Sometimes I Just Shake My Head – Security Problem

At times I have discussed security on this blog and mentioned the challenges of being secure when using M2M. However, this post has nothing to do with Consona.

I read several blogs on a regular basis for programming and SQL information. In fact, I think I’ll list the blogs I recommend in […]

I'm a Cowboy, On a Steel Horse I Ride

I got an e-mail from one of my readers asking me if something was wrong because I haven’t been posting as much as I normally do.

I love this bike.

Most people don’t believe me when I tell them, but I am actually a long distance bicyclist, or rather I […]

Just Call Me Dr. Mario

This is just a friendly reminder to be careful out there and not just with your e-mail.

Yesterday when I logged into Facebook, I had a message from an old friend from high school. It said the following:

it seemms youu’re reallly drrunk on thhis videeo. (Link Removed)

Since I don’t drink, I knew this was […]

My First Computer and Gaming History – Tagged

I was tagged again by Brent Ozar in which I am asked about my first computer and favorite games.

The first computers I used were Apple II and and the TRS 80 Color Computer. Gotta love the Tape drive goodness, and I actually used punch cards with the Apple. Yes, I am […]

Things you know now… Tagged.

My friend Brent Ozar, SQL Server Ninja, passed on a tag which asked “what do you wish you knew when you were starting?”

Here are some of the things that immediately came to mind.

Make a manual backup before doing anything to M2M.

Over the years I have been tempted to make small changes to certain […]

California Dreaming and Shop Floor Data Collection

I’ve had several people message me asking how my trip to California went so I thought I would blog about it. Anyway, I was there for eight days evenly divided between consulting and recreation.

My primary reason for the trip was to implement Shop Floor Data Collection for an affiliate company near Los […]

Merry Christmas Everyone

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you folks a Merry Christmas and thank you for reading my ramblings.

As an adult I have to buy my own presents, so this year I bought a few things that interested me.

I bought a couple of these:

Star […]

As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly!

Well, Thanksgiving is just a week away. Every year about this time I remember one of the funniest episodes of any television show in history. Of course, I am referring to the WKRP in Cinncinati’s Turkey Drop and I still laugh every time I see it.

It’s a helicopter, and […]

Some are born geeks, some achieve geekiness, and some have geekiness thrust upon them….

I like to think of myself as an alpha geek. Geekiness is something to be respected, enjoyed, and promoted. Let me share some of my “geek cred” with you.

For example I….

Learned BASIC on a Radio Shack TRS80 Model 3 and I still have 5.25″ floppies which contain my early programming efforts.
Have […]

Vegas Confessions with Many Pictures (Safe for Work)

Although nothing happened like the last time I went to Vegas, I still managed to get myself in few weird situations.

I stayed in Vegas until Sunday evening but during the conference I was too tired to do much else besides have dinner with co-workers afterward. However, I started venturing out Friday and […]

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