends Plaintiff for his vastly improved choice of crayon -- Brick Red is much easier on the eyes than Goldenrod, and stands out much better amidst the mustard splotched about Plaintiff's briefing. But at the end of the day, even if you put a calico dress on it and call it Florence, a pig is still a pig.<br /><br />Now, alas, the Court must return to grownup land. As vaguely alluded to by the parties, the issue in this case turns upon which law -- state or maritime -- applies to each of Plaintiff's potential claims versus Defendant Phillips. And despite Plaintiff's and Defendant's joint, heroic efforts to obscure it, the answer to this question is readily ascertained.<br /><br />The Fifth Circuit has held that "absent a maritime status between the parties, a dock owner's duty to crew members of a vessel using the dock is defined by the application of state law, not maritime law. Specifically, maritime law does not impose a duty on the dock owner to provide a means of safe ingress or egress. Therefore, because maritime law does not create a duty on the part of Defendant Phillips vis-a-vis Plaintiff, any claim Plaintiff does have versus Phillips must necessarily arise under state law. Take heed and be suitably awed, oh boys and girls -- the Court was able to state the issue and its resolution in one paragraph ... despite dozens of pages of gibberish from the parties to the contrary!<br /><br />The Court, therefore ... applies the Texas statute of limitations. Texas has adopted a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury cases. Plaintiff failed to file his action versus Defendant Phillips within that two-year time frame. Plaintiff has offered no justification, such as the discovery rule or other similar tolling doctrines, for this failure. Accordingly, Plaintiff's claims versus Defendant Phillips were not timely filed and are barred. Defendant Phillips' Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED and Plaintiff's state law claims against Defendant Phillips are hereby DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE. A Final Judgment reflecting such will be entered in due course.<br /><br /...]<br /><br />After this remarkably long walk on a short legal pier, having received no useful guidance whatever from either party, the Court has endeavored, primarily based upon its affection for both counsel, but also out of its own sense of morbid curiosity, to resolve what it perceived to be the legal issue presented. Despite the waste of perfectly good crayon seen in both parties' briefing (and the inexplicable odor of wet dog emanating from such) the Court believes it has satisfactorily resolved this matter. Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED.<br /><br />At this juncture, Plaintiff retains, albeit seemingly to his befuddlement and/or consternation, a maritime law cause of action versus his alleged Jones Act employer, Defendant Unity Marine Corporation, Inc. However, it is well known around these parts that Unity Marine's lawyer is equally likable and has been writing crisply in ink since the second grade. Some old-timers even spin yarns of an ability to type. The Court cannot speak to the veracity of such loose talk, but out of caution, the Court suggests that Plaintiff's lovable counsel had best upgrade to a nice shiny No. 2 pencil or at least sharpen what's left of the stubs of his crayons for what remains of this heart-stopping, spine-tingling action.<br /><br />In either case, the Court cautions Plaintiff's counsel not to run with a sharpened writing utensil in hand -- he could put his eye out.<br /><br />IT IS SO ORDERED.</tt></blockquote><br /><br />Clearly the judge was a bit bored and decided to have some fun with an otherwise frivilous suit.<br /><br /<b>Edit:</b> <em>Some people have asked if this was a real case. I'm not a lawyer, so I don't know where to look ot find out for certain. But, <a href="http://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=%22john+w.+bradshaw%22+phillips+pier&btnG=Search">this Google search</a> does bring up the case on what looks like some reputable .edu sites. Draw your own conclusions.</em&gt<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/163575.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Go fry a kite!

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

On June 15th, 1752 (253 years ago today), Benjamin Franklin conducted his famous experiment where he flew a kite into a rain cloud and changed the way we saw electricity forever.<br /><br />You might know that yes, he did this to prove his theories about static electricity had the same properties as lightning (though on a smaller scale), but it wasn't the "suicide mission" that legend makes it out to me. First, the kite did in fact have a metal key attached to the bottom of the string to serve as an attractor. However, Franklin made sure that he stood on a fairly well insulted position to keep any current from running through him. Second, Franklin ran his experiment during the early stages of the thunderstorm, before lightning could reach his position.<br /><br />When the kite traveled through a few of the leading clouds in the cell, Franklin noticed that the strands of the string were standing on end, indicative of a static charge. He checked this hypothesis by placing his knuckle close to the hanging key, which caused a spark to junk to his knuckle. His theory proven, he finished his experiment and got out of there before the main body of the storm arrived.<br /><br />Franklin used his findings from this experiment to invent the lightning rod, which has saved countless lives and structures since it was introduced.<br /><br />For further reading:<br /><br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Franklin">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Frankl<wbr />in</a><br /><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_rod">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_<wbr />rod</a><br /><br /><font size="-1">(Source: <a href="http://www.techrepublic.com/">Tech Republic</a&gt</font><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/163828.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Leopards and cars, oh my!

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

I had quite a uh, varied weekend. The first interesting thing I did was see this lovely leopard painting last night:<br /><br /><a name="cutid1"></a><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/DSC02010.JPG" width="640" height="480"><br /><br />The really interesting thing is that this painting is in a service corridor at the <a href="http://www.valleyforgehilton.com/">Valley Forge Hilton</a> in King of Prussia, PA. For the observant furs, that is the same hotel that Anthrocon was held at in 1999 and 2000. That painting has been sitting there ever since then. I kinda wish that someone would buy it and display it in a more prominent place.<br /><br />Here's another pic. I'm sorry about the poor quality, but the corridor is only about 3 feet wide.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/DSC02011.JPG" width="640" height="480"><br /><br />When I was trying to drive to Philly today, it seems that some dumbass thought it would be a great idea to do a construction project on the Surekill Distressy. On Sunday afternoon. On <em>fathers' day</em>!<br /><br />Traffic was backed up for MILES. I actually parked my car and got out of it to take this picture. It's the ramp from 202 North to I-76 East:<br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/DSC02019.JPG" width="640" height="480"><br /><br />Many drivers were pissed off at the fact that traffic wasn't moving, and rightfully so! Some brave people decided to drive back the way they came. On an expressway, mind you.<br /><br />Musical cars:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/DSC02014.JPG" width="640" height="480"><br /><br />One guy is going in reverse on the shoulder, one guy is going forward on it:<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/DSC02015.JPG" width="640" height="480"><br /><br />This picture was taken about 2 miles later. I was sitting in traffic for close to 2 hours at that point.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/DSC02025.JPG" width="640" height="480"><br /><br /><br /><br />Whoever it was from PennDOT that scheduled the construction during that day needs to be fired. Seriously. There was no advance notice given that this would be happening. If there was, I would have taken another route. Jeeze.<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/164046.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Sometimes real life is cooler than fiction!

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

<blockquote><tt>Police: Lions free kidnapped girl<br /><br />ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- <b>Police say three lions rescued a 12-year-old girl kidnapped by men who wanted to force her into marriage, chasing off her abductors and guarding her until police and relatives tracked her down in a remote corner of Ethiopia.</b><br /><br />The men had held the girl for seven days, repeatedly beating her, before the lions chased them away and guarded her for half a day before her family and police found her, Sgt. Wondimu Wedajo said Tuesday by telephone from the provincial capital of Bita Genet, some 560 kilometers (348 miles) west of the capital, Addis Ababa.<br /><br />"They stood guard until we found her and then they just left her like a gift and went back into the forest," Wondimu said, adding he did not know whether the lions were male or female.<br /><br />News of the June 9 rescue was slow to filter out from Kefa Zone in southwestern Ethiopia.<br /><br />"If the lions had not come to her rescue then it could have been much worse. Often these young girls are raped and severely beaten to force them to accept the marriage," he said.<br /><br />"Everyone ... thinks this is some kind of miracle, because normally the lions would attack people," Wondimu said.<br /><br />Stuart Williams, a wildlife expert with the rural development ministry, said that it was likely that the young girl was saved because she was crying from the trauma of her attack.<br /><br />"A young girl whimpering could be mistaken for the mewing sound from a lion cub, which in turn could explain why they (the lions) didn't eat her," Williams said. "Otherwise they probably would have done."<br /><br /<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/africa/06/21/ethiopia.lions.ap/index.html">Read the rest of this article</a&gt</blockquote></tt><br /><br /<em>Edit:</em> Just to clarify before anyone jumps to conclusions, I thought it was cool that the girl was saved from further beatings or worse by wild animals. The beatings preceeding that were, of course, uncool. I'm glad that the police later caught some of the perps.]<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/164198.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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WAUGH!

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

<blockquote><tt><font size="+2">Grandfather kills leopard with his hands</font><br /> <br /><b>NAIROBI (Reuters) - A 73-year-old Kenyan grandfather reached into the mouth of an attacking leopard and tore out its tongue to kill it, authorities said Wednesday.</b><br /><br />Peasant farmer Daniel M'Mburugu was tending to his potato and bean crops in a rural area near Mount Kenya when the leopard charged out of the long grass and leapt on him.<br /><br />M'Mburugu had a machete in one hand but dropped that to thrust his fist down the leopard's mouth. He gradually managed to pull out the animal's tongue, leaving it in its death-throes.<br /><br />"It let out a blood-curdling snarl that made the birds stop chirping," he told the daily Standard newspaper of how the leopard came at him and knocked him over.<br /><br /<a href="http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=8863561&src=rss/oddlyEnoughNews">Read the rest of this article</a&gt</tt></blockquote><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/164519.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Why I hate Verizon DSL

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

So, I was working on someone's computer last night. They had just gotten the DSL self-install kit from Verizon and needed help getting it hooked up. The first problem was that their computer was older and didn't have a network card. I figured I would test out the circuit while I was there, so I hooked up the modem/router and plugged my Powerbook into it.<br /><br />Well, that didn't work out so well, since DNS would not resolve. The DSL circuit appeared to be okay, since the DSL LED was solid green. I then did a traceroute to a specific IP and saw something that looked like this:<br /><br /><blockquote><tt>1 192.168.1.1 !H !H !H</tt></blockquote><br />So the router was actually rejecting my packages for some reason. I then took a look at the manual that came with it, and the troubleshooting section pretty much boiled down to "you must install our custom software to 'activate' your router". But I couldn't do that since there was no NIC on the Win XP box that the people had.<br /><br />What a pain in my arse. Contract with the DSL circuit I got from DCA Net. I told them my MAC address ahead of time, and when I got the modem, all I had to do was plug it in to the phone line and plug my computer into it. It took about 30 seconds for me to get online.<br /><br />Moral of the story: If you don't like the idea of having to install special software on your computer to use DSL, avoid Verizon. I highly recommend <a href="http://www.dca.net/">DCA Net</a>'s services, though!<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/164672.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Busy Saturday!

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

500 Anthrocon registration confirmations + 160 Super Sponsor Luncheon invitations + 7 hours =<br /><br /><img src="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/images/stories/from_offsite/livejournal/2005/06/dsc02032.jpg" width="640" height="480/"><br /><br />I'll bet the post office worker who empties the mailbox that these were stuffed in is gonna be pissed. :-)<br /><br />In other news, I stumbled across this article on how networking and being connected can really help your chances of getting a job:<br /><br /><a href="http://www.job-secrets-revealed.com/job-secrets-revealed.php?page=3">http://www.job-secrets-revealed.com/j<wbr />ob-secrets-revealed.php?page=3</a><br /><br />There's lots of other job-related resources on that site. Good reading if you're looking for work or think you're about to get the axe.<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/165014.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Dear postmaster@listserv.dfn.de, you suck!

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

I've been getting these in my mailbox all day:<br /><br /><blockquote><tt> From: "L-Soft list server at LISTSERV.DFN.DE (1.8e)"<br /> <LISTSERV@LISTSERV.DFN.DEbr />Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 19:11:38 +0200<br />Subject: Output of job "SPAM-L" from LISTSERV@PLUM.EASE.LSOFT.COM<br /><br /><br />Serious error occurred - traceback follows<br />----------------------------------------<wbr />--<br />>>> Error X'00B000E3' closing output spool file <<<<br /> -> Severity: Error<br /> -> Facility: POSIX/unix error codes<br /> -> Abstract: Unspecified error (2 - See errno.h<br /> -> strerror: No space left on device</tt></blockquote><br /><br />No, it's not what you think... I have nothing to do with that site. Turns out that when a LISTSERV machine has a serious problem, it sends out pleas for help over the entire LISTSERV backbone. (And since I'm listed as the owner for <a href="http://www.claws-and-paws.com/spam-l/">SPAM-L</a>, which is on the backbone, I get a copy)<br /><br />If anyone lives near Stresemannstr. 78 in Berlin, Germany, feel FREE to visit them and tell them they suck for not knowing that their machine ran out of disk space.<p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/165330.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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Health Market Sciences breaks law, sues employee

by dmuth In reply to Douglas Muth's LiveJourna ...

Yep, it really happened. The company Health Market Sciences of King of Prussia, PA, <a href="http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=05/06/30/1854228&tid=123">sued Chip Salzberg</a> (of Perl fame). Police raided his home and confiscated every computer, CD, and DVD, they could find. The man's livelihood has essentially been destroyed because he told his employer that they were <em>breaking the law</em>.<br /><br />For those who are interested in helping out, Rich has set up a site at <a href="http://www.geeksunite.net/">geeksunite.net</a>. It's a bit Slashdotted right now, so give it a couple of days. :-)<br /><br />I also posted MY story with those clowns on Slashdot, and I figured I would repost it here.<br /><br /><a name="cutid1"></a><blockquote><tt>My name is Douglas Muth, and I live not too far from King of Prussia, PA.<br /><br />Back in 2001, I was laid off from my previous job and looking for work. I interviewed with Health Market Sciences sometime around that July for a Software Engineer position, and it was an interesting experience. I met some of the people from that company and was finally interviewed by one of the Vice Presidents, a guy by the name of Rich Ferris. Rich seemed pretty impressed with my resume and said something to the effect of "we'll get you an offer by the end of the day".<br /><br />So, I went home and gave Rich a call at the end of the day. But suddenly his story changed, and it was, "I had problems getting the offer through HR (or somesuch), I'll have one for you on Wednesday".<br /><br />Wednesday came, and I was told, by Rich, to call back again on Friday. Friday came, and they were having money issues and would get back to me on Wednesday. Finally, next Wednesday rolls around and I'm suddenly told, "Well, we really want to hire you, but we don't have the money right now, so we cannot make you an offer".<br /><br />So what it boiled down to is that I was led on by that company for over a week with the promise of employment, only to have it yanked out from me because they didn't have their stuff together. It was a total waste of my time, and the time of the job recruiter I was working with. If they didn't have the money, they shouldn't have been hiring in the first place. The whole experience left me rather bitter.<br /><br />I hope Chip sues that company into oblivian.</tt></blockquote><p><div class="blogdisclaim"><a href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/giza/165593.html">This post originally appeared on an external website</a></div>

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