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    imromo24 is offline
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    New Internet Sirius XM Player

    Ok, time to revive some discussion over why we don't have a good Internet player.

    This is really stupid that they have not merged the websites and players yet. I guess its a cost saving measure in someway but so is running two websites...

    Why hasn't the company struck a deal for Starplayr to re-release the online player.....with lyrics and album cover info.

    I suppose this is what that new job posting is for..

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    The player is looking pretty dated...

    In addition to lyrics and album art, I think it would be amazing if they had a "Pandoraish" voting system. If you like the song, you vote it up. Sirius can use this as instant feedback to see what types of songs are liked. I can only stand so much Nickelback ...........

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    I have always been a fan of the voting idea. If they cant reproduce a Pandora like environment (I dont think they will in the near future) then they should allow users to rate songs and request songs right from the player...its a no brainer. Currently they have separate forms and emails to request songs online... why not put a mini form right inside the player so I can give request in real time and in one place. They would improve their programming and increase customer satisfaction with little to no work at all.

    I wish someone at Sirius XM would read this... I have a killer idea for the interface and backend to automate the system... and I'm not just another fan with a far out idea... I can actually create it ;-)
    Charles LaRocca
    SiriusBuzz Founder

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    Charles, if you are Sirius about being able to do some development work, why aren't you contacting them? They have a bunch of positions available it would seem.

    Quote Originally Posted by SiriusBuzz View Post
    I have always been a fan of the voting idea. If they cant reproduce a Pandora like environment (I dont think they will in the near future) then they should allow users to rate songs and request songs right from the player...its a no brainer. Currently they have separate forms and emails to request songs online... why not put a mini form right inside the player so I can give request in real time and in one place. They would improve their programming and increase customer satisfaction with little to no work at all.

    I wish someone at Sirius XM would read this... I have a killer idea for the interface and backend to automate the system... and I'm not just another fan with a far out idea... I can actually create it ;-)

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    SiriusBuzz is online now
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    1. I have a great job.
    2. They have never posted a job looking for my skills (as far as I know)
    Charles LaRocca
    SiriusBuzz Founder

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    Does anybody here have the Yahoo Widget for Sirius? I do, and it's great. Great looking, no clicking to say your still listening, it loads when I start up my computer...etc. Just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiriusBuzz View Post
    1. I have a great job.
    2. They have never posted a job looking for my skills (as far as I know)
    i see. I've just seen you post a few times that you could build something really cool. A lot of places will hire freelancers. just sayin.

    I have no idea what your current skill are, but here is a Current Job Listing. Actually, I recall them having 3 positions open, now only 1.


    Position Description:

    The Senior Application Java Developer will be responsible for the design, development, and support of Streaming Media Services projects. She/he will report directly to the Manager, Streaming Media Delivery and Services. This position includes as major areas of responsibility development, maintenance, and support of the Electronic Program Guide and Program-Assisted Data services.

    Primary duties and responsibilities:

    Proven technical abilities on streaming media delivery projects
    Extensive knowledge of front-end and back-end web development technologies and concepts
    Strong design and implementation skills pertaining to web applications, database design and rich media applications
    Robust understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts and design
    Knowledge of database modeling, querying, stored procedures and administration for leading database servers
    Knowledge of industry-standard application architectures, design patterns and technology standards and best practices
    Experience in designing and developing highly scalable and maintainable rich internet applications
    Ability to learn and stay up to date on new technologies and trends
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Able to communicate clearly and effectively with producers, developers and creative team members
    Ability to work under tight deadlines and reliably deliver work of the highest standards on time
    Must be proactive and well organized in order to juggle the needs of multiple clients


    Additional duties and responsibilities:

    Follow SLDC methodology including requirements gathering, solution architecture, coding and testing
    Work directly with Interactive, development, production and creative teams throughout all phases of project lifecycles
    Design and develop front-end and back-end functionality using web technologies including Java, JSP, Servlets, J2EE, JavaScript, XML
    Work closely with the Tech Lead and Senior Systems Architect to ensure that strategic objectives are met with the proposed architectural solutions for business needs.
    Review code and high-level designs by other team members to ensure that all applications meet strategic objectives, coding standards, and departmental guidelines.
    Prepare and present LOE estimates to management and team tech lead
    Work closely with team members and QA analysts to develop quality assurance documentation and test plans
    Follow coding standards and guidelines
    Consistently use source control systems to ensure quality while supporting simultaneous development projects.
    Identify, create and maintain development frameworks and code libraries
    Proactively identify application inefficiencies, and propose solutions
    Utilize server caching mechanisms and Akamai services for 100% availability
    Handle 3rd tier support, where business consultation and development maybe required

    EPG and PAD focus:

    Provide ongoing support and maintenance of existing channel and schedule data services.
    Document data sources, data flow, and consumers of EPG and PAD data. Provide and maintain documentation to producers and consumers of such data which clearly defines the input and output and capabilities of the systems.
    Identify opportunities for improvement, with particular attention to scalability and data quality.

    Streaming Media Services Support:

    Review requirements documentation to provide scope and level of effort estimates for project requests from Interactive and IT management.
    Perform detailed design, development, and testing of changes to the Streaming Media Services applications.
    Prepare deployment plans, and provide code and configuration deployment.
     Assist QA analysts with understanding application requirements to ensure that proper quality assurance documentation and test plans are created.

    Requirements:
    (list required knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as physical requirements, shift work/on-call hours, travel and working conditions)

    Proven technical abilities on streaming media delivery projects
    Extensive knowledge of front-end and back-end web development technologies and concepts
    Strong design and implementation skills pertaining to web applications, database design and rich media applications
    Robust understanding of Object Oriented Programming concepts and design
    Knowledge of database modeling, querying, stored procedures and administration for leading database servers
    Knowledge of industry-standard application architectures, design patterns and technology standards and best practices
    Experience in designing and developing highly scalable and maintainable rich internet applications
    Ability to learn and stay up to date on new technologies and trends
    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    Able to communicate clearly and effectively with producers, developers and creative team members
    Ability to work under tight deadlines and reliably deliver work of the highest standards on time
    Must be proactive and well organized in order to juggle the needs of multiple clients

    Technical Skills:

    8+ years experience as a developer with expert fluency in the following technologies and concepts:

    Java technologies
    Servlets & JSP
    Web application frameworks such as Spring and Struts
    J2EE
    SQL
    Oracle and SQL Server
    Weblogic 8 and above
    Apache Web servers
    Perl or other scripting language
    XML
    (X)HTML / CSS
    AJAX
    JavaScript
    Akamai Live Streaming, CDN, and EdgeComputing platforms

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    Angry My letter to sirius... concerning the awful internet player, & Cust. Service

    November 15, 2009 http://www.sirius.com/customercare

    The Sirius Widget has been a GR8 working player for quite awhile, I hope it gets Fixed, and Quick! But lets face facts, the real problem here is sirius' inability to supply their customers with a proper Streaming content Player! and wtf NO Howard on the iphone app? its BOGUS! It's time for us loyal customers to start to complain... siriusly -) and if they dont fix it... winamp has a nice built in shoutcast player... Search: "Howard" in the morning and see what you get =)

    This is the email i sent to customer I syggest we all become pro-active! I'm tired of sirius crappy media player with its crappy alarm! Heres the email I sent (what do you think?) :

    [copied from complaint form]

    Why?.. Still; after however many years have you guys at sirius not figured out that NOBODY wants the streaming media player to Check and see if we're still listening!!!! what the heck guys? up until very very recently there has always been some sort of third party solution, but due to your recent site renovations (i suspect) There is not a single working player to stream Sirius except your half-assed solution! You should be catering to the customers you have Now more then ever! Especially considering 90% will have no reason to stick around if Howard doesn't re-sign in a year! Sirius Should be going out of their way to make the satellite radio experience second to none!
    Also, This whole business with XM and Sirius still being SEPARATE ??!! what is that? its been a year?! Sirius streams should run on XM players and vice verse, I should be able to call a single 1-800# to switch my account to XM from sirius if I want too (actually that shouldn't even be an option... One Company, One phone number, one name, one website, HELLO? its almost like you guys are trying to run that company into the ground!
    Your Loyal customers have been and continue to be your best form of marketing (I myself have referred at least 10 friends and family members to sign-up!) Keep screwing us customers, and punishing us with annoying useless alarms, and blocking the third party streaming applications (that seem to know how to work your service WAY Better then you!) keep screwing us over and watch what happens in 2010... no more customers.

    Please show us all a sign of solidarity starting by removing the "are you still listening" alarm! Please! this would be a hell of a good start towards showing us you care =) Less

    Join me in finally reprimanding sirius for their shotty customer service. Write a complaint titled attn: Mel Karmazin =)

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    Good morning bumping thread

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