Archive for February 2012

Job Applications in the Social Era – 5 Tips for Applicants

This post originally appeared on 1&1 Blog, written by Alexander Thieme

Hardly can we imagine our life without the social networks today. Facebook has more than 800 million users – many smaller specialized networks, or networks that are successful only in certain regions of the world, also gain popularity. Many people spend a lot of time on Facebook and Co, not only the leisure time, but as part of their jobs (like we do, the 1&1 Social Media Team). Even personnel officers or heads of department look nowadays at how candidates present themselves in the social networks. In this article we want to help you with some tips on how to make the best possible start to your application in times of

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Category: Technology & Development
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LinuxCon Europe – Day 2 (Part 1 of 4)

The second day at LinuxCon 2011 started with a heavy Continental Breakfast. Heavy as in “not for the faint of heart”, or “if you thought your cholesterol was fine, think again” or as to emphasize/enforce that “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. Everyone sure needed their strenghts back after the “marathon” from Day 1, so packed with eggs, sausages and a slight indigestion, Day 2 at LinuxCon 2011 began.

20 Years of Linux – A Somewhat Different Retrospective

We all see Linux in its current state of development probably without realizing that it took 20 years to mature and get to this level. One person hasn’t forgotten this, as he was one of the early adopters of Linux. His name is Dirk Hohndel, and he is currently working as Chief Linux

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1&1 Band: Are You Ready?

It all started with a small group of people meeting every week in the Qooxdoo conference room to have fun after work as a musical exercise. A couple of weeks later, someone (but I can’t recall who the person was, as the idea was already floating in the air) voiced the suggestion of singing at the Winterfest! And so it began: we had three full weeks of brainstorming on the songs we were going to sing, we had rehearsals, getting to know better the colleagues while we were trying to solve the availability constraints. During all this time we were getting more and more impatient

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Category: Inside 1&1
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