Monthly Archives: July 2014

buy one or two Red Hat Enterprise licenses and use CentOS everywhere else.

I ran across this quote on Stack Overflow today.. I just HAD to share. “most of my customers do is have only one or two genuine RedHat systems, and run most of their computers on CentOS, which is a free … Continue reading

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App Integration vs Data Integration – Who Will Win?

I was at Starbucks the other day (surprise, surprise) with my friend Matt whose company was getting ready to invest significant time and money to integrate the ERP systems of a company that they had just acquired. I asked him … Continue reading

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Duckie.me – Rubber ducking as a service

Rubber ducking is a nickname given to the process of brainstorming.. I can’t describe how may times.. I have tried giving technical explanations to nontechnical users.. And throughout that verbal process.. I always learned things I couldn’t have imagined. The … Continue reading

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Why can't I *SEARCH* for a particular Virtual Machine across all HOSTS??

I have hundreds of virtual machines.. Literally.. Hundreds.  I was looking to kick off a project today.. and I couldn’t for the LIFE of me.. find the VM that I’m looking for.  That is just SAD. I honestly.. currently.. only … Continue reading

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Docker 1.0 – The Biggest Disruption in Tech for 2014

I think that Docker is clearly the most important piece of software to come out in the past 20 years. I look forward to using Docker for automation, deployments, continuous integration.. Docker is a fascinating tool.. Really look forward to … Continue reading

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Remembering Reed Jacobson

Yes. I remember going to  sales meeting in Bellevue in July 2001… When I was in the restroom, I said something to him about how impressed I was with Analysis Services. He ended up getting me a waiver for my … Continue reading

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France to force programming teaching starting at age 10

Looks to me like France.. Of ALL COUNTRIES.. Is forcing kids to learn how to program.  This is fascinating. I was about 10 when I started programming.  I just wish that my programming education continued through to today. I learned … Continue reading

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SQL SERVER – How to setup Database mail using FREE mail accounts

great article.. LOVE doing this.

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Not so fast, NoSQL — SQL still reigns

Glad to see MSSQL is still the most popular. I think that most projects..  SQL Server Express is the best choice.. MySql just can’t compete with the indexing options available with free MSSQL. When it comes to which database technologies … Continue reading

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