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what is craigslist going to lose next.. jobs? for sale?

Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day. To the millions of spouses, partners, … Continue reading

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only two types of people (backups)

There are two kinds of people, those who back up their data and those who have never had a hard drive fail

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Apache Kylin OLAP adds SQL Server support

this is interesting. Apache’s OLAP engine adds support for Microsoft SQL Server http://www.i-programmer.info/news/197-data-mining/11628-kylin-adds-sql-server-support.html

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Log Data, also known as the ‘Factless Fact Table’

I love log data. I did a lot of log analysis early in my career. I see a lot of value added context when you combine parsing log data and allow for rollups and drilldowns. Obviously, not every database schema … Continue reading

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Database Guy… or Full-Stack? Sort-of In Between…

I love Data. I also love XML, Screen Scraping and Browser Automation. I see websites as data ready for analysis. Many people put all the logic in the web tier. I disagree. Why would you NOT want to combine your … Continue reading

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Available for Relocation?

Am I available for relocation? Yes. Definitely so. But I require cash up front for the travels, transportation and short term housing. I won’t discuss the details until we can talk about the complete offer. It just doesn’t make sense … Continue reading

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How to close a deal with me…

I like to move directly to client discussions. I have had 50,000 phone calls with recruiters in 20 years.. Let’s move forward. We can settle the details later. I just think that a journey of a thousand miles starts with … Continue reading

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Thank You!

THANK YOU for your interest in working with me. I have a lot of experience, from ETL to Business Intelligence, DBA to DB Development. I am very well rounded and love Linux, Big Data, Deployment and Automation. I have done … Continue reading

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Oracle’s Database Future Could Be Dimming

On Jan. 2, technology news outlet The Information published a report suggesting that hyperscale cloud vendors Amazon (AMZN) and Salesforce (CRM) are aggressively moving down the path of migrating operations off Oracle’s (ORCL) database technology and onto open-source and/or internally … Continue reading

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Hotmail was bought by Microsoft 20 years ago

I loved Hotmail when it first came out. I really loved working with a web based email client.. when I was in college, we had to use Eudora and Pegasus Email applications… can we even call them applications?  I’m talking … Continue reading

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