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The idea of using AI to generate code is scary to me. In my experience, I am rarely given the level of specs that would answer all the questions that...
April 9, 2019 at 2:18 pm
My other skill (apart from IT) is saxophone. Over the years I have noticed that if I can get my students to purposefully play a mistake it makes the mistake...
February 4, 2019 at 9:17 am
Small text emails are not really a problem in terms of space. The issue with email is when large attachments get replicated many times within a company and it does...
May 1, 2018 at 9:39 am
Many years ago (mid 90's) I was involved as both lead DBA and developer in a migration from an old ISAM database to a relational DB (Oracle at the time)....
February 5, 2018 at 10:06 am
As a musician and DBA, I would differentiate between the two activities.
As a musician, I practice so that I am able to express artistically what the composer...
November 27, 2017 at 10:19 am
I think of this as a question of balance. Personally my nature is to be more extroverted, but as I age (I am closer to 70 than 50) I find...
November 9, 2017 at 8:40 am
I always get sign-off on significant expenditures from my supervisor and use his credit card. Neither of us has access to a corporate credit card. Fortunately my boss is a...
August 29, 2017 at 8:14 am
I think it's important to distinguish between robots and AI. Where I work we have a robot that stacks boxes of milk on pallets. It has displaced 8-10 people who...
July 27, 2017 at 8:28 am
We have a saying in our IT department called "rubber ducking". Basically if someone has an idea they talk it through with someone else. Often in the process of talking...
April 21, 2017 at 2:08 pm
I have an overactive imagination, so I can easily brainstorm ideas, analyze them, and sort out...
April 21, 2017 at 8:43 am
In the environment where I work, which is food manufacturing, I agree with Steve, IT departments will not go away anytime soon. We have struggled for years with "engineers" on...
December 12, 2016 at 8:19 am
Watch the movie "Brazil" for an example of fuzzy logic and mistaken identity. It's a hoot.
July 7, 2016 at 8:00 am
The other complicating factor is that usually the move to a new hardware platform is driven by new or upgraded software. That throws several unknowns into the mix. Since we...
April 29, 2016 at 8:15 am
One of the main reasons to virtualize is high availability, which means the possibility of vMotioning your VM to a different host. If you have a single VM that's a...
November 3, 2015 at 8:43 am
Mozart died at age 34. Most people would be hard pressed to copy his music in 34 years, but he composed, wrote it out and performed it in his short...
November 18, 2014 at 10:17 am