If you have to look it up more than once, blog it.

The corollary of "if you have to do it more than once, automate it" is "if you have to look it up more than once, blog it." So I’m blogging the Data Dude links (so I don’t have to look ’em up again later). Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals Add-on for Visual…

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Data mining from casinos to counterterrorism…

I guess DHS has figured out that bad guys are bad guys and existing expertise and technology probably will translate from fraud prevention to terrorism prevention. Casinos have tried to use facial-recognition software to identify known cheats in real time, but with little success. Casino lighting is often dim, and a player who wants to…

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Don’t hate the game…

Don’t hate the game, hate the…? I won’t finish that famous line, because it would be bad advice to Hollywood. Heh. "The audience on this game is the 18-to-34 demographic, similar to what you’d see in cinemas," quotes an Advertising Age article of Mike Hickey, an analyst at research firm Janco Partners. ”This could last…

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Thanks for being a great audience!

The folks from the UH computer science department and other guests were a great audience yesterday. About 80 people show up to hear me babble about big data. There were some great questions from the audience, which taught me that my next deck will have to be a deeper technical dive. Heh. Because so many…

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Tech Talk. Today. University of Houston.

I’ve been remiss in posting this until now. Sorry for the late, late notice. This elasticity of spacetime thing is really tripping me up lately! "Big Data: Tidbits and Petabytes from the Front Lines" a chalk talk with UH alum Dave Reed, Microsoft Certified Architect:Database Microsoft SQL Server database architecture and data modeling in the…

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The Troubleshooting List?

I guess having “a list” is better than not having a list. Too few shops at risk have anything like policies, procedures or even checklists… but my experience doesn’t necessarily track the order that Andy put his list in. Don’t get me started on the operational maturity model and how low the industry bar really is today!…

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