Tag Archives: misc

Informing the Internal IT Team

Somehow across the course of my career, I’ve morphed from a strictly technical guy to a publisher and teacher that also gets to do some technical work. I never expected this, though perhaps I should have. Despite my disdain for … Continue reading

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Technology Guilt

This editorial was originally published on June 15, 2013. It is being re-run for the New Year holiday. I was reading a piece recently about the problems many new college graduates will face as they enter the workforce. There are less … Continue reading

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What Will 2017 Bring?

What do you think will happen in the database world in 2017? That’s a question I want to ask you today, the last work day of 2016. When most of us come back to work next week, a new year … Continue reading

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A Fun Distraction

As we approach the Christmas holiday, this is a time when work usually slows down and many of us spend some time trying to relax and recharge away from the challenges and responsibilities we face in technology. Unless you work … Continue reading

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A Good Deed After Game Night

When we set up Game Night, we decided to sell tickets to reduce our risk. However, we didn’t have a good way to easily match up the ticket price with the costs of drinks. As a result, we ended up … Continue reading

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Your Technology Budget

After I wrote about a home lab recently, someone was curious about the amount of money that others invest in their technology lab, habit, or hobby. I thought that was fairly interesting, so I decided to ask others to get … Continue reading

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Archaic Commands

I was watching the San Diego Technology Immersion Group meeting in September, and found myself transported back into the past. This month was the first meeting of the Linux chapter, spending a few months working through The Linux Command Line. … Continue reading

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Capture the Flag

I’ve read a lot of science fiction in my life. Quite a few books talk about cyberspace and the interactions of humans and software. In Snowcrash there are AI systems defending systems. The Unincorporated Man series has AI systems that … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond

This isn’t data related, but a story caught my eye recently, and I suspect quite a few of you will enjoy reading it. One of the tasks I had to do in university was try and rewrite the landing software … Continue reading

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A New Look

I was browsing around the Internet recently, collecting links for Database Weekly when I came to Michael J Swart’s blog. I love Michael’s writing and drawing. On a whim, I asked if he’d do an avatar. He agreed, and sent … Continue reading

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