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Posted: 2013-11-18 00:34:22

Using Skype for the Mac, the video was blank and could not do a video chat. Turned out that iChat was locking the camera. To unlock it, open iChat, go to Preferences, in the Audio/Video tab, unselect "Open iChat when external camera is turned on". Close iChat and restart Skype. Now, in Skype preferences, under Audio/Video, video should be working.

More info:
Isight not working

Posted: 2013-07-07 22:29:43

Added a significant feature to Hymn Lyrics Plus. It now has the ability to add custom songs directly to the app. Instructions is here.

Posted: 2012-11-17 08:56:11

I don't pray so that others might change,
I pray so that that I would change.

I don't pray so that I can tell God what to do,
I pray so that God can tell me what to do.

I don't pray so that there would be no problems,
I pray so that character can be developed in the midst of problems.

I don't pray so that what would be done is my will,
I pray so that my will would conform to God's will.

Posted: 2012-08-11 11:15:03

Released Hymn Lyrics Plus. Same functionality as Hymn Lyrics with these additional features:

- 50 songs with chords
- 8 screen styles
- Hymn of the day notification

Posted: 2012-08-07 15:32:38

"This dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scam in the history of markets." - Andrew Lo
"LIBOR is huge. This is about as big as it gets in the financial world." - Eliot Spitzer

Libor - "London Inter Bank Offered Rate. The rate at which banks in London lend money to each other for the short-term in a particular currency."


At least $350 trillion in derivatives and other financial products are tied to the Libor.

In 2012, around 45 percent of prime adjustable rate mortgages and more than 80 percent of subprime mortgages were indexed to the Libor.

American municipalities borrowed around 75 percent of their money through financial products that were linked to the Libor.

On 27 June 2012, Barclays Bank was fined $200m by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.


Banks involved in USD Libor determination:
- Bank of America
- Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd
- Barclays Bank plc
- BNP Paribas
- Citibank NA
- Credit Agricole CIB
- Credit Suisse
- Deutsche Bank AG
- HSBC
- JP Morgan Chase
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Rabobank
- Royal Bank of Canada
- Société Générale
- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
- The Norinchukin Bank
- The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
- UBS AG

So far, only Barclays has admitted to manipulating the Libor.


Links:
Libor scandel
Libor
Daily Libor rate

Articles:
What Is Libor – London Interbank Offered Rate History & Scandal
Explaining the Libor interest rate mess
The rotten heart of finance
The Libor scandal and you
Timeline: Barclays' widening Libor-fixing scandal
Libor scandal explained and what rate-rigging means to you
Libor rate-rigging scandal intensifies pressure on Wall St.
Ben Bernanke and Mervyn King describe Libor fixing as 'fraud'
A crisis worse than 2008?
U.S. criminal probe in Libor scandal: report

Graphics:
Libor Scandal Explained
Behind the Libor Scandal

Videos:
It's over for the banking cabal

Posted: 2012-07-26 15:27:03

Released Ver 1.5 of Hymn Lyrics for Android.

Added:
- Share hymn lyrics
- View hymns on Youtube
- Submit new hymn lyrics
- 34 more songs (Total of 221 songs)

Posted: 2012-05-01 15:05:24

I was trying to do a yum update and I got this message:

Loading "protectbase" plugin
Loading "priorities" plugin
Setting up Update Process
Setting up repositories
not using ftp, http[s], or file for repos, skipping - 4 is not a valid release or hasnt been released yet
Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: update
Error: Cannot find a valid baseurl for repo: update


Well, turn out that it's the End of life for CentOS4. Man, not really looking forward to doing an OS reinstall on my forum. But, turns that there is a way to get yum working again.

In /etc/yum.repos.d/CentOS-Base.repo, comment out the mirrorlist directives and replace with:
baseurl=http://vault.centos.org/4.9/os/$basearch






Posted: 2012-03-27 20:00:35


Posted: 2012-02-21 09:36:39

A word to all you recruiters that wish to contact me.

First, I thank you for your interest in me. More than likely, you found my resume on Google or LinkedIn and think I'm a potential match for a position. But, since I get about a dozen emails a day from recruiters, there is no way that I can respond to them all. Actually, I rarely respond to any of them since it would take up too much of my time.

Second, I'm on a one-year contract position that will end on May 2012. So, there's no way that I'll be leaving my position until then. It doesn't matter how attractive you think your position is. I value sticking to a commitment rather than jumping to an attractive opportunity.

Right now, I'm compiling a list of emails that I'll be going through when my current contract is up. If you wish to be on that list, you'll need to make your email stand out from all the rest.

If you send me an email, I generally will look at it for 3 seconds and decide what to do with it. If you simply say "I've got a position that would fit you", then it gets deleted. If you give the full job description, pay, location, benefit package, and brief description of the company, then it's more likely I'll keep your email.

If you are an internal recruiter and open to hiring in the May 2012 timeframe, then you'll be quite likely to get a response from me. Please send me a detailed description of the company and the position and the pay range.

If your position is outside of Atlanta, there is practically a zero percent chance that I'm interested. Probably the only way that I would be willing to move is that the relocation package includes buying my house outright.

For everyone, I might not respond to you by email, but we can still link up on LinkedIn.

Thanks again for your interest in me.

Update on 2/29/2012:

My contract with T-Mobile has been verbally extended til the end of 2012. So, I will not be available until the end of the year.

Also, the number of emails I receive from recruiters has dramatically increased lately. Now, it is impossible for me to respond to any of them and they will all get automatically filed away. If you really wish to contact me, use the contact form link in the left hand menu of this page.



Posted: 2011-12-07 23:56:50


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