Getting sold out tickets over the web
Ticket brokers are the only option
Maximum price regulated by NYC regulation.
Cannot exceed premium ticket cost.
You can check with NYC Consumer Affairs
Another listing for tickets from many brokers is FindShowTickets.
Find many brokers by using
Google Search engine
For instance to find tickets for NYC use the key words (ticket brokers new york city)
IT Career Rundown
Is what you’re looking for in a job down another tech career path?
Here’s a checklist of some common positions to help you transition.
With the tech industry, your skills can lead you to a variety of positions.
Selected IT Careers for which Stratford has programs
Help desk (hardware, software, user interaction, troubleshooting)
Network specialist (troubleshooting, monitoring, upgrading networks)
Programmer (creating software for business , documenting, fixing code)
Website site development/maintenance (front-end, back-end design)
Systems administration (troubleshooting, monitoring, upgrading servers)
Database administration (troubleshooting, monitoring, upgrading database)
Wide Area Network Engineer (Cisco, Telecommunications)
Security Specialist (Firewalls, Security policy, enjoy countering wiley hacker)
Telecommunications Systems Engineer (design, deploy, maintain wireless systems)
E-Business Manager (CRM, ERP, Supply Chain Mgmt, distributed databases)
AOL Fixes Hole in Instant Messenger
Discovered by w00w00, an American firm started by a 19 year old.
Allowed hacker to take control of computer
Transfer and delete files
Could be exploited by worm
Patch now available
MS Fixes Hole in XP
Patch now available for Universal Plug and Play (UPNP) bug
Universal Plug and Play manages peer-to-peer connections
Too many, unused features activated in default install.
Home is where the hackers are
High value computers
High speed, continuous connections through DSL and Cable Modem
As good as business targets
Intel Roadmap Released
One-billion transistors by 2007
Up from only 42 million in Pentium 4
Process will shift from
90 nanometer lithography in 2003
65 nanometers in 2005
45 nanometers in 2007
Packaging will be the key
Plastic organic bumps will be replaced
Move to bumpless package with buildup layers (BBUL) by 2005
Moving toward terahertz transistors
Fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI)
Every carrier needs to be turned off to reduce leakage
Sticking with extreme UV lithography, since e-beam lithography is too slow.
Court Back California Anti-Spam Law
e-mail must be identified as advertisement
Opt-out must be available
Sender must be identified
Stratford has be victimized by unlawful spammers
More Shoppers Disappointed Online
Jupiter Media Metrix Survey indicates Web sites in a number of industries are doing poorer
Survey 250 automotive, BtoB, financial, health, music, packaged-good, retail, and travel sites between November 23 rd and December 10 th
Only 30% responded to and resolved customer inquires with the six-hour window which shoppers said they expected.
Although 90% said they would be happy with a two day response, 75 of the retailers could not respond that quickly.
All had automatic call routing systems.
Those that failed did not have automatic e-mail routing systems.
New NASA Bionic Eye Technology
To be tested in humans in 2002
Artificial retina includes 100,000 tiny ceramic detectors, each 1/20 the size of a human hair
Arrays attached to polymer film 1mm X 1mm in size
Polymer film will dissolve leaving only the array behind
Brain will have to reprogram itself to see
Ceramic is used rather than silicon for biocompatibility
Research performed at Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center in Houston
Classes start this week.
Still time to enroll
Call the school at 888-444-0804
Both Woodbridge and Tysons Corner Campuses are enrolling