If you apply for a job at Touch Support, you're very likely to get the first response from Malinda, so here's a chance to get to know her a bit.
WHAT KEEPS YOU COMING BACK TO WORK EVERYDAY? WHAT ABOUT TOUCH SUPPORT MAKES IT SO THAT YOU DON'T GO SOMEWHERE ELSE?
Everyone here is incredibly supportive, and everyone has their own unique after-work pursuits; they rebuild servers, create text-based video games, run marathons, travel outside of the country, create their own (enjoyable) craft beers and engage in activities they call "sports".
No one here hesitates to pose questions directly to management in our meetings - or shoot a NERF gun directly at the CEO! We have a lot of fun here ... but we also learn a lot, especially from each other, and that is something I appreciate most of all.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE BEST ABOUT THE CULTURE HERE?
I love education -- both teaching and learning. Helping clients improve their overall business by simply sharing our company's collective knowledge is something that I am able to do daily, well at least Monday through Friday.
No one here is afraid to venture out into the "mysterious beyond" because we all know that if one of us were to accidentally walk into an avalanche, someone would be there to pull us back out.
One of the most common questions asked of our support team is “Is the ______ module for PHP available on my server?”.
Popular applications such as WordPress, Magento and SugarCRM require various PHP modules, such as php-mysql, php-xml, php-gd and php-mcrypt.
In general, the command to check the list of available PHP modules is php –m. The command will give you an output like:
[/touchsupport]$:> php -m
If you’re looking to really impress your peers, you can search for a particular module in the list using the grep command:
[/touchsupport]$:> php -m | grep -i simplexml
Either way, if the PHP module is listed in the command output then you’re all set. If it’s missing from the list, PHP should be recompiled to include support for the requested module.