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Law tells us that CPU's get a LOT faster over time. Unfortunately
for the database professional, all of the secondary elements of our
databases DO NOT get a lot faster over time. Overall, the main methods
of storing data since the 1960's, magnetic tape and hard disks, have
improved only in the single percentiles year ...
Notice the bluetooth ear piece fashion faux pas? Yes, she's truly a geek. I'm happy to report that Barbie is now a cognizeti, a digerati, ... yes even an IT Professional! This year's new Barbie is Computer Engineer Barbie.
Several months back, I encouraged all my friends and followers on Twitter to vote for the IT job
for Barbie in Mattel's ...
David Straithairn as the great Edward R. Murrow in the 2005 film ''Good Night and Good Luck''Journalists are important. In my opinion, they're very important.
The best journalists, like Old Testament prophets, speak truth to power
and reveal the ugly dirt behind the pretty and public veneer of
society. Their very presence foils ...
Before I jump onto the Goals and Themeword meme started by my buddy, Thomas LaRock (blog | twitter),
I decided I'd spend a few minutes looking back on both the year 2009.
(From a personal standpoint, the 00's were my most difficult decade
yet. Major problems of every stripe beset me on all sides and with
alarming frequency throughout ...
I was honored to be recently interviewed by the crew at Consortio
Services. You can find my portion of this particular webcast at http://www.cstechcast.com/podcasts/cs-techcast/episode99/ beginning at 17:24. In
the interview, I discuss a number of thoughts and opinions about the
future of cloud computing, where our profession is ...
In the Sequels for SQL series, I point you to sites where you can go
beyond the nose-to-the-grindstone resources that we see every day as
SQL Server professionals. (My favorite resource for pan-SQL Server
pointers is Steve Jone's Database Weekly email newsletter.) These are
the story that comes after and outside (the sequels) of ...
Just as an FYI, I've added one new slide deck and webcast to http://KevinEKline.com/Slides/, as well as quite a few upcoming user group events where I'm speaking in http://KevinEKline/Upcoming-Events/.
I'm starting a new series called Sequels for SQL Server. In
this series, I point you to seven sites where you can go beyond ...
I was happy to hear that the magazine Database Trends and Applications had recently relaunched their website. While I'd been a columnist
there for a quite a while, I'd never been able to easily find my own
articles nor check to see if they'd generated any interest. DBTA has
changed all of that with their relaunch. I was also ...
my favorite news and analysis magazine, published an outstanding
briefing and analysis on the coming wars of ascendancy between the
major vendors of cloud computing technology and services. When a
technological shift bubbles up into the mainstream news media, the
technology has gone through a significant, society-altering ...
Windbelts - The Next Cool Energy TechnologyStart here to see this revolutionary new technology! I'm not kidding - this is a huge game changer!
you like it or not, our energy landscape is changing. Our children's
energy needs will incorporate all the energy resources we're currently
used to - electricity generated by coal, ...