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Once More Into the Bitcoin…

Last time I talked about Bitcoin, in 2011, I said this: Prices quickly went from a few dollars to around $30, although they’ve now backed off a bit to around $20/BTC (Bitcoin). And, you will notice, I was not predicting … Continue reading

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Best Reddit Yet…

Ok, I’ve only posted to reddit a couple of times, but this one will be my favorite for probably forever I expect… I posted this thread on reddit asking about an MP3 song I’ve had lying around since college, or … Continue reading

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Greedy Test Case Algorithm in a SQL Stored Proc

Here’s a straightforward problem: I have a table with a lot of fields in it (in this case, several tables — new Fact and Dimension tables in a star schema data warehouse, but, you know, any wide table will do). … Continue reading

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Horses and Olympians and Data and Such

I pick on Aaron Carroll a lot, and it’s really not that he deserves picking on, it’s in fact because he writes so much good stuff that I like that I am compelled to investigate at length.  Fortunately this time he actually asked … Continue reading

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No Man’s Sky – Finally! Nearly as good as Star Control II

I’ve long been on record (well, I’ve long said it I promise) that my favorite game ever is still Star Control II, and I’ve been waiting for a game to recapture what I loved about it. (You can download the … Continue reading

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