Archive for September, 2006

Literacy Optional

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

From: [email protected]
Subject: Do you Require Programmer? We are Here
Date: September 27, 2006 6:21:45 AM EDT


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So much for XHTML

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Thanks to the WebKit team for showing me the error of my ways. I only wish I had known sooner that XHTML sent as text/html is interpreted as HTML.

Given most people’s reaction, and the sheer number of XHTML sites out there being sent incorrectly as text/html, I’d have to wager that I’m not the only misguided individual.

It’s going to take a while to convert my existing pages from XHTML to HTML 4 Transitional.

Athena Anderson

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Please extend a warm welcome to our newest Firefaller, Athena Anderson.

Athena comes to use from San Diego, CA where she finally decided to make the trek east to New York City.

Name any MMORPG that’s out there and Athena’s played it! In fact, while at Sony Online Entertainment (SOE), Athena was part of the team that provided the QA and beta testing services for Everquest. Having worked in the online entertainment, biometric security, and e-commerce spaces, her insight and experience in QA will prove to be an invaluable asset to the organization.

Welcome Athena!

We’re Hiring, Again!

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

With my first inaugural post, I’m happy to announce that we’re hiring once again! This time, we’re looking for a Web Application Developer. Read the description below and if you think you’d make a great fit, than inquire within.

Job Description:

Firefall Pro, a web application development company, seeks a Web Application Developer to create standards-based, web-based applications.

The potential employee will work alongside other developers and clients to design and implement database-driven application solutions.


• Practical development experience in a LAMP environment
• Practical experience in XHTML and CSS
• Excellent problem solving skills
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
• Must be a highly motivated self-starter, with an attention to detail
• Must be able to re-prioritize tasks and objectives on-the-fly
• Must be able to translate business requirements to technical specifications
• Must be able to work under pressure in a small and highly focused team
• Savvy with both Windows and Mac platforms
• Current or past involvement in open source projects desirable
• Experience with Object-Oriented Programming (C++, Java, etc.) desirable
• Experience with UNIX/Linux-based Operating Systems desirable
• Must reside within the New York City metropolitan area

Why Us?

Firefall Pro is a growing company, and hell it’s usually fun to work here. We also have a lot of learning opportunities and there is a huge potential for job growth. We also have the “drawer of vice,” a bunch of R/C helicopters, and enough caffeine to kill a stable of horses.

If interested, check out our blog and send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]

• This is a non-telecommuting position
• Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Tom’s Pissed

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

How hard is it to piss off a hosting company, in this case Network Redux? How about blacklisting a whole class of their IP address without notification or any explanation. Then to top it off, ask for money for removal. Welcome to UCEProtect Network.

I wish I could get a hold of their client list. I’d start a friendly e-mail campaign to educate them, and offer legitimate alternatives.