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Kan U Spel?

I admit that I am a bit of a spelling and grammar Nazi. It drives me to absolute distraction when I read something and notice a spelling mistake, particularly if it is on a “professional” site such as a news or business site. When I see something like t…

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Technical nepotism…do you suffer from it?

Do you decide on a certain technology to be used because it is better or because your company already is using this product and has some experience with it?

What is nepotism anyway?

from Wikipedia

Nepotism is favoritism granted in politics or b…

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IT vs The Business

A business person is asking an IT person to implement a blog using XYZ NoSQL database and the IT person pushes back, but by the way here’s this business opportunity I thought of.

Why is it wrong for a business person to ask for an IT solution, but OK for an IT person to suggest a business solution?

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Direction of Intelligent Computing

Over the last few months, something has been sticking me in the left side of my brain as it pertains to computing and the overall feel to where we are in computing.  This came about in some great conversations during the recent MVP Summit and sparked th…

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Pesky resolutions, the two month checkup

It has been two months since I posted my resolution for 2013, you can find that post here: Ah yes, those pesky resolutions. Today I decided to take a look at how I am doing.

Read more technical books
I only read one technical book so far, this book…

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Quality, Quality Assurance, and How Not To Do It

The technical sphere seems to have very mixed definitions for the terms “Quality” and “Quality Assurance”. If “It ain’t broke” is the highest measure of quality in your company, it may be time to recalibrate expectations.

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So you want a Windows 8 Phone?

I’ve been a Droid phone user for some time now and really, couldn’t have imagined using anything else. One of the things that is always important to me is, efficiency in work. That being said, Droid has always been quick to find what I need, actually…

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PM vs. BA

How many projects have you worked on that were run by a dedicated project manager (PM)? How many were run by a business analyst (BA)? Was there a notable difference in how they were planned, scheduled and executed? For that matter, does it make a differ…

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Blogging isn’t easy unless you have support

Over the past year, and previous years, writing blogs, articles for various publications and even books, has been one of the most enjoyable aspects to my work in the data and professional development world.  Given today is the last day of 2012, this yea…

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Good service is nice, not needing service is better.

Good service is a good thing to have but it is even better if your customers don’t need any service and your product just works.

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