There has been a lot of talk as to whether MySQL is still an important business for Oracle, and if they plan to give…

There has been a lot of talk as to whether MySQL is still an important business for Oracle, and if they plan to give…

There has been a lot of talk as to whether MySQL is still an important business for Oracle, and if they plan to give it the focus it deserves.

It seems that at the C-level of Oracle, their annual flagship conference and users of their longstanding commercial products aren’t worthy of attention.

It’s good to have hobbies and diversions. But customers should always come first. If you’re not passionate about competitive sailing, you might want to look at #MariaDB.

http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/09/24/us-sailing-americacup-ellison-idINBRE98N19Y20130924

That shape emerging from the fog may be a brigantine filled with salty buccaneers with a taste for blood, iron and…

That shape emerging from the fog may be a brigantine filled with salty buccaneers with a taste for blood, iron and…

That shape emerging from the fog may be a brigantine filled with salty buccaneers with a taste for blood, iron and gold. Then again, it may be something far, far worse.

Happy #talklikeapirateday2013  me hearty buckos. Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah-nagl ftaghn, arr!

From the neighborhood association:

From the neighborhood association:

From the neighborhood association:

“Last night at approx. 11:40 p.m. my son, redacted, observed a black bear in our garbage cans on the northwest side of our home.  He startled the bear from our front porch; the bear scaled the concrete block wall into redacted‘s yard at redacted with a bag of garbage in its mouth.  Today I’m picking up garbage cans and garbage.  Please let neighborhood folks know to illuminate and check outside for bears especially at night.”

Glad I own a rifle.

Twelve years ago today a few misguided, self-righteous and violent individuals set out to injure what they saw as a…

Twelve years ago today a few misguided, self-righteous and violent individuals set out to injure what they saw as a…

Twelve years ago today a few misguided, self-righteous and violent individuals set out to injure what they saw as a dangerous free society capable of inspiring real change across the world by serving as a beacon of hope and liberty.

If their goal was to frighten that society into abandoning the core values of freedom, tolerance and justice that can serve as such a beacon, they succeeded.

My fellow Americans, it is time to accept that our great society frightens tyrants to the core. These tyrants, be they political, religious or social in their tyranny, must not cause us to turn our backs on the founding principles that made this country great, and are the source of their fear.

The message we chose to send was, “We’ll stop you next time.” The message should have been, “We will never change. And change is coming for you. It will be your own people that deliver it, inspired by our unwavering belief in free societies.”

The world is a scary and unpredictable place. Bad things happen to good people. Life is unfair. We all learned this in childhood, and now we have learned that the only thing worse than these facts is what happens when we attempt to mitigate them.

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

Never forget. Both what was done to us, and what we have done to ourselves and each other.

Need proof that Android is coded by alpha-geeks? The word “vikings” auto-corrects to “vi kings.”

Need proof that Android is coded by alpha-geeks? The word “vikings” auto-corrects to “vi kings.”

Need proof that Android is coded by alpha-geeks? The word “vikings” auto-corrects to “vi kings.”

A year after Vanity Fair ran the “Microsoft’s Lost Decade” piece it looks like shareholders and stakeholders are…

A year after Vanity Fair ran the “Microsoft’s Lost Decade” piece it looks like shareholders and stakeholders are…

A year after Vanity Fair ran the “Microsoft’s Lost Decade” piece it looks like shareholders and stakeholders are getting the message.

http://www.vanityfair.com/business/2012/08/microsoft-lost-mojo-steve-ballmer

Now the question is, does anyone with real vision, real drive and a real sense of the post-PC playing field even want a job as MS-CEO? This isn’t herding cats, it’s a job requiring you change the gravitational constant of an entire massive organization.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23815563