Independent Contractor

A story I want to tell…

It doesn’t need to be told. That would be me making too much of myself if I really believed that anyone had to hear me. The only reason for me to write is to express […]

Please don’t charge me more; but, also, do not make me an exception to a policy. Establish a sound policy, and make sure it is taught. By taught, I mean chain-wide, not store-wide or shift-wide. […]

Shoe Shine Mister?

It is hard to imagine how I could have been so young and had such a job. Saturday mornings at the local, four-chair barber ship in the Colonial Village shopping center in Arlington Virginia. It […]

This little experiment has big implications. Oracle RAC was ruled out on AWS because the disks could not be shared. Within the past year there have been installations of Oracle RAC using iSCSI devices as […]

What do you do when you become responsible for an Oracle database that has been running for three years, accumulating nobody really knows what, other than it’s all very important. You have the Window 2008 […]

When returning something to Target or Walmart, not only can they access your purchase by the receipt, they can access it via your credit card. Their no-hassle return policies are well-defined, and even when an item can’t […]

The Holocaust was the systematic annihilation of six million Jews by the Nazi regime during World War 2. In 1933 approximately nine million Jews lived in the 21 countries of Europe that would be occupied […]

The effort behind the AWS button push does not appear accidentally. RDS makes it appear so simple. The only reason for me to build on EC2 is the ability to shut down certain configurations depending on […]

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