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Archive for November, 2008

what is mentoring?

November 30th, 2008 by Jeanne Boyarsky

What is mentoring?  Listening?  Advising?  Helping?  I was looking for the definition of mentoring today and came across some interesting things. dictionary.com lists two definitions: 1, a wise and trusted counselor or teacher. 2. an influential senior sponsor or supporter These are both correct, but not very helpful to me.  Sometime later I came across […]

This Coupon Requires a Time Machine

November 29th, 2008 by Scott Selikoff

Hope everyone is enjoying the black-Friday/cyber-Monday sales. Personally, I haven’t seen many good ones this year but I did come across this gem in my inbox. It offers an impressive 20% off all their products if you happen to own a time machine: Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! -Scott

Denormalized Databases: A better example

November 23rd, 2008 by Scott Selikoff

There were a number of comments about my recent article on the negative effects of too much database normalization so allow me to expand the topic a little more. The most consistent comment I saw was that while many of you agreed with me in principle that too much normalization can lead to poor performance, […]