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)]