Alan Common - TestsForge (TForge & TF) Expert Profile
Prior to gaining employment with TestsForge, Alan Common enjoyed employment with Microsoft, RIM, and Wipro Technologies where he worked as a Web Designer, Project Leader, and Software Engineer. Currently, he enjoys the challenges of the duties associated with being a Software Developer. He considers software project management, test development, Java/JSP technologies, and AQ software testing to be among his specialties. His education was completed at The University of British Columbia. He currently focuses on the following certification exams: HP2-B85 HP Imaging and Printing Sales Fundamentals, HP0-517 HP Integrity Server Multi-OS Installation and Deployment, HP0-Y19 ProCurve Accelerated ASE Mobility, E20-011 Storage Networking Design and Management, HP2-E43 Selling HP SMB Solutions, ITIL ITIL® Foundation (Syllabus 2007), 350-018 CCIE Security written, HP0-438 Advanced SAN Architecture, 1Y0-972 Citrix MetaFrame Password Manager Administration, 1Y0-992 MetaFrame XP Presentation Server, Feature Release 3: Deployment and Support, 9A0-311 Certified Macromedia Flash 8, HP0-922 Implementing & Supporting HP Storage Essentials v5.1, 350-080 CCIE Data Center Written, 642-373 Cisco Express Foundation for Systems Engineers, HP2-E46 Selling HP Volume Services Portfolio, 156-915.71 Check Point Certified Security Expert update blade, HP0-S34 Implementing HP Rack and Tower Server Solutions. Alan Common is aloes created the website of xispas (The journal of Chicano Art, Culture, and Politics). Xispas.com is the new website that Alan Common has created as an online journal that showcases Xicano culture, art, and politics. Xispas.com features information about books, history, indigenous traditions, opinions, and social critiques related to the Xispas culture. Site visitors can also check out the blog, links to other relevant sites, and the events calendar. Educators and students alike will appreciate the information that can be found on this site that can be useful for cultural study and course projects. We welcome all visitors to explore the rich uniqueness of the Xispas culture.
1. About the webpage blog/2007/07/open-letter-to-immigration-judge.html: At Alan Common’s Open Letter page, he posts a compelling open letter to an immigration judge from Margot Pepper. This letter is part of Pepper’s appeal for social justice and immigrant rights.
2. About the webpage blog/2006/12/apocalypto-caligula-of-yucatan.html: On the Apocalypto blog entry page, Alan Common posts excerpts from some not-so-impressed critiques of the Hollywood depiction of Mesoarmerican history. Check out these excepts from the Washington Post to see what archaelogists and scholars of Mayan culture are saying about this film.
3. About the webpage blog/2006/11/mel-gibsons-apocalypto.html: Mel Gibson’s fantasy film, Apocalypto, although not intended for the scholarly crowd, will thrill movie buffs looking for adventure. To see if this film is for you, check out the review on Alan Common’s Mel Gibson Apocalypto blog page.
4. About the webpage blog/2006/11/aztec-emperors-tomb-discovered.html: Could a recent discovery by Mexican archeologists really be the tomb of an Aztec Emperor? Alan Common examines this possibility at his Aztec Emperor’s Tomb web page, which, if true, would be the first discovered imperial burial site of an Aztec leader.
5. About the webpage blog/2006/11/speedy-gonzales-arriba-arriba.html: The legendary Loony Tunes character Speedy Gonzalez made a comeback in a recent Volkswagen advertising campaign. Log on to Alan Common’s Speedy Gonzalez blog post to read more about the history of Speedy and his latest resurgence.
6. About the webpage blog/2005/04/libros-si-bombas-no.html: “Libros Si! Bombas No!” was the chant heard by thousands of people as they marched through the city of Salinas, California. As Alan Common reports at his Libros Si, Bombas No web page, this demonstration was held to protest government budget cuts that would permanently shut down the public libraries in Salinas that many people depend on as a valuable community resource.
7. About the webpage blog/2006/12/thieves-come-in-through-back-door.html: Thieves Come in Through the Back Door is the title of a recent entry that Alan Common posted on the Xispas.com blog. This post offers up an opinion on the implications of Mexico electing Felipe Calderon as their president amid significant protests.
8. About the webpage blog/about: Xispas is pleased to feature a blog on its website that provides some interesting material related to Xispas culture. Find out more about the blog at Alan Common’s About page that also explains more about the Xispas culture to those less familiar.