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Automation at Work

I do worry about the future of work for large sections of people. When I read pieces like this one in the Atlantic on automation, there are two things that come to mind. First, we are mindlessly sticking with 19th century … Continue reading

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Lax Security is Harmful for Employment

Manure rolls downhill Since I live on a horse ranch with some slight hills, I can attest this to be true. At least, it’s true for horses and it’s true for short distances. Manure isn’t very friction free and often … Continue reading

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Building Better Training Opportunities

Recently I wrote a piece about some advice on quitting over training budgets, or the lack thereof. It had some interesting comments, but one stood out to me because it’s something I’ve heard and seen before. One of the readers noted that … Continue reading

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Choosing a Career

This was a short week in the US with the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a time when many people in the US have a long holiday weekend and often get together with family for some time away from work. It’s … Continue reading

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The Data Scribe

There’s an interesting piece in the New Yorker about technology in the medical field from Atul Gawande. It talks about the love hate relationship doctors have with medical systems, and ruminates a bit about whether these new systems are making medicine better … Continue reading

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Fundamentals

Volleyball season is approaching. Practice started last week for the team that I’m coaching this year, and I’m excited. I look forward to teaching and competing with a new group of athletes each year. I’ll also look forward to a … Continue reading

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The SQL Twilight Zone

Imagine you’ve just returned from holiday and your data professional world is turned upside down. There’s not a single SQL Server left at work, or maybe there’s no job to work with SQL Server. Now, what do you do? I’m … Continue reading

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Republish: Burnout

Vacation! In Hong Kong, so you get Burnout again.

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Quitting Over Training

I saw a tweet awhile back from Alex Yates that said this: “If your employer won’t provide training because they are afraid you’ll become more employable and get a job somewhere else… it’s time to quit. Immediately.” That’s a strong statement, but … Continue reading

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Horrible Bosses

Horrible Bosses is a movie that makes me laugh. I’ve seen it a few times, and I’d likely watch it again if I stumbled on it during a flight or while flipping channels. I’ve had some bad bosses, even one I’d … Continue reading

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