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  • Blog Post: In other words, if I get promoted that means what...?

    The way I read these alleged research results, a lottery is just as effective at picking people for promotions as what we’ve been doing for years? But is there a better way of choosing individuals for promotion? It turns out that there is, say Pluchino and co. Their model shows that two other strategies...
  • Blog Post: We are sooo doomed as a species.

    I bump into people now and then, even up here in the near orbit of Redmond, who either don’t have an email address or don’t check it regularly. Being a hyper-connected person (my man-portable gadgets radiate enough EM to keep me warm in the winter), these people always remind me that I don’t live on...
  • Blog Post: You’d think that this would already be available off-the-shelf...

    I can think of three or four realistic first-person shooters that might already fill this niche. There are probably more... Reportedly, the army has had a great need for virtual training aids and initially wanted to get videogame training materials out to units before the money was available. Though...
  • Blog Post: Contrary to the FUD, The Relational Database™ is far from dead...

    I've gotten questions over the past month or two from folks (mostly DBAs and trainers) who have attended FUD dissemination events where various "experts" have declared The Relational Database™ to be dead. Ha! I've had a good laugh at most of the points that the so-called "experts"...
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