the IT job market is

the IT job market is picking up

Wired article on the state of the US job market and how things are picking up. if the US picks up then the UK will then follow on. This is a good sign and tied in with the expected increase in PC/server sales as PC’s bought in 1999 for the Y2K bug are now beginning to show their age.

Matrix tickets..

I guess I need to sort out the tickets soon!

about me.

it’s coming along that’s all I can say.

Optimistic IBM meets forecast Bountiful

Optimistic IBM meets forecast

Bountiful services contracts helped third-quarter profits at IBM Corp. match analysts’ expectations Wednesday, and the technology bellwether offered an unusual dose of optimism about the industry’s prospects for a turnaround.

In the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, IBM had net earnings of $1.79 billion, or $1.02 per share, a 37 percent gain from the comparable period in 2002, when Big Blue showed profits of $1.31 billion, or 76 cents per share.

Revenue jumped about 9 percent to $21.52 billion in the third quarter, from $19.82 billion a year ago, though the gain would have been 4 percent without currency fluctuations. The comparison figure from 2002 excludes discontinued operations such as the disk-drive business IBM sold to Hitachi Ltd.

The consensus of analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call was for earnings of $1.02 per share. IBM fell short of Wall Street’s revenue forecast of $21.86 billion.

IBM executives had been guarded about the future in previous earnings reports, but chairman and chief executive Sam Palmisano said in a statement Wednesday that “we are beginning to see signs that the economy has stabilized.” Palmisano said IBM expects to add 10,000 new jobs around the world next year. – excellent…hopefully I’ll get one or two of them

iTunes gone already…that didn’t last

iTunes

gone already…that didn’t last too long. It didn’t provide any extra functionality to WMP9 so it’s gone. plus the blogging plug in and MP3 ripper (which I bought) would have been lost, so it had to go.

I’m gonna start writing an about me page. I think the sites lacks and explanation of who I am.

And I think it’s about time I completed another guide…so much to do so little time these days.

mind you WMP9 does wierd things…I’ve got almost 4gb of music on this PC, yet it’s the same songs that appear in the blog..hmmm?

[Listening to: In This World – Moby – 18 (04:03)]

back home it’s been a

back home

it’s been a very busy week…

just downloaded itunes for windoze will play with it when i’ve got more time

hotel did have a BT openzone which was good but my room was so far away that netstumbler couldn’t see it.

the web cames worked but not as well as hoped, as i had to use dial up..but it was nice.

busy weekend ahead too …so bed time for the Evans family!

Management Course Off on a

Management Course

Off on a 2 day management course which should be interesting. This is the hotel where it’s all happening. I bet it’s the usual dial up line in the room still without ADSL and still no wireless connectivity. One day I’ll stay at a hotel with those facilities. I’ll have a word with my secretary and request that I’m only booked into hotels with either ADSL or Wireless connectivity in the future. May be by stopping my money being spent in the hotels without those facilities will make a difference and they’ll do something about it to attract the connected business traveler back.

[Listening to: Track 1 – Flux trax – Flux Trax (05:54)]

Treo 600 I’ve been following

Treo 600

I’ve been following the launch of the Treo 600 for a while now and there’s been some interesting news over at Gizmodo, i looks like a couple of the US carriers have pulled the 600 until November. It also states that Orange in the UK also had problems with the device. It’d be interesting to see what problems?

Half Life 2 oh dear

Half Life 2

oh dear things look as if they’ve gone from bad to worse over at Valve. The Game was knocked back to November, then Christmas now April next year. It looks like the source code was nicked. An article in the times explained how the bosses email (outlook…oh dear!) was hacked. The source code is apparently out there on the peer to peer tools. Here’s Valve explanation