Entries from November 2011

UPDATE on Pay Type Survey

Date November 22, 2011

I promised an update with the information that I received from my survey of pay types, and here it is. Over the past several days, I received 567 responses from people, both in the United States and around the world. The law that we were discussing was relevant only to the United States, so I’m […]

December LOPSA Columbus Meeting!

Date November 18, 2011

I am very happy to announce that the first ever LOPSA Columbus chapter meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, December 14th. We’re having the meeting at the offices of 2checkout.com (thanks Warner!). The address is: 2checkout.com 4350 Equity Dr. Suite G, 43228 Here’s a link to the Google Map: http://goo.gl/rafcE View Larger Map The meeting […]

USA: Computer Professionals Update Act

Date November 16, 2011

A bill is currently making its way through the United States Senate that effectively eliminates overtime pay for IT professionals. The important text of the bill is: Section 13(a)(17) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 213(a)(17)) is amended to read as follows: (17) any employee working in a computer or information […]

OK, Fine, Fine, I’ll do it…

Date November 14, 2011

I’ve been putting this post off for a long time…and not because I didn’t know what I wanted to write…I do. I just….don’t want to. In fact, maybe you should just stop reading right now. The rest of the entry is really boring. Go on. Scroll to the next RSS feed – These aren’t the […]

Eventual regulation of system administration?

Date November 12, 2011

I was asked recently whether I thought that, eventually, System Administration would require regulation, similar to how engineering and medicine require regulation. This isn’t an easy question to answer, even though I think about it quite a lot. I think the right answer (as much as any answer can be “right”) is that, yes, eventually […]

Computer/Human Interaction Symposium in Boston

Date November 7, 2011

You might have seen this on Tom Limoncelli’s Blog, but immediately preceding LISA’11, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is holding the 5th annual Symposium on Computer / Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (CHIMIT). That’s a very long name for a conference that you maybe haven’t heard of, but if you are at […]