#014–Learn to speak IT – 6/11/10 – By Chris Pope, See L2SpeakIT.com

6/11/10 – “Understanding the Basics of User Accounts, profiles, and how everything interacts on an operating system” Learn to speak IT is produced by the Tech Jives Network and hosted by Chris Pope L2SpeakIT.com

Sugar on a Stick hits 3.0, teaches us about a new kind of fruit

Strawberries go great with shortcake. Blueberries? They make one heck of a pie. But, when we learned about the latest release of the Sugar Learning Platform, we had to go look up just what a Mirabelle is. Turns out it’s a small, orange plum that really has nothing to do with Sugar’s Fedora underpinnings, but certainly sounds healthier than Google’s versioning schemes. Mirabelle has just been given the Sugar on a Stick treatment, and as with previous releases this one can be loaded to DVD or thumb drive and booted to give a taste of XO without requiring any repartitioning. Sugar on a Stick is now an official Fedora spin, distributed on the Fedora site in both 32- and 64-bit flavors at the other end of that source link below.

What exactly is Sugar on a Stick?

Read more about this (Via Engadget)

Google Seeks Consolidation of Wi-Fi Snooping Cases

Peppered with lawsuits over its collection of Web traffic data from wireless networks, Google wants all the cases consolidated into one, and for that single case to be heard by a court near its Mountain View, California, headquarters.

Artwork: Chip Taylor

In a motion this week with the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, Google requests that the eight “Wi-Fi” lawsuits, as well as any future ones, be rolled into one at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Google argues that all complaints make similar allegations and that consolidating pretrial proceedings will be convenient for all parties involved, including the courts.

“All of the complaints in the Google Wi-Fi Cases assert claims under the federal Wiretap Act. Some cases involve other, similar claims, including state law claims subject to preemption arguments under federal law. All of the complaints make very similar factual allegations, and thus any necessary discovery will be of common facts,” the motion reads.

Read more at here…(PCWorld.com)

016-WinFITTS.com 06-11-10 Windows Fast IT Tips with Chris Pope / TechJives.net

6-11-10 “Speed up Windows quickly and make admin life easier with Process Hacker!” Find it here: http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/ – See WinFITTS.com for tip details!

Job Search: What to Do When You’re Overqualified

Being overqualified for a job should give a job seeker a competitive advantage, right? Unfortunately, it can be more of a liability than an asset in a job search. If you’re being told you’re too qualified for a job, here are five ways to address hiring managers’ concerns about your candidacy.

By Meridith Levinson on Wed, June 09, 2010

CIO — Derek Stolpa has been working as an independent consultant and searching for a stable, full-time job since he was laid off from his position as manager of IT procurement and asset management with Jefferson Wells, a professional services firm now owned by Manpower, in 2005. When applying for jobs in his field, Stolpa says employers have told him dozens of times that he’s overqualified or too experienced.

Having prospective employers tell him he has too much experience is frustrating for Stolpa. “The part that’s more disappointing is the fact that I really have a passion and enjoy what I do, and I just want to be able to share that—not only for my own professional and personal growth, but also to give back to an organization,” he says.

Being told they’re overqualified mystifies many IT professionals engaged in job searches. They don’t understand why employers wouldn’t want to hire a candidate who’s more than qualified for a given IT job. Would employers rather hire someone who’s not qualified, they wonder.

Exceeding the minimum qualifications required for a job certainly has its advantages for job seekers. IT hiring managers interviewed for this article say hiring a job seeker who’s overqualified for a position offers several potential benefits. For one, the candidate can quickly get up to speed in a new job with little or no training. For another, the overqualified job seeker generally can bring a broader range of experience and greater depth of knowledge to the role, along with an unparalleled desire to excel. Finally, the right overqualified candidate can potentially elevate the rest of the staff by raising the bar for performance inside the organization.

For more, visit CIO.com

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