Monthly Archives: August 2010

Insensitive Rosa Parks

In general, I’m very happy with Obama, but I was disappointed about something he said recently relating to┬áthe proposed Muslim community center 2 blocks from Ground Zero. At first, I was elated that he’d finally spoke out about how Muslims … Continue reading

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Email Addiction

This is in response to a post by Dr. Dan Ariely: http://danariely.com/2010/08/23/back-to-school-1/ I’ve always bemoaned email as a form of communication. As you pointed out, most of it is junk. There are a few important emails sprinkled in there, but … Continue reading

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Immutability -> Safer Denormalization

Denomalization in database design is generally considered a bad thing TM, but it can make some operations much faster and more convenient. One way to make denormalization safer is to have immutable fields. For example, let’s say you have the … Continue reading

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Meaning at Work in High-Tech

This is in response to a blog post by Dr. Dan Ariely: http://danariely.com/2010/08/05/an-interview-with-miguel-barbosa/ Ug.. Unfortunately, this is a common occurrence in the high-tech industry. I know many people (including myself) who have had similar experiences and know the feeling all … Continue reading

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