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  • Blog Post: Consider your [data] sources...

    I’m always amused by reasonable seeming statements (including my own) that are then followed by prodigious leaps of non sequitur. Consider the following from Bob Tekiela: One way to find out what skills will be in highest demand this year is to look at job posts. I decided to analyze recent Craigslist...
  • Blog Post: Amen, brother. Preach it, SQL-type dude!

    My pal, Steve, over @ SQL Server Central has been riffing on the DBA-train-thyself mantra again. Bizactly!! Too many people seem to believe that everything about their career should be paid for by their current employer... despite the fact that they usually went to school on their own nickel in the first...
  • Blog Post: It’s nice to be wanted!

    Personally, I’ve always believed that “It’s the data, stupid!” when it comes to enterprise application development. I’m gratified to see that enterprises are figuring this out! It’s unfortunate that salaries seem to be slumping in all but three IT areas, but I’m glad to be part of one that’s not! That...
  • Blog Post: Can your IT guy do this? Can you?

    Ah, this brings back memories. The 30 skills every IT person should have (infoworld.com) It's probably funnier to me since over the course of history, I've been: The nerd guy The pizza guy The delivery guy The police guy The computer guy The network guy The security guy The consulting guy And the list...
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