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A colleague just came back from a trip to San Francisco, via the Google campus swag shop, and brought me back a little gift
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Seen in the window of a dry cleaners...
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Ha ha. .
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Are you a recruiter in the UK, in London, or further afield? I'm a web-developer & contractor myself, so I'm very aware of some of the problems that I have when it comes to find my next gig (but I'm not looking to be hired right now).

What I'm doing is seeing if there is a useful case to be made for a new website I'm planning to help you find good candidates. To do that, I'd like to have some conversations with contract, or perm-oriented recruiters, to figure out what challenges that you face on a day to day base, finding good people. In return, I'll tell you my thoughts about how to find & hire people like me - maybe some ideas you'd not heard of yet.

If you had 30 minutes to talk sometime, drop me an email, you can contact me via my google profile, or there are more options via my blog at http://abulman.co.uk/
Currently in a contract. My Stackoverflow/career profile. I'm a LAMP-stack devops specialist, that loves to keep up with technology and write some really elegant software code to help my sites handle large scale and large numbers of users.
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Lets talk on Monday and set up your session. My number is on my LinkedIn profile
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Level 9. Yeah.
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Does anyone know about ZFS file ACLs?  I'm trying to have the Apache user also be able to have write access to my files (as used by Symfony framework, usually with plain ext4 ACLs, with programs like 'setfacl'). There's a bounty as well....
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My name is Bond, Lee Bond
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Hi, I'm based in Ickenham, but have been into Slough a few times for some farming :) First time in town, I also met +James Gagen for some tips, and a friendly face.
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Time to announce my new project - http://bit.ly/1akELLi   As for what it does, here's my own profile on the site itself: http://bit.ly/19FYet9  It's a big part of why I went to #TruLondon8  to help figure out if it were needed, and have been talking to recruiters too. 
One place to keep track on all your go-to contractors. A dashboard shows exactly who are looking for their next gig, and you will be immediately notified when they change their status, and are available to start work for your clients.
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Looking forward to see what you have planned!
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Pwned at a drinking game. This was round two after a first pint
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Occupation
Senior (Contract) PHP Developer
Employment
  • Contract PHP Developer, 2012 - present
  • Sabbatical
    2012
  • PeerIndex
    Senior PHP Developer, 2011 - 2011
  • Binweevils Limited
    Senior PHP Developer, 2010 - 20201104
  • Datasouth
    Senior PHP Developer, 2003 - 2004
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PHP Developer and expert on scaling the LAMP platform
Introduction
PHP developer, that loves to keep up with technology and write some really elegant software code to help my sites handle large scale and many users.  I worked on a dating site, (Feb 2007 to May 2009) and started work as member #75,000. A little over two years later with member #320,000 the site was faster, more secure and used less server resources.

More recently, in at Binweevils 2010, I  helped them grow and optimise their systems to be able to serve double the previous records of members online on a regular basis, and setup so that doubling again is not only possible, but easy to set in place. Not easy when you are dealing with thousands of concurrent users playing online.

I'm happy to meet people to discuss PHP & Scaling systems. My standard fees are £400/day.
Bragging rights
10,000 concurrent players at Binweevils, and 20 million hits per day
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