Kusto Day 1

I moved to a new job in Azure recently, and that job requires a data platform switch from Azure Data Lake (Cosmos) to Azure Data Explorer (Kusto). I’ve been using data technologies since the late 1990s–a little Sybase and PL/SQL, a lot of MSFT SQL Server (vs 6.5 to present)…

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eBay Amusement

It’s all about the last few seconds. I have been trying to buy a Canon L-Series f2.8 16-35mm wide-angle lens. The going price used is somewhere between $950 and $1,050. I have set a top bid at around $1,000 three times, and in the last three to seven seconds, someone…

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ARGGHH!

http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/space/01/28/free.ride.ap/http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=2571332http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2007-01-28-free-space-ride_x.htm Nothing I can say. Oracle gave him $30K in cash to pay the taxes. Which would have been enough for most people.

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Feedblitz

Another Web 2.0 experiment: Feedblitz. This blog widget should monitor my blog’s feed and, whenever I post something new, send an email of the new feed to subscribers. I’m checking it out, because I think my sister should create a Ramos-O’Neill blog featuring the adventures of Finn and Ellie, but…

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Experimenting with Wikipedia

In writing my blog entries and my manuscript, wikipedia.org has proven an incredibly useful resource. So I decided I’d try to give back a little bit. But where could I contribute? Photography? No, I don’t know enough about optics. Scooters? Even though the Vespa entry has been flagged for poor…

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Your call may be recorded for quality assurance

MoveOn.org recently sent out an email to collect donations to help CommonCause promote the development of electronic voting machines with a verifiable paper trail. I’m absolutely fascinated by the issue of paper trails because, well… have you wondered about the line “Your call may be recorded for quality assurance purposes.”…

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TSSJS: Ted’s keynote on open-source

Ted Farrell, Oracle’s Chief Architect, gave our keynote address at TheServerSide Java Symposium today (coverage in InfoWorld). Ted’s remarks reminded me of a fourth characteristic of open-source–or at least, of successful open-source projects–that I neglected to mention in my post on what makes open-source. Whether a project makes a tedious,…

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