Dell will begin selling Ubuntu Linux, pre-installed (and with limited support) today.
This is very very good, for several reasons.
Besides the obvious increased visibility for Linux to the consumer market, Dell will have a chance to learn how best to support an open source operating system, something big companies usually shy away from. It’s an inevitable evolution, and I’m glad someone is finally stepping up to the plate.
It might not be fun at the start, as I’m sure they already have their hands full supporting Vista issues, but Ubuntu is currently the most popular Linux Desktop distribution, and has a reputation for very good media and hardware support. Most people say it “just works” out of the box. This is a good choice by Dell to test the waters, and it’s great to see a company actually listen and respond to their consumer demand.
Oh, and did I mention that Michael Dell actually runs Ubuntu on his personal laptop?
Company: Symbolic Action
Job Title: Web Designer
Description: Comedy.com has an opening for a driven, experienced, fun UI designer. Job opening for a UI designer in wonderful Los Angeles/Santa Monica area for a funded web entertainment company building two premier online social networking and entertainment businesses. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to get in at the beginning and really help take it to the next level.
Join a team
• Assist and provide input on our internal Web creative process.
• Responsibilities will include concepts and designs for web interfaces, web applications, online marketing, and web banners.
• Update existing Web pages and features to improve usability and esthetics on a day-to-day basis.
• Design new features including landing pages, widgets, program and promotional subsites.
• Work closely to maintain each properties style guide to ensure consistent brand look online.
• Maintain archive of photos on file server for online use across all divisions.
• Assist in developing strategic direction and concept development including Web graphics and banner ads.
• Assist in development of style guides (fonts, colors, layout) and work with producers to implement across all print and media (flyers, slideshows, presentations).
• Work closely with technology department to ensure design works with features and functionality.
• Min 3-4 years recent web design experience, preferably web 2.0 experience
• Prefer experience and/or knowledge of popular social networking interfaces & platforms
• College degree in computer art, design, graphics or related field is preferred but experience is key!
• Expert with Photoshop, Illustrator and experience with Flash a plus but not required
• Experience in designing and implementing Web banner ads; rich media experience a plus
• A strong knowledge of Web architecture, layout, typography, and photo editing
• Demonstrated understanding of Internet design issues (browser usability, cross platform compatibility, color and quick loading of images, etc.)
• Attention to detail, highly motivated, passion for graphic design a plus.
• Self Starter; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, yet fun, environment.
• Ability to work in start-up mentality working on various stages of projects and willing to take on whatever is needed to move the projects along including production work (cutting up graphics, comps, etc.)
Symbolic Action is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, drug-free workplace employer.
If you are shocked by all this, you might be interested in reading Code, by Lawrence Lessig. Written before 9/11, this book predicted this, and almost everything that has happened regarding the internet since it was published in 2000.
The internet is a network. It’s always a good idea to know who the network administrator is.
Updating your symfony dev environment while maintaining legacy support for an older project:
svn co http://svn.symfony-project.com/tags/RELEASE_0_6_3 RELEASE_0_6_3
Alias /sf /www/symfony_archive/RELEASE_0_6_3/data/web/sf
ln -s /www/symfony_archive/RELEASE_0_6_3/lib symfony
ln -s /www/symfony_archive/RELEASE_0_6_3/data symfony
Add this to /myproject/config/config.php
$sf_symfony_lib_dir = SF_ROOT_DIR.'/lib/symfony';
$sf_symfony_data_dir = SF_ROOT_DIR.'/data/symfony';
//make sure project is working
//in debug mode, click “vars and config” -> Settings
//make sure paths under sf_class_autoload: are all using new symfony_archive paths ( ie. /www/symfony_archive/RELEASE_0_6_3/lib/util/sfFinder.class.php )
then as root:
pear upgrade symfony/symfony
Check to make sure you’re running the new version: