connected world


The phrase connected world sounds somewhat trite. But is been interesting to try to apply for some jobs and contracts using only a phone. The way in which several connected services hooked up was interesting. Lets try to convey what we just saw – when applying for a job interview using “post-web” tools.

The best way to start out is to see how dropbox worked itself into the connected mix. (Dropbox is a file service). How did they connect up their service is connected to other online services to which I “connected” their file store API (using oauth2 handshakes, technically). To be honest, most of the connections shown, below, were 1 day experiments that I don’t even recall configuring. But you can see a couple of the most recent connections – 1) monster.com (the job/contract hunting site, and 2) office.com (where your live.com account lets you edit word file that are persisted to either microsoft onedrive or… dropbox file stores).

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So we used google to search for a job and location related listing. We had logged into google (but not to chrome, googles browser)

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This led us to monster.com (on a phone, remember)- which allowed a facebook SSO login.

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Since I rarely use facebook – or so I though. I updated the facebook profile that it will share with those posting the monster.com job listings. And I noted how this very blog is connected to my facebook wall. Apparently, posting an article to this blog site has been posting a summary to facebook, since wordpress.com and facebook.com were set up by an oauth handshake to be connected service partners.

On using monster, of course they wanted me to upload a resume (and a cover letter). Which is were they noted that I might upload to monster from dropbox…

I may have an old resume document somewhere; and can use it as a basis for making a new resume suitable for part time jobs and contracting opportunities. If I do, its stored in my live.com skydrive account. So I went to office.com to use the online word tool, which of course was connected by live.com logon to my document store AND to dropbox (once I set it up). SO I realized that I can edit in word (online, and store in dropbox, then return to monster and let monster pull the file drop the common service storing the file (dropbox).

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Computer Programmer who often does network administration with focus on security servers. Very strong in Microsoft Azure cloud!
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