I'm in Orlando this week for SQL Live as well as the Orlando SWUG meeting. With three sessions to deliver at SQL Live, working the booth there, and the session at the SWUG it is going to be a busy week. If you are in the Orlando area I hope you can stop by and say hello.


Anyway, here's a bunch of links I found on the Intertubz that you may find interersting, enjoy!


Canadian Money May Contain Animal Fat, Bank Of Canada Confirms

Gives new meaning to "put your money where your mouth is", because it's so tasty!


Everything announced at AWS re:Invent 2016

Oh, yeah, AWS: reInvent was this past week, in case you didn't know. Here's the list of everything they announced. I like the idea of Snowmobile, wonderful marketing gimmick. And now I know why Amazon operates with such thin margins, so they can afford things like Snowmobile.


Apple is reportedly using drones to beat Google Maps

Well, if the drones use Apple Maps, this might take a while.


34 tips to boost iPhone & iPad battery life

After fighting with applications slowly consuming the memory on my iMac this week I figured I would share some tips on battery life for your iPhone. Yes, I am assuming you have an iPhone, because I know you don't have a Windows Phone, but many of the tips work for Android as well.


Five Things You Need to Know About the U.K.’s Mass Surveillance Law

In case you had not heard about this, but the UK government has made it legal to do some questionable data collections.


NYPD plans to expand Smart car fleet to replace scooters

Not only are these cars adorable to look at, but I'm guessing they are a stepping stone to autonomous patrolling and data collection.


Big Data Poised to Get Much Bigger in 2017

All I want for Christmas is data, of course. Let's just hope it doesn't sit out and ROT all year.


Am I in the Christmas spirit yet? You be the judge: