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  • 2009: The Year in List Form

    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 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 5, 2010
  • Interview Now Appearing on

    I was honored to be recently interviewed by the crew at Consortio Services.  You can find my portion of this particular webcast at 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 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 2, 2010
  • Sequels for SQL Server: The Week of November 27, 2009

    Just as an FYI, I've added one new slide deck and webcast to, 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 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 25, 2009
  • Anniversary at Database Trends & Applications Magazine

    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 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 18, 2009
  • Clash of the Clouds

    The Economist, 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 ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on November 15, 2009
  • [OT] Windbelts - The Next Cool Energy Technology

    Windbelts - The Next Cool Energy TechnologyStart here to see this revolutionary new technology!  I'm not kidding - this is a huge game changer! Whether 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, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 6, 2009
  • Blogging - Quantity versus Quality

    Although I blog at least once a week on average, I've always been the sort of blogger who spends a lot of time thinking about my blog posts.  In effect, I've treated them like small magazine articles in which I write up the blog post, reread it, tech edit it, noodle on it some more, and finally post it.  But that takes a long time.  ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on July 21, 2008
  • The Publishing Industry Takes Another Hit

    There's a lot of talk at the moment that Amazon is forcing self-publishers to use its own publishing centers in order to stay listed with the powerhouse Internet sales site.  For example, this blog post Has Amazon Gone Mad by Rick Jelliffe rather aptly describes the situation.  The Writer's Weekly first broke the story here, but it's now ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 11, 2008
  • Continuing Industry Consolidation and Other Trends.

    I'm not sure whether I should be suprised, disturbed, or complacent.  But this morning, I was greeted by a couple major acquisitions in our overall market segment of Database and Application systems. First off, Oracle has made another major acquisition, this time of BEA Systems.  BEA is a major provider of JAVA-based middleware ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on January 16, 2008
  • PASS Seminar on Virtualization Sponsored By Quest

    For those of you who attended our fun and informative PASS session last year on ''Surviving the Data Avalanche'' and VLDBs, you might be interested in attending this year's panel discussion on Virtualization.  Here are the details:   Virtualization and SQL Server in the Enterprise - An Expert Panel Discussion PASS 2007, Denver, ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 30, 2007
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