Thought Tree | 2005-05-01

Gates Speech on American Education

I’ve long been a fan of Thomas Friedman‘s work. He’s a columnist for the NY Times, and recently published a book called The World Is Flat, in which he argues, […]

Thought Tree | 2005-04-26

Sign From the Gods?

You know, some things happen so rarely that when they do occur, you feel kind of special if you’re privileged enough to be a spectator while they do. The weather […]

Thought Tree | 2005-04-26

Experience Writing a Technical Book

I thought I’d put down in words a number of thoughts which have hit me since Mike and I endeavoured to finish our MySQL book. Perhaps other authors might comment […]

Thought Tree | 2005-04-26

Long Overdue Entry

It’s been over a month since I got around to writing an entry — way too long! I’ve made a pact with myself not to do such a horrible thing […]

DB Rambles | 2005-03-15

Forrester Report on SQL Server 2005 Scalability

An article on E-Week about a Forrester report on high performance computing sparked some thoughts. The report claims that Microsoft’s planned 2005 release of SQL Server will have few, if […]

Thought Tree | 2005-03-15

Ebbers Guilty — Surpised?

Though it probably doesn’t come as any surprise, Bernard Ebbers was found guilty today of securities fraud (amongst other things). This case, highly publicized in recent months highlights most of […]

DB Rambles | 2005-03-14

MySQL Missing in IDC Study

I found it strange that MySQL was notably missing from an InformationWeek DatabasePipeline article today about growth in market share of both Oracle and Microsoft. At first, I though perhaps […]

Thought Tree | 2005-03-13

The Gap Between Design and Reality

A recent client meeting got me thinking about the sometimes severe disconnect between designers — meaning those who create visually stimulating artwork, web or otherwise — and the rest of […]

Thought Tree | 2005-03-09

Follow Up on Comment Spam

Found Spam Karma plugin, which looks like it’s using some filtering mechanisms with a centralized database. Very interesting. Will check it out more fully tonight.

Thought Tree | 2005-03-09

Clobbered With Comment and Trackback Spam

Getting real sick of comment and trackback spam; these people are just insidious. I won’t be surprised to see a headline one of these days in the newspaper about some […]