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    It's good to be the DBA!

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    It's good to be a data dude. At least if you're starting a new career as a DBA. DBAs top the list of starting salaries in the eWeek survey. Top IT Starting Salaries (eWeek) Now if we can just work on the pay scale for more senior data architects... Heh...
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    The Reluctant Customer

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    Although the headline is VERY misleading, speaking strictly as a shareholder, this is NOT the kind of reason that I want people to adopt Windows... Court orders movie pirate to switch to Windows (ars technica) He wasn't "ordered" to switch. He could not...
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    A 'wulf of my own?

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    I wonder how long it'll be before we can run Compute Cluster on hardware this cheap? Microwulf: A Personal, Portable Beowulf Cluster Sounds like another mission to add to my list of weekend projects...
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    Consulting: It's a lot like running your own business...

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    Every once in a while* somebody will ask what it's like to be a consultant @ Microsoft. The successful choose their own gigs carefully, which is easy in the up economy that we have now where demand exceeds supply. Let's pray that continues for a lot longer...
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    Medical economics in geek humor?

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    A little (inexpensive) copper mesh would go a long way toward protecting our health care equipment (and our less critical computers, too). Maybe the Irony Isn't Clear (UserFriendly) Assuming his coffin has giant magnets in it, if we wrapped Faraday's...
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    Yet Another Disingenuous Headline? RDBMSes Obsolete?

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    Let me see if I can translate this headline into English: Relational database pioneer says technology is obsolete (Computer World) "My new company couldn't compete in the relational world anymore, so I've invented a shiny new world so that I can claim...
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    Data Mining the Dark Web?

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    Did Dark Web have anything to do with the Neo-Nazi bust in Israel this week? You'd think that it would be a natural outgrowth of their existing work, since terrorist is a pretty generalized term... Scientists Use the "Dark Web" to Snag Extremists and...
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    Did we really need instructions for this?

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    It's amazing what you'll find while you're looking for something else... Which is how I came across this article in MSDN on (I'm not making this up) "how to update SQL Server Books Online." *blink, blink* It must be Thursday. I've never gotten the hang...
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    Do we need a new term? Metametadata?

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    Malcolm's got a good perspective that doesn't get discussed often enough by practitioners of the black arts (data modeling, database design, database architecture, whatever -- datamancy? dataturgy? gross!). Why Data Models Do Not Work: The Role of Reference...
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    Dreamstar: A Cosmologist's Nightmare?

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    What happens when you commingle an organic chemist with his own laboratory concoctions and stir them together with copies of a "Brief History of Time" and "So Long and Thanks for All the Fish"? A powerful hallucinogen, apparently. Heh. Perhaps it's my...
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    Little installation gotcha with PAS 6.3

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    Note to self: when installing ProClarity Analytics Server 6.3, if the installer fails to be able to create the /PAS/ virtual directory (or whatever you want to name it), it's likely that you'll have to make some changes. Foex, if you get this error in...
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