Upcoming Events

Busy Season is officially underway.  Here's where you can find me over the next several weeks. Tonight (2017-03-23), I am giving a webinar for the Southern New England UseR Group.  My topic is data cleansing with R. This Saturday (2017-03-25), I will be in Phoenix, Arizona for SQL Saturday Phoenix.  I will give two presentations there, one…

Game blogging update and Baseball HOFs

I'm going to move future game blogging to my Patreon page. I will occasionally make comments about non-gaming (i.e. sports stuff) here, but the gaming stuff fits more over there. I'll be starting my YouTube channel soon, so keep an eye out for that! As far as the Hall of Fame voting, in all honesty, there…

The Benefits Of Technological Differentiation

Dave Mason has some early qualms about "big data" technologies like Hadoop and Spark.  Paraphrasing his argument (and splicing it with arguments I've heard from other SQL Server specialists I've talked to over the past few years), it seems that a good practitioner can replicate the examples and demos that are out there for technologies like…