Archive | July, 2009

29 July 2009 20 Comments

Using a simple Python script for End-to-End Data Transformation and ETL (Part 1)

In the Data Transformation Services (DTS) / Extract Transform and Load (ETL) world these days we’ve got a LOT of expensive ass products. Some are good, some are marginal, and some are pieces of over-complicated (and poorly performing) java-based shit. But, hey, enough with the negativity – I digress, I just want to show you […]

16 July 2009 2 Comments

I don’t mind ugly people, but I do mind people who make ugly faces…

I saw a girl today crossing the street in front of me as I patiently sat at a red light. My first reaction was pretty neutral – I thought, “Eh, its just some cute, young college girl” – my city is full of them due to all the schools in the capital district, and they […]

15 July 2009 2 Comments

The State of Flow, Hidden Passions, and Drudgery

Have you ever had an activity that you became totally lost in – where time either flashed by in an instant or seemed to stand still – your entire concentration was on that task at hand and the rest of the world just kind of faded away temporarily? Well, then you have experienced the “State […]

14 July 2009 1 Comment

Bike Path + Reflective Sunglasses = Mean Walkers

This is just a test of the FlipCam + uploading to YouTube + Posting in WordPress. Don’t expect anything amazing.

13 July 2009 1 Comment

The UFC needs a Michael Jordan, not a Michael Vick

You stay classy, Brock Lesnar! Before you think I’m just writing a rant (which it is), take a minute to think about how this relates in the marketing world. Its somewhere between an industrial accident and a PR stunt, depending on where the truth lies and who you believe. Either way, its creating a new […]