The pool cover came off last week, which means my kids will want to go swimming immediately even though the water is 62F degrees. Ah, to be young and foolish again. Each time they jump in it reminds me of that time I told my boss "Sure, I'd love to be the DBA despite those other guys quitting just now."


Anyway, here is this week's list of things I find amusing from around the internet, enjoy!


Microsoft to Acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion

Looks like Satya found a way to get LinkedIn to stop sending him spam emails.


Man dressed as Apple Genius steals $16,000 in iPhones from Apple Store

I know it isn't fair to compare retail theft to Apple security practices in general...but...yeah.


Twitter Hack Reminds Us Even Two-Factor Isn’t Enough

I've seen similar stories in the past but it would seem this type of attack is becoming more common. Maybe the mobile carriers can find a way to avoid social engineering attacks. If not, then this is going to get worse before it gets better.


This Year’s Cubs Might Be Better Than The Incredible ’27 Yankees

Or, they might not. Tough to tell right now, but since they are the Cubs I think I have an idea how this will end.


Identifying and quantifying architectural debt

There is a lot to digest in this one, so set aside some time and review. I promise it will help you when you sit in on design meetings, as you will be armed with information about the true cost of projects and designs.


Cold Storage in the Cloud: Comparing AWS, Google, Microsoft

Nice high-level summary of the three major providers of cold storage options. I think this is an area of importance in coming years, and the provider that starts making advances in functionality and usability will be set to corner a very large market.


The Twilight of Traceroute

As a database professional, I've used traceroute a handful of times. It's technology that is 30 years old and in need of a makeover.


Warm weather is here and I suddenly find myself thinking about long summer days at the beach with my friends and family.