Our long national nightmare is over

I had no idea this was happening. It almost makes up for Boston winning another World Series. Apparently, there was a time when Tim McCarver didn't suck. If that's true, it has been over for some time. Tim McCarver isn't the worst announcer in history. He's still pretty terrible, though. Take a tip from pro wrestling:…

Candy From Babies

NoSQLMap now exists.  It took a while for developers to figure out that SQL injection is a bad thing (and sadly, there are still quite a few who still don't get it).  Many of the developers who have gone overboard on the NoSQL movement will need to re-learn the same lesson, probably as painfully as…

Web Site Down

Obamacare gets better and better.  Considering that the site crashed and burned with "a few hundred users," I'm going to call this the most successful federal website ever. In the meantime, another Obamacare supporter finds out how bad Obamacare really is.  Good thing this program bent the cost curve!

Sherman On Concussions

Richard Sherman has an interesting article on concussions in football and probably speaks for a large number of defensive players.  I'm a pretty strong normative individualist, so I respect his choice.  The question for me is, how does a player who doesn't want to run a high risk of concussions play in a league with…

Worse Than 404

Obamacare's awesome development team (pulled straight from the New York Port Authority's list of top union members) has a website which is sending out garbage 834s.  So even if you are one of the lucky(?) few to get far enough through the process that you actually select a plan, there's a good chance that your…

And… I just threw up a little.

I hate you so much, AFC North guy that isn't Jamison Hensley. If Tim Couch were drafted next year and played behind a vastly superior offensive line, I think he'd surprise a lot of people. He wasn't great at anything, but he was decent at everything. If I were to pick a modern QB to…

Oh, Hek(aton)

Nic Cain on Hekaton In-Memory OLTP.  One additional limitation that Nic doesn't bring up is the lack of foreign key and check constraints. I'm pretty optimistic about the future of in-memory databases (pun not intended), but this is a V1 product with a lot of limitations.  My initial primary use case would be for staging…