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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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Long Term Pebble Classic Review

I got a Pebble Classic watch for Christmas a few years ago, in Dec 2014 to be clear. That’s (as of now) about 18 months of use. I haven’t used it every day, but I’ve used it often, and here … Continue reading

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What’s Your Area of Expertise?

I ran across a great quote that made me laugh, but also struck me as being quite true. The quote is from Scott Curie’s post on the PASS Summit Speaker’s Contract and goes like this: “You would laugh at a … Continue reading

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The Coffee Routine

My daughter had a birthday recently, and one of the things she asked for as a present was a French Press. She loves coffee and is willing to wake up 15 minutes early each day to grind beans and make … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side–Morning at the Redgate Office

I was chatting recently with someone about the coffee machines at Redgate Software. We have 4 of them, all located in the downstairs lobby, which provide a way for people to take a break from their desk or between meetings, … Continue reading

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High DPI Test

On my new machine, running at a high DPI, I have some DPI issues. One is that I can’t seem to change the font for Open Live Writer. I see this: Which isn’t what I want. This is a test … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Algorithms

I ran across an interesting piece in Wired recently that talks about algorithms and the power they hold in the modern world. I don’t think it’s a great piece, and it starts to mix code, data, algorithms and other aspects of modern software in … Continue reading

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A Bit of History

This is a bit off topic, away from the world of databases, but it certainly does touch on the power of computers. I had a great 2015 holiday season, taking not one, but two vacations. Our family had their annual … Continue reading

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