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Tech Jobs Salaries in Indianapolis

I’d love to know how the Indy Star came up with these numbers

Chief technology officer
Pay range: $128,017 to $212,100.

Project manager
Pay range: $77,265 to $112,615.

Help desk support
Pay range: $79,033 to $109,838.

Database manager
Pay range: $59,843 to $83,325.

Web developer
Pay range: $57,823 to $87,113.

These numbers had to be pulled out of the air or via a very bad source. There is no way that this is an average range here in Indianapolis.

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iPhone Lawsuit and “Opening Up”

I’m a little late on this one, but not surprising, a lawsuit has been filed against Apple for the recent iPhone “iBrick” fiasco. [side note, there has been yet another iPhone “hack” released…also not surprising given the tenacity of hackers.]

And today in related news, Apple has announced that they’re opening up the iPhone and iPhone Touch to third party developers…in February 2008.  Interesting, but that’s still four months away…and who knows how long after that until applications start rolling out.

Anyway, this is getting interesting from a technology and business standpoint and I’m curious to see how everything unfolds.

iPod Nano – A Little Fire For Everyone?

I’m not sure what’s going on at Apple these days, but they’re certainly stacking up the negative press.  The most recent being that one of their iPod Nano’s has allegedly caught on fire.  While I don’t really understand why you’d buy a teeny-tiny video player in the first place (yes, I know that it plays audio as well), potentially catching me and/or my house/car/etc. on fire is not really a selling point.  But hey, maybe that’s just me.

For Apple’s sake I hope this is just a cheap shot that someone is taking at them, but if it’s not, expect to see some sort of massive recall in the near future.

(Oh, and by the way, where are these things actually made?  Could it be the current recall epicenter?  Conspiracy nuts are going crazy…)

Take My Tech

Jason Burns recently started up Take My Tech where he is giving away his spare tech related items to a random commenter (once there are 100 comments on a post…see the initial announcement).  This sounds like a pretty neat concept for a blog and along the lines of an idea I have to clear out some of my excess “stuff” (launching soon hopefully).  I’m going to keep my eye on this one and am hoping that it turns out to be a success.  (And another plus in my book…the site is running WordPress.)

MySpace Added Something Useful

I’m not sure if I’ve blogged about MySpace before (if don’t have anything nice to say…) but today I am going to do so because I finally saw a change that is actually pretty useful/helpful.

They’ve been working on adding filters to view your “friends”, which was a little helpful, but today I spotted a “New Friends” option, which appears to list your most recent additions in order. Some people may not care about that, but when you’re managing multiple accounts and each has hundreds of friends it comes in very handy. Now I don’t have to wonder if someone accepted my friend request, I can simply look to see if they’re on the list and when I spot them I can pop over to their page and drop them a note. Very useful indeed.

Now if they’d add a decent region based option as well as adding RSS feeds for the bulletins I’d be a happy camper (I’m getting used to the “our page design options suck”…but it would be nice if it were improved as well).

While I don’t have a “personal” MySpace account (check out Facebook for that), here are the handful of accounts which I manage if you want to add me: