Why Should a DBA Learn Hadoop?

If you are in the IT world, chances are everywhere you turn you are inundated by the word ‘Big Data’. For the longest time I was put off by the words thinking that this is just a fad that will go away. But this excellent article by Gwen Shapira – Hadoop FAQ – But What [...]

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Don’t Just Check Weather, See History Too

Originally posted 2011-03-17 07:00:00. Living in Michigan, checking weather has become second nature to me as it changes so often here. Last week it was below freezing and today it’s going to hit 60F. I usually check Weather Underground or Weather.com to get my update. I also have the Weather Channel iPhone app to check [...]

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Firefox Extensions: Picks of the week June 20 2007

Firefox Extensions: Picks of the week June 20 2007

Originally posted 2007-06-20 23:25:10. This is the second in my series of weekly Firefox Extensions – Picks of the week. To reiterate, I maintain the Top Firefox Extensions as a point of reference for anyone looking for great and useful extensions. But, there are extensions that might be useful for a specific purpose to our [...]

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Latest Android Smartphone – HTC Sensation 4G

Originally posted 2011-06-18 13:18:14. HTC has been cranking out best selling Android Smartphones. The most recent release in the HTC lineup is the HTC Sensation 4G. HTC Sensation 4G  is powerhouse in terms of hardware specs. It sports a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor running the latest Android Gingerbread software. The 4G actually works [...]

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Firefox 2.0 – Get it now!

Originally posted 2006-10-24 01:52:29. A lot of discussion is going on in the nether world about the browser war!! IE 7 has been available for download for a few days now. And Firefox 2.0 has just been released into the wild!! Actually, I read about a mistake by the Mozilla foundation by mistakenly making the [...]

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How to Send Google Reader Posts to Evernote?

How to Send Google Reader Posts to Evernote?

Originally posted 2009-09-30 08:00:43. I was just really geeked about Evernote for Windows 3.5 beta and its new features. If you use both Evernote and Google Reader, I promise you will love this tip. I store a lot of Google Reader links to Delicious for later reading. But, Evernote has become a repository of my [...]

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iTunes-Like Syncing for the Rest of Us

Originally posted 2010-06-16 11:20:00. If you use a iPod or an iPhone, you are probably used to using iTunes to easily sync you music and media to your device. But, if you are using one of the hundreds of other devices out there and want a simple syncing solution to share your media between computers [...]

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Firefox 3.6.4 Protects Against Flash Crash

Originally posted 2010-04-22 07:00:00. It is so annoying to have your Firefox browser crash because a plugin like Adobe Flash, Apple QuickTime or Microsoft Silverlight crashed. The new version of Firefox 3.6.4 (beta now available for download) protects your browser from crashing because a page with Flash, QuickTime or Silverlight malfunctioned. The webpage and Firefox [...]

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Firefox Extensions: Picks of the Week 08-03-13

Originally posted 2008-03-13 05:00:23. Elliott Spitzer, the New York state Governor, resigns after getting caught in a prostitution ring. Every news outlet is repeating how he spent $80,000 on hookers. How about we take a break from that and look at some cool Firefox extensions? Bookmark Previews: Have you seen the CoverFlow in Apple products? [...]

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Convert Your Ubuntu Linux to a Mac With Macbuntu

Originally posted 2010-10-25 07:00:00. As a fan of technology, I am not tied to any particular OS. I use Windows XP on my work laptop, Ubuntu Linux 10.04 on my work desktop, run Windows 7 on my home desktop and Mac OS X on my 21.5” Apple iMac. I like to try the best of [...]

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Amazon Offers Free Year of Prime Shopping For Students

Originally posted 2010-07-13 11:00:00. Amazon Prime is an enticing program and you can really get used to getting a free 2-day shipping for anything you purchase.Plus, there are also some exclusive email deals from time to time. Amazon is extending a free year of Amazon Prime for Students to students with a valid .edu email [...]

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Deal: Western Digital TV Mini Media Player $50 FS

Originally posted 2010-03-31 11:16:00. If you have tons of digital media like movies, music and photos in your external hard drives or computer and have no way of watching them on your TV? Western Digital, WD TV Mini Media Player offers an affordable easy solution to do just that without breaking your bank. It turns [...]

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Mozilla Labs Brings Out a Social Sharing Firefox Extension

Originally posted 2010-12-15 08:00:00. I am a huge fan of software from Mozilla Labs – Firefox being one the graduates from there. They also brought out several interesting ones like Mozilla Prism, Ubiquity, Firefox Sync, BeSpin,  etc. F1 is a new social sharing Firefox extension. Once installed, it makes it easy to share web links [...]

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New Flock Social Browser Based on Chromium

Originally posted 2010-08-24 11:30:00. Just when we were thinking the good old social browser Flock is dying a slow death, they have come back renewed! Flock has just released a new version of their social browser this time based on Chromium. Chromium is the open source browser project Google made Open Source when they released [...]

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Simple Task Management with Todoist

Simple Task Management with Todoist

Originally posted 2007-06-18 12:10:28. We are faced with mounds of tasks everyday. We get through them and attack them and get them out of our way in different ways. And we forget some of them resulting in stress not just to us but even to people around us. Task Management tools aim at aiding this [...]

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