Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Data Warehouse Revised

Column-oriented databases and appliances are ushering in a new era, yielding significant price and performance wins over conventional database technologies. See the following article in the May 24, 2008 edition of Information Week:

Reinvent The Data Warehouse With Column-Store Databases And Appliances

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Friday, July 11, 2008

Quality = Customer Focus = Revenue

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for.
-- Peter Drucker

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Full speed

It's better to make a mistake with the full force of your being than to carefully avoid mistakes with a trembling spirit.
Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Dan Millman

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Moderation... the devil's own brew!

Moderation? It's mediocrity, fear, and confusion in disguise. It's the devil's reasonable deception. It's the wobbling compromise that makes no one happy. Moderation is for the bland, the apologetic, for the fence sitters of the world affraid to take a stand. It's for those affraid to laugh or cry, for those affraid to live or die. Moderation... is lukewarm tea, the devil's own brew!
Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Dan Millman

Monday, July 07, 2008

Crimeware Pays

The going rate for access to a good World of Warcraft avatar is $10 or more on Internet black markets... You can buy a [real person's] stolen identity for anywhere from $1 - $2.
IEEE Spectrum, July 2008
By Mark Anderson

Sunday, July 06, 2008


We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry.
-- Maria Montessori